Make your own fashion-forward seed bead jewellery with this colourful guide for over 35 projects including earrings, chokers, rings, pendants and much more. Beading beginners will find the instructions easy to follow and will quickly become confident with the weaving and wirework techniques that form the basis of the projects.
With over 35 inspiring projects to try, including lots of variations, you can match your outfit and your mood. Start with the wrap-around necklace and the heart pin, expand your new skills with the fringed bracelet and tassel earrings, then take a step into wirework with the snowflake earrings and lace bracelet. Every project builds on what you have learned in the techniques section and shows you how you can use your creativity in a new way. There are also more challenging projects for the beading expert, so why not try the charm bracelet and ring and see where your beads take you.$34.99
Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, The Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering one-of-a-kind access, Vintage Menswear now makes this unique resource available in book form.
Featuring 130 of the most influential examples of 20th-century and earlier European, American and Asian utilitarian tailoring and design, the book is divided into three sections of sportswear, militaria and workwear, covering everything from 1940s flying jackets and polar exploration suits to vintage French denims. Stunning full-page photos and front and back views showcase ground-breaking designs in concept, shape and cut.$29.99
This book is the perfect introduction to working with leather. From a woven bench or log basket, to bags, a sunglasses case or even an apron, it teaches you how to make 20 simple yet stylish leather projects.
Master core craft skills that will allow you to produce elegant and durable pieces, such as hand-stitching, weaving, riveting and lacing. Learn all about working with this natural and sustainable material which has intrinsic value and gives unique character to each piece you create. Working with leather is a tidy, portable craft that requires little space and all of the tools and materials can be readily purchased!$39.99
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
Stacy West’s book is filled to the brim with 32 projects that are perfect for beginners and advanced makers alike. Her work captures the essence of Folk Art and Stacy’s creative force touches upon a large array of mediums. The book covers everything from quilts to rug hooking to punch needle and wool appliqué to turn your home into a seasonal cornucopia of cute decorations.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French and featuring gorgeous photography of the projects, abundant templates and a pull-out pattern sheet. There is a seasonal project for everyone!
Spring 5 patterns:
- Tulip and Bunny Pouch-mat
- Tulip and Bunny Panel
- April Cotton and Wool Runner
- Spring Stars Pillow
- Bunny and Flower hooked Mini Mat
Summer 6 patterns:
- Be Mine Pillow Tuck
- Strawberry Patch Quilt
- Strawberry Basket Pillow
- Hooked Primitive Strawberry
- Live Simply (as shown on cover)
- Tomato Pincushion Mat
Autumn 12 patterns:
- Halloween is Near Quilt
- Mr Tom Wall Hanging
- Scarecrow Winston
- Boo Says the Olde Owl Runner
- Mr Moon Pillows
- A Full Moon Table Runner
- A Full Moon Hooked Rug
- Halloween Punched Mini Ornies
- Primitive Turkey Pin Cushion
- Judith’s Woolen Pumpkins
- 3 pumpkins Pinkeeps
Winter 9 patterns:
- Let it Snow Quilt
- Joy "ous" Table Topper
- Winter Holly Mat
- Patchwork Snowman Heart
- Snowman Heart Pillow
- Live each Season Winter
- Framed Holly Star Quilt
- Patchwork Snowman with Heart
- Woolen Hooked Frosty
Even experienced stitchers are often wary of working with stretch knit fabrics, but in this book the author demystifies the techniques needed and shows how to sew stretchy makes on a regular sewing machine – no need for a fancy overlocker. However, if you are already an overlocker owner, the book offers a user-friendly introduction to threading and stitching with this machine too.
Aimed at dressmakers who have grasped the basics and want to expand their sewing horizons, Tilly Walnes' tried-and-tested, learn-as-you-make approach is structured around five made-to-measure, speedy-to-sew garments. Her friendly instructions and the clear step-by-step photographs are accompanied by lots of tips and tricks to make your sewing a breeze, and the multiple variations and ideas will help you customise your garment to suit your own style.
The book includes four complete, multi-size patterns: Stella Hoodie, Bibi Skirt, Freya Sweater, Frankie T-Shirt.$39.99