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Put those treasured bundles to good use with 13 fast, fun and versatile fat-quarter quilts! Want quilts in multiple sizes and variations? You’ll find a total of 75 possibilities! Play with scale, layout, colourways and block design to make each project your own.
Popular and up-and-coming designers share ideas to excite quilters of every style and skill level. This collection will help you slash your stash today, keeping you inspired for years to come.$39.99
Finding colour combinations that not only work but excite the eye is one of the greatest challenges artists face. This updated and expanded 30th anniversary edition of a classic teaches artists of all mediums and skill levels how to use and control colour in their artwork and shows how exhilarating and enjoyable the ride can be.
Learn how to master colour mixing, assemble the perfect palette for your artistic goals, select just the right colour scheme and communicate colour in a way that elevates your designs way beyond the ordinary. Start a handy journal to keep track of your discoveries, with customized mixtures, colour wheels, reference charts and other tools designed to uncover your colour personality and help you work with colour more efficiently.
Features include memorable paintings from more than 30 contributing artists to inspire you, along with 75+ hands-on exercises, 8 step-by-step demonstrations and countless nuggets of colour knowledge – all in your own private workshop!$42.99
Welcome to the world of cutting-edge fabric designer, Tula Pink, where clever quilts show off fanciful fabric, and your imagination can be let out to play.
Featuring fabrics that you know and love, Tula offers 20 patterns with her signature flair for colour, design and original style. Between 10 amazing quilts and 10 extra-cool companion projects, you'll be inspired to play with fabric, colour and design in a way like never before.
Step inside to find:
- 10 large quilt patterns, perfect for the bedroom or snuggling on the couch
- 10 accessory sewing projects, like an embroidered lampshade and a fabric cuckoo clock, to make your everyday life extraordinary
- Tips on choosing and combining fabrics, selecting a quilting motif, and even sketching your own fabric and pattern designs
- Step-by-step illustrations
- Super-simple sewing techniques for successful quilt making
From the beginner to the experienced stitcher, these 12 original and beautiful designs, each with detailed stitch instructions, will capture the imagination through embroidery. Detailed patterns, diagrams and simple, unique instructions throughout.
Working any of them will help master the main techniques of Jenny McWhinney's form of thread painting. This gorgeous full colour book will delight any embroiderer who sees it and will be a 'must-have' for her many fans.$34.99
These 14 fabulous fibre art projects – from colourful pillows and rugs to dramatic wall hangings – will add a pop to any room in your house.
No loom? No worries. Rachel Denbow shows you how to fabricate three simple, portable looms. She also includes tips on customizing your designs and choosing the right fibres and embellishments for each project – basically, everything you need to know to create these gorgeous projects from start to finish.$39.99$32.99
From pillows to bags, art quilts to journals, explore the range of sewing projects that The Art of Whimsical Stitching provides! Mixed-media artist, Joanne Sharpe, shares her favourite methods of stitching so that you can feel inspired by the endless patterns and techniques.
Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or just starting out, this guide will walk you through the details of sewing so that you can learn and apply your practices. With more than a dozen techniques, you will end up with a collection of funky and fun artwork. Your artistic repertoire will grow greatly as you tackle different ideas – collage, stencilling, free-motion stitching, fused appliqué lettering and hand embroidery are just some of the techniques you will learn.
This book features:
- Step-by-step instructions and images
- More than a dozen stitching techniques
- Functional and imaginative projects
Have fun with paints, markers and dyes and don’t be scared to incorporate your own designs into the patterns. This book easily allows for self-growth and you will be surprised by the enjoyment that comes with mixed-media work.$39.99