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Dressmaking, considered a natural extension of women’s proper work in the home, was a common and lucrative employment for women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It afforded creative expression, prestige in the community, and even the possibility of financial independence. Yet as entrepreneurs, dressmakers faced unique business pressures, and with the advent of department stores and widespread mass production of women’s clothing,... more...

This cool collection of easy-to-crochet bags, purses, and totes are spotlighted on 20 portable project cards featuring full-color photos, schematics, size and material information, and step-by-step directions, all encased in a box with a magnetic closure.


An invaluable reference that helps salon employees know what to say to clients and co-workers in every salon situation. Geared toward increasing sales, developing customer loyalty, and pacifying difficult clients, the book is especially valuable as a tool to teach new stylists how to communicate verbally with clients. Customized scripts that can be used to inform clients of special events or sales are included. Just some of what you will learn includes:

The author of  Heartfelt and Textile Jewelry is back with more of her exceptionally lovely designs for using felt in creative ways.As felt is easy to make and work with it has become a favorite material used by crafters, knitters and others, and now combined with other decorative elements, like decorative stitching and beads it becomes irresistible!Teresa takes you step-by-step through the projects showcasing a variety of felt-making processes... more...


A central resource to all armor modelers from the complete beginner to the more experienced modeler, this book details all the steps involved in creating a realistic and attractive model armored vehicle. Gary Edmundson and his colleagues take the reader through all the steps required in armor modeling, from the basic stage of putting the kit together, through to the intricacies of texturing and elaborate paint schemes, finishing with how to display... more...

What shawls, (head) scarves, capes, sarongs and pareos all have in common is that they consist of one piece of fabric. However, they differ enormously in size and shape and how they are wrapped and tied. WRAP & DRAPE FASHION provides a comprehensive course in designing and drawing these popular fashion items.

Fulfill your sex kitten fantasies and your crafting jones at the same time: knit naughty! Naughty Needles is a fun and feisty knitting adventure filled with designs that can go from bedroom to costume party and back again. Play it sweet in a Fembot babydoll nightie or sex it up in Hootchie Kootchie pasties. When you’re feeling frisky, knit up the Baby Blue-Ball Gag or play dress-up in the naughty nurse cap or the felted Red Riding Hood cape. New and... more...

Until recently, very little was known about medieval shoes. Glimpses in manuscript illustrations and on funerary monuments, with the occasional reference by a contemporary writer, was all that the costume historian had as evidence, not least because leather tends to perish after prolonged contact with air, and very few actual examples survived. In recent years, however, nearly 2,000 shoes, many complete and in near-perfect condition, have been... more...