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
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
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
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
From making boxes to die-cutting your logo, How to Package Your Handmade Products is aimed at crafters, providing a comprehensive guide to creative packaging ideas for handmade products helping designer-makers turn a passion into a lucrative business.
Whether selling on sites such as Etsy or through craft fairs, trade shows or local stores, this book shows you how to give your handmade jewellery, soft craft or home-ware products that professional edge to make the crucial difference between a one-time sale and customers who come back for more.
Includes templates for boxes and labels.$29.99$14.99
Are you baffled by sewing terminology, different tools and materials or patterns in general? Well-known apparel designer and sewing expert Christine Haynes answers all your questions in the authoritative guide to over 300 sewing terms.
This easy-to-use sewing primer isn't sorted alphabetically but by categories that make sense. How can you tell the difference between a weave and a grain? What s a muslin and why should you use it? Christine s advice covers the "what" and the "why" of everything from buttonhole thread to flat felled seams. The fully illustrated guide explains each term with words and visuals for reader-friendly understanding.$24.99$12.99
Here's an easy-to-follow self-teaching course that shows knitters how to get exactly the results they want from less-than-perfect commercial patterns.
The authors begin with the basics, explaining the meanings of the symbols and abbreviations used in knitting patterns. Next they show readers how to take their own body measurements and how to identify their body "landmarks" – those especially important points that need to be measured in order to get good results when adapting and modifying patterns.
A detailed section on the specifics of adapting patterns shows how to change necklines and sleeves, how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan, how to transform a chunky wool pattern into a lightweight design by changing yarns, and much more. A separate chapter instructs ambitious knitters on designing their own patterns from scratch.
The book concludes with seven ready-to-use knitting patterns that less-confident knitters can copy and adapt.$29.99$14.99
Appliqué projects, ideas, techniques, product info, step directions and photos from an award-winning Australian artist specialising in machine work using appliqué, embroidery and quilting (includes 15 of her quilts).
Thorough, illustrated directions for:
- Broderie Perse, 3-D & padded appliqué flora and fauna
- Making silk paper
- 12 embellishing methods
- Machine embroidery
If you've ever dreamed of working at Vogue, this book may help you! It's one of the most comprehensive guides available for the notoriously competitive industry. It exposes all of its seams, with plenty of details on what it's like to work at dozens of high-profile and cutting edge companies.
Whether you are just getting started or thinking of a career switch, this title offers resources and guidance for landing your dream job. It features advice from leaders at Michael Kors, Bergdorf Goodman, Conde Nast and other top-notch firms.$27.99$14.99
Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing.
In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents 24 charming projects ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags. Stylish photographs inspire while how-to illustrations and straightforward text (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch to achieve beautifully finished projects.
In addition, Amy offers thoughtful tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, an easy-to-navigate techniques section and a glossary and resource guide. This book makes it easy to create beautiful accessories for every room and every mood.$29.99$17.99
Colour your world blue...Indigo is one of the colours of the rainbow, as easily recognised as it is fashionable. From its origins as a naturally produced dye, most common in India, to its ubiquitous appearance in blue jeans today, indigo has travelled far and wide.
Nicola Gouldsmith shows you how to use indigo to dye fabric in different ways, including dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, batik, shibori and arashi, as well as basic plain dyeing. She then shows you how to use the results of your dyeing to make beautiful items to wear and for the home, such as a tie-dyed t-shirt, a batik wall hanging and a dip-dyed shawl.
With the help of the clear step-by-step instructions for each project, a full section in each chapter explaining the relevant method of dyeing, and a techniques section to explain any sewing or other skills needed, you will soon be able to create your own indigo world.$34.99$14.99
Awaken your inner artist with this hands-on, exciting exercise guide that takes you through the seven-step process to design successful art quilts.
Celebrated quilter Elizabeth Barton shows you how to master every step, from finding inspiration to creating a design and constructing the final quilt. Before you know it, you'll be designing quilts that are real works of art, even if you've never studied art before.
Includes in-depth sections on composing a design, working with colour and value and much more – turns quilters at any level into better quilt designers.$39.99$19.99
Express your thoughts & feelings like never before in your own art journal. Whether you're new to creative expression or an artist in a rut, Violette will show you how to:
- Create juicy page backgrounds and whimsical borders to get those ideas flowing
- Develop your own fanciful lettering
- Love doodling, even if you think you can't draw
- Make image transfers of photos or artwork and more
Journal Revolution fearlessly drops right into the deepest parts of our mental noise and clutter, and shows readers the fun and liberation of journaling from their inner cities.
Beginners and advanced visual journalers will learn how to cut through the daily clutter in their minds to access vivid emotions, genuinely express their wide range of moods and boldly record their deepest secrets. The authors' honest humour and enthusiastic encouragement lead readers to create vibrant, edgy, urban journaled art, with easy projects.$29.99$12.99
Wander along a flowery, winding path with these beautifully rendered 15 postcards and 15 gift tags to colour and cut out! Joyous Blooms to Color is perfect for sending sweet, personalized notes or creating unique gift tags for any occasion-from birthdays, to showers, to "I miss you."
This compact colouring book is full of detachable, gorgeous floral illustrations and is printed on heavy cardstock, optimal for mailing or displaying. From landscapes of weeping willows in the breeze to patterns of bees and blossoms, all are waiting for your creative touch. Each postcard has "To" and "From" lines on the back.$16.99$9.99
Just Socks: From slippers to dressy lace socks.
Just Bags: Designs for purses, totes, and all sorts of carryalls – from glamorous and chic to practical and basic to knit and crochet.
Just Gifts: For beginners and experts alike, an inspired collection of great gifts to knit or crochet that are as fun to make as they are to give away!$29.99$14.99
From the creative mind of Rebecca Danger comes an adorable collection of 16 knitted toys, clothing articles, accessories and nursery decorations that you'll love to knit for Baby.
- Stitch a whole roomful of practical items – including an irresistible monster mobile, baby blankets, blocks, bookends, rattles, hats and more
- Find beginner-friendly patterns that make the most of your precious knitting time
- Create useable items in all sorts of colours, shapes and sizes for both boys and girls
Geraldine Warner shows you how simple it is to change lengths, take out waists, shorten sleeves and substitute for yarns that are no longer in production. She reveals two crucial secrets for knitting vintage-style projects: how to update a vintage pattern to suit modern sizes and yarns, and how to customise modern patterns to give them a vintage look.
She also provides patterns for vintage-style elements, offering invaluable advice on mixing and matching sleeves, necklines and collars to create your own designs. You can choose to add a bell-shaped, three-quarter or ruffled sleeve to the same sweater body, depending on the look you want, or just give in and knit three different jumpers, all from the same basic pattern.$42.99$14.99
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
The Knitted Alphabet will show you how to knit every letter of the alphabet in 26 different styles, ranging from minimalist to ornate, classic to contemporary.
Each letter is charted on knitter's graph paper so that the finished shape is accurately shown. Ten simple projects provide inspiration, while a range of knitting techniques are used, including Intarsia, Fair Isle, Swiss darning and textured stitches.$29.99$12.99
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.$39.99$14.99
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.$29.99$14.99
Meerkats are appealing little creatures and their growing popularity over the last few years has elevated them to something approaching cult status! Now these cutest of creatures have been immortalised in yarn by Susan Stratford, who has created 20 fun and novel characters for you to knit.
All of the meerkats are based on the same easy-to-follow pattern, which is then transformed into a bikini-clad beach babe, a rock star (complete with guitar and microphone), a bridal party, a punk rocker (with attitude as well as piercings), a ballerina (who says meerkats can't be light on their feet?) and a gorgeous little boy meerkat dressed up as a dinosaur, to name just a few.
These 20 cute characters are fun and easy projects suitable for both adults and children and a great source of ideas and inspiration.$24.99$11.99
If cool summer nights or too much air-conditioning give you cold shoulders, take the chill off with fashionable knit accents that will keep you just as warm as you want to be!
Fresh new designs include long-sleeved boleros and short-sleeved shrugs (both perfect to wear with a sleeveless dress or top), a fitted poncho with matching cabled hat and gauntlets, a trendy cross-body wrap that doubles as an infinity scarf and an origami-style short jacket.
The collection includes stylish crop tops, which can be worn alone or layered over a tank top or tee. Techniques include entrelac, cables, slipped-stitch colourwork, lace and more.$37.99$14.99