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  • Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts

    Have a ball blending cottons with rich wools, lustrous silks and textural home decor fabrics for quilts that beg to be touched. Mix unconventional textiles together like a pro with the best advice for cutting, sewing and pressing fabrics with texture and sheen. Dimensional and exciting, mixed-fabric quilts are ripe for using up scraps and expanding your horizons!

    • Mix eclectic fabric types – cottons, wools, silks and home decor – for quilts that wow
    • Discover how to best cut, press and piece any fabric, regardless of fibre content
    • Quilt 14 pieced and appliquéd pillows, quilts and small projects with adventurous fabric pairings

  • Charles Evan's Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists

    Discover 100 top tips for painting in watercolour that will take the mystery out painting, covering topics from creating depth, introducing harmony, how to deal with light and shade and how to create mood and atmosphere, this book was previously published as Charlie's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists.

    Contained inside one slim, notebook-size book that will fit perfectly in your kit bag for easy transportation while painting on the go, it includes quick, clever tips that are easy to follow and effective.

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  • Easy Precision Piecing

    Say goodbye to your seam ripper, backwards blocks and mismatched seams with Easy Precision Piecing – the pathway to flawless patchwork.

    This comprehensive system starts with picking the right tools and prepping your fabric for the best results. Learn to get organized so you can easily set aside projects without losing your place. Practice your cutting, sewing, and pressing with foolproof Quilt Block Builder blueprints, then use your newfound skills to make 6 stunning quilt projects.

    • Discover an exciting new method to correctly cut and sew blocks for impeccable patchwork
    • Use the best tools to prep and press fabric for seams that always match up and stay flat
    • Get precision results when piecing and quilting, for quiltmakers of all styles and skill levels

  • Embroidered Treasures: Birds

    Nature has always been a huge source of inspiration to embroiderers and this fantastic book showcases the Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. From the subtle shades seen in crewelwork and the Buratto lace of Europe to the glittering silk, metal and beetle wing designs of China, Japan and India, the author presents a beautiful array of stitchwork that truly is a feast for the eyes.

    Featuring full-colour photographs and extended captions, items are shown also in full along with detailed images to show off the stunning stitched birds at their best. These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as badges, postcards, aprons, wall hangings, dresses, cushion covers and samplers, some of which date back to the 17th century.

    Collected from many different countries, this exquisite book is an opportunity to see fabulous works that are very rarely seen in public.

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  • Fat-Quarter Favorites

    Find charming projects in this all-new collection of fat-quarter-friendly designs.

    Take those fun little chunks of fabric in fantastic new directions, trying fresh spins on classic quilt blocks, such as Jacob's Ladder, Churn Dash and Pinwheel. Or, take a page from nature's design book and turn fat quarters into fabric flower gardens or sparkling stars!

    Dive into a variety of fun techniques, including traditional piecing and fusible appliqué. With today's popular designers leading the way, it's easier than ever to have fun with fat quarters!

  • Felting Fashion

    Now in paperback, acclaimed feltmaker Lizzie Houghton showcases her stunning and original designs and guides you through every stage of making your own wearable masterpiece in felt. She covers all aspects of feltmaking, from basic feltmaking and choosing materials and equipment to embellishment and dyeing your own wools and silks.

    The book contains detailed patterns and templates for making a range of garments, from simple corsages, hats and berets to more complex vest tops, jackets and full length coats.

  • French Farmhouse

    Blend the beauty of antique quilts with the simplicity of primitive stitchery and what do you get? The French-farmhouse look! Designer Marie-Claude Picon from the south of France shares how you can combine prints, colours and textures to capture an old-fashioned, comfy quality in your quilts, too.

    Ten projects range from classic Nine Patch and medallion designs to quilts featuring tiny houses and stunning stars. As you sew along, you'll learn how to get that perfectly aged feel with simple patchwork, fusible appliqué with cotton and wool and easy embroidery. Gorgeous display ideas will inspire you to add a little French flair to your home.

  • Geoff Kersey's Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists

    Geoff Kersey shares his expertise in this book packed full of tips for watercolour painters. Learn all you need to know, from what to buy, composing a painting and mastering techniques such as wet into wet and dry brush work, to how to paint skies, water, trees, buildings and more. The tips are clearly explained and illustrated through artwork and step-by-step photographs.

    This title was previously published as Geoff's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new, easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from leading artists.

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  • Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Updated

    Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and updated version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns and more!

    This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-colour, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared.

  • Making & Marketing a Successful Art & Craft Business

    A revised and updated edition of Craft a Creative Business, this is a must-read guide for anyone wanting to turn their hobby, craft or art skills into a successful business.

    Fiona Pullen covers every aspect of setting up a small creative business clearly and simply; giving advice on the importance of identifying markets, focusing on a USP (unique selling point), assessing the competition, making sure the price is right and setting goals. Also included are sections on product photography and videography, branding and legal matters.

    Particular emphasis is placed on online selling, with detailed information on markets, blogging, using social media and the importance of analytics and SEO (search engine optimisation). Information on offline selling is included too, with notes on selling at craft fairs, trade fairs and markets, selling through retail outlets, running courses and workshops, and featuring work in the media. Every chapter is supported by practical activities to help you apply the lessons to your business, along with insights and advice from dozens of successful business professionals.

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  • Monograms & Words in Ribbon Embroidery

    Welcome to the wonderful world of stitched calligraphy.

    Each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolour, with clear instructions for transferring the designs on to fabric. The step-by-step demonstrations show you the basic techniques, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography of the embroideries.

    The book is highly versatile and can be used with many languages so there is no limit to the letters, words and projects that can be made. There are numerous gorgeous designs, including embroidered cards, plaques, boxes, journals, baby clothes and more, giving you a limitless scope for personalizing special gifts for babies, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more. Packed with useful tips and ideas, this is book is the perfect companion for ribbon embroiderers of all abilities.

    Previously published as Embroidered Alphabets.

  • New Ladies Art Company Quick & Easy Block Tool

    Now in an easy-to-use reference guide size, this updated block tool includes 110 authentic blocks from America's first mail-order pattern company, the Ladies' Art Company.

    Each block has instructions for 5 sizes, design details, construction diagrams, inspiration blocks and even a project! The projects will be a breeze with helpful design hints specific to each block, including pairing them with plain alternate blocks, creating secondary patterns and using precuts.

    Make the blocks your own with line drawings ready to fill in with your own colours, plus values-only blocks to spur your creativity, then fly through construction with easy rotary-cutting charts, yardage requirements, diagonal measurements and more.

  • Organic Embroidery

    Australian textile artist Meredith Woolnough creates replicas of nature using a delicate system of tiny stitches. Her artwork is breathtaking, and now for the first time Woolnough offers crafters and fibre artists a lesson in how to use the “organic embroidery” technique.

    Look behind the scenes of her art process, from the initial fieldwork sketching and research that inspires her designs, to the production of her ethereal embroidered sculptures. She guides you through 12 creativity-prompting activities to help you begin your own mastery of this method.

    As you learn to find your desired shape or pattern in nature, from sources like leaves, shells or coral, you will then use your sewing machine to turn it into openwork art. Her instructions offer simple but highly versatile techniques, and allow you space for your own creative approach. The book includes dozens of inspirational photos of Woolnough’s own art pieces.

  • Pure & Simple

    Follow this celebrated maker on a creative journey inspired by a simpler time. In Maggie Bonanomi's world, hand-drawn patterns and hand-dyed wool combine with artful motifs and casual stitches. The result is a plain-and-simple collection of primitive projects that are a delight make, use and enjoy.

    No fancy skills to learn, no expensive tools to buy: a needle, thread and wool are all you need to begin. Create pillows, runners and toppers, wall art, and even clever vegetables crafted into sewing essentials, including a pincushion and scissors keeper – make them in minutes to warm up any nook or cranny.