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
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
Stitch 12 exquisite embroidery projects with original fauna and flora designs in a variety of threads and colours to create a 3D effect.
The book is filled with novel concepts in mixed-media embroidery and offers many interpretations and techniques, with striking examples of textured finishes. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful, commissioned photographs, it offers 12 colour themes to help embroiderers understand and play colour, along with inspiring projects to encourage them to produce their own creative work. Also included are an extensive stitch glossary and templates for the designs.
Previously published as Embroidered Flora & Fauna.$39.99
Celebrate the charms of the season with exquisite embroidery from best-selling author Kathy Schmitz! You'll find spectacularly embroidered scenes inspired by classic motifs, as well as delightful hand-drawn sketches and beautiful watercolour paintings in page after page of elegant designs.
Create a pillow, tea towels, wall art, ornaments and more, all perfect for decorating and gift giving. Embroider motifs ranging from jolly snowmen to frolicking reindeer. Kathy's signature birds and bunnies also make a special appearance – they'll inspire you to start some of the season's best stitching.$39.99
Have a ball blending cottons with rich wools, lustrous silks and textural home decor fabrics for quilts that beg to be touched. Mix unconventional textiles together like a pro with the best advice for cutting, sewing and pressing fabrics with texture and sheen. Dimensional and exciting, mixed-fabric quilts are ripe for using up scraps and expanding your horizons!
- Mix eclectic fabric types – cottons, wools, silks and home decor – for quilts that wow
- Discover how to best cut, press and piece any fabric, regardless of fibre content
- Quilt 14 pieced and appliquéd pillows, quilts and small projects with adventurous fabric pairings
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