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The Sampler Series is a wool appliqué, layering and embroidery series designed for the creative mind. This pattern includes instructions for assembly, finishing and suggested stitches for three appliqués to get the creative juices flowing. Includes a high quality tracing template.
The author's Creative Stitching 2nd Edition is recommended for detailed stitchery instructions.$29.99
The 20 projects in this book include a wonderful variety of tassels, made using a range of easy techniques and a few inexpensive materials. Carolyn Schulz has put her jewellery-making expertise to good use to create gorgeous bag charms, decorative key fobs and fashionable jewellery. There are folk-inspired tassels created using colourful threads and frayed fabric strips, leather tassels and small, simple tassels combined with beads and ribbon used to make colourful earrings and brooches.
The basic tassel-making technique couldn't be easier and is explained at the beginning of the book, and all the projects have easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. No previous crafting experience is necessary. The materials used are widely available, and most can be sourced from scraps and left-over fabric, yarn and threads.
Look inside the book.$13.99
Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes while quilting, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too!
Amanda Murphy starts by showing you how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting rulers to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to teaching you 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda’s suggestions for filling in the background space with free-motion quilting.
- Basic introduction to rulerwork, with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet
- Stitch 59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes, including straight lines, circles and squiggles
- Combine rulerwork and free-motion quilting with Amanda’s innovative suggestions
Learn how to create your own mouth-watering mini works of art in polymer clay with startling accuracy.
The book shows you how to perfect the craft of making miniature food in marvellous detail, right down to the orange segments or the peel of the apples. There is useful information on techniques and materials to set you on the right path if you're new to modelling, and the clear, step-by-step instructions and detailed colour photographs throughout make the 12 imaginative projects suitable for beginners and experienced modellers alike.$12.99
Sydney has a slimming silhouette with a great back detail and the opportunity to have fun with patches. Make one in linen and one in fleece.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.
Multi-sized: XS – XL$35.00
Fat, striped, cheshire or grumpy, this books offers more than 300 embroidery stitch patters for cat lovers.
Each set of patterns offers a range of ideas in different styles, shapes and genres from simple to more complex. The original designs and clear instructions make this a purrfect book for embroidery beginners or those looking for fun and simple patterns.$24.99