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  • 365 Embroidery Combinations Perpetual Calendar

    The calendar is a compilation of 365 crazy-quilting designs from best-selling author Valerie Bothell, and each inspirational photo is labelled with the embroidery stitches used, so you can easily recreate the designs.

    This sturdy, spiral-bound calendar is built to last, for years of enjoyment and inspiration, and the handy easel design stands upright on your work surface.

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    $36.99
    $32.99
  • Addictive Sketcher

    Giving an insight into how this inspiring and talented artist works, The Addictive Sketcher passes on Adebanji Alade's infectious enthusiasm and will have you reaching for a pencil or pen to have a go.

    Lively, stimulating and instructive, the book is packed with numerous examples of the author’s sketches as well as examples of his vibrant finished paintings. Covering pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite, along with finished oil paintings, this book provides a fascinating insight into the author’s techniques.

    Adebanji’s work covers a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, crowd scenes, urban scenes and seascapes. He’s particularly well known for his portraits and working outdoors capturing the life of London where he lives. This book includes examples from a range of subject areas.

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    $39.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Japanese Braiding

    Learn the calming, traditional craft of kumihimo Japanese braiding through step-by-step projects.

    In this revised and updated edition of her classic instructional book, Jacqui Carey teaches the use of a marudai (round stand) to produce a variety of different types of braids, which can then be used to create countless combinations of colour, texture and material. Clear step-by-step photographs guide the beginner through each of the projects, and many inspirational examples of the variety you can create are shown.

    The rhythmic movements, feel and sound of the marudai in use make this traditional craft a soothing, absorbing and aesthetically pleasing experience; perfect for weaving a calm area in your day.

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    $24.99
  • Blackwork Embroidery

    Blackwork is a traditional type of counted-stitch embroidery. Monochromatic, with superb shadow effects, it has been revisited here in a magnificently graphic, contemporary style highlighted with occasional splashes of colour.

    The 13 patterns designed by Bernadette Baldelli modernize the technique by adding a touch of red to the traditional black and white, and by including both geometric and more figurative styles. You’ll discover a lush, graphic world with embroidery that is simple to do and gives stunning results.

    You can make a basket, a pouch, wall hangings, place mats, an embroidered shirt, throw blanket and more. Simple diagrams make them easy to do, and there is a wealth of tempting patterns to choose from. Bernadette’s creations are known for their excellent finishing touches and these are no exception.

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    $26.99
  • Build a Bag Book & Templates: Backpacks

    The 15 designs are created using the full-size rigid template contained within the book. It is easy-to-use, durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus it is simple to position and use there is no need to pin it.

    The backpacks are made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings to create 15 very different results. But why stop there? The template can also be used for your own design variations. As you mix and match the techniques covered within the book, Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.

    Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s friendly style and easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the template.

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    $39.99
  • Build a Bag Book & Templates: Satchels

    The 15 designs are created using the full-size rigid template contained within the book. It is easy-to-use, durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus it is simple to position and use there is no need to pin it.

    The satchels are made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings to create 15 very different results. But why stop there? The template can also be used for your own design variations. As you mix and match the techniques covered within the book, Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.

    Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s friendly style and easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the template.

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    $39.99
  • Crafter's Guide to Papercutting

    The appeal of papercutting is that anyone can try it, the equipment is cheap and the results are stunning. All you need is practice to perfect the art.

    This beautiful book will introduce you to the world of papercutting and show you how to create your own exquisite works of art. Beginners will have all the knowledge they need to get started: from basic techniques to creative step-by-step projects. It's also a great resource for the more advanced papercutter: materials, techniques and inspirational projects all feature. Learn about the history of papercutting and be inspired by the work from many international papercutting artists.

    $31.99
  • Crewel Embroidery

    In this beautiful book, Tatiana Popova shows the reader how to create stunning crewelwork embroideries inspired by traditional fairy tales, including The Wizard of Oz, Karolcia, the Wild Swans and Cinderella.

    This magical collection takes as its central theme a magnificent embroidery depicting the Tree of Happiness. Each part of the embroidery is then explored in detail through stitch diagrams, explanations of the threads used, and alternative ways of working. There are seven wonderful designs in total, each dedicated to one of Tatiana’s favourite fairy tales, and all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and informative diagrams.

    Over 90 stitches are described in the book, all worked using stranded cotton and cotton pearl thread rather than traditional crewel wool, which gives the embroideries a fresh, modern appeal. Whether you are new to embroidery or an experienced embroiderer looking for inspiration and expert guidance, Tatiana’s beautiful book is one you will turn to again and again.

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    $47.99
  • Crewel Twists

    Whether you refer to it as crewel or Jacobean, this free form of surface embroidery has been around for centuries and is very popular among needle artists today. Because of the nature of the fanciful objects and the tradition of using a large variety of stitches in one project, it lends itself to endless creative expression.

    Renowned embroiderer Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selection of materials to update techniques and inspire embroiderers to explore, while working loosely within the confines of crewel work styles. She shows needle artists how to be creative with fabric, threads, beads and alternative stitches, borrowing techniques from other forms of needlework, and still producing a product that is typical of the crewel or Jacobean style of embroidery.

    • A fresh take on Jacobean embroidery
    • Materials and techniques to inspire
    • 6 beautiful, decorative embroidery projects for your home

    $38.99
  • Crochet This!

    Crocheters from beginner and beyond will rejoice with this all-in-one crochet compendium.

    Basic crochet techniques and stitches are clearly explained with full-colour, step-by-step photographs. A virtual stitch dictionary of crochet patterns follows and includes a wide variety of stitches such as granny squares, colourwork, lacy motifs, edgings and more. Each stitch pattern features a full-colour swatch photograph, complete instructions and a stitch diagram.

    Finally, crocheters can put their newfound techniques to practice with 25+ designs for gorgeous crocheted sweaters, shawls, hats, bags and more. Chosen from the pages of Vogue Knitting Crochet magazine, they are all popular, beautiful and timeless designs.

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    $29.99
  • Crocheted Wreaths for the Home

    Wreaths are not just for Christmas – they can be used to decorate your home all year round! Anna Nikipirowicz shows you how to create sumptuous crocheted wreaths and other decorations that will grace your home and look beautiful, whatever the season.

    There is a wide variety to choose from, including spring, summer, autumn and winter wreaths plus a gorgeous succulents wreath and Easter, Halloween and Christmas wreaths. These lovely yarny creations are festooned with flowers, leaves and other decorations such as birds, owls, pumpkins, stars, bunnies and foxes. If you love the look but don't want to make an entire wreath, Anna also includes other smaller decorations such as garlands and terrariums.

    There are also three delightful tiny wreaths to make, featuring a hedgehog, a mouse and a robin. Each main project has a smaller accompanying project to make, and if you love crochet, you’ll love Anna’s imaginative designs.

    $31.99
  • Cute Amigurimi Animals

    Enter into the whimsical, crocheted world of Eleonore & Maurice, who blend pastel yarns with delicate floral fabric to make truly adorable amigurumi creations: plush animals with little accessories, as well as sweet cushions. The combination of the calming pastel cotton yarn and the delicate floral designs give beautiful results. These cute creations include a cat cushion, a bird family, a hedgehog, a rabbit and a reindeer.

    The crochet patterns are clear and easy to follow and the sewing element is minimal, including items such as fabric bows, belts, ears, tails and collars. Make them for yourself or as gifts for family and friends. Everyone is sure to love these beautiful crocheted creatures. The soft colours and splashes of floral fabric make them perfect companions that children will love.

    $25.99
  • Draw Great Characters

    Beverly Johnson’s book is packed with scores of fun exercises that will really motivate artists who are just getting interested in drawing for animation, comic book art or just for pleasure.

    In a series of beginner-friendly exercises, she explores how to conceptualize wonderful, convincing characters and shows how to translate ideas into great professional-looking drawings. The book is organized into key chapters associated with what makes engaging, three-dimensional characters. Read the advice and then work your way through the exercises and you will get to the end with a portfolio bursting with wonderful creations.

    This book demonstrates how to create diverse characters with strong personalities, unique mannerisms and interests; how to understand their motivations, find their passions and make them come alive. Split into 75, easy-to-follow and fun exercises, Bev leads the you through the techniques and skills needed to create your very own characters.

    $36.99
  • Drawing & Painting Wild Animals

    Vic Bearcroft shares his love of drawing and painting wild animals, showing how to capture the personality and distinctive features of a variety of creatures. Using simple steps and plenty of detail, this guide shows you how to create beautiful artworks, from drawing the basic shapes through to realising your favourite animals in your preferred medium.

    The book features:

    • Expert advice on drawing and painting eyes, noses, paws, fur, hooves and horns
    • 6 step-by-step projects from tigers to timber wolves, pandas to chimpanzees
    • In-depth instruction in pastels, acrylics, coloured pencils, watercolour, charcoal and more
    • Dozens of inspirational pictures

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    $34.99
  • Embroidered Kitchen Garden

    Embroidery artist and avid gardener Kazuko Aoki shares her collection of exquisite designs inspired by her very own kitchen garden. This bountiful assortment of embroidery motifs includes everyone's favourite garden treats.

    From humble tomatoes and radishes to show-stopping figs and Brussels sprouts, this collection features over 30 designs. Each design features artfully illustrative details yet are made with just a handful of simple embroidery stitches. Instructions and templates for all designs are included, along with personal embroidery tips and expert advice from the author.

    $34.99
  • Fair Isle Crochet Workshop

    Natasja Vreeswijk has created 15 contemporary Fair Isle projects for crochet enthusiasts who want to go one step further. Also known as tapestry crochet, the techniques are easy to learn, and all the projects are made in Natasja’s unique vintage style with black and white as their base colours.

    From blankets and pillows, to a baby blanket and hip plant baskets, there are lots of gorgeous projects to make. The crochet patterns are accompanied by clear colour charts and beautiful photographs of the finished projects.

    $26.99
  • How to Make Cloth Dolls

    Containing 6 wonderful step-by-step projects and ideas for many more, this highly practical guide is aimed at those who are new to doll making, as well as more experienced needlecrafters. It contains the best of Jan Horrox's previous titles: Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls and Making Fantasy Cloth Dolls.

    Jan’s beautiful dolls are exquisitely made, yet by breaking the process down into easy-to-follow steps, they become surprisingly easy to achieve. Full of character and life, Jan’s dolls are made using a wide range of colourful fabrics, trims, ribbons and buttons and are ideal for using up scraps and oddments of materials. There are clear, step-by-step instructions for making hands and feet, making hair, and needlesculpting and painting the exquisite faces to really bring the dolls to life. There are also instructions for making webbed fingers and delicate fairy wings as well as a mermaid's tail. Full-size templates for all the body pieces are supplied at the back of the book.

    With 9 projects to choose from, including fairies, wood nymphs, mermaids, witches and a steampunk doll, this book provides all the means and inspiration you need to make your own gorgeous dolls.

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    $38.99
  • Jelly Filled

    Vanessa Goertzen presents 18 innovative projects using precut 2½” strips.

    The author's recipes will help you cook up basic, beginner-friendly strip-pieced blocks and more advanced designs: triangles, stars, log cabins, hexagons and even curves. Use convenient fabric rolls, or create your own stunning strips from yardage.

    Whether you are newer to quilting or have lots of experience, you’ll spend less time cutting, and more time creating.

    $39.99
  • Lace Knitting

    Lace knitting is striking and eye catching – and can appear a little complicated, if you haven't tried it before! Denise Samson's helpful and comprehensive book is perfect for crafters with some experience under their belts who want to take their knitting to the next level.

    Discover 40 openwork patterns, introduced to you step-by-step, with full-colour photographs, charts and instructions to guide you, from the deceptively simple to the beautifully intricate. Or try out your favourite lace stitches with one of 30 delightful, stylish designs – including cushions and throws, socks and hats, garments for children and adults, and even a handy bookmark! It’s everything you need to master openwork, in one complete package.

    $38.99