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Tackle classic crafts with our First Time series titles: Window Treatments, Felting, and Embroidery and Cross-Stitch

Learning how to craft has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, our First Time beginner’s guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of needle arts including Window Treatments, Felting¸ and Embroidery and Cross-Stitch!

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions will have you sewing and decorating with confidence.

First Time Window Treatments

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

by Susan Woodcock

$19.99 US / $25.99 CAN

Paperback, 128 Pages

ISBN: 9781631597855

August 6, 2019

Learning how to plan, make, and install your own beautiful curtains, drapes, shades, and other window decor may sound daunting, but with the expert, step-by-step guidance of Susan Woodcock in First Time Window Treatments, your goal is within reach.

Like having your very own sewing instructor at your side, First Time Window Treatments guides you expertly through the process, including:

  • Measuring your windows and selecting fabric
  • Fundamental techniques of cutting, seaming, hemming, and adding frills and trims
  • Making basic styles of curtains, shades, blinds, and top treatments
  • Essential tips and tools for installation
There’s a first time for everything. First Time Window Treatmentswill help you decorate your windows with your own stylish designs.

 

First Time Felting

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

by Ruth Lane

$19.99 US / $25.99 CAN

Paperback, 128 Pages

ISBN: 9781631598036

September 3, 2019

In First Time Felting, felting and fiber expert Ruth Lane teaches a class for absolute beginners on three classic methods of felting.

Start by learning about the various types of wool fibers used for felting, preparing them for the process, and simple methods for dyeing. Next, discover the basic supplies and techniques for needle feltingwet felting, and nuno felting.

You’ll use those essential skills to make fun, easy projects—artworks, embellished fashions, three-dimensional figures, and more—skills you’ll turn to again and again to create your own original pieces!

First Time Embroidery and Cross-Stitch

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

by Linda Wyszynski

$19.99 US / $25.99 CAN

Paperback, 128 Pages

ISBN: 9781631597978

September 3, 2019

Learning how to embroider and cross stitch has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner’s guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of hand stitching techniques.

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for classic embroiderycrewel, and cross-stitch will have you creating and embellishing projects like jewelry, journal covers, pillows, fashions, and more with confidence.

With First Time Embroidery and Cross Stitch, you’ll be personalizing your own amazing pieces with beautiful stitches in no time.

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Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration — the perfect portable resource for art on the go!

Whether you’re traveling abroad or exploring near home, Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration, publishing in May from Bay Area artist Betsy Beier, shows you how to employ creativity as a means to document your experiences, capture your memories, and dream of new adventures.

With the approachable instruction and contemporary approach to drawing featured inAnywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration, aspiring creatives of all backgrounds can learn how to make illustrative art on the go using pencil, pen, colored pencil, and more. 

Learn how to make art inspired by your immediate surroundings, wherever you are—whether traveling abroad or exploring at home. Use your art and creativity as a means to document your experiences, capture your travel memories, and dream of new adventures.


After an overview of the suggested tools and materials, explore essential drawing techniques, such as mastering line art and gesture drawing, making quick on-location sketches, and working with color media to complement illustrations. Helpful tips include information for packing and traveling with art supplies, drawing in the open air, and working from photographs. Finally, easy-to-follow and customizable step-by-step projects show you how to creatively express yourself by combining color, pattern, texture, typography, and cultural experience with a variety of projects.

Packed with a plethora of fun and creative exercises, Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration is the perfect portable resource for creative types on the go.

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633226999
Illustrations: 271 color illustrations
Size: 6.5 in x 9.5 in / 165.1 mm x 241.3 mm

In Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration you’ll find:

  • 12 fun and creative projects to tell the stories of your adventures at home and out in the world
  • Instruction for a variety of media including graphite, watercolor, markers, collage, and more!
  • Tips on creating “on-the-go” including how to pack and carry your supplies and how to stay comfortable while sketching.

The author

Bay Area-based artist Betsy Beier creates illustrations, patterns, and lettering that celebrate places, people, experiences, foods, and cultures from around the world. Her career as a designer has allowed her to explore a wide variety of artistic opportunities, from creating interactive games, software, and museum installations to illustrating puzzles, books and home products. She has worked with clients that include HarperCollins Publishers, Budweiser, Apple, Shutterfly, and ABC Studios. Learn more about Betsy at www.wanderlustdesigner.com.

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Make 2019 Your Year of Color with THE NEW COLOR MIXING COMPANION

Start the new year in a burst of color with The New Color Mixing Companion by Minnesota-based artist and Instagram star Josie Lewis!

The New Color Mixing Companion combines practical information with user-friendly projects for hands-on learning about mixing colorand creating palettes. In addition, it includes over a dozen geometric and meditative templates for you to continue your color mixing practice.

The New Color Mixing Companion (Quarry Books / $24.99 US) is a modern, hands-on guide to working with color featuring approachable projects that each explore a different aspect of color mixing.

This comprehensive guide starts with a crash course in essential terminology and visual vocabulary from artist and popular Instagrammer Josie Lewis. It then shows you how to go beyond the wheel and basic theory with hands-on projects that illustrate and illuminate a variety of color elements and techniques. The materials used—including watercolor and acrylic paints, and found or purchased collage papers—are accessible, inexpensive, and readily available. Plus, this art guide includes easy-to-use tear-out templates featured in many of the projects; their modern geometric layouts yield stunning color arrangements.

 

With The New Color Mixing Companion, artists, crafters, and designers of all skill levels will learn to take color in a whole new direction!

Artist and Instagram sensation Josie Lewis has taught college-level painting, drawing, art appreciation, and two-dimensional design, and also regularly teaches workshops, leads creative retreats, and hosts exhibitions in her Minneapolis studio. She has been featured onDesignSpongeInsiderHigh Times, and by many other social media influencers. Josie’s work has also been exhibited widely throughout the US and can be found in the collections of many private and public institutions, including Target Corporation, General Mills, University of Arizona at Phoenix and Flagstaff, and University of Minnesota. A two-time grant recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board, Josie has a BA from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an MFA from the University of Minnesota. Originally from the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, she lives in the Twin Cities. See more of her work at josielewis.com.

The New Color Mixing Companion is available now from Quarry Books.

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Create works of art no matter where you are with ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ART!

Walter Foster’s Anywhere, Anytime Art series teaches readers to create in a variety of mediums no matter the time or place.

Gouache painting is gaining in popularity, and Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache gives you the tools you need to begin, whether you’re experienced in a different medium or beginning your art journey. Meanwhile,Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil presents colored-pencil drawing in a modern way, focusing on urban and suburban scenes as well as subjects from daily life.

In both books, you will learn about tools, materials, techniques, and color theory, and then dive into helpful tips, hacks, and techniques for creating art while out and about. Step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects make creating art quick, easy, and fun for artists of all skill levels.

Take a fresh look at an up-and-coming art medium with Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache!

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ART: GOUACHE

By Agathe Singer

On-Sale Date: May 1, 2018

$16.95 US · $21.95 CAN · 128 pages · Paperback

ISBN: 9781633224964

Learn to be spontaneous with your artwork, and expand your artistic horizons!

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ART: COLORED PENCIL

By Cara Hanley

On-Sale Date: May 1, 2018

$16.95 US · $21.95 CAN · 128 pages · Paperback

ISBN: 9781633224940

Crayon

By Monika Forsberg

9781633222700

128 pages

US $16.95

May 1, 2017

Watercolor

By Barbara Roth

9781633221956

128 pages

US $16.95

May 1, 2017

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