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Acrylic Painting For Dummies (0470526483) cover image

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

Antiquing For Dummies (0764551086) cover image
“This is a fun and painless way to give yourself a firm grounding in the wide wonderful world of antiques and collectibles.”
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

Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470430656) cover image
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 ... Read More
Building Beehives For Dummies (1119544386) cover image

Building Beehives For Dummies (9781119544388) was previously published as Building Beehives For Dummies(9781118312940). While this version features a new Dummiescover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment

Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling  ... Read More

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Building Chicken Coops For Dummies (1119543924) cover image

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies (9781119543923) was previously published as Building Chicken Coops For Dummies(9780470598962). While this version features a new Dummiescover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. 

As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the ... Read More

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Calligraphy For Dummies (0470117710) cover image
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 ... Read More

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Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470222751) cover image
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. ... Read More
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Crochet Patterns For Dummies (0470045558) cover image
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. ... Read More
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Crocheting For Dummies (076454151X) cover image
Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Not only can you make beautiful pieces of art and work on it virtually anywhere, crocheting also provides stress relief and is a great way to pass time without wasting it. It’s a hobby that is highly addictive yet highly rewarding, though it may take a little bit more than a rainy afternoon and a ball of yarn to get started.

Whether you’re a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, ... Read More

Crocheting For Dummies with Online Videos, 3rd Edition (1119287111) cover image
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 ... Read More

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Embroidery For Dummies  (DUM10) cover image

Learn needlecrafts the fun and easy way™. This embroidery kit contains printed fabric, cotten thread, needle, 6-inch hoop, and easy instructions.

Fabricating For Dummies (1119474043) cover image

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 ... Read More

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Family Tree Maker For Dummies (0764506617) cover image
Do you rummage through your grandmother's attic for pictures of old relatives? Have you ever wondered where your family came from? Would you like to know if you and someone famous share a common great-great grandparent? If you've answered yes to any of these questions you might be an amateur genealogist without even knowing it!

Genealogical programs like Family Tree Maker are widely available and do not require any special training to use. That's right ... Read More
Fashion For Dummies (0470595663) cover image

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

Figure Drawing For Dummies (0470390735) cover image
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. ... Read More
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Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition (1119411963) cover image
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 ... Read More

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Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0764541560) cover image
Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros.

Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: ... Read More

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Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies, Inkling Edition (WS100063) cover image

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 ... Read More

Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies (1118377540) cover image
Learn to knit a scarf in a day? Easy.

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

Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition (1118661516) cover image
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. ... Read More

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Knitting For Dummies, Inkling Edition (WS100061) cover image

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

Knitting Patterns For Dummies (0470045566) cover image
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 ... Read More
Magic For Dummies (0764551019) cover image
You don’t need a white tiger, expensive props, or hours of preparation to do magic. With a little practice, some clever misdirection (which lays at the heart of all magic tricks), and showmanship, you can surprise family, friends, and coworkers using a few everyday items!

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

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Making Candles and Soaps For Dummies (0764574086) cover image
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 ... Read More

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Manga For Dummies (0470080256) cover image
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 ... Read More