Needle & Craft Sale

  • 100 Applique Motifs

    A venerable craft technique gets a makeover. Crammed with scores of easily transferable, actual-size designs to customize T-shirts, skirts, bed-linen, bags, hats and neckties.

    Whether you appliqué by hand or by machine, and whatever your level of experience with the craft, this book is packed with ideas, patterns, techniques and start-to-finish projects. From cheeky creatures to funky fruits and florals, and from retro motifs to cute cutting-edge designs, you will find endless mix-and-match possibilities and a catalogue of great stand-alone designs.

  • 100 Ideas That Changed Street Style

    100 Ideas that Changed Street Style is a look-by-look dissection of the key ideas that changed the way we dress – from the middle of the 20th century to the present day – explaining the most iconic items of clothing and how they were worn, what the look was born of, its cultural background, how it was received, and how it still resonates in fashion today.

    The modern wardrobe owes its development not just to fashion designers in Paris or Milan but also to gangs and movements brought together by a shared appreciation of music, sport or a particular underground culture, and a certain style that defines membership.

    These styles have rocked establishments, created stereotypes, expressed social division as much as they have united people, entered the language, spread around the world, and, above all, transformed dress for a wider public.

  • 100 Snowflakes to Crochet

    Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes with all the lacy beauty of the real thing. Spend an hour making an ornament or two, or take a weekend and crochet a whole blizzard!

    Clear instructions and full patterns for a wide range of designs – from simple snowflakes requiring only a few stitches to large, intricate ones – this book gives you all the techniques you'll need.

  • 101 Tees

    Transform an ordinary Tee yourself! This book is all about the potential to create your own designer versions for a fraction of the cost.

    Every chapter contains at least 10 original ideas, each with a new technique to learn or explore. Many of the T-shirts are quick and easy to make. You will find the basic information you need about tools, materials and techniques.

  • 200 Fair Isle Motifs

    The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! This title offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colourwork.

    From simple single row patterns to complex all-over motifs, you'll find colourways that will thrill and inspire your knitting, whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter.

    Featuring easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate colour changes and clear photographs of each sample swatch. Organized by row count and stitch count, it makes it easy for you to find the perfect motif for your projects.

  • 3-Fabric Quilts

    No need to stress about choosing lots of coordinating fabrics.

    With a few simple tricks and tips, choose just three fabrics and one of these designs and you'll be on your way to a finished quilt! With each quilt composed of geometric squares, rectangles and strips, cutting and piecing have never been easier.

    Inside you'll find:

    • Illustrated instructions for twelve 3-fabric quilts, yardage requirements and instructions for a small and large size
    • A unique quilting template for each
    • Basic rotary cutting, piecing and finishing instructions
    • Fun, fresh contemporary fabrics, layouts and patterns

  • 3D Colouring Cities

    3D Colouring Cities takes grown-up colouring to the next dimension.

    • Follow the easy instructions to learn where to place warm and cool colours, and watch your artwork pop off the page
    • A relaxing and inspiring activity book suitable for kids and grown-ups alike
    • The highly detailed designs include reimagined iconic landmarks, urban metropolises and sprawling cityscapes
    • Includes lightly guided doodle pages

  • 60 Quick Knit Baby Essentials

    This adorable collection of 60 projects features easy, creative projects that range from blankets and booties to onesies, cardigans, hats and toys.

    Each design is made in cuddly Cherub, a popular, well-priced, ultra-soft acrylic yarn.

    Look inside to view pages from the book.

  • 75 Fish, Shells, Coral & Marine Creatures to Knit & Crochet

    Dive into a beautiful collection of aquatic wonders to knit and crochet – from lovely sea urchins, lush seaweed and eerie anglerfish to elaborate and colourful coral reefs.

    Each specimen has an easy to follow pattern, with complete assembly and finishing instructions, and yarn requirements. Includes a host of inspiring ideas for how to use your creations in a wide range of settings – elegant jewellery and accessories, quirky children's playset, unusual home accents and large display arrangements. A fun way to practice new stitches and techniques.

  • 80s Fashion: From Club to Catwalk

    In 80s Fashion, explore one of the most diverse and exciting periods in British fashion and the work of some of the decade's leading designers including Betty Jackson, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Body Map, Vivienne Westwood and many others.

    Based on the decade's extraordinarily creative interaction between fashion and popular music, this extensively illustrated book shows how club fashions were interpreted for a wider audience through the striking photography and innovative graphic designs of key magazines such as The Face and i-D.

    Casting new light on the designs of the decade, 80s Fashion includes interviews and original archive material from practitioners such as Wendy Dagworthy and Paul Smith.

  • A Month of Sundays

    A Month of Sundays shows you how to embrace a quiet energy, as author Cheryl Arkison builds four themes of Relax, Eat, Shop and Explore. Her personal journeys and ideas are sure to inspire your own weekend explorations.

    Designed for the confident beginner, the patterns are simple and straightforward. This unique book is at once exciting and restful, much like the perfect Sunday stroll.

    • Featuring 16 family-friendly projects including quilts, bags, pennants and so much more
    • Learn a novel approach to quilting using low-volume fabrics (white- or light-based fabrics with colours and/or graphics that do not overwhelm or provide high-contrast to the light base)
    • Scrap-friendly and perfect for all skill levels

  • Ads of the 20th Century: Fashion

    A century's worth of fabulous looks to help you start every day in style. Each day features a new photo and a related quote, ensuring a constant source of inspiration right on your desktop.

    For those whose datebooks have been replaced by smartphones, this calendar allows users to enjoy the warm analogue feeling of marking every day with the turn of a page.

  • Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop

    Jewellery artists will enjoy this collection of new, less-common weaves and challenging projects that inspire and educate.

    Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale and using alternative materials in weaves.

    The book is then divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.

  • Adventures in Mixed Media Art

    Adventures in Mixed Media Art is a guidebook for beginning your mixed-media adventure. Starting with a few motivational readings, not only will you harness the creative energy you already have, you'll also learn how to keep that energy flowing.

    Then it's time to jump right in by creating an art journal using guided mixed-media techniques. This journal will be the ideal place to practice your hand lettering, and basic painting and collage techniques. When you're ready, you'll move outside the journal to create canvas paintings, collages and assemblage pieces.

    • 20 mixed-media projects
    • Learn techniques such as hand lettering, embossing, mark making, mixed-media portrait painting and more
    • Upcycle your less-than-stellar pieces into pieces you'll be proud to display!

  • African Inspirations in Embroidery

    A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture, Mary Sleigh translates the many striking images of that magnificent continent into breathtaking textile art.

    There's advice on researching traditional African patterns, creating original designs, using colour, and incorporating pattern and texture, as well as case studies of textile artists.

  • All About Knitting

    This comprehensive book is packed with everything you need to know about knitting. Starting at the very beginning with how to cast on, you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your creative flair!

    • Step-by-step guidance for every technique
    • 20 gorgeous projects from bags and blankets to hats and sweaters
    • Inspiring stitch gallery to get your creativity flowing and your needles clicking

  • Alternative Art Journals

    Alternative Art Journals shows how to create personal and unique journals. You will break free from the bound, white pages of the traditional sketchbook in favour of more customized formats and unconventional approaches.

    • 10 step-by-step demonstrations explore an exciting mix of techniques for crafting art journals in a variety of formats, ranging from scrolls and decks of cards to box assemblages and wearable charms
    • Inventive prompts help get you started and inspire you to approach collecting your creativity in new ways
    • A gallery of ideas for original art journal creations

    You will learn to incorporate art into your daily life and embark on a thrilling journey to self-expression.

  • Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars

    Turn a single block into eight distinctive quilts – the magic is in the fabric! Barbara Cline takes an easy-to-sew triangle block and then shows countless intricate designs for you to experiment with colour and value.

    Stunning triangle-star quilts are perfect for the adventurous beginner looking to try something new or the intermediate quilters who wants to put their skills to use in a creative way. Design your own quilt top using a provided line drawing that you can colour in and then bring to life with creative fabric selection.

    • 1 easy-to-sew block makes 8 stunning projects
    • Change the fabric placement for unique designs
    • Colour in a provided line drawing to design your own triangle-star quilts

  • Amigurumi

    These toys can be as simple or as complex as the maker likes – ranging from a tiny fluffy chick to an elaborate textured elephant.

    • Provides all the information you need to get started, with tips on choosing yarns and needles, and instruction in core techniques
    • All of the animal characters can be created using key shapes such as spheres, eggs, cylinders and flat circles, which are quick and easy to stitch and put together
    • Includes clear step-by-step instruction for making 15 adorable animals, including a frog with webbed feet, a lion with a crocheted mane and a cuddly mohair rabbit
    • Plus ideas for creating your own unique designs