A bespoke hat, designed with a particular event in mind, is something many people long for, but often feel is price prohibitive. This fabulous book shows that this need not be the case.
With clear and comprehensive step-by-step-instructions and photography, Sarah Lomax and Rachel Skinner show readers how to make 12 very different hats for a variety of occasions, including a wool-felt trilby, a chic pillbox, a fascinator and a feathered headband. The materials and equipment required are fully detailed, along with all the necessary techniques, enabling the reader to adapt the designs if they wish, or to create their own unique hats.
Full of inspirational and instructional photography, this beautifully designed book truly showcases this wonderful craft and provides all the know-how in order to achieve high-end, couture results at home.$34.99
This comprehensive, full-colour guide features dozens of images of slings from various cultures, both ancient and contemporary. Slings had great significance in many cultures, particularly in the Andes, and were often used as both prehistoric weapons and herding tools.
The book shows novice and experienced braiders how to make 50 designs, from 8 to 32 strands, on a braiding card or with a braiding stand and bobbins. Learn step-by-step how to make an authentic Andean-style sling with braided cords and a tapestry-woven cradle. A range of techniques useful for beginning, ending and embellishing slings are included, and can enhance a wide variety of other items, like jewellery, garments and accessories.
This book is a key resource for historians, anthropologists, textile artists, weapons experts and others to learn the practical skills for understanding sling braids' structure. Includes braiding card and plans to make core stand.$69.99
Delve into a world embellished with stripes and resounding with a strong beat to create spectacular quilts with stunning effects in your textile creations.
Pamela Goeke-Dinndorf offers 12 visually stunning quilts, for all levels, that are bold, vibrant and harmonious. She breaks down myths about stripes, showing us their potential for demanding attention, portraying movement, organizing layouts and creating lifelong fans.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$59.99
A new and up-to-date edition of Compendium of Beading Techniques by award-winning jewellery designer Jean Power.
Here are the answers to all your beading questions and dilemmas. Jean has added 50 brand new techniques in this edition to keep you up to speed with the latest methods and style in the jewellery-making world.
Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work. Techniques are organized in the order you need them, from using the right tools and materials to finishing tips for neat, professional results. Learn about creative knotwork using thongs and thread, quick and easy stringing, how to show off display beads, mixing vintage and modern styles, incorporating charms, and rescaling and designing your own patterns. For trickier areas, troubleshooting tips and advice are on hand to help you on your way.
Look inside the book.$34.99
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
Now in its 17th year of publication, That Patchwork Place's quilt calendars have become a favourite of quilters worldwide. Show off a love of quilting year 'round and enjoy sewing along each month too: the calendar spotlights 12 dazzling, front-page-worthy projects plus a 28-page pullout booklet that includes complete directions for making each one.
It features quilts come from much-loved designers including Kim Diehl, Pat Sloan, Laurie Simpson and Bonnie Olaveson. Whether it graces the kitchen, office or sewing room, this perennial favourite is perfect for ringing in a brand-new year with gorgeous quilts.$29.99