Needle & Craft Sale

  • 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.

    $39.99
    $19.99
  • 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.

    $39.99
    $17.99
  • 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.

    $24.99
    $12.99
  • 150 Blocks for Baby Quilts

    150 mix-and-match designs for cute and cosy quilted treasures. Choose from colourful patchwork designs, geometrics and pictorial blocks featuring applique teddies, hearts, flowers, letters, numbers.

    Each design has a detailed colour photo, recipe of ingredients and templates (if required). Mix-and-match ideas for using the blocks on their own (tessellated for all-over pattern) or with others in the book. Step-by-step technique photos, from selecting fabrics to embellishing the finished quilt.

    $19.99
    $12.99
  • 20 to Make: Bunting and Pennants

    Make your own gorgeous bunting designs in a range of stunning fabrics and finishes – perfect sewing projects to adorn the home and garden. These designs are also great for parties, weddings or to celebrate Christmas.

    • 20 Designs
    • All patterns included for Christmas Tree Bunting, Name Bunting, Pleated Fan, Lace Flower Bunting and more!

    $13.99
    $6.99
  • 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.

    $34.99
    $14.99
  • 200 Stitch Patterns for Baby Blankets

    The book features:

    • 200 stitch patterns and mix-and-match block designs plus a selection of pretty trims
    • Colour close-up swatch, clear directions, motif diagrams if needed with each sample shown
    • At-a-glance symbols for skill-rating, working method, yarns and colours
    • Advice on choosing yarns, (cotton, wool, chenille, silk) colours (light, bright, dark), stitch patterns and blocks
    • Illustrated steps teach techniques / stitches

    $29.99
    $16.99
  • 201 Knitting Motifs, Blocks, Projects, and Ideas

    Learn how to knit all manner of motifs and stitch patterns with this amazing, comprehensive guide. Whether you simply want to expand your repertoire of stitches, make one of the 50+ projects or take inspiration from the innumerable patterns available, there'll be something in 201 Knitting Motifs for everyone!

    • Basic Techniques – offers an excellent step-by-step, illustrated guide so that no stitch will beyond your ability
    • Blocks – covers everything from Textured Motifs, Cables and Ribbing, to Lace, Stripes & Color, Intarsia, Fair Isle, Ripples, Embroidery and more - so you will always have a stitch at hand for any project you may have!
    • Projects – an opportunity to try out some of these amazing stitches with over 50 patterns such as a Lace Bed Throw, a Ripple Mug Cosy, a Cable Hot Water Bottle, a Bee Mobile, Fingerless Gloves, Floral Bunting and many others
    • Advice – for designing your own makes, so you can treat the motifs as a jumping-off point

    $29.99
    $14.99
  • 300 Crochet Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

    The ultimate compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips organised in the order you would need them as you work through a project. Colour photos and directions guide you through each stage or you can instantly access a particular problem. Learn how to:

    • Estimate amounts, substitute yarns
    • Adapt patterns to create tailor-made garments
    • Deal with tension variations
    • Lengthen an existing piece with trims / edging
    • Mix and match patterns
    • Embellish with beads, etc
    • Demos of all stitches

    $19.99
    $12.99
  • 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

    $14.99
    $7.99
  • 50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt

    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
  • 75 Chinese, Celtic and Ornamental Knots for Jewellery

    Lots of tips and hints are teamed with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions so you can tie decorative knots from across the world. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot built pieces.

    It shows you how to use jump rings and seal cords and will be invaluable as you progress to designing and creating your own knotted jewellery. Featuring:

    • 75 different knots each knot is graded from beginner to advanced
    • Comprehensive techniques section
    • Practical know-how approach
    • 10 projects

    $19.99
    $9.99
  • 75 Crocheted Floral Blocks

    A charming collection of squared, 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 crochet fan. Great for crafters on the go.

    Features include:

    • Written patterns and corresponding charts
    • A useful techniques section for anyone who wants to brush up their crochet skills
    • Creative projects to help you to make your choice of locks, yarns and colours to create your own versions of the projects illustrated

    $29.99
    $14.99
  • 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.

    $39.99
    $14.99
  • 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.

    $44.99
    $19.99
  • Art + Quilt

    Secrets for quilting success are presented through a variety of techniques, exercises and insider tips to inspire novice quilters and experienced textile artists to make genuine works of art.

    This guide explores texture, shape, line, colour and value with examples and hands-on exercises. Essential principles such as focal point, balance, repetition, scale and space are paired with creativity exercise as well as inspiring artwork from the author and guests.

    This reference clarifies quilting goals and takes the craft to the next level through design and composition.

    $37.99
    $17.99
  • Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay

    Today's leading artists have designed 33 innovative jewellery projects that take this malleable material to new heights.

    They push the limits on the uses of its myriad colours and sheens, its ability to be cut, shaped, sculpted and altered in many ways, to make gorgeous brooches, pendants, bracelets, earrings – fantasy fish, quilts, blackbirds on branches – that will inspire your creations.

    $39.99
    $17.99
  • Artist Toolbox: Painting Tools & Materials

    In Painting Tools & Materials focuses on the key concepts and practical aspects of working with specific tools, materials, and mediums to impart a complete understanding for those seeking to learn the fundamentals of painting.

    • Discover the important differences in brush styles, sizes, shapes and types; how each brush is used to create different types of strokes; and how different types of brushes interact with various paints and supports

      Learn how to properly load brushes with paint, how to shape brushes to create specific strokes and effects, when to choose synthetic-hair over natural-hair and much more

    $19.99
    $10.99
  • Artistic Mother

    Discover your inner artistic motivation and how it can fit perfectly with your busy life and family in The Artistic Mother. Creating meaningful art can be difficult with the hectic schedule many of us maintain, learn to overcome these challenges and make art an important aspect of your life.

    Shona Cole offers practical advice and planning tools to help you along the way as she inspires the creative soul in each mother. Discover:

    • The Artist's Workshop, a 12-week art course that teaches you how to bring creativity back into your life
    • Step-by-step instructions for more than 12 finished art pieces celebrating motherhood and family
    • A weekly action plan to help you make the best use of your time
    • Artist Spotlights that introduce you to seven inspiring artist-mommas
    • •Tips on creating time and space in your life for your art
    • A beginner's guide to each of three much-loved arts: poetry, photography and mixed media

    Don't go another day without bringing together your two passions: motherhood and art.

    $34.99
    $14.99
  • Assembled

    Assembled features 25 contemporary assemblage art projects. Each project is shown through the transformation of a group of found objects into finished sculpture with accompanying instructions on project inspiration, assemblage methods and bonding techniques.

    The projects are disassembled to their very core to reveal not just the easily identifiable elements used in their creation, such as a tennis racket, thermos or bicycle frame, but also every screw, bolt, thread, rope or wire used to assemble them.

    The text accompanying each piece comes from the artist and offers a unique insight into the creation and character of each individual sculpture. These charming background stories describe the journey from seemingly random found objects to a finished, named creation, and are followed with precise instructions on how each piece is put together. A list of individual components and tools used completes the "recipe".

    $29.99