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  • Painting by Numbers

    Ferdinand Bauer is seen by many as the greatest natural history painter of all time. Hand-picked by Joseph Banks, in 1801–1805 Bauer accompanied Matthew Flinders during his circumnavigation of Australia, and lived in New South Wales and Norfolk Island. Already celebrated in Europe for the precision and beauty of his paintings, it was during this commission that Bauer perfected the technique of sketching and colour-coding in the field, and then colouring later – painting by numbers.

    This fascinating new study of Bauer's work includes reproductions of never-before-published works from collections in Europe and Australia. Written by one of the world's foremost botanical scholars, Painting by Numbers reveals Bauer's innovative colour-coding technique for the first time.

    $69.99
  • Proggy's Rag Rug Menagerie

    Discover a new and exciting way to put your stash of fabric scraps to good use with this collection of adorable three-dimensional rag-rug projects, which can be adapted for use as childrens playthings, pet toys and home accessories.

    Here you will find progging (the traditional style of rag mat-making in north-east England) given a refreshing modern twist that moves it beyond the usual two-dimensional rug format, with instructions for making 20 fun and funky three-dimensional stuffed animals.

    With a few simple adaptations to the backing, filling and eye materials, the projects can safely be used as soft toys by children, chew toys by pets or put to use as door stops and draught excluders around your home.

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    $29.99
  • Quilting Row by Row

    Dresden plates, pinwheel blocks, and flying geese ... piece like a pro with The Piper's Girls!

    Starting with the simplest patchwork squares and working your way up to more challenging appliqué and paper piecing, you'll sew through a cheery, 11-row sampler quilt and 2 bonus projects. Build 27 specific quilting skills such as getting an accurate 1¼" seam, constructing on-point squares and using the 45 degree angle on a ruler.

    Straightforward how-to photos and full-size patterns are included. Gain confidence and learn new tips along the way, whether you're just a beginner or a more experienced quilter.

    • Row, row, row your ... quilt! The Piper’s Girls expert notes and tips will lead you to quilting success
    • Make 11 rows presented in order of difficulty – so your skills grow with your quilt!
    • Practice prairie points, chain piecing, flying geese, reverse appliqué, paper piecing and much more

    $39.99
  • Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish

    Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish gives you the instruction you need to sew soft knit fabrics using professional techniques. This comprehensive reference book from expert Linda Lee (designer of the Sewing Workshop pattern range) includes methods for both conventional sewing machines and sergers, and it includes precise construction notes and how-to photos along the way.

    The book moves step-by-step through the sewing process, including:

    • Preparing fabric before it's cut
    • Transferring pattern markings onto knit fabrics
    • Organizing a garment's construction
    • Sewing seams and selecting seam style
    • Utilizing stabilizers and inserting closures
    • Sewing a hem and selecting a hem style
    • Adding embellishments to create a more unique garment

    $29.99
  • Silk Road Socks

    In this completely revamped edition on knitting socks using the silk road as inspiration, Hunter Hammersen sets the scene with an introduction and a brief history of the silk road and oriental rugs. She follows this with 15 patterns for socks and one slipper pattern inspired by different oriental rugs, providing useful margin notes, full instructions and the pattern charts themselves.

    The tips and tricks section at the back will help any knitter who's not sure about what needles to use, how to read the charts, sizing and yarn requirements.

    $36.99
  • Sweet & Simple Wool Applique

    From traditional penny rugs to playful embellishments on a contemporary blue jean jacket, this delightful book offers something for everyone, whether you want to try wool appliqué for the first time. Projects include everything from table runners, pillows and pinkeeps to a needle book, a notebook cover, and more – all in the popular folk-art style.

    • Contributing designers include Lori Brechlin, Anni Downs, Debbie Duckworth, Betty Edgell, Stacy Nash, Renée Plains and Marlene Strauser
    • From traditional to more contemporary, there’s a wool project for every style and skill level
    • Full-size appliqué patterns included

    $34.99
  • The Textile Artist: The Art of Felting & Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    Di van Niekerk has brought the textile and embroidery worlds together to create a unique book that combines the two mediums, with fabulous results. Working in close association with felt specialist Toody Cassidy, and featuring art by felt designer Razaan Jakoet, Di has produced a book that will delight and inspire beginners keen to work with the striking fusion of felt and silk.

    Learn to make flat nuno felting and felt surfaces, using wool, wool and silk and paper silk, and adorn these with exquisite silk ribbon designs. Beginning with detailed instructions on the felted backgrounds, followed by a step-by-step section on how to make the flowers and creatures in silk, the book then introduces readers to 16 stunning projects, from pieces to hang in your home through to accessories you can wear and keep, to practice and apply your newfound embroidery skills.

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    $49.99
  • Visual Guide to Patchwork & Quilting

    Absorb the knowledge of 20+ quilt experts in one place! With hundreds of photographs and illustrations to help you plan your quilting projects, this comprehensive guide answers all of your quiltmaking questions.

    • A quilter's complete handbook with 100 block patterns and projects galore
    • Learn rotary cutting, pressing, piecing and appliqué, as well as advanced techniques like chain piecing, quilt-as-you-go, crazy quilting and more
    • Pick the right supplies, tools and fabric every time – all about precuts, colours and quilt design basics
    • Finish your quilt like a pro, from the "quilt sandwich" to hand- and machine-quilting motifs to binding

    $39.99