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A special group of eight Australian quilters including Di Ford formed the Secret Sewing Sisters to gather and make quilts. In their latest endeavour, the group decided to revisit and restyle some magnificent quilts from Jane Lury’s Labors of Love collection of quilts found in Meanderings of a Quilt Collector. The Secret Sewing Sisters then invited Petra Prins, Michele Beugnon, Anne-Helene Nedelec and Renee Ferre to join them in this fabulous adventure.
The collaboration of all these talented artists resulted in the creation of 12 extraordinary quilts that are presented here. For those enamoured of antique quilts and reproducing them in your own personal style, this book is for you! From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$69.99
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
This book is for curious souls wanting to find the right spark to jump-start their creativity.
Inside, there are 52 chapters with an exercise for each week of the year featuring a step-by-step art, writing or meditation project. Following the flow of the seasons, the exercises are designed to take you from the spring of your intuition, through the summer of personal growth, fall of self-discovery to arrive at the end of your creative cycle refreshed, revived and renewed.$46.99
Start on the path to art quilting success! For anyone inspired to make art quilts, this visual reference will help you gain the practical tools and inspiration you need to translate your ideas to fabric.
Features include an introduction to surface design (including dyeing and printing on fabric), embellishing quilts, working in a series and quilting by hand and machine, all from some of the biggest names in quilting arts, with step-by-step photos and illustrations.$44.99$39.99
Cara is a sweet tunic top and fun pants with hem detail
Use light to medium fabric for the top and medium weight for the pants.
Sizes XS – 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$35.00
This inspirational, visual guide offers a wealth of information on the techniques and materials you'll need before embarking on your printing pursuits.
Starting with your equipment and safety essentials, all the different methods of printmaking are covered, from monoprinting, wood engraving and etching to intaglio printing, screen-printing and more. Then, learn how to apply these methods yourself by following the helpful, illustrated step-by-step demonstrations inside to create your own printed pieces. There is even advice on how to take your printmaking even further, with suggestions on organising studio space at home or in a commercial environment.
Finally, a stunning gallery of images created by professional printmakers, featured throughout the book provides inspiration for your own beautiful artwork.$34.99