Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work.
In five chapters, the tenets of slow knitting – sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly and exploring openly – challenge knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter begins with an exploration of a fibre type, then moves into profiles of well-known yarn types, makers and yarn suppliers, and ends with garment patterns inspired by the featured fibre.
With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy and many others, the book proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasises what makes knitting a meditation, a passion and a unique necessity.$39.99
Between approximately 1875 and 1950, Dutch fishermen wore sweaters with characteristic knit and purl stitch patterns, sometimes cable. These jerseys, known as ganseys, became and intrinsic part of the identity of the Dutchmen who wore them, and their daily lives as fishermen.
Publication of Dutch Traditional Ganseys in 2013 renewed interest in the sweaters, and dozens more old photos were discovered that inspired the creation of a second book that includes 65 brand new gansey patterns. Based on original designs and incorporating elements from them, author Stella Ruhe's contemporary recreations of these historically important garments keep the Dutch fishing heritage alive.
Each design is accompanied by knitting diagrams, sketches, photographs and guidance on sizing, and all can be knitted for adults as well as children. With a wealth of fascinating background information and historical photos of the original designs, this is a unique and inspiring book for knitters, and a brilliant read for anyone interested in craft, culture and heritage.
Look inside the book.$48.99
Mary and Joe Koval, antique dealers and collectors of vintage quilts, offer us in this moving book their story of love for quilts that has endured nearly 40 years.
A book in two voices, lavishly illustrated with a hundred photos, it is a treasury of inspiration, full of warmth and stories lived!
From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$80.00
Transform a single fabric print with marvellous piecing magic! Best-selling author Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes share stunning One Block Wonders quilts, with contributions from their popular Facebook design community.
Learn how to choose the right 60-degree ruler, pick the most useful fabric and change the look of a quilt with a different strip size. See what others have done – the beginning fabric and the ending projects – and courageously cut into that beautiful yardage! Sew simple pieced hexagon blocks with no "Y" seams, and enjoy the thrill of arranging and rearranging them on your design wall.
- Fantastic transformations! Turn one fabric print into a kaleidoscope quilt with this visual guide
- Learn to cut and piece identical triangles, arrange blocks on the design wall and design borders
- Admire 30 One Block Wonders, the original uncut fabric, and strip width needed to cut your own
Design the dolls of your dreams with this amazing book of crochet patterns.
The flippable pages and mix-and-match format make it easy to build a character with the exact hairstyle, outfit and accessories you want. Put them together in a million different ways to create a countless number of dolls, from one that looks like a family member or friend to another that resembles your favourite pop star. Or make a single perfect doll with an extraordinary wardrobe: the options include princesses, ballerinas, soccer players, astronauts, surgeons, and more.
Step-by-step instructions help even beginners grasp all the crochet techniques, and a 30-page gallery presents a selection of finished dolls to inspire you.$32.99
Sewing by Heart is a heartfelt sewing book from the creator of Tilda, Tone Finnanger.
In this glorious celebration of her love of fabric, you'll find over 20 sewing, patchwork, appliqué and quilting projects that will bring colour and beauty to your home. Projects include stunning quilts, pretty pillows, sophisticated soft toys and beautiful accessories such as pincushions, pumpkins, flowers, stockings and more – all designed with characteristic Tilda charm.
Featuring gorgeous photography, in-depth instructions and full-size templates, you'll soon be sewing by heart.$39.99