Needle & Craft Sale

  • 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.

  • 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks

    There are classic blocks that will always have a special place in a crocheter's heart, and this book brings many of these patterns together in one gorgeous collection.

    150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks includes the most popular motifs, like the iconic granny square in many variations, shape-changing blocks, patterns for blocks that are worked in quarters or crosses, textured, lacy and mesh blocks, and many more.

    Tips on how to select yarn and colour combinations run throughout the book, helping you to gain confidence in these areas. Each block is flagged by skill level, accompanied by a short description focusing on its special features and characteristics, as well as charted and row-by-row instructions. The exciting combinations will remind you of why you fell in love with a particular block the first time around or, for newbies, it could be the start of a love affair.

  • 150 Beaded Borders & Motifs

    Add glamour to clothing and accessories the easy way using bead embroidery with these150+ couture designs for borders, backgrounds, motifs, edgings and fringes – inexpensive materials, simple methods.

    Each sample has a colour close-up, diagram showing type and placement of stitches and beads, tools and materials list. Fully explains key skills (transferring designs, beaded appliqué methods). Illustrated stitch library.

  • 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.

  • 200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

    200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets takes you through the entire process of quilt making from start to finish.

    The book is packed with indispensable techniques explained in full detail and illustrated with specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and artwork. Each topic is self contained on one to two pages, arranged in a logical sequence that's easy to follow, and includes troubleshooting tips to help you on your way.

    In addition to useful basics, you will also learn how to:

    • Rotary cut with safety and accuracy
    • Use speed-piecing techniques
    • Work a theme into your quilt design
    • Cut "freehand curves"
    • Quilt-as-you-go and save time with big-stitch quilting
    • Print your own fabrics and photographic dedications
    • Achieve a potential prize-winning finish to your quilt

    Drawing on years of teaching experience, quiltmaker Susan Briscoe's expertise is the perfect companion to help you create a beautiful, personalized quilt to cherish.

  • 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

  • 75 Chinese, Celtic, & Ornamental Knots

    Jewellery-makers will learn how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away.

    A selection of projects allows you to create beautiful and original jewellery. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style.

  • A Baker's Dozen

    If you've got quilts in every room of the house, it's time to start on the kitchen!

    Sandy Klop of American Jane presents 13 designs – a Baker's Dozen – to use throughout your kitchen: on the walls, and as table runners too. Many feature Sandy's signature appliqué designs – several are pieced patterns. All are cheery, bright and just right for this favourite gathering place of every home.

  • Adding Layers: Color, Design & Imagination

    Quilts in their essence are layers of colour, pattern and imagination all working together to form an effective design. This book is your illustrated guide to developing an artful understanding of your quilting process.

    In its 15 original projects, you will be inspired to experiment with textiles, tools, and techniques. As you add these new "layers" of complexity into your designs, you'll discover added interest and depth in your quilting experience.

    • Features various styles, making this collection appealing to both the traditional and modern quilter
    • Builds your confidence and skills while letting your creativity flow
    • Includes bed-size quilts with vibrant graphic designs

  • 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.

  • Amish Quilts: The Adventure Continues

    The joys of Amish quilting continue with 21 Amish-inspired quilts designed by some of today's leading quilters. Some of these quilts use traditional 19th-century patterns. Others offer distinctly modern takes on Amish ideas. They all celebrate the simplicity, the bold geometry and the rich dark fabrics that give Amish quilts their ageless appeal.

    • 21 Amish-inspired quilts with complete instructions
    • Photo gallery with 17 more quilts
    • Easy-to-make patterns show off today's beautiful solid fabrics

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Baby Beanies

    Is anything cuter than a baby in a hat, especially in Amanda's 29 colourful, quirky, irresistible hats?

    Simple patterns and full-page photos celebrate bright colours, lush textures and a sense of humour, and each is designed with an extra 'something' to make the little head it covers stand out. Easy enough for beginning knitters (everything you need to know is explained and illustrated).

  • Baby Knits from Around the World

    Baby Knits from Around the World showcases 20 designs by well-known artisans hailing from classic knitting traditions in Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, England, the Baltics, Europe, South America and North America.

    The book includes detailed instructions for ever-popular baby hats, blankets, sweaters, booties, pants, dresses, toys and mitts; while introductions to each pattern detail the history of the technique that the design employs.

    With over 100 photos and diagrams throughout, knitters of all proficiency levels are sure to enjoy Kari Cornell's hand-picked collection of baby-knitting projects.