Rip in your jeans? Snag in a sweater? Tear in a tea towel? They all present an opportunity for one-of-a-kind creativity! With this fun introduction to unconventional mending techniques in a format that's half how-to guide, half idea book, anyone can give worn and torn items new life.
Start by learning hand-mending methods, including boro, embroidery, patching and darning. Even with a limited budget and not much time to spare, you can create eye-catching repairs with visible mending – 35 examples and more than 150 photos make it easy to put your unique mark on everything you mend!$34.99
In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favoruite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results!
This book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables, popcorn stitches, twisted ,edgings and many more. A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things.
The knitting projects include:
- A classic hat made using large patterns
- An elegant scarf in lacy patterns
- The ever-popular fingerless mittens
- Thick socks that can be made using various patterns
- A feminine collar using round stitching
- And much more!
The Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.$24.99
This comprehensive, full-colour guide features dozens of images of slings from various cultures, both ancient and contemporary. Slings had great significance in many cultures, particularly in the Andes, and were often used as both prehistoric weapons and herding tools.
The book shows novice and experienced braiders how to make 50 designs, from 8 to 32 strands, on a braiding card or with a braiding stand and bobbins. Learn step-by-step how to make an authentic Andean-style sling with braided cords and a tapestry-woven cradle. A range of techniques useful for beginning, ending and embellishing slings are included, and can enhance a wide variety of other items, like jewellery, garments and accessories.
This book is a key resource for historians, anthropologists, textile artists, weapons experts and others to learn the practical skills for understanding sling braids' structure. Includes braiding card and plans to make core stand.$69.99
Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes while quilting, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too!
Amanda Murphy starts by showing you how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting rulers to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to teaching you 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda’s suggestions for filling in the background space with free-motion quilting.
- Basic introduction to rulerwork, with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet
- Stitch 59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes, including straight lines, circles and squiggles
- Combine rulerwork and free-motion quilting with Amanda’s innovative suggestions
Kaffe Fassett has returned to his American roots. Using the collection of American vintage quilts in Britain's American Museum in Bath as his inspiration, Kaffe has chosen 18 different quilts as the basis for his 20 new designs in this book. Designs feature both his latest fabrics and his much-loved classics, mostly from the Kaffe Fassett Collective but also his latest collection of Artisan fabrics.
- An introductory section features the original quilts that inspired Kaffe, and tells the reader something about their provenance
- New designs demonstrate Kaffe's vivid and unique colour combinations, giving new meaning to familiar block patterns such as Tumbling Blocks, Starbursts and Log Cabins
- Each pattern contains full step-by-step piecing instructions and detailed diagrams
- Photographed in bucolic Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Welcome to the artful world of Japanese master embroiderer Reiko Mori, a place where embroidery embodies charm, grace and true elegance. Choose from more than 40 picturesque motifs, many grouped into enchanting vignettes to mix and match; then use the motifs in 11 projects, including totes, fabric-covered boxes and more.
Learn 16 embroidery stitches to create designs for holidays (a wreath and tiny ornaments), seasons (chubby bees buzzing around dimensional daisies) and everyday occasions (an antique sewing machine and scissors). Themed chapters include flower, marine and Christmas collections, as well as an assortment ofthe author's signature black-on-linen designs.$44.99