Needle & Craft Sale
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
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
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
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
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
Discover the world's smallest adventures with this beautifully illustrated journey around the world.
Explore seven continent maps and learn about the best small-scale adventures on Earth – whether you' re taking a ride on the world's largest miniature railway, sending a letter with the world's smallest post office or cruising coral reefs with the smallest seahorse, this book brings together best miniature adventures from the four corners of the globe.
Recommended for ages 8+.$14.99$6.99
These 29 bags that will appeal to everyone – beginners, advanced sewers, teachers – including a stylish tote made from Japanese printed cloth; an ultrasuede quilted tote with crocodile leather appliqué and bamboo handles; a Devore velvet drawstring pouch with beaded fringe; an evening confection of black and white feathers; envelope bag made from a sari border with beaded tassels and a beaded shoulder strap.
Comprehensive overview on sewing and assembly techniques, as well as embellishing with beads, fringes and stencils. 150 beautiful colour photos plus 125 illustrations for step-by-step success. Inspirational gallery of artists' works. Patterns in envelope in back cover.$29.99$12.99
Bedroom Style, Perfectly Pieced takes you through the design process of creating your very own bedding by answering the first, crucial question: What’s your style?
Choose from five leading style categories: Coastal, Farmhouse, Vintage, Global or Minimalist. These five main styles are thoroughly explored and feature two quilt designs that are shown in five different colourways – making 50 quilt design options.
With easy-to-follow instruction, attractive illustrations and bright, breezy photography throughout the book, you will learn how simple fabric choices can completely change the look of your design. Tricks for embellishing pre-purchased linens, personalizing pillowcases and creating a quilt to complement your design aesthetic will complete your bedroom re-design.$39.99$17.99
Brighten up your boudoir with 20 sewing projects! Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms brings together a colourful, sensory feast of favourite and fresh projects that are easy on the eye and just a little bit sultry.
You will learn new skills and find creative ways to make your sleeping quarters a showplace for handmade items. The book includes 20 projects as well as tips and sidebars on special techniques and troubleshooting advice for construction, handstitching, working with fabrics and embellishing. A reference section covers the skills necessary for creating each project.$34.99$14.99
Betsy Beads uses commonly available materials to knit beaded items with uncommon polish. The book teaches how to:
- Consider the issues when choosing fibers, beads, knitting needles and closure options
- Master basic bead knitting techniques
- Expand your skills to mopre advanced beaded components: chains, beads, flat straps, fabrics
Five construction-technique-based sections feature over 30 projects: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, evening bags, belts, suspenders, scarves, headbands, Christmas and Easter ornaments and a yarmulke!
Each section begins with easy pieces so knitters can learn the techniques with stash yarn and beads before trying one of Betsy's designs or building one of their own.$39.99$17.99
The Book Binding Handbook shows readers how to make their own books with detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and full-colour illustrations.
There are chapters dealing with simple folded books, pamphlet stitches, more complex multi-section bindings and containers, all of which can be combined to create your own personalized journals, notebooks, albums and portfolios. There are gallery sections included for inspiration, with examples of work by practicing book artists, binders, and students, which show ways in which the projects described throughout the book can be developed.
The first half of this book deals with getting started, making your own decorative papers, basic techniques, and an introduction to different types of book forms, while the remaining sections are given over to specific projects with many new structures and techniques, while at the same time utilizing and building upon skills acquired in the earlier chapters.$29.99$14.99
The tiny Irish village of Borris is famous for the marvellous lace, and a rare private collection containing some of the finest examples is the inspiration for this beautiful book. It's a catalogue of the collection, a guide to using the Borris style in 16 projects, and a rich tribute to the social, cultural and historical significance of lacework to the specific region and to Ireland at large.
The Borris Lace Collection will serve as an inspiration to lace-makers and as a permanent record of unique patterns and techniques that otherwise might be lost forever.$29.99$9.99
Build your wardrobe with 25 projects from the archives of BurdaStyle magazine.
All of the must-have essentials of a woman's dress wardrobe are covered in this collection: everything from elegant and sophisticated dresses to casual and comfortable shifts. The fashion styles are versatile and wearable, including flirty halter tops, easy-going pullover styles, retro-remakes and formfitting classics.
The Burda patterns also include skirt and jacket separates for formal occasions that further expand the possibilities for the modern woman's wardrobe. Several of the projects include illustrated step-by-step tutorials. With a few exceptions, all of the projects are easy to intermediate, and sizes range from 2 to 14.
Although this book is not meant to be a primer on sewing, it includes a Burda 101 section that covers everything the reader needs to know to follow the patterns.$52.99$19.99
In City of Style, Melissa Magsaysay, style editor for the Los Angeles Times, draws on decades of the best, most iconic examples of LA-style and explores the trends, tastes and fashion innovations of today's Angelenos.
Features offered include:
- A taste of the retail landscape
- A guide to stores and shops
- Helpful tips on how to buy and wear key pieces for each different style
- Exclusive interviews with Los Angeles's most influential designers, retailers and trendsetters
Using super lightweight, air-dry clay (and focusing on a handful of simple shapes), you'll create an entire world of people, animals, scenes and more. From well-dressed dolls to mermaids and fairies, from cute kittens to prideful lions, from cupcakes to beads and bling, you'll create to your heart's content!
- 20+ step-by-step clay projects for figures, such as mermaids, fairies and dolls, and dress them up with dozens of outfits, crazy and creative hairstyles and accessories
- 20+ step-by-step clay projects for animals, ranging from the everyday cats and dogs to exotic penguins and giraffes
- Uses inexpensive lightweight, air-dry clay that is easy to maintain and comes in a wide variety of colours
This book contains an informative, fun introduction chronicling the history of the cocktail dress throughout fashion history, a wealth of images including fine art & photography, film stills, fashion editorial & runway photography, vintage ads, magazine covers, & illustrations by the world's foremost designers.$39.99$19.99
Colorful Fabric Collage walks you through the techniques that renowned quilter Sue Bleiweiss uses to create her colourful, vibrant art quilts. You will learn easy fusing techniques that serve as the basis for her design, along with ideas for keeping and using a sketchbook, hand-dyeing fabric and adding further embellishments.
The techniques and 14 projects feature:
- Steps to successfully design, fuse and quilt based on Sue's signature style
- Inspiration to tap into your creativity to personalize each project with uniquely meaningful images
- Ways to draw project patterns and sketch your own quilt designs from scratch
- Easy-to-master techniques for sketching quilt designs, fusing layers of fabric into a collage and embellishing and finishing each piece in a clever way
Color Knitting with Confidence provides down-to-earth instruction for basic colourwork techniques that will have readers joining, floating and weaving in no time! Features include:
- The basics on tools, types of yarn, chart reading and colour theory
- The various colourwork techniques including Intarsia, stripes, Fair Isle and double knitting
- More than 30 projects that can be copied or enhanced
- Quick tips and tricks that make working with colour a snap
With step-by-step instructions, charts and diagrams, and more than 100 of full-colour photos that instruct and inspire, the book is a solid guide for both beginning and more advanced knitters who are seeking the confidence to knit colourfully.$29.99$14.99
Here are 50 fun, simple and entertaining ways to improve your understanding of astronomy for kids of all ages!
Discover how telescopes are made, learn about invisible light and study the scale of the universe in a way you ll never forget. Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars from your own back garden, right down to expertly simplifying the supermassive numbers and distances involved.$19.99$9.99
With crochet patterns that are as adorable as they are practical, you can provide fashion for wee ones while keeping tiny toes warm. Felted for shape and sturdiness – with leather soles for durability – these are finished shoes.
- Select from seven patterns, each in five sizes, embellished with appealing motifs
- Easy-to-make foam inserts ensure the perfect shoe shape and size during felting
- Use readily available materials; you can even use suede elbow patches for soles
Taxidermy is back in fashion again. It seems that almost every bar, restaurant or new boutique you walk into these days sports the mounted head of some animal or other gazing down from on high. For those of us who are reluctant to decorate our walls with the heads of decapitated mammals, a happy alternative has finally presented itself.
Now, using sewing, crochet, knitting and papier-mache – and, in some cases, just cutting and pasting – the spirit of taxidermy can be summoned with none of the morbid overtones. Combining the twin pleasures of craft and taxidermy, Craftydermy presents the reader with a cabinet of curiosities to amuse, delight and inspire.
Projects include a knitted fur stole, papier-mache antlers, a crocheted moose head and a felt tiger rug.$24.99$12.99
Join Lesley Riley and a cadre of talented designers, including several frequent contributors to Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, to explore exciting new ideas to create with Transfer Artist Paper . With a sheet of TAP and a hot iron, you can transfer a permanent image onto almost any solid surface. And that’s where the fun starts!
This project-packed book is full of inspiration.
- Try your hand at 16 fun projects, ranging from jewellery to home accessories, mixed-media art and quilts
- Use with encaustic; transfer images onto faux bone; and as before, transfer to fabric, paper, wood, metal and even glass
- Use all your favourite tools and techniques: paints, pencils, stamps, inkjet printing, chalk pastels, spray inks and more
Creative Miniature Quilts contains 10 quilts in varying sizes. Ways to achieve perfect sashing strips, narrow borders and neat bindings for miniatures are shown, making the art of miniature quilt making no longer frightening but fun.
- Fabulous original designs to inspire
- Foolproof technique to achieve miniature quilts
- Designs for the beginner and the more advanced quilter
- A system that ensures accuracy throughout the whole construction process, from the cutting stage through to sewing on the final binding strip
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed animals and dolls. These 15 projects range in skill level from basic, such as the "Three Balls," to more complex ones like "A Happy Family."
Supported with charts and diagrams, the instructions will have you on your way to create lots of lovely crafts.$34.99$17.99