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  • 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.

  • Beginner's Guide to Bag Making

    This easy-to-use beginner's sewing book contains 20 stylish and contemporary bag designs, from tote bags and box bags, to a courier bag, a sports bag and a bowling bag. A range of techniques, styles, fabrics and finishes is used to ensure that you can create exactly the bag you want.

    The projects are interspersed with 20 step-by-step techniques so that you can treat the book as a course and work through it in order, trying out the techniques as you go, or simply pick and choose your favourite styles. Each of the bags is graded 'beginner level', 'intermediate level' or 'confident' to help you. The projects and techniques are explained with a mix of photographs and illustrations to provide the clearest possible instruction. All the pattern pieces required are given at full size on the pull-out template sheet at the back of the book.

    Look inside the book.

  • Learn with Ruby Red Shoes: Alphabet Book

    A is for angels
    flying above and around.
    Their softest of wings
    make barely a sound.

    Have fun learning the alphabet with Ruby Red Shoes – everyone's favourite hare!

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sketchbook Explorations

    The artist's sketchbook offers an exciting platform to explore a host of mixed media techniques. Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work.

    Whether out on location or in the studio, she explores every stage of the creative process, from initial inspiration to overcoming the fear of a blank page, manipulating paper and images and incorporating 'found' objects to build a sketchbook that is both beautiful and inspiring. Sketchbook Explorations is the ideal companion for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced artist looking for exciting techniques to expand their repertoire in mixed media.

    The book explores:

    • Why work in sketchbooks? The importance and joy of working in a sketchbook
    • Ways of recording and investigating ideas that inspire
    • Techniques in mixed media from found objects and layers to three dimensional sketching
    • Creating on location
    • Using electronic devices to develop ideas

  • Splendid Sampler 2

    More than 28,000 quilters have sewn along with the Splendid Sampler community online. Now Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson return with 100 all-new block patterns to inspire quilters all over the world, all over again!

    Choose blocks designed by Pat and Jane plus superstar quilters Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, Jenny Doan, Susan Ache, Betsy Chutchian and many more. Blocks made with patchwork, appliqué, embroidery and paper piecing provide plenty of opportunities to try new techniques. You'll discover fun ideas for arranging your blocks in a gallery of sampler quilts.

    Share your progress online and experience the joys of quilting with this "Splendid" community of quilters!

  • Stitch Draw

    Now in paperback, textile artist Rosie James shares ideas and techniques on using the sewing machine's needle and thread almost as a pencil. The book covers:

    • How to set up your machine
    • How to tackle drawing (with exercises that will help even those who are afraid to put pen to paper)
    • Transferring drawing to cloth, working with transparency, different surfaces and adding fabrics and colour
    • Photography, with details on using photographs in textiles
    • Putting it all together with layering images, playing with scale, repetition and composition.

    Tips and advise throughout show textile artists how to expand their repertoire and how to use figurative stitch to really showcase their creativity. Includes illustrations by the author and other leading artists that will inspire both professionals and those new to stitching.

  • 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.

  • Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing

    In Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing, Tone Finnanger returns with a stunning new collection. Featuring over 20 projects, you can choose from quilts and softies, bags and dolls, pillows and purses. Autumnal motifs include reindeer, mice, apples, butternut squash, ducks, birds, houses and more.

    This heartwarming collection will bring warmth and magic to your sewing, with beautiful lifestyle photography and step-by-step instructions and diagrams to ensure success.

  • Vintage Patchwork

    Create a dozen tiny treasures with ONE pack of 10"-square precut fabrics! No extra fabric needed (except for backing) – every last scrap is put to beautiful use. Stitch eight little quilts to hang on walls, display on tables, or tuck into baskets and nestle on bookshelves. Four petite pincushions will add a warm, cozy feel to even the smallest of spaces. Perfect for gift giving too!

    Make projects one at a time or cut fabrics for all 12 projects at once for oodles of sewing fun – handy cutting diagrams included on a pullout sheet make it easy. A swatch guide provides a simple way to organize and plan where to use each 10" square.

  • Yoko Saito Through the Years

    Experience the magnificent work of one of the world's most esteemed quilt artists in this retrospective of Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito.

    Yoko's distinguished career unfolds in dozens of spectacular photographs that reveal her astonishing patchwork and appliqué creations up close like never before – all sewn to perfection. Admirers will revel in this gorgeous hardcover keepsake volume as they read about her fascinating artistic journey, in her own words.