Celebrate the charms of the season with exquisite embroidery from best-selling author Kathy Schmitz! You'll find spectacularly embroidered scenes inspired by classic motifs, as well as delightful hand-drawn sketches and beautiful watercolour paintings in page after page of elegant designs.
Create a pillow, tea towels, wall art, ornaments and more, all perfect for decorating and gift giving. Embroider motifs ranging from jolly snowmen to frolicking reindeer. Kathy's signature birds and bunnies also make a special appearance – they'll inspire you to start some of the season's best stitching.$39.99
Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing draws together many disparate strands, offering up a deeper exploration of this precision patchwork craft, providing everything quilters need to know on a practical level to begin navigating fussy cutting and English paper-piecing.
This most comprehensive guide features:
- Patterns for original rosettes on which to learn the practicalities of English paper-piecing
- Step-by-step instructions covering everything from templates, paper choice, magic mirrors, how to mock up layouts, glue/thread basting and more
- Finished examples that demonstrate the fussy cut and rosette piecing techniques
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
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
Fashion and social history intertwine in The Vintage Shetland Project as Susan Crawford recreates and explores cherished pieces from Shetland's rich knitting heritage.
Inspired by the patterns and colours of Shetland knitting, the author began a journey into the rich heritage of Shetland knitwear, and in particular the pieces held in the Shetland Museum archive. With the help of Dr Carol Christiansen, the museum’s curator, Susan undertook the task of carefully selecting the most stunning and original designs from the 1920s to the 1950s, transcribed them stitch by stitch, and has here recreated them for the modern knitter, in stunning detail and a range of sizes for women and men. In combination with the collection of 27 comprehensive patterns for garments and accessories are carefully researched essays exploring the stories behind each piece and honouring their creators.
Compiled with Susan’s trademark attention to detail, this book is a fabulous treasury of Shetland knitting design and a valuable insight into its textile traditions. The Vintage Shetland Project is a celebration of stunning design, beautiful knitting and the people of Shetland themselves.$140.00
Betsy Chutchian presents 21 everyday quilts in the colours of the seasons she experiences in her Texas home. She uses a range of small quilts, lap quilts and larger quilts for the bed to bring warmth to her varied collections of baskets, dishes, bowls, folk art and more.
The book features the fine colour photography showing how the author has used the quilts to decorate her home and of course there are full instructions and excellent line drawings to support creation of each project.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$64.99