Both homey and hip, Kristen Nicholas embroidery projects will have you itchin to get stitchen. Her friendly, clear directions for cross stitch to French Knot and everything in between will help get you going. Exuberance for needlework and packed in to a colorful, informative and fun book.
|Author:||Patti Medaris Culea|
The face is the most important feature of a doll
|Author:||Jill Cater Nixon|
|Series:||The New Anchor Embroidery Series|
Techniques and Designs Blackwork is a counted thread embroidery technique in which repetitive patterns are used to fill outlined areas. This book covers the materials and equipment needed, the essential stitches, and outlines in step-by-step detail the working of 49 infill patterns. It is sure to become an indispensable re... read more
For the novice, beginning that first quilt can be an intimidating process. Now, thanks to the expert advice offered by the famous Donna Kooler Design Studio, anyone can create a beautifully detailed quilt. Begin with the basics: learn how to choose fabrics and templates, cutting patterns, and simple techniques for machine and... read more
|Author:||Therese de Dillmont et al|
More than 250 alphabetical entries provide step-by-step instructions for all types of needlework, from plain sewing to linen embroidery and macrame. First published in 1884, this remarkable volume is an exhaustive resource on virtually all forms of needlework, from crochet to macrame. It's a must-have for needlecrafters in... read more
From casual totes to stylish clutches, this compilation offers an irresistible assortment of chic leather projects.
The simplicity of the techniques adds to its appeal; a novice can easily make each bag, using basic sewing, braiding, and tooling skills. Photos of the purses in each phase of construction, as well ... read more
|Author:||Linda Causee & Rita Weiss|
Fabulous Projects with Keepsakes & CollectiblesScrapbooking and stitching
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture Category 2007. Commended for Spectrum Print Book Design Awards: Best Illustrated Book 2007.
Stitch: Textile Art in New Zealand is a stunningly beautiful, comprehensive book featuring work by the best fibre and textile artists currently practising in New Zealand, along with portraits of ten in their studio or workspace. It covers a wide range of textile crafts, from finely detailed lace and woven beading to flax weav... read more
Recycling is one of the hottest new trends in embroidery, and this is the first book to cover it. Embroiderers recycle for many different reasons: to conserve old pieces of ephemera for the future, to give their work a personal touch, to convey meaning, or simply for economy. Covering both hand and machine embroidery, this bo... read more
|Author:||Helen M. Stevens|
In her fifth collection of glorious embroidery, Helen M. Stevens draws inspiration from different countries and cultures to celebrate the beauty of nature around the globe. She captures the diversity of nature, from the polar caps to the tropics, through flora, fauna, birds and insects. The Workbook sketches reveal a fascinat... read more
|Author:||Lynn G. Kough|
As long as readers can sew a straight line by hand or by machine, they can use the 12 patterns in this book to make fabulous quilts, and each one will be perfect the first time. Suitable for individual learning or a classroom setting, the book includes patterns carefully selected with the beginner in mind. Skills are taught i... read more
The story of how the humble bed cover has become part of the popular American cultural identity is a fascinating one. The tradition arrived on American shores with the early British settlers and in a very short time, disparate ethnic groups had adopted quiltmaking as their primary form of bedding for everyday use and special ... read more
Stitch Magic is an animated celebration of the magic of hand stitching by two internationally renowned embroiderers. Using the wide range of fabrics, threads and materials now available, Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn give aspiring and knowledgeable embroiderers alike the inspiration to experiment with the basic hand stitches... read more
Choose from 200 beautiful block designs and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco geometric patterns to traditional chequer-board stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture. Crochet is one of the oldes... read more
A complete beginners guide to machine sewing that covers every stage from choosing fabric to completing the finishing stitches. Step-by-step colour photographs, detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructional text. Includes 12 original projects.
There is nothing quite like owning a stylish, unique handmade bag or purse that you have created yourself. Jenny Rolfe has used quilting and free machine embroidery techniques to create a stunning collection of bags and purses for all occasions. All the techniques are explained fully, including how to make your own fabrics us... read more
This delightful book is the perfect guide to making huggable-sized, stuffed crochet animals, featuring a wide variety of creatures from the farm to the jungle and even the sea. Catering for all imaginations, "Huggable Crochet" shows you how to make each adoreable animal with its traditional colours and then as a vivid and vib... read more
Sock knitters now have something to really get their needles into with the lavish and inspirational "Socktopus," which is packed with invaluable tips and 17 fabulous patterns. Full of clear, helpful instructions on topics such as how to create a perfect fitting sock and master unusual knitting techniques, "Socktopus "will enl... read more
Mountmellick embroidery is a highly textured form of whitework embroidery, originating from the town of Mountmellick in Ireland, around 1825. Mountmellick embroidery uses floral motifs and heavily knotted and padded stitches. The plants featured are traditionally those that grew in the township of Mountmellick itself, such as... read more
This title features over 30 inspiring projects, incorporating a range of crafts, DIY, cookery and gardening. It includes practical and money-saving ideas for making the most of each season: such as recycled plant pot holders in spring, building your own barbecue for summer, making jams and chutneys in autumn and knitting drau... read more