With the delicacy of a spider's web, the traditional, Amerindian dream catcher traps bad dreams in its weave and lets good dreams slide along its feathers to the sleeper.
With step-by-step instructions, you can create 16 dream catchers, mobiles, wall hangings and jewellery, from materials such as lace, ribbons, beads, origami-made butterflies, leather feathers, pendants and driftwood. Fascinated by the Bohemian chic universe and her desire for relaxation, the author made these dream catchers completely unique, each expressing her state of mind as she created each one. They are full of strong, symbolic values and have an almost mystical dimension.$39.99
Yoko Hatta is one of several Japanese knitters whose patterns and designs have sparked an explosion of interest in Japanese knitting techniques and aesthetics around the world. Her work in knitwear design spans more than 30 years, and knitters love her modern-yet-timeless, fun-yet-classy styles.
This book presents her 200 favourite Kazekobo stitch patterns – a delightful selection of multipurpose knit-and-purl, lace, cable, Aran and rib & twist stitches in solids and motifs. Sample projects give knitters a chance to practice Hatta's techniques. These include:
- Mini mufflers using knit-and-purl stitches
- A cozy scallop-edged scarf using lace stitches
- A beautifully textured pair of mittens using cable and Aran stitches
- A stylish and sturdy pair of two-tone socks using rib and twist stitches
Experienced knitters will find a wealth of unique patterns just waiting to be brought to life. A guide to the basic symbols shows how to knit the stitches, step-by-step.$27.99
Rediscover this traditional craft and develop your weaving skills in the wonderful world of Elena Vilar.
Follow the illustrated techniques section at the beginning of the book to master the basics before you delve into Elena’s simple yet sophisticated designs. Discover how to make a cardboard loom, thread a shop-bought loom, dye wool using natural dyes, make homemade jersey yarn, wind pompoms and more.
Learn the essential weaving methods through each project, starting with a simple, beautiful wall hanging in the basic stitch through to a dream catcher made with braids, soumak and rya knots. Create unique and beautiful designs by incorporating a range of materials, fabrics and imaginative embellishments. In addition, each project includes handy tips and advice to help and inspire you on your weaving journey.
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After the enormous success of her first book, France’s leading embroiderer of flowers, Cécile Franconie, has returned with an abundance of new projects that will take your breath away! Take a stroll through Cécile’s garden and let her show you how to embroider with your knitting and crochet yarn, perle cotton, beads and all sorts of unlikely materials. Watch how your own creative garden will be taken to new levels!
You will find a wealth of projects that can take anywhere from one afternoon to several months to make. Small cases, sewing twirls, wall hangings, brooches, quilts and bags – the 37 projects are meticulously explained and accompanied by full-size templates and layouts for the embroidery stitches.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$69.99
Unless you have a friend or relative to teach you how to start, often would-be knitters turn to the so-called 'beginners patterns' but these can be confusing, difficult to follow, and more often than not written in 'knit' rather than English.
This book is a tried-and-tested guide for people at the very beginning of their knitting lives, looking for guidance and patterns for projects that they can use to make that first all-important step 'Beyond the Scarf'.$36.99
There's simply nothing more versatile than knitted shawls. They can be lacy or chunky, bright or neutral, cabled or just plain garter stitch, but they are always stylish and useful. Laura Strutt has designed 35 beautiful shawls and wraps, with something for everyone.
Divided into Bright and Beautiful, Warm and Rich, and Neutral and Natural shades, the patterns use a complete rainbow of colours, including variegated yarns. The stitch patterns are just as diverse, with textured triangles, beaded lace stitches and overlapping "waves". The warm garter stitch wrap in cool glacier blue is quick to knit even for a beginner. For more experienced knitters, there are larger projects such as the brioche-style shawl.$29.99