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A fabulous new board book for pre-schoolers with easy-to-grasp, shaped felt flaps, a repetitive refrain and beautiful artwork from Swedish homewares designer, Ingela Arrhenius.
Recommended for ages 2+.$12.99
Marissa is a unique tunic made in four different colours as shown. Or choose to make it in just one colour. It is oversized with fitted sleeves, pocket and side ruffle for fun. Add lace to make it delicate, or make it all in black for an urban look.
Rediscover this traditional craft and develop your weaving skills in the wonderful world of Elena Vilar.
Follow the illustrated techniques section at the beginning of the book to master the basics before you delve into Elena’s simple yet sophisticated designs. Discover how to make a cardboard loom, thread a shop-bought loom, dye wool using natural dyes, make homemade jersey yarn, wind pompoms and more.
Learn the essential weaving methods through each project, starting with a simple, beautiful wall hanging in the basic stitch through to a dream catcher made with braids, soumak and rya knots. Create unique and beautiful designs by incorporating a range of materials, fabrics and imaginative embellishments. In addition, each project includes handy tips and advice to help and inspire you on your weaving journey.
Look inside the book.$38.99
Welcome to the artful world of Japanese master embroiderer Reiko Mori, a place where embroidery embodies charm, grace and true elegance. Choose from more than 40 picturesque motifs, many grouped into enchanting vignettes to mix and match; then use the motifs in 11 projects, including totes, fabric-covered boxes and more.
Learn 16 embroidery stitches to create designs for holidays (a wreath and tiny ornaments), seasons (chubby bees buzzing around dimensional daisies) and everyday occasions (an antique sewing machine and scissors). Themed chapters include flower, marine and Christmas collections, as well as an assortment ofthe author's signature black-on-linen designs.$44.99
This relaxed-fit dress has asymmetric side flare, deep bottom band, back yoke with centre back seam, long tapered sleeves and narrow hems.
Suggested Fabrics Light to medium-weight knits, 2 or 4-way stretch
Multi size XS – XXL$35.00
This loose-fitting, non-traditional jean jacket has front and back yokes, faux button flaps over western-style front panels, collar with inset stand, ¾-length full sleeves and topstitching details with concealed snap closures.
Suggested Fabrics Denim, chambray, mid-to heavy-weight cotton, linen, wool, novelty weaves, doubleknit.
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$35.00