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    9781782218227 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework On Sale Date:June 29, 2021
    $30.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 in | 0.81 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:24 Search Press
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      An inspiring and practical step-by-step guide to creating quirky, contemporary animal-themed stitched textiles from the amazing studio of Mrs. Bertimus.

      In this inspiring, practical guide, textile artist Letitia Thompson, aka Mrs Bertimus, shows you how to create colourful, contemporary, animal-themed stitched textiles with a quirky mix of vintage and whimsical style. Letitia’s subjects range from playful, dancing mice to crafty foxes, their personalities skillfully captured in stitch using free-motion machine embroidery and hand stitching. The progression from idea to stitch is developed in easy stages, providing a valuable insight into the author’s creative process and the methods she uses to achieve her stunning textile artworks. Starting with a comprehensive materials and techniques section, the book includes 4 step-by-step projects and numerous finished pieces to spark your creativity, resulting in a unique source of ideas and inspiration for textile artists of all abilities.
      Bio
      Being able to watch nature on her doorstep has permeated the imagery and storytelling of Letitia Thompson’s work, and she continues to explore her make-believe world of painted, collaged and stitched characters. Her artwork is primarily inspired by the slow pace and sense of community of her day-to-day village life - as is her nom de plume, Mrs Bertimus, which she took from a neighbour’s story of a blackbird that regularly visited for crumbs.

      Letitia has worked in art education for over twenty years and loves meeting kindred spirits on her painting, mixed media and textiles workshops. She has exhibited across the UK, where she lives in a small village in the Lincolnshire countryside.


      Author Residence: UK
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        Marketing: Email marketing to libraries and key accounts

        Advertising in key craft magazines

        Book reviews in Booklist and key sewing and embroidery magazines



        Publicity: Press reviews and features in embroidery and needlecraft magazines

        Featured projects in embroidery blogs

        Review and feature on Mary Corbet’s Needlenthread.com

        Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites

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    Invitation to Draw 99 Drawing Prompts to Inspire Kids Creativity Jean Van't Hul
    9781611808513 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Crafts for Children On Sale Date:June 15, 2021
    $25.95 CAD 8 x 10 in | 0.81 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Roost Books
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      Description
      Help children draw and think more creatively by inspiring them with interesting and challenging art prompts and questions.

      Invitation to Draw offers 99 open-ended drawing prompts, each one proposing a question to investigate that encourages children to free associate and problem solve. The perforated pages make it easy to tear out prompts for on-the-go activities or allowing multiple kids to draw at the same time. A blank cake provides the chance to decorate a dream confection, an empty house inspires stories about who lives there, and a grid of triangles supplies the chance to explore abstract art. What might be hiding in that tree? What sort of robot can you design? The possibilities are endless!

      Drawing prompts inspire and encourage kids to think and draw differently, and sometimes more creatively, than they might when faced with a blank page. By offering constraints such as a pair of eyes or an empty car and asking a question, children begin thinking about the possibilities and answering the question in their heads even before they put pen (or marker or crayon!) to paper. And through the act of drawing and observing the drawing unfold, the brain continues to think and problem solve, opening up all kinds of creative possibilities around that specific idea.
      Bio
      JEAN VAN’T HUL, mother of two, lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing about children’s art and creativity on her blog, The Artful Parent, since 2008. A graduate of Wellesley College with a major in art history and studio art, Jean worked in various art and nonprofit fields before devoting her time to writing and raising kids. She loves to share process-oriented art, seasonal crafts, and joyful learning opportunities with her own daughters and through her children’s art groups, her magazine articles, and on her blog, which has over 700k followers on Facebook.

      Author Residence: North Carolina
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        Marketing: Regional events and workshops

        Outreach to teachers, parents, and homeschoolers

        Instagram advertising campaign



        Author Website: www.artfulparent.com

        Author Social Media: Instagram: @theartfulparent 25.5k followers
  • 3
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    Big Stitch Quilting A practical guide to sewing and hand quilting 20 stunning projects Carolyn Forster
    9781782218210 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Quilts & Quilting On Sale Date:June 08, 2021
    $28.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 in | 0.81 lb | 144 pages Carton Quantity:24 Search Press
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      Description
      Create 9 stunning quilts and 11 desirable gifts using contemporary big-stitch quilting

      Hand quilting using big stitches has its roots in utility quilting, from Gee’s Bend quilting in the US, to Japanese sashiko and boro through to Indian kantha stitching. Drawing on these traditional techniques, Carolyn Forster brings big stitch quilting right up to date and shows you how to create 9 gorgeous quilts as well as 11 gift projects that include a zokin tea towel, a wrapping cloth, a Japanese knot bag, a pillow cover and coasters.

      There is a comprehensive techniques section at the start of the book that explores the kinds of materials and fabrics best suited to big stitch quilting, the stitches and methods used, and how to assemble and finish your quilts, making this an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this stunning form of hand quilting.
      Bio
      Carolyn Forster started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study Textiles at the University of Bath. Since graduating, she has taught patchwork and quilting both in the UK and the USA and has had her quilts featured in a number of books and magazines, including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting. Carolyn lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and son.

      Author Residence: UK

      Author Hometown: UK
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        Marketing: Email marketing to libraries and key accounts

        Advertising in key craft magazines

        Book reviews in Booklist and key sewing and embroidery magazines



        Publicity: Press reviews and features in embroidery and needlecraft magazines

        Featured projects in embroidery blogs

        Review and feature on Mary Corbet’s Needlenthread.com

        Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites

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    Modern Mending How to minimize waste and maximize style Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald
    9781782219606 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing On Sale Date:June 08, 2021
    $28.95 CAD 7 x 9 in | 0.81 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity:24 Search Press
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      Creatively mend and customize your old clothes to revitalize your outfits and save the planet

      Bring new life to your old clothes and fabrics with this fun, easy-to-follow guide to modern mending.

      Across the globe, we send tonnes of clothing to landfill each year. In fact, clothing consumption in the UK and US are one of the highest in the world. But the good news is that mending is trending, and it’s never been easier to repair and reinvent your favourite clothes.

      Inspired by the slow fashion movement that’s taking the sewing world by storm, Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald has created a comprehensive guide to mending your own clothes in a way that combines creativity and sustainability. In Modern Mending, she demystifies mending and shares step-by-step instructions for a range of techniques, including stitching, darning, patching, needle felting and machine darning.

      So next time you tear your favourite jeans or find a hole in your jumper, think twice before throwing them away. With Modern Mending, you’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to rebel against fast fashion now and for years to come.
      Bio
      Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald is Australia’s leading clothes-mending practitioner. Her mending has been displayed in art exhibitions in Melbourne and Adelaide, and she teaches workshops across Australia. Erin began her career in journalism at 15 and over two decades worked as an editor, sub-editor, writer, and photographer. After leaving journalism she founded Bright Sparks, a social enterprise that repaired and reused electrical appliances to keep them out of landfill. When she’s not trying to save the planet (stylishly), you can find her making tiny dioramas for her magic letterbox or cooking up a storm for her cookbook club, the Ottolenghi Appreciation Society. Her retirement dream is to run a deluxe toy hospital for stuffed toys.

      You can find Erin online at www.erinlewisfitzgerald.com and www.modernmending.com


      Author Residence: Australia

      Author Hometown: Australia
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        Email campaigns for libraries, schools and craft stores

        Book reviews in Library Journal and Booklist

        Goodreads feature title



        Publicity: Press reviews and features in sewing magazines

        Feature projects in sewing blogs with 10-50K community members

        Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites



        Author Website: www.erinlewisfitzgerald.com/#mending

        Author Social Media: www.instagram.com/erinlewisfitzgerald/
  • 5
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    Block by Block Crochet Quilt-inspired patchwork blocks to mix and match Leonie Morgan
    9781782219255 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework On Sale Date:June 08, 2021
    $21.95 CAD 8.75 x 8.75 x 0.4 in | 0.98 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:30 Search Press
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      Description
      With 49 fabulous blocks to make this all-skill-level book will be adored equally by yarn lovers who are interested in pattern and by quilters who are drawn to yarn.

      Using patchwork as her inspiration, this is a brand new, specially designed crochet block collection from the wonderfully talented Leonie Morgan. In these 49 patterns, Leonie explores visual illusion, contrast in light and shade, and beautiful geometry with designs such as Flying Geese, Hourglass, Tumbling Blocks and Log Cabin – and all of them can be put together into larger designs. Whether you are building up patterns with leftover yarn or setting out with a specific colour scheme in mind, this is a wonderfully creative process of creating a larger design from lots of smaller units.

      There are four beautiful projects to make: a shoulder bag, a baby blanket, a geometric cushion and a beautiful lap blanket. A useful crochet techniques section describes the various stitches used, notes on colorwork and reading patterns and charts, and there is also advice on assembling the blocks and edging them. And, once you’ve got to grips with all of this, you can use the lovely blocks as inspiration to create your own lovely, crocheted block pieces.


      Series Overview: All the crocheted blocks can be used as the basis for yarn quilts, or ’yilts’

      A brand new collection that explores visual illusion, exciting colour contrasts and geometric designs

      Suitable for all skill levels

      Includes four projects that show how to turn the 50 featured blocks into beautiful home accessories.

      Bio
      Leonie Morgan is a freelance crochet designer who runs her own craft business, WoolnHook. A self-taught crocheter with a love of colour and design, she is the author of Beautiful Blankets, Afghans and Throws100 Bright & Colourful Granny Squares to Mix and Match100 Colourful Ripples to Crochet and 75 Colourful Hexagons to Crochet. Leonie lives in Wales, UK, where she spends her time walking in the mountains and playing with wool. She blogs at www.leoniemorgan.com.

      Author Residence: Wales, UK
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        Marketing: ·  Email campaigns for libraries, schools and craft stores

        ·  Book reviews in Booklist

        ·  Goodreads feature title

        Publicity: ·  Press reviews and features in knitting and crochet magazines

        ·  Feature projects in knitting and crochet blogs with 10-50K community members

        ·  Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites
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    Embroidered Animals Wild and Woolly Creatures to Stitch and Sew Yumiko Higuchi
    9781611808865 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework On Sale Date:May 18, 2021
    $28.95 CAD 8.36 x 7.9 x 0.26 in | 0.6 lb | 96 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Roost Books
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      A lively and accessible book featuring embroidery motifs and sewing projects that highlight the wonder and beauty of the animal kingdom with designs for foxes, cats, owls, zebras, and pandas.

      From elegant birds to adorable rabbits and wonderfully simple sheep, the 25 motifs and patterns in this book offer both a modern flair and an organic true-to-nature style. The whimsical animal designs—ranging from wild wolves, cheetahs, and giraffes to cuddly and cute bears, cats, dogs, monkeys, and pigs—can be incorporated into any of the sewing projects included, such as bags, pillows, bookmarks, and sachets, so that beginner and experienced embroiderers can mix and match patterns according to their own interest and skill.


      Series Overview: Make Good: Japanese Craft
      Bio
      YUMIKO HIGUCHI studied design at Tama Art University. In 2000 she started work as a handbag designer and began exploring embroidery in 2008. She is the author of Zakka Embroidery, A Year of Embroidery, and Embroidered Botanicals.

      Author Residence: Japan

      Author Hometown: Japan
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        Publicity: Pitch reviews to craft magazines

        Targeted digital advertising

        Instagram campaign

        Brand collaborations



        Author Social Media: Instagram: @yumikohiguchi 298k followers
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    Making Mobiles Creating Beautiful Polish Pajaki from Natural Materials Karolina Merska
    9781911641636 Hardcover CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Papercrafts On Sale Date:May 11, 2021
    $40.00 CAD 7.75 x 9.95 x 0.89 in | 1.9 lb | 192 pages Carton Quantity:12 Pavilion
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      Discover pajaki, one of the hottest interior trends in recent years

      Polish artist Karolina Merska’s richly ornamented, reimagined pajaki mobiles have caught the attention of design shows and interiors magazines across the world. Pajaki literally means “spiders of straw,” and using simple materials such as rye straw, dried peas, and paper, women in Poland would create cheerful chandeliers to decorate their homes for festive occasions. In her first book, Karolina shows how to create 15 classic and contemporary hanging decorations with wow factor and celebrates the rich heritage of this age-old folk art. Using colorful cutouts, pom-poms, paper flowers, and natural materials, Karolina explores the craft’s inspiring past and shares her passion for keeping the pajaki tradition alive today.
      Bio
      Karolina Merska is originally from Poland and moved to the UK in 2007 after obtaining an MA in History of Art at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her work has been celebrated internationally and publicized by Channel 4, The World of Interiors, House and Garden, Elle Decoration, The Telegraph, Time Out, Harper’s Bazaar, and many more.

      Author Residence: UK

      Author Hometown: Poland
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        Publicity: Women’s Magazines: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style, Marie Claire, W Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Iris Covet Book, WWD

        General Interest Magazines: Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart Living, Redbook

        Newspapers with strong fashion sections: NY Times (T Mag and Style Section), LA Times, SF Chronicle

        Web/online: Online outlets of all of the above, plus Business of Fashion, Daily Front Row, The Cut, Mr Blasberg, Refinery 29

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    Half Yard Summer Collection Debbie's top 40 Half Yard projects for summer sewing Debbie Shore
    9781782219286 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing On Sale Date:May 11, 2021
    $23.95 CAD 8.56 x 11.06 x 0.51 in | 1.61 lb | 176 pages Carton Quantity:18 Search Press
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      With the help of best-selling and award-winning author Debbie Shore, sew 40 stunning summer-time accessories using just half a yard of fabric or less.

      Whether you’re preparing for a holiday, trying to keep the little ones occupied or planning a summer party, you’ll find a gorgeous collection of items to make from only a small amount of fabric.

      Discover 35 of your favourite summer designs specially chosen from Debbie’s much-loved Half Yard(TM) series, plus 5 brand-new projects by Debbie for you to get stuck into. From picnic and party sets, kid crafts and home décor to casual and evening bags and a handy passport wallet, you’ll have everything you need for the summer season. As always, every project features Debbie’s friendly, easy-to-follow instructions and a beautiful photograph of the finished make.
      Bio
      Debbie Shore is a bestselling and award-winning author. She began her career as a children’s television presenter and since then has appeared regularly as an actress in various popular dramas and as a presenter on shopping channels. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns, writes for several popular sewing magazine and has written over 20 books for Search Press with several more underway. She is the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year 2020 in the Craft Business Awards, and Social Media Influencer of the Year 2019 in the British Sewing Awards.

      Debbie has over 215,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, which has over 28 million views. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the megaselling Half Yard(TM) series, and won the 2019 IPG Digital Publishing Award. For more details about the club visit www.halfyardsewingclub.com.

      Debbie lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website www.debbieshoresewing.com.


      Author Residence: UK
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        Marketing: Email campaigns for libraries, schools and craft stores

        Book reviews in Library Journal and Booklist

        Goodreads feature title



        Publicity: Press reviews and features in sewing magazines

        Feature projects in sewing blogs with 10-50K community members

        Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites

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    9781782219736 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework On Sale Date:May 04, 2021
    $23.95 CAD 8.63 x 11.06 x 0.39 in | 1.2 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:24 Search Press
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      Description
      A book that anyone who is an artist, embroiderer, textile artist or simply a lover of beautiful books will want to own.

      The embroidery of Jane E Hall is breathtaking, and in this gorgeous book she combines her love of butterflies with her outstanding talent as a textile artist to produce three-dimensional renditions of exquisitely worked butterflies that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

      Using the finest of silk threads and needles, Jane lovingly creates her butterflies’ wings using the tiniest of stitches worked on to silk. They are then carefully cut away and the edges strengthened with hair-fine wire before being attached to the bodies, carefully crafted from air-drying modelling medium and brushed with whisper-fine threads to resemble hairs. The butterflies are then placed within a setting of silk leaves and flowers, all made with the same painstaking attention to detail and expert skill as the butterflies themselves.

      This book provides a fascinating introduction to butterflies in nature, reflecting Jane’s love and admiration for these exquisite creatures, and goes on to describe the materials and methods Jane uses to produce her incredible creations. Twelve projects, each based on a different butterfly including the Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell and the Brimstone, present the finished piece along with the materials Jane used, and the photographs, swatches, drawings and paintings that inspired it. One of the most striking features of this book is the amazing photography of Jane’s work, including detailed close-ups, which, together with Jane’s poetic and inspiring text, make this a book that anyone who is an artist, embroiderer, textile artist or simply a lover of beautiful books - will want to own.
      Bio
      Jane E Hall studied at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, achieving a Diploma in Foundation Studies, and then moved on to Loughborough College of Art and Design where she received a Certificate in Design Embroidery, being awarded a distinction. Since leaving college she has worked professionally as a textile artist. She has held numerous exhibitions, has her work held in private collections, and has worked on significant commissions, three of which are on public display. Jane’s work has been featured extensively on TV and in magazines.

      Author Residence: Shaftesbury, Dorset UK
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        Marketing: Email marketing to libraries and key accounts

        Advertising in key craft magazines

        Book reviews in Library Journal, Booklist and key sewing and embroidery magazines



        Publicity: Press reviews and features in embroidery and needlecraft magazines

        Featured projects in embroidery blogs

        Review and feature on Mary Corbet’s Needlenthread.com

        Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites

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    Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet 75 projects to make your own mini world Lesley Stanfield
    9781782219507 Paperback CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework On Sale Date:May 04, 2021
    $21.95 CAD 8.75 x 8.75 x 0.39 in | 0.94 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:30 Search Press
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      Expand your knitting and crochet repertoire with this delightful menagerie of miniature bugs and beasts.

      There are creepy crawlies and weird wrigglers, beautiful butterflies and splendid metallic-thread dragonflies, as well as the flowers, leaves, shells, pebbles and other objects that form the natural world. Use them to decorate your clothes and accessories, to give as gifts - or to decorate your gift wrap and greeting cards - and to collect as a creative display piece.

      Every one of these cute little beasties is thoughtfully displayed in a directory at the front of the book. And each
      is cross-referenced to a complete pattern and - for the majority of crochet designs - a chart at the back. Information
      on stuffing, finishing and other techniques is also included.

      You’ll also find a mixture of fun and fabulous ideas for using the creatures in a range of styles and settings: as seasonal
      decorations, quirky homewares or elegant accessories.
      Bio
      Lesley Stanfield is a freelance knitting and crochet designer who has worked on and for several women’s magazines. She lives and works in Whitstable. Previous publications include: The Encyclopedia of Knitting (Running Press) and The Essential Stitch Collection (Reader’s Digest), both with Melody Griffiths, 150 Knitted Trims (St Martin’s Press), and 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet (St Martin’s Press).

      Author Residence: Whitstable, UK
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Email marketing to libraries and key accounts

        Advertising in key craft magazines

        Book reviews in Booklist and key sewing and embroidery magazines



        Publicity: Press reviews and features in embroidery and needlecraft magazines

        Featured projects in embroidery blogs

        Review and feature on Mary Corbet’s Needlenthread.com

        Advance promotions and reviews in Craft blogs and sites

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