Needle & Craft Sale

  • Knits of Tomorrow

    Knits of Tomorrow includes playful and fun projects that are primarily aimed at an audience with a nostalgic taste for sci-fi, video games and electronic gizmos past and present. It features:

    • Quick and simple-toys, accessories and home decor items such as rocket-ship desk caddies, circuit-board scarves and a robot pillow
    • Practical projects such as tablet covers, laptop bags and iPod cozies

  • Knitted Dolls with a Designer Wardrobe

    With a fresh and unique quirkiness that channels the inner child, this handbook aspires to bring a little bit of fun to knitting by creating a fantastic collection of knitted dolls and charming, miniature wardrobes.

    Directions for easy-to-knit dolls and tips for giving them distinct features are included, plus themes such as To the Mountains, Coffee Break and Ship Ahoy! to help organise clothing patterns and ignite the imagination.

    From underwear to overcoats, the various garment patterns are appropriate for every ability level and offer a playful universe that any knitter will enjoy exploring.

  • Knitted Home

    Give your home a room-by-room makeover with this beautiful book of knitted projects for the home. Ten rooms are included, each with three unique items that have their own colour palette and theme, so 30 projects all in all.

    Using pure wools, alpaca wool, mohair, cashmere, silk, cotton and bamboo, these versatile knits range from cosy and comforting to bright and fresh but are always tactile and inviting. Snuggle up to soft and fleecy throws, brighten up your guest room with a new cushion cover or eat leisurely dinners with matching place mats, coasters and napkin rings.

    All basic techniques are clearly explained so this book will appeal to all ability levels and the photo gallery is for anyone interested in interior design.

  • Knitting in Tuscany

    Here are more than 15 original knit and crocheted projects in Nicky Epstein's signature style with an Italian accent inspired by visits to Tuscan cities. The book features:

    • Tips on planning your trip
    • History of knitting in Tuscany
    • Hotel, shopping and restaurant recommendations
    • Visit some of the premier yarn shops, mills - even a cashmere farm.

    Beautifully photographed in full colour plus the projects including shawls, scarf, vest, brides dress ...

  • Knitting New Mittens & Gloves

    The authors present 28 head-turning patterns for all the family, from self-described 'mitten and glove aficionados':

    • Wool glove with 5 mohair ruffles
    • Fitted longer length mitten / fingerless style with contrasting button-on wrist bands
    • Driving glove replica
    • Gothic pointy tip mitten with I-cord Celtic knotwork
    • Houndstooth / Herringbone patterned arm warmer with leather laces
    • Variegated fingerless gloves in various lengths with metallic bead motifs
    • Opera-length gloves with German twisted stitch design

    Quick to knit and inexpensive, mittens and gloves are great for knitters on the go and those wishing to experiment with new techniques and yarns. Colour photos.

  • Knockout Neutrals

    Neutrals – they're not just for backgrounds anymore! Pat Wys has outdone herself with this collection and you'll love exploring the nuances of neutrals with each timeless design.

    • Discover 12 fascinating quilt patterns for all skill levels; some designs include lovely appliqué
    • Find helpful ideas and guidance for making neutrals the focal point rather than the background
    • Treat yourself to striking quilt patterns that work effectively with other colour palettes as well

  • Kylie Fashion
    Kylie Fashion is the official book celebrating 25 years since Kylie burst onto the music scene. From the very beginning, the fashion she has worn has been key to her persona and performances, and this dazzling book celebrates her numerous and groundbreaking collaborations with the world's great fashion designers.

    Packed with iconic images as well as the very best rare and unseen archival photography, video stills, fashion sketches and ephemera, Kylie Fashion is a collector's item for fashionistas and fans worldwide, and a tribute to one of the most inspirational style icons of our time.
  • Lauren Conrad Style
    In her first-ever style guide, Lauren offers tips on how to create your own unique look, shares her favourite sources of inspiration, and identifies the absolute must-haves for any fashionista’s wardrobe. Along the way she examines her fashion evolution, from Californian teen, to camera-ready style icon and clothing designer. From beauty advice to hair secrets to how to shop vintage or find the perfect T-Shirt, unlock the mysteries of being effortless chic. Look and feel stylish everyday.
  • Learn to Make Bead Jewellery

    Ideal for every beginner beader, this is a comprehensive guide to designing and creating beautiful beaded jewellery using simple stringing techniques.

    Featuring 35 colourful projects, beginning with a pair of simple earrings and working up to a dramatic beaded collar, this resource will teach you the skills you need to make perfect jewellery for any occasion. The instructions are particularly clear, showing each project in various stages of completion (just as it will appear to the beader), with extra step-by-step sequences to teach new skills.

    Master the ins and outs of stringing, crimping, knotting, basic wirework, and more. Then learn how to choose, combine, and string your beads into unique, wearable and beautifully finished necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that everyone will want to own.

  • Leather & Bead Jewellery to Make

    Learn how to create beautiful beaded leather jewellery using simple stringing and knotting techniques. In no time you will be making fashion jewellery you will love to wear and show off.

    Features clear step-by-step instructions for bead stringing, wire wrapping, braiding, weaving, and macramé techniques as well as stylish projects to practise on. More experienced beaders will also find more challenging projects that mix and match different techniques, as well as advice on how to design and create your own leather jewellery.

  • Liberty Cross Stitch

    This book combines pretty cross stitch designs with classic Liberty prints to create gorgeous, hand-stitched items for you, your home and family and friends. These designs give the simple, traditional technique of cross-stitch a fresh, contemporary appeal and place it firmly in the twenty-first century.

    With clear step-by-step instructions, full-sized patterns and easy-to-follow cross stitch charts you will be amazed at how easily you can make something! Chapters:

    • Just For You; Floral Bag, Earrings, Pretty Bow
    • In the Home; Photo Frames, Round Cushion, Tea Pouch
    • For Baby; Little Slippers, Garland, Rattle

  • Life of Style
    Style is a reflection of who we are, where we come from, and what we have experienced – the good, the bad, and the indifferent. It is what makes us into the unique beings that we are.

    Consisting of inventive watercolour drawings, which incorporate witty words of wisdom distilled from personal experience, this book encourages you to draw upon and develop your innate style – traditional or modern, conservative or radical-and especially to cultivate the confidence to express yourself!

    Rebecca persuades you to listen to your instincts, to open your mind to new ways of thinking, and to search for inspiration.
  • Little Flowers in Silk and Organza Ribbon

    This step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Packed with information and many new techniques, it will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread.

    All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three-dimensional effect. An extensive range of step-by-step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong.

    This is the first collaboration between internationally acclaimed Di van Niekerk and Russian embroiderer extraordinaire, Marina Zherdeva.

    Look inside the book.

  • Locking Loops

    Theresa Pulido shares 30 new projects from purses small and large to jewellery, as well as home décor items including traditional rugs, unique pillows and tableware.

    These projects also show readers how to incorporate new techniques such as making extra-large loops and combining materials together, as well as using unique materials, from yarns and unspun fibre, to ceramic tile, beads, ribbon and more.

  • Looks of Love

    Hal Rubenstein showcases seminal moments in the media and events that have changed the way we look at love, fashion, passion, romance, marriage, beauty and style.

    Spanning eras and media, combining more than 225 images and essays, The Looks of Love includes such innovative trendsetters as Humphrey Bogart’s trench coat in Casablanca; Marc Jacobs’s spectacularly romantic show for Louis Vuitton that featured models disembarking from a vintage steam train; Beyoncé’s “All the Single Ladies” video; Versace’s “Miami” collection; The romantic world of Ralph Lauren; the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor – Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson; The Summer of Love – Woodstock; Gene Kelly’s sportswear in Singing in the Rain; DKNY advertising; and much more.

    Playful and profound, trendy and timeless, stylish and sophisticated, the book illuminates our evolving culture and couture in fresh and startling way.

  • Loop-d-Loop Lace

    Teva Durham shatters the idea that lace is old-fashioned by presenting more than 30 cutting-edge knitting designs that are as up to the minute style-wise as they are thoroughly steeped in lace tradition.

    The projects cover a wide spectrum, from pullovers, skirts and shawls to items for the home and range from easy to advanced, appealing to both new and established lace knitters. Knitting projects include: the sunray medallion tunic, an old shale belt, some snaking trellis knee socks and a purse stitch cardigan with flower brooch.

  • Louis Vuitton: The Spirit of Travel

    This volume tells the story of Louis Vuitton, the fashion house that embodies the spirit of travel and quintessentially French elegance the world over.

    Explore the people, the places, and the clients at the heart of the Louis Vuitton story – the kings and princesses, intrepid explorers and prima donnas, fantastic creations, objects, and accessories – which imbue Louis Vuitton with the spirit of travel. Discover the evolutions in technology and design that have proved essential to the success of this extraordinary brand.

    The book offers a journey into the Louis Vuitton universe, the brand's rich history, and its passionate defence of quality craftsmanship, art and artists. With insight from the Vuitton archives, this work reveals the constantly evolving design inspiration that is central to the brand, walking the line between classic style and modernity.

  • Lucien Lelong
    Lelong was a central figure in the world of Paris fashion from the 1920s-1950s. He was one of the earliest designers to diversify into accessories & perfumes, & in the mid-30s he invented luxury pret-a-porter. His style 'kineticism' was elegance in motion, he inspired designers, photographers & was the mastermind behind all aspect's of his fashion house's production. 134 illust./48 colour.
  • Making Cushions & Pillows

    Transform your home in an instant with 60 contemporary cushion designs. Cushions are a quick and easy project but look fantastic and make perfect gifts.

    Choose from colourful crocheted designs and knitted intarsia motifs, to cross stitch and embroidered details. Use a variety of different sewing and stitching techniques to create cushions to suit your living space.

    Features contemporary as well as cute designs created using a range of different crafts including cross stitch, knitting and crochet. The wide range of designs and motifs will provide endless ideas for all abilities.

  • Makoto's Cross-Stitch Super Collection

    Cross stitch phenom Makoto Oozu teaches you cross stitch basics and then introduces you to his world of stitched robots, insects, artillery and more.

    De-lame your tote bag, your special trucker cap and your undies by stitching them with dancing skeletons, Big Ben and old-school electronics. With over 100 images and 10 projects to choose from, you can make everyone's stuff awesome!