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
Since it was first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs. Margaret Hubert has updated her bestselling book to include 25 additional crochet squares (for a total of 100!) and 25 all-new projects to make, wear and give.
Margaret shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own projects using the granny squares of choice with today's yarns. Among the designs are accessories (headbands, bags, and jewelry); garments (vests, jackets, and tops); and decorative items and gifts (afghans, pillows, and a sweater set for baby).$29.99
Australia’s avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.
The guide features colour illustrations with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate.
The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife. Features include:
- 249 colour plates containing 4000 superb images by some of the most talented illustrators working in Australia today
- Every bird species in Australia is covered (more than 900), including subspecies and rarities
- Up-to-date maps reflect the latest information on distribution
- Accurate and detailed text
About the Authors Peter Menkhorst is a principal scientist with the Victorian government and has forty years' experience in ecological research and the survey and management of Australian mammals and birds. He is the author of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Danny Rogers is an ornithologist specializing in shorebird ecology and patterns of feather molt in birds, and works for the Victorian government environment department. Rohan Clarke is a lecturer in vertebrate ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. Jeff Davies is a Melbourne-based artist who specializes in portraits of Australian birds and their environments. Peter Marsack is an award-winning wildlife artist based in Canberra. Kim Franklin is a freelance artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide and is based in Adelaide.$49.99
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.
Look inside the book.$34.99
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
This newest addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum's series on historical dress patterns, presents full instructions for making the garments in a technically accurate, visually exciting, step-by-step format. It delves into the intricate detail of the techniques involved in historical tailoring and dressmaking. Scale patterns, precise construction diagrams, an abundance of informative details, and x-ray photographs that reveal the hidden structure of each piece are accompanied by colour photography of the whole garment.
Edited by the world's leading authorities on historical tailoring, it surveys the masculine wardrobe in England during the early seventeenth century. It features 12 chapters, each dedicated to one garment, including an ensemble of doublet and breeches, three doublets, a cloak, a hat, a night cap and a night-cap liner, a picadil, a pair of mittens, a sword girdle and hangers, and a linen stocking. Chapters on tailoring, dressing and inventories of men's dress provide key historical context.$69.99
Jacquie Gering shows all of her tips, tricks and techniques to master all of the skills needed to quilt with a walking foot.
This book covers the basics of using the walking foot, in addition to preparing the quilt, marking, managing large quilts, preventing puckers and keeping lines straight. It includes a variety of types of walkingfoot quilting, including channel quilting, matchstick quilting and decorative stitch quilting.
Quilters won't be limited to straight line quilting, either! They'll learn how to quilt spirals, simple curves and marked curves like braids and clamshells.$49.99
Australian author Jemima Flendt shows you how to create stylish quilts, cushions and runners in a few days or less. Written for quilters of all skill levels, this easy-to-use guide features:
- Step-by-step directions for making16 quilts (three bed-size, eight mini quilts, two runners, three cushions) designed to be completed over a weekend
- Quiltmaking basics and finishing techniques as well as tips on using pre-cuts, templates and rulers
- Techniques include: English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, strip piecing, fussy cutting, appliqué and working on smaller-scale designs and with light and dark fabrics
What can you sew with a 60° ruler and a simple, repeated shape? The possibilities are endless!
- Sew 20 one-patch quilts from triangles, half- and quarter-hexagons, diamonds and other easy, repeated motifs
- Two authors, two perfect methods! Try scrap piecing like Sara or strip cutting with Marci
- Start with full-size templates and play with intriguing colour placement for quick quilt tops that wow