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Make your own fashion-forward seed bead jewellery with this colourful guide for over 35 projects including earrings, chokers, rings, pendants and much more. Beading beginners will find the instructions easy to follow and will quickly become confident with the weaving and wirework techniques that form the basis of the projects.
With over 35 inspiring projects to try, including lots of variations, you can match your outfit and your mood. Start with the wrap-around necklace and the heart pin, expand your new skills with the fringed bracelet and tassel earrings, then take a step into wirework with the snowflake earrings and lace bracelet. Every project builds on what you have learned in the techniques section and shows you how you can use your creativity in a new way. There are also more challenging projects for the beading expert, so why not try the charm bracelet and ring and see where your beads take you.$29.99
Now in paperback, Jamie Cloud Eakin shows beaders of all levels the mechanics of more than 30 indispensible techniques for bead embroidery – a process that involves sewing beads onto a fabric base.
With step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, time-tested tips and gorgeous photography, Eakin covers everything from the most common surface stitches to decorative fringes and picot. Then, explore what you've learned by creating nine breathtaking pieces, including beautiful necklaces, dazzling earrings, and an elegantly accented purse. A gallery of stunning work from other designers offers additional inspiration.$32.99
Creating your own jewellery doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style.
With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewellery maker or just a beginner.$29.99
Shizuko Kuroha is a Japanese authority who has dedicated the last 30 years to the research, study and transformation into quilts of antique Japanese fabrics, both precious and commonplace.
Shizuko’s passion for quilting, and particularly for Japanese indigo and sarasa fabrics, motivated her to open her own school in Japan. An inspiration to students around the world, Shizuko’s secret lies in her diversity, perseverance and perpetual quest for improving her techniques. Shizuko is an undeniably renowned artist and quilt story-teller.
Inside, 17 projects of varying difficulty await – luscious quilts, mini-quilt panels and ornate bags are presented in an authentic Japanese setting, taking you on an aesthetic journey like no other.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French. Includes full size pattern pull-outs.$69.99
As natural materials such as wood, leather, rattan and cork continue to be used in the home, handmade woven objects, from bread baskets and trays to stools and screens, are fast becoming the must-have accessories of the contemporary interior.
Master basket maker and willow grower, Jenny Crisp, teaches you some of the key weaving techniques to make 20 simple willow projects without the need of complicated tools. Jenny's approach is innovative and moves forward beyond the old patterns and boundaries, to allow you to make work that is fresh and for contemporary use.$39.99
New Tatting is a fantastic book for getting started in the craft and to discover tatting's traditional beauty with a more modern inflection.
You will explore modern colour and a fresh approach to tatting with incredible step by-step photos and beautiful projects. This book appeals to people who have never tatted before as well as tatters looking for something new and inspirational.
Anyone interested in making lace will find that New Tatting offers everything needed to get started.$42.99$39.99