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Artists from around the globe and share their finest works in Incite4: Relax Restore Renew.
This mixed media compilation includes art from categories of collage, painting, Zen doodling, assemblage, metalwork, jewellery, fibre art and more.$49.99
The Swing Shirt is a fingertip length jacket with asymmetrical sides and a full swing back. From the front the look is clean and straight, then turn sideways to see the dramatic drape of the fabric. Loose-fitting, fingertip length shirt/jacket with straight cut front and full, swing back with asymmetrical side slits. Drop shoulders, low armholes, and shaped back hem. Topstitches facings and hem.
Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight to midweight LYCRA blend fabrics with drape, Cotton/LYCRA knits, Rayon/LYCRA, Slinky, Linen, Lightweight Wovens, Wool Jersey, Silk Velvet and Rayon blends.
Multi-sized: 4 – 22$25.00
Judy Newman presents her quilting story with advice on choosing colours, fabrics and her favourite products.
The 18 projects, both large and small, feature detailed diagrams and templates. The photography and overall design of the book are stunning as one expects from this publisher. From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$64.99
Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages.
With The Art of Seamless Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and colour patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques.
The book delves deep, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits while also offering a sophisticated collection of elegant and timeless designs that knit up quickly or give a custom fit that do not require sewing.$46.99$19.99
Since it was first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs. Margaret Hubert has updated her bestselling book to include 25 additional crochet squares (for a total of 100!) and 25 all-new projects to make, wear and give.
Margaret shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own projects using the granny squares of choice with today's yarns. Among the designs are accessories (headbands, bags, and jewelry); garments (vests, jackets, and tops); and decorative items and gifts (afghans, pillows, and a sweater set for baby).$29.99
Find your inner artist and colour your way to better focus! Mindfulness helps us to appreciate the world around us – to feel centred, less stressed and more fully alive. Art for Mindfulness: Dogs offers the perfect aid – 60 stunning blank drawings of dogs to help focus your mind, unlock your creativity and calm your senses as you pour colour into them.
With an introduction from art therapist and mindfulness practitioner Imi Lo, plus accompanying quotes with each illustration to inspire meditation as you go through, this is a beautiful colouring book for grown-ups you can mindfully complete. So pick up your pencil, unleash your creativity and watch your well-being thrive!$22.99