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
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
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
Past is prologue in this stunning survey of vintage-inspired illustrations that employ classic styles of artistic expression for up-to-date effects.
Organized by historical or cultural period, the book features hundreds of modern retro images, including pieces that incorporate the geometric beauty of Art Deco, the bold architectural lines of Soviet constructivist posters and the graphic design of Blue Note's record sleeves. There are new perspectives on photorealism, comic art and punk, as well.
Hundreds of artists have contributed to this witty, exciting and international collection.
Learn how to embroider with the team behind Mollie Makes.
Aimed at complete beginners, basic embroidery stitches are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations. The book covers how to work from charted designs as well as following freeform or "doodle stitching." There are also brief tutorials on crewel work, ribbon embroidery, bargello, cross stitch and even machine embroidery.
Over 15 contemporary projects from an international range of designers demonstrate the different ways in which embroidery stitches can be used focusing on ideas for using needlework pieces around the home: pillows, table runners, ornaments and wall decor plus ideas for jewellery, bags and gifts.$34.99$14.99
The Mollie Makes team have brought together all their favourite knit designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects.
Learn the best ways to hold your needles, cast on and make your first stitches. Make a baby blanket for a loved one, create a plant pot holder or wear your makes with pride – whether you go for a classic pair of socks, or a more daring pompom headband or loopy poncho.$19.99$12.99
Mom and Me Knits collects together 20 original patterns for mom to knit for herself and her little one.
The projects include sweaters, dresses, hats, scarves, and more. The daughter version is a more youthful, playful take on the more sophisticated mom pattern.
The patterns can be adapted for child ages 4 through 10 and adult sizes XS through XXL. With a glossary of important techniques and terms, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous colour photographs.$34.99$17.99
A creative young boy with a passion for practicing origami finds a surprising source of encouragement on his diverse city block.
Joey loves things that fold: maps, beds, accordions, you name it. When a visiting mother of a classmate turns a plain piece of paper into a beautiful origami crane, his eyes pop. Maybe he can learn origami, too. It s going to take practice on his homework, the newspaper, the thirty-eight dollars in his mother's purse ...
Enough! No more folding! But how can Joey become an origami master if he's not allowed to practice? Is there anywhere that he can hone the skill that makes him happy and maybe even make a new friend while he's at it?
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99$12.99
When most people think of their grandmother's knitting, they might not immediately see the connection to a modern knitter's life. But in My Grandmother's Knitting, Larissa Brown shows us that nothing could be further from the truth.
Many of todays hippest and most popular knitters found their passion for knitting under the tutelage of their grandmother or another revered family member, and in this book, they share stories and patterns inspired by their memories and their gratitude.
The 26 contributors include Wendy Bernard, Teva Durham, Norah Gaughan, Joan McGowan-Michael, Leigh Radford, Jared Flood, Cookie A., Ysolda Teague, Anne Hanson, Kay Gardiner and Meg Swansen.$27.99$17.99
From the editors of Quiltmania magazine, My Little Japan has almost 100 photos of exceptional quilts from the 2015 International Great Quilt Festival of Tokyo, plus meetings with artists and collectors and lots of snapshots of their wanderings in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Everything that we love about Japan!$39.99$19.99
Written for both beginning and experienced needlecraft enthusiasts, this reference volume shows how to make virtually every basic stitch and describes each stitch's common uses.
The first part describes the many different needlecraft styles – crewel, quilting, needlepoint and dozens more. The second part is a stitch directory, presenting easy-to-follow diagrams that show how each stitch is accomplished. The book's chapters cover:
- Fabric Embellishment – surface embroidery, beadwork, needlepoint and more
- Fabric Construction – patchwork, quilting, various styles of appliqué and more
- Fabric Manipulation – smocking, hemstitching, cutwork and more
- Part Two chapters – illustrate more than 20 stiches (including surface embroidery stitches, cross stitches, knotted stitches, straight stitches, pulled and drawn threadwork stitches, needlepoint stitches, looped stitches)
A colourful, inspiring guide to new trends in canvaswork that is both a practical techniques' resource and a showcase for some of today's best work.
Carter suggests new twists on classic canvaswork that will add sparkle and individuality to your work: how to use new background fabrics, texture, ribbon, painted fusible webbing, paper, freestyle canvaswork, machine stitching, drawn / pulled thread.$39.99$17.99
Yoko Saito offers quilters a new cornucopia of original block designs in her signature taupe quilting style.
In this collection, Yoko brings her matchless interpretation of 78 original folk-inspired blocks: stars, crosses, triangles, pinwheels, circles and other geometric shapes. Though the blocks are small in scale, each template is gridded and can be easily increased to any size.
You can use these blocks in your own creations or make one of the ten beautiful projects included in the book. These include Yoko's signature bags, baskets and pouches in her uniquely charming style, with all templates on an enclosed pattern sheet.$49.99$17.99
Often touted for its complexity, lace knitting is a style of knitting characterized by adding “holes” into the knit for a lace-like quality.
Notable Knit Lace includes six knitting projects: Lace Scarf with Beaded Edge, Your Feminine Side, Cables and Lace Scarf, Hot Sauce, Crazy Lace Sampler and Lace Curtain Panels. A knitting basics section provides abbreviations and all of the techniques needed to make the projects.$17.99$12.99
Lisa Occhipinti presents her ideas for preserving, collecting and displaying intact books and also deconstructing them to make craft projects. Features include:
- Starting a collection and how to identify a book's value
- How to display books beautifully by building a library, creating motifs and even constructing innovative shelving from scratch
- How to preserve books, from repairing a spine and mending a torn page, to step-by-step instructions for creating protective slip cases
- Two types of craft projects – those that can be done without destroying the book and those where the book must be deconstructed – with most of the projects requiring no more than a craft knife and a glue gun and can be completed by novice crafters
This innovative and easy-to-follow guide leads knitters through 25 inspiring projects, including soft and snuggly blankets, mittens, booties, hats, sweaters and even dolls, teddy bears and décor for the nursery.
With simple, step-by-step instructions and over 150 colour photographs and charts, even beginning knitters will enjoy creating these soft and luxurious clothes, toys and décor. These adorable projects are suitable for newborns to 3-year olds.$29.99$17.99
This book is designed for absolute beginners who want to try their hand at painting but don't quite know how to get started.
It presents carefully devised, step-by-step explanations of each detail to be accomplished on the painting-in-progress, making use of innovative book covers that can be set up to create a miniature easel. Each project appears as a series of two-page sections, with an illustrated explanation of how to proceed on each every-numbered page, and the painting-in-progress to be copied on the following odd-numbered page.
There are seven separate projects for students to complete. Subjects include still lifes, flowers and landscapes.$34.99$17.99
Once Upon a Colorful Canvas offers something completely new, a stunning and delightful visual journey of discovery!
Readers are treated to a simple yet sophisticated look and learn approach to learning to paint by the brilliant and dazzling artist Kindah Khalidy. As she shares insights into the artistic process, Khalidy's playful compositions and clever visual clues illuminate various approaches to the art form, spark ideas for creativity and encourage aspiring artists to take risks, allowing space for unexpected and sometimes wonderful accidents to occur.
A hardcover case holds the 112-page paperback book and two canvases to paint on.$29.99$16.99
Past and present co-mingle in a scrapbook of stories, essays and memories that celebrates quilts and quilting heritage. Set from the turn of the 20th century to today, the stories of Sandra Dallas, Ami Simms, Helen Kelley and others, range from amusing to informative to enlightening.
A treasury of artwork includes colour quilts, archival photos, vintage ads, pattern booklets and paintings from acclaimed artists (Diane Phelan, Rebecca Barker, Warren Kimble).$24.99$17.99
Over and Over: A Catalog of Hand-Drawn Patterns collects ground-breaking work from 50 of today's most talented designers who create patterns by hand and use them in their work in inventive and innovative ways.
From Deanne Cheuk's patterns that adorn current fashion to those of Robin Cameron that explore her interest in art to Garrett Morin's patterns that arose from an exercise for a character called Eloie, the examples in this book push the boundaries of the traditional concept of what a pattern is. The selected works are often not an end result but the beginning of something else, of something bigger and broader. While the computer is sometimes involved in the production of patterns, the hand-drawn element is always evident in the uniqueness of these works.
Featuring more than 250 vibrant and exciting patterns, Over and Over explores this magic on every single page and will inspire designers everywhere.$39.99$14.99
Ideal for scrapbooking and paper crafting and great for matting. Features include:
- Sturdy construction
- Easy to use ergonomic thumb press
- Allows for precise placement
Do you have a patchwork problem to solve? Are you curious to know more about a specific technique? Would you like to know how to achieve a range of decorative effects?
This book will come to your rescue! Answering 200 questions on a vast range of patchwork topics designed for beginners and experienced quilters. Find helpful advice from a leading expert on all aspects of patchwork. Clear detailed illustrations help explain specific techniques and effects.
Chapters cover basic blocks, no grid blocks, tools and equipment, working with colour, hand piecing and much more.$14.99$9.99
Colourful and creative, a patchwork project has endless possibilities.
This easy-to-follow guide offers beginners a practical approach to transforming inspiration into finished products, with an introduction to the essential tools, basic methods and helpful techniques of patchwork, and five simple projects to make: a pin cushion, a square cushion, a windmill crib blanket, appliqué and a project involving unusual patterns and materials.
Beautifully photographed with helpful illustrations of each technique, plus templates for the projects, Patchwork for Beginners contains everything a first-time quilter needs to get started.$19.99$12.99