Needle & Craft Sale

  • Simply Color: Yellow

    Who can resist the thrill of a new box of crayons? Not us! You won't be able to resist this sweet series of books by popular blogger, fabric designer and pattern writer, Vanessa Christenson. Each little hardcover book in the series is packed with beautiful photographs and a series of patterns that focus on one colour at a time. The series already includes Simply Color: Orange, Simply Color: Red,Simply Color: Green, Simply Color: Yellow and Simply Color: Blue Blue with Simply Color: Purple to follow to create a rainbow of possibilities on your sewing book shelf.

    Vanessa is well known for her clever use of multiple hues in a single design, and this series showcases that design sense in each of the six books in the collection. Featuring simply one or two colours along with a neutral, the six projects in Simply Color: Yellow are created with the passion of yellow in mind, but can easily be swapped out for your favourite colour instead.

    Simple constructions techniques make these fast and fun projects perfect for a quick yet sophisticated finish. Unleash your creativity, get inspired, and stitch up your own rainbow of projects.

  • Simply Shetland 3

    Galisteo, New Mexico is the setting for Simply Shetland 3. It is a place where, if you're not careful, the earth casts a spell under your feet to take root.

    You will meet seven Galisteo artists including Barbara Siler, Priscilla Hoback and Lorraine Weiss as well as discover a range of enchanted knitted projects. The 17 projects include:

    • Puesta Del Sol Pullover
    • Escalera Jacket made-up of 9 vertical panels
    • Orrin's Hooded Pullover for Boys
    • Santa Fe Wrap and many more

  • Simply Shetland 5

    At the centre of Roxana's garden is an arbour that reminds us that neutrals having a soothing power; sometimes we knitters long for the quiet sophistication of a single, subtle colour.

    The Roxana Jacket is one of those projects, it looks more complicated that it is and the final product will look good on many body types; the Greystone Vest mimics the solid texture of stone in a chic, dress-it-up-or-dress-it-down way; the Chevron Tunic is a testament to the grace of a neutral colour.

  • Small Slouch
    This cute little zipped handbag can be made for day or evening. It also makes a great kid's bag. You will learn to insert a zip, sew darts and insert a strap in a 'boxed corner' seam. You will also learn to alter the design by varying the straps and fabrics, and by adding rings to the straps.

    Bag size: 20 x 20 cm
  • Sock Art

    Inspired by nature and the treasures of ancient cultures, this project book contains 24 patterns for making beautiful socks. Proving that socks can be far more than everyday footwear, Edelgard Janssen and Ute Eismann have incorporated flowers, animals, fish, stars, snow crystals, and other graphics into their stranded knit designs.

    Basic instructions, knitting techniques, and rich illustrations and diagrams ensure that beginners and advanced knitters alike can enjoy the process of creating these clever socks.

  • Stamped Metal Jewelry

    Create unique necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs and earrings. Learn multiple metal stamping and texturing techniques through step-by-step photography. Then, with 19 fun and inspiring jewellery projects you'll:

    • Create charms and incorporate stamped links into beaded projects
    • Link components with flat wire and wire wrapping, layer, rivet, texturize and oxidize stamped jewellery

    The bonus DVD offers detailed demonstrations to help you master the finer points of stamping on metal.

  • Start to Stitch

    The ideal introduction to textile craft for young stitchers, this book will provide the techniques and confidence to make loads of fantastic decorative and practical pieces, ranging from cushions to bags to mobile phone cosies. There are full instructions on the materials and methods for four classic textile crafts – embroidery, appliqué, quilting and patchwork.

    Features include:

    • 24 projects and dozens of variations
    • Clear step-by-step instructions that make each technique easy
    • A fun, practical and enjoyable introduction

  • Stitch It Simple

    The projects in this book range from greeting cards to shopper "tote" bags, to a "starter" quilt, which is easy to piece together; the perfect place to start for your first quilt perhaps?

    There are cushions for the living room, a doorstop, slippers to keep your feet warm and looking great, a cute apron for baking, a wall tidy to hide away bits and pieces in your bedroom or office-something for every room and every occasion. While the projects are straightforward and easy to follow if you are new to sewing, they are also sure to appeal to the more experienced sewer, with lots of possibilities for adapting the ideas to make your own. Creating great textile projects doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming.

  • Stitch Magic

    This modern sourcebook of stitching techniques, together with 20 projects demonstrating how to use them, helps you to become your own textile designer, stitching fabric into fresh new forms by hand and machine.

    Techniques covered include pleating, pintucking, cording, quilting, embroidery, appliqué and smocking. More than 50 design samples illustrate the different techniques making this an ideal reference for anyone who wants to branch out into creating textiles.


    • Drawstring Bag
    • Kimono with Corded Tie
    • Cushion Covers
    • Egg Cosy
    • Chair Pad
    • Pleated Origami Belt
    • Triangle Necklace
    • Bed Throw and more!

  • Stitch, Spritz & Sew

    It's never as much fun to take curves slowly, and with the machine appliqué technique demonstrated in this book, you'll learn how to make quick and easy work of curved piecing.

    This simple and effective method helps you create mirror image frames, arcs, and melons, while learning how to add new design elements to quilt basics including blocks, borders and labels. Step-by-step instructions walk you through 12 projects including bed quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings and crib quilts.

  • Stitched

    Ignite a passion for crafting and add sewing to your repertoire with a beginner's guide to this indispensable craft.

    Featuring 20 practical and stylish projects, Stitched lets sewing expert Ros Badger help you transform everyday household items and update your wardrobe with on-trend, covetable pieces. Let the humble sewing machine work its magic in your home and bag yourself a new hobby in the process. Learn how to create an elegant wrap-around skirt, a stylish pom pom cushion and even a cool bean bag.

  • Storybook Toys

    Inspired by vintage patterns from the 1940s, these 16 projects include loveable dolls and softies, pillows, puppets and even a little girl's first handbag.

    Learn lots of toy-making tips and tricks to give your creation some personal style and a sweet disposition. Have fun making outfits for your dolly with novelty prints, scraps from your stash, or even upcycled bits from old clothes.

    • Kindle the imagination with these delightful, handmade fabric dolls and toys
    • Includes ideas for involving your children in the process to teach them basic sewing skills
    • Customize any project to fit your skill level and time commitment

  • Stress Free Sewing

    A handy reference for home sewers, crafters and sewing enthusiasts at all levels, the book is organised by the stages in a project, from choosing tools, through reading patterns to fitting waistlines and adding buttons and zips, all the information is presented so you know exactly where to look when you get stuck with a problem.

    Illustrated entries cover every aspect and item in the sewing process, with each entry providing the characteristics, pros and cons and basic considerations of working with that item. Cross references take you between chapters so you can see how different aspects relate to each other, offering troubleshooting tips that offer advice on how to deal with virtually any sewing situation.

    A detailed contents list combined with an index at the front of the book make it extremely easy to flick through and find information.

  • Strikketoj

    A knitting book inspired by twentieth-century styles. This designer gives her personal interpretation of the trends dominant through ten decades.

    From 1900 to 2000, fashion has told its own story-of war and peace, women's emancipation and cultural changes, rebellion and reformation. These trends have been newly interpreted with fresh contemporary designs.

    A wide range of knitting has been used and described with clear drawings in the book's knitting school.

    • Cardigan with Bell Edging
    • Dress with Beaded Yoke
    • Cape
    • Cabled Vest
    • Chevron Scarf
    • Drop Stitch Sweater
    • Brioche Sweater … and more

  • Studio Secrets: Millinery

    In this stylish and modern guide, renowned French milliner Estelle Ramousse provides expert guidance on the equipment, techniques, and methods needed to create high quality hats utilizing traditional methods. Updates can be made to existing hats or original stylish caps, berets, and wide brimmed hats for all occasions can be crafted by hand.

    Accessible and entertaining, this guide also includes historic photographs illustrating the history of millinery as well as beautiful shots of the author's studio.

  • Style File
    Beautifully designed profiles of 55+ of the world's most influential arbiter's of style today. Interviews, editorials, archival & portrait photos offer frank insight into the fashion legends, notable designers, celebrities & artists views on life/style (Isabella Ferrari, John Galliano).

    Albums show the work of top fashion photographers (Maripol). Illustrated essays on fashion eras 1890 -2007. Style aphorisms.

  • Stylish Accessories Knitted on a Hand Loom

    From beautiful scarves to stylish mobile phone holders, this book can help you knit unique accessory designs for all occasions.

    Revealing everything you need to know to knit more than 30 quick-and-easy inspiring projects for no-needle knitting – from glamorous shawls to cute and colourful baby mittens. For both beginners and experienced loomers wanting to learn more tricks of the trade.


    • Materials and Tools
    • Basic Techniques
    • Finishing Touches
    • Scarves, Wraps and Shrugs
    • Hates, Socks and Mittens
    • Babies and Toddlers
    • Totes, bags Holders and Boxes
    • Around the House
    • Jewellery and Accessories to Wear

  • Sunday Sews

    Sunday Sews is a gorgeous, atmospheric sewing book presenting 20 easy-breezy wearables and home accessories that can be made in a weekend.

    The stylishly simple designs incorporate basic techniques and unfussy lightweight fabrics, offering a refreshing, less-is-more approach to weekend crafting. An introductory section presents basic sewing techniques and overviews of fabrics and tools, plus more challenging sewing tips and tricks that go beyond the basics to expand the sewer's skill set.

    Projects are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams and illustrations, and starkly elegant styled photography. One project can be made on the spot using the printed pattern sheet tucked into the book's back flap. All other patterns can be downloaded and conveniently printed on the reader's home printer.

  • Super-Cute Felt

    Super-Cute Felt will open your eyes to a whole world of felting possibilities.

    Split into four chapters, there are 35 projects for Accessories, Gifts, Homeware and Celebrations, as well as a handy section explaining materials, techniques and equipment. Complete with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and illustrations, Super-Cute Felt has a project for all abilities.