Anna Maria s Needleworks Notebook

Anna Maria s Needleworks Notebook Author Anna Maria Horner
ISBN-10 9781118365182
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 160
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Come embroider alongside admired fabric designer Anna Maria Horner Admired for her luminous palette and innovative patterns, Anna Maria's brand means color and inspiration in the form of fabric, sewing patterns, needlework patterns, books, and friendly instruction. Now, her legion of fans will thrill to the publication of a brand-new addition to her growing library. Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook gives readers 24 original motifs in a variety of embroidery types, from gridwork to crewel and fine detailed handwork. Readers will long to make projects to embellish their homes and wardrobes. Anna Maria presents each motif in a warm personal notebook-style with inspiration adn advice to turn each motif into a treasured finished piece Offers practical instruction in gridwork, traditional embroidery and crewel, and precise instruction to complete fine detail work Vivid full-color photographs invite you into the creative process Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, the 24 needlework motifs in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures.



Seams to Me

Seams to Me Author Anna Maria Horner
ISBN-10 9780470259269
Release 2008-10-20
Pages 176
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Furnishing a fresh new approach to sewing, a colorful handbook provides complete coverage of sewing basics, essential techniques and equipment, fabric and color selection, and twenty-four patterns for creative projects designed to appeal to the novice and veteran alike, including home accents, clothing, accessories, and more.



Handmade Beginnings

Handmade Beginnings Author Anna Maria Horner
ISBN-10 9780470497814
Release 2010-05-03
Pages 160
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24 sewing projects that celebrate the joy of a new baby Come stitch alongside celebrated fabric designer Anna Maria Horner as she prepares for her own new baby. This stunning collection of nursery d?cor, keepsakes, maternity wear, baby?s clothing, and more is all breathtakingly photographed as Anna Maria progresses through her pregnancy. Mothers-to-be, grandparents, family, and friends will treasure this collection of sewing projects to welcome home a new baby. Stylish prints and colors combine in unique designs to give you 24 projects ranging from booties and a quilt to an embroidered family tree and a thank you note organizer?and everything in between. Includes seven bonus loose-leaf paper patterns neatly tucked inside Includes a brief primer on sewing for babies, including fabric selection and safety considerations Other titles by Horner: Seams to Me Saturated with gorgeous full-color photography, Handmade Beginnings gives new and veteran sewers colorful, contemporary, yet classic, patterns to mark one of life?s biggest milestones.



Hoop La

Hoop La Author Kirsty Neale
ISBN-10 9781446361573
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 128
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There are endless practical and decorative uses for the humble embroidery hoop: from pretty wall art and hanging mobiles to functional pin boards, key racks, mirrors and storage. Kirsty Neale explores the numerous different ways to decorate your hoops with a range of techniques including applique, embroidery, crochet, papercraft, painting, stamping, cross stitch and patchwork. The 100 projects offer a diverse range of ideas for using everything in your craft stash to create unique items for yourself or your friends and family, for every room of your home and for any occasion!



The Gentle Art of Stitching

The Gentle Art of Stitching Author Jane Brocket
ISBN-10 1843406659
Release 2012
Pages 160
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With an emphasis on Jane Brocket's 'gentle' approach to craft, this book celebrates the simple act and very enjoyable pleasures of stitching. In a collection of more than 40 projects, Jane will show you how to make simple, stylish, and eye-catching pieces for your home. Whatever you choose to make, from quilts and samplers to needlepoint pin cushions and stitched greetings cards, Jane's unique take on stitching will ensure that the creative process is as enjoyable as seeing the finished object. The author's text and photographs outline her inspiration for each project, and includes her top tips on the best places to find fabrics, ribbon, buttons and everything else you need to create beautiful, gentle stitching. With techniques as varied as Japanese Sashiko, kantha quilting, traditional cross stitch and modern day 'crinoline ladies’, there is something here for every keen stitcher. Word count: 50,000



Embroidered Stories

Embroidered Stories Author Edvige Giunta
ISBN-10 9781626741959
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 394
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For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting to help define who they were and who they have become. This book is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by authors of Italian origin and academic essays. The creative works from thirty-seven contributors include memoir, poetry, and visual arts while the collection as a whole explores a multitude of experiences about and approaches to needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective, spanning the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. At the center of the book, over thirty illustrations represent Italian immigrant women’s needlework. The text reveals the many processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performance, ethnographic, or critical reimagining. While primarily concerned with interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself, the editors and contributors to Embroidered Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and passed on to their descendants.



The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework

The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework Author Linda Wyszynski
ISBN-10 9781610581769
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 272
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Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try your hand at each method and inspire you to create your own designs. Needlework methods include: - Creative embroidery - Crewel - Silk ribbon embroidery - Bead embroidery - Cross-stitch - Needlepoint Learn one method or learn them all! With The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework, you will know how to choose the best needles, threads, and fabrics for any project. Get abundant stitches at your fingertips with this essential guide that you'll turn to again and again.



The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Author Anne Fadiman
ISBN-10 1429931116
Release 1998-09-30
Pages 352
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.



Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness Author Mats Isaksson
ISBN-10 9781482244656
Release 2017-01-06
Pages 650
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Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment. How do we measure, model and regulate such threats? Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness addresses these topical questions and aims to plug the gap in the lack of comprehensive literature in this field. The book explores how to deal with the threats posed by different radiological sources, including those that are lost or hidden, and the issues posed by the use of such sources. It presents measurement methods and approaches to model and quantify the extent of threat, and also presents strategies for emergency preparedness, such as strategies for first-responders and radiological triage in case an accident should happen. Containing the latest recommendations and procedures from bodies such as the IAEA, this book is an essential reference for both students and academicians studying radiation safety, as well as for radiation protection experts in public bodies or in the industry.



Stitched Gifts

Stitched Gifts Author Jessica Marquez
ISBN-10 9781452120522
Release 2013-01-25
Pages 160
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From Jessica Marquez, founder of the popular blog and shop Miniature Rhino, Stitched Gifts offers irresistible embroidery projects for every occasion—weddings, holidays, baby showers, anniversaries, or just because. Each project is rendered in Marquez's signature natural, modern style and can be easily personalized for truly meaningful keepsakes. Featuring an illustrated stitch dictionary, striking photographs, plus a section on creative finishing techniques such as staining hoops, framing, and more, this distinctly beautiful craft book has something for embroiderers of all skill levels.



Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590040740
Release 1833
Pages 424
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Mansfield Park has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mansfield Park also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mansfield Park book for free.



The Subversive Stitch

The Subversive Stitch Author Rozsika Parker
ISBN-10 9780857721921
Release 2012-11-25
Pages 336
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Rozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements._x000D_ _x000D_ 'The Subversive Stitch' is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women._x000D_ _x000D_ "A book wonderfully rich, not only in information, but in people and ideas." - 'Guardian'_x000D_ _x000D_ "A marvellously written and illustrated book." - 'Times Educational Supplement'



Modern Designs for Classic Quilts

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Author Kelly Biscopink
ISBN-10 9781440229688
Release 2012-10-24
Pages 128
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Hungarian folk designs for embroiderers and craftsmen

Hungarian folk designs for embroiderers and craftsmen Author Anne Szalavary
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924059219588
Release 1980-06-01
Pages 119
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Hungarian folk designs for embroiderers and craftsmen has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hungarian folk designs for embroiderers and craftsmen also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hungarian folk designs for embroiderers and craftsmen book for free.



Sand Sea Cross Stitch

Sand  Sea   Cross Stitch Author Anna Field
ISBN-10 9781446303221
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 144
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"Over 50 stylish cross stitch patterns"--Cover.



Nuns Behaving Badly

Nuns Behaving Badly Author Craig A. Monson
ISBN-10 9780226534626
Release 2010-11-15
Pages 264
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Witchcraft. Arson. Going AWOL. Some nuns in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy strayed far from the paradigms of monastic life. Cloistered in convents, subjected to stifling hierarchy, repressed, and occasionally persecuted by their male superiors, these women circumvented authority in sometimes extraordinary ways. But tales of their transgressions have long been buried in the Vatican Secret Archive. That is, until now. In Nuns Behaving Badly, Craig A. Monson resurrects forgotten tales and restores to life the long-silent voices of these cloistered heroines. Here we meet nuns who dared speak out about physical assault and sexual impropriety (some real, some imagined). Others were only guilty of misjudgment or defacing valuable artwork that offended their sensibilities. But what unites the women and their stories is the challenges they faced: these were women trying to find their way within the Catholicism of their day and through the strict limits it imposed on them. Monson introduces us to women who were occasionally desperate to flee cloistered life, as when an entire community conspired to torch their convent and be set free. But more often, he shows us nuns just trying to live their lives. When they were crossed—by powerful priests who claimed to know what was best for them—bad behavior could escalate from mere troublemaking to open confrontation. In resurrecting these long-forgotten tales and trials, Monson also draws attention to the predicament of modern religious women, whose “misbehavior”—seeking ordination as priests or refusing to give up their endowments to pay for priestly wrongdoing in their own archdioceses—continues even today. The nuns of early modern Italy, Monson shows, set the standard for religious transgression in their own age—and beyond.



The Trouble With Women

The Trouble With Women Author Jacky Fleming
ISBN-10 9781473524590
Release 2016-02-18
Pages 128
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CAN WOMEN BE GENIUSES? OR ARE THEIR ARMS TOO SHORT? WHY DID WE ONLY LEARN ABOUT THREE WOMEN AT SCHOOL? WHAT WERE ALL THE OTHERS DOING? 'Brilliantly, mordantly funny and extremely clever... There isn’t a man, woman or child who wouldn’t benefit from spending time with this.' India Knight The Trouble With Women does for girls what 1066 and All That did for boys: it reminds us of what we were taught about women in history lessons at school, which is to say, not a lot. A brilliantly witty book of cartoons, it reveals some of our greatest thinkers' baffling theories about women. We learn that even Charles Darwin, long celebrated for his open, objective scientific mind, believed that women would never achieve anything important, because of their smaller brains. Get ready to laugh, wince and rescue forgotten women from the 'dustbin of history', whilst keeping a close eye out for tell-tale 'genius hair'. You will never look at history in the same way again.