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Discover 22 trendy ‘Zakka’ gift ideas that will make everyday life a little more colourful. In Japanese, the word ‘Zakka’ refers t...o practical and self-stitched designs which are typically made from patterned fabrics. Choose from a range of projects including potholders, purses and aprons, pincushions, pencil-cases, book covers, placemats and bags. Illustrated step-by-step instructions and diagrams will guide you through the basics of sewing as well as techniques for quilting and patchworking. read more

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If you would love to knit but simply don't know where to start, this fantastic little book is for you!

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Restyled, and with fresh new photography, Crochet for the Absolute Beginner is the ideal novices guide, containing crochet expert ...Pauline Turners clear, step-by-step guidance, inspiring projects and helpful hints and tips. The close-up photography and no-nonsense advice leads beginners through the basic stitches and techniques, showing them exactly what they should be doing, while the exciting projects from scarves and bags to lacework gradually increase in difficulty to challenge and inspire the reader as they progress through the book. The smaller, wire-bound format is ideal for crafters, as it will fit comfortably into a bag and will sit open while in use for easy reference. Previously published as Beginner's Guide to Crochet; ISBN 9781903975466 read more

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This fun, quirky book contains 30 cute and whimsical characters from 11 of your favorite fairytales, from Puss in Boots and the Ug...ly Duckling to Snow White and Rapunzel, using gorgeous amigurumi designs. The book also contains an easy-to-use step-by-step techniques section, showing the reader how to pin out their crochet pieces before assembling, make moving arms and legs and create a range of hairstyles. read more

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'Scoodie' comes from the combination of the words scarf and hoodie and it is taking the world by storm! Magdalena Melzer and Anne ...Thiemeyer have created 20 scoodie designs that are not only fabulous fashion accessories, but their chunky crocheted yarns will keep both your neck and head wonderfully warm and cosy. The projects range from the classy and chic to the more casual and creative. With so much variety to choose from, you're sure to find the right style to suit you. There are only two sizes of crochet hook required for every design in the book; and all the projects are graded by difficulty, meaning that, no matter what your crochet ability is, there really is something for everyone. There is even a helpful step-by-step basic crochet guide and techniques for making pom-poms and tassels. read more

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Debbie Shore has a passion for sewing, and her fresh, contemporary designs coupled with simple, easy-to-follow instructions make t...his book a recipe for success. All of the projects use just half a yard of fabric, making them ideal for using up scraps and oddments left over from other projects or sold off cheaply by your favourite fabric store. All you need is a sewing machine and a basic sewing kit, and in no time at all you'll be making one of the gorgeous projects in the book. There are twenty-six to choose from, including beautiful bags, aprons, a craft caddy for storing your making kit, padded coat hangers, a chicken doorstop, a handy wash bag, a notice board and numerous other gifts and accessories for you, your family and your home. The basic techniques you need to know are explained clearly at the beginning of the book, and every step-by-step project is accompanied by a fabulous photograph of the finished piece, which will not fail to delight and inspire you. read more

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Let your imagination run wild with the latest title from innovative knitter, Sachiyo Ishii. This charming book contains over 30 fu...n, simple knitting patterns for a range of cute and cuddly toys. Create simple playthings such as animals, cars, trains, fairies and cupcakes, and then try your hand at larger toy sets, including a castle under siege, an alien invasion, a prehistoric play-scene and a fairytale cottage complete with magical characters! The book is suitable for knitters of all skill levels, and all the patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section containing step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating knitted eyes and i-cords, and all the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details. read more

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Cheryl Owens guide is the ideal tool for the complete beginner to quilting. Step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands free f...ormat enable you to practise and master each technique more easily. The book covers all the quilting equipment and tools, terminology and techniques, and includes a selection of attractive simple projects specially designed for the beginner. read more

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Over the course of her long and creative career, quilting expert Sylvia Critcher has established her own unique process for combin...ing raised quilt and stitch techniques to create wonderful effects. Sylvia's method features a variety of quilting and raised embroidery techniques including trapunto, Italian quilting, le boutis, French-style cording and English quilting. The book will guide you through the history and context of these traditional techniques and show you how to combine them with the necessary stitches to create Sylvia's distinctive style of work. This book will show you exactly how Sylvia creates her richly textured surfaces by following a simple step-by-step pincushion project from start to finish. The process is broken down into key stages, and clear illustrations are given to guide the reader through the process. All the instructions and templates needed to create nine further contemporary projects are given: a ring pillow, chair cushion, bag, needlecase, lap quilt, runner, table centre, wall hanging and full-size quilt. All the templates required are given at actual size in a handy pull-out section. The book also contains a helpful section on developing designs and a gallery of beautiful pieces to inspire. read more

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Perennially popular, sugarcraft has a very wide appeal and attracts both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts of this craft. This bo...ok represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects from some of our best-selling sugarcraft authors. The book covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas decorations, dogs, brides and grooms, flowers, shoes, bags and animals, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. The tools and materials used are widely available from major craft stores and are relatively inexpensive. Sugarcraft is an easy craft to learn and the techniques used in this book are simple enough for beginners to master quickly and easily. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as cake decorations for special occasions and celebrations, or as gifts for family and friends. read more

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Pretty, delicate, and romantic in this book you will find 20 gorgeous lace knitting designs by Monika Eckert and Stephanie van der... Linden. While away magical hours knitting with delicate yarn and bright colours to create shawls and scarves to take with you wherever you go. There is a style for everyone, whether festive, nostalgic, elegant or modern. With 20 gorgeous designs for shawls and scarves, this is an essential book for any lace knitter. Lace knitting experts Monika and Stephanie take you through the essential techniques of increasing, decreasing, casting off, checking tension and adding beads, along with step by step illustrations and helpful hints and tips for selecting yarns and troubleshooting. read more

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NEW IN PAPERBACK This book is perfect for readers from ten to fourteen to learn how to knit. Because there are only a few techniqu...es to learn, absolute beginners can quickly learn how to make brilliant knitted items from scarves, belts and bags to purses and beanie hats. Each project is set off by bright, full colour photography, lively design and ideas for adapting the patterns. Have a go: you really can start to knit! read more

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Crocheting has had a huge surge in popularity in recent years and continues to be a very popular craft, and this book has a very w...ide appeal both to beginners and more accomplished crocheters. This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects from some of our best-selling crochet authors. The book covers a wide variety of themes from beautiful crocheted flowers, beanie hats, Christmas crocheted projects, cute bears, lovely hearts and stylish purses, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Crochet requires very little in the way of tools and materials, which are widely available from major yarn stores and relatively inexpensive. The techniques used in this book are simple enough for experienced beginners to master, and easy for more seasoned crocheters. Special stitches used are explained in detail, and yarns are described in generic terms, so that readers can use what is available to them, wherever they live. The projects cover a wide variety of themes from Christmas crochet, beanies, hearts, flowers, purses, bears and granny squares. They are simple enough for experienced beginners and will also appeal to seasoned crocheters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming crocheted items make fabulous gifts for family and friends. read more

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Knitting continues to be a very popular craft, and this book has a very wide appeal both to beginners and more accomplished knitte...rs. This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects from some of our best-selling knitting authors. The book covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas knits, baby bootees, phone covers, mug hugs, headbands and scarves, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Knitting requires very little in the way of tools and materials, which are widely available from major yarn stores and are relatively inexpensive. The techniques used in this book are simple enough for experienced beginners to master, and easy for more seasoned knitters. Special stitches used are explained in detail, and yarns are described in generic terms, so that readers can use what is available to them, wherever they live. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as gifts for special occasions and celebrations to family and friends. read more

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Charming yarns spun around a series of artist-made knitted creatures provide entertainment as well as warm-hearted life lessons. T...he curious creatures with unusual problems arrive daily at Dr Knits laboratory and consulting rooms. The solutions he provides will engage and amuse the reader. Enjoy the tale of the owl whose impaired vision turns out to be due to the fact that he is blind to love, and whose enlightenment clears his vision. Or read about the cupcake whose sadness, despite her impressive shoe collection, is the result of the baker forgetting to make her a hearteasily solved by Dr Knit with a little cake-colored knitted heart. Each case study is illustrated with photographs and illustrations that bring the stories to life, while the patterns for the characters and their accessories are supplied at the back of the book. read more

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The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs.... This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by Country Bumpkin in Australia and has now been revamped for the modern needleworker by Search Press, with a fresh new design. Combined with the original A-Z of Embroidery Stitches, this book completes a comprehensive dictionary of embroidery stitches and techniques. It offers every embroiderer a perfect way to add variety and interest to every new stitching project. Ultra-clear visuals make it easy to learn new techniques. Historical insights and beautiful embroideries add to the inspiration. A 5 Star book from Needle 'n' Thread! Read the review here. read more

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The new edition of this best-selling book, first published in 2004, is a must have for all lovers of ribbon embroidery and stumpwo...rk. It is suitable for first-time embroiderers as well as those who wish to brush up on certain techniques. In addition to modified text to suit techniques and materials available on the market today, the names and colours of the threads and ribbons used in the design have been updated. Also included are lots of new photographs and a completely new layout. The book remains unique in its combination of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. The twelve panels are each individually explained with step-by-step photographs and instructions, including a comprehensive guide to all the needles, thread and ribbons required. There are over 30 models to learn from, making this the ideal book for anyone wishing to learn how to make many different flowers, leaves and little creatures in a gorgeous flower sampler. A comprehensive stitch glossary with illustrations of more than 40 stitches is an excellent reference that can be used for much more than just the book sampler. The interesting techniques in this book can also be used for crazy patchwork, quilts, fibre arts, card making, making box lids and enhancing knitted and felted backgrounds or clothing and accessories. read more

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This book is filled with cute, easy knits with a vintage feel. There are knitting patterns for seven different adorable animal toy...s a rabbit, a kitten, a mouse, a puppy, a panda, a teddy and a monkey, each approx. 8 inches (20cm) high, and all easy and quick to knit. Each animal is accompanied by a mini knitted version of itself that can be stored in the little shoulder bag or backpack that each toy carries.  There are patterns for over 50 garments and accessories in which to dress the toys - most of them knitted and some sewn garments. All the clothes are one size and designed to fit every animal, so the reader can mix and match items to create their chosen toy's own unique wardrobe. The outfits are split into themes such as Out to Play, Picnic Time and Time for School, and include pyjamas, outdoor clothes, summer dresses, school uniform and so on, with added accessories. Readers are encouraged to use up scraps of yarn and fabric they already have for the clothes, re-using materials from a favourite item thats long since outgrown to make a keepsake toy that has special significance. read more

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NEW IN PAPERBACK Building on the success of her previous books, Alison Holt shows you how to produce incredible seascapes using va...rious combinations of just two simple machine stitches. The techniques are broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions, and there are five stunning projects as well as many examples of Alison's original and exquisite work to delight and inspire you. Alison 'paints' her threads on to hand-coloured backgrounds, blending her stitches and achieving stunning results. The raised effects of the embroidery produce a beautiful three-dimensional look and her clever use of perspective is effective and easily achieved. This book covers everything, including the materials required; how to compose a picture from photographs that have inspired you; painting backgrounds; and all the basic stitch techniques you need to know. Detailed instructions explain how to create realistic scenes, from the sunlit glow of the Mediterranean to the drama of a stormy, windswept beach in winter. Alison also introduces a new technique that combines paper, fabric and stitch to produce embroideries with a more abstract feel. This is an inspirational book for artists, embroiderers and textile artists alike, and a must-have instructional book for anyone interested in learning about free-motion machine embroidery. read more

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A jelly roll is a roll of pre-cut fabric strips, manufactured and marketed through United Notion's hugely popular Moda division. U...nited Notions are the largest supplier and distributor of quilting fabrics, pattern books and other products associated with quilting. The fabric strips in a jelly roll are a standard width and length (2½ x 44in) and there are usually 40 strips a roll, enabling quick and easy piecing for craft projects. All of the quilts in the book can be made using a single jelly roll, through extra fabric is needed for the edging and backing fabric. This book contains information on materials and equipment, as well as basic stitching techniques, layering and basting, quilting (by hand and machine), binding, labelling and laundering. There's even a section on cutting your own strips for those who prefer to use their own fabric choices rather than a pre-cut jelly roll. Each of the nine projects consist of a different quilt design, together with a gift item made in a coordinating fabric, including stylish bags, a cushion, pot holders and key fobs. Full instructions for each quilt are provided, together with step-by-step photographs for the accompanying gift. Stunning photography throughout and clear, step-by-step instructions make this an ideal beginner's book. read more

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This stylish and beautifully photographed book contains 27 knitted mitten patterns for women and men. The book is split into seaso...ns, with eight pairs for spring and summer, seven pairs for autumn and twelve pairs of mittens for winter. Using lots of different styles, stitches, patterns and colours, there are lacy, fingerless types for spring, summer and autumn and thicker, enclosed mittens for the winter patterns. From the warmest wool to the sheerest silk, a wide range of yarns are used and there are mittens suitable for occasions as diverse as a summer party, a wedding, everyday country walks and the coldest of winter days. Some of the mittens, such as Sigrid and Elisabet, are delicate and lacy, others such as Elsa and Helga are worked in single colours; while others, such as Doris, Astrid and Ivar are beautifully patterned, and some are worked in stunning cable designs, such as Stina, Rune and Rolf. The variety of mittens in this book is simply superb and the patterns are suitable for both competent beginners and more advanced knitters. read more

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Knit yourself into the Christmas spirit with 26 brand new adorable mini Christmas projects from bestselling designer Sue Stratford.... Create your very own knitted nativity, with Mary and Joseph, Baby Jesus, and the Little Donkey, or a show-stopping Santas sleigh complete with all eight reindeers! There are also Christmas accessories to decorate your home, such as Christmas crackers, mistletoe and candy canes. These cute, pocket-sized knits are quick and easy to make, as well as a great way of using up leftover yarn. Whether a novice or an advanced knitter, you will find everything you need to get started, with step-by-step photography and instructions for sewing together and making up the finished projects. Great for festive gifts or cute decorations, all the family will love these fun and charming figures. read more

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The book is excellent value, containing 100 projects from some of Search Presss best-selling authors. The projects cover a wide va...riety of crafts from including papercraft, sewing, knitting, crochet, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint. All projects are simple enough for experienced beginners and will also appeal to seasoned crafters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming Christmas items make fabulous gifts for family and friends. The book covers a wide variety of crafts from knitting, crochet, papercraft, stitching, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint. Each craft included has a helpful tools and materials section, and projects include a knitted star, a pompom Santa Claus, a polymer clay bear, a felt winter owl, a crocheted Christmas tree heart and a Christmas Tree papercut.  read more

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The book introduces the reader to many different stitchery techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Som...e of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins. Readers will find out how to use these traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments. They will also be taught how the simplest of sewing machines can create embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand. read more

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Elizabeth Moad takes you through simple step-by-step techniques to show you how to make beautiful quilled cards, gift boxes, tags ...and wall art for family and friends. Modern motifs, vibrant papers and funky framing can be used to transform this ancient craft into contemporary designs that appeal to all ages. Elizabeth uses elements such as patterns and colour combinations as a starting point and then translates them into exciting quilling ideas. Using minimal equipment and featuring flowers, balloons, hearts, owls and more, create unique and lovely gifts for the special occasions in your life. read more

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The Japanese word 'kanzashi' originally referred to decorative pins as part of the traditional female hairstyles. These pins were ...often works of art in themselves, holding in place elaborate floral arrangements made with natural or silk flowers. Today, kanzashi encompasses flowers made from regular fabrics. Sylvie Blondeau shows you how to make 65 of these simply stunning designs. The projects are so easy and fun to make that you will soon be making them for every occasion. Perfect as accessories on clothing, jewellery, home decorations or table adornments for special occasions. read more

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RE-ISSUE Friendship is universal, crossing continents, generations and all other barriers...friendship bracelets are for young and... old, teenagers and grandparents; from friend to friend or from boy to girl. You do not need any weaving equipment to make these vibrant Central and South American bracelets. Just learn two basic knots, use a safety pin to keep your work taut, and then knot colourful cotton threads into a host of different patterns. This book shows - row by row in coloured easy-to-follow diagrams - how to make twenty-two different designs of bracelet. Using eight to twelve threads per row, create chevrons, stripes, diamonds and many other patterns in a carnival of colours. When you have made your bracelet, tie it on your friend's wrist - he or she will not be able to fasten it without your help - as a lasting token of regard and affection from one person to another. read more

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Renowned quiller, Jane Jenkins explains all the techniques needed using step by step photographs and clear instructions. She has d...esigned a beautiful project to go with each technique, so that readers can produce lovely quilled work while building their skills. Learn this addictive craft from closed loose coils and alternative side looping to fringed flowers, crimping, zigzagging and tendrils, while creating a Victorian Fan, an Art Nouveau Iris, Foxgloves, a Butterfly and more. Patterns are provided for all the projects. Ideal for beginners, but with plenty to inspire experienced quillers too. read more

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For over thirty years Sue Quinn has designed gorgeous little felt animals that appeal to both adult collectors and children. Now s...he would like to share her 'master secrets' so you can use machine or hand sewing to create these endearing, beautiful little creatures that you will want to make and keep. Colorful, strong and easy to use, felt is the perfect material to make this collection of charming classic woodland animals. Follow the clear step-by-step instructions to create a group of endearing little creatures that you will want to make and keep. read more

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Inspired by her love of wildflowers, Kazuko Aoki has created a collection of more than 20 projects and over 70 individual cross-st...itch motifs. Designs are included for all your floral favourites, such as viola, pansies, poppies and roses. These motifs are used to create traditional samplers, as well as bags, pincushions, pillows, coasters, aprons and tea towels. Instructions are presented in counted cross-stitch charts, plus step-by-step diagrams for constructing projects. read more

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In her latest book, Donatella Ciotti teaches the reader how to make tatted lace, also known as frivolité a durable yet delicate fo...rm of lace constructed using a series of knots and loops. Although it has been a traditional craft for centuries, Donatellas step-by-step instructions focus on more modern needle techniques, making the craft accessible to a contemporary audience. In recent years, tatted lace has come back into fashion and is now popular in high fashion design. The craft is relatively simple and easy to master following a few simple instructions. Different materials can be used, from very fine thread to cord, along with beads of different types and sizes. This book includes 22 gorgeous designs to make including bracelets, earrings, necklaces and brooches, illustrated and explained with diagrams and step-by-step photography to help you make the items exactly as shown, or use them as inspiration for your own designs. There are ideas for special occasions, such as weddings or christenings as well as table decorations, purses, mobile phone holders and much more. read more

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The beautiful work of four experienced paper crafters has been collected here, giving you all the inspiration and knowledge you co...uld need to make your own fantastic quilled craftwork. read more

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Step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands free format enable you to practise and master each technique more easily. Caroline... Smith covers all the equipment and tools, terminology and techniques, and includes a selection of attractive simple projects specially designed for the beginner. read more

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50 Fabric Animals presents a cute collection of 50 animal-themed fabric projects to make for you and your home, or as the perfect ...gift for friends, family and children. The projects include teddy bears, rabbits, birds, sheep, cows, pigs, fish, mice and many more in a range of fabrics, finishes and colours, and there's a mix of styles to suit everybody, from a classic brown teddy bear to more unusual designs like the bright and funky button-eyed bunnies! There is also a selection of appliqué and embroidery projects, such as an owl mobile-phone pouch, a fish motif glasses case, a seagull cushion and a childs bear-design coat, as well as a keyring, purse, scarf and babys cot quilt. Beginners will enjoy the easy-to-follow instructions along with the full pattern templates, and more experienced stitchers won't be able to resist making these charming creatures. Inspiring and imaginative, theres even a toy rabbit to fashion from a pair of woollen gloves! read more

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Part of the bestselling A-Z series, this title explores the handiest stitches and techniques for use in the practice of wool embro...idery. Clear step-by-step instructions lead the reader through the stitches themselves; and beautiful designs created by readers of Inspirations magazines in Australia aid the reader in putting the techniques into practice. A great accompaniment and follow-on to the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches. read more

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Janet Edmonds creates amazing textile pieces inspired by the artists Chuck Close, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Matisse, Hundertwasser, Joh...n Piper and Giorgio Morandi. She outlines each artist's work, sharing what inspires her, then creates a series of artistic projects using various media and techniques, exploring this inspiration. These works lead in each case to a stitching project, with a stitch sampler to introduce each one. Janet's finished textile pieces include stitched squares, a portrait, a purse, a landscape, a box-framed 3D piece, embroidered boxes, stitched panels with castings and more. The flexibound format makes this a practical workbook for artists as well as a rich source of inspiration and ideas. read more

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Toy rabbits are always popular, and have been for many years. With their long ears and cute, fluffy tails, they are loved by child...ren and adults alike. This book contains a wide variety of rabbits to knit, from fun and quirky, to cute and cuddly. Each rabbit has its own distinctive look and personality, and they come in a range of shapes, sizes and styles to suit knitters of all tastes and abilities. There are twenty patterns to choose from, and each one is accompanied by a beautiful, full-colour photograph of the finished rabbit, clear instructions, and a comprehensive list of the yarns, needles and embellishments you need. At the start of the book there are general notes on basic knitting techniques, the abbreviations used, materials and equipment, making it ideal for beginners as well as more experienced knitters. read more

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With step-by-step photographic guidance, Elizabeth Moad shows you how to make simple, yet effective, paper flower embellishments, ...from greeting card adornments to floral bunting and decorations that will brighten any home. Learn how to apply simple folding techniques such as kirigami and teabag folding to create beautiful blooms for any occasion. There are twenty-one projects in all, ranging from straightforward concertina-fold flowers to elaborate and elegant paper roses. read more

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Rose Macefield shares her trade secrets and incredible design flair in this step-by-step guide to sculpting and decorating show-st...opping novelty cakes. Beginning with the readily available sugarcrafting tools and materials required, she goes on to provide recipes for cakes, buttercream and royal icing. Learn how to level, stack, slice through and buttercream the cakes, and support their structure where required with dowels and cake boards. Rose shows how to sculpt shapes freehand or using templates, then how to cover a cake board and various shapes of sculpted cake with fondant (sugarpaste), and how to decorate the result with a variety of techniques including marbling, using a clay gun, airbrushing, modelling shapes and adding texture. Nine breathtaking projects are clearly explained with step-by-step photographs: a shitsu show dog, a rocker's electric guitar, a one-eyed messy monster creating havoc, a teenage girl's fashion sneakers with make up and other mess, a fisherman's basket and rod with fish resting on pebbles, a tennis bag, racket and ball on court, a baker's mixer, ingredients and cookies, a toy train and alphabet blocks on a wooden floor and a craft box with sewing equipment, fabric and lace spilling out. Rose's attention to detail is extraordinary and her sense of humour a delight, yet everything is simple to make with her clear instructions. read more

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Learn how to make charming cards, pictures, jewellery, a bird and even a figure from wool.

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This lovely little book contains 16 beautifully designed and made shoes for both baby boys and girls, modelled on grown-up shoe st...yles. Each design is accompanied by a lovely, styled photograph of the shoe with the adult equivalent in the background, and step-by-step instructions of how to make the shoe. There is a crochet basics section at the beginning with step-by-step instructions on commonly used crochet stitches, colour changing techniques, joining techniques and basic crochet charts for sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months.  The designs themselves are based on adult shoes such as trainers, ballet shoes, pumps, espadrilles, Mary Janes, cowboy boots and strappy sandals and the patterns are clear and easy to follow. The designs are simple enough for competent beginners, though attractive and interesting enough to inspire more advanced crocheters. They are perfect projects to make with oddments of yarn, very quick to crochet and make great gifts for new babies. read more

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Learn how to create exquisite, delicately embroidered silk ribbon flowers, including foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, pr...imroses, geraniums, irises, poppies... and much more. A small selection of stitches are used to create a wide variety of flowers. All the techniques are explained in detailed step-by-step sequences. read more

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Anne-Pias unique, beautiful and distinctive designs have a country style that is both appealing and full of fun. There are 22 grea...t projects including cloth dolls, an appliqued ark, soft sculptured ducks and cows, quirky cats, sheep cushions and some adorable mice, giraffes and elephants. There are some ideas for the home too: wine bottle covers, basket liners and even a tasty tea-time recipe. Instructions are simple and there are plenty of helpful templates, illustrations, diagrams and patterns. read more

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Get patching with these cheerful sewing creations! Patchwork sewing is a wonderful pastime and these bright and colourful projects... make perfect gifts for friends and family. The playful designs are imaginative, lively and easy to make. Choose from fashion accessories, table decorations, cosy quilts, practical storage solutions and many more fantastic gift ideas. Suitable for the absolute beginner as well as the more advanced stitcher. The step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography will guide you through the more difficult techniques while inspiring you with your own patchwork creations. read more

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Crocheters of all abilities will love the modern, colourful crocheted bags in this book. There are 23 to choose from, in a range o...f styles and colourways and using a wide variety of crochet stitches. For the less experienced crocheter, there are step-by-step diagrams at the back of the book explaining all the essential techniques, and each project is accompanied by clear instructions and diagrams, where appropriate. read more

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Sewing is popular with all ages and this series, Love to Sew, focuses on the latest hot trends. The 64 page handy square format gi...ves us room for at least twenty projects, each with simple step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs, as well as a basic techniques and materials section at the front of the book. Practical yet pretty, a mug rug is one of the latest trends on the sewing and patchwork scene. Basically it is a large coaster with room for your favourite mug and a biscuit or two. Small enough to complete in a few hours, but large enough to give space to your creativity, a mug rug is an ideal project for trying out some new techniques or even for getting to grips with patchwork, quilting or appliqué for the first time. This book contains a selection of mug rugs designed by renowned international patchwork artists. Revel in the many different designs that can be achieved with various fabrics and techniques and, above all, have fun making your own mug rug. read more

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$12.95

A collection of easy, yet beautiful, patchwork projects that will appeal to anyone who has ever aspired to the craft. Claudia Schm...idt will help you take your first steps into the colourful world of patchworking. Learn how to make these trendy designs from just a few fabric squares and strips. Featuring a fully illustrated beginners course to explain all the basic sewing techniques you don't need any prior experience and there are no tedious measurement calculations required. Additionally, each project has clear, step-by-step instructions with accompanying photography and there are full-size templates at the back of the book. Once you've mastered these basic techniques, there's nothing to stop you using the designs as inspiration for your own patchwork creations. read more

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$29.95 $16.81

Create beautiful items for you and your home using the delightful projects in this book. There are 23 to choose from, including ba...gs, notebooks, pin cushions, pillows, placemats and a handy holder for pens and pencils, all designed and lovingly made by the author, Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen. Her fresh, contemporary designs and distinctive use of colour have a strong Scandinavian feel, and her techniques are clearly and simply explained through the use of step-by-step instructions, beautifully hand-drawn diagrams and gorgeous photographs. Drawing on traditional patchwork and quilting methods, all the basic techniques, tools and equipment you need are explained fully at the beginning of the book, and there are full-size templates at the back of the book for all those projects that require them. read more

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$19.95

Origami: & other paper creations is an inventive, trendy, and refined look at the popular Japanese art of paper folding. It featur...es 40 projects and accessories ranging from jewellery, bookmarks, table decorations, children’s room decorations, and projects for holiday activates and past times. Marie Claire Idées manages to construct a fresh, new look at this traditional form of paper-crafting while remaining true to the authentic and modest elements of the Japanese style. read more