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  • 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.

  • Making Soap

    Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seasoned soap-makers as well, the recipes use only natural ingredients that are kind to the skin and our environment. From olive oil to juniper and cucumber to honey, there are lots of gorgeous fragrances and colours to satisfy everyone.

    With comprehensive information on where to start and what you need, the book includes essential tips on utensils, safety issues to consider, and by a step-by-step guide to making soap. There are also useful sections on fragrances and natural colourings and additives such as coffee and cinnamon. This book tells you everything you need to know about making your own hand-crafted soap, using tools most people already own

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  • Mini Knitted Cosmos

    Sachiyo Ishii gives us mini knitted astronauts, planets, satellites, moon buggies, aliens and a whole host of astro-animals such as dogs, bunnies, elephants and giraffes. Knit your own fabulous cosmos with this delightful book!

    All the projects are quick and relatively simple to make, with very easy techniques to follow. There is a step-by-step section on how to sew the figures and animals together and the patterns are all suitable for competent beginners.

    Including full-size templates and more than 40 simple knitting patterns, this is all you need to make your very own knitted cosmos.

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  • Moda All Stars On a Roll

    The All-Stars are back with sparkling projects for irresistible Jelly Rolls – coordinating precut 2½ inch strips of fabric that slash cutting time and speed up sewing time.

    Patchwork reigns in 14 quilt patterns created by favorite Moda designers, including Lisa Bongean, Betsy Chutchian, Joanna Figueroa, Sandy Klop and Anne Sutton. From simple and classic to fresh and contemporary, beautiful quilts will inspire you to get the ball rolling!

  • Modern Memory Quilts

    Learn to incorporate treasured clothing into heirloom quilts without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. Stitch memories together forever with 12 quilt projects that are as meaningful as they are stylish!

    Suzanne Paquette shares the emotional, creative and technical aspects of memory quilting through colourful storytelling and photography. Practical projects inspired by real families' stories will help you celebrate love, provide comfort and honour your family’s heritage.

  • Modern Quilting

    Follow Michael Caputo's tutorials for every skill level to make gorgeous quilts and patchwork with 25 modern designs in an array of colourful fabrics.

    If you’re a beginner, get started with a simple project such as a seat pillow or some bright coasters and placemats, then practice your skills further with a wonderful colour wheel mini quilt, to bring an exciting burst of colour into any home. There are full-size quilts which are perfect for more confident quilters, as you can really let your creativity take charge in choosing the fabrics and colours. And don’t forget the reverse – one of Michael’s trademarks is that the wrong side of the quilt is just as splendid as the right side.

    All the templates you'll need are included and there is a techniques section, as well as clear step-by-step artworks, to guide you. All you need to do is choose some fun fabrics and you’re ready to begin working on these inventive makes.

  • 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.

  • Painting Expressive Landscapes

    Strongly influenced by the changing landscape, Carole Robson’s artwork is packed with colour, atmosphere, texture and light. An experienced teacher and artist, Carole explores how to build from basic techniques to producing wonderful expressive and semi-abstract landscapes.

    Combining watercolour with other watersoluble media and collage material, the three detailed step-by-step projects demonstrate perfectly Carole’s expertise and innovative methods. They take you from materials and tools needed through to using masking fluid, salt, spattering techniques, modelling paste, cellophane and much more.

    A stimulating mix of colour and watercolour techniques for all skill levels, this guide helps the artist develop a free and flowing style to their art.

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  • Quilt Big

    Approaching quilting in a big way, Quilt Big takes the inherent beauty found in single block patterns and creates big, bold quilts, quickly and easily. Whether you're simply short on time or intimidated by complex quilts, the book will show you how super-sizing your blocks make for faster finishes and so much more.

    In this block book and design resource, you'll find:

    • 22 big blocks to show off your favourite fabrics in fantastic ways
    • Step-by-step guide to scaling traditional blocks to oversized designs
    • 17 quilt designs featuring bold, super-sized blocks – these 15, 18 and 24 inch blocks are interchangeable for one-of-a-kind finished projects!
    • Block patterns designed in a way that no specially sized templates are needed

  • Quilter's Journal

    Keep more than just a journal – keep a record of your quilting life!

    Photographed at designer Lisa Bongean's beautiful lakeside home, this inspiring week-by-week journal is filled with eye candy to enjoy year-round. Answer fun prompts to create lists for must-do quilting adventures, keep track of projects, document gift and charity quilts or simply keep this gorgeous date book as a memory journal for future generations of quilters in your family to cherish.

    All in a perfect size to carry in your bag on the go!

  • Sewing

    Knowing how to sew will make you a better designer; you will learn what is possible, and be inspired by the creative possibilities of sewing techniques.

    In this book, you will start by learning the basics: how to choose tools; how to choose and use thread; pressing techniques; and how to choose and use appropriate interfacings and linings. Basic techniques include seam and hem finishes, sewing buttons and buttonholes, working with knit fabrics and finishing details including bindings and spaghetti straps, tailored pockets and zips. Each lesson is illustrated with step-by-step photographs.