Biography & Autobiography

In Stitches

Author: Anthony Youn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 615

The celebrity cosmetic surgery blogger describes his misfit youth as a nerdy Korean-American student with a misshapen jaw whose life-changing surgery led him to become a successful plastic surgeon.
Crafts & Hobbies

Knitting - Learn To Cast On Stitches

Author: Mabel Dawn Van Niekerk

Publisher: Mabel Dawn Van Niekerk

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 36

View: 904

Every hobby has to start at the beginning, so let’s start with casting on the stitches. Casting on is the term used to get the first stitches onto your needle so that you can begin knitting. There are two ways this can be done, either by creating stitches with two knitting needles, or by using one needle and your thumb. It is just a matter of personal preference, which one you choose. Casting on with 2 knitting needles is the most commonly used method. Learning to knit is very easy and once you have mastered the art of casting on stitches you will be knitting in no time at all.
Crafts & Hobbies

How to Make Lingerie - With Information on Stitches, Embroidery and Fastenings

Author: Isabel Horner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 58

View: 928

This volume contains a classic guide to hand making lingerie, dealing with the different stitches, types of embroidery, fastenings, and more. Written in clear, simple language and profusely illustrated, this guide is perfect for readers of all experience levels with an interest in making their own underwear. Contents include: “Lingerie”, “Materials”, “Stitches”, “French Seam”, “French Felled Seam”, “Run-and-Fell Seam”, “Beaded Seam”, “Hemstitched Seam”, “Rules for Hems”, “Imitation Hemstitched Hem”, “Hemstitched Hem (by machine)”, “Rolled Hem”, “Cross Stitched Hem”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on dressmaking and tailoring.
Crafts & Hobbies

Equipment, Tools and Stitches Needed to Make Hats - A Milliner's Guide

Author: Ethel Langridge

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 24

View: 754

This book contains a detailed guide to the equipment and tools necessary for proper hatmaking. The tools and equipment described within this text are the basic requirements of the milliner, and other tools not mentioned herein can be adopted when and where necessary. A brilliant text for amateur milliners just starting out in the exciting world of hatmaking, this antique text is well deserving of a place in any collection of millinery literature and will prove invaluable for the hatmaking neophyte. This book has been elected for modern republication in the hope that it shall continue to be of value for generations to come, and we are proud to republish 'Equipment, Tools and Stitches Needed to Make Hats - A Milliner's Guide' here complete with a new introduction to the subject.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Needlework

Author: Mary Young

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 633

This guide is for anyone who is interested in learning or re-learning the art of embroidery or needlepoint. Containing a history of needlecrafts, as well as an updated look at its uses for your home and wardrobe, it explains how to deal with such concepts as color, balance, scale, and texture, and how to incorporate your own personal syle. Everything you need to know about the art of embroidery, including needle and thread types, materials, stitch types, frames, techniques, enlarging or reducing designs, monogramming, and project ideas, is in this book.
Crafts & Hobbies

Ultimate Knitting Bible

Author: Sharon Brant

Publisher: Collins & Brown

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 150

Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to knitting. Whether you want to knit socks, use sequins and embroidery to embellish knitting, adapt a pattern to fit you beautifully or produce the perfect pocket, you can find out how to do it here. A comprehensive chapter on finishing your projects shows you how to get that really professional look and if you do make a mistake, just flip to the ‘Troubleshooting’ chapter to see how to fix it. Each chapter of this essential guide is devoted to one key area of knitting and provides clear and concise in-depth instructions along with step-by-step instructions for basic principles and more advanced techniques. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, along with cast ons and cast offs, and in no time you will also be increasing and decreasing with ease. Once you’re comfortable with the basic stitches, explore structure and shaping, texture, colourwork, embellishments, finishing and learn how to design and adapt patterns. This comprehensive guide offers a useful section on crochet for knitting, a glossary of terms, clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams showing each stage of the process. It’ll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again. Over 20,000 copies sold worldwide.