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The Weekend Crafter: Gourd Crafts: From Bowls to Birdhouses, 20 Great Projects to Dye, Paint, Cut, Carve, Bead and Woodburn in a Weekend

The many virtues of the humble gourd have been recognized for centuries. Used throughout the ages as storage vessels, dishes, utensils, musical instruments, and decorative items, gourds are a favorite craft material nowadays, affording an ideal surface for painting, carving, wood burning, cutting, and otherwise embellishing. Ginger Summit's excellent directions, supplemented with clear, step-by-step photos, demonstrate all these techniques, in which you learn to transform various gourd shapes into masks, candleholders, bracelets, numerous containers, and many other items. The designs complement the medium perfectly and make for relatively simple projects. A resource page lists suppliers and contact information for tools and the dried gourds themselves. --Amy Handy


The Weekend Crafter: Basketry : 18 Easy & Beautiful Baskets to Make (Weekend Crafter)

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Color Works: The Crafter's Guide to Color

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The Paper Crafters Bible

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The Weekend Crafter: Feltmaking: Fabulous Wearables, Jewelry & Home Accents

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The Portable Crafter: Crochet (Portable Crafter)

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The Crafter's Complete Guide to Collage

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The Weekend Crafter: Making Gingerbread Houses : Dozens of Delectable Designs & Ideas (Weekend Crafter)

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The Weekend Crafter: Polymer Clay: 20 Weekend Projects Using New & Exciting Techniques

Polymer clay lends itself to an astonishing array of applications. Its ready adaptability means that different techniques can give it radically different looks, from jade, slate, or inlaid wood to ceramic, pewter, bronze, or fantasy materials. The 20 projects in this well-presented book embody all these effects and more, featured in clear, step-by-step directions and good how-to photos. The bold designs--by the author and contributing artists--include the usual categories (jewelry, buttons, a bowl, a box, and a frame) as well as the less expected (salt and pepper shakers, ceiling fan pulls, cabinet knobs, a clock, a light switch plate, bookmarks). Novices should be able to handle most of these, while more experienced polymer clay crafters may enjoy adapting the techniques to their own project designs. --Amy Handy


The Weekend Crafter: Rubber Stamp Carving: Techniques, Designs & Projects

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The Crafter's Design Library: Fantasy (Crafter's Design Library)

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The Weekend Crafter: Painting Floorcloths: 20 Canvas Rugs to Stamp, Stencil, Sponge, and Spatter in a Weekend

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Christmas Gifts Under $10 (Clever Crafter Series)

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The Weekend Crafter: Mosaics: Inspirational Ideas and Practical Projects for the Weekend

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The Weekend Crafter: Knitting: 20 Simple & Stylish Wearables for Beginners

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A Crafter's Book Of Santas: More Than 50 Festive Projects

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The Portable Crafter: Knitting (Portable Crafter.)

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The Weekend Crafter: Metal Embossing: 20 Simple Projects with Aluminum, Copper & Brass Foils

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The Weekend Crafter: Paper Quilling: Stylish Designs and Practical Projects to Make in a Weekend

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The Weekend Crafter: Soapmaking: 20 Terrific Melt & Pour Projects

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The Weekend Crafter: Papermaking: Beautiful Papers and Projects to Make in a Weekend

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Decorating Inside and Out (Clever Crafter Series)

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The Weekend Crafter: Woodcarving: 20 Great Projects for Beginners & Weekend Carvers

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One-Hour Christmas Crafts (Clever Crafter Series)

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The Weekend Crafter: Making Books And Journals: 20 Great Weekend Projects

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How to Show & Sell Your Crafts: The Crafter's Complete Guide on How to Display Work at Shows and Make Profitable Sales

Thorough, well presented, and easy to read, this volume is a terrific guide to many aspects of selling your crafts at shows. The first section covers market research, setting prices, handling publicity, and building a stronger public image of yourself as a crafter. The second section explains how to achieve effective craft-show displays, as well as commercial displays for products that are placed in retail shops. Section three explores salesmanship: what to do at craft shows to increase sales, how to interact properly and effectively with customers, and how to close a sale. Throughout the book, charts, lists, diagrams, and worksheets provide further help and enable you to evaluate specific aspects of your own situation, such as ideal customer profiles, price comparison studies, and effectiveness of your current display. How to Show & Sell Your Crafts is a very user-friendly guide for anyone pursuing the craft-show path.


The Weekend Crafter: Crochet: 20 Simple and Stylish Designs to Wear

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Crafter's Cornucopia CD-ROM and Book (Dover Full-Color Electronic Design)

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Fashions for Small Dolls (Creative Crafters)

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Crafters Design Library: Florals (Crafter's Design Library)

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Crafter's Design Library: Christmas (Crafter's Design Library)

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The Weekend Crafter: Beading: From Necklaces to Napkin Rings, 20 Easy and Creative Projects to Make in a Weekend

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Easy Airbrush Projects for Crafters & Decorative Painters

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Tools of the Cowboy Trade: Today's Crafters of Saddles, Bits, Spurs, and Trappings

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The Crafter's Guide to Pricing Your Work

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The Weekend Crafter: Painting Ceramics: Easy Projects & Stylish Designs to Paint in a Weekend

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The Weekend Crafter: Stained Glass: Stylish Designs and Practical Projects to Make in a Weekend

A nice primer for the stained glass novice, this guide keeps most of the designs simple and the colors bright. An introductory section covers the basics; 16 well-demonstrated step-by-step projects (with patterns included) include frames, panels, candle cubes, light catchers, and pendants. Photo galleries of other items by the author and contributing artists offer yet more ideas. --Amy Handy


The Weekend Crafter: Marbling: Easy & Elegant Projects for Paper & Fabric

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Handmade Gifts Under $10 (Clever Crafter Series)

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Creative Collage for Crafters: Techniques, Projects, Inspirations

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The Weekend Crafter: Etching Glass: 20 Simple, Elegant Projects to Etch with Easy-to-Use Creams and Liquids

The authors of this lovely addition to the Weekend Crafter series believe that glass etching is the ultimate simplicity-seeker's craft, a process that achieves beauty through the art of removal. In other words, by applying one of the new, safe etching creams or liquids over a masked-out pattern to take away part of the glass surface, even beginners can create beautiful pieces that successfully mimic the look of old-fashioned glass etchings--the kind that generally require harmful chemicals or expensive blasting equipment. With complete pattern templates and excellent step-by-step instructions (each accompanied by an individual how-to photo), the book offers 20 projects ranging from glasses, bottles, canisters, and drawer pulls to a punch bowl set, table, and room divider. A gallery of artist-created pieces provides further inspiration. --Amy Handy


The Portable Crafter: Beading (Portable Crafter)

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The Weekend Crafter: Macrame: 20 Great Projects to Knot

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101 Christmas Ornaments (Clever Crafter Series)

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Painting is the practice of applying pigment suspended in a carrier (or medium) and a binding agent (a glue) to a surface (support) such as paper, canvas or a wall.

Drawing is one of many ways to making an image; it is the process of making marks on a surface by applying pressure from or moving a tool on the surface. These marks may represent what the artist sees when drawing, a remembered or imagined scene or abstraction.

Sculpture is any three-dimensional form created as an artistic expression. Sculpture is primarily concerned with space: occupying it, relating to it, and influencing the perception of it.

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