This book is as much for beginners to stumpwork embroidery as it is for experienced stitchers, as it contains information on all aspects of this beautiful art form of embroidery.
While the main focus of the book is techniques found on historical pieces of stumpwork, it also encompasses modern techniques. This book takes stumpwork apart and looks at its history and each element that makes it up – from motifs such as flowers and animals to stitches and needle lace.$49.99
From the hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper comes an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art.
As she did in her successful Stitch & Structure, Jean Draper guides textile artists through some of the most creative ways of working up patterns, and harnessing our love for rhythm and repeat in fabric. She discusses the nature of pattern and its language, and explains grids, symmetry and the positive and negative in design. Detailed studies explore patterns from other cultures, including Banjara; in plants and flowers; and on the human body.
Throughout, Draper carefully teaches a variety of techniques, from putting stitches together, to exaggerating and overlapping stitches, to using just one type of stitch. With beautiful examples throughout, Stitch & Pattern provides ample inspiration to develop truly great textile art.$42.99
Kumihimo is a popular jewellery-making technique with origins in Japanese tradition. This colourful and informative beginner's guide to the craft explains how to use a circular kumihimo disc and a variety of braids and beads to create 12 stunning pieces of jewellery, plus colour and style variations, for any occasion.
Kumihimo is a transportable craft so once you have mastered the basics of placing your braids over the disc in different formations to make a variety of patterns and motifs, you can create kumihimo jewellery wherever you go.
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With a friendly new approach to an age-old craft, this book offers over a dozen colourful, contemporary designs inspired by traditional rug hooking techniques for purses, pillows, pictures and gifts, as well as a traditional rug.
Inspired by folk art and primitive art, Carole Rennison shows how easy yarn hooking is, providing hooking tips and advice on how to choose the right fabric, wool yarn and equipment. She also demonstrates how to plan and develop ideas, how to choose the right colours and how to complete the designs with a professional finish.
The book includes a thorough techniques section that shows how to prepare for hooking, the basic hooking technique and how to finish off your work. The projects range from simple to more complex, appealing to beginners and to more experienced crafters. Each project comes with diagrams, a full-colour chart for simple yarn colour reference and beautiful photographs of the finished design that will be sure to inspire. In addition, a to-scale template sheet with all the essential motifs for the designs is included at the back of the book, so you can trace and start your creations right away.
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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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Delve into a world embellished with stripes and resounding with a strong beat to create spectacular quilts with stunning effects in your textile creations.
Pamela Goeke-Dinndorf offers 12 visually stunning quilts, for all levels, that are bold, vibrant and harmonious. She breaks down myths about stripes, showing us their potential for demanding attention, portraying movement, organizing layouts and creating lifelong fans.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French.$59.99