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  • Abstract Acrylics

    Waltraud Nawratil shows you how to combine a love for nature with a passion for expressive abstract painting. The reader will learn how to use acrylics, watercolours or airbrushing, as well as natural materials such as sand, bark and leaves, to create captivating pictures full of colour and vitality.

    There is a wealth of stunning abstract pieces by Waltraud which will provide inspiration for more experienced painters as well as the beginner. The book covers the variations through the seasons, teaching the reader to see the natural world with creativity and a fresh new perspective.

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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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  • Beyond the Battlefield

    From beloved design team Country Threads comes this collection of patterns inspired by quilts from the Civil War era. Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene's signature make-do style comes to life in 14 quilts, from small, simple tributes to larger quilts featuring hundreds of scrap fabrics.

    Projects are paired with period photographs and fascinating true stories of unsung heroines of the Civil War, from women who disguised themselves as soldiers to others who became doctors, nurses and even spies in order to serve. Whether you're a fan of traditional designs, Civil War fabrics or scrappy-to-the-max patterns, these stunning quilts are sure to inspire.

  • Big Book of Lap Quilts

    Get a whopping 51 patterns for the always-popular lap quilt – designs for everyday, 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!

  • Colourful Wayuu Bags to Crochet

    Colourful, functional and fun, these striking crocheted Wayuu bags have the best combination of features! Using the technique of tapestry crochet, there are ten stunning bags to make, all in excitingly bold colourways and designs, with the characteristic woven shoulder straps and drawstring cords. Some of the bags are also embellished with pompoms and tassels. Using the traditional geometric patterns and shapes of the Colombian and Venezuelan Wayuu people, each bag is unique and you can make them in your own choice of colours.

    Tapestry crohcet uses just one crochet stitch and is an easy technique to learn, and a section at the end of the book shows you how to make the beautifully braided straps and drawstrings. The braided straps could also easily be made on their own as trendy belts for trousers and skirts.

    Using very simple stitches, with easy-to-follow patterns and widely available 100% cotton yarns, these bags are too beautiful to resist – so pick up your yarn and hook and get started!

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  • Curls 3

    Curls 3 features marvellously flexible, wearable wraps that work with any weight of yarn, can be knit at any gauge, and look beautiful at any size.

    Knit them small and wear them as a cowl. Keep going to make a scarf. Do a bit more, and you've got a shawl. They form a wonderfully curved shape that drapes beautifully around your neck and shoulders and can be worn in lots of different ways.

    Use your favourite yarn, and knit at whatever gauge gives you the fabric you like best. You're in charge, you can't mess it up, and you're going to love the result.

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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

  • Faerie Knitting

    The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting woven together in original patterns inspired by each story.

    Featuring 14 original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.

    From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.

    Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators – and lovers – of magic.

  • 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.

  • Kansas City Star Quilts Sampler

    In 1928, the Kansas City Star newspaper printed its first quilt block pattern – they continued this tradition for 34 wonderful and influential years. Now for the first time, the best of the blocks from each year can be found in one place!

    Slow down and stitch 60+ vintage block patterns, culminating in an unforgettable sampler quilt to showcase each one. Meet the women who brought quilting to the newspaper, as profiled by best-selling author and quilt historian Barbara Brackman.