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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
The craft of decorative knotting is making a huge comeback with several accomplished artists taking the craft to exciting new levels of creativity. Hot Knots explores a variety of macrame techniques – from historical, centuries-old designs, to modern fusion knots – and guides readers through 18 cool and contemporary projects for jewellery, housewares, accessories and more.
Inside you'll find:
- Clearly illustrated, step-by-step tutorials demonstrating a variety of knotting techniques
- More than 200 stunning, full-colour images that instruct and inspire crafters of all levels
- Added suggestions for each project that encourage crafters to take their skills further
In How to Make Jewelry Charms from Polymer Clay, Jessica Sharpe offers the essentials for creating clay charms with:
- Step-by-step instruction for 50 beautiful projects, from simple beads to intricate sculpting
- Basic tools, materials and techniques for getting started
- Ideas for using charms on zippers, handbags, mobile phones and other unique places
- Tips for designing and creating signature pieces
- More than 400 full-colour images provide instruction and inspiration
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$14.99
Sweet Paper Crafts offers 25 unique DIY paper accents that make any home or celebration a little brighter. Make tiny star garlands to string over the mantel, delicate flower wreaths for the front door, cheerful package toppers and much more!
Mollie Greene's distinctive layered style incorporates collage techniques and use of found scraps, book pages, magazines and old record jackets. With helpful templates, step-by-step photographs, beautiful shots of each whimsical piece and plentiful ideas for one-of-a-kind creations, this book will motivate even novice crafters to start snipping their very own paper finery.$37.99$17.99
Whether for a portfolio, brochure, juried show submission, Internet auction or documentation, good photos are a must for very artist, crafter and collector. Digital cameras make it easy to create the pro-quality images required to convey the beauty of objects in superb prints and online displays. Meltzer demonstrates all the techniques needed to capture the true colours of paintings and stained glass, the sparkle of jewellery, fabric drape, postage stamps, dimensionality of woodwork, ceramics, dolls, etc.$29.99$12.99
Quilt the Beloved Africa gives you a gallery of 19 quilts from some of the continent's top quilters, inspiration aplenty with beautiful colour photos, and step-by-step directions on how to make another 14 quilts with templates.
Most of which can be appliquéd, pieced and quilted by hand/machine, from a pictorial quilt of village activities to Serenity with eye-catching central panel.$19.99$11.99
The Quilter's Palette uses collections or palettes of fabric blocks to reveal a wide range of ideas for successfully combining colour and pattern in patchwork quilts.
It contains over 150 fabric combinations and eight full quilt designs with illustrated step-by-step instructions, and 50 quilt block patterns with templates. Aimed at all levels of patchwork and quilting enthusiasts.$39.99$17.99
The Quilters Companion 2019 Diary features a selection of images showcasing the very best quilts from Australian Quilters Companion magazine.
The handy week-to-view format offers 12 months of creativeness to every quilter as you pass through the year making notes and taking inspiration from the pages, colour choices, quilt layouts and quilting styles.$19.99$9.99
Take a special photo, add friends and create a quilt. With this book, any number of people, of any age/skill can get together (or not) and throw a quilting party for a variety of occasions (listed). Organised into colour-coded sections (Participants, Director, Gallery).
Step-by-step directions for organising a group, gathering supplies, directions for non-sewers and quilters, easy finishing methods, lots of ideas.$39.99$14.99
With Quilting Step by Step you'll be making perfect patchwork in no time.
Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned stitcher already, find out how to create over 70 inspiring block designs from Lady of the Lake to Folded Stars. All the basic techniques are covered as well as more intricate designs with detailed photography and step-by-steps helping you along the way.$24.99$17.99
People who want to learn to paint orchids without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book.
Ann Mortimer has chosen to paint a pink miltonia, backlit phalaenopsis, slipper orchid, miltonia orchid and an orchid in a bowl. The tracings and clear step-by-step photographs explain the painting process in great depth and make it easy for readers to reproduce all of these projects.
There are six tracings for readers to pull out and transfer on to watercolour paper. There is one for each of the five step-by-step demonstrations, plus a bonus tracing of the inspirational painting in the introduction section, and full instructions on how to transfer the images.$24.99$9.99
Members of the American Quilt Study Group accepted the challenge to study quilts of the Colonial Revival era by making reproductions of quilts from the early 20th century. Included are 28 study quilts, with patterns for 10.$39.99$17.99
Rugged Knits is a collection of 21 functional, lovely and interesting knitting patterns for men and women.
Side-by-side with hearty wool sweaters and sock patterns are more unexpectedly delicate-looking pieces, such as a warm, resilient shawl with lace trim and a cozy cowl with gentle drape. Those who love cables will rejoice in the gorgeously-shaped turtleneck and bright, eye-catching mitts. Fans of colourwork will enjoy both stranded knitting and intarsia pieces, while those who want to keep it simple will delight in textured, knit-and-purl designs.
Andrea Rangel's compelling, classic pieces will remain perennial favourites long after the knitting is done.$42.99$14.99
This is the definitive story of Saville Row, the internationally renowned epicentre of gentlemen's style. It is a rich visual history of the tailors, the personalities, the suits and street that are synonymous with elegance, sophistication and timeless lines.
With 445 illustrations, 302 in colour including rare archival material and previously unpublished images, alongside specially commissioned photography and fashion shoots, this book brings together the highlights, low-life's, dramas and secrets, the cloths and the cuts, the history and the future, as never before.$90.00$39.99
This compendium showcases the work of a wide range of international designers: Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Zandra Rhodes, Nicole Miller and many more.
Here are more than 250 scarves, beautifully reproduced in colour and all specially photographed and many never before seen in print. Includes concise biographies of more than fifty scarf designers, retailers and manufacturers and a resource guide provides expert advice on dating and conservation, museum collections, vintage fairs and specialist dealers.$90.00$35.00
SereKNITy weaves mindful crafting and peaceful reflection into this simple, yet beautiful, collection of knitting and crochet patterns.
The projects here are beautiful objects anyone can create, like fingerless gloves and mug cozies or granny squares and crocheted flowers. Each is paired with an inspirational, intention-setting prompt and falls under an overarching theme – Color, Texture or Structure – that encourages knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to be fully present in the moment.$22.99$12.99
The Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook is a convenient source of easy-to-follow sewing advice and makes a handy companion for trips to the fabric store.
This workbook offers resources and ideas including:
- 8 quick, seasonal projects that let you try out techniques and create fun accessories
- Notions and fabric charts, project planning calendars, worksheets, checklists and more
- Sewing tips and tricks from Kay Whitt, author of Sew Serendipity and Sew Serendipity Bags
- Note-taking space to keep track of projects, techniques and inspiration
A complete beginner's guide to machine sewing that covers every stage from choosing fabric to completing the finishing stitches.
Learn to sew like an expert and make twelve terrific projects along the way for yourself, your family and your home.$19.99$9.99
Top designer Rachel Ashwell is known for her trademark style of transforming drab interiors into warm, inviting spaces. Simply by incorporating a few design elements and a splash of colour, Rachel is able to make any environment, whether it's a home or a special event, beautiful and fun.
Rachel proves that her style isn't simply about creating an attractive home but also about creating joyful and pleasant settings for those we love. In this beautiful volume, Rachel applies her distinct eye for style to six very different locations and celebrations, and offers helpful tips on how to host whimsical and unforgettable events.
Whether it is casual or formal, big or small, this beautiful book proves that entertaining need not be expensive.$34.99$19.99
Innovative designer Lynne Barr gives readers a fascinating, in-depth master class on the techniques that can be used to shape flat and dimensional pieces of knitting – increases, decreases, short rows, dividing and combining stitches, and adding sections.
She both reviews tried-and-true methods, explaining their pros and cons, and showcases many new ones that she has masterminded herself. To illustrate the best uses of these innovations, she includes 24 fashion-fresh, easy-to-wear projects, focusing mainly on accessories that can be finished quickly, such as scarves, cowls, shawls, hats and mittens.
Fun, cool photos of the finished designs combined with clear, close-up, step-by-step photos make this ground-breaking book both beautiful and hardworking.$34.99$17.99
Graphic designer turned fashion designer Natsuno Hiraiwa returns with patterns and instructions for 19 innovative women's garments and accessories in classic minimalist style. These pieces are uniquely constructed in a Japanese style but modified for the more Western figure with the pattern grading and sizing adjusted accordingly.
Many of her signature vests, collars and shrugs are cut from a single flat piece of cloth, then ingeniously draped and fastened around the body. Other pieces are artfully twisted and folded like origami, giving a unique shape to the resulting blouses, tops and skirts.
All her designs create the striking silhouettes that epitomize her fashion collections and result in one-of-a-kind garments suitable for all ages.$42.99$17.99
Shoes have become fashion statements in there own right. Here the fascinating history of more than 350 leading women's shoe designers and manufacturers who have shaped footwear over the last sixty years, drawing on a rich assortment of sketches, photographs and advertisements.
Designers and companies from around the world include: Bally, Beverly Feldman, Camper, Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, Manolo Blahnik, Herman Delman, Kenneth Cole + more.$45.00$19.99
Step by step demos show you the basic methods for creating this luminous fabric. Then, 4 chapters show how to embellish & adapt the paper using dyes, natural & manmade ingredients & simple techniques (cutting, layering, embroidery). Colour photos of collages & other wall art, book covers, handbags, vessels.
The author's exhibition pieces show myriad ways to create flat & 3-D designs in this medium (projects, variations, explanations). Guide shows the many types of silk fibre available. Glossary of silk-making terms.$19.99$9.99
Designed for the beginning to intermediate embroiderer, this workshop-in-a-book presents the basic concepts of this gentle art, and puts them to immediate use in creating a lidded box, striking evening bag, garden-themed journal cover and more. Learn to select fabrics and transfer patterns, and the best ways to use common stitches.
Save hours of frustration with the help of a complete section on project problem-solving. Increasing or decreasing scale is covered, as is color and perspective, and there are great tips for deciding when to use a jump stitch or a camouflage stitch, and ideas for embellishing other crafts with silk ribbon.
Additional information is provided for selecting background treatments and fabrics that can add interest to any project.$24.99$12.99