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Learn the finer points of how to spoil your chickens and beautify your coop with money saving projects and hacks.
101 Chicken Keeping Hacks includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens lives without breaking the bank. This guide includes these handy ideas and much more:
- Feeding: Try homemade scratch, growing fodder or frozen treats
- The Run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrow
- Chicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves and herbal teas
- The Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtains
- The Garden: Build a herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea”
Bojagi, sometimes called Pojagi, is a traditional Korean textile art. Centuries old, it was originally textiles made for every day living with scraps of left-over fabrics artfully put together. They often resemble works of modern artists such as Mondrian and Klee. Today, the technique now produces beautiful textiles that are fast influencing textile art in the West, particularly amongst quilters.
Using her own work and the work of other artists, leading expert on the subject Sara Cook demonstrates the techniques and how modern textilers can interpret the principles of Bojagi creatively. The book covers a brief history and understanding of Bojagi in Korean culture, then covers:
- Fabrics and sewing equipment (incl. silk, hemp and ramie)
- Obanseak – technique and designs of bojagi colours and symbolism
- Colour Seams and Embellishments
- Jagokbo – textiles pieced from tiny scraps.
A beautiful book offering textile artists and quilters a range of ideas to use in their own work.
About the Author Sara Cook is a textile artist, teacher and judge who established the Patchwork and Quilting courses at the Brighton Fashion and Textile School. She regularly contributes to articles for magazines, has worked as technical editor for several quilting books, and is a qualified Quilt Judge at the Quilt Festival. She regularly attends the Korean Bojagi Forum in Seoul, where she is having a solo exhibition of her work and giving a lecture.$44.99
Tremont Jacket Loose-fitting, a-line jacket with one-button closure, asymmetric, angled front hemline with side vents. Three-quarter sleeves with soft-fold cuff detail.
Light to medium-weight wool cotton, knit, linen, silk, wool crepe, corduroy, novelty weaves, boucle, boiled wool.
Notions One 3/4" Button. Thread.
Sizes XS – XXL$35.00
Hand-stitched Landscapes and Flowers is a beautiful exploration of the potential of embroidery in depicting the natural world.
Katrina Witten uses no more than six simple stitches for each embroidery, plus delicate embellishments and an array of techniques and fabrics to portray pastoral scenes of fields, flowers and creatures with eye-catching three-dimensional effects. There are ten detailed projects to try, depicting, among others, a hedgerow, a bluebell-emblazoned woodland, sunflowers, a poppy field and a summer scene of buddleia, butterflies and bees.
Look inside the book.$47.99
Inspired by the magic of beads, buttons and charms, Christen Brown shares 8 stunning beadwork projects from brooches and bracelets to wallhangings. A handy visual guide to 125 bead embroidered and bead woven stitches categorizes each stitch by style, with a second alphabetical index to keep at your fingertips.
- Embellish 8 projects from bedazzled jewellery to wall art and a sewing caddy
- Search both the complete visual guide (with stitches organized by type) and the A–Z stitch index for easy reference
- A robust project gallery will inspire crafters of all skill levels, from embroiderers and sewists to crazy quilters, mixed media artists, and jewellery makers
Combine 3-D needle felting and tapestry felting to create a menagerie to liven up your table. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions for felting both the 3-D head and the flat part of each table mat are included.
Fill your table with 21 different beastly and beautiful creatures: exotic animals such as the zebra, giraffe, elephant and tiger; barnyard animals like the sheep and goat; insects like a bumble bee and ladybug; forest creatures, fantasy animals like the unicorn, and more!$37.99