Craft in America

Author: Jo Lauria
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 0307346471
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Accessible and readable and lively illustrated, CRAFT IN AMERICA will explore the historical, social and cultural significance of craft, focussing on the last century. While showcasing some of the greatest works of the last century, CRAFT IN AMERICA will delve deeply into the psychology of craft to show how it fulfills a need we share as Americans.

The Craft of Light

Author: Ru Emerson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497604036
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Three unsuspecting visitors arrive in a world of magical adventure, only to discover an ancient Thread-wielder has summoned them. For this sorceress, shapeshifter, and soldier, each is destined to play a vital role in restoring peace to the throne of the duke, Aletto, the rightful heir of Zelharri. But secret powers are at work, and for Lialla, the outcast duchess, intrigue and peril finds her at every turn. And while her powers are fierce and fearsome, the magic known as Hell-Light has an uncanny way of determining your fate. What had seemed a time of peace has suddenly erupted into something far more dangerous than any could have foresaw. Don't miss the entire "Night-Threads" Series: The Calling of the Three, The Two in Hiding, One Land One Duke, The Craft of Light, The Art of the Sword, and The Science of Power

The Shape of Craft

Author: Ezra Shales
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780238843
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today when we hear the word “craft,” a whole host of things come immediately to mind: microbreweries, artisanal cheeses, and an array of handmade objects. Craft has become so overused, that it can grate on our ears as pretentious and strain our credulity. But its overuse also reveals just how compelling craft has become in modern life. In The Shape of Craft, Ezra Shales explores some of the key questions of craft: who makes it, what do we mean when we think about a crafted object, where and when crafted objects are made, and what this all means to our understanding of craft. He argues that, beyond the clichés, craft still adds texture to sterile modern homes and it provides many people with a livelihood, not just a hobby. Along the way, Shales upends our definition of what is handcrafted or authentic, revealing the contradictions in our expectations of craft. Craft is—and isn’t—what we think.

The Craft of the Warrior

Author: Robert L. Spencer
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 1583941436
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A textbook and reference manual on the development of personal and spiritual power using the teachings and approaches of Carlos Castaneda, Dan Millman, the Shambala work, G.I. Gurdjieff, the Feldenkrais Method, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming"--Provided by publisher.

Silver s Threads

Author: Penny Reilly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493136976
Format: PDF
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...long awaited sequel to Warp and Weft ...journey now on the Silken Web where... ...the Wheel of the year has turned twice since Sybille disappeared mysteriously and the women charged with fi nding her have grown beyond recognition..., as has the group who gathered from all realms to help... ...Sam fl ew through the Aethers, unfettered, free of all human burden and pain. A cool, fragrant wind, ruffl ed long fl ight quills, all memory gone, of who or what she was, had been or ever would be, in that moment. Carried under a cloak of musky-sweet feathers; safe, a gentle recall emerged of warm arms and soft down. ...Then, something was pulling at her, tugging at her mind insistently; ‘Sam,’ she heard. ‘Sam, come back, it’s not your time to leave.’ ...An acrid odour seared her nostrils; offensive, as burnt feathers or hair and she fought to maintain her blissful fl ight away from the realms of pain and dark matters. ...A voice grew stronger, this one deeper, a masculine melodic tone; Morgan sang to her, calling her back... ‘Life is a struggle when we see through the veil... hands become fragile; skin fair and pale. Come home from the dreaming... come back to this place, now’s no time to travel, come home from this space. You are a dreamer, one who sees true... memories awaken ...feather’s blue-black hue. Free fl ying... falling... then higher you soar, come home from your dreaming... there is more... so much more.’ ...Come with them on the next stage of the search as Sam learns disturbing and heartbreaking things about her passage through the ‘Between’.

Thread Painting

Author: Jenny McWhinney
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781863513159
Format: PDF
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Every enticing page displays beautiful and contemporary home accents, stylish wearables, modern keepsakes to treasure, unique wrappings, and much more. Ribbon basics introduce the different types, and provide tips on cutting, handling, securing, and storing. Then start weaving together a Zesty Mosaic Tray (made with cherished scraps too pretty to toss away); a simple-to-weave, super-hot Sun, Sand, and Sea Tote; a glittery 24-Karat Bow for a special gift; Silky Lingerie Bag; Pin Pillow; plus exquisite edgings and borders for linens and clothes. A Selection of the Crafter’s Choice Book Club.

Make It Glow

Author: Emily Coker
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680451014
Format: PDF, Docs
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Everyone loves to play with light and this collection of kid-ready LED projects will have young Makers exploring electricity and electronics while opening up a world of endless fun! Makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, and parents will be drawn to the decorative and exciting possibilities of the projects in Make It Glow. Filled with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow, this beautiful book features 21 exciting projects that can be completed by even the youngest Maker. You'll start with ultra simple projects and then tackle increasingly complicated ones. Building upon lessons learned in earlier projects ensures that kids learn and succeed. Everyone will be thrilled by the fun, decorative designs that result as you develop new ways to unleash your creativity! With Make It Glow, you'll learn to make: Blue-light greeting cardsEyes in the dark FlickerbugsLight-up fairy wingsAn illuminated tote bagA bouquet of electric rosesand more! Featuring beautifully photographed inspirational projects for kids and adults, Make It Glow helps you learn the basics of electronics and soft circuits to create costumes, home decorations, clothing, jewelry, and more. What will you illuminate?

Better Off Thread

Author: Amanda Lee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698186524
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour... Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t refuse—especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer—until the hospital’s administrator is found murdered. Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it’s up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe’s name—before someone else winds up crossed off Santa’s list for good...