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  • Art of Pressed Flowers and Leaves

    The art of pressing flowers is enjoying a renaissance, and Jennie Ashmore teaches new fans how to make the most of this rediscovered craft.

    She covers everything from the choice of flowers (including roses, poppies and seaweed), to the various methods of pressing them, to designing with the finished pressed flowers and leaves. See how to achieve symmetry, use colour and combine the flowers with watercolour and gouache, painted backgrounds and gold and silver paper.

    There’s a range of insider tips on using the ribs of leaves to create pattern and movement, pressing both sides of a leaf and capturing the seasons in a single, beautiful work. Templates will help you get started, and a plant directory shows you what various plants look like when pressed.

  • Changing Seasons

    Gail Pan's sweet and sentimental embroideries take on a delightful new twist! Small patchwork quilts include spaces to spotlight interchangeable embroidery panels, making it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time of year.

    Four types of projects inspired by seasons, holidays, celebrations and the comforts of home mean there's always a beautiful stitchery to display. In addition to small quilts and framed art, Gail includes seven embroidered banners for all kinds of occasions that will make even ordinary days special.

    Free sample Try the Celebration Banners project from the book.

  • Complete Feltmaking

    With Complete Feltmaking, any crafter can learn the art of creating felt with a little fleece, water and soap.

    This exciting book covers all aspects of feltmaking, from making simple flat felt to felting 3D shapes, as well as felting knitted work, needle felting and some slightly more advanced techniques such as cobweb felting. Each technique is carefully explained in detail with step-by-step instructions and accompanied by several projects to keep you constantly inspired. From a cheerful polka-dot bag and cozy felted slippers to a whimsical mobile and heart-warming tea cosy, this spirited primer offers a range of projects for beginner and advanced felters.

  • Countdown to Christmas

    Susan Ache returns with a dozen spectacular quilts for Christmas. And most can be displayed year-round!

    Many quilters want to decorate with Christmas quilts during the holidays – but who wants to pack them away for 11 months of the year? Softer shades of red and green suit all seasons, whether for snuggling up on the couch in December, enjoying late-night campfires in June, or relaxing on the deck in October.

    Choose among exquisite quilts with traditional roots and lighthearted quilts that capture the magic of the season. When Christmas rolls around, any of them can take center stage.

    Free sample Try the Peppermint Party project from the book.

  • Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary

    Designer Dora Ohrenstein does what no crochet author has done before: she offers detailed instructions for how to create 125 stitch patterns, plus she explains how to increase and decrease each stitch pattern in three different ways – without shaping, with shaping at the edges and with internal shaping.

    This hefty collection, ranging from lace and filigree to shells and textured stitches, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. A focus on the ins and outs of shaping makes working stitch patterns far more accessible and allows the creative crocheter to make many items without a pattern.

    Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary will become an invaluable go-to resource that’s sure to inspire legions of crocheters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways.

  • Doubleweave Revised & Expanded

    Conventional shaft loom weaving constricts the weaver into making only a single layer of fabric that is no wider than the loom. Increase your loom's capabilities with Doubleweave!

    In this comprehensive guide to doubleweave, master weaver Jennifer Moore revisits the tips and techniques to weaving in multiple layers. Doubleweave has been revised and expanded, filled with new information about doubleweaving and more including:

    • More doubleweave technique samples for both 4 and 8-shaft looms, including more overshot patterns
    • Expanded information on how to weave fabric twice, thrice or even four-times the width of your loom, with no seam
    • Beautiful doubleweave project patterns for the home and more!

  • First Time Sewing with a Serger

    First Time Sewing with a Serger is a beginner’s guide to sewing with a serger – the various types of machines, the function of several stitches and the best stitches for a range of fabric types – plus nine fun and easy starter projects.

    Start by learning how a serger works, the many styles available and the roles of various parts and accessories. Get a detailed overview of the variety of functional and decorative stitches you can make, plus must-have threads, tools and notions. Next, familiarize yourself with how to thread your serger, set the stitch size and use it to start and end seams, sew curves and corners and more.

    Finally, you'll use these essential skills to make the nine fun, easy garment and home decor projects – skills you'll turn to again and again to create your own professional-looking pieces!

  • Knit Your Own Dog

    Knit your own dog from the new edition of a bestselling knitting classic featuring the best of Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir's designs. Join Joanna and Sally as they guide you through some of the world's most popular breeds, and introduce you to famous names and fun facts about each one.

    You can now knit your precious pet, reproduce your favourite breed or even knit the dog you have always desperately wanted. Knit Your Own Dog enables you to get the right set for your whippet's ears, the perfect amount of fluff for your rough collie's mane and the correct curl for your pug's tail, meaning all the dogs are as realistic as possible!

  • Making Hats

    Hats finish an outfit – they make a statement, provide panache and lift your spirits. This book explains how to make your own hats, using traditional construction methods with both specialist millinery foundation materials and a range of fabrics and trimmings.

    Alison Hart showcases 26 hats and headpieces, each with step-by-step photographs and instructions, some using ready-made elements, others that are made from scratch. Celebrating the versatility of hats, she introduces the wide range of styles and shapes that modern millinery has embraced.

  • Mark Making through the Seasons

    Drawing on the Slow Stitch movement, Helen Parrott explains how mark-making – using stitches to make marks on fabric as you develop your design – can be used meditatively through the year to record variations in colour, energy and light. She encourages you to connect your own locality and its specific aspects to create a personal cycle of textile art that captures everything from summer’s sunny brightness to winter snow.

    Each seasonal section begins with an observational walk, followed by an exploratory paper, working samples and completed art. Find out how to be in tune with your environment, from equinox to solstice, and record seasonal characteristics. Along with techniques and projects, this inspirational book showcases finished works from Helen’s exhibitions, as well as from the Bradford Textile Archive, to reveal a range of creative possibilities.

    About the Author Helen Parrott is a contemporary quiltmaker and visual artist. She teaches adults, community groups, and children; exhibits her work across Europe with the prestigious international group Quilt Art; and writes for various magazines. She lives in Sheffield, UK.

  • Nautical Quilts

    Lynette Anderson brings her distinctive style of patchwork mixed with exquisite hand embroidery and appliqué to the theme of nautical quilts – a subject that was inspired by her own family history and her grandfather's career in the navy.

    This collection of projects celebrating the sea includes large and small quilted projects so there is something for everyone. Choose from full-sized quilts, wall hangings, a needlework roll, pillows, bags and wall hangings, all illustrated with step-by-step artworks and instructions.

  • Poetic Cloth

    With a sensitive use of material, quiet attention to detail and thoughtful use of techniques, textile artists can make works with great personal meaning.

    Grounded in the key elements of Hannah Lamb’s own process, Poetic Cloth focuses on stitch, print, surface manipulation and construction to produce seductive, tactile, textile surfaces. She discusses a variety of creative applications and effects, including layering, shadow play, seaming and darning, hand stitching, devoré, cyanotype printing and creating luster and radiance.

    About the Author Textile artist and lecturer Hannah Lamb is a member of the 62 Group as well as their press and publicity officer. She exhibits worldwide, teaches in Australia, and is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design at Bradford School of Art. Lamb has 10,000 followers on all social media and her blog receives 5,000 views per month.

  • Sew Cute & Clever Farm & Forest Friends

    Mary Hertel brings readers 16 more of her adorable, easy-to-make paper-piecing blocks, along with six new projects!

    Whether you’re an experienced paper piecer or a beginner, Mary provides simple instructions that will have you paper piecing in no time. Mix and match the blocks with each other or with any of Mary’s previous books to create fun home decor projects, including a quilt, table topper, table runner, bench pillow, throw pillow and pillowcase.

    About the Author Mary Hertel was an art instructor for 35 years. A lifetime sewist, Mary has more than 50 patterns in print and hundreds of paper-pieced blocks. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where she enjoys knitting, hiking, biking and spending time with her two adult children.

  • Simple Shapes, Stunning Quilts

    Simple Shapes Stunning Quilts teaches you the basics of quilt design; it is packed full of pattern blocks that use the simplest shapes in order to build up your quilt. Each of the 100 blocks can be used to make one of the quilt designs. Alternatively, quilters can adapt any of the pattern blocks; they can personalize treatments, colours and arrangements, add extra borders, and more. Making your own design is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

    1. Select a simple shape to work with.
    2. Sew the shapes together to make the pattern block.
    3. Repeat the block to build up the full, stunning quilt.

    The book is divided into five main pattern chapters:

    • One-Patch Quilts – 20 quilts using a single, repeated shape
    • Strips and Squares – 20 quilts that turn strips and squares into a tessellated triumph
    • Triangles – 20 quilts using half, square triangles, half rectangles and equilateral triangles
    • Curves – 20 quilts that show off your curves
    • Foundation Piecing – 20 quilts to create unique blocks from the easiest shapes using paper foundation piecing

    Alongside the patterns, and quilt design, the author has drawn on years of teaching experience to include the ultimate quilting hacks, tips and tricks, as well as his `rules' for successful quilting. The techniques chapter covers basic skills, design skills, cutting skills, paper piecing, easy appliqué techniques and advice on how to add border and binding with the help of step-by-step photographs. This book is perfect for beginners attempting their first quilt, and experienced quilters looking for new inspiration. Stuart's designs and irresistible enthusiasm reveal the power of simple shapes and will inspire you to make spectacular quilts your way.

  • Stitched from the Heart

    Turn pretty embroidery, simple patchwork, and sweet appliqué details into extraordinary gifts that will inspire smiles! From throws and wall quilts to a quick pincushion and mug rug, these projects are sure to create long-lasting memories.

    Patterns for a hand-lettered alphabet in two sizes make it easy to embroider heartfelt phrases or to personalize projects with names, dates, sayings and more. Whether you want to celebrate, inspire, empower or comfort, these charming gifts will come from the heart.

    Free sample Try the Brave Little Love Quilt project from the book.