Coming Soon


We’re proud to announce these upcoming releases, each one packed with fresh new ideas about gardening, horses, cooking, crafts, livestock, building, and more. These books are still in the works, so the information given below is subject to change.

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January 2015

The Chicken Health Handbook

Gail Damerow is the foremost authority on chickens in the United States, and her classic reference The Chicken Health Handbook (originally published in 1994) is now completely revised with up-to-the minute information and full-color photography and illustrations. This essential guide thoroughly addresses every aspect of chicken health, including good nutrition; bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases; parasites and worms; reproductive issues; immune health; metabolic dysfunctions; and much more, with detailed solutions for any health problems your chickens encounter. This new second edition emphasizes natural and preventive approaches and covers issues specific to raising chickens in the city.

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May 2015

Increase, Decrease

The key to a polished, perfect project lies in using the right increase or decrease technique to shape your knitting. Increase, Decrease is a comprehensive guide to 99 different methods for increasing and decreasing knitting stitches. Each method is clearly described and includes step-by-step how-to photographs, swatches showing the look of the featured stitch, and a list of best uses. You’ll find the best technique for every situation, whether you want to increase from the center, shape sleeves and necklines, work shaped lace, or decrease for the top of a hat.

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May 2015

All Points Patchwork

The key to perfect patchwork is getting all of the points to match up -- which is no easy feat! Thanks to the rediscovery of a traditional technique known as English paper piecing, success is now possible for quilters of all levels. By cutting the desired shapes from paper, basting the paper to the back of your fabric, and then hand-sewing the pieces together, you’ll ensure perfectly matched points every time. This complete course in English paper piecing takes you far beyond traditional hexagons with step-by-step photos showing you how to connect triangles, octagons, diamonds, jewels, triangles, tumblers, pentagons, and curved shapes. It even provides dozens of ideas for incorporating the pattern designs into clothing, pillows, quilts, and home decor items!

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May 2015

The Apple Cookbook

From sweet to savory and from breakfast to bedtime, apples take center stage in 125 recipes ranging from traditional favorites to the wildly unexpected. This new edition of the best-selling classic has been completely revised and redesigned, with 95 updated recipes and 30 brand-new ones. Apple lovers will delight in Farro with Mushroom, Onion, and Apple; Apple, Sausage, and Cheese Strata; Butternut Squash and Apple Soup; Ground Lamb Kebabs with Apple Mint Raita; Fresh Apple and Mango Smoothie; Almond-Apple Streusel; and dozens of other delicious dishes. The recipes are accompanied by mouthwatering photos and include lots of gluten-free options. If you love apples, you’ll love this cookbook!

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July 2015

The Woodland Homestead

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

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July 2015

How to Make Slipcovers

Give your favorite furniture a new look! Patricia Hoskins, co-author of the best-selling One-Yard Wonders, offers simple, step-by-step, illustrated instructions for making your own slipcovers for dining chairs, easy chairs, ottomans, and sofas with either loose back pillows or fixed cushions. She explains exactly how to complete every step of the process, from choosing the best fabrics to calculating yardage, sewing curved seams, creating mitered corners, applying trims, and finishing with zippers, envelope backs, or ties.

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July 2015

How to Make Curtains

Rebecca Yaker, co-author of the best-selling One-Yard Wonders, offers this complete introduction to making your own curtains, covering everything from measuring to calculating yardage, choosing the best fabrics, sewing your curtains, adding linings, and selecting the right fixtures and hardware for hanging. She includes step-by-step instructions for making five different curtain styles: pleats, eyelets, tab tops, tie tops, and rod pockets.

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August 2015

The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

Now in paperback! Imagine a softly striped crib blanket knit in the comforting colors of the nursery. Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you’ll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and professional secrets revealed in The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques. Multicolor knitting techniques are explained with step-by-step illustrations and photographs accompanied by instructive text. Complete chapters on stripes, stitch effects, succeeding with multicolor yarns, stranded knitting, and intarsia cover the theory and how-to behind each method and offer creative solutions for handling tangled yarn, estimating yarn quantities of each color, holding on to all those ends, and employing stunning finishing techniques. A final chapter describes more unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.

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August 2015

Teddy Bear Doctor: A Let’s Make & Play Book

Got a teddy bear with a tummy ache, a feverish plush puppy, or a dinosaur who scraped her knees while skateboarding? Never fear! This delightful book offers everything kids need to set up their own veterinary clinic and enjoy hours of fun playing doctor with their stuffed animals. It features dozens of DIY projects to make with common household items, including a thermometer made from a pencil, a lab coat made from an old t-shirt, and a hospital bed made from a cardboard box. The book includes four sheets of fun and adorable stickers for making a doctor’s name tag, eye patches, medicine bottle labels, and much more, as well as cute cut-out props, such as a nurse’s cap. For ages 3 to 8.

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August 2015

Knitting Fabric Rugs

Knit your own fabric rugs! All you need are a cutting wheel and mat, a pair of size 10 knitting needles, fabric, and Karen Tiede’s innovative technique for creating stunning designs quickly and easily. Tiede gives you directions for making 28 different rugs, with designs that use age-old motifs, including stripes and spirals; traditional quilt patterns, such as tessellations and log cabin designs; and freeform inventions. She shows how to create a wide range of color modulations, as well as different shapes, from rectangles to circles. The results are beautiful, one-of-a-kind floor coverings and wall hangings that are perfect for your space and taste.