Upholstery doesn't have to be intimidating! These five projects have been mindfully designed to help the beginner build basic skills, learn techniques and progressively take on more-complicated pieces.
Six information-packed chapters cover upholstery concepts, terminology, tools, materials and supplies, as well as advice on setting up an in-home shop or looking for shop space to lease. Beginning with simple projects like the Buttoned Down Blue Velvet Footstool and wrapping up with the Rockin' Moroccan Hanging Headboard, this step-by-step guide provides all you need to develop a new creative hobby, learn practical skills or even start a business of your own.$46.99
Discover the beautiful Japanese pattern darning technique kogin and how it can be used to create stunning stitched and quilted projects. Kogin is a variation of the popular Japanese embroidery technique sashiko and is rapidly becoming as popular as its 'big sister'.
Japanese embroidery expert, Susan Briscoe, has compiled a collection of over 60 pattern charts – kogin is a counted embroidery technique – and 12 accompanying projects to create The Ultimate Kogin Collection, following on from her classic title The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook. The projects range from small and very accessible items such as simple greetings cards and coasters to larger projects including wall hangings and table runners.$39.99
Explore a diverse array of adventurous methods for creating mixed media art. Whether you are an experienced artist or just starting out, you'll discover new, approachable concepts for creating and embellishing your own mixed media art by exploring versatile mixed media techniques from printmaking, wabi-sabi painting, embossing, antiquing and washi tape to paper collage, ephemera, pyrography and resists.
Each technique is presented with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful examples from talented mixed media artists. In addition to learning new mixed media techniques, youll also discover ideas and inspiration for using the methods in your own projects and developing your own personal style wth more than a hundred options to choose from.$27.99
With accessible and clear instructions, this book teaches and builds upon basic skills to build up a repertoire of techniques and ideas, until you are able to design and adapt your own ideas and develop an individual sewing style. The book features:
- Guides to winding the bobbin, threading the machine up correctly and adjusting the settings
- Instructions on the skills necessary for making simple projects, such as measuring, cutting, pinning, tacking and understanding fabrics
- Common techniques for inserting a zip, taking up a hem and more
- Several gorgeous projects with step-by-step instructions to provide practice and inspiration
The bag, and the handbag in particular, has achieved high fashion status, but what's the cultural and historical significance behind the bag? Why do we use them and not just have pockets? Why don't men routinely use them? Does every culture have a tradition of using bags?
Carried Away: Bags Unpacked is a collection of 150 bags from The Auckland Museum's archive of key makers and designers from New Zealand and abroad, and this book serves as both a photographic record and an exploration of the symbolism and power behind bags. The book unpacks issues carried by the bag: of colonialism, the economy, consumption, gender politics and whakapapa. Issues that remain relevant to not only museums and their collections but also to society today.$34.99
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