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  • 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
  • Learn to Sew in 30 Minutes: Machine Sewing

    Learn how to sew in 30 minute-lessons through a series of mini projects, building your skills and confidence as you work your way through the book.

    Unlike conventional beginners’ guides, this book will get you making something straight away, without having to wade through pages of materials and basic techniques first. In addition, the quick little projects are usable, make great gifts for friends and family, are brilliant for using up scraps of fabric, and are ideal for fitting into a busy lifestyle whether you are looking after children, working or travelling.

    $36.99
  • Machine Embroidered Art

    This is a must-have instructional and inspirational book for anyone interested in free-motion embroidery. Drawing on new material, as well as that previously published as The Beginner’s Guide to Machine Embroidered Flowers, The Beginner’s Guide to Machine Embroidered Landscapes, Machine Embroidered Seascapes and Machine Embroidered Woodlands, this book provides a showcase of Alison Holt’s exquisite machine embroideries.

    Learn how to create beautiful machine-embroidered pictures of all aspects of the landscape, from formal gardens and flowers to romantic seascapes, landscapes and woodlands using various combinations of just two simple machine stitches. Information on silk painting and colour mixing is also included. All the techniques are broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions, with numerous helpful photographs and a great range of inspirational pieces. Alison 'paints' her threads on to hand-coloured backgrounds, blending her stitches and achieving stunning results.

    This book covers everything, including the materials required; how to compose a picture from photographs that have inspired you; achieving perspective; light and shade; painting backgrounds; and all the basic stitch techniques you need to know. There are stunning step-by-step projects so that the reader can put into practise his or her newly-acquired skills.

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    $49.99
  • Nani Lee Dress

    Nani Lee is a vintage inspired dress. A playful neck, cap sleeve, and bodice darts. Tie waist, and A line Skirt with ruffled ribbon detail. Make this for an evening or special event in a crisp silk or everyday in cotton, denim or anything with some weight to hold it's beautiful shape.

    Sizes: XS – 3X

    $35.00
  • Paint Pad Poster Book: Country Scenes

    Fill your home with original, professional art – and learn to paint at the same time. Country Scenes is a poster book, an art pad and a step-by-step painting book all rolled into one! Each of the five A3 posters is ready to pull out, frame and display. In addition, you can enjoy the calming pursuit of painting each of the pictures yourself using the pre-printed outlines – so no drawing required.

    The large, landscape format of the book allows each stage of painting to be clearly and comprehensively explained with an innovative annotation approach. Simply pull out the simple, stage-by-stage tutorial pages and pin them to your easel, then paint directly onto the watercolour outline for fantastic results.

    Learn to paint a range of five inspiring landscapes including a tranquil New Forest stream, a rolling Tuscan hillside and a snowy mountain river.

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    $42.99
  • Paint Pad Poster Book: Flowers

    Fill your home with original, professional art – and learn to paint at the same time. Flowers is a poster book, an art pad and a step-by-step painting book all rolled into one! Each of the five A3 posters are ready to pull out, frame and display. In addition, you can enjoy the calming pursuit of painting each of the pictures yourself using the pre-printed outlines – so no drawing required.

    The large, landscape format of the book allows each stage of painting to be clearly and comprehensively explained with an innovative annotation approach. Simply pull out the simple, stage-by-stage tutorial pages and pin them to your easel, then paint directly onto the watercolour outline for fantastic results.

    Learn how to paint five favourite flowers: a vibrant bouquet of sunflowers, a field of poppies, a vase of tulips, a garden of roses or a bed of irises.

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    $42.99
  • Portuguese Knitting

    More than just a history book or a handicraft manual, Portuguese Knitting is a journey into Portugal's knitting heritage. Traditional patterns and techniques are brought up to date in the form of beautiful modern pieces such as socks, hats, shawls, cowls, pot holders and leggings.

    Portuguese knitting differs from regular knitting in the way the wool is held; it can either be passed through a special Portuguese knitting pin attached to the knitter's clothes, or looped around the neck and then over a finger.

    Easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations allow you to recreate 20 beautiful, traditionally inspired pieces in an original, contemporary way. You can make the projects as they are shown, or use other colours to create your own unique and original gifts.

    $38.99
  • RSN: Embroidered Boxes

    This forward-looking guide explores the intricate art of embroidering boxes for use as keepsakes and jewellery boxes.

    The book is a beautiful, practical guide to creating and embellishing embroidered boxes by Heather Lewis, a tutor with the Royal School of Needlework. It contains a history of the embroidered box, from the seventeenth century to the present day, and features techniques and guidance for needleworkers wishing to apply their skills to a practical application of the craft.

    There are three projects to try: a small treasure chest with a curved lid, embroidered dragonfly detail and a false floor; a hexagonal box with a beautiful embroidered lid depicting afternoon tea, and an intricate stumpwork casket with a mirror in the lid and a hidden drawer. Each has a template and extensive instructions for preparation, embroidery and construction.

    $47.99
  • Sew Cute Quilts & Gifts

    A colourful collection of quilts, bags and accessories from talented designer Atsuko Matsuyama, this book showcases the author's inspiring use of colour and retro design style. With over 30 projects to choose from, you can create multifaceted designs using patchwork and appliqué, along with embroidery, beading and other special embellishments.

    Try your hand at some of these sweet, scrap-friendly projects: the Dancing Flowers Purse, Yoyo Bucket Bag, Blooming Flowers Quilt, Strawberry Blossom Wreath, Dancing Dresses Quilt, Sunbonnet Sue Mini Quilt, Pastel Hexagon Purse and Strawberry Ruffle Pouch. Step-by-step instructions are included for all projects along with lovely illustrations and beautiful photographs showing the finished items.

    $38.99
  • Stitch, Fibre, Metal & Mixed Media

    Alysn Midgelow-Marsden shows how to use both textile-based and mixed media techniques to create beautiful artworks using metal in the form of shim, foil and woven fabric alongside many other materials. She shares her expertise in an inspiring variety of techniques from free machine stitching to gilding, embossing, needle felting, beading, printing, appliqué, making stitched foil fabric and using dry decal transfer images.

    There are seven beautiful projects to inspire and instruct textile artists everywhere, including a lampshade, bauble pods, decorative panels and a tablet cover. Artists can take inspiration from the individual surfaces that make up the pieces, the completed projects, and from the developments from each project, which have full, instructive captions. This is an invaluable resource for textile artists looking for new and beautiful ideas.

    This book was previously published as part of the Textile Artist series.

    $36.99
  • The New Hexagon 2

    Hooray for more hexagons! The best-selling author of The New Hexagon is back with 52 new ways to play with hexagon shapes. Using her efficient, accurate methods for English paper piecing, Katja Marek shares streamlined how-to techniques such as basting with glue and using precut paper templates.

    Katja's also expanded the hex-abilities by including a variety of block sizes. Choose from:

    • 14 twelve-inch blocks
    • 38 six-inch blocks
    • 5 pretty projects to show off the blocks you create!

    $42.99
  • The Paint Pad Artist: Coastal Landscapes

    This guide begins with a short what you need section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes and basic equipment required to start painting, and some brief guidance on general techniques such as how to mix your watercolours, how to make the most of your palette and enhance your watercolours with the addition of gouache.

    The six stunning step-by-step projects build in difficulty as you work through the book, introducing new techniques and incorporating numerous handy hints and tips to help you progress on your painting journey. The six sheets of watercolour paper are pre-printed with the initial outline drawing for each of the projects, enabling you to start painting straight away and giving you the best possible chance of producing a gorgeous coastal painting.

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    $39.99
  • Ultimate Appliqué Reference Tool

    Annie Smith teaches you everything you need to know to sew the quilt of your dreams!

    This colourful guide to hand and machine appliqué includes step-by-step techniques, plus advice on fabric selection, choosing supplies and working with templates. Gain the confidence to design your own appliqué blocks and quilts, or flip to find several pretty patterns to get you stitching.

    • Beautiful designs, better results – appliqué expert Annie Smith shows you the way
    • Learn appliqué by hand or machine, with tips on appliqué elements and embellishments
    • Use the included patterns to practice – then start designing your own appliqué blocks and quilts

    $33.99
    $29.99
  • Wool Appliqué Heirlooms

    Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué.

    Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch 15 projects, including 13 heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and colour to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers.

    This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

    $49.99
    $44.99