Planning a sewing getaway? Heidi Staples presents everything needed to have a successful trip, including helpful packing and organizing tips. Each section of this fun, colourful book is organized with travel in mind, offering small, medium and large projects to be achieved while on the perfect sewing retreat:
- Daytrips: Small projects include a Bookmobile Sleeve, Road Trip Pillow, Snapshot Needlebook, Sewing Bee Pincushion and Coffee Shop Coasters
- Weekend Retreats: Bigger projects include a Patio Pillow, Beachcomber Pouch, Kitchenette Set, Scout’s Honor Pouch and a Color Book
- Summer Vacations: Extended projects include a Big Bear Cabin Quilt and Palm Springs Bag
Get ready to have a fabulous sewing retrea!$34.99
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
Enter this deliciously vintage universe and add a touch of nostalgia to your stitchwork.
Recreate designs from 1800s and 1900s fashion houses and milliners’ catalogues. Take your cross stitch on a bon voyage into the past with travelling motifs like trunk labels of exotic destinations and railroad advertising posters. Other sections of patterns feature tea and coffee motifs, and daily life in vintage terms. Many of the designs include multiple scenes and motifs, offering you hundreds of components to use in a myriad of ways.
Throughout, be inspired by “mood boards” of completed motifs, along with photos of projects that will show off your creations in daily life.$49.99
Sweet Paper Crafts offers 25 unique DIY paper accents that make any home or celebration a little brighter. Make tiny star garlands to string over the mantel, delicate flower wreaths for the front door, cheerful package toppers and much more!
Mollie Greene's distinctive layered style incorporates collage techniques and use of found scraps, book pages, magazines and old record jackets. With helpful templates, step-by-step photographs, beautiful shots of each whimsical piece and plentiful ideas for one-of-a-kind creations, this book will motivate even novice crafters to start snipping their very own paper finery.$37.99$17.99
Don't have a green thumb or infinite patience, but still love the intricacy and grace of tiny bonsai trees? This kit is for you!
Create four paper models while learning about the history and tradition of bonsai. The fully illustrated instruction book guides you through the construction of each bonsai model – one for each of the four seasons. The models are fully illustrated, laser cut, heavy duty card stock. These minuscule masterpieces make a great addition to any office or home decor.
The four models included are:
- Spring – cherry blossom tree
- Summer – orange tree
- Fall – red maple tree
- Winter – Podocarpus tree
Create lovely new “once upon a time” keepsakes with these 44 cross stitch patterns, blending the traditional style of France with a charming contemporary simplicity.
The designs are eye-catchingly lovely with their subtle colours, gentle humour and delicate lines. They’re all here: wily foxes, big bad wolves, city mice and country mice … not to mention princesses, enchanted worlds and fun rhymes. Many include multiple scenes and motifs, offering you dozens more components to use in a myriad of ways.
Along with the patterns, enjoy instructions for 22 projects to show off your stitchwork: luggage tags, mobiles, cookie tins, quilts, a cuddly toy with its own sleeping bag and more.$42.99