Crafts & Hobbies
Hands-on, full-color instruction in this versatile painting medium
Acrylic paint is easy to use, quick to dry, a cinch to clean up, and relatively inexpensive–which makes it a great medium for amateur artists. Following a simple step-by-step approach, Acrylic Painting For Dummies provides hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles, making the medium accessible to would-be artists at all levels. Featuring ... Read More
Kyle Husfloen, Managing Editor, Antique Trader Weekly and Antique Trader’s Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide
Do you love to poke around estate sales and antique shops, but can’t tell the difference between Queen Anne and Queen Victoria furniture? Do you dream of owning that old Oriental rug or Meissen figurine — but worry that ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Whether you’re a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, ... Read More
An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting
Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatch to decoding crochet ... Read More
An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummiesis a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring ... Read More
Learn needlecrafts the fun and easy way™. This embroidery kit contains printed fabric, cotten thread, needle, 6-inch hoop, and easy instructions.
Genealogical programs like Family Tree Maker are widely available and do not require any special training to use. That's right ... Read More
Your full-color guide to building a fun, functional wardrobe
Fashion For Dummies takes the guess out of dress, giving you the confidence and know-how you need to dress for every occasion. This full-color guide is packed with tips on creating a confusion-free wardrobe that works with your body type and personal style, as well as navigating the worlds of color, pattern, and texture. ... Read More
Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: ... Read More
Learn to make chic jewelry and accessories through instructional videos, audio clips, shared notes, embedded links, and interactive images. From wire wrapping and knotting to weaving and polishing, you’ll get all the skills you need to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pins, key chains, wine charms, and items for the home. For more information on this title and other For Dummies Inkling interactive titles visit the Dummies store on Inkling.com ... Read More
Want to know how to knit a scarf? The secret's out—you can learn to do it in just a day with the help of this fun guide, no matter your knitting experience.
This handy little guide gives you a clear understanding of the essential steps and techniques involved in creating a great scarf! You'll get a friendly, hands-on introduction to basic knitting techniques, tools, and terminology, as well as detailed coverage ... Read More
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. ... Read More
Learn to knit the interactive way through instructional videos, audio clips, shared notes, embedded links, and interactive images. Create beautiful, timeless pieces whether you’re new to knitting or you’re ready for more advance patterns including stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, this interactive guide takes you step-by-step from choosing the right tools, to ... Read More
If you’re looking to saw a beautiful women in half or make buildings disappear, we’re sorry, but this book isn’t you. But if you want to act out little miracles that you can perform ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More