A Book of the Month Club's Crafter's Choice!
Cross-stitch is a traditional hobby — but your designs don't have to be! These more than 130 patterns reflect a modern sensibility, with motifs ranging from trendy to vintage to kitschy, so there's something here for everyone. All are designed to fit into a 6-inch or smaller embroidery hoop, making them quick projects that can be finished in an evening or weekend. If you're feeling ambitious, the small designs can be assembled to form a larger piece.
Patterns are organized according to theme: animals; designs, including flowers and snowflakes; home and hearth, consisting of more than 40 patterns that range from a patchwork heart and an antique sewing machine to teapots, a watering can, and variations on "home sweet home"; nature; and charming patterns for special occasions. A brief introductory section offers advice on getting started, tools and supplies, and stitching.
"A treat! Cross-stitchers will love this book." — Christian Fiction and More
Smart Polymers and their Applications (Woodhead Publishing in Materials)
Smart polymers are polymers that respond to different stimuli or changes in the environment. Smart Polymers and their Applications reviews the types, synthesis, properties, and applications of smart polymers.
Chapters in part one focus on types of polymers, including temperature-, pH-, photo-, and enzyme-responsive polymers....
Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics With the advent of `multimedia', digital signal processing (DSP) of sound has emerged from the shadow of bandwidth limited speech processing to become a research field of its own. To date, most research in DSP applied to sound has been concentrated on speech, which is bandwidth limited to about 4 kilohertz. Speech processing is also limited by the...
Accident And Design: Contemporary Debates On Risk Management “Four chapters good, two chapters bad” (with apologies to George Orwell) appears to have been orthodoxy’s response to the 1992 [British] Royal Society publication, Risk: analysis, perception and mana ement. The “good” four chapters were those written by distinguished engineers,... Expert SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (Programmer to Programmer)
Developing data processing extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) solutions is now easier than ever with this practical guide. It shows you how to apply the components of SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) to build an enterprise ETL application that scales and performs to your specifications. You'll not only learn how to design...