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  • Art and Science of Natural Dyes

    This long-awaited guide serves as a tool to explain the general principles of natural dyeing, and to help dyers to become more accomplished at their craft through an increased understanding of the process.

    Photos of more than 450 samples demonstrate the results of actual dye tests, and detailed information covers every aspect of natural dyeing including theory, fibres, mordants, dyes, printing, organic indigo vats, finishing and the evaluation of dye fastness. Special techniques of printing and discharging indigo are featured as well.

    The book is intended for dyers and printers who wish to more completely understand the “why” and the “how,” while ensuring safe and sustainable practices. Written by a textile engineer and chemist (Boutrup) and a textile artist and practitioner (Ellis), its detailed and tested recipes for every process, including charts and comparisons, make it the ideal resource for dyers with all levels of experience.

  • Art of Pressed Flowers and Leaves

    The art of pressing flowers is enjoying a renaissance, and Jennie Ashmore teaches new fans how to make the most of this rediscovered craft.

    She covers everything from the choice of flowers (including roses, poppies and seaweed), to the various methods of pressing them, to designing with the finished pressed flowers and leaves. See how to achieve symmetry, use colour and combine the flowers with watercolour and gouache, painted backgrounds and gold and silver paper.

    There’s a range of insider tips on using the ribs of leaves to create pattern and movement, pressing both sides of a leaf and capturing the seasons in a single, beautiful work. Templates will help you get started, and a plant directory shows you what various plants look like when pressed.

  • Beyond the Block

    Classic yet contemporary, Log Cabin blocks are steeped in tradition yet open to infinite possibilities. In Beyond the Block, today's top designers show you how to take the traditional Log Cabin block in new directions, creating inspired designs that embrace the past while incorporating modern aesthetics and one-of-a-kind style. You'll find:

    • 15 inspiring patterns for quilts, accessories and home décor from some of the biggest names in quilting today – including Tula Pink, Thomas Knauer, Debbie Grifka and Siobahn Rogers
    • Illustrated, step-by-step tutorials for making a variety of Log Cabin blocks, from traditional to wonky
    • Expert tips on everything from quilt-making basics to choosing fabrics and using colour
    • Artist profiles and inspiring essays on making group projects, quilting for charity, creating your own Log Cabin block designs and more!

    Featuring projects anyone can make, this beautifully curated collection will inspire you to take your quilting to the next level and make your own mark on one of quilting's most beloved blocks – the Log Cabin.

  • Big Book of Lap Quilts

    Get a whopping 51 patterns for the always-popular lap quilt – designs for every day, seasons, holidays and special days abound.

    Discover quilts from outstanding designers, including Country Threads, Kim Diehl, Amy Ellis, Sherri K. Falls, Joanna Figueroa, Jill Finley, Lynne Hagmeier, Kimberly Jolly, Nancy Mahoney, Me and My Sister Designs, Carrie Nelson, Pat Sloan, Cheryl Wall, Corey Yoder, and more!

    Lap quilts are the perfect size for so many occasions: cozy cuddling, creative decorating, gift giving and more. You'll lap up this versatile lap-quilt pattern collection – there are so many ways to use it!

  • Countdown to Christmas

    Susan Ache returns with a dozen spectacular quilts for Christmas. And most can be displayed year-round!

    Many quilters want to decorate with Christmas quilts during the holidays – but who wants to pack them away for 11 months of the year? Softer shades of red and green suit all seasons, whether for snuggling up on the couch in December, enjoying late-night campfires in June, or relaxing on the deck in October.

    Choose among exquisite quilts with traditional roots and light-hearted quilts that capture the magic of the season. When Christmas rolls around, any of them can take centre stage.

    Free sample Try the Peppermint Party project from the book.

  • Cozy Asymetry

    A versatile jacket with an offset closure. Semi-fitted darted seamed jacket. In seam pockets, asymmetrical notched front, stand up collar and two piece sleeve. Shaped front hemline. Lined or unlined.

    Suggested Fabrics: Medium to Heavy weight fabrics: Cotton, Silk, Wool, Linen, Handwovens, Tapestry,Leather, Suede, etc.

    Sizes: XS – 5XL

  • Hand Dyed

    Hand Dyed is a modern introduction to indigo and fibre-reactive dye. Exploring traditional techniques like shibori and using organic compounds, this comprehensive how-to guide offers everything you need know to create stylish, richly coloured and patterned pieces.

    Classic techniques and natural materials make the 25 projects beautiful and accessible, even for the beginner. Items such as an elegant robe, a duvet cover set, drum lampshades and even a hammock invite you to fall in love with this traditional, magical and surprisingly straightforward process.