World of Geekcraft: Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects
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Geek meets craft in this fun collection of 25 kooky projects for geeks of any affiliation, from D&D dice earrings, Star Trek pillows, and Super Mario cross-stitch to Star Wars terrariums, a Morse code quilt, and much more! Organized by difficulty from "Not a Jedi Yet" to "Warp Speed," World of Geekcraft covers a range of popular crafting techniques including beading, quilting, appliqué, embroidery, and needle felting. Best of all, it's easy to get started with step-by-step instructions and handy templates included in the back of the book. With lots of photos and plenty of geekery throughout, this one-of-a-kind book shows that geek and craft go together like...pixels and cross-stitch!
spool so that it will lie flat when you set it on its side. (If your spool is small enough, you may be able to file it down instead of sawing or cutting it.) Hot-glue the spool to the center of the felt, catching the thread tail on the underside. 9 Hot-glue the silver stars onto the felt all around the spool, Coraline-sweater-style. 10 Now arrange the black buttons all around the perimeter of the box to frame the felt square. (I varied the button sizes for a random effect.) When you are happy
“sandwich” the quilt, first create the backing. Cut the backing fabric in half to create 2 pieces, each 2 yd/1.8 m long by 44 in/112 cm wide, then piece them together side by side to create a backing piece 2 yd/1.8 m by 88 in/2.2 m wide. Place the backing wrong side up and layer the batting and quilt top, right side up, on top of the backing. Quilt as desired! (I used a large, free-motion meandering pattern. I also used the same purple fabric from my piecing to bind my quilt with mitered
so that the design prints on it). Select the print settings so that the scanned file prints out at about 3 by 3 1/2 in/7.5 by 9 cm; using the manual feed, print on the freezer paper. If you cannot size it, simply copy the pattern directly with a multifunction printer/scanner. 2 Once you have successfully traced or printed the design on the freezer paper, place the paper on the cutting mat and, using the X-acto knife, carefully cut out the white sections. Use short and steady straight lines to
two biggest universes (or, to be technical, multi-verses), it’s arguably safe to just think of DC as a universe of bright colors filled with icons of good and evil, and Marvel as a universe built on darker angst where somewhat good heroes battle somewhat evil villains. Interestingly, there are those who argue that DC is becoming more like Marvel every day, and that both universes are being influenced heavily by the indie-comic universes that surround them. Regardless, familiarize yourself with
RYAN AND LUCY BERKLEY are a husband and wife duo from Portland, Oregon, who enjoy many of the geekier things in life as well as running their art business, Berkley Illustration. Ryan is a bona fide comics nerd while Lucy tends to obsess over puzzles and riddles. Check them out at Berkleyillustration.etsy.com or Letsshare.typepad.com. BEST GEEKY MEMORY: We’ve twice traveled halfway across the country to attend Star Wars conventions. While there, Ryan waited in line for seven hours to get an