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Paper Monograms provides step-by-step instructions to form every letter of the alphabet, along with the most popular quilled shapes, following the designs of prominent quilling artists. The intricately rolled and spiralled paper brings the alphabet to life!
The kit comes complete with a rolling tool, ready-to-go paper strips in multiple colours and a thorough guidebook. By placing quilled shapes onto the provided predesigned templates, you, too, can create gorgeously quilled letters.$27.99
Modern Mark Making will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering.
The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application.
Fully stepped-out illustrations breakdown each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke. A large collection of gallery images that provide further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.$34.99$14.99
Celebrate your femininity in this full-skirted, dramatic style from the 1950s. Make it in colourful cotton for a summer sundress or shimmering brocade for an evening party any time of the year. Pattern includes instructions for knitted bolero sweater to wear on top.
Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, silk or blends
Multi-sized: Misses 8 – 16$36.00
Drawing: Cartooning 1 explores the basics of cartooning, from character construction to figures in motion, and shows you how to create a variety of lovable characters – from a perky puppy to a personable toaster!
With step-by-step projects and artists tips on drawing humans, cute critters and anthropomorphized objects, you'll find a wealth of charming cartoons to inspire and guide you as you learn the art of traditional cartooning, step by easy step. This easy to follow guide will teach you to impart personality and expression as you discover a host of tips and techniques that will help you bring your cartoons to life.$16.99
Gail Pan's sweet and sentimental embroideries take on a delightful new twist! Small patchwork quilts include spaces to spotlight interchangeable embroidery panels, making it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time of year.
Four types of projects inspired by seasons, holidays, celebrations and the comforts of home mean there's always a beautiful stitchery to display. In addition to small quilts and framed art, Gail includes seven embroidered banners for all kinds of occasions that will make even ordinary days special.
Free sample Try the Celebration Banners project from the book.$34.99
Create amazing felted animals so real that you'll want to pay a visit and talk to them. Breathtaking. Beautiful animals that seem to breathe. Their eyes are majestic and wild, yet they possess an aura of gentleness. This is the amazing world of Yoshinobu and the whole creative process he uses to give life to his animal friends.
The book includes a gallery of the astonishing work of Japan's top felting artist with a basic tools and techniques section and step-by-step instructions on how to make four of these animal friends – polar bear hand puppet, blue-footed booby broach, cat broach, Japanese monkey figure. Recommended for advanced needle felters.$24.99