This practical, illustrated how-to book describes the best ways to clam, including where to find the creatures, what equipment to use, and how to collect and cook them -- with dozens of tasty clam recipes included. The author, a veteran clammer along Virginia's clam-rich Eastern Shore, also examines the natural history of clams and answers frequently asked questions about them.
An eloquent record of island life off the coast of Virginia a century ago, when hunters and watermen harvested the riches in marsh and shoal and sportsmen came to fish the sea and relax on the beaches. This handsome book captures the spirit of those days. Curtis Badger and Rich Kellam conducted exhaustive research, interviewed descendants of old islanders, and collected over 300 photographs to tell the story of the generations who lived, worked, and played on the Barrier Islands.
The ski slope-inspired hats in this collection will do more than just keep your family warm; these hats will give you a style all your own! Whether going on a hike, shredding down the slopes, or roasting marshmallows by the fire, this book has you (and your head) covered. Choose from 16 different hats for boys, girls, men and women with styles ranging from classic beanies to neon Mohawks, princess crowns, and more. The unique designs are balanced by classic styles so you're sure to find something for everyone. Simple, easy-to-follow patterns make for quick crocheting, so you'll have more time to enjoy the outdoors in your new hats!
Includes: Patterns for the entire family including a coordinating hat and scarf set for each family member Easy-to-follow directions and simple step-by-steps for basic techniques Illustrated stitch glossary
Rediscover such classics as:
• Interlocking wooden puzzles
• Rings and dumbbells
• Continuous wooden chains
• Ships inside bottles
Perfect for a beginner or someone looking to enhance their whittling skills, this book also contains instructions for making such items as working wooden scissors and pliers, balls in cages, entwined hearts, fans, animal toys, and joint work. Enjoy exploring a new hobby with this unabridged republication of the original edition.
In this sixth book of the Carving and Painting series, carvers are led through all the phases of carving an American Kestrel--from roughing out the major feather groups to carving the head and adding individual feathers. The finishing touches--burning, texturing, and painting--are fully described, enabling the carver to create a stunningly lifelike kestrel.
Mark your calendar!
A whole year's worth of holidays, festivities, and special occasions can be celebrated with polymer clay. Party favors, centerpieces, wreaths, displays, decorations for weddings, birthdays, showers, and seasonal holidays can all be made (or made more special) using polymer clay.
Projects include: Christmas Ornaments Wedding Flowers Valentine's Day Hearts Hanukah Menorah Easter Eggs Butterflies Mardi Gras and Halloween Masks Autumn Leaves
More than 200 diagrams and photographs accompany clear, concise instructions, enabling novices and veteran woodworkers alike to recreate everything from Gothic tracery to sixteenth-century moldings and lettering. Part One deals with simple carving, gradually advances to slightly modelled detail, and offers expert advice on how to construct rails, chests, a stool, and cradle. Part Two provides examples of more advanced work, with descriptions of Renaissance designs and pierced carvings.
Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings, this volume will serve as a valuable resource for artists and craftspeople, inspiring creative efforts while offering a wealth of helpful hints and practical information.
A Totem Pole History contains seventy-six photographs, including Joeês most significant totem poles, many of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with great insight the stories, teachings, and history expressed by her fatherês totem poles. Eight contributors provide essays on Coast Salish art and carving, adding to the authorês portrayal of Joeês philosophy of art in Salish life, particularly in the context of twentieth century intercultural relations.
This engaging volume provides an historical record to encourage Native artists and brings the work of a respected Salish carver to the attention of a broader audience.
Soapylove shows you how to turn a glycerin melt-and-pour soap base into tempting, stylish soaps. You'll learn fun and easy techniques for 25 yummy projects featuring bright colors, amazing designs and delicious scents. Glycerin melt-and-pour soap is very easy to use - a microwave or stovetop is all you need! There is no messy boiling or complicated mixing. Techniques not yet found in any glycerin soap project book, including how to make cameos, plaid patterns, soap pops and even jelly donut soaps. The ins and outs of melt-and-pour soap supplies, allowing you to experiment with your own style. So come on in and start creating - you're bound to "Feel the love!"
Here's your guide to sculpting fantasy characters that are a little quirky, occasionally cranky and definitely fun. Dawn Schiller's "oddfae" are gnarly little folk who are often mischievous and always fun to sculpt. In this book, you'll learn Dawn's secrets for shaping incredibly detailed and friendly (for the most part) little faces, hands and feet, poseable bodies, and true-to-life costumes. Learn about tools, special precautions and quick, simple techniques for working with polymer clay. Follow along to create 9 characters step by step - Chrainn the elf, Ithe the ogre, Zylphia the witch and other fairy tale fugitives. Pick up useful and fun fae facts (such as Fetch the troll's great weakness for sesame seeds). Crank up your imagination, grab your sculpting tools and some clay, and find out who's waiting for you inside. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be ready to bring to life original fae friends of your very own!
After carving your own unique stamps, you'll also learn: How to combine and layer stamps into original designs. How to design stamps that work together as well as individually. How to create stamps that combine with or enhance other stamps (hand carved or commercial). And how to create complex, layered effects that resemble screen printing. This book also includes simple projects that explore various applications for stamping, including printing on different surfaces such as fabric, leather, paper, and canvas. Find your "authentic" design voice and get carving today!