Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.
Sewing Machine Basics
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
United States of Cakes
Author: Roy Fares
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
World-Class pastry chef, Roy Fares, has traveled to many countries throughout his journey to perfect the art of baking. But of all the places his adventures took him, Los Angeles struck a particular chord, inspiring him to experiment with the many classic pastry recipes he sampled there. United States of Cakes is a compilation of his favorite classics, all featured with his own unique twist. Desserts can sometimes be too sweet or not sweet enough. After much trial and error, Roy has found the perfect median between the two for many beloved cakes, cookies, and pastries. Recipes include: Banana nut bread Geneva cookies Espresso cake Nutella cupcakes Cheesecake in a jar Red Velvet Cake S'mores cupcakes Oreo cookie cupcakes With over 50 delicious pastry recipes from various beloved patisseries such as, Magnolia's, Crumbs, and Sweet Lady Jane, United States of Cakes reminds us of the simple pleasures in life and showcases the sweeter side of American cuisine. Join Roy as he travels from the arid deserts of Palm Springs to the glamorous streets of Beverly Hills, sampling, baking, and learning about delicious treats. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Author: Stephanie Diamond-Bayir
Speakout is a comprehensive English course that helps adult learners gain confidence in all skills areas using authentic materials from the BBC. With its wide range of support material, it meets the diverse needs of learners in a variety of teaching situations and helps bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.
Author: Husain Haqqani
Publisher: Carnegie Endowment
"This book analyzes the origins of the relationships between Islamist groups and Pakistan's military, and explores Pakistan's quest for identity and security. Tracing how the Pakistani military has sought U.S. support by making itself useful for concerns of the moment, author Husain Haqqani offers an alternative view of political developments in Pakistan since the country's independence in 1947"--Provided by publisher.
BEC is an internationally recognised business qualification that demonstrates an ability to use English in professional contexts. As a University of Cambridge ESOL examination, international companies use it as a suitable entry requirement by academic institutions and for recruitment. Success with BEC provides complete preparation for the BEC exams, but is also an ideal focus for in-company training courses and for business people and students wishing to improve their English and job prospects. The course covers the three levels of the exam: BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher.
The Lillian Lectures
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Author: Jakob Wassermann
A classic book which tells the story of Kaspar Hauser's remarkable, short life and his effect on those who met him.
Author: Lee Suttey
Publisher: Abrams Noterie
Get ready to tap into the trend of hand-drawn lettering with Sketching Type! Inside this guided sketchbook, you'll find more than 50 inspirational exercises and creative prompts divided by type style--retro, futuristic, ornamental, and fun--to help generate ideas, encourage experimentation, and make practicing enjoyable. Each exercise is introduced with whimsical visuals and followed by three pages (some blank, some with templates) where you can practice and try out your own ideas. Special Features: Filled with information about the history of type to inspire your own work A perfect balance of guided tutorial pages and blank sheets for practicing and doodling Paperback, landscape orientation of page allows plenty of room to sketch