Hand Made

Hand Made


Hand Lettering Made Easy


Hand Lettering Made Easy


Calligraphy and lettering go from art to magic in Handlettering Made Easy the first book that shows how to use widely available markers for calligraphy Crafters and scrapbookers will quickly become experts with Beagle’s clear, hands-on explanations of the technique and its application to journaling, computer lettering; and lettering on special surfaces like ceramics terra cotta glass and fabric. The book includes 150 illustrations and loads of different calligraphy and lettering alphabets, plus numerous scrapbook layouts to spark readers creativity.


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World Made by Hand


World Made by Hand


In his previous book, celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the age of globalization and mankind’s explosive progress over the last two hundred years was based on the availability of cheap fossil fuels. He observed that the terminal decline of oil production, combined with the perils of climate change, had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. Offering a shocking vision for the coming trauma of our post-oil future, The Long Emergency was a tremendous success and a best seller, selling over 100,000 copies. With World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler makes an imaginative leap into the future, a few decades hence, and shows us what life may be like following the long emergency. For the townspeople of Union Grove, New York, the future is not what they thought it would be. After the catastrophes converged–the end of oil, climate change, global pandemics, and resource wars–they are doing whatever they can to get by. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren’t sure. As the heat of summer intensifies our narrator, Robert Earle, former marketing executive turned carpenter, and his fellow residents of Union Grove struggle with the new way of life. Their challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers replenished with fish. Driven by realistic conflicts and peopled with relatable, engaging characters, World Made by Hand is a novel full of love and loss, violence and power, sex and drugs, depression and desperation, but also plenty of hope. This is an extraordinary book, sure to appeal to Kunstler’s legion of fans as well as new readers attracted by the accomplished storytelling of an experienced writer.


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Amsterdam:  Made By Hand


Amsterdam: Made By Hand


This is the second Made by Hand guide by stylist Pia Jane Bijkerk. The first, Paris: Made by Hand, received an ecstatic reception around the world from magazines such as British House & Garden, Vogue Living, and Martha Stewart Living, and on dozens and dozens of design blogs from design*sponge to decor8. Amsterdam: Made by Hand takes readers to dozens of boutiques, studios, and workshops offering not only newly created items fashioned by hand, but also vintage objects and found objects that may have been reworked by a talented artist. Also included are shops providing exclusive European supplies if you want to make your own objects: fabric, vintage silk tassels, yarn, handmade buttons, flowers in feathers and silk, and more. Pia describes her book the best:“As a stylist, I am always on the lookout for objects that are distinctive and alluring—which is why I adore all things handmade. Amsterdam: Made by Hand is an insider’s guide where you’ll discover Dutch ateliers tucked away on the cobble stoned backstreets of the old canal district, and boutiques that Dutch designers and stylists have kept well-hidden inside their black books. . . until now. Between its pages you can expect to find woodworkers, flower artists, jewelry designers, dressmakers, ceramicists, and more: with the backdrop of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals and wonky buildings, you can expect to see this quaint old city in a whole new light.”This is a book for all professional designers and decorators and lovers of design and decorating, lovers of all things handmade, the chic and unique, and of course Amsterdam.


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Made by Hand


Made by Hand


Made By Hand is an illustrated survey of some of the finest hand makers operating today. Profiling these makers with large images of themselves, their workshops, products and techniques, Made By Hand walks the reader through tailors, shoe makers, bee keepers, micro breweries, jewellers and more. By focusing on the choice these artisans have made to produce hand made goods in an age where mass-produced, imported wares are cheaper and easier the book is a timely celebration of the return to organic, hand made and home grown that is proliferating worldwide.Each maker features in a double page spread with interviews probing their techniques, the surrounding tradition and their motivation for working by hand. This is accompanied by trivia, such as the celebrities they have produced for and the most expensive pieces they have ever made.Prefaced by an introductory text about the ethos of hand making, and with the juxtaposition of traditional craft alongside contemporary hand making throughout, Made By Hand is framed as an address to hand craft as an environmentally friendly and economically healthy resurgence that is not only nostalgic but also progressive and productive.


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Hand Made Baking


Hand Made Baking


Hand Made Baking


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Luxury Hand Towel 2-Pack, Made in the USA with 100% Cotton from Africa – Made Here by 1888 Mills, White


Luxury Hand Towel 2-Pack, Made in the USA with 100% Cotton from Africa – Made Here by 1888 Mills, White


These luxury, 100 percent premium cotton hand towels are delicately crafted from imported African cotton and manufactured in the USA. The imported cotton is sourced from the CmiA (Cotton Made in Africa) project which supports sustainable cultivation and increased wages for smaller African cotton farmers. Combining premium African cotton with our world-class American textile craftsmanship, passed d…


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Jessica Simpson Texas Cotton Hand Towels (2pk)- Made in the USA


Jessica Simpson Texas Cotton Hand Towels (2pk)- Made in the USA


The Jessica Simpson collection is a signature lifestyle concept inspired by and designed in collaboration with Jessica Simpson, the American entertainment, music and style icon. Introducing the made in the USA collection from Jessica Simpson. This collection of luxuriously designed bath towels supports American manufacturing-it’s made from 100percent USA grown cotton. True to Jessica’s Texas toots…


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100% Organic Cotton Luxury Wash Cloth- Made Here by 1888 Mills (4pk)


100% Organic Cotton Luxury Wash Cloth- Made Here by 1888 Mills (4pk)


1888 Mills is proud to offer its 100 percent Organic Cotton bath program. These luxurious, oversized wash cloths are made with 100 percent ring-spun combed cotton for increased softness, durability and absorbency. Woven with an elegant finish, these wash cloths are the perfect touch to any bathroom décor. Additionally, the Organic Cotton in this collection promotes clean air, water, and soil by e…


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Is Dippin’ Dots Still the “Ice Cream of the Future”? (smithsonianmag)

How founder and CEO Curt Jones is trying to keep the tiny ice cream beads from
becoming a thing of the past

smithsonianmag

* Handmade bags with textile artist Marilyn Pipe

Hand Made

Why did the industrialists in the 19th century preferred hand-made goods over machine made goods?

Some points on why industrialists preferred hand made goods rather than machine made goods.

The meticulous way in which hand-made goods are made, is always preferred. The words to describe this are PRIDE and QUALITY. This would provide the world with products in a near perfect design. Folk, in the past times, wanted to do their best. NOW in 2007, folk don’t give a “half care” how they do anything. Presently, the point in the minds of the workers is, to collect that paycheck and nothing more.