One of the most successful cultural events in New Zealand is the World of WearableArt, an annual competition and award show that explores the intersection of fashion and art. This unique annual event, which draws an audience to Wellington of over 50,000 people, is the biggest of its kind in the world and is supported with ent... read more
Master the basics of weaving with internationally acclaimed weaver and spinner Anne Field.
Taking a project-based approach and with a well-founded understanding of the complexities of her craft, Anne Field deftly guides learners through the essential weaving techniques. Basic information on types of looms and what... read more
A tribute to the skill and ingenuity of a versatile craftsman. The book explains the role of the blacksmith as hardware maker,farrier and village handyman and explains the methods for fullering, upsetting and welding wrought iron. There are suggestions for setting up a blacksmith shop. ISBN: 9780393320572 Title: BLACKSMITH I... read more
Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time! The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weav... read more
An easy-to-use practical guide to mixed-media printmaking that includes instructions on all of the main printmaking techniques, as well as examples of inspirational works by the author and other contemporary printmakers.
This is a complete practical home sewing guide, from UK author Sally Walton. It includes 20 gorgeous, retro-inspired illustrated step-by-step projects, ideal for beginner and intermediate sewers along with a basic tools and techniques section carefully outlining the fundamental skills and equipment required, as well as offeri... read more
"Made by Dad" is chock full of 67 extraordinary, custom-designed how-to projects for DIY parents everywhere. The projects range from full-length, artfully illustrated creations to smaller, MacGyver-like challenges that can be whipped out at the coffee shop, plus "DIY Dad" tips sprinkled throughout and illustration templates t... read more
Go behind the scenes in the creation of incredible pieces of design and art with Paper & Ink Workshop. This book discusses silkscreen, letterpress, and woodblock printing, and explains the techniques needed to produce the final prints. You will not only be amazed and inspired, but also able to quickly take the knowledge l... read more
Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications. This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft. Award-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts t... read more
This series showcases the work of some of the most innovative and talented textile artists, who use a huge variety of different techniques, design ideas and materials. It covers all kinds of creative fabric embellishment, from creating striking art quilts and decorated patchwork items to dyeing different materials and incorpo... read more
Make your very own bohemian, rustic, one-of-a-kind, jewelry that integrates found objects or repurposes beautiful charms and elements from your jewelry box. In The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects, you will not only learn solid techniques for making several beautiful projects, but also how to plan and concei... read more
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What wonderful stories can petals, shells and stones tell?
What fantastic forms can fabrics, wire and cardboard take?
What out-of-this-world shapes can old cans and drink bottles make?
Mix them together, add a dash of drama and a splash of imagination and learn how to WOW the world with your very own wearabl... read more
Wild and wacky but wickedly wearable, the slippers found in this delightful book are guaranteed to brighten up your day. With over a dozen awesome projects - from a pair of chugging boats to slippers truly fit for a King (or Queen) - these wondrous slippers are all designed by Nick Godlee, a top Broadway musical costume maker... read more
Covers all the techniques you could ever need, along with hints, time-saving tips and homespun secrets. Improve your skills, speed up your sewing time, and make garments, accessories and home projects with a professional finish in no time.
Once again Genevieve Miller taps a wide range of contributors from knitwear designers to students to create a collection of 30 wearables, accessories and toys that can be knit for adults or kids. Inspired by the recent resurgence of fairy tale and fantasy characters, these projects draw from traditional storybook tales as wel... read more
A magnificent vintage craft and needlework book, coupled with social history.
Craft of all sorts is having a strong revival and there is no more expert writer and designer than the talented Rosemary McLeod. A longtime avid collector, maker, exhibition curator, craft historian and writer, her glorious new book is a treas... read more
"Be drawn into a world of creative passion with the vibrant designs featured in How Tea Cosies Changed the World, Loani Prior's follow-up to REALLY Wild Tea Cosies. Loani's outrageous imagination has produced 24 new designs that transform the conventional tea cosy into a knitted piece of art. It's not just about tea cosies th... read more
The leading knitting books of 2010 and 2011, Best in Show Dogs & Cats have been outstanding global successes. Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with 25 even more fabulous dog designs. You can knit your own precious pet, reproduce your favourite breed, or even knit the dog you have always desperately wanted. The dogs are ... read more
Forthcoming, November 2012
Paper cutting is a popular handicraft in today's multicultural world, embracing a great variety of themes, designs and images. In China, its birthplace, it is regarded as an elegant traditional folk art. Chinese paper cuts reflect many aspects of life, including prosperity, health and the harvest. Paper cuts are typically use... read more
Thanks to pioneering masters such as Dr. Robert J. Lang, origami has transcended its humble roots as a traditional Japanese papercraft to take a place among the global fine arts. In "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami," Dr. Lang and Asian art curator Meher McArthur chronicle origami's remarkable evolution an... read more