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Combine 3-D needle felting and tapestry felting to create a menagerie to liven up your table. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions for felting both the 3-D head and the flat part of each table mat are included.
Fill your table with 21 different beastly and beautiful creatures: exotic animals such as the zebra, giraffe, elephant and tiger; barnyard animals like the sheep and goat; insects like a bumble bee and ladybug; forest creatures, fantasy animals like the unicorn, and more!$37.99
The fascinating luminosity of colours from plants can be easily transferred to wool, silk or other materials at home.
All the necessary materials, pickling, the preparation of fibres or substances and different dyeing methods are described in detail. This richly illustrated book also shows how the dyed materials can be felted or turned into woollen pictures.
The traditional colouring of Easter eggs with natural colours or the colouring of the sun is also explained. Last but not least, the authors deal with trend-setting ecoprinting.$46.99
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
This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels and other distinctive features.
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt.
A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations and other designs.$36.99
The Geometry of Hand-Sewing is an instruction manual to the embroidery and hand-sewing techniques and styles used at Alabama Chanin and the School of Making.
Within, readers will find invaluable instruction on technique, as well as two stitching cards containing some of Alabama Chanin's most popular stitch patterns. These patterns are presented in a geometric grid system to make learning the stitches easy and straightforward.
From laying out tools and materials to elaborating on stitches and how to create patterns with them, this book will be your go-to guide for becoming a more informed consumer, an enabled teacher and a better maker in the art of embroidery and hand-stitching.$34.99
A whole new world of fashionable Tokyo-style designs opens to experienced needle crafters in Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More.
The author's minimalist aesthetic and textural elements make her knitwear styles polished and flattering, whether worn layered or as stand-alone pieces. Experienced knitters and crocheters can create a diverse collection of effortless-looking items including:
- A Nordic-style sweater
- A classic raglan cardigan
- A diagonally striped tunic
- A "sleeve" scarf
- And much more