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Lush fiber and dazzling design are the focus of this collection of patterns inspired by pre-Columbian textiles from the culturally rich Andes in South America. Adapted for modern knitters, the ambitious designs offer eye-catching patterns, unique silhouettes, and a palette of techniques ranging from intarsia and Fair Isle to embroidery and beading. Skilled knitters will find plenty of contemporary flair in projects such as a boldly... more...

This lavishly illustrated chronicle of American women’s fashions examines relationships between the mass-market ready-to-wear industry, fashion journalism, and fashion advertising. Throughout the twentieth century, these industries fueled one another’s successes by identifying an ever-widening consumer class and fanning the desire to be fashionable. Daniel Hill employs a wealth of primary source material to document not only this... more...

Easy-to-knit hats for easy-to-love babies • 25 super-cute, simple-to-make hats for little heads • Cute-as-a-button projects showcased with stunning baby portraits • Perfect projects for beginning knitters make great baby gifts! Whatever their activities, we think you'll agree: babies should wear hats. Mainly because they look so darned cute in hats! And they look really, really cute in Baby Beanies. Author and photographer Amanda Keeys... more...

From poodle skirts, hot pants, and Lava lamps to Pogs, Pokemon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bad Fads takes a fresh and funny look at the games, gags, dances, and styles of yesterday. This entertaining and nostalgic book unearths many short-lived popular trends from the past 100 years, covering fashion (go-go boots and Farrah Fawcett hairdos), collectibles (Rubik's Cube and pet rocks), activities (3D movies and drive-in theaters), and events... more...

The best ideas for making handbags and tote bags from Knitter's Magazine are included in this project book for knitters of all skills. Whether classic or innovative, these 13 small projects provide an opportunity to experiment with luxury yarns and to explore exotic stitches. Detailed, fully illustrated instructions highlight the more complicated techniques. Ideas for creative finishing options are provided to customize and personalize the projects.


Construction is the foundation of fashion design. It takes great skill to take a two-dimensional drawing and turn it into a successful garment--and now fashion designers can learn those essential skills, from Basics Fashion Design: Construction. With no-nonsense text and more than 200 color images, this book leads readers through the essential stages of creating a garment, from pattern cutting toconstruction and draping a mannequin, to finishes and... more...

71 fantastic jewelry projects requiring only the basics beading skills.|Jewelry artist Takako Samejima specializes in bead jewelry, and has been working with beads since she was a child. Her designs, which combine different types, shapes, and sizes of beads, have won acclaim for their beauty and originality. BEAD FANTASIES features over seventy of her most original and dazzling designs including necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, hair... more...

These designs for a wide variety of bags from the beading world’s top designers will amaze beginners as well as advanced beadworkers. These 30 projects include clutches, drawstring purses, wrist bags, amulet bags, and even a market bag. Featured are a variety of techniques leading to bags that are not only beautiful, but can often be completed in an evening or weekend, providing instant gratification. Included are tips to help start... more...

The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. The brands and firms which have shaped this industry, such as Avon, Coty, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, and Shiseido, have imagined beauty for us.This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants grew. It shows... more...

Brickwork allows the reader to develop their understanding of key subjects by completing the numerous exercises and tests, including multiple choice questions. In addition, each topic begins with a summary of key facts and figures, making this an ideal course text based round core information and assessments rather than reading an extended text. The coverage includes health and safety and basic calculations as well as the technical and practical... more...