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
Combine 3-D needle felting and tapestry felting to create a menagerie to liven up your table. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions for felting both the 3-D head and the flat part of each table mat are included.
Fill your table with 21 different beastly and beautiful creatures: exotic animals such as the zebra, giraffe, elephant and tiger; barnyard animals like the sheep and goat; insects like a bumble bee and ladybug; forest creatures, fantasy animals like the unicorn, and more!$37.99
Weaving involves straight, parallel and gridlike lines, but as Norma Smayda shows, ondulé weaving with curving warp threads, offers new directions. This is the first book on ondulé textiles, and includes clear information on every aspect, from instructions to design tips to a comprehensive history of the fan reed, the tool that makes ondule possible.
Smayda shares the details of her own learning experiences with numerous ondulé warps in a variety of fibres. More than 180 colour photos also feature stunningly beautiful work by five other contemporary and two twentieth-century weavers, plus intriguing historic Japanese textiles.
Also included are sections on weft ondulé, designing a fan or hybrid reed and the thought processes behind 21 of the featured projects, including drafts. This reference will serve as foundation and inspiration for your ondulé weaving.$80.00
Here a cat there a cat, everywhere a crafted cat! Cats to decorate your home, to wear or to give to someone you love. The Cat Lover's Craft Book is dedicated to those who craft and those who are in love with all things cat-related! Whether you like to embroider, crochet, sew, knit or felt, there's a project inside this charming book you'll want to try your hand at, including:
- Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail
- Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover
- Make a lovely hand embroidered brooch or earrings
- Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric
- Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags
- Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow
- Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric
- Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up
- And so much more!
Super simple, step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates make these adorable cat crafts accessible to knitting, felting and embroidery beginners.$19.99
This updated edition features a revised introduction and list of designers followed by chapters dedicated to a particular technique. Each garment is illustrated through detailed photography and line drawings and is accompanied by a commentary by leading experts in textiles and fashion.
Revealing the elaborate embroidery, intricate pleats and daring cuts that make up some of the 20th century's most beautiful garments, this book explores the specific techniques used by couturiers as tastes and textile technologies evolved. Work by designers such as Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Hubert de Givenchy, Mary Quant, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood is rediscovered, and exquisite haute-couture pieces, from sequinned Chanel trouser suits and richly embroidered Schiaparelli jackets to striking Balenciaga creations and Dior evening gowns, are examined.
An extraordinary exploration of the techniques used by couturiers in the construction of these exceptional garments, 20th-Century Fashion in Detail will delight all followers of fashion.$49.99
These fun papercraft projects range from simple yet effective bunting to intricate tree decorations, bell jar Christmas trees, and an advent calendar village. Give your holiday season the homemade touch, from wrapping paper to tree decorations, using very few materials and innovative techniques, such as printing with shaving foam and creating stunning greeting cards using gold embossing ink. Includes 64 traceable templates.
An inspiring book of Christmas craft and wonder!
Look inside the book.$26.99