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Knitting light  by Marie (Marie E.) Greene

Knitting light

Marie (Marie E.) Greene

"Now you don't need to wait until winter to pull out your knits! Knitwear designer Marie Greene's delightful collection of lightweight patterns using plant-based yarns are designed to keep you cool and fashionable--and show off your knitting prowess...

Rock art  by Denise Scicluna

Rock art

Denise Scicluna

"Looking for a new hobby that really rocks? Pebble painting is fun, creative and inexpensive, and is the perfect craft for beginners and families as well as more seasoned artists. All you need is a rock, some paint or marker pens and your imagination! Art...

Weaving with wire  by Christine K. Miller

Weaving with wire

Christine K. Miller

"Use a four- or eight-harness loom to weave an entirely new art material that you may never before have considered--metal! By using a wire warp and fiber weft, intermediate- to advanced-level weavers can create a woven metal fabric that is strong, malleable,...

Stitch with one line  by Martina Unterfrauner

Stitch with one line

Martina Unterfrauner

"Many stitchers and embroidery fans love the aesthetic of minimalism, and one-line designs appeal due to their perfect clarity and style. In the early 20th century, one-line drawings were made fashionable by no less a figure than Pablo Picasso. Here crafters...

The cumulative cloth, wet techniques  by Susan Brandeis

The cumulative cloth, wet techniques

Susan Brandeis

"A comprehensive how-to reference that teaches wet textile surface design techniques for making custom cloth. Learn surface design for textiles, to create rich and personally expressive fabric surfaces. Projects by expert Susan Brandeis (author of the...

Fiji masi  by Catherine Spicer

Fiji masi

Catherine Spicer

"This book is an exploration and celebration of the Fijian 'cloth of the gods'. Join us on a journey to the beautiful island of Vatulele and learn how the women there makeee the cloth using the ancient ways of the ancestors. The travel to Suva to meet Makareta...

Felt flowers  by Jo Lochhead

Felt flowers

Jo Lochhead

"Embrace the Beauty of Felt Flowers: Create 20 of your favorite flowers in felt, for stunning floral arrangements that bring joy year-round! Immerse yourself in the delightful world of felt flowers with the latest addition to the renowned ‘All New Twenty to...

Pamella Roland  by Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland

Pamella Roland

"A glittering debut monograph celebrating twenty years of glamorous cocktail dresses, red carpet-ready frocks, and evening gowns by internationally renowned American fashion designer Pamella Roland. No Hollywood red carpet is ever without an A-list celebrity...

Fenoga Tāoga Niue i Aotearoa = Niue heritage journey in Aotearoa

Fenoga Tāoga Niue i Aotearoa = Niue heritage journey in Aotearoa

Celebrating the 30 – year journey of Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc, based in Ōtāhuhu since 1993. Featuring projects and treasures made by Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc, this exhibition honours over 50 loved ones who have since...

Cable knit style  by Joan (Knitwear designer) Ho

Cable knit style

Joan (Knitwear designer) Ho

"Every knitter knows that their handmade wardrobe isn't complete without a good Aran-inspired sweater or two (or more!). Now the stylish cabled garments you've always longed for are within reach, thanks to this awe-inspiring collection of 15 cable knit...

Tunisian crochet the Japanese way

Tunisian crochet the Japanese way

"Combine the best of knitting and crochet using Japan's visual notation style! Tunisian crochet is the knitwork style that combines the cast-on method of knitting with the hook method of crochet, resulting in fabrics that look woven as well as knitted....

The new sashiko  by author sashikonami

The new sashiko

author sashikonami

"An innovative new style of sashiko from a leading embroidery and patchwork artist! Prolific embroiderer, quilter and author sashikonami combines her love of sashiko with her fondness for piecework to create a whole new style of sashiko stitches and...

3-D magic! Simple blocks, striking quilts  by Marci L. Baker

3-D magic! Simple blocks, striking quilts

Marci L. Baker

"Marci Baker and Sara Nephew teach quilters about the amazing ability of using flat fabric and transforming it into cubes, holes, and a 3-D landscape of the imagination. Included inside are seven quilt projects and 13 3-D blocks with instructions that allow...

Projects in leather  by Tony Laier

Projects in leather

Tony Laier

""Learn leather crafting techniques, how to set up a workspace, installing hardware, transferring patterns, preparing your leather, and over 20 step-by-step leather projects""--Publisher's description.

Imperfect  by Julie (Quilter) Burton


Julie (Quilter) Burton

"While improv quilting involves starting a quilt without a pattern, it is a skill and a technique. In modern quilting, every quilter approaches improv with their own style and method, keeping the foundations of traditional quilting in mind. In 'Imperfect:...

My scrapbook journal  by Alina Fischer

My scrapbook journal

Alina Fischer

"A beautiful and practical craft book by scrapbook journaling TikToker Flinasday, aka Alina Fischer, including Flinasday's most popular pages and her top tips on how to achieve effects. Indulge your artistic side, explore your imagination and record your...

Sweet home macramé  by Casey Alberti

Sweet home macramé

Casey Alberti

"Learn the satisfying, on-trend craft of macrame with this accessible reference featuring guides to fibers, supplies, and knots, as well as 12 step-by-step projects. Sweet Home Macrame: A Beginner's Guide to Macrame features step-by-step instructions for...

Elevate your scrap sewing projects  by Sallieann Harrison

Elevate your scrap sewing projects

Sallieann Harrison

"Use your sewing scrap fabrics to make impressive, out-of-the-box sewing projects that will wow! Elevate Your Scrap Sewing Projects is filled with 10 super cute projects, from wallets and cushions to pouches, baskets, quilts, soft toys, and more, that include...

Real clothes, real lives  by Kiki Smith

Real clothes, real lives

Kiki Smith

"Real Clothes, Real Lives highlights over 300 garments and accessories from the Smith College Historic Clothing Collection. This unique survey honors countless lives, tracing through the lens of dress how women's roles have changed over the decades. Each piece...

Craft your year with Sara Davies  by Sara Davies

Craft your year with Sara Davies

Sara Davies

"The queen of crafting Sara Davies has produced a step-by-step guide to over 70 crafts for you and your family to make throughout the year, including crafts for beginner, intermediate and advanced crafters. Packed full of ideas, tips and tricks to help you...

Knitting for babies and toddlers  by Amy Philip

Knitting for babies and toddlers

Amy Philip

"The arrival of a new baby is the perfect time to create a special hand-knitted piece that can be enjoyed and treasured for years to come. Here, you'll find 35 contemporary designs that tap into current trends for timeless, unisex baby clothing in natural and...

Art quilts made easy  by Susan Kruszynski

Art quilts made easy

Susan Kruszynski

"Art Quilts Made Easy is a beginner-friendly project guide that will walk you through everything you need to know to be successful in the craft of art quilting. It is an entry-level guide that covers everything you need to know about art quilting. Including...

Zero waste fashion design  by Timo Rissanen

Zero waste fashion design

Timo Rissanen

"Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach. Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste...

Making things  by Erin Boyle

Making things

Erin Boyle

"Through easy-to-follow tutorials for over 100 projects that are both accessible and aspirational, Making Things invites readers to try their hands at a variety of crafts and celebrate the satisfaction that comes from slowly and carefully creating for oneself....

Making memories  by Claudia Quintanilla

Making memories

Claudia Quintanilla

"Making Memories: 25 Timeless Knitting Patterns for Children is an enchanting collection of knitting patterns for children from Claudia Quintanilla and Laine. From cardigans and sweaters to cosy blankets to smaller pieces such as socks and mittens, this book...

Nordic hands  by Anita Osterhaug

Nordic hands

Anita Osterhaug

"For makers who love the timeless Scandinavian aesthetic and way of life, this is an armchair tour especially for you! As you explore each cultural aspect of the Nordic region, learn how those values are reflected in customs, crafts, and folk arts. Allowing...

Adorable animal families to crochet  by Marie Clesse

Adorable animal families to crochet

Marie Clesse

"Animal lovers will delight in crocheting these adorable animal family pairings. Full-color photos and step-by-step instructions show how easy it is to create 16 cute projects featuring eight endearing family couplings of adult and baby animals. Create a...

Tumbler quilts  by Valerie Prideaux

Tumbler quilts

Valerie Prideaux

"Create everything from simple layouts to art quilts with just one block and a design wall! In this book, Valerie teaches quilters basic design concepts, how to alter tumbler shapes to expand design possibilities and group tumblers to create complex repeated...

Cloth stories  by Ali Ferguson

Cloth stories

Ali Ferguson

"Textile artist Ali Ferguson's exquisite work focuses on the world of the home, taking inspiration from domestic life and the objects that surround and comfort us. But it is far from mundane: vintage fabric and hand-embroidered text are beautifully paired to...

Oversize fashion crochet  by Salena Baca

Oversize fashion crochet

Salena Baca

"Get ready for cool weather, fast! You'll be ready to cozy up in no time with these 6 crochet designs made with bulky yarn and big hooks. Designs include pullovers, cardigans, ponchos, and wraps in easy-to-wear, popular oversized fit"--Publisher's description.

Fabric stamping  by Lori Wenger

Fabric stamping

Lori Wenger

"Get ready to learn two creative approaches to fabric stamping: foam stamping and block printing! Join artist, author, and professional stylist Lori Wenger as she expertly guides you through everything from pattern transfer to paint application to best...

100 whimsical appliqué designs  by Becky Goldsmith

100 whimsical appliqué designs

Becky Goldsmith

"Inside features a collection of 100 whimsical appliqué patterns from Piece O' Cake Designs that can be used in a wide variety of ways; mix and match to make quilts and smaller projects. Quilters can make these appliqué blocks in wool, cotton, or a mix of both...

Naughty medieval embroidery  by Tanya Bentham

Naughty medieval embroidery

Tanya Bentham

"Naughty Medieval Embroidery comes with an adult warning. This practical book explains a range of techniques used in medieval embroidery from simple stem stitch to more complicated silk and goldwork. However, rather than the usual examples of flowers and...

Weaving paper  by Dorothea Katharina Schmidt

Weaving paper

Dorothea Katharina Schmidt

"Dorothea Katharina Schmidt teaches you the techniques for recycling and upcycling waste paper into practical, sustainable--and beautiful--household items. Learn to use rolls of newspaper, advertising flyers, brochures, and junk mail to create: large and small...

Quilting with curves  by Daisy Aschehoug

Quilting with curves

Daisy Aschehoug

"Explore the exciting possibilities that come with sewing curves in your patchwork projects. This selection of 20 beautiful projects includes curved patchwork techniques, from basic to complex. This book is essential for anyone wishing to experiment with both...

Rocking smocking  by Laura Lee Burch

Rocking smocking

Laura Lee Burch

"Rocking Smocking is a contemporary guide to using joyful colour and bold graphic pattern to create smocking that adds a beautiful decorative touch to handmade garments. This image-led, modern guide is suited to both smocking learners and experts as well as...

A very vintage holiday  by Bob Richter

A very vintage holiday

Bob Richter

"A celebration of all the major holidays on the calendar, from Easter to Halloween to Christmas-and many more. Helps the everyday collector and enthusiast make the most of what they've already collected and build upon it for future generations to...

Folk art garden appliqué sampler  by Erica Kaprow

Folk art garden appliqué sampler

Erica Kaprow

"Appliqué your way through a folk art garden. Folk art and nature motifs come together to create a gorgeous 30-block wool appliqué sampler quilt designed by best-selling author Erica Kaprow. A black background and simple embroidery embellishment highlight...

Contemporary patchwork  by Arounna Khounnoraj

Contemporary patchwork

Arounna Khounnoraj

"Arounna Khounnoraj presents fresh, beautiful entry points into contemporary patchwork with several techniques in fabric design such as dyeing, printmaking with household objects and elements from nature, and painting. Once quilters are ready, they can create...

Make felt flowers  by Bryanne Rajamannar

Make felt flowers

Bryanne Rajamannar

"Learn to create lovely felt flower arrangements. Included inside are easy-to-follow instructions for cutting the felt from simple patterns, assembling the flowers, and polishing them up into detailed bouquets and projects, which include accessories, home...

Sublimation crafting  by Cori George

Sublimation crafting

Cori George

"The ultimate guide to today's hottest craft trend! Learn how to personalize your world with Sublimation Crafting! Join creative crafter, author, and sublimation expert Cori George as she demystifies this fast-growing art form and provides all the essentials...

Mama Made Minis, Knotted loveys  by Alyson Dratch

Mama Made Minis, Knotted loveys

Alyson Dratch

"Make Adorable Toys Your Minis Will Cherish. Crochet charming knotted loveys with this easy guide to amigurumi from Alyson Dratch and Lindsay McNutt, the designers and mothers behind Mama Made Minis. From snuggly farmyard friends like Lettie Lamb and CeeCee...

Quilting adventures  by Amanda Carye

Quilting adventures

Amanda Carye

"In this design-it-yourself quilt book, the quilter is in the driver's seat, empowering you to decide what size, layout, and combinations of blocks you want to use to create your own one-of-a-kind quilt. Unlike a traditional book of quilt patterns, this book...

Sew mindful cross stitch  by Sophie Crabb

Sew mindful cross stitch

Sophie Crabb

"Sew Mindful Cross Stitch combines bright and modern cross stitch projects with the calming benefits of mindfulness. Throughout her debut book, Sophie Crabb explores the idea behind crafting for calm and why it can have such a profound and positive impact on...

Fashioning San Francisco

Fashioning San Francisco

"A visual celebration of the evolution of style and fashion in San Francisco from 1906 to today, featuring some of the world's most beloved designers, such as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and many...

Easy crochet projects.

Easy crochet projects.

"Easy Crochet Projects is the perfect companion for crochet crafters of any skill level who are looking to discover fun and creative new patterns. Packed with all of the basic techniques to refresh your memory, this book contains all of the information you...

String quilts  by Carolyn Forster

String quilts

Carolyn Forster

"Unleash your creativity, minimize waste, and embark on a sustainable quilting journey with best-selling author, quilter and teacher, Carolyn Forster"--Publisher's description.

Cricut celebrations  by Laura Strutt

Cricut celebrations

Laura Strutt

"Digital die-cutting machines are the ultimate creative tool for crafters, and these days it’s almost too easy to customize an event to your liking! But if you do need a little extra inspiration or assistance, this book provides a simple, step-by-step guide to...

Paint with needle and thread  by Shuang Qiao

Paint with needle and thread

Shuang Qiao

"With a history of nearly three thousand years, Chinese silk embroidery is instantly recognizable all around the world and it is one of China's most iconc traditional crafts. This book combines the techniques of classical Chinese embroidery with modern...

Boy wanted on Savile Row  by Timothy Everest

Boy wanted on Savile Row

Timothy Everest

"The son of restaurateurs, young Timothy Everest wanted nothing more than to be a racing driver. This was not to be, but little did he know that a job he took at age 17 – as a sales assistant at Hepworths in Milford Haven – would set the trajectory for success...

Fashion's big night out  by Kristen Bateman

Fashion's big night out

Kristen Bateman

"The Met Gala or Met Ball is one of the world's biggest events for celebrity, fashion and pop culture. Founded by Eleanor Lambert, and organised by Vogue, it began in 1948 as an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's...

Yves Saint Laurent  by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

"A bold and fashionable look at the iconic golds of Yves Saint Laurent-in jewelry, couture, and accessories-from the 1960s to the 2000s "I love gold, it's a magical color; when reflecting a woman, it's the color of the sun." As the official catalogue of the...

The beginner's guide to crochet  by Claire Montgomerie

The beginner's guide to crochet

Claire Montgomerie

"Clear step-by-step photographs and a handy fold-out flap with crochet abbreviations make it accessible for all, whether you are hooking your first stitch or revisiting the basics. Claire's approachable and friendly guidance is complemented by a delightful...

The beginner's guide to knitting  by Lynne Rowe

The beginner's guide to knitting

Lynne Rowe

"Lynne Rowe covers everything you need to get started: essential tools and materials, how to hold your needles, make your first stitches, fasten off and read a pattern. Clear step-by-step photographs and a handy fold-out flap with knitting abbreviations make...

A handmade cottage  by Jodie May Seymour

A handmade cottage

Jodie May Seymour

"It's possible to create a picture-perfect cottage frugally and simply with some creative ideas and a little DIY know-how. Jodie May Seymour shares her projects and ideas for every room in the house using simple craft and DIY techniques. Almost everything can...

Peter Panda and pals  by Femke Vindevogel

Peter Panda and pals

Femke Vindevogel

"Crochet Peter Panda and his Amigurumi friends: 10 quirky animals to brighten your day. Be captivated by the personalities of Peter Panda and his whimsical friends! Femke Vindevogel invites you to crochet 10 irresistible animals, each one with its own...

Arctic knits  by Weichien Chan

Arctic knits

Weichien Chan

"Weichien Chan aka thepetiteknitter lives in Iqaluit, which is known for its ice-capped mountains and tundra valleys. Combining her love for the outdoors and knitting, this book presents patterns for cozy jumpers, hats, and more that will keep you warm, no...

Simple patchwork  by Kim Diehl

Simple patchwork

Kim Diehl

"Quilters everywhere have fallen in love with Kim Diehl's beautiful quilts, and you can too! In this latest collection, Kim focuses exclusively on patchwork for those who love her style but don't have the time or inclination to add appliqué touches. Make your...

Making miniature period furniture for dolls' houses  by Angela Law

Making miniature period furniture for dolls' houses

Angela Law

"Demonstrating some of the many different miniature making techniques used by miniaturists in the creation of 1:12 scale historically accurate representations of furniture, interiors, and fantasy pieces. Drawing from the author's extensive experience, Making...

Modern landscape quilts  by Donna Mcleod

Modern landscape quilts

Donna Mcleod

"Modern Landscape Quilts takes you on a journey with 14 original scenic projects inspired by the great outdoors. From the mountains to the beach, each easy-to-piece pictorial landscape design features a mini companion project for an even faster make....

Rags to rugs  by Tom Knisely

Rags to rugs

Tom Knisely

"In Rags to Rugs, Tom Knisely explores the weaving possibilities of a variety of fabrics, from T-shirts and jeans to quilts, linens, towels, and more. He shows you the techniques he uses to get the most from each piece, and gives advice on how best to set up...

365 days of stitches  by Steph Arnold

365 days of stitches

Steph Arnold

"Thread journals are a way of visually reflecting on life events and occasions over one year. Needlecrafters may choose to record events one day a time or one week at time, but whatever approach they adopt, this is a fun and visually appealing way of keeping a...

Vintage crochet

Vintage crochet

"Vintage Crochet presents classic patterns sourced from historical newspapers and magazines. Each pattern has been tested and updated, with modern yarn and sizing tips. A handy difficulty rating means you can choose the projects that are right for you.If your...

Swedish weaving pattern directory  by Katherine Kennedy

Swedish weaving pattern directory

Katherine Kennedy

"50 huck embroidery designs for the modern needlecrafter. Swedish weaving, also known as "huck embroidery" or "huck weaving," is a needlework style that has existed for hundreds of years. This book contains everything stitchers need to complete Swedish weaving...

Granny square fashion  by Cassie Ward

Granny square fashion

Cassie Ward

"Master one granny square: create 15 different fashion looks"--Publisher's description.

The complete crochet handbook  by Jane Crowfoot

The complete crochet handbook

Jane Crowfoot

"The Complete Crochet Handbook comprehensively provides excellent tips and techniques to ensure your stitches are as neat as they can be - whether you are new to crochet or want to polish your skills. Truly the go-to resource for crocheters of all skill...

A year of granny squares  by Kylie Moleta

A year of granny squares

Kylie Moleta

"Kylie Moleta has designed these colorful, creative, and diverse squares with the changing seasons in mind. From lacy, lightweight summer squares to heavier, textured designs for when it gets chilly. From charming florals to geometric patterns, each granny...

Lulu's crochet dolls  by Sandra Muller

Lulu's crochet dolls

Sandra Muller

"Lulu’s Crochet Dolls takes readers on a creative journey through the seasons. Written by Sandra Muller under the pseudonym Lulu Compotine, the book features a collection of 8 charming crochet dolls, between 7 and 12 inches in height and in an increasing order...

Making silk flowers  by Anne Tomlin

Making silk flowers

Anne Tomlin

"This beautiful book explains the art and craft of making the most natural-looking silk botanicals. With clear step-by-step sequences, it considers the details of flowers and demonstrates how you can make immaculate interpretations from a range of silk and...

How-to book of Christmas carving

How-to book of Christmas carving

"This carving book contains over 30 of the best, most classic, and unique projects previously published in Woodcarving Illustrated magazine in the last decade, from whittled ornaments and caricature decorations to chip carved and relief gifts and keepsakes....

Crochet sweaters with a textured twist  by Linda Skuja

Crochet sweaters with a textured twist

Linda Skuja

"Step into the inspired world of award-winning crochet designer Linda Skuja and craft one-of-a-kind sweaters beyond your wildest dreams. If you've ever longed to take your crochet skills to new heights, allow Linda's decades of expertise to be your guide...

Hardanger filling stitches by Yvette Stanton

Hardanger filling stitches

Yvette Stanton

"Hardanger embroidery is renowned for its intricate cutwork, and now you can explore the vast array of stitches that bring this art form to life. Introducing the most comprehensive stitch dictionary ever compiled for Hardanger embroiderers. Whether you're a...

Mix + match modern crochet blankets  by Esme Crick

Mix + match modern crochet blankets

Esme Crick

"Move over traditional granny squres, crochet strips are the modern answer to modular blankets, allowing you to make beautiful homewares in a fun and accessible way. This ingenious book offers almost infinite design possibilities, with the option to tailor the...

Adorable appliqué sewing projects  by Olesya Lebedenko

Adorable appliqué sewing projects

Olesya Lebedenko

"The author presents illustrated step-by-step projects using different sewing, quilting, and crafting techniques to create "flower animal" characters that bring a touch of whimsy to home decor items and useful accessories"--Publisher's description.

Sew very easy quilt-as-you-go clamshells  by Laura Ann Coia

Sew very easy quilt-as-you-go clamshells

Laura Ann Coia

"Wow, clamshell quilts have never been easier! Clamshells are a day at the beach with YouTube sew-lebrity Laura Coia. A fan-favorite from her Sew Very Easy channel, Laura's clamshells are sew easy to make that you can create clamshell quilts and home decor...

Amigurumi people  by Mei Li Lee

Amigurumi people

Mei Li Lee

"In this stunning book by Mei Li Lee (amiguruMEI), you will get to meet the cutest crochet characters, each designed with a secret crochet tip to share. Make Austin the Astronaut for the little one who dreams of reaching the stars. Or the inseparable Grandma...

Sew felt cuties

Sew felt cuties

"A variety of charmingly uncomlicated felt items from several designers awaits in this book. The book is packed with a generous selection of designs such as confectionery, nesting dolls, homes and transportation, bunnies, felines, and even creatures commonly...

Knit artistic shawls  by Bärbel Salet

Knit artistic shawls

Bärbel Salet

"Watch an artwork grow on your knitting needles... The colors, the patterns, the size - just about everything about Bärbel Salet's colorwork shawls is magnificent. Bärbel has been designing shawls for more than 20 years - up until now her patterns were only...

Mosaic crochet  by Ana Morais Soares

Mosaic crochet

Ana Morais Soares

"Designer Ana Morais Soares has a great passion for color and crochet. In this book she presents eight vibrant designs, using the overlay mosaic technique. From easy to some more elaborate patterns, you have a choice to create beautiful blankets, adding color...

Amigurumi adventures  by Clare Cooper

Amigurumi adventures

Clare Cooper

"Discover a world of crocheted characters with this playful collection of amigurumi patterns. Meet Amity, dressed ready for any adventure, as well as a trio of sweet little cactus dolls, a busy bee, a shy Grapefruit girl and friends on Safari. Travel to...

52 weeks of socks. Vol. II

52 weeks of socks. Vol. II

"Nordic knitting experts Laine have curated 52 fun, cosy and modern projects by leading knitwear designers from across the world. Using a variety of different techniques and yarns, there is something for both beginners and advanced knitters, including lace,...

Hooked on Shakespeare  by Gurinder Kaur Hatchard

Hooked on Shakespeare

Gurinder Kaur Hatchard

"From the iconic Romeo and Juliet to the three witches from Macbeth, Hatchard shares easy-to-make designs for crochet characters inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. Each project features an introduction to the play and the characters, and are perfect...

The sock project  by Summer Lee

The sock project

Summer Lee

"Oklahoma native and proud member of the Muscogee-Creek Nation, Summer Lee shares her knitting secrets for creating all shapes and sizes of socks with dots, zigzags, stripes, and a near-neon palette of happy colors Sock projects are universally loved by...

KnitOvation stitch dictionary  by Andrea Rangel

KnitOvation stitch dictionary

Andrea Rangel

"A brand new stitch dictionary from the author of the wildly popular, AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary. KnitOvation includes more than 150 brand new colorwork motifs to expand knitters' creative possibilities and draw them further into the world of stranded...

Crochet barefoot sandals

Crochet barefoot sandals

"An on trend collection of 8 crochet barefoot sandals patterns from 4 individual designers. These crocheted sandals are the perfect summer craft project for holidays, festivals, weddings and hanging out on the beach. Whether you are a beginner or a more...

CBK: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy  by Sunita Kumar Nair

CBK: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

Sunita Kumar Nair

"The first book of its kind, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion pays homage to the style icon's timeless, distinguished beauty and legacy Long blonde hair, an iconic red lip, and effortless style-all signatures of fashion icon Carolyn Bessette...

Little book of Bottega Veneta  by Frances Solá-Santiago

Little book of Bottega Veneta

Frances Solá-Santiago

"Synonymous with fine craftsmanship and understated elegance, the House of Bottega Veneta is the go-to brand for those who love effortless chic. Since 1966, Bottega Veneta has stood out from the crowd, unique in its blend of timeless sophistication and...

InstaKnits for baby  by Melissa Leapman

InstaKnits for baby

Melissa Leapman

"30 quick-to-knit projects for babies newborn to 24 months, each expertly designed and fast and fun to make. Included are hats, socks and booties, sweaters, blankets, and more adorable items for baby. Chapters are divided according to the approximate time to...

Gabrielle Chanel

Gabrielle Chanel

"Edited by V&A curators Oriole Cullen and Connie Karol Burks, a stunning survey of Gabrielle Chanel’s most notable designs from her 60 years in fashion. As one of the most successful fashion houses in existence, Chanel owes much to the templates first laid...

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