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Fabricating For Dummies
Fabricating For Dummies
by Kip Hanson

Work your way to fabricating success People have been hammering metal into shields, cookware, and ceremonial headdresses for centuries, and fabrication continues to be a popular and growing industry today. Fabricating For Dummies provides you with all the information you need to begin learning about metalworking, or fill any gaps in your existing knowledge in order to advance your career. Simply put, there's little out there for light reading on manufacturing. What's available is often quite exp ...
Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition
Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition
by Matthew L. Helm, April Leigh Helm

The fun way to research your family history Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project—including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and publi ...
Crocheting For Dummies with Online Videos, 3rd Edition
Crocheting For Dummies with Online Videos, 3rd Edition
by Karen Manthey, Susan Brittain

Get hooked on the art of crochet The crochet craze has taken the craft world by storm. If you've caught the bug and want to take your skills from beginner to beguiling, look no further than the friendly guidance in this bestselling guide. In Crocheting For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll find out how to choose the right hooks and yarns to complete your project, switch colors as you go, utilize various crochet stiches for different looks, and so much more. Online companion project videos will help r ...
Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition
by Pam Allen, Shannon Okey, Tracy Barr, Marly Bird

The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book. From casting on to knitting in the round—and more—t ...
Publishing E-Books For Dummies
Publishing E-Books For Dummies
by Ali Luke

Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid m ...
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting
by Mary Scott Huff

The visual way to add color to your knitting Are you a knitter looking to expand your knowledge and take on new challenges? Color adds vibrant, complex patterns to sweaters, hats, mittens, and more. For the uninitiated, color knitting can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting explains, step by step, the various methods and gives you a variety of projects so that you can put your newfound skills to use. Working with color—whether it's one richly ...
Playwriting For Dummies
Playwriting For Dummies
by Angelo Parra

The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financing your project, and incorporating professional insights on writing, there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwright needs to know. But where can you turn for guidance? Playwriting For Dummies helps any writer at any stage of the ...
Welding For Dummies
Welding For Dummies
by Steven Robert Farnsworth

Get the know-how to weld like a pro Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task. This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance ...
Sewing For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Sewing For Dummies, 3rd Edition
by Jan Saunders Maresh

The most complete guide to sewing basics People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing. Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techn ...
Paper Engineering and Pop-ups For Dummies
Paper Engineering and Pop-ups For Dummies
by Rob Ives

Paper Engineering & Pop-ups For Dummies covers a wide range of projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams help readers not only to complete the diverse projects in the book, but also master the skills necessary to apply their own creativity and create new projects, beyond the book's pages. ...
Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Howland Blackiston

Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition reviews the tools of the trade, including complete instructions for building and maintaining beehives; offers detailed and easy-to-follow guidelines for all phases of honey production--including harvesting, bottling, packaging and marketing your honey; explores theories into the recent unexplained collapse of colonies and its environmental and economic on society; and provides new information on mites and diseases and recommend changes in bee medication and tr ...
Figure Drawing For Dummies
Figure Drawing For Dummies
by Kensuke Okabayashi

Figure Drawing For Dummies appeals to both new art students and veteran artists who find it difficult to proportionally draw the human form. The illustrations and examples in Figure Drawing For Dummies are designed to help readers capture this elusive figure. ...
Oil Painting For Dummies
Oil Painting For Dummies
by Anita Marie Giddings, Sherry Stone Clifton

Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an ...
Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Neil S. Berman, Ron Guth

Can’t make heads or tails out of coin collecting? You need Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, the treasure trove on information on numismatics. This hands-on guide escorts you through the world’s oldest hobby, helping you decide which type of coins you want to collect, keep your collection in mint condition, buy and sell coins on the Internet, find interesting coin shows to attend, and assemble and diversify a great collection. The purpose of this fun, easy-to-access guide is ...
Crochet Patterns For Dummies
Crochet Patterns For Dummies
by Susan Brittain

Would you like to learn to crochet? Already know the basics, but would like to stretch your crocheting skills? From scarves and sweaters to hats and handbags, you can create beautiful, useful designs with ease using Crochet Patterns For Dummies. From choosing the right hooks and yarn and crocheting basic stitches to joining pieces together, this easy-to-follow guide will have you hooked in no time. Our hands-on workbook gets you crocheting fashionable, fun designs in a focused, step-by-step mann ...
Knitting Patterns For Dummies
Knitting Patterns For Dummies
by Kristi Porter

Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you’re looking to stretch your knitting skills? Knitting Patterns For Dummies is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of new ways to have fun with needles and yarn, with great projects such as basic ponchos and pullovers, felted bags and slippe ...
Calligraphy For Dummies
Calligraphy For Dummies
by Jim Bennett

You’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ?   Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time! Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you’ll discover different type ...
Manga For Dummies
Manga For Dummies
by Kensuke Okabayashi

If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings.  You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you’ll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know i ...
Quilting For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Quilting For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Cheryl Fall

Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time! Discover how to * Select the right fabrics and threads * Design your masterpiece * Use quilting software * Save time wit ...
Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies
Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies
by Kelly Ewing

Make floating candles, herbal soaps, and even a home spa Discover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way? Whether you're a beginner or seasoned craftperson, this fun book offers everything you need to make beautiful, professional-looking candles and soaps at home. You get practical tips on dyeing and scenting wax, using unusual molds, adding embellishments to candles, working with soap ingredients, and even turning your hobby into a business! Discover How To: Stock a safe &a ...

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