Basic Rug Hooking

All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Author: Judy P. Sopronyi
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811746666
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Rug-hooking tools and materials summarized and explained. Step-by-step instructions and photos show in detail how to hook. Tips to help you develop and refine your skills. Recommended by RUG HOOKING Magazine.

Chinese Rugs

A Buyer's Guide
Author: Lee Allane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500277010
Category: Design
Page: 144
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And countries outside China itself, such as Tibet and Nepal, have broadened the market even further by producing Chinese-style rugs of the same high standard. This is a comprehensive guide full of advice on how to find the right rug at the right price. This companion volume to Lee Allane's Oriental Rugs: A Buyer's Guide (Thames and Hudson, 1988) explains how these rugs are made, and how techniques, materials and tools affect character and quality, whether from the commercialized workshops of Peking and Kathmandu, or from the nomads of East Turkestan. An up-to-date table of price comparisons gives a clear indication of what to pay for each range and grade of rug. The author explores the worldview that underpins the rugs' sophisticated symbolism and color schemes, providing a permanent source of reference to the various weaving groups both inside and outside China. Lee Allane has collected oriental rugs for a number of years and is a consultant for several international auction houses and carpet companies.

Finishing Hooked Rugs

Favorite Techniques from the Experts
Author: The Editors of Rug Hooking Magazine
Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1881982998
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
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Finishing techniques from expert teachersStep-by-step photographsCare and cleaning of hooked rugsIncludes whipped, knit, crocheted, and braided edges Every rug hooker needs a resource for edge finishes. This comprehensive book covers eight different techniques, providing helpful tips and suggestions for professional looking edges. Includes a range of styles from simple whipping to complex combinations of hooking and braiding. Contributors are teachers, designers, and artists well known for their fine work and innovative techniques. Step-by-step color photos show you how. A must-have for rug hookers everywhere.

Kilims

A Buyer's Guide
Author: Lee Allane
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500278413
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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In recent years kilims have become sought after both as functional and as decorative items. Their versatility, the beauty of their colours and patterning and their reasonable prices all help to explain this level of interest, but the abundance of patterns and style has made the search for the right kilim a bewildering process. This comprehensive guide ensures that independent advice is now available.

Foal to First Ridden


Author: Vanessa Britton
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861265524
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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In this title, Vanessa Britton provides all the help and guidance necessary to enable you to enjoy one of the most rewarding experiences open to the horse owner, that of breeding and rearing a foal from a favorite mare. Written for the first-time breeder, topics covered include assessing your mare and finding a suitable stallion, and sending your mare to stud. Pregnancy in the mare, foaling and postnatal care, the lactating mare, weaning, and nutrition are also included, as well as general management and initial training, and backing.

Introduction to Rug Hooking

A Beginner's Guide to Tools, Techniques, & Materials
Author: Kris Miller
Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0811761770
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Rug hooking tools and equipment made simple, from advice on choosing the perfect wool to finishing your hooked rug. • Step-by-step instructions on how to hook a rug • How to draw your own pattern • Troubleshooting and tips for new rug hookers • 8 projects with patterns and complete instructions

Equiz

Intermediate
Author: Vanessa Britton
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851316543
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 72
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This text is part of the Equiz series which covers the whole range of the BHS stage examinations from the Newcomer to Advanced stages. Giving guidance for those at the Intermediate stage, this book comprises a series of questions in multiple choice format, with the answers given at the back. Each book in the series covers a wide range of subjects, from handling horses to stable management, riding technique and road safety. They provide revision help as well as a basis for team quiz competitions.

Scrappy Hooked Rugs

Making the Most of the Wool in Your Stash
Author: Bea Brock
Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0811760022
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 413
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Finally--a book on how to use up odds and ends, those pieces of wool leftover from other projects. Colorful and contemporary, Scrappy Hooked Rugs guides rug hookers toward color planning and beautiful projects. • Stash-busting ideas for hooked rugs • Stash-happy color planning made easy • Contemporary scrappy rugs from the experts • Free scrappy rug patterns

Home of the Brave


Author: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345956
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 1993
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In dreamlike sequences, a man symbolically confronts the trauma of his family’s incarceration in the Japanese internment camps during World War II. This infamous event is made emotionally clear through his meeting a group of children all with strange name tags pinned to their coats. The man feels the helplessness of the children. Finally, desperately he releases the name tags like birds into the air to find their way home with the hope for a time when Americans will be seen as one people—not judged, mistrusted, or segregated because of their individual heritage. Sixty years after thousands of Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned, the cogent prose and haunting paintings of renowned author and illustrator Allen Say remind readers of a dark chapter in America’s history.

Finnish American Rag Rugs

Art, Tradition & Ethnic Continuity
Author: Yvonne R. Lockwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780870138645
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 249
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This comprehensive "natural history" of a traditional art form honors more than a hundred contemporary Finnish American rag rug weavers and loom builders, whom the author has met and interviewed during more than two decades of research, mostly in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula. As in the classic Finnish American rag rug, Lockwood weaves a colorful yet subdued, artfully lasting, and deeply symbolic tribute that reclaims remnants of past Michigan Traditional Arts Program productions in a fresh composition that will appeal to rag rug artisans, Finns and Finnish Americans, scholars, and a broad public alike. Janet C. Gilmore, Independent Folklorist & Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison --

The Life We Bury

A Novel
Author: Allen Eskens
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
ISBN: 1616149981
Category: Fiction
Page: 303
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Contains an excerpt from the forthcoming novel titled The guise of another.

A Lifetime of Rug-Hooking


Author: Doris Eaton
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781551098463
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 94
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A Lifetime of Rug-Hooking features over 80 of Doris's rugs in spectacular detail, complete with the inspiration and materials behind their creation. With a foreword from Nova Scotia rug-hooker and artist Deanne Fitzpatrick, A Lifetime of Rug-Hooking is a marvelous visual tour through the works of an influential folk artist.

HRC

State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
Author: Jonathan Allen,Amie Parnes
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0804136769
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circle Hillary Clinton’s surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years later, she has reemerged as an even more powerful and influential figure, a formidable stateswoman and the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, marking one of the great political comebacks in history. The story of Hillary’s phoenixlike rise is at the heart of HRC, a riveting political biography that journeys into the heart of “Hillaryland” to discover a brilliant strategist at work. Masterfully unfolded by Politico’s Jonathan Allen and The Hill’s Amie Parnes from more than two hundred top-access interviews with Hillary’s intimates, colleagues, supporters, and enemies, HRC portrays a seasoned operator who negotiates political and diplomatic worlds with equal savvy. Loathed by the Obama team in the wake of the primary, Hillary worked to become the president’s greatest ally, their fates intertwined in the work of reestablishing America on the world stage. HRC puts readers in the room with Hillary during the most intense and pivotal moments of this era, as she mulls the president-elect’s offer to join the administration, pulls the strings to build a coalition for his war against Libya, and scrambles to deal with the fallout from the terrible events in Benghazi—all while keeping one eye focused on 2016. HRC offers a rare look inside the merciless Clinton political machine, as Bill Clinton handled the messy business of avenging Hillary’s primary loss while she tried to remain above the partisan fray. Exploring her friendships and alliances with Robert Gates, David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, and the president himself, Allen and Parnes show how Hillary fundamentally transformed the State Department through the force of her celebrity and her unparalleled knowledge of how power works in Washington. Filled with deep reporting and immersive storytelling, this remarkable portrait of the most important female politician in American history is an essential inside look at the woman who may be our next president. From the Hardcover edition.

Atlas Shrugged


Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101137193
Category: Fiction
Page: 1088
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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Emma's Rug


Author: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547347553
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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In a story of warmth and surprise, Allen Say explores the origins of artistic inspiration. Elegant illustrations portray the journey of a child who discovers that creativity ultimately comes from within.

Fantastic Mr. Fox


Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780756982867
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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The delightfully witty and exciting tale of Mr. Fox, a truly fantastic fellow who outwits three rich, mean farmers who are determined to catch him.

Whoa, Baby!

A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened)
Author: Kelly Rowland,Tristan Bickman, M.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738219436
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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When global pop star Kelly Rowland became a mom for the first time, giving birth to her son Titan, she felt the most incredible love she had ever experienced. But after spending nine months so focused on the baby growing inside her, she was caught completely off guard by how much she had changed. Like many first-time moms, she was not ready for what had happened to her body and for so many overwhelming new thoughts and emotions. She wondered: Will I Ever Walk Again? Will I Ever Sleep Again? Are My Boobs Always Going to Be Like This? Rowland had questions about everything from postpartum bleeding, skin and hair changes, and dealing with aches and pains to getting back in shape and sex after baby. She also weighed the larger notions about what she wanted out of motherhood and the rest of her life. It was a good thing that Rowland's longtime OB/GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman was right there to answer every single crazy question that popped into her head. Nothing fazed Dr. Bickman and she provided Rowland with the answers she so desperately needed, telling her over and over that, in the months after a woman gives birth, nothing is exactly strange, but nothing is necessarily normal either. It's all just part of the "miracle" of birth. In Whoa, Baby! Rowland and Dr. Bickman team up to share this reassuring information with new moms everywhere. Often hilarious and always down-to-earth, Rowland and Dr. Bickman cover every surprising challenge that new moms face.

Sharp Objects

A Novel
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1101902876
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Reluctantly returning to her hometown after an eight-year absence to investigate the murders of two preteen girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic, 13-year-old half-sister and discovers secrets of her own past. By the #1 best-selling author of Gone Girl. Reprint.

Whitaker's Cumulative Book List


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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