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Sommer, Elyse

Overview
Works: 32 works in 132 publications in 2 languages and 8,105 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Literature  Trivia and miscellanea  Patterns 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 070
Classifications: PN6084.S5, 082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elyse Sommer
Similes dictionary by Elyse Sommer( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases--from "abandoned as a used Kleenex" to "quiet as an eel swimming in oil"--this reference will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find the perfect simile, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Citing more than 2,000 sources--from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows--the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping readers find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, and or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the similes found in this collection, where pithy and poetic sayings are "as plentiful as blackberries" (Shakespeare) and quotes are "as useful as a Swiss army knife" (anonymous), will inspire anyone
Metaphors dictionary by Elyse Sommer( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 6,500 metaphors
Contemporary costume jewelry; a multimedia approach by Elyse Sommer( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bread dough craft book by Elyse Sommer( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in Dutch and English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructions for making jewelry, decorations, mobiles, sculpture, and other items from a mixture of bread dough and glue
Rock and stone craft by Elyse Sommer( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating art and functional objects from natural materials, 184 photographs, 24 color plates. This book will appeal to advanced craftsman and novices alike
Decoupage old and new by Elyse Sommer( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating with driftwood and weathered wood: innovations, inspirations, methods by Elyse Sommer( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how to create beautiful objects for your home out of driftwood or weathered wood
A new look at crochet : using basic stitches to create modern designs by Elyse Sommer( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing with cutouts : the art of découpage by Elyse Sommer( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the necessary materials and techniques for creating designs with paper cutouts on a variety of surfaces and objects
Career opportunities in crafts by Elyse Sommer( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A patchwork, appliqué, and quilting primer by Elyse Sommer( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic instructions for developing skills in patchwork, appliqué, and quilting with a number of learn-by-doing projects for each technique
Sew your own accessories by Joellen Sommer( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists materials and gives instructions for sewing a variety of accessories including belts, jewelry, wallets, sewing kits, and handbags
The kids' world almanac of music : from rock to Bach by Elyse Sommer( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of music, its history, origins, instruments, and terminology
How to make money in the antiques-and-collectibles business by Elyse Sommer( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crocheter's quilt book : afghans with quilt motifs by Elyse Sommer( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make it with burlap by Elyse Sommer( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step instructions for making a variety of objects from burlap including sculptures, flowers, games, and others
--as one mad with wine and other similes by Elyse Sommer( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wearable crafts : creating clothing, body adornments, and jewelry from fabrics and fibers by Elyse Sommer( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new look at knitting ... : an easier and more creative approach by Elyse Sommer( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new look at felt : appliqué, stitchery, and sculpture by Elyse Sommer( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Metaphors dictionary
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--as one mad with wine and other similes
Alternative Names
Sommer, Elyse

Languages
English (108)

Dutch (2)