The Big Book of Sling and Rope Braids

Author: Rodrick Owen

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Category: Braid

Page: 159

View: 774

This book explains the ancient art of rope braiding and includes 56 designs with step-by-step instructions accompanied by photos and line drawings. The instructions progress from the simplest 4-strand designs through to 8 and 16-strand braids.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Big Book of Balloon Art

Author: Gerry Giovinco

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 549

The easiest-to-follow and most comprehensive balloon-sculpting treasury available, this amazing book is packed with over 100 unique designs. Gerry Giovinco presents step-by-step cartoons and schematics that anyone can use to recreate these sculptures. You can start out small with a one-balloon dog and a princess hat and build up to a monkey in a tree, an intricate motorcycle, and reproductions of classic cartoon characters. Gerry clearly explains and shows the sizes of the bubbles you'll need to make as you build your sculpture from the knot up, and he demonstrates the unique folds and twists that result in finished works of art — and instant smiles. Gerry Giovinco is an acclaimed artist, cartoonist, and entertainer. In his clown persona, Captain Visual, he performs and teaches the craft of balloon sculpting throughout the country. The Big Book of Balloon Art is simple enough for kids, and it's great for parents and teachers too. Even seasoned performers will find it a practical and fun-filled way to improve their skills.

The Big Book of Miniature Horses

Author: Kendra Gale

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books


Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 801

Pet, show-ring competitor, pasture companion, driving partner, patient therapy horse—the Miniature Horse does it all. But whether you dream of winning ribbons or just hanging out, it is vital to have a solid understanding of safe handling and proper stabling; grooming needs and feeding requirements; general care and management essentials; special health and wellness concerns; and basic training how-tos. In these pages experienced Miniature Horse breeder Kendra Gale of Circle J Miniature Horses provides the most complete Miniature Horse resource available. You not only learn the ins and outs of making a Miniature Horse a part of your life, you gain invaluable professional insight when it comes to buying and breeding, registering and showing, training and handling, and so much more.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Big Book of Girl Stuff

Author: Bart King

Publisher: Gibbs Smith


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 157

As a middle school teacher, author Bart King listened carefully to the wisdom of his girl students. Along with his five sisters (!), their knowledge made The Big Book of Girl Stuff a classic that Parenting magazine has called “a must-have for girls.” This updated and redesigned edition of The Big Book of Girl Stuff is still loaded with fascinating facts, activities, quotes, games, and insightful information and advice on important topics. This humorous and informative resource is filled with everything a girl needs to know and celebrates all the things that make being a girl so wonderful. And not only is it a perfect handbook for preteens, ’tweens, and teens, but it will delight moms, aunts, and big sisters as well!
Technology & Engineering

Braiding Technology for Textiles

Author: Yordan Kyosev

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 796

Braided fabrics are made by interlacing yarns or strips of fabric. Braiding produces a wide range of structures for technical textile applications from medical sutures to cables for anchoring ships. Written by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, the book reviews the basic principles, design and processes used in braiding. The book also discusses specialised braiding techniques such as spiral braiding and lace technology. Provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of braiding design, processes and machinery Covers the patterning of braided products and the structural and colour design of both flat and tubular braids Reviews maypole braiding machines and mechanics
Crafts & Hobbies

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2

Author: Mark Montano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 880

A follow-up to the first budget craft treasury reveals how to transform easy-to-find, inexpensive objects into glamorous decorations, accessories and gifts, outlining such ideas as coffee-table covers made from embellished dollar-store mats, bracelets made out of thimbles and a complex paper-clip chandelier. Original. 60,000 first printing.

The Braid

Author: Laetitia Colombani

Publisher: Atria Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 109

In this unforgettable international bestseller, three women from very different circumstances around the world find their lives intertwined by a single object and discover what connects us—across cultures, across backgrounds, and across borders. In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth. In Sicily, Giulia works in her father’s wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She washes, bleaches, and dyes the hair provided by the city’s hairdressers, which is now in short supply. But when her father is the victim of a serious accident, she discovers that the company’s financial situation is dire. Now she must find a way to save her family’s livelihood. In Canada, Sarah is a successful lawyer and twice-divorced mother of three children whose identity is wrapped up in her work. Just as she expects a big promotion, her life is shattered when she’s diagnosed with cancer. A moving novel of hope and renewal, The Braid is a celebration of womanhood and the power of connection and perseverance.

Mom's Big Book of Baking, Reprint

Author: Lauren Chattman

Publisher: Harvard Common Press


Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 677

A treasury of dozens of time-saving baking recipes features recipes that minimize kitchen time, in a volume that includes such options as Caramel Swirl Brownies, Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Ice Cream, and Chocolate Milk Pancakes.
Health & Fitness


Author: Laura Kristine Arnesen

Publisher: Art People


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 107

View: 420

For centuries, the art of braiding has been passed down through generations. Braids are adorable, they do not cost anything to make and nothing is as relaxing as braiding new techniques with your girlfriends. The two teenage girls Laura and Marie run the Instagram page @HairAndNailsInspiration where they braid for more than 60.000 followers. In this book the two girls show how to do different hairstyles – all illustrated step by step. BRAIDS gives you 5 basic braids with links to a video guide, 10 braided styles and 5 braided party styles. The book also offers lots of tips and inspiration on how to braid with beads and flowers. Or just combine the basic styles and create brand new looks. This ebook is best suited for e-readers with zoom function and internet connection.

The Big Book of Science Fiction

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Fiction

Page: 1216

View: 508

Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!
Crafts & Hobbies

Braiding and Knotting

Author: Constantine A. Belash

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 126

View: 451

How to braid, weave, and knot in hundreds of different ways. Belts, mats, rugs, sandals, hats, bags, much more. 57 illustrations.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Little Big Book for Girls

Author: Alice Wong

Publisher: Welcome Enterprises


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 762

For all the girls in the world, here is one special book celebrating the wonder of youth. Filled with the best girl stuff imaginable, THE LITTLE BIG BOOK FOR GIRLS is simply the coolest gift around. This chunky, pint-sized volume packs a punch with loads of material guaranteed to occupy, fascinate, and entertain girls of all backgrounds and interests. Included are excerpts from fictional classics, poems, activities, songs, recipes, heroine profiles, facts, games, jokes, tongue twisters, trivia, and questions and answers. Designed with vintage illustrations that are as timeless as the book's contents, this delightful volume will be a well-thumbed classic in no time at all.

The Story Book of Science

Author: Jean Henri Fabre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Science

Page: 307

View: 104

Fabre had many scholarly achievements. He was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist, and botanist. However, he is probably best known for his findings in the field of entomology, the study of insects, and is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology. Much of his enduring popularity is due to his marvelous teaching ability and his manner of writing about the lives of insects in biographical form.

The Big Book of Espionage

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard


Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 997

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler is back with a new anthology that has gathered the intel on the world's greatest secret agents, declassified in these pages for the first time. Statesecrets. Double agents. Leaks. Otto Penzler brings you all this and more with his latest title in the Big Book series. No need to wait for the government to release redacted information, Otto is ready to declassify confidential matters. Great stories from Lee Child and Charles McCarry are pulled from the shadows and into the light. So pull your fedora down, adjust your fake moustache, and get ready to settle in with some of the greats.
House & Home

The Big Book of Backyard Projects

Author: Paige Gilchrist

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.


Category: House & Home

Page: 431

View: 874

Featuring ideas for a wide variety of backyard projects, this guide to beautifying the family homestead includes step-by-step instructions for building fences, gardens, patios, walkways, and other outdoor accessories that can complement the landscape. Original.
Christmas cooking

Big Book of Christmas

Author: Family Circle



Category: Christmas cooking

Page: 160

View: 809

"Great holiday recipes, gifts, and decorating ideas."--Cover.
Young Adult Fiction

Big Book of Christmas Tales

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 5959

View: 224

This meticulously edited collection of Christmas tales, short stories, myths and legends is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Louisa May Alcott: Merry Christmas A Christmas Dream and How It Came True Becky's Christmas Dream Kitty's Class Day Rosa's Tale Tilly's Christmas The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation What the Bell Saw and Said A Christmas Turkey, and How It Came The Little Red Purse A Country Christmas O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking Christmas by Injunction A Chaparral Christmas Gift Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Snow Queen The Old House The Drop of Water The Happy Family The Story of a Mother The False Collar The Shadow The Old Street-lamp The Dream of Little Tuk The Naughty Boy The Two Neighboring Families The Darning-needle The Red Shoes Selma Lagerlöf: The Holy Night The Christmas Guest The Flight Into Egypt The Legend of the Christmas Rose Harriet Beecher Stowe: Betty's Bright Idea The First Christmas Of New England Deacon Pitkin's Farm Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man A Christmas Tree What Christmas Is As We Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story The Seven Poor Travellers The Holly-Tree The Wreck of the Golden Mary The Perils of Certain English Prisoners A House to Let The Haunted House A Message From the Sea Tom Tiddler's Ground Somebody's Luggage Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions Mugby Junction No Thoroughfare Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse Thomas Nelson Page: Santa Claus's Partner A Captured Santa Claus Tommy Trots Visit to Santa Claus How the Captain made Christmas Anthony Trollope: Christmas at Thompson Hall Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage The Mistletoe Bough Not if I Know It The Two Generals William Dean Howells: Christmas Every Day Turkeys Turning the Tables The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express The Pumpkin Glory…
Crafts & Hobbies

Big Book of Indian Beadwork Designs

Author: Kay Doherty Bennett

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 139

Easy-to-follow color-coded charts and simple instructions for creating unusual Native American designs depicting buffalo, kachinas, eagles, feathers, and more. For use in appliqué work, embroidery, stained glass projects, and other crafts.

Braiding Sweetgrass

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 549

'A hymn of love to the world ... A journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two ways of knowledge together. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings - asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass - offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.