The latest and hottest technique in embroidery today is the use of the soldering iron to cut, bond and etch fabric and stitch to expand the reach of textile art. Margaret Beal is the pioneer of the technique and for the first time brings her expertise into book form. Fully illustrated with photographs of finished pieces, di... read more
A collection of stylish cross stitch designs where Thea Gouverneur invites stitchers to share her passion by copying the natural beauty of well-loved flowers through the art of the needle. Her fresh style is charcteristic of European designs.
Crochet Rugs and Throws contains ten fabulous and unique rug and throw designs. Unlike other crocheting books, the patterns in this book are for both big, colourful itmes and smaller throws and delicate baby rugs and pram covers. Using six stitches a person with little experience in crocheting will easily be able to make thes... read more
This title is a follow up to the hugely popular "Tea Cozies". You can have fun and fast to work from with easy-to-read instructions of this book. Make beautiful, inexpensive gifts - if they can be parted with! Projects are suitable for all levels of ability as a techniques section explains the basic skills. Tea lovers know th... read more
Decorative Designs from the Turn of the CenturyRecognisable designs from famous turn of the century artists are cleverly translated into fabulous cross stitch patterns. The Japanese-influenced Bamboo, Blossom and Birds by Tiffany glows from a needlework box, and Chartes Rennie Mackintosh's classic stylised rose appears on ele... read more
These toys can be as simple or complex as the maker likes, ranging from a fluffy chick to an elephant. Using the Japanese art amigurumi, this book will provide all the information you need - including tips on getting started, and advice on techniques, and creating your own pattern.
Let Lily Chin take your handknitting and crochet to a whole new level! Lily's fashion-savvy designs have won her international acclaim and brought much-deserved attention to the innovative creations of "hip, young, urban knitters" like herself. Drawing on her extremely popular bead knitting workshops, Lily presents separat... read more
10 Small and trendy fashion accessories for both knitters and beaders to make. Bead Knitted Bags features the historically rich technique of bead knitting
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
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.
Create weird and wonderful knitted dolls with a Gothic theme using the knitting patterns in this book. There are clear instructions on making and stuffing the bodies, which are then needlesculpted to create form; colouring and embroidering the faces to give the dolls their unique and spell-binding characters; and creating the... read more
Each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolour, with clear instructions for transferring the designs on to fabric. The step-by-step demonstrations show you the basic techniques, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography of the embroideries. The book is highly versatile and can be used with many lan... read more
Guides readers through various approaches to doll design and basic and advanced construction techniques. Through the creation of three complete step-by-step projects, this title helps readers develop colour boards, learn to use vintage images, create both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional cloth dolls, and gain knowledge of elab... read more
With Farmyard Knits you can teach a child all about life on a farm and knit the characters of the farmyard – from the cock whose crowing welcomes in the day to the sheep that are herded into the barn as night falls. To finish things off, a pocket at the back of the book contains a sturdy cardboard barn and white picket ... read more
Teddy bears are loved the world over, and here are forty of them - all small in size but big in character - for you to knit and crochet. Using material previously published in the Twenty to Make series as 'Knitted Bears' and 'Crocheted Bears', there are two basic bear patterns - one crocheted and one knitted - and for... read more
This is the latest stunning book from whitework specialist, Yvette Stanton, "Portugese Whitework" featuring an exquisite style of needlework from Guimaraes in northern Portugal will inspire and delight you. Drawn thread work and bullion embroidery combine to create a strikingly beautiful style. You will learn all you need to ... read more
A widely used instruction book of classic knitting patterns and how to create them. Patterns -- illustrated in charts, diagrams, and photographs -- range from cross and cross-over motifs to lace knitting, medallion knitting, and filet lace. Concluding chapters are devoted to seamless garments and accessories, modern garments ... read more