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New Quiet Fox Designs Gift Catalog 2018

Posted: 2018/05/15


Lovely gifts to suit every occasion

• Woodstock 50th Anniversary Journals
• Iconic Dean Russo Animal Portrait Journals
• Inspirational Guided Journals
• Faith-Based Devotional Journals
• Notebook Doodles Journals for Tweens
• And much more… see inside!

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New 2018 Fall Supplement Catalog

Posted: 2018/04/12

Inside this catalog you will find an impressive array of new Fall 2018 titl  es,in a broad range of popular subjects from paper crafts, jewelry making, and quilting to woodworking and home improvement. I am particularly pleasedto draw your attention to two completely new imprints, each representing an entirely new subject area for Fox Chapel Publishing:

Happy Fox Books are for children and all of those who enjoy beautifully illustrated books. As the name Happy Fox suggests, these books are fun and created with the purpose of bringing happiness to our readers. Leading the new imprint is our exciting new BigFoot line—the first ever seek and find books featuring the elusive and loveable BigFoot! Featuring spectacular panoramas and hundreds of
whimsical creatures, they offer a fun way for kids to learn about the world we live in. Five new BigFoot titles will be released this year. For more about Happy Fox Books, please see pages of the catalog  4–9.

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Fox Chapel is also entering journal publishing in a big way this year, with no less than forty beautiful new products under our new Quiet Fox Designs imprint! These exquisite volumes include guided journals, lined journals, unlined journals, and “dot” journals—all made with archival-quality, acid-free 200-year paper. We are seeing an especially enthusiastic response to our Dean Russo Lined Journals,
featuring a popular animal artist with a vibrant style and a big following. For more about Quiet Fox Designs, please see catalog pages 10–17.

Other outstanding highlights include:

Making Poor Man’s Guitars page 3
Shane Speal, the “King of the Cigar Box Guitar,” brings the making of music and musical instruments back to its roots, with authentic stories of American DIY music and step-by-step projects.

Life of the Party Papercrafting page 19
The elegant art of Valerie McKeehan from Lily & Val is enjoying a tremendous surge of popularity. Her new paper crafting kit provides everything readers need to organize a successful party.

Classic to Contemporary String Quilts page 26
Popular quilting teacher and bestselling author Mary M. Hogan offers 14 projects with a fresh take on a fun, time-honored quilt making technique.

Rock Art Handbook page 32
Samantha Sarles has created her own art and DIY-centered brand, with 30,000+ followers on Instagram, 100,000+ followers on Facebook, and her rock doodling video with nearly 2 million views.

Making Inventive Wooden Toys page 43
Bob Gilsdorf, the bestselling author of Zany Wooden Toys, is back with 32 creative projects that combine ingenuity and woodworking with real-life lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math—aka STEM.

Alan Giagnocavo
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The NEW 2018 WOODWORKING Books & Magazines

Posted: 2018/03/14   Source: Fox Chapel Publishing

Dear Customer:
I hope that you’ll enjoy this latest catalog from Fox Chapel Publishing. It’s focused entirely on woodworking books—from woodcarving, whittling, scroll sawing, and turning, to pyrography, toy making, furniture making, cabinetry, and more. Please take your time to page through this catalog and check out our latest woodworking titles. You’ll find hundreds of terrific books like these, perfect for you and your customers:

Stephen and Diane Fitzberger from Abba Woodworks have written a new book that we know is going to be a top seller. In Wood Pallet DIY Projects (page 32) these experienced urban woodworkers show how to upcycle salvaged skids to create useful products for the home and community. Twenty step-by-step projects include raised garden beds, bookshelves, benches, water barrel stands, small compost bins, and more.

Author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn is back with two essential new hand tool references. Complete Guide to Wood Joinery (page 38), a comprehensive manual on hand-cut joinery, shows how to create almost any furniture joint using hand planes, while Traditional Wooden Handplanes (page 39) shows hand tool enthusiasts how to restore, make, modify and use traditional wood handplanes.

Three of our most popular woodworking books, now in handsome new hardcover gift editions, will provide perfect presents for any woodworking enthusiast. Look for two bestselling whittling books in new gift editions—Little Book of Whittling and VictorinoxSwiss Army Knife  Book—on page 6, as well as a new gift edition of the woodburning classic Pyrography Basics on page 22. Speaking of woodburning, learning pyrography has never been easier with Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects (page 22) from the talented and prolific artist Lora S. Irish. Lora reveals  her easy-to-learn methods for working in layers to obtain stunning results, with four complete practice projects and a step-by-step project for a rustic Mail Pouch Tobacco-style barn.

Also new from Lora S. Irish, Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters (page 35) offers a truly comprehensive compendium of finishing techniques for all woodcrafters. This practical guide shows how to create flawless finishes every time, with step-by-step photos of beautiful acrylic paint techniques and oil staining/antiquing methods for any creative wood project.

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Just in 'Quilt Catalog Fall 2018'

Posted: 2018/03/05   Source: Fox Chapel Publishing

Your Leading Source for Quality Books on
Quilting and the Home Art

For more than twenty-five years, award-winning books from Landauer
Publishing have been distinguished by their excellence in content,
photography, and design. Landauer’s gifted authors and talented
staff are passionate about bringing high-quality technique and
how-to publications to life. Fox Chapel Publishing has been inspiring
and informing readers in a wide variety of hobby, craft, and lifestyle
interests over a similar period of time.

Now Fox Chapel has assumed exclusive wholesale distribution
of Landauer Publishing books. Sales to retailers, distributors, and
libraries are handled by Fox Chapel’s dedicated sales team, as well as
designated outside sales representatives and international agencies.
Landauer Publishing is continuing editorial development and book
manufacturing activities for its titles, as well as direct consumer sales.
As a result, you will now find the widest range of significant new titles
by leading quilting authorities in this catalog.

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Introducing Happy Fox, A New Children’s Book Imprint By Fox Chapel Publishing

Posted: 2018/02/15

East Petersburg, PA — Fox Chapel Publishing is pleased to announce a new imprint, Happy Fox, which launched January 2018 and will be led by president Alan Giagnocavo and vice president of content Christopher Reggio. The imprint will highlight the company’s children’s books with a special emphasis on birth to age ten. “Happy Fox Books will educate, excite, and help children understand the world around them,” says Reggio.

Happy Fox will launch with BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World and BigFoot Goes on Vacation. In these colorful seek-and-find children’s books, young readers will have fun searching for BigFoot, along with 500 other characters and objects. The books also include fun facts and educational information about various places BigFoot travels. Other titles slated to appear under Happy Fox in the fall will include two more titles in the BigFoot series—BigFoot Goes Back in Time and BigFoot Spotted at World Famous Landmarks. A celebratory launch for the series and new imprint will occur at the American International Toy Fair in New York City, February 17—20, 2018.

“Happy Fox books are for children and all of those who enjoy beautifully illustrated books,” says Giagnocavo. “As the name Happy Fox suggests, our books will be fun and created with the purpose of bringing happiness to our readers.”

Fox Chapel Publishing is best known as a publisher of craft books, and Happy Fox is its first effort to target the children’s market. The company saw recent success with its craft and other non-fiction titles geared towards a younger audience. Most notably, Notebook Doodles Super Cute Coloring & Activity Book by Jess Volinski became a best-seller with Baker and Taylor this year and continues to exceed expectations. Giagnocavo is mindful of a competitive children’s book market ahead but feels completely prepared saying, “we believe we have a unique perspective and competency to successfully bring our children’s line to market.”

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