Needle & Craft Sale

  • 100 Beaded Flowers, Charms and Trinkets

    Shows you how to make everything from a tiny tea service, a micro monkey and some minute flowers to the sweetest little ladybird. No matter what your level of beading experience, you are sure to find the perfect beaded miniature project in this book.

    • Step-by-step demonstrations, from basic construction to more advanced techniques
    • Suggestions on how to incorporate your designs into projects – including jewellery, accessories and stationery

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  • 100 Ideas That Changed Street Style

    100 Ideas that Changed Street Style is a look-by-look dissection of the key ideas that changed the way we dress – from the middle of the 20th century to the present day – explaining the most iconic items of clothing and how they were worn, what the look was born of, its cultural background, how it was received, and how it still resonates in fashion today.

    The modern wardrobe owes its development not just to fashion designers in Paris or Milan but also to gangs and movements brought together by a shared appreciation of music, sport or a particular underground culture, and a certain style that defines membership.

    These styles have rocked establishments, created stereotypes, expressed social division as much as they have united people, entered the language, spread around the world, and, above all, transformed dress for a wider public.

  • 1776 Quilt

    This outstanding quilt, inspired by a photo of a little known antique Bohemian quilt, swept Best in Show at quilt venues across the USA.

    Follow Pam's journey from tragedy to celebration, as she recreates the original using an easy appliqué technique (machine stitching/fast fusing) that enables anyone to replicate "1776". Includes step-by-step directions, templates, plus 6 new quilt projects and plenty of colour photos.

  • 20 to Make: Faux Fur Fun

    Alistair Macdonald shows you how to make gorgeously sumptuous items for a fraction of the price they are in the shops.

    There are 20 projects to choose from, including a glamorous fake-fur scarf, a fun furry pink cushion and a 'must-have' fluffy purse. The pair of pretty fake-fur trimmed mittens will make any little girl feel like a princess, and the super-snug collar, headband and gloves are perfect for staying warm on cold winter days.

    With a range of projects to suit all tastes and abilities, this is the perfect book for spoiling yourself, your family or your friends with a handmade faux-fur gift.

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  • 200 Fair Isle Motifs

    The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! This title offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colourwork.

    From simple single row patterns to complex all-over motifs, you'll find colourways that will thrill and inspire your knitting, whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter.

    Featuring easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate colour changes and clear photographs of each sample swatch. Organized by row count and stitch count, it makes it easy for you to find the perfect motif for your projects.

  • 201 Knitting Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas

    Nicki Trench presents 150 knitting blocks and 51 delightful patterns, featuring traditional patterns, original motifs and new twists on classic stitches.

    This superb resource starts with 30 basic stitches, including garter and stocking stitch, plus the wonderfully named Loobie Lou and Summer Sunshine, followed by chapters showing the beautifully intricate intarsia stitches, embroidery and lace stitches, plus stripes and colours, Fairisle, ripple, beaded, cable and rib stitches. A section on letters and numerals is invaluable for personalizing your knitting, and there is also a chapter featuring original motifs.

    The project section includes blankets and throws, scarves and shawls, bags, hats and gloves, and the cutest knitted toys. If you need to refresh your knitting skills, the basic techniques chapter will show you how to cast on and off, how to achieve the correct tension and gauge, how to hold your needles, and which yarn to choose.

    Whether you are a novice knitter or come to this book with years of experience, you are sure to find blocks and patterns to inspire you.

  • 30-Minute Crochet

    This is the perfect project guide for crochet newbies as well as more experienced crafters who never seem to have enough time to devote to their projects. You will find a fabulous collection of 60 quick and easy projects that can be completed in 30 minutes or less each! Features include:

    • Advice on using different fabrics, how to read a crochet chart, creating shape and techniques for basic and more advanced stitches
    • Tips on putting together a travel crochet kit
    • Clear and easy instructions are enhanced with more than 100 full-colour diagrams and photographs

  • 3D Colouring Cities

    3D Colouring Cities takes grown-up colouring to the next dimension.

    • Follow the easy instructions to learn where to place warm and cool colours, and watch your artwork pop off the page
    • A relaxing and inspiring activity book suitable for kids and grown-ups alike
    • The highly detailed designs include reimagined iconic landmarks, urban metropolises and sprawling cityscapes
    • Includes lightly guided doodle pages

  • 3D Colouring Flowers

    3D Colouring Flowers takes grown-up colouring to the next dimension.

    • Follow the easy instructions to learn where to place warm and cool colours, and watch your artwork pop off the page
    • A relaxing and inspiring activity book suitable for kids and grown-ups alike
    • The highly detailed designs include roses, daisies, cacti, vintage floral patterns and other imaginative motifs
    • Includes lightly guided doodle pages

  • Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop

    Jewellery artists will enjoy this collection of new, less-common weaves and challenging projects that inspire and educate.

    Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale and using alternative materials in weaves.

    The book is then divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.

  • Alphabet Stencil Book Mini Edition

    From quilting and textiles to cardmaking and scrapbooking, these alphabet stencils are perfect for almost any design or craft project. They'll even work for cake decorating, wedding ornaments or anywhere you want a monogram.

    Featuring a classic serif front, this mini-book includes all 24 capital letters, accents, punctuation and numbers, printed on perforated card stock that's easy to tear out and reuse.

  • AlterKnits Felt

    Radford pushes the boundaries of traditional felting through 30 colourful, vibrant projects. She shows readers how to knit and then felt their own handiwork, as well as how to create gorgeous felted objects from recycled knits and unspun fibre.

    Projects include:

    • A quick and easy circle coin purse
    • A shibori bag
    • A reverse-applique rug

    Each is unusual in its own way, distinguished by a special surface texture, an innovative mix of techniques or a quirky combination of yarns.

  • Amulets & Talismans

    Turning memorabilia (ticket stubs, coins, shells) into amulets and talismans is rewarding and easy to do. Working with the most basic tools and cold-connection jewellery methods, you'll learn to:

    • Make jump rings, use a file, other basics
    • Create clasps
    • Cut windows from metal sheets
    • Add concrete to your art
    • Use heat for patinas
    • Write on faux bone
    • Turn paper pulp into realistic rocks
    • Create 'time capsule' beads from plexiglas

  • Arm Knitting

    Arm Knitting gives you all the techniques and instructions to satisfy your no-needle needs. Learn the basics and then move onto a range of arm knitting stitches and projects. The possibilities are endless.

    Complete with 30 projects, there’s plenty to try-from soft and snugly scarves and cowls to fingerless gloves, boot cuffs, throws, blankets and more. Each project includes clear instructions and an easy-to-follow step-by-step format with helpful photography throughout.

  • Art Abandonment Project

    The Art Abandonment Project is your guide to expressing yourself through random acts of art! Create something for the joy of making it, and then leave it for an unsuspecting person to find.

    Inside you'll discover fun ideas for monthly abandonment challenges, ways to connect with other "abandoners" in the creative community, the value of sharing with others and more.

    • Learn the ins and outs of being an abandoner
    • Get ideas and inspiration for monthly abandoning challenges
    • See examples of abandoned art, and read the stories of the artists as well as the "finders"
    • Receive helpful encouragement for letting go of your creations (sometimes it's hard!)
    • Connect with the Art Abandonment community and learn how to share your own stories with others

    Join the art abandonment project, set your art free and make someone's day!

  • Art of Jewelry: Wood

    The Art of Jewelry: Wood brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles and earrings to make – alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary artists.

    Filled with stepped-out examples of each project in different stages, it covers all the basics, including an exploration of sawing, sanding, drilling, carving, pyrography and painting. The 30 inspiring projects feature such standout pieces as a carved ebony ring, copper and wood brooches embellished with pyrographed patterns, and a rich mahogany pendant dotted with delicate pearls.

    All the items are showcased in beautiful colour images, accompanied by the artists' professional insights and creative tips.

  • Art of Papercutting

    The author presents a stunning collection of 35 papercutting projects, ranging from party decorations, decoupage pictures and paper flowers, to greetings cards and gift tags. All have easy-to-follow instructions, with advice on the best paper to use for a superb result.

    Papers used in this book range from lightweight crepe paper and tissue to heavier weight card and water-colour paper. Recycling plays an important role, too – finding, collecting and using small scraps of discarded paper to incorporate into something new is a rewarding process. Here you will find wallpaper, postage stamps, gift wrap and postcards given a new lease of life.

    Whether you are new to the art of papercutting, or a skilled crafter looking for fresh ideas, the projects featured in the book will inspire you to pick up your scissors and a sheet of paper and create something beautiful.

  • Art Play

    Play with art like never before in this exciting new activity book.

    Marion Deuchars has created a surprising and engaging range of activities and games organised into seven sections of Drawing, Colour, Shapes, Paint, Paper, Printing and Pattern. Each section is not only a great opportunity to play, but also helps to shape and form artistic ability and confidence.

    Discover the joys of making your own marbled paper. Create your own secret code in pictures. Providing hours of endless fun and exploration, Art Play will bring out the artist in everyone.

  • Baby Knits

    Lois Daykin's collection of garments and knitted accessories offers 20 great designs for tiny baby boys and girls up to toddler age.

    You can take your pick from a whole range of knits, including delectable yet practical all-in-ones and cute little bootees, tasselled hats and sweet lacy cardigans for girls and tough little jackets for boys, along with a blanket and cushions to decorate the nursery and pretty little boxes and bags in which to present your knitted gifts. Some are very simple, making ideal projects for new knitters.