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Craft metal has endless decorative possibilities. It is pliable and can be wrapped around or adhered to any surface you can imagine.
This book is all about using coloured craft metal – decorating it by means of embossing, cutting out designs, adding further colour, taking away colour and filling in 3D designs and much more – to customise blanks and found objects for your home. You will learn more about the metal and supporting mediums, and how to use the tools and familiarise yourself with several techniques, all of which can be applied in making more than 50 decorative and functional items.
The original projects were designed and created specifically to show-case a variety of techniques and applications, including:
The projects range from beginners to advanced level and from quick ideas to masterpieces that will take longer to complete. Magnificent photographs of the finished objects will inspire you while step-by-step instructions and photographs will help you to get started right away.
Handwerkmetaal het eindelose versierpotensiaal. Dit is buigsaam en kan om bykans enige oppervlak gevou of daarop geplak word. Hierdie boek fokus op gekleurde handwerkmetaal - hoe dit versier kan word met bosseleerwerk, uitsnywerk, die byvoeg of wegneem van kleur, 3D-ontwerpe wat ingevul word en vele meer - en hoe jy daarmee unieke items vir jou tuiste kan skep. Leer meer oor metaal en items waarop dit aangebring kan word, hoe om die nodige gereedskap te gebruik, en hoe om verskeie tegnieke toe te pas wat almal gebruik kan word om die meer as 50 dekoratiewe of funksionele items te skep. Die oorspronklike projekte is spesifiek ontwerp en geskep om die groot verskeidenheid tegnieke en toepassings te demonstreer, soos: Die oordra en natrek van ontwerpe; Hoe om met eenvoudige handgereedskap tekstuur te skep; Die gebruik van bosseleerapparaat soos die cuttlebug om tekstuur, patrone en uitsnywerk te skep; Afrondingstegnieke soos skuurwerk, veroudering en verf; Herwinning en hergebruik; Wenke en raad om prosesse te vereenvoudig. Daar is projekte vir alle vaardigheidsvlakke, van beginners tot gesoute handwerkers, en maklike items wat blitsvinnig gemaak kan word tot meesterstukke wat langer sal neem om te voltooi. Manjifieke foto's van die voltooide items sal jou inspireer en jy kan danksy die stap-vir-stap foto's en aanwysings sommer dadelik aan die werk spring.
Carolyn Metcalfe's guiding principles are harmony and balance. She loves the quiet and settled sequence of things in repose and the collected peace found in shadow.
She is one who must always meet with the mien of eccentric detail and bring a herbarium order to the field; a medieval simplicity - illuminated in a bowl big enough from which to feed the choir.
This art calendar showcases a stunning array of sugar skulls - a traditional part of the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead, which focuses on remembering loved ones that have died. These skulls made from sugar are bright and colourful works of art in their own right and will make a beautiful adornment to your wall. The datepad features previous and next month's views.
Ideal for beginner or seasoned crafters Includes 15 original and inspiring projects Cheap and quick ideas with stunning results Whether you're new to woodwork, an old hat with a bit of wood you'd like to use up or just curious to discover what you can create this book is for you. Nina Tolstrup has devised 15 simple, beautifully made projects from one block of wood. There's no need to worry about buying new materials - this eco-friendly selection will ensure that you'll have all the help you need to use up those leftovers. Nina demonstrates the versatility of this easy-to-work with material. The ideas range from a stylish Garden Bird Feeder to a sturdy Doorstop and Herb Box. It's as easy as it sounds. Other titles in the series include One Ball of Wool, One Piece of Fabric and One Piece of Paper.
Vanities celebrates an extraordinary private collection of gold, silver and jewelled boxes made to contain cosmetics, lipsticks, mirrors, combs and change. The examples displayed here in all their miniature glory range from an exquisite early-Ching-period box to dazzling contemporary designs; but all are little miracles of the art and craft of the metal worker and the jeweller.
'Both essential and informative, useful information and sheer blade porn. Tim Hayward explores the world of knives with enthusiasm and authority.'Anthony Bourdain
'Hayward, one of the ... best food writers alive, every page a different blade, glintingly pictured and lovingly described. Kitchen porn but not sinister: A cook's gotta chop, a cook's gotta mince' Simon Schama in New York Times
Knife is a love-letter to this essential culinary tool - its form, history and creation. The knife can be the most functional utensil or the most exquisite piece of design - avid collectors pay jaw-dropping sums for a piece of Japanese hand-crafted steel, made according to traditions that date back thousands of years.
Through interviews with knife-makers, chefs and collectors, acclaimed food writer Tim Hayward explores how the relationship between cook and blade has shaped the both the knife itself, and the ways we prepare and eat food all over the world. From Damascus blades to Chinese cleavers and sushi knives, at the heart of Knife is a fascinating guide to 40 different types of knife, each with its own unique story, detailed description and stunning photographs.
Lavishly illustrated and designed, and as cool, personal and desirable as the most intricately crafted deba, Knife opens up the world of this most covetable of culinary implements.
This is possibly the coolest book I have ever seen. Glorious in content, geeky in text and engaging in photography. This is every cook's must-have reference book! I love it.' Tom Kerridge
'Tim Hayward is the most serious cookery writer I know. Whatever he says, I will listen. Whatever he writes, I will buy' Len Deighton
'A gleaming, razor-sharp paean to the chef s greatest weapon in Knife by Tim Hayward. Both eloquent and encyclopaedic, Knife is the ultimate book of blades' Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday
Using simple techniques, Tuscany-based woodworkers Samina Langholz and Andrea Brugi teach you how to make 20 beautiful wood objects for the home. From an egg cup made from a reclaimed beam and broom handle to a chopping board featuring a hand-carved "butterfly" - an old trick for stabilising a crack - here are a wonderful selection of approachable carpentry projects that don't require complicated tools, and can be done easily in the home. Suitable for all levels of expertise - even the complete beginner - the simple and accessible step-by-step instructions are accompanied by stunning location photography. Inspired by the rustic lifestyle of rural Italy and the unspoiled views of olive groves that surround them, Samina and Andrea make beautiful carpentry pieces and this book will inspire you to recreate them in your own home.
Among the many treasures of the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, are hundreds of chess and other games pieces dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries ce. Intricately crafted in a rich variety of materials, including ivory, wood, ceramic, glass, jade and agate, these tiny objects are of enormous historical and artistic significance. They not only mark the evolution of familiar games into their modern forms, but also evoke the imperial palaces, military camps and herders' tents in which they were played over many centuries, from the Sasanian period through the Islamic era in Central Asia, Iran, present-day Iraq and northern India. The chess pieces include both early figural sets and the more abstract forms that later became popular throughout the Islamic world. Dice, pachesi sets and a medieval Arabic treatise on chess complete the collection.
Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, colour-way and scale. Yet what all have in common is the regularity of repetition, that insistent rhythm that animates a flat surface with a sense of movement and vitality and gives it depth. Evident in the arrangement of petals on a flower head, the branching growth of stems and vines, the spirals of a seashell - pattern is inherent in the natural world that surrounds us. Powerful and transformative, pattern has an irrepressible joie de vivre. With more than 1,500 illustrations of patterns from all ages and cultures, Pattern Design is a visual feast. This comprehensive compendium is arranged thematically according to type, with chapters on Flora, Fauna, Pictorial, Geometric and Abstract designs. These broad categories are supplemented by in-depth features highlighting the work of key designers from the rich history of pattern-making - such as William Morris, Sonia Delaunay, Charles and Ray Eames, Lucienne Day and Orla Kiely - along with sections detailing the characteristic motifs of key period styles from Baroque to Art Deco.
Featuring some of the most important contemporary tattoo artists
who are making cutting-edge graphics, typography, and customized
artistic masterpieces. "Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo" is a
unique collection of the designs of the most creative contemporary
tattoo artists from around the world. These contemporary tattooists
are, first and foremost, artists creating tattoo designs inked on
the human body as well as works for galleries and personal
collections. Curated by the renowned artist JK5 and including work
from over twenty distinguished artists, such as Stephanie Tamez,
Mike Giant, and Scott Harrison, "Tatt Book" explores the intricate
customized body art and also the artwork these "inking" geniuses do
outside the tattoo studio. This will be an indispensable reference
catalogue for type forms, illustration, fine art, and design in a
time where tattoos are a mark of personal creativity and
When Harold Hall was Editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine, he was surprised by how just so many of his readers had no access to a workshop at home, or even at college. This book presents a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworking activities including model engineering, model making, car restoration and clockmaking. It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and lighting, condensation plus health and safety factors. It then explains in detail the choice of various tools and equipment for differing tasks so the new workshop owner can avoid making unwise purchases. The book is based on a very popular series of articles which originally appeared in the pages of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine, and which have been revised for publication in this edition.
The debate over the merits of power tools vs. hand tools has raged for years, but the bottom line is that you need both to be a successful woodworker. Machinery provides efficiency for labor-intensive tasks such as sawing and planing, whereas hand tools are used to create fine details that machines can't duplicate. Power tools don't replace hand tools, they complement them. In Woodworking with Power Tools, expert craftsmen and craftswomen explain how they choose, maintain, and use every kind of power tool, from tablesaws to plunge routers, bandsaws to bench planers. There's advice on tool maintenance, techniques for getting the most from your tools, and projects made using power tools. With clear photographs drawings, and step-by-step instructions, Woodworking with Power Tools will be an essential resource for anyone who works wood. You'll learn how to: tune up your tablesaw choose bandsaw blades for resawing get started with your plunge router install dust collection in a small shop cut easy angled tenons get better cuts with your planer build a perfect picture frame, an elegant bookcase, and a pedestal dining table
Covering both Iznik pieces de forme and the famous Iznik tiles that decorate Ottoman imperial monuments, Iznik integrates the entire spectrum of Iznik production, both tiles and wares, and the broader artistic tradition in which it originated. Walter B. Denny begins with a description of the particular nature of Islamic art under the Ottoman empire, as well as the methods of the craftsmen who worked under the imperial auspices. He then examines the links between the court style of Istanbul and the ceramic ateliers in Iznik itself, and the crucial role of the dominant styles of the golden age of Iznik ceramics and their most famous creators, Shah Kulu and Kara Memi. The book showcases the array of motifs - floral, vegetal and figurative - used on Iznik wares, looks at the relationship between non-Muslim communities and the Ottoman empire, and closes with an examination of the rich stylistic heritage that Iznik ceramics have given to Western art. Lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout, this is a panoramic overview of a spectacular and refined artform.
This is the first exhaustive study of a piece of furniture that has been used in the Arab world for centuries, and on the East African coast since the early 1800s. The Arab chest caught the attention of expatriates and travellers throughout these regions, and by the mid-20th century it had become a collector's item in the West. The author, Sheila Unwin, first came across the chests in East Africa in the early l950s. Since then she has been determined to discover their provenance and unravel their stylistic origins. This journey of detection is reflected in her historical overviews, which cover the early Arab trading networks, Arabs and Persians in East Africa, the Gulf and Oman, the Mughals in India, and the early explorations and trading expeditions of the Portuguese, Dutch and British from East Africa to the Far East. Her study of these enables her to trace the cultural influences that have combined to produce the chests, and to chart their complex origins. More than a historical survey, the book is also a guide to the classification, care and cleaning of chests. It is lavishly illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and maps, while line drawings demonstrate the differences in classification and type of chests and fittings. Owners of these fine pieces will find this an invaluable companion and resource. Sheila Unwin greatly enriches our appreciation of an artefact which can now be seen, in the light of her research, as a fascinating embodiment of the old Indian Ocean trading network.
Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your surroundings.
When did you last feel joy? Changing your surroundings is the most easily accessible source in finding joy, says Ingrid Fetell Lee, former Design Director of IDEO New York.
In Joyful, she explains it's time to open our eyes to the physical world. By making small but powerful changes to the things around us, we can live happier, healthier lives.
Her TED talk has been viewed over 10 million times.
‘This book has the power to change everything’ Susan Cain
‘A completely original treatment of a completely new and original idea’ Arianna Huffington
Pallets: Upcycling projects offers 33 DIY pallet items where the humble pallet is transformed into affordable, practical and eco-friendly furniture, decor, toys, garden products and gifts. Upcycling is the term that is used for the creative recycling of discarded materials or unusable or unwanted items to create new products. The book is packed with full-colour photos and easy to follow step-by-step instructions – from how to dismantle the raw pallet and how to plan and build your own projects, to paint techniques to finish off your products. The difficulty of the projects varies, so the book is ideal for beginner crafters and DIY enthusiasts with more advanced skills. Some of the projects include: a wine rack, garden tool rack, coffee table, easy chair, trousseau chest, book case, vegetable rack, photo frame, planters, toy kitchen, trolley and playhouse.
Over many years in a workshop, the knowledge and ability to perform a wide number of relatively minor jobs becomes second nature to a skilled engineer, but the amateur, no matter how great his natural talent, rarely has the opportunity to experience the same wide range of tasks. This book, by the experienced engineer Ian Bradley, contains useful advice and instruction for beginners on workshop practices including arbors and mandrels, belt jointing and splicing, shaft collars, finishing metal surfaces, G-clamps, surface gauges, cutting holes, special nuts, hand turning tools, the wobbler, case-hardening, and machining square material. This book was suggested to the author by his many readers and correspondents as a supplementary volume to his classic textbook The Amateur's Workshop.
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Alhambra Tile.
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Alphonse Mucha: Study for Documents Decoratifs Plate 12.
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