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There is no name more closely linked to ornate and fanciful fabric designs than Tula Pink. Sewists and quilters have long delighted in using her fabric to create whimsical sewn creations. Now hand embroiderers, too, can join the fun and stitch her signature designs with needle and tread!
In Coloring with Thread, you'll find 17 of Tula's animal and floral designs from her best-selling fabric collections rendered and primed for hand embroidery. Step-by-step stitch instructions for over 20 embroidery stitches are included to help you bring adorable bunnies, octopi and elephants to life right in your hands. Each motif features a colour guide and thread colour suggestions selected by Tula herself to insure a gorgeous finished design. Plus, you'll find every motif on CD-ROM, where they are ready to size and print for your individual project needs.
Whether you follow her colour guides or make each design your own, you'll love coloring with thread and stitching the whimsical world of Tula Pink!$37.99
Reprinted at last, this book is packed with ideas and techniques that will appeal not only to embroidery enthusiasts, but to all crafters. Included throughout are innovative ideas for combining ribbon embroidery and stumpwork with other crafts to create unique and special projects. The magnificent sampler includes 60 different elements: flowers and creatures from all over the world, many of them never embroidered before.
With step by step instructions are accompanied by clear photographs, this lavishly illustrated book is an ideal learning tool for beginner embroiderers, yet offers more advanced embroiderers several new and exciting techniques. No creative embroiderer will want to be without this truly beautiful book.$39.99
This year, why not add a personal touch to your Christmas countdown by making your own felt calendar, filled with an array of festive felt figures to delight the whole family? Felt is soft, tactile and very easy to use, and sewers of all abilities will enjoy creating this fabulous festive decoration.
Sachiyo Ishii starts by showing you how to make the basic calendar, and then provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and templates for 24 tiny felt toys to place in the pockets. These cute little Christmas-themed projects are quick to make using just a few pieces of felt, stuffing, thread and ribbons, and make perfect little gifts for children and adults alike.
Easy to make and fun to use, the calendar can be stored away and brought out year after year to become a much-loved family favourite for many years to come.
Look inside the book.$25.99$21.00
The meerkats are excited. They're ready for their very first rehearsal with their meerkat choirmaster. But just as they're about to sing their very first note, they're interrupted by a steady stream of other animals who want to join in.
The meerkat choirmaster insists his choir is only for meerkats. And he gets grumpier and grumpier at each interruption.
A laugh-out-loud picture book that celebrates the joy of joining in recommended for ages 4+.$24.99
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
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison.
Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own acrylic style.
Look inside the book.$36.99