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This lovely book can by employed by crocheters as a foundation for countless projects.
Each example flower is presented in a large, full-colour photograph and is accompanied by written and diagrammed instructions. All sample flowers are crocheted in bright colours of smooth cotton yarn to clearly show the stitch patterns, making it an ideal resource for any crafter looking for inspiration.$31.99
Your childhood home, an old family caravan, the incredible skyscraper in your city – these are all wonderful subjects that deserve to be re-created in fabric.
Gloria Loughman teaches you to capture your favourite place in fusible appliqué. Her simple technique is easy to master, yet yields stunning results. Draw from one of three included projects, your own photo or memory and downloadable bonus patterns to assemble your own scenes that are captivating, vivid and full of character.
- Tell the story of a favourite place – Gloria shows you how to create buildings, boats, cars, doorways and more
- Quilters of all levels will love the comprehensive attention to fabric, colour and elements of design
- Practice a unique construction method for graphic quilts that resemble woodblock prints
With limited space and time to care for plants, it is important to be selective. 1001 Plants You Must Grow Before You Die features species suitable for the smallest spaces, from windowsills to yards. There are also selections to provide seasonal interest in a suburban plot, as well as tasty edibles for vegetable patches and herb gardens. It will steer you through the hype of marketing to find the most rewarding plants – and, along the way, you'll discover what characteristics to look for when choosing varieties.
The selected plants delight the senses. Edibles produce ripe fruits, tender vegetables, or fresh herbs. Ornamental plants provide beauty in flower, foliage colour, or evocative scents. Some have a pleasing architectural shape or a contrast in texture - from sharp spines on cacti to leaves so soft you can stroke them. Other entries concern suriosities of the plant world that make great talking points.
The flowers, tress and herbs are selected by an expert team of garden writers and plant lovers – but with the home gardener in mind. The book is the equivalent of a knowledgeable friend on hand for when you browse garden centres or search online for seeds and plants. Some of the 1001 are quick to delight; others look after themselves year on year. A further few present rewarding challenges.$39.99
This book is for everyone who loves to stitch – with sections on everything from setting up a workbasket through to framing your finished embroidery. It has special sections with hints for Goldwork and Stumpwork embroidery as well as general stitch hints and fudges, hints for photography and going to classes.
At the suggestion of some students, it has some blank pages throughout so that you can add the tips that you pick up along the way and at the back are needle identification pages with actual size photos of needles for comparison.$39.99
Di Ford is back and this time around, she is here to tell you the story of fabrics! Learn how Di chooses and uses fabrics in order to embellish her quilts. Enhance the character and grandeur of your quilts with the help of Di’s 14 new and magnificent quilts!
Fussy cutting, appliqué, English paper piecing and broderie perse (Persian embroidery), all of Di’s favourite techniques, are also explained in a handy technical chapter.
From Quiltmania, with text in both English and French.$69.99
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