Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 100 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike.
If you're ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photographs, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn.
With each pattern diagramed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.
How to read a crochet pattern with Edie Eckman$29.99
Felt magazine aims to inspire a new generation of fibre enthusiasts with comprehensive projects, articles and an inspirational gallery. It includes a mix of easy, intermediate and technical projects to suit a wide range of skill levels.
Projects in Issue 17 include:
- Victorian Rose Ruffle Scarf by Marina Shkolnik
- Sari Nuno Wrap: Doubly Deconstructed by Sara Quail
- Nuno Mosaic Hat by Martien van Zuilen
- Sea Urchin Brooches by Helen MacRitchie
- Designer Wool Wrap by June Hope
- Pine Needle Felt by Leiko Uchiyama
- Bugs Rule by Irina Harry
This book gathers together 10 easy yet elegant projects celebrating the life and talents of Beatrix Potter.
With 10 appliqué and 6 embroidery designs, even beginning stitchers can work with hexagons to create a beautiful embroidered quilt, stitch up a cushion based on The Tailor of Gloucester, appliqué a wool storage box and construct a beautiful wedding quilt based on one from Beatrix Potter’s home. Plus, all-of-the designs can easily be adapted – just add a dash of imagination to create bags, appliquéd pinafores or embroidered gifts.
- Stitch by hand and by machine as you create projects the whole family will love
- Learn about the life and work of Beatrix Potter with historical vignettes
- Amazing appliqué tips
This origami art book features the work of 25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today. They are pushing the boundaries of origami vigorously in new directions in terms of style, scale, materials, subject and scope.
The stunning photos and brilliant essays demonstrate why origami is now an international art movement – largely through the efforts and artistic genius of a few contemporary masters. The trailblazing efforts of Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa elevated the paper folding to an artform by showing how subtle shapes and figures could be created from a single sheet of paper though a variety of non-traditional folding techniques.
Artists in other parts of the world – including the United States, France, England, China and Scandinavia – took Yoshizawa's cue and pushed these techniques further and further. The result has been the emergence of many new and surprising sculptural forms created through techniques such as wet folding, curved creasing, tessellating and the application of alternative materials besides paper.$39.99
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. Using minimal equipment and featuring flowers, balloons, hearts, owls and more, create unique and lovely gifts for the special occasions in your life.
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.P>Look inside the book.$26.99
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$34.99