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  • 200 More Crochet Stitches

    This brand-new collection includes both classic and new stitches, reflecting the modern crocheter’s thirst for new ideas and innovative techniques. As well as popular traditional stitch styles such as ridges, cables and ripples, there are complex Tunisian stitches, trellis and picot, plus textured patterns like bobbles and puffs for those who like to add some 3D fun to their designs!

    This is the only stitch guide to combine clear, photographic step-by-step instructions, charts and examples of the stitches. The book also includes feature spreads that explore ideas for yarns and colours, along with the multiple ways you can use your newly learnt stitches in garments, accessories and homewares.

    This is a book packed full of instruction, ideas and inspiration that crocheters everywhere can dip into time and time again.

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  • 350+ Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

    Packed full of information, this book will answer all your quilting questions, help solve your dilemmas and provide all the tips and techniques you need to make any quilting project plus the trade secrets that will make it stand out from the crowd. Techniques are explained with step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions throughout, and are organized in the order in which you need them, from using the right tools and materials to practical finishing and embellishment methods.

    Learn the essentials of quilting, such as how to plan a design and chain-piece strips together, and then progress on to exciting new techniques like printing digitally onto fabrics. For those trickier areas, there are troubleshooting tips and expert advice on hand to show you how to take your quilting one step further and get neat, professional results every time.

    Whether you are just setting out on your quilting journey or an experienced quilter looking to improve your techniques and learn about new ones, this invaluable resource will provide the ultimate go-to guide for quilters everywhere.

  • Art Quilts Unfolding

    This feast for the eyes offers full-colour images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events and significant collections. Organized by decade, an additional 182 international artists’ works are featured.

    An introduction by Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America, and a conclusion by Ulysses Grant Dietz, emeritus chief curator of the Newark Museum, help us to understand the impact and the future of the art.

    This publication originated with Studio Art Quilt Associates, a non-profit professional organization founded in 1989 and now serving 3,500 members in nearly forty countries.

  • Awakening Your Creative Soul

    This book is for curious souls wanting to find the right spark to jump-start their creativity.

    Inside, there are 52 chapters with an exercise for each week of the year featuring a step-by-step art, writing or meditation project. Following the flow of the seasons, the exercises are designed to take you from the spring of your intuition, through the summer of personal growth, fall of self-discovery to arrive at the end of your creative cycle refreshed, revived and renewed.

  • Hand Sewing Magic

    Hand Sewing Magic is a reference to all things stitching, featuring how-tos for dozens of stitches, from the basics for sewing, mending and tailoring to stunning embroidered embellishment. In this unique guide book you will:

    • Get an in-depth overview of essential tools and materials, including thread, needles, fabric and other key supplies
    • Explore a comprehensive visual dictionary of 35 stitches plus dozens of variations, from basic mending to stylish decorative embellishment to unique art stitching
    • Discover key techniques, from starting and ending threads to the right way to use an embroidery hoop, from stitching curved shapes to colour shading and more
    • Learn the essential tips and tricks of 10 influential and innovative stitchers

    With 10 simple and stunning projects, you'll make the most of your hand stitching skills to give all your projects a beautiful handmade look.

  • Love to Sew: Quilting on the Move

    Alistair Macdonald provides 18 fabulous projects, including a lovely baby’s play mat, a stylish gentleman's scarf, a useful hobby bag, a tea cosy, a gorgeous tote bag and a make-up purse.

    All the patchwork is done by hand sewing, using the English Paper Piecing method in fresh, bright cottons and with clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. There is some machine sewing for putting projects together, but you can hand sew if you prefer.

    Templates for all the projects are included at actual size at the back of the book, and there are basic, step-by-step instructions on this classic technique at the beginning of the book. All the projects make fabulous gifts for friends and family.

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  • Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

    This classic reference book has achieved near-legendary status since it was first published in 1934, owing to its clear instructions and huge library of stitches.

    The book includes full illustrated instructions for over 400 embroidery stitches, ranging from simple border and outline stitches, to filling stitches, canvas stitches and pulled fabric stitches. Scattered throughout are dozens of inspirational embroideries to show the stitches in action.

    Ideal for both those starting out with needlework and those more accomplished embroiderers who need inspiration for different stitches and techniques, this new, redesigned edition includes the internationally-renowned embroiderer Jan Eaton's revisions to the original text, and includes a preface by famed embroiderer Mary Corbet.

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  • Modern Art Quilts

    When piecing just won’t cut it, fusing is the answer! Circles, triangles, curved edges, lines – with no seams to sew, no shape is off limits. Award-winning fibre artist Sue Bleiweiss introduces you to modern quilt design, with an intro to fusible fabric art and seven satisfying appliqué projects to help you realize the freedom of fusing.

    Enjoy free-motion quilting advice for a flawless finish; learn how to write an artist’s statement; and get tips on how to dye your own gorgeous fabrics. If you can imagine it, you can quilt it!

    • Don’t fuss – fuse! Create dynamic quilts the fast and easy way, no piecing required
    • Learn a new way to quilt as-you-go for a faster and more beautiful finish
    • Use modern design principles to design your own quilts, develop your personal style, and critique and improve your work

  • Paint, Play, Explore

    Mixed-media artist Rae Missigman identifies herself as a "mark-maker." Ever in the forefront of her art, organic shapes and graphic marks are what give her work a sense of authenticity. With an adventurous, anything-goes attitude to expressing herself, she is just as likely to use a celery stem, a sewing machine or a cardboard tube as she is a brush, a palette knife or her own hands.

    In Paint, Play, Explore, she helps you discover those marks that define you as an artist, and weave them into your art in new and interesting ways. Through page after page of creative exploration, you'll become a collector of tools – traditional and unconventional mark-makers that will become an extension of your unique voice.

  • Painting Imaginary Flowers

    Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers!

    With plenty of mixed-media techniques throughout for building up luscious texture and colour, even beginners can achieve happy results. Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach – from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes.

    Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal and fresh from your imagination!

  • Patches of Scraps

    This highly-anticipated book from famed designer Edyta Sitar is a scrap-lover's fantasy! Packed with breathtaking scrap quilts – each featuring myriad fabrics – you'll discover two inspiring ways to enjoy them.

    First, the antiques: more than two dozen photos of gorgeous scrap quilts from yesteryear, most shared from Edyta's private collection. Rich photography and industrial settings showcase the utilitarian nature of these incredible works – a spectacular sight!

    Second, the patterns: choose from quilt designs in a delightful melange of colours and prints that you can re-create with your own mix of fabrics or scraps.

  • Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags

    In Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags, Japanese quilt artist Akemi Shibata combines elegant yarn-dyed fabrics with colour prints to demonstrate her signature patchwork style. With an astounding 28 designs, youll discover a trove of unique bags to make in all shapes and sizes including purses, pouches, shoulder bags, backpacks, sewing cases, cross-body bags, totes and more!

    Learn how to incorporate multiple techniques into the same project to create sophisticated, multifaceted designs featuring patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, beadwork and hand quilting. Full of ingenious Japanese construction methods, youll learn how to create beautifully finished bags that can be considered works of art.

  • Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit

    Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit shows how you can easily transform the printed, multi-sized patterns included with the book (as well as patterns you already have) into three different customized basic shirt silhouettes – a loose fit, a trim fit, and a close fit – for both men and women.

    Learn about shirts' unique fitting challenges, how to measure for each silhouette and how to solve fit issues for all sorts of body shapes, including plus-size and athletic figures. Using the author's couture-inspired draping methods on both standard and custom-shaped body forms (which he also shows you how to make), learn how to adjust seams and armholes and add darts to achieve the right fit for each silhouette.