Kanzashi tsumami is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. In the United States, the online craft culture has sprouted a renewed interest in making Kanzashi with American crafters devising simplified ways to create these gorgeous fabric flowers and incorporating more user-friendly materials like cotton and synthetic fabrics along…


Features twenty-eight entertaining short stories about quilts and quilters collected from the pages of classic magazines such as “Harper’s Bazaar”, and “Good Housekeeping”, introducing you to the captivating worlds of quilters in other times and places. From courtings that nearly go astray to husbands and wives brought together by quilts to quilters obsessed with securing…


This title gives a coherent overview of developments in metal cutting and high speed machining, presenting the latest research of international groups in theoretical and experimental approaches in this field. Topics covered include: mechanics of cutting, numerical models, chatter vibrations, machining processes (drilling, high speed milling, grinding, hard turning), cutting tools and coatings, dry cutting,…


“Net zero energy buildings, equilibrium buildings or carbon neutral cities depending on location and the reasons for making the calculation, the numbers are run differently. The variety of terms in use indicates that a scientific method is still lacking which is a problem not just in regard to international communication, but also with respect to…


"e;MaryAnne is the only person I would consider consulting to tackle any organising challenge."e; Shaynna Blaze, interior designer and TV presenter Follow organisational expert MaryAnne Bennie’s in8steps system and organise your entire home without turning it into total chaos in the process. In eight simple steps the system helps you to decide what stays and…


A hugely useful book for any design or craft project. It features 26 capital letter plus number stencils printed on perforated card stock so that they can be torn out and used and reused. In a classic serifed font, these are great for any craft or design project such as textiles, quilting, clothes design, applique,…


Increasingly, architects are hired to design new work for existing structures. Whether for reasons of preservation, sustainability, or cost-effectiveness, the movement to reuse buildings presents a variety of design challenges and opportunities. Old Buildings, New Designs is an Architecture Brief devoted to working within a given architectural fabric from the technical issues that arise from…