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This free-flowing fashion pays homage to legendary dancer Isadora Duncan, a pioneer in the creative arts movement of the early 20th century. The Dress is an easy-sew sheath with plain yoke that is perfect for embellishment. The Jacket has a centre back godet to add flare, an extended collar and single-button front closure. The simple Tunic has a sailor collar and free-floating sleeve panels. Braid trim, ball fringe or other embellishments are the perfect finishing touch for jacket collar or hem, and tunic collar and sleeve panels.
Suggested fabrics: For the Dress, choose silk or polyester crepe de chine or charmeuse. For the Tunic and Jacket, choose soft, filmy fabrics such as chiffon, georgette, gauze, voile, novelty cut velvet.
Multi-sized: Misses XS – XL
In Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing, Tone Finnanger returns with a stunning new collection. Featuring over 20 projects, you can choose from quilts and softies, bags and dolls, pillows and purses. Autumnal motifs include reindeer, mice, apples, butternut squash, ducks, birds, houses and more.
This heartwarming collection will bring warmth and magic to your sewing, with beautiful lifestyle photography and step-by-step instructions and diagrams to ensure success.$39.99
Behind the Max & Louise Pattern Co. are two friends, Lisa Kerr and Louisa Lott, who share a joint passion for quilts. Located near Melbourne, Lisa and Louisa are proud to announce the launch of their first book featuring 17 inspirational projects for quilters who love both piecing and appliqué!
Together they create, adapt and reproduce, with outstanding talent, what they love most – antique and traditional quilts.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French with two full-size pattern templates.$64.99
For years dahlias have been dismissed for being garish, gaudy additions to gardens and arrangements, but when you find the right variety it's hard to think of a better garden plant or a more striking cut flower.
This book will help you unearth the history of the dahlia from its Aztec origins, as well as impart practical know-how. It's a guide to over 60 beautiful varieties to find out when they bloom, their size and, of course, what they'll look like. Including classics life Cafe au Lait, to lesser know varieties like Karma Choc and Moonfire, you'll discover a stunning range of specimens from pompoms to heavy-headed dinner plates, to those that resemble daisies, sea anemones and even fireworks!
With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the forgotten glory of the dahlia.$39.99
Oil paint is such a responsive and versatile medium that no two painters need use it in exactly the same way, and since its invention in Renaissance times it has never lost its popularity with artists. Amateurs also find it appealing, both because it is enjoyable to use and because mistakes can be so easily rectified.
This compact book explains all the materials, techniques and different approaches to painting with oils. Step-by-step sequences show how to paint a range of themes, from still life to portraits and landscapes, with advice on more difficult subjects. There are also suggestions for presenting your finished paintings and how to go about getting your work seen and exhibited.$39.99
Join Johanna Basford on a floral adventure around the world and beyond, into the realms of fantasy and imagination. This sensational new colouring book is filled with countless new blooms and blossoms, from floating gardens of water poppies in South Africa to delicate cosmos in Japan, ready for you to discover and bring to life in colour.
The book features a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allow for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.$24.99