1591 books for genre «Crafts, Hobbies & Antiques»

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While Bram Stoker didn't invent the vampire, his 1897 novel Dracula has been the defining force in the popularity and evolution of vampire mythology today. The story of its infamous antagonist Count Dracula is told in the form of letters and diary entries.

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This ancient Chinese military text dissects thirteen aspects of warfare from an strategical and intellectual point of view. Deploring the use of excess force causing economic and civilian losses while discussing strategies that are still relevant to modern warfare, the text continues to resonate with readers around the world and has been considered fundamental in military doctrine for over two thousand years. HarperTorch brings great works of non-­fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

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Walt Stanchfield (1919-­2000) began work for Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s. His work can be seen in films like Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan. Perhaps Stanchfield's biggest legacy was the knowledge he imparted to a new and upcoming generation of filmmakers. For a decade starting in the late 1980s, almost 800 pages of information passed from Walt's pen to his students. His style of teaching and the comprehensive content of his classes became legendary and were in part responsible for bringing up a new generation of animators and a new golden age in animation. His weekly writings, that form the content of this book, were the inspiration for Disney animators like Brad Bird, Tim Burton, Glen Keane, John Musker, Ron Clements and John Lasseter. His writings on character animation and a life spent drawing have never previously been published.

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This book contains 11 adventures of the world's greatest detective.­Conan Doyle first published his fictional character of Holmes in 1887 followed by a series of short stories in the Strand Magazine in 1891. The public could not get enough of Holmes and his popularity still continues.

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Over 200 all-­new crochet stitches, embellishments and trims make this the one-­stop shop for all creative crocheters. Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to show the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both written and as an easy-­to-­follow diagram. Conveniently grouped crochet motifs, stitches and edgings allow for easy browsing and location of favorites. Teaches crafters how to make the best of the textural, 3D nature of crochet - perfect when fabrics and knitting just don't cut it!

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Fabric manipulation - the art of creating constructed textiles - is demystified in this encyclopedia of sewing techniques.
Features 150 creative sewing techniques, from smocking, trapunto quilting and reverse applique to Suffolk puffs, pleating and shirring.
Includes hundreds of diagrams and photographs to illustrate the traditional and contemporary methods.
Creative project ideas show practical applications for many of the fabric manipulation techniques.

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Readers are immersed into the minds and hearts of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gay, queer, and questioning young people in this new collection of short fictions, grl2grl 2. Stories will be available for download one at a time until the collection is complete. (For young adults)

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The Science of Scrounging
Whether readers are dumpster divers, estate sale addicts or modern archaeologists, this easy-­to-­use and informative guide to "picking" is guaranteed to improve their antiquing skills. The Picker's Bible provides great tips on where and how to find antiques for the best price. A fun and quick read, the book explains the ins and outs of negotiating price, things to avoid, secrets to success, and how to do it all better than the other guy. There is hidden treasure out there... Picker's Bible will help you find it!

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Whether you're cleaning out a closet, basement or attic full of records, or you're searching for hidden gems to build your collection, you can depend on to help you accurately identify and appraise your records in order to get the best price.

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Create gorgeous paintings with this fun and easy guide to acrylics! Always wanted to paint with acrylics? This easy-­to-­follow, full color guide gives you expert instruction and simple exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles. The step-­by-­step projects let you practice your skill and stir your imagination — and give you the foundation to create similar projects with your own subjects and surfaces! Get your feet (and brushes) wet — assemble your materials, prepare your surfaces, and sort out additives and enhancers Try out basic acrylic techniques — work with brush strokes, control and thin your paint, experiment with textures, and use stencils Practice design and composition principles — mix and use color, balance elements, make changes, and pull your painting together Imitate several kinds of styles — use acrylic paint to mimic the effects of watercolor and oil paints Build your repertoire — explore texture and dimension, work with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and . . .

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