This easy, accessible and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project.
The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, colour and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today’s top basketmakers serve as inspiration.
This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make hand-built baskets.$45.99
Communicate your ideas using line, shape, colour and texture with this reference and how-to exploration in one. Including the role of machine stitching, this design resource, learning tool, and inspirational reference helps practitioners at all levels take a lyrical, but logical journey of skill building to begin to stitch intentionally and express your creative vision.
- Draw and paint with your thread: explore lines, gestures and colour to make stitches speak
- Dozens of projects and hundreds of photos inspire all levels, from beginner to accomplished embroidery artist
- Helps you find a personal voice in your embroidery through individual style plus good composition
Crewelwork has a long history but this book brings the technique right up to date. It mixes contemporary styles with older traditions to give an exciting twist on this enduring and beautiful style of embroidery.
Becky Quine, a tutor of the Royal School of Needlework, clearly explains each step to making a piece, from early planning to stitching and finally to presentation. She encourages new ideas and a fresh, creative look at this popular and timeless technique. Advice on design is given along with working with colour and how to plan and stitch a piece of embroidery.
The book includes a guide to framing up and transferring a design onto fabric. There are step-by-step sequences to over forty different stitches ranging from filling to outlining stitches, and from accent stitches to new creative ideas.$52.99
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 lustre 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.$39.99
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.$39.99
Learn to make an adorable collection of knitted animal toys with these patterns by the author of My Knitted Doll, Louise Crowther. Louise brings her unique style of coordinated knitwear with cute colourwork details to this collection of toy animal knitting patterns.
There are a total of 12 knitted animals – each with their own unique personality and style. The animals all have the same basic body, with a few colour variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities. Choose your favourite animals and outfits and have fun making the perfect gift for friends and family.$36.99