Crafting Conundrums

Author: Ellie Baker
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466588497
Size: 13,85 MB
Format: PDF
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Designed for crafters, puzzle lovers, and pattern designers alike, Crafting Conundrums: Puzzles and Patterns for the Bead Crochet Artist provides methods, challenges, and patterns that offer a springboard for creative exploration. All are illustrated with beautiful color diagrams and photographs. Experienced bead crochet crafters looking for a project may choose to skip ahead to the pattern pages and begin crocheting from an abundance of unique, mathematically inspired designs. Those wishing to design their own patterns will find many useful tools, template patterns, and a new methodology for understanding how to do so even without using math. Puzzle lovers without previous knowledge of bead crochet will also find ample inspiration for learning the craft. The first part of the book describes the basic requirements and constraints of a bead crochet pattern and explains what makes designing in this medium so tricky. The authors present their new design framework and offer insight on how best to approach design choices and issues unique to bead crochet. The second part presents a series of bead crochet design challenges informed by colorful bits of mathematics, including topology, graph theory, knot theory, tessellations, and wallpaper groups. Each chapter in this section begins with a design puzzle accompanied by an introduction to the mathematical idea that inspired it. The authors then discuss what made the challenge difficult, present some of their solutions, and describe the thinking and ideas behind their approach. The final part contains nearly 100 original bead crochet patterns, including solutions to all the design challenges. This part also provides a tutorial on the fundamentals of bead crochet technique. Behind the deceptively simple and uniform arrangement of beads is a subtle geometry that produces compelling design challenges and fascinating mathematical structures. In color throughout, Crafting Conundrums gives both math enthusiasts and crafters an innovative approach to creating bead crochet patterns while addressing a variety of mathematically inspired design questions. Supplementary materials, including demo videos, are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.

Bead Crochet Jewelry

Author: Linda Lehman
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764320231
Size: 19,50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Following a thorough discussion of all the yarns, hooks, and beads used to make jewlry, the author introduces you to the craft of bead crochet. Many helpful pointers describe how to start bead crocheting, correct mistakes, and create jewelry. A fifteen-project tutorial takes the reader from easy to increasingly difficult projects, incorporating many patterns and design techniques. A useful book for novices and advanced crocheters alike.

African Stripes

Author: Judith Bertoglio-Giffin
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480151987
Size: 11,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 305

This is a pattern set which is the result of an on-line workshop project. It's based on inspirations and colors culled from African textiles and beadwork. There are multiple pattern sections that are strung, added to the previous section, and crocheted into two necklaces. Each pattern segment can be used alone, modified, or combined with other segments to build individual ropes. You can use the author's colors or chose your own from the inspirational materials. The book does not contain instructions for the bead crochet technique. This pattern set is the result of an on-line Summer's project and has all of the patterns and repeats that were used. You can make many different necklaces or bracelets from the material presented. Grow two 45"- 50" necklaces from multiple pattern blocks and crochet them in manageable sections. This pattern set contains: 30 pages of information Complete material requirements African color inspirations Graphs & stringing tables Design and construction methods 4 complete projects (2 necklaces, 2 bracelets) 13 pattern sections 30+ pattern repeats Blank graph paper to color Notes, hints, tips Adding in thread and invisible closure This book is the third in a series of pattern sets that are compilations of designs based on a theme.

Native Stripes

Author: Judith Bertoglio-Giffin
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514727515
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 603

This pattern set is the result of an online project. It's based on inspirations and colors culled from textiles native to the Andes, where the author spent many years. There are multiple pattern sections that are strung, added to the previous section, and crocheted into a 70" necklace. Each pattern segment can be used alone, modified, or combined with other segments to build individual ropes. The book contains complete instructions for constructing the necklace on the cover. In this book, you will find: * Native textile color inspiration * Design and construction methods * 3 complete projects * 16 pattern sections * 26 pattern repeats * Blank graph paper to copy and use * Adding in thread and invisible closure * Basic even count peyote instructionsJust remember that this is a pattern set, not a big bulky bead crochet book. It can and will lead to a multitude of necklace and bracelet combinations.

Bead Crochet Basics

Author: Candice Sexton
Editor: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780871164469
Size: 18,91 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 893

Introduces the fundamentals of bead crocheting, providing step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques and projects designed to help those new to the craft build confidence and skills while creating beautiful necklaces and bracelets. Original.

Making Mathematics With Needlework

Author: sarah-marie belcastro
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439865132
Size: 18,26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 459

Mathematical craftwork has become extremely popular, and mathematicians and crafters alike are fascinated by the relationship between their crafts. The focus of this book, written for mathematicians, needleworkers, and teachers of mathematics, is on the relationship between mathematics and the fiber arts (including knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, and quilting). Each chapter starts with an overview of the mathematics and the needlework at a level understandable to both mathematicians and needleworkers, followed by more technical sections discussing the mathematics, how to introduce the mathematics in the classroom through needlework, and how to make the needlework project, including patterns and instructions.

The Archaeology Of Traditions

Author: Timothy R. Pauketat
Editor: Orange Groove Books
ISBN: 9781616101299
Size: 17,81 MB
Format: PDF
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"At last, southeastern archaeology as history of people, not just 'cultures'."--Patricia Galloway, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Rich with the objects of the day-to-day lives of illiterate or common people in the southeastern United States, this book offers an archaeological reevaluation of history itself: where it is, what it is, and how it came to be. Through clothing, cooking, eating, tool making, and other mundane forms of social expression and production, traditions were altered daily in encounters between missionaries and natives, between planters and slaves, and between native leaders and native followers. As this work demonstrates, these "unwritten texts" proved to be potent ingredients in the larger-scale social and political events that shaped how peoples, cultures, and institutions came into being. These developments point to a common social process whereby men and women negotiated about their views of the world and--whether slaves, natives, or Europeans--created history. Bridging the pre-Columbian and colonial past, this book incorporates current theories that cut across disciplines to appeal to anthropologists, historians, and archaeologists. CONTENTS 1. A New Tradition in Archaeology, by Timothy R. Pauketat 2. African-American Tradition and Community in the Antebellum South, by Brian W. Thomas 3. Resistance and Accommodation in Apalachee Province, by John F. Scarry 4. Manipulating Bodies and Emerging Traditions at the Los Adaes Presidio, by Diana DiPaolo Loren 5. Negotiated Tradition? Native American Pottery in the Mission Period in La Florida, by Rebecca Saunders 6. Creek and Pre-Creek Revisited, by Cameron B. Wesson 7. Gender, Tradition, and the Negotiation of Power Relationships in Southern Appalachian Chiefdoms, by Lynne P. Sullivan and Christopher B. Rodning 8. Historical Science or Silence? Toward a Historical Anthropology of Mississippian Political Culture, by Mark A. Rees 9. Cahokian Change and the Authority of Tradition, by Susan M. Alt 10. The Historical-Processual Development of Late Woodland Societies, by Michael S. Nassaney 11. A Tradition of Discontinuity: American Bottom Early and Middle Woodland Culture History Reexamined, by Andrew C. Fortier 12. Interpreting Discontinuity and Historical Process in Midcontinental Late Archaic and Early Woodland Societies, by Thomas E. Emerson and Dale L. McElrath 13. Hunter-Gatherers and Traditions of Resistance, by Kenneth E. Sassaman 14. Traditions as Cultural Production: Implications for Contemporary Archaeological Research, by Kent G. Lightfoot 15. Concluding Thoughts on Tradition, History, and Archaeology, by Timothy R. Pauketat Timothy R. Pauketat, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana, is the author of The Ascent of Chiefs and coeditor of Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World.

Low Mess Crafts For Kids

Author: Debbie Chapman
ISBN: 1624145582
Size: 20,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 532

A collection of craft ideas for kids that create a minimum of mess.

Crocheting Adventures With Hyperbolic Planes

Author: Daina Taimina
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351402196
Size: 14,62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 319

Winner, Euler Book Prize, awarded by the Mathematical Association of America. With over 200 full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and connections between geometry, art, nature, and sciences. For the crafter or would-be crafter, there are detailed instructions for how to crochet various geometric models and how to use them in explorations. New to the 2nd Edition; Daina Taimina discusses her own adventures with the hyperbolic planes as well as the experiences of some of her readers. Includes recent applications of hyperbolic geometry such as medicine, architecture, fashion & quantum computing.

Black Bodies And Quantum Cats

Author: Jennifer Ouellette
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101221402
Size: 16,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 482

Physics, once known as "natural philosophy," is the most basic science, explaining the world we live in, from the largest scale down to the very, very, very smallest, and our understanding of it has changed over many centuries. In Black Bodies and Quantum Cats, science writer Jennifer Ouellette traces key developments in the field, setting descriptions of the fundamentals of physics in their historical context as well as against a broad cultural backdrop. Newton’s laws are illustrated via the film Addams Family Values, while Back to the Future demonstrates the finer points of special relativity. Poe’s "The Purloined Letter" serves to illuminate the mysterious nature of neutrinos, and Jeanette Winterson’s novel Gut Symmetries provides an elegant metaphorical framework for string theory. An enchanting and edifying read, Black Bodies and Quantum Cats shows that physics is not an arcane field of study but a profoundly human endeavor—and a fundamental part of our everyday world.