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  • Art of Modern Quilling

    The Art of Modern Quilling breathes new life into a time-tested craft with innovative instruction and creative projects you will love to make and wear!

    Colourful strips of paper and a few simple tools are all you need to create an infinite number of amazing projects. Erin Curet shows you a host of innovative techniques and provides plentiful inspiration. You'll soon be making quilled jewellery, works of art that will dazzle, and fun household items that are as interesting to look at as they are useful.

  • 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.

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  • Draping

    Draping is the art of manipulating fabric directly on the dress form. It is the most creative way for a designer to turn design ideas into reality.

    Start by learning the basics, including how to use a dress form and how to prepare the muslin for draping. You will then move on to learn how to drape basic bodices, including a range of darts and necklines, and also basic skirts, and finally dresses. Each lesson in the book is illustrated in meticulous detail in a series of step-by-step photographs accompanied by photos from the catwalk.

  • Embellish Magazine #36

    Embellish #36 aims to fuse fashion, fantasy and art into everyday items, gifts and homewares.


    • Artist Profile: Margaret Lee – by Margaret Lee
    • Artist Profile: Marion Dawson – by Marion Dawson
    • Reader Postcard Challenge – by Lynda Worthington
    • Wild Women – by Helen Basch
    • A Visit to Minority Groups in South West China: An Interview with Val Darby – by Barbara Mullan
    • A Story of Bespoke Art Furniture – by Michelle and Ryan Mischkulnig

    Projects / Techniques:

    • Shanghai Vessel – by Dale Rollerson
    • Chinese Knots – by Muriel Farquhar
    • Resists with more Twists (part 2) – by Anne Mitchell
    • Concepts of China – by Marion Dawson
    • Lotus Bud – by Margaret Lee
    • “Harmony is Precious” Chinese Scroll – by Penny Eamer
    • Silk Circle – by Lynda Worthington

  • Felt Magazine #20

    Felt magazine aims to inspire a new generation of fibre enthusiasts with comprehensive projects, articles and an inspirational gallery. It includes a mix of easy, intermediate and technical projects to suit a wide range of skill levels.

    Articles in Issue 20 include:

    • In Profile – Eva Camacho-Sanchez
    • In Profile – Rowena Scotney
    • Meet the Maker – Liz Arnold
    • Bristling with Creativity – Simon Brown
    • Urfelt – Renate Maile-Moskowitz
    • In Profile – Debbie Leung
    • Subterranean – review – Moira Simpson

    Projects in Issue 20 include:

    • Reef Brooch – Liz Arnold
    • Poppy Lariat – Dawn Edwards
    • Cheongsum Dress – Debbie Leung
    • Precious Posts – Jennie Curtis
    • Wired Earrings – Martien van Zuilen
    • Starry Starry Light – Saskia Everingham

  • Free-Motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary

    Find the courage to take on any free-motion quilting project in 21 days!

    Move beyond the basics with an easy, three-step process to shift you from ordinary and extraordinary quilting. Learn how your choice of thread, fabric and batting can improve your experience; create your own quilting motifs; and finally finish those “special” quilts.

    With five projects to shape your skills, this workbook will help you put the fun back in quilting again.

  • Make Animals

    Create amazing felted animals so real that you'll want to pay a visit and talk to them. Breathtaking. Beautiful animals that seem to breathe. Their eyes are majestic and wild, yet they possess an aura of gentleness. This is the amazing world of Yoshinobu and the whole creative process he uses to give life to his animal friends.

    The book includes a gallery of the astonishing work of Japan's top felting artist with a basic tools and techniques section and step-by-step instructions on how to make four of these animal friends – polar bear hand puppet, blue-footed booby broach, cat broach, Japanese monkey figure. Recommended for advanced needle felters.

  • Nature Trail

    During a recent break from teaching, Sue Spargo created Nature Trail, a stunning quilt created from log cabin blocks embellished with simple stitchery. To help you create this quilt, her book features:

    • A supplies list
    • Colour suggestions plus detailed assembly and embellishing instructions for the 12 log cabin blocks
    • Assembly & finishing guidance for of the 12 blocks

  • 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.