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Traveler's Tee is a knit t-shirt, which slips over the head, with a shawl collar inset with three buttons. It features ¾ length sleeves, a high-low hem, and three pockets – two pockets on the outside with loop closures, and an underarm pocket inside to store valuables. Fabrics: Ponte knits, textured knits, rayon, poly or cotton.
Anna Mason's vibrant, detailed and uplifting watercolours have earned her worldwide recognition. Here goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, including fruit, birds and animals.
The book gives you a very personal insight into her way of working; with clarity and warmth she will help you find inspiration, choose scale and composition, see things correctly and work with discipline and flow until you produce fabulous work of your own.
Packed with advice and inspiring finished pieces, this gorgeous book guides you through her method of working with four beautiful step-by-step projects: a blackberry, an autumn leaf, a sunflower and a garden bird. Each project contains a traceable outline. The book is suitable for beginners or for more experienced artists looking to refine their style or try new techniques.
Look inside the book.$49.99
This book is as much for beginners to stumpwork embroidery as it is for experienced stitchers, as it contains information on all aspects of this beautiful art form of embroidery.
While the main focus of the book is techniques found on historical pieces of stumpwork, it also encompasses modern techniques. This book takes stumpwork apart and looks at its history and each element that makes it up – from motifs such as flowers and animals to stitches and needle lace.$49.99
Echelon is an all-in-one garment. It features and elegant shell over a longer slip.
Multi-sized XS – 2XL$35.00
This book invites you to lose yourself in the incredible world of Miss Violet.
Whether you have a doll's house, some shelf space or an unwanted shoebox, Sam McKechnie has created 25 makes that are perfect for any miniature residence. In addition to the makes there is a pop-out paper Miss Violet doll (and outfits to dress her in) at the back of the book. You will also find a shoebox house project and a chapter of scraps (to photocopy or download) so that every room in their house can be embellished with fabulous paper furnishings – from cooking pots and carriage clocks to picture frames and paper pansies. Chapters and makes include:
- Introducing Miss Violet – meet the star of the show plus a wealth of ideas for clothing and accessories
- Moving in – learn how to select a home (traditional doll's house, shoebox, cupboard or shelf) and create a name plaque
- Kitchen – clay food, embroidered tablecloth and bobbin table and stools
- Parlour – a chandelier, fireplace and Christmas tree
- Bedroom and bath – pressed flower wallpaper, playing card bath mat and a fairytale mattress
- Garden – a pond, instant flower garden and clothes line
Miss Violet's Doll's House includes everything needed to imagine and create a miniature world.$37.99
These 15 occasion bag designs are created using the rigid plastic templates contained within the book; these two easy-to-use templates are durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus they are simple to position and use there is no need to pin them.
The 15 bags are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results. The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, as you mix and match the techniques covered within the book using Debbie's advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.
Each project is explained using hertrademark style and step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates.
Look inside the book.
Watch a YouTube clip about the book.$42.99