Crafts

With the need to 'use it up and make it do' during the Great Depression, quilting exploded in popularity. This text presents 1930s reproduction fabrics that capture the cheerful colours reminiscent of the era.

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Discover innovative and time patchwork blocks from a master quilter. Renowned quilt artist Yoko Saito offers quilters a cornucopia of original block quilt designs ranging from traditional patchwork quilting motifs such as stars, baskets, and flowers to more whimsical subjects such as animals, ins...

Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. . . . Each of these women had an influential take on the most classic wardrobe staple of all: the Little Black Dress. In this chic sewing book, patternmaker Dolin Bliss O'Shea pulls inspiration from famous LBDs throughout history—including Mary Quant's mo...

Even beginning needlecrafters can make these 17 fabulous wool felt flowers - never need watering, always in bloom!

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If you love traditional Bargello quilts with their illusion of curves and flowing waves, but are wary of tedious cutting and the complexity of creating free-form patterns, this new 16-piece Bargello block technique allows you to have fun playing with a collection of blocks to create end possibili...

Dodge creates over 120 stylish designs from baby doll to high-fashion model from 45 basic patterns ---- tracing actual-size diagrams directly off the large-size pages.

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In this extraordinary book, Sergei Afonkin, the preeminent Russian folder, and Tom Hull have collected more than 40 original models from Russia's top folders. From a matrioshka doll to a space rocket, these models will delight and inspire both beginning and advanced folders. Each project has step...

Bundle up with Barb Adams and Alma Allen as they warm your heart with fine projects inspired by the winter months. The main quilt is offered in two wonderfully creative versions, plus five other quilts, a hooked rug, a crossstitch pillow sham and two wool projects.

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More than 200 full-color photos and illustrations highlight this book of decorating and entertaining ideas for Christmas.

Includes complete step-by-step illustrations for quilting projects.

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Beginning knitters: graduation day has come! Two designers from the highly regarded Trendsetter Yarn Company have created a collection of projects that will painly take novices to the next level. What's a newly avid knitter to do when she's mastered the scarf and wants to go beyond? Too many book...

Surprise yourself with the amazing variety of one-patch quilts! Scrappy is the style and stunning is the look. With just one or two simple shapes and a stash of fabric, you're on your way to a modern version of a classic quilt. There are three dozen templates to choose from. Bring back the nostal...

Woolens includes 11 new patterns by designer Jared Flood, founder and creative director of Brooklyn Tweed. From hats and cowls to scarves, shawls, and wraps, projects suitable for adventurous beginners and seasoned knitters abound.

Several patterns in this book offer multiple design pathwa...

Your one-stop reference for a lifetime of happy crocheting! It's amazing that a simple hook and yarn can yield such diverse results, from thick, cozy Afghans to delicate lace doilies. Crochet The Complete Guide contains everything you need to get started or take your projects to the next level--f...

“Knitting [has] projects beginning knitters will be comforatble trying out...all illustrated by bright, colorful photographs and explained in simple instructions....

This one’s fun.”—Booklist. “All projects are suitable for beginning knitters who will appreciate the author’s detailed guidel...

Modern knitters are simply in love with luxury yarns—and the stylish items they can make from these opulent, irresistibly touchable materials. Sensual Knits feeds their hunger for fashionable projects made specifically with the finest merinos,

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Designing and creating a sweater is fun and can be accomplished by knitters of all skill levels! J. Marsha Michler guides the reader through three main design and construction areas: creating pattern stitches and colorworking; sweater shapes and styles; and how to fit a sweater. Each is explained...

It's easy to plan your machine quilting--simply open Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and find creative inspiration on every page. User-friendly and visually exciting, the contents are first divided into three sections: Blocks, Negative Space, and Borders. Then, to make it ...

With this collection of 14 quilts, Kim Diehl makes use of modern techniques and fabric pairings to pay homage to quilting heritage. This title shows you how to create simple, time-honoured patterns and motifs in warm, welcoming projects for your home - including beautiful lap quilts, wall quilts,...

Sew a gorgeous handmade gift with 3 simple patchwork, applique and embroidery cushion and pillow patterns for you to make at home. Patchwork isn t just about making quilts; it s about creating smaller projects too, and sewing something pretty to treasure! Pretty Patchwork Cushions & Pillows has a...

This festive collection from designer Julie Creus brings together bright fabrics, ingenious construction methods, and a large dash of whimsy to make 3-D effects like you've never seen before in fabric. Create usable art with ingenious new techniques for fabric folding, fusing, weaving, and thread...