Craftivism is a non-threatening form of activism that gives people a voice when they feel voiceless and power where they feel powerless. It is an international movement for our time and noted Craftivism expert Sayraphim Lothian has put together the first-ever tutorial book on craftivism.
Join us in the Craftivism movement in which hand crafted works are being used to highlight political issues, creatively engage in activism and encourage change in the world. Craftivists employ their works to open a space for people to be introduced to issues and to broaden the discussion surrounding them.
While it might seem that this most colourful movement began recently, creative resistance has been with us for centuries around the globe, and craftivism and makers stating their mind through the medium of art is here to stay.$39.99
Enjoy Sue Spargo's captivating work all year long in this spectacular wall calendar.
Sue's quilts shine in big, beautiful photographs that are so realistic that when you hang the calendar, it actually looks like a quilt on the wall! Owners of the calendar will want to slow the days to savor each amazing stitch. Patterns not included.$34.99$29.99
Jo Dixey has designed this book to inspire and challenge both those new to embroidery and those with some knowledge of stitch who want to take their ideas further.
Each project introduces new embroidery stitches and techniques. As you work through the ideas, you expand your skills and gain confidence in using stitches and ideas in your own work.
The projects range from small embroidered cards to more complex pictures to hang on your wall; simple appliqué for a scarf to an embroidered jacket all based on the theme of people. Templates of the images to stitch are provided for photocopying and there is a photo gallery of all the stitches covered in the book, along with step-by-step photographs of key techniques, such as transferring patterns onto fabric or using batting to create 3D effects.
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Design the dolls of your dreams with this amazing book of crochet patterns.
The flippable pages and mix-and-match format make it easy to build a character with the exact hairstyle, outfit and accessories you want. Put them together in a million different ways to create a countless number of dolls, from one that looks like a family member or friend to another that resembles your favourite pop star. Or make a single perfect doll with an extraordinary wardrobe: the options include princesses, ballerinas, soccer players, astronauts, surgeons, and more.
Step-by-step instructions help even beginners grasp all the crochet techniques, and a 30-page gallery presents a selection of finished dolls to inspire you.$32.99
These 15 tote bag designs are created using the rigid plastic templates contained within the book; these two easy-to-use templates are durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus they are simple to position and use there is no need to pin them.
The 15 totes are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results. The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, as you mix and match the techniques covered within the book using Debbie's advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.
Each project is explained using hertrademark style and step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates.
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Watch a YouTube clip about the book.$39.99
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