Stitch your very own collection of the forest's cutest critters! These twelve projects--in the popular Japanese amigurumi style--show you how to create a snuggly hedgehog, a fuzzy squirrel, a delightful turtle, and more.
Over 80 full-colour photographs accompany easy, step-by-step instructions that guide you through all the stitches you need to know to create the 12 projects, making this a perfect kit for both novice and experienced crocheters.
This kit even comes with all the supplies you'll need for your first two animals: a crochet hook, a tapestry needle, four different colours of yarn, stuffing, embroidery floss and beads for eyes. You'll have your own collection of wild and wooly animals in no time!$27.99
Looking just like the Venetian crystal sulphurs called 'Millefiori', here are Willyne Hammerstein's exceptional quilts. With few templates, most of her quilts are designed around the hexagon, a shape of which she is especially fond. The layout and colour selection give true majesty to these quilts!
For the most experienced, there are several projects among the 20 quilts featured that require a bit of attention for lovers of the traditional style!
The book features detailed illustrations, step-by-step instructions, assembly tips, hints for perfect finishing, full size pull out templates and beautiful colour photos of the finished projects. From Quiltmania with text in both French and English.$64.99
With beginning weavers in mind, the author first walks you through how to weave on a 2" and 4" loom. Once you know how to make a basic square and connect your pieces, you are well on your way to making any of the projects in this book.
The book divides projects into those that use a 2," 4," adjustable fine-gauge, and even a pot holder loom, and those that combine pieces from different looms, so it is easy to find a project and get started. Pin looms are readily available in a variety of sizes and materials. Choose a favorite pattern and a suitable pin loom, and start weaving anywhere and everywhere today! -
- All the basics of pin loom weaving
- 30 beginning and medium level projects you can make on the go
- Instructions for making your own simple 2" loom
Projects for standard 2" and 4" looms, as well as weaving on potholder looms and knitting looms
Between approximately 1875 and 1950, Dutch fishermen wore sweaters with characteristic knit and purl stitch patterns, sometimes cable. These jerseys, known as ganseys, became and intrinsic part of the identity of the Dutchmen who wore them, and their daily lives as fishermen.
Publication of Dutch Traditional Ganseys in 2013 renewed interest in the sweaters, and dozens more old photos were discovered that inspired the creation of a second book that includes 65 brand new gansey patterns. Based on original designs and incorporating elements from them, author Stella Ruhe's contemporary recreations of these historically important garments keep the Dutch fishing heritage alive.
Each design is accompanied by knitting diagrams, sketches, photographs and guidance on sizing, and all can be knitted for adults as well as children. With a wealth of fascinating background information and historical photos of the original designs, this is a unique and inspiring book for knitters, and a brilliant read for anyone interested in craft, culture and heritage.
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Flowers have long been a source of inspiration for jewellers, many of whom have sought to capture their transient beauty in glittering gemstones and precious metals. In the 17th and 18th centuries, flowers were imitated in enamel or used as motifs for elaborate gemstone bodice ornaments. Brooches, pendants and rings took the form of bouquets or flower baskets. Now, contemporary designers such as Claude Lalanne, Lorenz Baumer and JAR continue to create floral jewellrry for today's trendsetters.
The floral pieces in this book have all been selected from the magnificent jewellery collection of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and range from the 17th century to the present day. Beautifully photographed by renowned photographer Jean-Marie del Moral, these intricate works of art will delight all lovers of jewellery and nature.$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.$29.99