Learn to create beautiful and practical linocut prints at home with this contemporary guide to a well-loved traditional art form.
Linocut and screenprinting have undergone a resurgence in recent years. This book teaches the basic techniques for learning to make your own prints under the guidance and tutelage of expert teacher and artist Susan Yeates.
She explains the rudiments of linocutting, and guides you through ten practical and attainable projects including greeting cards, artworks to frame, labels for jam jars, seed packets and bags or tea towels to print and give as personalised presents. There are handy tips and suggestions throughout the book to help you with your printing.
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Create your own knitted dolls, full of personality and fun to make. Fiona Goble has designed 25 knitted toys with real appeal.
As well as boy and girl dolls, there are animal dolls, and a whole wardrobe of clothes and accessories. The dolls are all the same size, so outfits can be swapped between the dolls, and you can change hairstyles and colouring as well to create a personalized gift for a child (or an adult!). As well as the dolls and their clothes, there are more than 10 added extras such as pet cats and dogs, a mini teddy bear and beach gear, making more than 35 patterns in total.
Whether you want to knit Ben the Surfer Dude, Vintage Rosie, Marion the Mermaid or Superhero Stan, you will find easy-to-follow patterns and instructions on everything from knitting techniques to creating the all-important finishing touches.$29.99
These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away.
Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities.
Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a super-soft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!$36.99
Learn how to create over 60 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles by original mini embroidery hoop creator Sonia Lyne. Using these little hoops as your canvas learn to stitch it all, from classic embroidered flowers and appliqué animals through to abstract stitch 'n' paint shapes and tasselled creatures.
Beginner embroiderers and experienced stitchers short on time will love the small size of these hoops, and almost all the designs can be made in a weekend. Throughout the book, the author gives you tips on colour and stitch variations, as well as alternative hoop shapes you could use from her mini hoop packs, inspiring you to make these little designs truly your own!
Whatever your style, there is a treasure trove of stunning designs and motifs to stitch and adapt, encouraging you to grow confident in building (and feeling proud of) your own artistic juices. So get ready to be motivated, excited and inspired to stitch up a sea of mini masterpieces.
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Amy Butler presents 10 reusable die-cut stencils measuring 290 x 275mm with 14 designs in her signature style.
These stencils feature an array of large and small patterns that can be mixed and matched on walls, furniture, fabric and so much more for one-of-a-kind personal expression. A 24-page instruction booklet is included to get you started.$39.99$17.99
A whole new world of fashionable Tokyo-style designs opens to experienced needle crafters in Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More.
The author's minimalist aesthetic and textural elements make her knitwear styles polished and flattering, whether worn layered or as stand-alone pieces. Experienced knitters and crocheters can create a diverse collection of effortless-looking items including:
- A Nordic-style sweater
- A classic raglan cardigan
- A diagonally striped tunic
- A "sleeve" scarf
- And much more