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  • Les Fantaisies Quiltees et Brodees de Cecile Franconie

    Cécile Franconie is noted for the exquisite nature and somewhat retro bohemian charm of her embroidery and crochet work.

    Here Cécile opens her studio doors to us and presents some 20 of her latest creations for you to make; in these projects she combines quilting and embroidery with elegance and whimsy.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French with actual-size patterns included.

  • Making Soap

    Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seasoned soap-makers as well, the recipes use only natural ingredients that are kind to the skin and our environment. From olive oil to juniper and cucumber to honey, there are lots of gorgeous fragrances and colours to satisfy everyone.

    With comprehensive information on where to start and what you need, the book includes essential tips on utensils, safety issues to consider, and by a step-by-step guide to making soap. There are also useful sections on fragrances and natural colourings and additives such as coffee and cinnamon. This book tells you everything you need to know about making your own hand-crafted soap, using tools most people already own

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  • Mini Knitted Cosmos

    Sachiyo Ishii gives us mini knitted astronauts, planets, satellites, moon buggies, aliens and a whole host of astro-animals such as dogs, bunnies, elephants and giraffes. Knit your own fabulous cosmos with this delightful book!

    All the projects are quick and relatively simple to make, with very easy techniques to follow. There is a step-by-step section on how to sew the figures and animals together and the patterns are all suitable for competent beginners.

    Including full-size templates and more than 40 simple knitting patterns, this is all you need to make your very own knitted cosmos.

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  • Modern Memory Quilts

    Learn to incorporate treasured clothing into heirloom quilts without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. Stitch memories together forever with 12 quilt projects that are as meaningful as they are stylish!

    Suzanne Paquette shares the emotional, creative and technical aspects of memory quilting through colourful storytelling and photography. Practical projects inspired by real families' stories will help you celebrate love, provide comfort and honour your family’s heritage.

  • Organic Applique

    With its organic lines, hand appliqué is the perfect medium for artistic expression. Come into the studio with Kathy Doughty as she shares her passion for quilt design, needle-turn appliqué and fabric selection.

    • Create quilt magic with eight distinctive projects and full-size patterns to inspire your imagination
    • Build your skill set with easy, step-by-step instructions for Broderie perse, Boro-style appliqué, paper piecing and hand quilting
    • Add to your skills with intermediate and advanced techniques you haven’t seen before, with simple instructions that beginners can easily follow
    • Practice taking risks in colour and design, with an inside look at Kathy’s process

  • Painting Expressive Landscapes

    Strongly influenced by the changing landscape, Carole Robson’s artwork is packed with colour, atmosphere, texture and light. An experienced teacher and artist, Carole explores how to build from basic techniques to producing wonderful expressive and semi-abstract landscapes.

    Combining watercolour with other watersoluble media and collage material, the three detailed step-by-step projects demonstrate perfectly Carole’s expertise and innovative methods. They take you from materials and tools needed through to using masking fluid, salt, spattering techniques, modelling paste, cellophane and much more.

    A stimulating mix of colour and watercolour techniques for all skill levels, this guide helps the artist develop a free and flowing style to their art.

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  • Quilts for Life Made with Love

    Judy Newman presents her quilting story with advice on choosing colours, fabrics and her favourite products.

    The 18 projects, both large and small, feature detailed diagrams and templates. The photography and overall design of the book are stunning as one expects from this publisher. From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.

    Specially created templates are the perfect tool to make the quilts featured in the book:

  • Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks

    This collection of cosy pullovers and contemporary cardigans never sacrifices style for speed. Captivating details like cables and stripes are made simple with Marie's techniques. Readers will find tools to gauge their stitching speed, set a project timeline and achieve the perfect fit for any size. Timeless, comfortable and versatile, these quick sweaters will be readers' favourites to gift and wear for years to come.

    Each sweater features just the right amount of detail for a beautifully textured look with minimal work. Fewer button holes and no-fuss construction make the garments surprisingly simple to finish. Designed with portability in mind, the patterns are easy to memorise, making any spare moment prime knitting time. Marie's friendly, straight forward instruction and clear technique tutorials have made her patterns a hit with knitters online. In this book, she shares her tested tips and tricks for more efficient knitting and faster results.

  • Shizuko Kuroha's Japanese Patchwork Quilting Patterns

    Shizuko Kuroha’s Japanese Patchwork Quilting Patterns infuses a cherished tradition with a Japanese sense of colour, detail and design. The book brings a fresh eye to classic patchwork patterns as Kuroha shares her intricate hand-quilting techniques and design sense. Her easy combinations of soft colours, detailed patterns and bold stripes show how to achieve balance and flow in any type of patchwork project – from the simplest to the most complex.

    Step-by-step illustrations walk quilters through the intricate hand-piecework process. The book includes 19 sampler blocks used to make hundreds of different combinations for all kinds of quilting projects. The photos and diagrams of the block assembly are so clear, you hardly need to read the steps. A separate pull-out pattern sheet takes the labour out of drawing the pieces used to build these blocks.

    In addition to the sampler blocks, detailed instructions show you how to incorporate them into projects large and small, such as:

    • Pincushions in round and square designs
    • Drawstring bags and zippered pouches embellished with patchwork
    • Quilted tote bags and a stylish backpack
    • Table runners and wall hangings with gorgeous colour schemes
    • Full-sized quilts destined to become cherished heirlooms

    This book is an invaluable resource to the basics of hand-stitched piecework, while practiced quilters will love it for the way it broadens their horizons. Kuroha fans will be happy to see this book finally available in English – and it will become a treasured reference on quilters’ shelves for years to come!

  • Socks from Norway

    Discover sock designs based on traditional Norwegian patterns and techniques from all across Norway and learn the fascinating stories behind them. The book includes a captivating collection of archive images that the author has lovingly collated from museums all over Norway, and the contemporary interpretation of each design is accompanied by a fascinating account of the story behind it.

    There are over 40 projects to choose from, for men, women and children, and all include clear instructions, charts and stunning photography. In addition, there is advice on different sizes and yarns, along with six alternative ways to knit heels and toes.

    Whether you choose to knit your way around Norway or make a single pair for yourself or for a special person, these socks are quick to knit, are wearable all year round and are stunning, heritage garments that will last you for many years to come.

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  • Step-by-Step Texture Quilting

    It’s never been more exciting to add playful texture to your projects with free-motion quilting! Gain the confidence to quilt like an artist with Christina Cameli’s tactile approach. Try your hand at organic and geometric textures, with step-by-step lessons to 65 designs and 10 variations!

    • Bring out the best in your piecing with free-motion quilting that begs to be touched
    • Think texturally – improve your quilt’s overall impact with step-by-step guide to quilted texture
    • Perfect to use on home sewing machines and longarms, for advanced beginners and beyond

  • 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.

  • Take an Element

    Renowned Australian artist Margaret Sampson-George creates or revisits antique appliqué quilts with a modern way, and plays with the colours in this magnificent book.

    Margaret creates, sometimes with a modern touch, appliqué on antique quilts. Playing with colours, she offers us some marvellous textile pyrotechnics! Her book is brilliant, lively and brimming with ideas.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.

  • The Textile Artist: Seasons in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    Silk ribbon embroidery enthusiasts all over the world have been discovering the work of renowned Ukrainian embroiderer, Tatiana Popova. Here she teaches all the essential techniques and stitches you need, including traditional ribbonwork and thread embroidery, as well as new ways of working that she has developed herself to make silk ribbon embroidery easier.

    The second part of the book is devoted to 20 stunning projects inspired by the seasons, each accompanied by numerous step-by-step photos, diagrams and instructions. These include vibrant floral arrangements as well as romantic and whimsical designs such as hearts, owls and posies, and there are ideas for seasonal gifts such as an Easter wreath, a Wedding Day heart and a Christmas star. Ten of the designs feature full-size images to scan and print on your fabric before embroidering.

    Whether you are new to ribbon 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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  • Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light

    The first and only collection of work from this popular contemporary artist, Thomas W. Schaller: Architect of Light features 150 of his finest paintings – buildings, bridges, boats, people and other scenes from around the world.

    In a series of essays, Schaller ruminates on his journey as an artist, what drives him, and the "truths" he's discovered along the way. He offers not only sage insight on composition, color and other technical aspects of painting, but also provocative perspective on more fundamental struggles for the artist, such as overcoming self-doubt and honing one's own, unique voice.