Series: A-Z of NeedlecraftA-Z of Embroidery StitchesA Complete Manual for the Beginner Through to the Advanced EmbroidererPaperbackCountry Bumpkin9781782211617$23.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Dec 22, 2014
This comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing materials, beginning and ending a thread and using hoops to working as a left-handed embroiderer and learning how to paint threads. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions make the techniques achievable for beginners as well as providing an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.
Series: Half YardHalf Yard# GiftsEasy sewing projects using leftover pieces of fabricPaperbackDebbie Shore9781782211501$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Nov 23, 2015
Half Yard Gifts is the latest title from sewing guru Debbie Shore, and the next book in her best-selling half yard series. It contains 22 projects to sew and give away, each made using less than half a yard of fabric. The book contains gifts for all your family and friends: the projects range from pincushions, bags and paperweights to aprons for budding chefs, kneeling pads for gardeners and tool belts for DIY-enthusiasts. The projects are made in a range of prints and styles and use a range of techniques: either follow each project closely, or... + Read More
Series: Half YardHalf Yard# ChristmasEasy sewing projects using leftover pieces of fabricPaperbackDebbie Shore9781782211471$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Jul 20, 2015
Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Let Debbie Shore show you how to create all the accessories youll need in the latest addition to her best-selling Half Yard series. Featuring six themed chapters rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids theres something for everyone: you can select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. With over 30 simple, stylish projects, each requiring only a half yard of fabric, this book will have you feeling festive in no time. Featuring Debbies uni... + Read More
Illustrated throughout with diagrams and step-by-step photography, this book combines techniques with inspiration. French knots, tufting, stem stitch, whipped spider's web, woven picot and more are included and combined with painted backgrounds, couching, padded work and twisted threads to create a sequence of easy-to-follow projects. Pat Trott guides the embroiderer through each stage, showing how to build up scenes and pictures. Using nature as her source of design, she demonstrates the techniques involved in creating flowers, plants, woodlan... + Read More
The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs. This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by Country Bumpkin in Australia and has now been revamped for the modern needleworker by Search Press, with a fresh new design. Combined with the original A-Z of Embroidery Stitches, this book completes a comprehensive dictionary of embroidery stitches and techniques. It offers every embroiderer a per... + Read More
Series: Half YardHalf Yard# KidsSew 20 colourful toys and accessories from leftover pieces of fabricPaperbackDebbie Shore9781782212553$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Jun 20, 2016
The latest title from sewing guru Debbie Shore has arrived and its her most fun yet! Packed with 20 colourful, inventive projects, it contains something for children of all ages. It contains a fold-away easel for a budding artist, a magnetic fishing game for an intrepid naturalist, and a colourful backpack for the young explorer. Why not make some spooky Halloween bunting to get ready for trick-or-treating, make a pirate cuddle pillow for a swashbuckling bedroom, or line up some funky monkey skittles for a game or two? The book contains all th... + Read More
Series: Love to SewLove to Sew: Mug RugsPaperbackChrista Rolf9781844489268$12.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES May 01, 2013
Sewing is popular with all ages and this series, Love to Sew, focuses on the latest hot trends. The 64 page handy square format gives us room for at least twenty projects, each with simple step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs, as well as a basic techniques and materials section at the front of the book. Practical yet pretty, a mug rug is one of the latest trends on the sewing and patchwork scene. Basically it is a large coaster with room for your favourite mug and a biscuit or two. Small enough to complete in a few hours, but large ... + Read More
Series: A-Z of NeedlecraftA-Z of Ribbon EmbroideryA comprehensive manual with over 40 gorgeous designs to stitchPaperbackCountry Bumpkin9781782211730$23.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Dec 21, 2015
The appeal of ribbon embroidery is timeless and thousands of embroiderers have been captivated by its ease of use and fabulous results. Here you will find every stitch and technique fully explained with step by step photographs and clear instructions. Accomplished embroiderers have compiled advice on choosing ribbons, fabrics, needles and frames, as well as a host of other hints and tips. There are forty exquisite designs with full detail provided on the materials and stitches used for every element and a helpful Ribbon Embroidery Index directi... + Read More
Series: A-Z of NeedlecraftA-Z of SmockingA complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced smockerPaperbackCountry Bumpkin9781782211761$23.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Nov 23, 2015
This book features every smocking stitch, clearly explained for beginners, but also has inspiring examples and new or little-known techniques to appeal to experienced smockers. It shows how to work the stitches, read graphs, and select colours, fabric and threads. It teaches how to pleat and block a garment, gives advice on different techniques such as ribbon weaving, counterchange, template and freeform smocking and much more. It is bursting with hints, ideas and inspirational photographs. There is full advice on the fabric, needles and thread... + Read More
Series: Fun with Fat Quarters15 gorgeous sewing projects for using up your fabric stashSpiral boundWendy Gardiner9781782211464$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Oct 19, 2015
Containing 15 fresh, fun fat-quarter projects, from doorstops and drawstring bags to tablemats, aprons and cushions, this book is ideal for sewers of all abilities. It starts with a comprehensive techniques section, guiding you through a variety of useful techniques, from inserting a zip and sewing buttonholes to creating patchwork. The techniques are fully explained and are combined with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. The book then leads on to the projects; each contains inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and... + Read More
Series: SEW SERIESSew Useful23 Simple Storage Solutions to Sew For the HomePaperbackDebbie Shore9781782210856$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Jan 19, 2015
Sewing superstar, Debbie Shore has a real flair for designing simple projects that look amazing, and in this book she has created ingenious storage solutions to keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully styled. All the techniques and stitches needed are clearly explained, and the projects can all be made on a basic sewing machine. Projects are included for all areas of the home, and include a storage cube, drawstring toy bag, garment cover, iron caddy, jewellery pouch, tablet cover, knitting needle roll, drawer liner, laundry bag, sewing machin... + Read More
Learn how to create exquisite, delicately embroidered silk ribbon flowers, including foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, primroses, geraniums, irises, poppies... and much more. A small selection of stitches are used to create a wide variety of flowers. All the techniques are explained in detailed step-by-step sequences.
Series: 50 Fabric AnimalsFun sewing projects for you and your homePaperbackMarie Claire9781844487707$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES May 10, 2012
50 Fabric Animals presents a cute collection of 50 animal-themed fabric projects to make for you and your home, or as the perfect gift for friends, family and children. The projects include teddy bears, rabbits, birds, sheep, cows, pigs, fish, mice and many more in a range of fabrics, finishes and colours, and there's a mix of styles to suit everybody, from a classic brown teddy bear to more unusual designs like the bright and funky button-eyed bunnies! There is also a selection of appliqué and embroidery projects, such as an owl mobile-phone p... + Read More
The latest addition to the Love to Sew series, this new title from best-selling author Debbie Shore contains 15 gorgeous, practical items that every sewer will love to make, use or give as gifts. The book contains storage solutions and sewing accessories to equip every sewing space. The projects range from practical storage solutions such as tool rolls, carry cases and cutting mat carriers to innovative ways to keep a sewing space tidy, such as a handy armchair storage device and an ironing station, complete with board cover and handy hanging... + Read More
This comprehensive guide to traditional and contemporary techniques provides the reader with all the information they need to produce beautiful quilting and patchwork projects. For beginners, there is how-to-start advice and step-by-step photographs, diagrams and instructions to guide them through each stage of their work, and for more experienced quilters there are advanced techniques that they can dip into for help with a particular problem. For the busy but creative quilter, a section on rotary cutting and speed pieceing shows how to achieve... + Read More
Series: Stitch, Fabric & ThreadAn inspirational guide for creative stitchersPaperbackElizabeth Healey9781782212850$29.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Jan 24, 2017
Experiment with stitch, fabric and thread to create your own unique textiles. This inventive book is a treasure trove of over 40 inspiring practical exercises, a rich and creative exploration of fabric and stitch, and a fascinating all-round read. Elizabeth Healey's approach to sewing is that it should be fun, and not like a chore or an exam we need to excel in. Her aim is to simply encourage you to pick up a needle and thread and get sewing! The exercises draw inspiration from around the world: create corded works of art inspired by Milton... + Read More
This gorgeous book shows you how to transform jelly roll scraps into stunning little quilts and wonderful patchwork gifts. Packed with 30 colourful and inventive projects - and all the techniques needed to create them - this book contains an abundance of guidance and inspiration for quilters and patchworkers of all abilities. The book is broken down into two sections: 'little quilts' and 'gifts'. Each section contains a comprehensive step-by-step photographic techniques section and each of the 30 projects contains inspiring photography and clea... + Read More
Mandy Southan takes the art of Shibori, in which fabric is bound, clamped or stitched before dyeing, and goes beyond the traditional blue and white to create fabrics in a fabulous array of colours, patterns and textures. Clear step by step photographs and instructions demonstrate how to use acid dyes and cold water reactive dyes in a variety of creative ways. Mandy then demonstrates shibori techniques such as binding, hand painting, capping, stitching, folding and clamping, pole winding and pole wrapping can be used to create truly wonderful dy... + Read More
The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs. This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by Country Bumpkin in Australia and has now been revamped for the modern needleworker by Search Press, with a fresh new design. This book is full of practical expertise on how to create beautiful goldwork embroideries, enhanced with silk embroidery, while conveying the history and tradition of goldwo... + Read More
This practical, contemporary guide to the exciting and varied world of raised embroidery is written by Kelley Aldridge, an expert teacher with the Royal School of Needlework. Part of a new series showcasing the RSNs traditional techniques, technical excellence and contemporary flair, it contains a complete grounding in raised embroidery stitches and techniques, three beautiful projects and galleries of inspiring work. The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It reveals the history and context of raised embroi... + Read More
Series: Fabulous Felt30 easy-to-sew accessories and decorationsPaperbackCorinne Lapierre9781782211938$22.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Mar 21, 2016
30 easy-to-make, stylish decorations all made from felt. The book includes templates, a comprehensive techniques section, guide to embroidery stitches and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations to accompany every project. The projects include mug hugs, hanging decorations, seasonal decorations, pillows, ornaments, wall-organisers, brooches, childrens toys and more.
Series: A-Z of NeedlecraftA-Z of StumpworkThe Ultimate Reference and Design Source for Stumpwork EmbroiderersPaperbackCountry Bumpkin9781782211778$23.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Dec 22, 2014
With its beginnings in seventeenth century England, stumpwork is today making a revival. Come join us for an exciting journey into the world of raised embroidery. There are over 400 clear step-by-step photographs and instructions presented in five easy to use sections and 20 stunning designs from around the world. Each design is beautifully presented with colour photography, easy to follow instructions and full size pattern. There is expert advice on the materials and tools you need to ensure success and enjoyment, and tips and hints to help ... + Read More
Series: Japanese Fabric Flowers65 decorative kanzashi flowers to makePaperbackSylvie Blondeau9781782212287$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Dec 21, 2015
The Japanese word 'kanzashi' originally referred to decorative pins as part of the traditional female hairstyles. These pins were often works of art in themselves, holding in place elaborate floral arrangements made with natural or silk flowers. Today, kanzashi encompasses flowers made from regular fabrics. Sylvie Blondeau shows you how to make 65 of these simply stunning designs. The projects are so easy and fun to make that you will soon be making them for every occasion. Perfect as accessories on clothing, jewellery, home decorations or tab... + Read More
Series: The Cross-Stitch GardenOver 70 cross-stitch motifs with 20 stunning projectsPaperbackKazuko Aoki9781782213314$29.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES May 23, 2016
Inspired by her love of wildflowers, Kazuko Aoki has created a collection of more than 20 projects and over 70 individual cross-stitch motifs. Designs are included for all your floral favourites, such as viola, pansies, poppies and roses. These motifs are used to create traditional samplers, as well as bags, pincushions, pillows, coasters, aprons and tea towels. Instructions are presented in counted cross-stitch charts, plus step-by-step diagrams for constructing projects.
In her latest book, Donatella Ciotti teaches the reader how to make tatted lace, also known as frivolité a durable yet delicate form of lace constructed using a series of knots and loops. Although it has been a traditional craft for centuries, Donatellas step-by-step instructions focus on more modern needle techniques, making the craft accessible to a contemporary audience. In recent years, tatted lace has come back into fashion and is now popular in high fashion design. The craft is relatively simple and easy to master following a few simpl... + Read More
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