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14
2015 new books
• Features the recent work of over 70 studio furniture makers
• Explores the diversity of design, materials, and construction in craft furniture
• Thoughtful essays on the role of place in the craftsperson’s creativity
The movement to buy locally, which has gained momentum in the areas of produce and food, is now spreading to arts
and crafts. Through the work of over seventy contemporary furniture makers, the role of place in the creative process
is explored and celebrated. Whether in terms of materials, inspiration, or the interaction with customers, these artists
are rooted in their surroundings. What springs from these roots is usually unique, often edgy, and always beautiful
furniture and accessories. Over 150 examples of their work are shown in full color, with ample detail photographs so
the reader gets an intimate look at the skill and artistic instincts of thesemakers. Essays by furnituremakers and leaders
in the craft world amplify the visual feast and help the reader understand the vision, motivation, and inspiration that
give impetus to the artists and inform their work.
The Furniture Society
is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996 to advance the art of furniture
making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence and fostering an understanding of this art and its place in society.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 250+ color photos • 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4948-5 • hard cover • $34.99
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 32 • AVAILABLE IN April
The Furniture Society, Steffanie Dotson & Douglas Congdon-Martin, editors
Rooted—Creating a Sense of Place:
Contemporary Studio Furniture
Santiago Pons, Eva Pascual, Jordi Pons &Mercé Garcinuño
Upholstery:
Basic & Traditional Techniques
• Illustrated step-by-step instructions for five projects: reupholstered chair, dining room chair, armchair, antique sofa, and
headboard
• Overview of the history of upholstering furniture with techniques, materials, and tools shown
• A gallery of beautifully completed projects will inspire your own upholstering ideas
Withmorethan650colorimages,basicandtraditionalupholsterytechniquesarepresentedinstep-by-stepdetail.Traditional
upholstery is a craft that has evolved over centuries for padding and covering chairs, seats, and sofas. Using a solid wood or
webbedplatform,itcaninvolvetheuseofsprings,lashings,stuffingsofanimalhair,grassesandcoir,wools,hessians,andscrims,
as well as bridle or stuffing ties, blind stitching, top stitching, flocks, and wadding. Projects include various styles of chairs,
froma classic dining roomtable chair to a contemporary armchair, antique sofa, and a bed headboard. Adetailedworksheet
of the general process takes you through design elements to be considered prior to embarking on your project, introduces
typesofstitching,andhelpsyoutrouble-shootproblems.Agalleryofcompletedprojectswillinspireyourowncreativeideas.
Santiago Pons Ferrer
is an upholsterer with over 50 years of experience.
Eva Pascual
has written
numerous articles about decorative arts.
Jordi Pons
heads the workshop at Taller de Tapiceria Artesnal Pons.
Mercè Garcinuño
is a specialist in wickerwork.
Size: 9" x 12" • 661 color images • 160 pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4855-6 • hard cover • $34.99
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 33 • AVAILABLE IN september
• Seven step-by-step decorative chair-painting projects, and a bonus Christmas rocking horse project
• Themes include Bear, Bunny, Mother Goose, Panda, Puppy, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and Wild Animals
• Patterns, supplies list, and color palette provided
Create a unique, decorative and useful piece of art for your child’s bedroomor playroom. In this newDIY book, master
painter Sammie Crawford takes you through seven step-by-step chair-painting projects: bear, bunny, Mother Goose,
panda, puppy, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and Wild Animals. There's also a bonus Christmas Rocking Horse project.
With color photographs and patterns, as well as lists of supplies and color palettes, this book gives you the details you
need to replicate the designs in full or add your own creative ideas. This book is perfect for painters of all skill levels.
Sammie Crawford
, a professional designer, author, and teacher, has been painting since 1987 and has published
9 books. She lives in Arkansas.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 31 color images & 15 patterns • 48 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4854-9 • soft cover • $16.99
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 32 • AVAILABLE IN May
Sammie Crawford
Creating Decorative Chairs for Children:
8 Painting Projects
1...,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,...48
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