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This invaluable guide pays homage to the silk, satin and lace (or sometimes the Lycra and pvc) that has evolved to become the 'bare essentials' of every woman's wardrobe.
Offering practical advice and tips on what to wear in every situation and occasion from your wedding day to a romantic assignation or even a little nocturnal naughtiness, Tracy Martin also advises on how to obtain that seam-free silhouette and avoid those lingerie fashion faux pas that every woman dreads.
Beginning with the fascinating history of lingerie from the bustles and bloomers of the Victorian age to the more current, racy and bold burlesque style, this book is crammed full of information, facts and anecdotes as we celebrate how lingerie has literally shaped women's lives as well as their figures.$19.99$9.99
Sue Heaser shows readers how to create intricate silver charms – from keys and padlocks to fairies and animals – using metal clay. The book features:
- Step-by-step instructions for 50 beautiful projects
- An overview of the necessary tools and materials
- Guidance for essential skills like molding, finishing and firing
- Design methods for beginners as well as more experienced sculptors
- Ideas for creating your own signature pieces
A lush bouquet of blossoms perfect for embellishing your favourite clothing or accessories.
Breeze through this gorgeous collection featuring a colourful palette of simple spiralling roses, saucer-sized poppies, delicate lilacs, an assortment of vegetables and more. All are shown full-size and in scale complete with stitched leaves and embroidered stems. Each flower pattern has full instructions, yarn requirements and a suggested skill level.
An additional section serves as a refresher course with basic techniques and provides inspiration for embellishing your finished flowers with beads, buttons and sequins. You can also learn how to use the flowers in a range of fun projects, from customizing clothing and accessories, to decorating gift-wrapped packages.$39.99$17.99
The Tales of Mrs Mancini tells the story of a cat who, together with her human friend, Filippina, runs a cake shop full of delectable treats. Alongside her flair for flan, Mrs Mancini also has a special ability to bring lonely children together.
A collection of three fully illustrated short stories celebrating friends and friendship!
Recommended for ages 4+.$19.99$9.99
Written for both beginning and experienced needlecraft enthusiasts, this reference volume shows how to make virtually every basic stitch and describes each stitch's common uses.
The first part describes the many different needlecraft styles – crewel, quilting, needlepoint and dozens more. The second part is a stitch directory, presenting easy-to-follow diagrams that show how each stitch is accomplished. The book's chapters cover:
- Fabric Embellishment – surface embroidery, beadwork, needlepoint and more
- Fabric Construction – patchwork, quilting, various styles of appliqué and more
- Fabric Manipulation – smocking, hemstitching, cutwork and more
- Part Two chapters – illustrate more than 20 stiches (including surface embroidery stitches, cross stitches, knotted stitches, straight stitches, pulled and drawn threadwork stitches, needlepoint stitches, looped stitches)
Using just a few simple sewing techniques, discover the easy way to create fun and stylish outfits for young children (0–5 years). By combining a few easy-to-learn stitches with great fabrics and trims, expert seamstress Emma Hardy explains how to make beautiful yet practical clothes for your children.
Choose from 25 different projects, including party frocks and pinafore dresses, simple shirts and elasticated trousers, sleepwear and accessories, such as hats, bibs, bootees and aprons. There are clothes for young boys and girls, toddlers and babies, plus full-size paper patterns that can easily be scaled to suit different ages.
Packed with useful tips and sewing techniques, Making Children's Clothes provides a comprehensive guide to creating fantastic items that your child will love to wear.$29.99$14.99