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  • Piece and Quilt with Precuts

    Learn easy, efficient tricks for piecing irresistible quilt tops with precuts and leftover fabric scraps, and discover 18 machine-quilting motifs you can mix and match.

    Award-winning quilter and designer Christa Watson guides you through 11 skill-building projects with quilting designs in three categories: walking-foot, free-motion and a combination of the two techniques. Christa is here to help you start and finish strong!

  • Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Flowers in Watercolour

    This complete beginners guide to painting flowers in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.

    Each of the 35 quick and easy exercises takes no more than 30 minutes to complete, and will teach you how to paint flowers of different shapes, colours and families lilies, orchids and hellebores amongst others or learn a key technique such as masking out, working wet in wet and colour-mixing. The exercises are all worked at postcard size ideal for an A6 watercolour pad, and tracings are included for each study.

    The book is broken down into five chapters that focus, respectively, on working with watercolour, watercolour techniques, colour and tone, form and detail, and finally flowers in context. The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting flowers, as learned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings.

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  • Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Street Scenes in Watercolour

    This complete beginners guide to painting watercolour street scenes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.

    Each of the 32 quick and easy exercises takes no more than 30 minutes and will teach you how to create a new street scene element such as doorways, buildings and people or work an exciting technique such as creating washes, mixing colours and playing with perspective. The exercises are all worked at postcard size ideal for an A6 watercolour pad, and actual-size tracings are included.

    The book is broken down into eight chapters: tone, colour, perspective, the wash, edge control, brush strokes, adding detail and, finally, putting it all together this last section contains 3 finished paintings that demonstrate how to integrate a combination of the elements into vibrant and inspiring street scenes; these complete paintings also have an accompanying actual-size tracing.

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  • Seed Stitch

    One of the simplest stitches in knitting gets a stylish, groundbreaking makeover. The seed stitch is still one of the most popular among knitters, yet few designers have adapted its rich texture or combined it with other techniques – until now!

    In her innovative guide, Rosemary Drysdale, uses the seed stitch as never before, incorporating it into colourwork, cabling, geometric patterns and more, and creating 60 innovative swatches. Twenty-five gorgeous projects range from pillows and bags to cowls and sweaters, and give a modern flair to this timeless stitch.

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  • Sew Caroline Weekend Style

    Caroline Hulse has created a learn-to-sew guide filled with easy, go-to pieces that work together for a one-of-a-kind weekend style.

    She delivers all the learn-to-sew information a beginner needs, including must-have tools and materials, basic stitches and step-by-step finishing techniques. From there, you'll be set to sew Caroline's easy, go-to pieces for all your weekend adventures.

    Stitch up coordinates to wear out to brunch, to an afternoon picnic, just lounging around the house, and more. And don't forget the finishing touches such as a versatile bag and accessory patterns that stitch up in a snap to complete your ensembles.

  • Sew Many Notions

    The deep, rich colors of the primitive look meet cute sewing-themed motifs in this collection of fun-to-stitch projects for wool lovers.

    Decorate your sewing space with more than 18 designs, including pincushions, needle holders, mini-quilts, a table mat and more. The chunky appliqué shapes and easy wool stitcheries by Debbie Busby are perfect for on-the-go handwork and quick, relaxing projects to give as gifts.

  • Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing

    This book is your most valuable tool for a lifetime of sewing success covering every aspect of fashion and decor sewing.

    • Choose the right tools and notions, use conventional machines and sergers, perfect your fashion sewing and tailoring, and produce lovely home decor projects
    • Step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments are included
    • Both beginning and highly skilled sewers will turn to this book again and again
    • Updated with new photography and the latest innovations in sewing products and techniques

  • Splash 18: The Best of Watercolor

    Splash 18 explores how acclaimed watercolour artists use value to give their paintings meaning, energy and life. The result is another bold collection of expressive art, rich with insight from the artists themselves on how they strive for and achieve expression. See what happens when artists paint what they love, and love what they paint.

    • 130 paintings reproduced in brilliant, juicy colour
    • Contemporary artists share how strategic value placement gives power and punch to their work
    • A breathtaking range of styles and subjects – from skyscrapers and still lifes to figures, faces and cherished pets

  • Take Three Colours: Watercolour Flowers

    Tempted to start painting but not sure where to start? Learn how to paint beautiful watercolour flowers using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad.

    This book will build your skills through easy exercises, starting from the simplest of tulips and working up to a stunning rose. Clear advice and step-by-step photography will show you exactly what to do at each stage. No drawing necessary you can simply trace and transfer the basic drawings from the finished paintings, which are shown at full size.

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  • That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2018

    It's time for a brand-new year filled with cheerful quilts shown in all their fabulous, full-colour glory. You'll find a wide variety of designs to tempt you, including scrappy patchwork, simple embroidery, primitive accents and more so you can sew along all 12 months with That Patchwork Place.

    • Features 12 carefully curated quilt projects including table runners, throws, a pincushion and a bed-sized quilt
    • 28-page pullout booklet with step-by-step instructions for every project makes it easy to re-create each design
    • Projects by top designers are shown in full-colour, styled photos

  • Tilda's Seasonal Ideas Collection

    Tilda's Spring Ideas, Tilda's Summer Ideas and Tilda's Winter Ideas presented in one beautiful collector's volume for Tilda fans everywhere.

    Enjoy the best of Tilda throughout the seasons with this wonderful collection of sewing and papercrafting projects by world-famous designer Tone Finnanger, all made using gorgeous Tilda fabrics and embellishments. Inside you'll find patterns and step-by-step instructions for angel dolls and a range of adorable outfits, bags and purses, soft toys, garlands and cushions, storage boxes, notebooks and cards, table decorations, pretty accessories and unique DIY gifts – taking you from the first buds of spring up right to the festive season.

    The projects are accompanied by clear instructions, beautiful photographs, colour illustrations and full-size templates, making them perfect for crafters of all abilities.