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Clover is a cool and comfortable tunic that can be made with or without the ruffles on the sleeve and neckline.
Working through a full growing season, from spring to autumn, the 63 flower varieties presented here offer a full garden of cherished blooms.
From pansies and lilies-of-the-valley to poppies, zinnias, and campanulas, the flowers presented here feature buds, blooms and roots in stunning detail and charming color combinations. As an avid gardener and seasoned embroiderer, Kazuko Aoki presents a beautiful blending of her twin passions through designs that are clearly rendered with an appreciation for intricacies and a delight in the subject.
With artistic photographs, clear step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, Embroidered Garden Flowers is a treasure trove that can be enjoyed by novice and experienced sewers alike.$34.99
Create Your Life Book presents 18 step-by-step projects that help you explore and work through issues surrounding creative fulfilment.
It offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfilment. Each themed chapter presents 4 to 5 two-part projects: First you will explore a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth. The second portion is a step-by-step mixed-media art project specially designed to help you work through that issue.
There are also project outlines and the author also shares inspirational photos and uplifting and encouraging affirmations. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your projects.$27.99
For nearly 20 years, Maggie Grey’s Workshop on the Web (WoW) has been an innovative online magazine for all textile enthusiasts. The great news is that WoW is now a book. You will find:
- A colourful new twist on Nuno felting with print and stitch from Clare Bullock
- A great idea for hand stitching from Sue Dove
- Hot mixed media with a difference from Marian Jazmik
- A sketchbook brainwave from Linda and Laura Kemshall
- Alysn Midgelow-Marsden covering a world of fascinating techniques in her wall hanging
- Diane Bates talking to Maggie about her Painted Lady costumes and studying with Constance Howard
Those who buy the book will gain free access to the WOWbook Members’ Club with more workshops by great artists, videos showing new techniques, Maggie Grey’s online course, a selling gallery and access to the ‘members only’ Facebook pages. More content will be added to the Members’ Club throughout the coming months.$44.99
Sustainable Home is an inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.
Sustainability enthusiast and zero-waste advocate Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 17 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.
Whether its by making your own toothpowder, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference.$29.99
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