Yarn and fibre enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest book from Amy Herzog.
This comprehensive guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few.
Amy’s clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere.
About the Author
Amy Herzog is the author of Knit Wear Love and Knit to Flatter and the creator of the Fit to Flatter online series. She teaches courses on Craftsy and in yarn shops in the US and her sweater designs have been featured in Twist Collective, Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Knitty and more. She lives in Connecticut.$34.99
For nearly 20 years, Maggie Grey’s Workshop on the Web (WoW) has been an innovative online magazine for all textile enthusiasts. The great news is that WoW is now a book. You will find:
- A colourful new twist on Nuno felting with print and stitch from Clare Bullock
- A great idea for hand stitching from Sue Dove
- Hot mixed media with a difference from Marian Jazmik
- A sketchbook brainwave from Linda and Laura Kemshall
- Alysn Midgelow-Marsden covering a world of fascinating techniques in her wall hanging
- Diane Bates talking to Maggie about her Painted Lady costumes and studying with Constance Howard
Those who buy the book will gain free access to the WOWbook Members’ Club with more workshops by great artists, videos showing new techniques, Maggie Grey’s online course, a selling gallery and access to the ‘members only’ Facebook pages. More content will be added to the Members’ Club throughout the coming months.$44.99
In 101 Mixed Media Techniques, artists of all backgrounds and skill levels will learn and explore fun, cutting-edge techniques in the popular genre of mixed media art. The book features a wide variety of traditional and eclectic techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, using photos, prepping backgrounds, working with wax, using different kinds of inks, collaging, journaling and working with encaustics.
Multiple ways to use each technique are provided to inspire and nurture creative freedom in every artist. Each technique is presented in a step-by-step format, beginning with an overview of the required tools and materials. The instructions are straightforward and approachable, so artists of all levels can master them with ease.
The engaging and accessible format caters to individual learning preferences, allowing artists to focus on a single technique or several at a time. Readers will not only learn a variety of techniques, but will also discover new ideas and inspiration for using the techniques in their own projects.$22.99
Just a bit of winding, tying, trimming and fluffing is all it takes to make anyone feel creative!
Adorable Pom Pom Animals features lessons, diagrams and step-by-step instructions on how to make 30 different toys, fashion accessories and home decor items in different shapes and sizes – from miniature poodles and bunnies small enough to wear on a brooch or bag to larger bears, monkeys and parakeets big enough to fill the palm of your hand or hang in your car.
In this charming little book, you will learn how to:
- Select the right yarns to create the correct texture for each animal
- Use stitching and trimming to sculpt and define the designs
- Hone your needle felting skills to give each creation its own personality
More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets is back in print to showcase 9 stunning blankets featuring timeless designs for every occasion. Each blanket is exquisitely photographed and superbly presented with detailed instructions, full-size patterns and also step-by-step photographs.
From simple appliqué and surface embroidery to thread painting and stumpwork, these magnificent throws feature designs from spectacular flowers and fruits to gorgeous nursery blankets. This collection of the world’s most beautiful embroidery is not to be missed.$49.99
Inspired Bead Embroidery offers 15+ exciting new projects that combine the author's textured designs with eye-catching focal beads. The book explains the fundamentals and aesthetics behind her work, from stitches and materials to colour theory.
The textured, dimensional projects include earrings, cuffs, collars and two fashionable purses. The creations incorporate seed beads, cubes, triangles, drops, daggers, cabochons, leather, fibre and more. Each project includes concise instructions, well-chosen process shots and diagrams. A gallery provides even more inspiration for experienced beaders looking to take their work in new, more exploratory directions.$37.99