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  • Allie Aller’s Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined

    Quilt the illusion of stained glass. This rich resource of approachable techniques from expert Allie Aller will let you jump right in with 6 stained glass style quilts, from dazzling wallhangings to throws and bedcovers – full-size pullout pattern included.

    Outline pieced and appliquéd shapes 3 different ways – using trims, couching and bias fabric strips. Explore your own ideas for both simple and intricate stained glass designs, and set yourself up for sewing success with tips on organizing your sewing space, using a design wall and more.

    • A contemporary spin on stained glass quilts! 6 projects from usable bed quilts to wall decor
    • Learn 3 easy ways to add "leading" between the pieces – all without pesky bias tape
    • Expand your quilting repertoire with clever techniques and an inspirational stained glass quilt galley

    $39.99
  • AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

    A daring take on traditional colourwork, this stitch dictionary offers knitters unique stitch patterns accompanied by a selection of garment and accessory designs plus a handy technical guide on colourwork. Features include:

    • 200 edgy, urban knitting motifs
    • 5 patterns (a sweater, cardigan, hat, cowl and mitts) will help inspire you to use the motifs in creative ways
    • A section on reading charts, working floats and choosing colours to help beginners into the world of colour knitting

    $39.99
  • AppliQuilting

    Multitask like never before with this revolutionary, all-in-one approach to appliqué and quilting! It all starts with your quilt sandwich, as you apply gorgeous appliqué shapes and free-motion quilting in one step. Learn how wash-away sheets, secondary quilting designs, couching and bobbinwork can take your designs to the next level. Appli-quilting is fast, effective and versatile – a game changer for owners of both longarm and domestic sewing machines.

    • A true time-saver – multitask when you appliqué and free-motion quilt at the same time
    • Quilt stylish, creative showpieces with raw-edge, fusible and turned-edge appliqué
    • Embellish with couching, bobbinwork and innovative motifs on your longarm or domestic machine

    $44.99
  • Art and Craft of Geometric Origami

    Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make perfectly formed origami objects that are pleasing to fold and make. Shapes include simple tetrahedrons and cubes, diamonds and geo balls, icosahedrons and flexagons, harlequin modules and starbursts and the book includes 32 pages of origami paper so that you can try out these mindful projects for yourself.

    The Art and Craft of Geometric Origami divides into four sections:

    • One-piece Projects (formed from a single piece of paper)
    • Twists and Turns (objects that change form with movement)
    • Modular projects (multiple-piece projects)
    • Advanced Modules (intricate and beautiful objects)

    $29.99
  • Beekeeper's Lab

    Beekeeper's Lab is filled with 52 beekeeping and hive-inspired projects to keep you involved with your bees and hive all year long.

    Each of the tutorials are brief, accomplishable and rewarding. Try a new technique each week with how-tos and sidebars with tips that are perfect for including the whole family.

    $29.99
  • Build a Better Vegetable Garden

    Here are 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to the garden, each project is devised to either extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields.

    From simple projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to design solutions that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed as well as decorative. Each project includes step-by-step instructions as well as a list of materials and tools you'll need and a relative skills rating. Accompanying each project are growing tips and specific crop advice to help you make the most of your crop.

    Projects include: Leaf mould container; simple cloche; fruit cage; bean support; herb bed; folding bean frame; raised bed; poly cloche; plant propagator; boot scraper; mini greenhouse; drying cabinet; carrot fly protector; compost bins – to be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels and anyone who loves growing their own.

    $29.99
  • Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists & Illustrators

    Originally published in German, this first ever English translation of the complete work has been long awaited. It contains over 1200 photographs, diagrams and drawings, including work by the author himself, and spans over 500 pages.

    This comprehensive guide begins with the history of human anatomy for artists, and its influence on the development of the artistic visualisation of the body. Bammes goes on to explore in depth the human skeleton and musculature; the proportions of the body; the static and dynamic laws of posture and movement; body language; and the interrelationships of the various elements of the body.

    Through his systematic and practical approach to teaching, the reader will acquire an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and the ways in which it can be used to express the human form in art.

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    $130.00
  • Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method

    In Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method, sewers learn a technique that opens up myriad possibilities for making one-of-a-kind garments. By using basic pattern blocks called slopers, it shows sewers how to design new shapes, style lines and fashion details – creating patterns for nearly any piece of clothing they want to sew. The options are endless once sewers understand the basics of flat-pattern designing, which is explained in the book.

    The book is divided into sections: skirts, tops, and pants. While many of the same principles apply to each garment type, there are different techniques to take into account. By following extensive technique instruction in each of the three categories, 12 different garments are designed from each basic sloper and photographed on models so readers fully understand the process and the end result.

    As soon as sewers know how to design from these three slopers, that knowledge is easily transferred to designing dresses, shorts, jumpsuits and outerwear. The principles and techniques taught are also easily transferable to designing children's clothes.

    $29.99
  • Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School

    Learn to draw from the work of amazing artists such as Albert Dorne and Norman Rockwell, the founding artists of the Famous Artists School.

    Organized as a series of lessons in classic drawing technique, each chapter offers both process and finished works by the founding artists and other instructors of the Famous Artists School, allowing readers to see a wide variety of approaches for learning how to draw, styles of rendering and enlightening examples of "before and after" student work. Enriched throughout with fascinating sidebars and photographs documenting the working methods of master realists, the book is an invaluable trove of inspiration and information on how to draw.

    $29.99
  • Embroidery Book

    Enjoy the tranquility of slow stitching for luxurious seams and lavish embellishments. This step-by-step visual guide to embroidery stitches, motifs and extras uses simple colour theory for spectacular results! Robust colour charts take the guesswork out of choosing thread, buttons and trims. Stitch classic seam treatments and stunning stand-alone designs as you go beyond the basics to learn what embroidery can do for you.

    • 149 decorative stitches, motifs and more!
    • Choose from 8 colour schemes with fabric and thread suggestions for artful embroidery
    • Practice traditional or contemporary crazy quilting with thread, silk ribbon, beads and trims by creating your own stitch journal

    $39.99
  • Every Which Way Crochet Borders

    Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 100 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike.

    If you're ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photographs, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn.

    With each pattern diagramed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.

    $29.99
  • Field Guide to Knitted Birds

    From the famous Scandinavian knitting duo, Arne & Carlos take the reader on a journey into the colourful and imaginative bird kingdom. Knit cold weather birds with Norwegian traditional patterns, and keep them warm with bird-sized wool caps and scarves, or make brilliant birds-of-paradise decorated with embroidery, sequins and feathers, or create birds featuring vintage Mexican embroidery motifs.

    These delightful birds can be used as decorations year-round, but are perfect for the Christmas tree when the festive time approaches. With clear instructions, helpful diagrams and full-colour photographs, this book will encourage every knitter's imagination to take flight.

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    $34.99
  • Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

    Discover how to machine quilt creative designs the easy way. More than 60 striking quilting motifs are at your fingertips in this comprehensive visual guide to free-motion machine quilting. Lori Kennedy takes you through each step of the process with easy-to-understand instructions and a multitude of clear, close-up photos so you won't miss a stitch.

    • Learn to quilt dozens of unique and clever motifs, including flowers, animals, zigzags, swirls and twirls, and much more
    • Give your next project that irresistible pop of texture you've been looking for – many of these designs aren't found in other quilting books
    • Convenient lay-flat spiral binding makes the instructions easy to follow while you quilt

    $39.99
  • From Sketch to Watercolour Painting

    Wendy Jelbert begins this book by asking the question 'why sketch?'. Her answer is that it is the best way to record inspirational scenes and to capture special moments.

    Through a series of step-by-step projects, Wendy demonstrates how to develop your sketching skills and to transform a sketch into a finished painting. Everything is covered from capturing detail, composition and texture to making the most of your sketchbooks. Many of Wendy's finished paintings and the sketches that inspired them are included throughout the book.

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    $34.99
  • Garter Stitch Revival

    Here is a collection of 20 garments and accessories that puts the spotlight on the beauty found in easiest of stitches, garter stitch. This is THE first stitch knitters learn when making their first knitted scarf, but there is so much more potential in this basic stitch.

    Popular knitwear designers know this and use garter stitch in multidirectional knitting, colour-blocking, unique construction, easy shorts rows and more – all of which can be found here in Garter Stitch Revival.

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Handwoven Home

    Discover the joys of weaving beautiful projects for your home with the rigid heddle loom, including techniques, tips, tricks and projects. This book will give you the tools and techniques you need to weave custom textiles for every room of your home.

    Learn how to make multiple towels all the same size, how to create a sturdy rug and more. All of these projects plus placemats, runners, tablecloths, trivets, pillows, curtains, throws and even shower curtains can all be made on a rigid heddle loom with little sewing, shaping and loom waste. Home decor makes great gifts, and from a weaver's perspective, they are fun and efficient to make.

    You can put on long warps to weave multiple projects, changing up each one to create something truly unique. Weaving for your home means that you can create a runner that perfectly fits the dimensions of your dining room table and then create custom placemats and napkins to go with coordinating the colours of your room.

    $42.99