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  • Modern Bohemian Crochet

    From the beach to the city streets, a chic, laid-back look is always on trend. And Modern Bohemian Crochet is the perfect foundation for getting that effortless look.

    In this fashion-forward collection, designer Beth Nielsen presents original garments and accessories that are classically inspired without being too retro. Show off a fresh take on hairpin lace with the Geneva Cardigan. Stay cool with the linen Kinzie Tee, featuring an airy back-keyhole detail. Throw on the Eastlake Sweater for a stylish extra layer on a crisp autumn day.

    With a wide variety of crochet techniques – including some that look just like knitting – and projects suitable for advanced beginner stitchers and beyond, you're sure to find something hip to stitch for your free-spirited side.

    $39.99
  • Modern Tapestry Crochet

    Modern Tapestry Crochet teaches you how to crochet colour work projects by carrying two or more colours of yarn at once, which opens up new design possibilities from Fair Isle details to bold, geometric designs and everything in between.

    The book takes tapestry crochet away from its traditional aesthetic, giving it a thoroughly modern makeover with techniques suitable for beginners to experienced crocheters alike. It features:

    • Detailed step-by-step photos and illustrations
    • Tips on developing your own charted designs
    • 16 stylish projects, including hats, scarves, bags and more!

    $39.99
  • Mr X Stitch Guide to Modern Cross Stitch

    If you think you know what cross stitch is, look again! Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, shows you how to cross stitch using simple step-by-step instructions and also takes you to the frontiers of cross stitch design.

    The book is aimed at stitchers of all abilities, from absolute beginners looking to learn a new craft to embroiderers and cross stitchers who want to do something different in cross stitching. Features include:

    • Basics of cross stitching, including information on materials, tools, techniques and colour blending
    • Different materials such as glow-in-the-dark threads and stitching on metal
    • More than 20 stunning cutting-edge projects to make
    • Guidance on how to create cross stitch designs of your own
    • Showcases the work of contemporary cross stitchers who are pushing the boundaries of their craft

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    $34.99
  • Needle Lace Techniques for Hand Embroidery

    Hazel Blomkamp has compiled over 40 key needle lace embroidery techniques in one handy and portable stitch book. She has devised a book which thoroughly outlines and breaks down the basic needle lace techniques you need to create beautiful embroidered pieces.

    Each of the 40+ stitches is explained with a clear diagram and step-by-step instructions. All have been detailed on one side of the page only, allowing you to place a magnetic cross-stitch board underneath. You can then use the magnetic rulers that come with the board to mark the row that you are working on, making the instructions easier to follow. The book is wire-bound, allowing the pages to lie flat while you work, and the books notebook-size fits perfectly in a work bag for easy transportation while stitching on the go.

    With all the stitches needed for needle lace hand embroidery at their fingertips, both new and experienced embroiderers will find inspiration from this invaluable resource.

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    $34.99
  • Needle Weaving Techniques for Hand Embroidery

    Working from numerous traditional loom weaving graphs and patterns, Hazel Blomkamp has updated, modified and documented 42 techniques, providing you with the basic weaving methods needed to create stunning embroidered pieces.

    Beginning with general information and tips on the weaving technique, she then dives straight into the stitches, which are broken down into detailed, helpful steps. Each weaving pattern is accompanied by a clear diagram and at least one photographed example of one of Hazel's beautiful woven pieces, giving you that extra visual reference as you work.

    All the stitches have been detailed on one side of the page only, allowing you to place your magnetic cross-stitch board underneath. You can then use the magnetic rulers that come with the board to mark the row that you are working on, making the instructions easier to follow. The spine is wire-bound, allowing the pages to lie flat while you work, and the books notebook-size fits perfectly in a work bag for easy transportation while stitching on the go.

    With all the stitches needed for needle weaving embroidery at their fingertips, both new and experienced embroiderers will find inspiration from this invaluable resource.

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    $34.99
  • Patchwork Emboidery

    Patchwork isn't just for quilts! It's also perfect for making clothing, toys, housewares and more. Add embroidery to the mix and the possibilities are endless.

    Aimee Ray has whipped up 21 great gift ideas that showcase both techniques. They all feature Aimee's popular signature motifs and include place mats, napkins, tablet covers, pillows, banners and even baby items.

    $29.99
  • Pencil Art Workshop

    The humble pencil is the world's most flexible and forgiving drawing material. And in Pencil Art Workshop, artist and educator Matt Rota explores the pencil's phenomenal range.

    Turn to any chapter – drawing with line, drawing with tone, drawing quickly, photorealism, adding colour – and you'll discover, through step-by-step instructions and illustrations, how to choose the right pencil and use it to its fullest in every drawing style. Each chapter also includes a gallery of edgy and inspiring works by contemporary pencil artists to enjoy, and to give inspiration.

    $27.99
  • 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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    $34.99
  • Sew Advent Calendars

    Sew unique, personalised advent calendars for your loved ones, and fill them with their favourite festive treats and handpicked goodies that they'll really treasure.

    There are 20 designs included, from traditional flat-pocket calendars to hanging cones and festive pouches, for both adults and children alike, along with a treat-filled calendar for the family dog! The book contains all the techniques needed to make the calendars, and every project is shown clearly step-by-step, with helpful tips and advice throughout.

    Using Debbie's friendly and easy-to-follow instructions, its time to get crafty and create a new festive family tradition!

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    $29.99
  • 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.

    $44.99
  • Sew Layer Cake Quilts and Gifts

    Carolyn Forster gives you nine beautiful Layer Cake (pre-cut 10-inch square) quilt designs, made using a variety of patchworking and quilting styles. Also included are nine accompanying gift projects, which range from bags and pincushions to needlebooks and coasters although you may find them just too good to give away!

    All the techniques you need are clearly explained at the beginning of the book with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and the instructions for putting together each quilt are illustrated for clarity. All the necessary templates are included at actual size.

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    $34.99