Urban Scandinavian Sewing

Author: Kirstyn Cogan
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617450162
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stitch your way to Scandinavian style as you embrace minimal, sleek design. Luxuriate in the textures of summery linens and winter wools as you sew 18 projects, from upscale home decor to wearables. You’ll love the chic yet beginner-friendly stitching and embroidery patterns—the perfect way to embellish ready-mades or to sew from scratch. These projects offer beautiful, functional designs for contemporary living. Designer and author Kirstyn Cogan immerses you in her Nordic culture, with handcrafted modern items to make for your home and family—plus scrumptious-sounding recipes and scintillating tidbits about the regional traditions.

Scandinavian Stitches

Author: Kajsa Wikman
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607051648
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first flowers of spring, the smell of the sea, the warm colors of the maple leaves... inspire Kajsa to stitch, sew, and share. Each season is a new beginning and a great excuse to take on a new project. Her bright, colorful designs are sure to make you smile.

Scandinavian Quilt Style

Author: Trinne Bakke
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446301425
Format: PDF, ePub
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This title offers over 40 gorgeous ideas, from appliqued embellishments to patchwork quilts. Projects include ingenious ways for crafters to turn their fabric scraps, stray buttons, worn clothes and old furnishings into beautiful gifts and ideas for the home. Detailed techniques section is ideal for beginners and experts alike, with additional advice on using rich, traditional colors and rustic fabrics in a modern way.

Nordic Crafts

Author: Mia Underwood
Publisher: Cico Books
ISBN: 9781782490463
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Scandinavian style has never been more desirable, with its emphasis on natural materials, light and fresh colours, and classic motifs. Mia Underwood inherited her love of making things from her Danish grandmother, and she understands both the techniques and the heritage of crafts from Scandinavia. In Nordic Crafts she presents 35 new projects which reflect the traditions of the Scandinavian countries, with a modern twist. Projects for the home include a novel bread basket, and a deer's head made of fabric. For a child's room, there is a doorstop in the shape of an elephant, and a woodland scene to hang in the window. For playtime, felt animal masks will fire your child's imagination, while nisse--mischievous elves--are easy to make from scraps of wool. The Danish love of coziness and comfort--'hygge'--is reflected in patterns for felted slippers, embroidered mittens, and snoods for both adults and children. Finally, there are things to make for the celebrations that come round every year, including the all-important Christmas decorations, and ideas for decorating your home at Easter, in the Scandinavian way.

The Gnome Craft Book

Author: Thomas Berger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780863157219
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The perfect craft book for fans of Gnomeo and Juliet and Gnome Alone.

Sew Scandinavian

Author: Kajsa Kinsella
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782496254
Format: PDF
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35 step-by-step sewing projects that encapsulate the simplicity and elegance of Scandinavian style.

I Brake for Yard Sales

Author: Lara Spencer
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613125690
Format: PDF, Docs
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Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends’ homes with her fabulous finds. In I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house. Looking for the newest arrivals at your local thrift shops? After busy Saturdays and no-pick-up Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the best days to shop for fresh items. Peppered with wisdom from world-renowned appraisers whom Lara knows from her previous work on Antiques Roadshow as well as contributions from well-known designers, this book also features the house of comedienne and good friend Kathy Griffin, which Spencer herself refurbished and decorated.

Scandinavian Needlecraft

Author: Clare Youngs
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781907030222
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fans of the clean, elegant lines of traditional Scandinavian style are sure to be inspired by the 35 sewing projects in this book. Incorporating the finest elements of Scandinavian crafting traditions, inspiration is taken from a range of backgrounds including classic folk art, as well as more contemporary sources. These delightful designs, each with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, will have you itching to get stitching. Arranged into five chapters, the projects work with a wide variety of fabrics: there are adorable fleece and felt baby bootees finished with French knots, classic embroidered gingham napkins, and a striped machine-embroidered apron. A wide range of techniques are employed, including appliqué, cut work, patchwork, decorative machine stitching, shadow work, and ribbon work. Basic stitches such as herringbone, cross stitch, Danish knots, blanket stitch, and satin stitch are also used to great effect. Simplicity is always at the heart of Clare’s designs, and with step-by-step artworks and such clear instructions, anyone can have a go and will be surprised how quickly beautiful pieces can be made.

Cool Couture

Author: Kenneth D King
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1616733667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Cool Couture is a home sewer’s guide to professional, designer-quality construction and finishing. Fashion designer Kenneth King provides step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture. He provides his own shortcuts, careful instruction, and advice to help home sewers of every level produce impeccable results. Each technique is presented with simple how-to drawings and detailed step-by-step instruction. Fashion-forward photographs of the designer’s own couture garments and tight shots of fabrics and construction and decorative detail show the finished effects. This book is an essential reference book of couture techniques for home sewers.

Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies

Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609294
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.