Bring North American animals to life with the exciting scroll saw patterns found in this book. Choose from more than 50 ready-to-cut patterns that include everything from squirrels, raccoons and rabbits to moose, cougars and rams. Each pattern is drawn with crisp, easy-to-follow lines.
Trim Your Tree with Handmade Holiday OrnamentsThe best ornaments on the Christmas tree are always those that are handmade! Use your scroll saw to create memorable three-dimensional Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree, use as holiday decorations, or give to family and friends.Inside you ll find dozens of inventive ready-to-use patterns to use in creating inspirational ornaments, nativity scenes, tree toppers, holiday centerpieces, snowmen candlestick holders, and much, much more.Each festive design in this newly revised book features compound cutting, a simple technique that uses multiple cuts to produce amazingly complex-looking results. Follow the author s instructions to learn the secret of making compound cuts on your scroll saw. Her easy methods will give your ornaments height, width, and depth, providing impressive results at any skill level.Inside you ll find 52 ready-to-use ornament patterns, including: - Snowmen and Santas- Doves and Teddy Bears- Gingerbread Men- Candy Canes, Bells, and Stockings- Traditional Tree Toppers- Icicles, Angels, and Many More!Plus festive projects for: - A Simple Nativity Scene- Snowmen Candlestick Holders- Poinsettia Centerpiece- Sleigh and Reindeer"
Throughout the course of the twentieth century, as newly formed nations sought ways to develop and formalise their national identity and acquire a range of identifiable national assets, we find new musical canons springing up across the world. But these canons are not arbitrary collections of works imposed on the public by the authorities. Rather they acquire deep resonance and meaning, both as national symbols and as musical repertoires imbued with aesthetic value. This book traces the formation of one such musical canon: the Twelve Muqam, a set of musical suites linked to the Uyghurs, who are one of China's minority nationalities, and culturally Central Asian Muslims. The book draws on Uyghur and Chinese language publications; interviews with musicians and musicologists; field, archive and commercial recordings, and aims towards an understanding of the Twelve Muqam as musical repertoire, juxtaposed with an understanding of the Twelve Muqam as a field of discourse. The book brings together several years' work in this field, but its core arises from a research project under the auspices of the AHRC Centre for Music Performance and Dance.
A Computer Perspective
Author: Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Publisher: Harvard University Press
A splendid, graphic history of the origin and development of the computer, this classic work is a timeless record of the most profound technological revolution in the history of humankind. The book's decade-by-decade format is highlighted with hundreds of illustrations, memorabilia and artifacts collected from around the world. Halftones and illustrations.
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.
Compound cutting is a simple technique that produces astonishingly complex-looking results. Discover how easy it is to learn this exciting method for creating three-dimensional projects on the scroll saw. Author and artist Diana Thompson offers 44 of her best shop-tested, ready-to-use designs in 3-D Patterns for the Scroll Saw. Both beginning and experienced scroll saw artists will appreciate this fresh look at an innovative technique. Step-by-step demonstrations guide those who are new to three-dimensional scrolling to improve their skills, while original patterns, ranging from simple, whimsical displays to elaborate holiday-themed designs, will delight and challenge advanced scrollers. Helpful hints cover all the basics, from choosing wood to cutting, painting, and finishing these delicate pieces.
A collection of favorite box designs from the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts. Includes jewelry and keepsake boxes, music boxes, and unique one-of-a-kind boxes that hold everything from poker chips to flags. 29 favorite projects and patterns.
Recurrent crises in emerging markets and in advanced economies in the last decades cast doubt about the ability of financial liberalization to meet the aims of sustainable economic growth and development. The increasing importance of financial markets and financial efficiency criterion over economic decisions and policies since the 1980s laid down the conditions of the development process of emerging market economies. Numerous crises experienced thereafter gave rise to flourishing work on the links between financialization and economic development. Several decades of observations and lessons can now be integrated into economic and econometric models to give more sophisticated and multivariable approaches to financial development with respect to growth and development issues. In the markets-based and private-enterprise dominated world economy, two conditions for a successful growth-enhancing financial evolution can at least be brought fore: macroeconomic stability and consistent supervision. But even after the 2007-2008 global crisis, economists do not agree on the meaning of those conditions. For liberal and equilibrium-market economists, good finance and supervision mean market-friendly structures while for institutionalists, post-Keynesian and Marxist economists, good finance and supervision must lie in collectively designed and managed public structures. Drawing heavily on the tumultuous crises of the 1990s-2000s, this book argues that those experiences can shed light on such a crucial issue and lead economic theory and policy to go beyond the blindness of efficient free markets doctrine to economic catastrophes. It also points to new challenges to global stability in the wake of reconfiguration of international financial arena under the weight of major emerging market economies.
Growing out of her popular online workshops and videos, Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu takes you step by step through the process of drawing a folk art and stylized girl’s face. You will learn to create simple, balanced features and add shading with colored pencils and paint. From there, you will learn how to draw the rest of the figure and put it into a unique, textured, mixed-media background. —Learn to design costumes and personalities for your girls and adapt them to fit your own artistic style. —Create vivid, exciting backgrounds by layering paint, collaging with fabric, carving beeswax, distressing wood, and building up texture with mediums and pastes. —And on the accompanying DVD-ROM, which you can play on your Mac or PC, there is a mini-workshop full of whimsical mayhem, motivation, and real-time video with Suzi Blu showing you detailed drawing and shading techniques for faces, beeswax finishes, and how to make a mixed-media art journal start to finish.
Scroll Saw Workbook
Author: John A. Nelson, Joyce C. Nelson
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
This woodworking guide compares the 15 scroll saw models available in today's market and offers 25 exercises--with patterns and step-by-step cutting instructions--that will turn a novice into a pro. Beginning with the basics such as cutting straight, curved, and jagged lines, the book details progressively more advanced techniques including stack cutting; cutting metal, plastic, and paper, relief cutting; inlay, segmentation; and puzzle making. Project patterns include die-cut stationery, a fish silhouette, a butterfly with interior cuts, a hummingbird ornament, and a collapsible wooden basket. The content has been updated to include information on new scroll saw manufacturers.
Animal Puzzles for the Scroll Saw
Author: Judy Peterson, Dave Peterson
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Over 50 patterns for upright and interlocking puzzles including new patterns for a beagle, bison, a panda bear, caribou, red fox, and much more. Step-by-step instructions and 50 great patterns.
Traditionally, being able to give a reading with tarot cards has required the painstaking memorization of the details of 78 specific cards. Author Michele Morgan has now developed a method that taps into the user's intuitive and psychic abilities to discover a whole new way of interpreting ancient arcana. Illustrations.
Confined by behavioural norms and professional restrictions, women in Renaissance Italy found a welcome escape in an alternative world of play. This book examines the role of games of wit in the social and cultural experience of patrician women from the early sixteenth to the early eighteenth century. Beneath the frivolous exterior of such games as occasions for idle banter, flirtation, and seduction, there often lay a lively contest for power and agency, and the opportunity for conventional women to demonstrate their intellect, to achieve a public identity, and even to model new behaviour and institutions in the non-ludic world. By tapping into the records and cultural artifacts of these games, George McClure recovers a realm of female fame that has largely escaped the notice of modern historians, and in so doing, reveals a cohort of spirited, intellectual women outside of the courts.
Author: Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Puzzle makers will love this collection of the most popular puzzles from the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts. Includes patterns for cuddly cats, Jonah and the Whale, a Wooly Mammoth, a Teacher's Puzzle, and more.
Author: John Farndon
Includes lifecycle, behavior, and habitat.