A fantastic selection of knitting patterns for cushions and pillows from established designer and bestselling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter’s Bible and Knitter’s Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for the new-to-knitting market, all the knitted cushion projects included are either Beginner, Easy or Intermediate skill level, and…


“Knit One, Felt Too” offers a variety of felted knitting projects that are easy enough for beginners and interesting enough for experienced knitters, too. And the results are spectacular You’ll love these thick, luxurious mittens, hats, socks, slippers, bags, toys, and home accessories. In addition to featuring bright, fun colors and contemporary designs, these projects…


This is a practical guide to insulating and draughtproofing your home, as well as improving ventilation. It is a guide to the different kinds of insulation materials available, including loose-fill, blanket and slab insulation, and how to fit them correctly. How to draughtproof your home to eliminate cold air coming through doors, windows, floorboards and…


The residential sector consumes a vast amount of energy. This situation has resulted in an increased interest by the scientific community in the subject of energy saving. In the present work, the authors examine the characteristics of some newer systems and options for energy savings in residential buildings. Sources for optimally heating buildings, energy systems…


Beef up your home’s wiring infrastructure and control systems to accommodate the latest digital home products. Upgrade wiring in your existing home room-by-room, system-by-system or wire the home you’re building. Learn wiring for the latest digital home technologies — whole home audio, outdoor audio, VoIP, PA systems, security systems with Web cams, home theater, home…