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Here are some great books that will teach you everything you've been meaning to learn about making fantastic projects.
Everyday Eden

Everyday Eden

100+ Fun, Green Garden Projects for the Whole Family to Enjoy
edition:Paperback

Using inexpensive, often recycled, materials and easy techniques, this lively collection of garden projects and practices will delight beginner and experienced green thumbs alike. Whether you have just five minutes or an entire weekend, this full-colour book is designed to delight and inspire. Here are step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photography for lovely gifts from the garden, delightful recipes and cocktails and inspiring weekend garden projects, plus fun things especially for children …

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Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders

Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders

From Simple, Natural Designs to Spectacular, Customized Houses and Feeders
edition:Paperback

Local songbird populations are rapidly declining, and food, shelter and safe nesting areas are urgently needed. This remarkable book is packed with great ideas plus all the woodworking drawings and howto information needed for hobbyists and birders who want to build attractive birdhouses, feeders and nesting boxes that will attract birds.

Build Your Own Birdhouses and Feeders features a wide range of designs suitable for all skill levels and space limitations, from a very easy box feeder for a …

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Carve Your Own Totem Pole

Carve Your Own Totem Pole

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

How to plan, carve and paint your personal totem pole.

This well-illustrated guidebook includes the history of totem-pole carving and its West Coast native traditions, techniques and patterns. It examines the historic and modern tools involved. And it also presents great ideas for carving a totem pole, whether with traditional designs or more personal folk-art motifs.

Carving instructor Wayne Hill reveals how to select the right wood and use the correct tools to best advantage. Artist Jimi Mc …

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Hoopla

Hoopla

The Art of Unexpected Embroidery
edition:Paperback
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A Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Alcuin Society Book Design Award winner (1st place, reference books)

Hoopla, by the co-author of the bestselling Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti, showcases those who take the craft of embroidery where it's never gone before, in an astonishing full-colour display of embroidered art. Hoopla rebels against the quaint and familiar embroidery motifs of flowers and swashes, and focuses instead on innovative stitch artists who specialize on unusual …

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Kayaks You Can Build

Kayaks You Can Build

An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction
edition:Hardcover
tagged : woodwork, kayaking

The definitive handbook for kayak builders.

Kayaks are growing in popularity as a fun, low-impact way to explore the wilderness or paddle on local waters.

Combining easy-to-follow instructions with 472 color photographs, Kayaks You Can Build takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire construction cycle of building a plywood kayak.

This simple construction process demands neither special skills nor a woodworking shop.

This book includes:

  • A short history of the kayak
  • How to choose …
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Canoecraft

Canoecraft

An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction
edition:Paperback
tagged : boating, woodwork

Reviews of previous edition:

An excellent definitive book... something you must read if you are going to build a woodstrip canoe. -- Canoeist

If you want to build a strip-plank canoe or kayak, Canoecraft is the book to buy... A very comprehensive boatbuilding book and highly recommended. -- Water Craft

A Woodworking Magazine Top 40 Book

Now revised and expanded with 32 pages of color and an updated resources section, this 70,000-copy international bestseller, known as the 'Bible of canoe bu …

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Yarn Bombing

Yarn Bombing

The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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Knit Socks!

Knit Socks!

17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : knitting, fashion

Knitters love to make socks. Socks are practical and pretty, cozy and colorful. Sock projects are easily carried in a knitting bag, and the patterns are complex enough to be interesting but small enough to be quickly finished. Plus, socks are always fun to wear and great to give as gifts. Now Knit Socks!, the little die-cut hardcover that sold more than 65,000 copies, is available in a paperback edition that includes two all-new sock patterns. But that s not all. Sock knitters will find much mor …

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