Needle & Craft Sale

  • From the Bedroom to the Barnyard

    The barn quilt movement is spreading across the US as rural communities in state after state create "barn trails" to showcase the perfect combination of farm life and quilting.

    This book celebrates the trend with a nine-block sampler quilt featuring some of the favourite barns of Kansas City Star Quilts. Also included: profiles on the histories of each barn.

  • Fun Feet

    A crazy collection of themed monster crochet projects to keep your little ones feet warm and funky all year round. Find the perfect crocheted shoe or boot to liven up an everyday outfit and make your child smile.

    • 30 themed shoe and baby bootie crochet patterns
    • Over 200 full-colour photographs showing the steps involved and completed projects
    • Clear, step-by- step instructions for all projects
    • Comprehensive techniques section covering the crochet basics

  • Great American Kids Afghan

    Stars, hearts, whirligigs and pockets – playful patches in primary colours. 12 squares make the perfect child-sized afghan.

    The knitting is in easy-to-intermediate range with clearly illustrated techniques and directions for cables, entrelac, Fair Isle, intarsia and more – along with the designer's story of what inspired the motifs in the square. Colour photos.

  • Hana no Mola

    The book contains 72 pages of beautiful projects using floral and lacy Mola motifs, all clearly illustrated with beautiful photography and with step-by-step diagrams (such that it is not at all difficult to follow even if you don't have French).

    This title is in French only from Quiltmania, translated from the original Japanese.

  • Hand Embroidered Haven

    In The Hand Embroidered Haven, Megan Frock shows you how to stitch, sew and appliqué your way to fun, funky home décor that will add style to your space.

    Whether you want to give small handmade touches to towels and tablecloths or stitch larger, functional works of art such as pillows and quilts, this book has all the instruction you need to create something special for every room, from living and dining to bed and bath.

    Perfect for today's crafter, these very doable projects make practical items pretty and show how fabulously handwork can decorate any contemporary home.

  • Handmade Books & Albums

    Transform ready-made notebooks and create stunning journals of your own with easy-to-follow techniques, including simple paper-making and creative embellishments for decorative papers (embossing pens, metallic sprays, simple embroidery and weaving, lace, etc).

    Beautifully illustrated, step-by-step directions for 20+ projects (e-mail file, organza wedding album, beaded diary, leather-trimmed holiday journal). Explains the materials that can be used for creating, covering, binding and fastening.

  • Handmade Embroidered Purses

    Create splendid one-of-a-kind bags using easy-to-make fabrics, free-machine embroidery, quilting and other simple techniques and embellishments.

    Step-by-step captioned, colour photos show how to assemble six beautiful designs with 18 imaginative variations:

    • Indian purse quilted on iron-on triangles, circles and diamonds in dazzling colours
    • Tucked clutch straight-line quilted with beading
    • Round-top bag with free-machine daisy appliqué

  • Handmade Hellos

    In this delightful book, card-making mavens Eunice and Sabrina Moyle gather together more than 25 projects from today's most talented paper artists.

    Simple instructions outline card- and envelope-folding basics plus how to screen print, use a Print Gocco machine, hand-bind, emboss, stamp, stencil and much more. Ready-to-use patterns ease the process while easy-to-follow directions, cute illustrations and finished project photos make it a cinch to create stacks of boutique-worthy greeting cards.

  • Happy Bicycle

    For cyclists who want to take their style into high gear, The Happy Bicycle is a collection of 15 bicycle accessories that are functional and fun. Irresistibly charming, this book offers full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions for helmet covers, totes, embellished bells, baskets and more.

    After all, shouldn’t a bike look as good as it rides?

    • Chic bike accessories for five cycling adventures – even rainy-day rides
    • Functional and fashionable – these 15 sewing projects use durable materials such as oilcloth and laminated cotton for long-wearing, easy-cleaning accessories
    • With plenty of how-to instructions and photographs, even a crafting novice can complete these projects

  • Happy-Gurumi

    Treat yourself to a collection of fun-to-stitch softies with personality to spare. Crochet everything from a friendly dog and funny frog to a hot air balloon. Learn to make whimsical toys with puppet-style open mouths – including a grinning birthday cake – sure to tickle kids of all ages!

    • 20 patterns in three themes: party time, animal friends and the great outdoors
    • Start with easy projects in each section and progress as you succeed
    • Be amazed at all the designs you can create with a few simple stitches

  • Harper's Bazaar Greatest Hits 2001 - 2011
    It's been 10 years since editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey took the reins at Harper's Bazaar and the magazine is celebrating the milestone with a gorgeous coffee table book.

    This is a collection of more than 300 photographs, organized chronologically, that illustrates Bailey and creative director Stephen Gan's tenure.

    A celebration of fashion, a romp through a riotous and eventful decade and a feast of contemporary imagery, it includes essays from Patti Smith and Arianna Huffington.
  • Hat Shop

    Features 25 hats from contemporary designers all over the world, each hand-selected for their freshly sewn flair and skilled millinery work. Ladies and gents, boys and girls ... a handmade hat for every head!

    • What will you tip from the top of your head? A bonnet, a cap, a cloche, a tam?
    • Projects include other adornments for your crown, such as headbands, fascinators, and scarves
    • From playful to practical, sassy to sophisticated, there is something for everyone to make and wear any day, every day

  • Heart of the Home

    After her first book, Bonnie’s Garden, Bonnie Sullivan is back with 17 charming projects inspired by nature and the comfort of home. The folk-art style of her creations is delightfully expressed through the materials that she uses to bring warmth to your surroundings!

    From Quiltmania with text in English and French and includes 2 pattern inserts.

  • Heirlooms of Tomorrow in Wool Embroidery

    From tracing and transferring designs, to the needles required for stitching, to the threads that "draw" out your pattern, this richly illustrated guide contains hundreds of easy-to-follow hints and techniques.

    Detailed drawings cover every stitch in the book – bullion, buttonhole, chain, whipped chain, colonial knot, lazy daisy, ladder, pistil, and coral, feather, and fly stitches. There's even an entire section on embroidering flowers: wool roses, camellias, lemon gum blossoms, lavender, buttonhole, and flannel flowers, buds, and leaves.

    Try out your new skills on 13 wonderful wool projects, all elaborately explained and illustrated. A cozy, comfy baby's blanket shows Mrs. Mouse taking her little one out for a walk; daisies, forget-me-nots, and many other flowers bloom everywhere. Stitch bears onto coat hangers, and wildflowers onto a baby basket. A complete christening set is the ultimate heirloom: it includes an embroidered bow to go around a candle, towels, coat hanger and more!

  • Home Sewer's Guide to Practical Stitches

    An ideal worktop companion for home sewers, The Home Sewer's Guide to Practical Stitches is a complete and illustrated resource of hand and machine stitches. What's the best stitch to hand set a zipper? When should you use a diagonal basting stitch? What are other uses of a blind hem stitch?

    Whether sewing clothes from published patterns, designing your own sewing projects or executing simple repairs, it is a comprehensive ready reference, consolidating all the most useful and practical information sewers need to choose and use for every kind of sewing stitch.

  • Honk! Beep! Vroom!

    Beginner-friendly instructions give you the green light for stitching eight cool cars and trucks complete with moving parts--such as a dump truck that lifts and dumps through a flap that opens and closes. Fun to roll and race, the vehicles are about 330 mm long and 180 mm high (including wheels). Make way for speeding crochet!

    • Create a variety of vehicles, including a police car, taxicab, convertible and school bus
    • Use readily available craft materials to attach wheels that actually turn
    • Find alternative instructions for making huggable stuffies without moving parts for naptime cuddling

  • How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

    Packed with clear step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to use free-form techniques and bead-rolling tools to create several styles. Unusual shapes, sculpted effects, simulations of semi-precious stones, photo image transfers and use of glitter and organic material mean the beads you make will be unique. And with practice, they will look professionally hand-crafted. Features include:

    • 35 step-by-step projects
    • Finishing techniques, such as sanding, buffing and sealing, are described
    • Detailed instructions on how to create stylish and individual pieces of jewellery, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings
    • Basic jewellery-making techniques, such as stringing and fixing clasps, lead on to assembly advice

    Beginners and more advanced practitioners alike will find both practical advice and inspiration.

  • How to Make Silver Charms from Metal Clay

    Sue Heaser shows readers how to create intricate silver charms – from keys and padlocks to fairies and animals – using metal clay. The book features:

    • Step-by-step instructions for 50 beautiful projects
    • An overview of the necessary tools and materials
    • Guidance for essential skills like moulding, finishing and firing
    • Design methods for beginners as well as more experienced sculptors
    • Ideas for creating your own signature pieces