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 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.

  • 201 Quilt Blocks

    This directory by Louise Bell presents 201 original motifs and blocks that are enjoyable and rewarding to create. Divided into sections on motifs, projects, and ideas and techniques, the book offers an exciting mixture of traditional and original designs.

    • Create beautiful blocks in a whole range of colours and patterns
    • From the blocks, make original bedspreads, screens, wall hangings and cushions
    • Includes step-by-step instructions for each project, practical tips and basic techniques

  • 3 Skeins or Less: Fresh Knitted Accessories

    A collection of fun knitting projects – all in three skeins or less! You will find 25 accessories that take no more than 1, 2 or 3 skeins of yarn with delightful patterns for ever-so-popular shawls, socks, hats/berets, mittens, cowls and even a tank, cropped sweater and cami!

    Featured designers include Ann Weaver, Carina Spencer, Heather Zoppetti, Romi Hill and many others. Their designs feature stitch patterns that go for interesting colour combos, unexpected pattern twists and extra sparkle.

    The yarns chosen are a great balance of beautiful hand-dyes and big brands, allowing you to keep an eye on your budget or find the perfect use for precious skeins of special yarns.

  • 30 Min Knits

    These designs can be completed in literally 30 minutes or less, giving knitters something to do on boring train trips or while waiting for the pot roast to come out of the oven. Features easy-to-follow instructions, tips on yarns and directions for making interesting stitches that add a touch of variety to many projects which include:

    • Wallets, Purses and Pouches – for cell phone, cameras, and more
    • Accessories – including neckties and beaded wire earrings
    • Whimsies – including a coffee mug cozy, a teacup pin cushion, a Christmas tree decoration
    • Hats and Headbands- – oop-the-loop earmuffs, a gingham hair band, and more
    • For Little People – booties, mittens, finger puppets and more

  • 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

  • 318 Patchwork Patterns

    This fun and inspiring collection of 318 original patchwork and appliqué blocks from designer Kumiko Fujita shows off her amazing talent for constructing detailed, realistic looking motifs with deceptively simple shapes.

    Quilters will enjoy poring over the designs and templates for inspiration to create blocks suitable for a wide variety of projects. Patchwork and appliqué motifs are included for a variety of themes, such as: Christmas, Weddings, New Baby, Letters & Numbers, Vehicles, Animals, Flowers, Gardening, Cooking, Circus, Nautical, Sweets and more!

  • 35 Knitted Animals and Other Creatures

    Meet Donna Wilson's knitted animals – a quirky yet loveable family of 35 of the strangest creatures you'll ever come across.

    Use the easy-to-follow knitting patterns to recreate your own collection of knitted animals and other creatures, each with their own unique personality and idiosyncrasies.

  • 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

  • 49 Sensational Skirts

    Give a new lease on life to a favourite old skirt, transform thrift store finds into runway-worthy fashions with clever customisations and how to make and decorate a skirt from scratch using the handy bound-in pattern template.

    For sewers of all levels, you will learn how to:

    • Manipulate fabric to create amazing effects such as ruffles, loops, and layers
    • Produce unusual decorations using beads, buttons, badges, ribbons and myriad found objects
    • Create unique prints and patterns with pens, paints and foil

    Includes step-by-step instructions and inspirational exercises to get creativity flowing.

  • 50 Fabric Animals

    A cute collection of 50 animal-themed fabric projects include teddy bears, rabbits, birds, sheep, cows, pigs, fish, mice and many more in a range of traditional, bright and natural fabrics and finishes.

    There is also a selection of appliqu
 and embroidery projects, such as an owl mobile-phone pouch, a fish motif glasses case, a seagull cushion and a child's bear-design coat, as well as a key ring, purse, scarf and baby's cot quilt.

    Features easy-to-follow instructions along with the full pattern templates.

  • 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.

  • A Common Thread

    Explore a life lived in stitches and witness the aesthetic evolution of a treasured quiltmaking artist.

    Revel in this dazzling self-curated collection of Gwen Marston's more than five-decade passion for quiltmaking. From her early pieces inspired by Mennonite quilts to her innovative work with appliqué and texture to her exploration of modern design, Gwen's aesthetic has remained a glorious marriage of freedom in construction, expert use of unexpected colours and negative space and happy design surprises.

    See more than 80 quilts representing more than 40 years and a variety styles – all united by a common thread: the artist Gwen Marston.

  • A Stitch in Time Vol 2

    This breathtaking book takes you on a journey through knitting pattern history from 1930 to 1959. This treasury contains 80 stunning, classic patterns for women, carefully chosen to offer the knitter the best of design from each period, alongside a thoughtfully balanced selection of projects; from beginner to advanced; cardigans to sweaters; dresses to hats; stocking stitch to cable and from fair isle to lace.

    With the patterns chronologically arranged the book also acts as a historical insight into this golden age of knitwear design.

    Both the original and a re-written, updated and multi-sized adaption of each pattern is included, with beautiful full-colour images, authentically styled and photographed. Additional information explaining vintage fit and finishing complete this inspiring publication. A wide range of sizes are included from 28–60 inches.

    This truly amazing book is for all knitters, young and old, of all abilities. It affords the opportunity not just to knit, but to knit a piece of the past and create an heirloom of the future.

  • 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.

  • All About Knitting

    This comprehensive book is packed with everything you need to know about knitting. Starting at the very beginning with how to cast on, you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your creative flair!

    • Step-by-step guidance for every technique
    • 20 gorgeous projects from bags and blankets to hats and sweaters
    • Inspiring stitch gallery to get your creativity flowing and your needles clicking