Needle & Craft Sale
From being spray-painted onto walls and trains, to enjoying acclaim in galleries and museums, the graffiti movement has changed. Far from being viewed as mindless vandalism, graffiti, or urban street art, has become prized as a highly valued and socially relevant art form.
The book presents 38 of the most influential and pioneering urban artists from around the world who have driven this transformation, exploring their mediums, methods and backgrounds, and why they've chosen to challenge classical ideas of art to convey messages about urban culture. From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the cliched lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life.
Urban Art Legends is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about this vibrant, exciting and constantly evolving art form.$34.99$19.99
Over and Over: A Catalog of Hand-Drawn Patterns collects ground-breaking work from 50 of today's most talented designers who create patterns by hand and use them in their work in inventive and innovative ways.
From Deanne Cheuk's patterns that adorn current fashion to those of Robin Cameron that explore her interest in art to Garrett Morin's patterns that arose from an exercise for a character called Eloie, the examples in this book push the boundaries of the traditional concept of what a pattern is. The selected works are often not an end result but the beginning of something else, of something bigger and broader. While the computer is sometimes involved in the production of patterns, the hand-drawn element is always evident in the uniqueness of these works.
Featuring more than 250 vibrant and exciting patterns, Over and Over explores this magic on every single page and will inspire designers everywhere.$39.99$14.99
Modern Mark Making will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering.
The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application.
Fully stepped-out illustrations breakdown each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke. A large collection of gallery images that provide further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.$34.99$14.99
This is a wonderfully illustrated and easy to use guide to the techniques of crocheting ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colourways, perfect for blankets, throws and accessories.
With 100 original designs to choose from, using colour and texture to create stunning zig-zag, ripples and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter. Each design has a clear written pattern, along with an easy to follow chart.
The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye catching projects. Includes five great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together.$39.99$17.99
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.$39.99$19.99
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.$24.99$12.99
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.$34.99$14.99
Colourful patterns to knit and crochet for afghans, blankets and throws, featuring a variety of techniques, from classic Shetland lace to today's textured patterns. For each stitch:
- Sample / variations
- Colour photo
- Colours used
- 4-colour chart of 1 repeat
- Knit / crochet symbol
- Repeat pattern length
- Arrows showing 1st loop stitch
All the techniques you could ever need, plus homespun secrets, hints & timesaving tips. Improve your skills, speed up sewing time & make garments, accessories & home projects with a pro finish. Captioned colour photo steps & diagrams demo sewing & surface decoration methods in the order you'll need them, or dip in & out for specific help. 'Try it' & 'Fix it' panels show useful inspirations & troubleshooting ideas.$29.99$11.99
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 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
With 50 original designs to choose from, including a host of colourful sunflower blooms and buds in many sizes, as well as leaves, vines, and little sunflower-loving critters, you'll find many ideas to spark your creativity in this delightful book of sunflowers to knit, crochet and felt.
Author Kristin Nicholas includes an inspirational chapter on how to work with colour to create bold, bright and beautiful sunflowers. You'll also find a mixture of attractive ideas for using your sunflowers in a range of ways, from customizing clothing and accessories to creating elegant gifts and homewares.$29.99$12.99
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.$29.99$16.99
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.$29.99$14.99
A charming collection of square, triangular, diamond-shaped and hexagonal blocks, all with a floral theme: from traditional blanket squares with petals and rosebuds to colourful blocks with three-dimensional flowers and butterflies, there's something here to inspire every knitter.
Great for crafters "on-the-go": it's easy to carry with you just what you need to work a few blocks while travelling, commuting or meeting friends. When all the blocks are complete, you can assemble the whole project at leisure.
- Written patterns and corresponding charts
- A Useful Techniques section for anyone who wants to brush up their knitting skills
- Creative Projects to help you to make your choice of blocks, yarns and colours to create your own versions of the projects illustrated
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.$39.99$14.99
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
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.$44.99$19.99
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!
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
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
Discover 20 colourful contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond. Make a wrap blanket, imaginative plush toys, bright nappy bags, handy travel bibs, comfy clothes and much more.
Pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover while lay-flat spiral binding makes for easy reference while sewing. Beautiful photos inspire while illustrations and simple instructions explain the techniques.
Amy also shares tips on choosing baby-friendly fabrics and includes a comprehensive techniques section glossary and resource guide. Designed for babies 0 to twelve months and their mothers.$34.99$14.99
Appliqué Mastery gives readers an exclusive peek into the studio of award-winning appliqué master Philippa Naylor. She takes quilters on a step-by-step journey through her process of designing a competition appliquéd quilt from start to finish.
- A wide range of appliqué techniques are explored – from the very easy to the very involved – including turned edge, satin stitch, blanket stitch, free-motion raw edge and bias strip
- Includes a quilt pattern with detailed instructions so quilters can put the appliqué techniques into practice immediately
- Stunning full-colour photographs will awe and inspire