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Make your own charming purse, tote, clutch, satchel or eco tote with this fashionable bag making book. Handmade Bags in Natural Fabrics offers patterns for twenty-five basic bag styles along with sixty variations and the know-how to customize each bag to suit any style—from sweet-and innocent to minimalist to counter-culture. There is no better project for the eco-conscious crafter than a simple cloth bag. In addition to bag sewing patterns, basic sewing lessons teach the fundamentals of bag sewing:Hand-stitching, including French knot stitch and daisy stitch Lining and drawstring casing Corners, edges and straps Simple flourishes such as embroidery, applique and more Emiko Takahashi, a fashion and textile designer, provides easy instructions and bag sewing diagrams, as well as a sheet of full-sized pattern pieces for each handmade bag project—plus easy lessons on the basics of hand-stitching drawstring casings, corners, edges, straps, and simple flourishes. Cotton and linen bags are always useful, and they lend a carefree, laid-back touch to any warm-weather outfit. Each bag can be machine-sewn, but they are designed to be made in natural fabrics that are lightweight enough to be easily sewn by hand. With Takahashi's expert guidance, beginning sewers with little or no previous experience can learn to make these understated and elegant handbags. 25 Sewing patterns to do 60 different projects including: Envelope Pouches Bucket Bags Picnic Totes Sacks and Carryalls Classic Drawstrings

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Make beautiful, hand-made origami envelopes, note cards and other stationary with this great origami ebook!One of the casualties of the digital age is the elegance of a handwritten note. World renowned origami artist Michael LaFosse introduces Origami Stationery which allows origami paper craft folders to create more than just a note, but a work of art that will accent your personal messages. These folded pieces of easy origami art make an ideal accompaniment to a gift, or to commemorate a holiday or birthday, or just for sending a heartfelt message to a friend or loved one and are a great way to learn origami techniques.This do-it-yourself ebook includes: A full-colored 64-page booklet clear step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams 15 fun origami projects In this origami ebook you will find both traditional and modern examples of the art of the folded note. The scope is from simple origami to intricate origami art; abstract to representational; somber to whimsical: a wide range of paper folding possibilities! Custom printed papers are included to make your notes well dressed for any occasion. Once you learn how to fold any of these origami designs you can explore many kinds of fine papers for your notes. All of the projects use square shaped paper, which doesn't necessarily need to be origami paper. You will soon have your favorites committed to memory. Then it will be easy to whip up a quick origami note for a «Thank you!,» «Sorry I missed you,» or «Congratulations!» Even the humblest papers are elevated to elegance by paper folding.Origami projects include: Flapping Bird Envelope Pillow Note Twist Note Hashi Wrapper Note And many more…Sending cards and personal notes has never been so much more fun with Origami Stationery!

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This impressive origami ebook contains everything you need to create beautiful, geometric origami sculptures.Art and math intertwine in exciting and complex new ways in Geometric Origami Kit. World renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander bring you this paper craft ebook where folding a piece of paper creates a new and wondrous origami object. In Geometric Origami, the initial folds are easily created, but once the basic building blocks are ready, the intricate combining of these pieces form new geometric origami sculptures that interlock into interchangeable origami puzzles. Ideal for demonstrating the sophistication and wonder of geometry, they can also be great conversation starting decorations for the home or office. This ebook and downloadable material provide the beginning folder with a series of fun, modular origami projects that represent a wide variety of subjects and techniques.This origami ebook includes:Full-color 64-page book Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams Downloadable materialAt a glance, Geometric Origami may seem too difficult to attempt, but once the methods are broken down and explained they are quite simple and can be completed by children and or beginning origami students. The intricate, multi-paper origami sculptures will put your paper folding skills on a whole new level and are excellent for use in the classroom, for art, math or geometry investigations.Origami projects include:Compass Star AsterLightning Bolt OctahedronButterfly BallPicture CubeModular CraneSonobe Module and CubeMagic Rose Cube

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Make lively scenes out of paper models with this fun children's origami kit. Kids love to make crafts. Whether it's scribbling on a page, putting stickers all over everything or cutting out crazy shapes, kids take supreme pleasure in being crafty.The Color & Collage Origami Art Kit is a unique new origami paper craft product that will teach children to fold, assemble, compose, color and display large collages. They'll have fun folding individual origami models for stand-alone play and as an added bonus being able to arrange these pieces on the included collage backgrounds. All of the folds are designed to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. None of the projects require paint or tools so just grab some origami paper and start folding right away! The kit contains: A full-colored 64-page booklet Step-by-step instruction Easy-to-follow diagrams 35 fun origami projects 88 sheets of 2-sided origami paper 4 sizes and in a variety of different colors Six, 2-sided collage backgroundsRegardless of skill level, kids will be folding like a pro right out of the gate with The Color & Collage Origami Kit. Origami Projects include: Gingerbread House Starry Sky Playhouse Penguin Picnic Christmas TreeNoah's Ark

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Make colorful and fun origami dinosaurs with this easy origami ebook.Origami Dinosaurs ebook is a unique collection of origami paper craft designs that help create folded paper models of awesome prehistoric creatures. Brachiosaurus, Dimetrodon and a whole handful of impossible-to-pronounce dinos are brought to life with a few easy paper folds. World renowned origami artist and author Michael LaFosse designed these visually striking models for paper folders of all levels of skill including origami beginners. Use it to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home—or as a wonderful gift for dinosaur lovers.All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami.The origami ebook contains: 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets Clear step-by-step instructions Easy-to-follow diagrams 20 simple origami dino projectsCraft these eye-catching origami for yourself, or share it as a gift for kids fascinated by dinosaurs.Origami projects include: Tyrannosaurus Rex Stegosaurus Velociraptor Simplesaurus Eryops And many more…

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"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worthy addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League This is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mahjong or «Mah Jongg», offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. When authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain began playing Mahjong, they were unaware of the vintage collections that existed not only in the United States but also across the globe. Slowly, they started to collect their own sets of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the history of, and interest in, the game.Finding few references, Israel and Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mahjong sets from the most basic, made simply of paper, to the most precious materials such as ivory and mother-of-pearl. Recognized and respected scholars and game experts have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing important chapters on the game's history and its pieces as well as technical information on the tiles. Lastly, great collectors from around the globe have shared their incredible sets and memories for the first time in one book for everyone to enjoy.With hundreds of beautiful new images by renowned photographer Michel Arnaud, and including historical documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game fills the void between the past's and today's game, providing vision, inspiration and resources. Anyone who has ever been intrigued by a Mahjong tile will find in these pages visually stunning photographs that will entice them into becoming an enthusiast of the timeless game of Mahjong.

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Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive kit. Mahjong or «Mah Jongg» is not called «The Game of a Thousand Intellingences» for nothing. It's relaxing, social, and allows people to focus on something completely unrelated to everyday concerns. And it's thrilling—there's nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, and your palms sweating, you call «Mahjong!» Play American Mah Jongg! kit contains a complete deck of 152 full-color, durable Mahjong playing cards, along with the best-selling book A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg.The included full-color paperback book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg features color text to clearly show various hands and tiles. It is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American Mahjong and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. It offers first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game. [i]Play American Mah Jongg! kit is ideal for beginner and experienced players alike and can be enjoyed both at home and for travel. This Mahjong kit contains: 96 page, full-color book Simple instructions and clear diagrams 152 Mahjong tiles

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Make simple and fun origami insects with this easy paper craft ebook.Ants, dragonflies, tarantulas are just a few of the creepy, crawly creatures you can create with this friendly origami ebook. World renowned origami artist Michael LaFosse introduces this paper craft ebook that kids and paper folders of all ages will love—turning brightly colored sheets of origami paper into 20 different insects and arachnids. Use it to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to decorate your room—or as a wonderful gift for insects lovers.All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami.This origami ebook contains: 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets Clear step-by-step instructions Easy-to-follow diagrams 20 simple origami insect projectsOrigami Bugs provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you folding your own insect zoo in no time!Origami projects include: Butterfly Caterpillar Firefly Grasshopper Ant And many more…

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This paper pack contains 350 sheets of high-quality origami paper printed in 14 different colorful patterns. Modular origami is the art and technique of folding multiple sheets of paper and then combining and interlocking them to create a larger composite geometric model—the results are truly astounding! This origami paper pack includes: 350 sheets of high-quality origami paper A variety of sizes, colors and attractive designs A full-color instructional booklet Instructions for 6 easy origami projects Clear step-by-step instruction Easy-to-follow diagramsThe individual modules are folded separately and then assembled to form larger constructions typically by inserting tabs into specially created pockets. Friction and tension between the tabs and pockets hold the models together, so no scissors or glue are required—folders can start right immediately after opening the box! Modular Origami Paper Pack is great for any modular paper folder and for those who want to get started in crafting these eye-catching geometric origami models.

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Make colorful and fun origami fish and sea creatures with this easy origami ebook.Sharks, fish and turtles are just a few of the origami ocean creatures you can create with this paper craft origami ebook. World renowned origami artist Michael LaFosse introduces 20 unique origami paper craft designs for exotic undersea creatures. People of all ages and any level of skill, will enjoy crafting these eye-catching origami. This unique collection of origami designs will help you create folded paper models of fish and other animals from around the world. Finished origami projects are great for friends, to decorate your room, or for kids fascinated by aquariums and aquatic creatures.All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami kit contains: 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets Clear step-by-step instructions Easy-to-follow diagrams 20 simple origami projectsOrigami Aquarium provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you creating your own personal aquarium in no time!Origami projects include: Shark Whale Seal Horseshoe Crab Seahorse And many more…