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A woman makes a plan  by Maye Musk

A woman makes a plan

Maye Musk

Book

The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of "living dangerously--carefully." Maye Musk at seventy-one is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and...

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The flowering desert  by Nasreen Askari

The flowering desert

Nasreen Askari

Book

A lavishly illustrated volume of Pakistani textiles of extraordinary colour and vibrancy from one of the most arid areas on Earth. 'The Flowering Desert: Textiles from Sindh' focuses on a private collection of textiles from Sindh, Pakistan, which, according...

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Super f**king lucky  by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Super f**king lucky

Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Book

As Lucien Pellat-Finet and his eponymous fashion label celebrate 25 years, he looks back on his life and career and how he became the King of Cashmere. A proponent of streetwear chic, he is reputed for his signature use of symbols such as the hemp leaf,...

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Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010  by Judith Watt

Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010

Judith Watt

Book

Celebrating his work and vision, Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visonary traces the designer's ascent from student to graduate and on to becoming one of the world's most respected couturiers - a story marked by celebrity friendships, unrestrained creativ...

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Simple appliqué  by Janet Goddard

Simple appliqué

Janet Goddard

Book

Make the most of your spare time and discover the stylish and fun craft of applique with this book of 25 original and beautiful designs. Delve into your spare fabric stash to achieve some stunning results using very simple techniques, all fully explained...

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Crafting dissent

Crafting dissent

Book

Pussyhats, typically crafted with yarn, quite literally created a sea of pink the day after Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States in January 2017, as the inaugural Women’s March unfolded throughout the U.S., and sister cities...

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Fat quarter toys  by Susie Johns

Fat quarter toys

Susie Johns

Book

Fat Quarter: Toys is the latest addition to a fabulous series of stash-busting sewing books. There are 25 cute and colorful toys and games to make for young children, all from fat quarters or fabric scraps. Each project has clear step-by-step instructions...

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Creative journaling  by Renee Day

Creative journaling

Renee Day

Book

Creative Journaling includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos for any DIY fan to complete creative projects on their own.

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Creative alcohol inks  by Ashley Mahlberg

Creative alcohol inks

Ashley Mahlberg

Book

The newest addition to the Art for Modern Makers series, Creative Alcohol Inks explores the many artistic options of the popular painting and pouring medium, from the basics of handling, to layering and combining with other materials and mediums, to ...

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Knits from the greenhouse  by Cornelia Bartlette

Knits from the greenhouse

Cornelia Bartlette

Book

The properties of plant-based yarns--cotton, linen, hemp, and others--are unique, naturally. They don't behave the same as wool yarns; to show off their best characteristics you need the right project. Knits from the Greenhouse is here to help you cu...

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Bobbin lace flowers  by Doris Olsen

Bobbin lace flowers

Doris Olsen

Book

There is nothing more graceful than flowers. Doris Olsen has collected together 20 beautiful flowers, some life-like and some fantasy. The book is full of photographs and step-by-step instructions. This lovely book would suit both beginners and the m...

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The scented candle workshop  by Niko Dafkos

The scented candle workshop

Niko Dafkos

Book

Paul and Niko of Earl of East London share the secrets behind the gorgeously scented candles they create at their studio. As well as the basic steps to preparing and pouring candles at home, the book includes a fascinating exploration of the art of b...

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Simple crochet hats  by Vanessa Mooncie

Simple crochet hats

Vanessa Mooncie

Book

These beautifully designed crocheted hats are just the thing for getting you noticed on a cold winter's day. There are 15 easy projects, from beanies to berets, all clearly presented and beautifully photographed. Even those with no previous crochetin...

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100 fashion icons

100 fashion icons

Book

The National Portrait Gallery, London, is home to an extensive collection of portraits representing people who have contributed to British history and culture, many of whom have also played an important role in fashion history. With an illustrated in...

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Quilt art Chinese style  by Shuang Qiao

Quilt art Chinese style

Shuang Qiao

Book

With its combination of modern techniques and traditional patterns, Quilt Art Chinese Style will be an exciting new challenge for any crafter! This book highlights the popular craft of quilt art, which includes both trendy and timeless quilting techniques...

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Introduction to modern design  by George H. Marcus

Introduction to modern design

George H. Marcus

Book

Introduction to Modern Design is a visual survey of design from the middle of the eighteenth century to today, encompassing some 300 colour illustrations of representative objects and supporting images from Josiah Wedgwood's Pegasus Vase to Google's....

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The woven home  by Rainie Owen

The woven home

Rainie Owen

Book

Learn to create your own handwoven home accents with Rainie Owen, weaving instructor and founder of the online fiber art supply shop The Unusual Pear. Rainie?s unique designs blend natural colors, soft fibers and organic shapes to bring warmth and style...

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Craftfulness  by Rosemary Davidson

Craftfulness

Rosemary Davidson

Book

Craft enthusiasts are no doubt already aware of the joys of making and the frustration when you must put aside your project and go back to your day job or to less enticing tasks around the house. But there is more to crafting than the simple enjoyment...

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Milarrochy heids

Milarrochy heids

Book

Kate Davies invited twelve friends to join her in the challenge of creating a range of hats of rich variety and hue. Heid is the Scottish word for head, and inside these pages you'll find fifteen fabulous heids to chose from.

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Colorful components  by Patricia Parker

Colorful components

Patricia Parker

Book

Advanced beginners and intermediate bead stitchers will find plenty of inspiration in Colorful Components. This collection of projects is a visual feast for the eyes, packed with gorgeous jewelry pieces that make dazzling use of multi-hole beads in a...

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Off the wall

Off the wall

Book

This is the first publication to consider art to wear, also known as wearable art, as a discrete American movement with roots and intersections in fine arts, fiber arts, craft, performance, and fashion. It looks in depth at the generation of artists who...

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Fashion is spinach  by Elizabeth Hawes

Fashion is spinach

Elizabeth Hawes

Book

After working as a stylist in Paris, Elizabeth Hawes launched one of the first American design houses in Depression-era New York. Her witty and astute memoir offers an insider's critique of the fashion scene during the 1920s and '30s. Hawes denounces...

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Free-motion quilting 101  by Ashley Nickels

Free-motion quilting 101

Ashley Nickels

Book

Quilters want to finish their quilts―and that means doing their own machine quilting. In Free-Motion Quilting 101, teacher and quilter Ashley Nickels provides in-depth instruction on learning the technique of free-motion quilting, combined with simple...

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Caticorn crafts  by Crystal Allen

Caticorn crafts

Crystal Allen

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From the creator of the website Hello Creative Family comes the ultimate book of caticorn crafts...With material lists, templates, step-by-step photos, and easy-to-follow instructions (along with a whole bunch of glitter, rainbows, and cat puns), this...

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The intentional thread  by Susan Brandeis

The intentional thread

Susan Brandeis

Book

Communicate your ideas using line, shape, color, and texture with this reference and how-to exploration in one. Whether your particular interest is pictorial, portraiture, abstract compositions, or actual text, you can 'say' almost anything with thread....

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Central Saint Martins foundation  by Lucy Alexander

Central Saint Martins foundation

Lucy Alexander

Book

Explore and expand your creative skill set with Central Saint Martins Foundation. Guided by key lessons from college tutors, you'll learn to expand your creative abilities and develop your own visual language. Exclusive projects from the world-class ...

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Quilts with an angle  by Sheila Christensen

Quilts with an angle

Sheila Christensen

Book

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Needle felting  by Emma Herian

Needle felting

Emma Herian

Book

Unlike many crafts, needle felting is very forgiving to beginners, so there's no excuse not to give it a shot. No matter how much experience you have in crafts or how creative you think you are, needle felting offers endless possibilities. As if by m...

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Pom pom pom  by Henry Le

Pom pom pom

Henry Le

Book

So you think you know how to make a pompom? Try these and take your skills up a notch or two! The fabulous pompoms in Pom Pom Pom by Vietnamese artist Henry Le, make other pompoms look distinctly ordinary.

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Japanese wonder crochet

Japanese wonder crochet

Book

Introduces crafters outside Japan to the wonderful crotchet techniques and charts that are so popular within the country.

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Sloth crafts  by Ellen Deakin

Sloth crafts

Ellen Deakin

Book

These crafts will make you appreciate the slower side of things! Try out these adorable crafts based on the animal that everyone's talking about! Sloths are fuzzy, endearing, and oh-so-sweet! No one can resist their adorable faces -- especially when ...

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The other side of the coin  by Angela (Image consultant) Kelly

The other side of the coin

Angela (Image consultant) Kelly

Book

When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser...

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Design  by D. J. Huppatz

Design

D. J. Huppatz

Book

An introductory guide to fundamental design concepts such as thinking, service, context, interaction, experience, and systems.

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Prada catwalk  by Susannah Frankel

Prada catwalk

Susannah Frankel

Book

Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1913 in Milan, Prada entered the field of fashion when Miuccia Prada took the helm of the family company in 1979. After initially focusing exclusively on accessories, she presented the house's first fashion ...

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Head shot  by Victoria Nixon

Head shot

Victoria Nixon

Book

1967 was an extraordinary year for Victoria Nixon. Spotted in London's Bond Street by none other than Helmut Newton, who photographed her for Vogue, she was soon travelling the world with a paid-for smile, earning a fortune and hanging out with the e...

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Selbu mittens  by Anne Bårdsgård

Selbu mittens

Anne Bårdsgård

Book

The ultimate compendium for any Norwegian mitten enthusiast, this gorgeous and inspiring resource was produced in conjunction with a one-of-a-kind exhibition of gloves and mittens from Selbu at the Sverresborg Trondelag Folkemuseum. A thoroughly researched...

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Making marvels

Making marvels

Book

Innovation, technology, and spectacle combine in wondrous works of decorative art and furniture that embody the splendor and luxury of the royal courts of Europe. At once beautiful works of art and technological wonders, the objects featured in Making...

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Westknits bestknits. Number 1, Shawls  by Stephen West

Westknits bestknits. Number 1, Shawls

Stephen West

Book

Westknits Best Knits by Stephen West is a collection of 13 popular Westknits designs by Stephen West, filled with inspiring photos. The book includes lots of favorites, like: Exploration Station; Dotted Rays; The Doodler; Vertices Unite; Striped Bolt...

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Quilts from Tilda's Studio  by Tone Finnanger

Quilts from Tilda's Studio

Tone Finnanger

Book

World-renowned for her beautiful fabrics and charming designs, Tone Finnanger has established Tilda as a creative lifestyle that makers dream of. From her inspirational studio on an island in Norway's Oslofjord, comes this divine collection of quilt ...

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Knitting without tears  by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Knitting without tears

Elizabeth Zimmermann

Book

In Knitting Without Tears, you'll find elegant designs for: color-pattern Norwegian ski sweaters; seamless patterned-yoke sweaters; hooded garter-stitch jackets for babies; watch caps, socks, slippers, mittens, and more!

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Patches of blue  by Edyta Sitar

Patches of blue

Edyta Sitar

Book

Discover the classic combination of blue and white in a collection of breathtaking quilts that's sure to capture your imagination. Acclaimed author and designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares dozens of antique quilts in a gallery of insp...

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Simple shapes stunning quilts  by Stuart Hillard

Simple shapes stunning quilts

Stuart Hillard

Book

Stuart Hillard is on a mission to help quilters all over the world realize their quilting dreams and prove it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it - one simple shape at a time. In the follow-up title to the bestselling Use Scraps, Sew Blocks,...

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Making a life  by Melanie Falick

Making a life

Melanie Falick

Book

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling...

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Dresden quilt blocks reimagined  by Candyce Copp Grisham

Dresden quilt blocks reimagined

Candyce Copp Grisham

Book

Embrace the art of quilting with simple instructions to create beautiful Dresden plate blocks. Each variation looks unique and all are astonishingly easy to sew. Use any and all of the twenty-five design elements, including four different edge treatments,...

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Whitework embroidery  by Ayako Otsuka

Whitework embroidery

Ayako Otsuka

Book

This sumptuous book by accomplished embroiderer Ayako Otsuka is full of incredibly delicate and beautiful whitework embroidery of all kinds. Whitework is simply embroidery worked in white thread on white fabric, and it is renowned for its calm beauty...

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Jane Packer's flower course  by Jane Packer

Jane Packer's flower course

Jane Packer

Book

This book imparts the secrets of successful flower arranging to every reader, novice and expert alike. In Jane Packer's Flower Course, celebrated florist Jane Packer covers the same ground as the highly regarded four-week career course taught in her ...

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Making marbled paper  by Heather R. J. Fletcher

Making marbled paper

Heather R. J. Fletcher

Book

Contains information on how to create marbled paper and silk projects based on the four basic marble patterns. Each basic marble pattern has a set of several different step-by-step techniques that include photos.

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The ultimate fluid pouring & painting project book  by Jane Monteith

The ultimate fluid pouring & painting project book

Jane Monteith

Book

Discover and master the fun, creative, and colorful methods of fluid pouring and painting with 10 projects, customizable to your personal vision and open to endless variation. Fluid pouring and painting can result in beautiful, organic, and abstract ...

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Simple geometric quilting  by Laura Preston

Simple geometric quilting

Laura Preston

Book

Laura Preston, founder of the textile studio and quilting shop Vacilando Quilting Co., has created the ultimate resource for modern quilters. Her minimalist quilting method uses geometric shapes and bold, solid colors to simplify traditional quilting...

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Living with Coco Chanel  by Caroline Young

Living with Coco Chanel

Caroline Young

Book

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. This beautifully illustrated biography tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes...

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Gingermelon's embroidered animals  by Shelly Down

Gingermelon's embroidered animals

Shelly Down

Book

An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure! These stunning animal dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small...

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Exploring folk art with wool appliqué & more  by Rebekah L. (Rebekah Leigh) Smith

Exploring folk art with wool appliqué & more

Rebekah L. (Rebekah Leigh) Smith

Book

This book of 16 projects, plus a gallery, combines wool appliqué with a variety of traditional handwork techniques such as embroidery, rug hooking, punch needle embroidery, and more, while highlighting the importance of working collaboratively with f...

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Circular knitting workshop  by Margaret (Margaret K. K.) Radcliffe

Circular knitting workshop

Margaret (Margaret K. K.) Radcliffe

Book

"Circular knitting is efficient, convenient, and fascinating to learn with Margaret Radclife's step-by-step instructions. ...[She] uses 35 small sample projects to demonstrate classic techniques such as lace and stranding knit in the round, as well as...

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Sew cute quilts and gifts  by Atsuko Matsuyama

Sew cute quilts and gifts

Atsuko Matsuyama

Book

Sew Cute Quilts and Bags is a colorful collection of quilts, bags and accessories from beloved designer Atsuko Matsuyama. Originally published in Japan, Sew Cute Quilts and Bags showcases the author's inspiring use of color and retro design style. With...

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Adrian  by Leonard Stanley

Adrian

Leonard Stanley

Book

This book is a bright and vivacious look at the fashion, art and homes of one of the most celebrated fashion designers of the twentieth century. Adrian (1903-1959) designed costumes for over 150 Hollywood productions, including fabulous gowns worn by...

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Crafting cute  by Dani Banani

Crafting cute

Dani Banani

Book

Make 50 adorable Kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay-a teeny smiling donut, an irresistibly cute sloth charm, a sweet whale planter, and more! Follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create cute charact...

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Tiny wardrobe  by Satomi Fujii

Tiny wardrobe

Satomi Fujii

Book

Designs and patterns for a variety of charming doll clothing. Tiny Wardrobe: 12 Adorable Designs and Patterns for Your Doll introduces simple yet sophisticated patterns to make doll-size clothes. Each pattern has three sizes, small (8 inches, Middie ...

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Jelly filled, 18 quilts from 2 1/2" strips  by Vanessa Goertzen

Jelly filled, 18 quilts from 2 1/2" strips

Vanessa Goertzen

Book

Raid your fabric pantry! The best-selling author of Charm School is back with eighteen projects using precut 2 1/2 strips. Vanessa Goertzen's fabric recipes will help you cook up basic blocks and more advanced designs--triangles, log cabins, hexagons,...

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Crochet  by Tracey Todhunter

Crochet

Tracey Todhunter

Book

Aimed at the absolute beginner and assuming no prior knowledge, this skill-building book by experienced and highly respected crochet teacher, Tracey Todhunter, offers expert guidance as you hook away. Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with...

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Inspired star block quilts  by Sandy Berg

Inspired star block quilts

Sandy Berg

Book

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, acquire new skills and create stunning star blocks. With 12 different star patterns using piecing and paper piecing techniques, you'll learn how to form both traditional and modern stars with conte...

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Embroidered botanicals  by Yumiko Higuchi

Embroidered botanicals

Yumiko Higuchi

Book

Yumiko Higuchi is celebrated for her striking embroidery designs with a Scandinavian flair. The motifs and patterns she offers here are true to her style: simple and graphic yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature.

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Bead jewelry 101  by Karen (Jewelry maker) Mitchell

Bead jewelry 101

Karen (Jewelry maker) Mitchell

Book

Bead Jewelry 101, is a complete entry-level course for creating beaded jewelry taught through 30 step-by-step projects that demonstrate fundamental methods for stringing and wirework. Have you always wanted to try jewelry making but aren't sure where...

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How to draw Sharpie art  by Jessica Mazurkiewicz

How to draw Sharpie art

Jessica Mazurkiewicz

Book

Do you have a drawer or bin full of Sharpies that are going to waste? Or do you always want to buy new markers, but never have an excuse to use them? Now you do! How to Draw Sharpie Art has tutorials on all the quick and simple things you can use your...

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Museo de la Moda

Museo de la Moda

Book

For lovers of vintage clothing, British supermodel and vintage fashion muse Kate Moss unveils a personally curated selection of her favorite couture and costume pieces from the Museo de la Moda, the world-class fashion museum in Santiago, Chile. Inte...

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Custom socks  by Kate Atherley

Custom socks

Kate Atherley

Book

"Whether you knit them toe-up or top-down, getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge! In Custom Socks, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit...

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First time embroidery and cross-stitch  by Linda Wyszynski

First time embroidery and cross-stitch

Linda Wyszynski

Book

Embroidery (First Time) is a concise introduction to the craft of decorative hand stitching,with easy tutorials and projects. Learning how to embroider has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teac...

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Mini masterpieces  by Alyce Blyth

Mini masterpieces

Alyce Blyth

Book

Small quilts, big results! Catch the mini-quilt mania with Alyce Blyth's fresh, modern beginner quiltmaking book, loaded with inspiration. Mini Masterpieces is a quilting master class. Readers can follow along, beginning with a fresh new take on basic...

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Digital hand lettering and modern calligraphy  by Shelly Kim

Digital hand lettering and modern calligraphy

Shelly Kim

Book

In Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy, Shelly Kim - popular Instagram lettering artist and workshop instructor @lettersbyshells - offers lettering enthusiasts at all levels of experience a step-by-step course that shows how to develop and ...

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Norman Hartnell  by Michael Pick

Norman Hartnell

Michael Pick

Book

The first fully comprehensive biography of Norman Hartnell, largely drawing on Hartnell's forgotten rediscovered archive and private sources: the portrait of the often troubled life of the Queen s dress designer, who sprang from unlikely origins to d...

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Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

Book

A celebration of the brands's first ten years, this stunning monograph features collections from the Fall 2009 through Spring 2019 seasons and is filled with design inspirations, moods boards, sketches, runway shots, fashion editorials, detail photographs...

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Painting with paper  by Yulia Brodskaya

Painting with paper

Yulia Brodskaya

Book

The astoundingly vibrant three-dimensional paper artworks in this book will stop paper art fans of all levels in their tracks. After the initial amazement, enjoy trying this method yourself, expanding your skills at your own pace with highly regarded...

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Crocheted succulents  by Emma Varnam

Crocheted succulents

Emma Varnam

Book

The succulents in this book can be crocheted in a variety of shapes and sizes for a touch of indoor greenery that will never need watering, repotting or special plant food. Each crochet pattern is clearly presented, and in the techniques section Varnam...

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Dorodango  by Bruce Gardner

Dorodango

Bruce Gardner

Book

The exquisite Japanese hikaru dorodango, or shiny mud ball, is created by rolling earth by hand into a perfect sphere and polishing it until it gleams. Not only are the results truly impressive, but this calm and meditative practice, once a playground...

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First time felting  by Ruth Lane

First time felting

Ruth Lane

Book

Felting can be a challenge for beginners, but with the expert guidance of First time felting, your goal is within reach. With the easy step-by-step instructions from felting and fiber professional Ruth Lane, the fundamentals of felting are at your fi...

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A year of creativity  by Petra Hoeksema

A year of creativity

Petra Hoeksema

Book

A "craft date" is a fun get-together with a handful of creative friends in which you surprise each other with craft and DIY projects using cool materials, inspire each other, and make beautiful things together. At each date, a group of participants share...

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Organic appliqué  by Kathy Doughty

Organic appliqué

Kathy Doughty

Book

Material Obsession's Kathy Doughty takes the reader through her signature design and fabric selection process as well as provides step-by-step instructions for traditional needle-turn appliquâe, Broderie Perse, Boro-style appliquâe, paper piecing, ha...

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Galliano  by Kerry Taylor

Galliano

Kerry Taylor

Book

Galliano: Spectacular Fashion is the first detailed guide to the work of one of fashion's greatest talents. Though the designer's otherwise glittering career has been punctured by years out of the limelight, his catalogue of work remains astonishing....

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Paris, capital of fashion

Paris, capital of fashion

Book

Paris, Capital of Fashion accompanies a major exhibition at The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), New York's only museum dedicated solely to the art of fashion. This lavishly-illustrated book is edited by MFIT's director and chief cura...

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We Are Knitters  by Alberto (Knitting entrepreneur) Bravo

We Are Knitters

Alberto (Knitting entrepreneur) Bra...

Book

From the creators of the company We Are Knitters, this is a book for beginner knitters, featuring fifteen patterns inspired by places around the world.

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Crafting Aotearoa

Crafting Aotearoa

Book

A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). Paying attention to Pakeha (European New Zealanders), Maori, and island nations of the wider Moana, and old and new ...

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The ultimate kogin collection  by Susan Briscoe

The ultimate kogin collection

Susan Briscoe

Book

Discover the beautiful Japanese pattern darning technique kogin and how it can be used to create stunning stitched and quilted projects.

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Fashion knitwear design

Fashion knitwear design

Book

Knitwear is a highly influential, though sometimes overlooked, element of contemporary fashion. Its simple yet amazingly versatile textile structure offers endless possibilities for exploration. To develop a successful collection the knitwear designer...

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Women in design  by Charlotte Fiell

Women in design

Charlotte Fiell

Book

Women designers have made an immense contribution to our shared material culture and built environment. However, while several pioneers have achieved global recognition - Ray Eames, Florence Knoll Bassett and Charlotte Perriand to name a few - there are...

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The knitting book  by Vikki Haffenden

The knitting book

Vikki Haffenden

Book

The most extensive step-by-step knitting bible ever published. A new edition of DK's ultimate knitting bible, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for a...

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Bojagi  by Sara Cook

Bojagi

Sara Cook

Book

Bojagi, sometimes called Pojagi, is a traditional Korean textile art. Centuries old, it was originally textiles made for every day living with scraps of left-over fabrics artfully put together. They often resemble works of modern artists such as Mondrian...

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Poetic cloth  by Hannah Lamb

Poetic cloth

Hannah Lamb

Book

Poetic cloth is about how cloth, stitch and surface create personal meaning in textile art. It shows how a more thoughtful use of material and process can create textiles of depth and meaning. Grounded in the key elements of the well-established author's...

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Mark-making through the seasons  by Helen (Quiltmaker) Parrott

Mark-making through the seasons

Helen (Quiltmaker) Parrott

Book

Renowned quilter and textile artist Helen Parrott explores the creative potential of using your local surroundings to create beautiful textile artworks. Drawing on the Slow Stitch movement, Helen Parrott explains how mark-making—using stitches to make...

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Zoomigurumi 4

Zoomigurumi 4

Book

This new collection of 15 projects, featuring designers from all over the world, provides all the inspiration you need to keep you crocheting! Surprise your family and friends with handmade gifts, or simply make them for yourself! "Zoomigurumi 4" features...

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Zoomigurumi 7

Zoomigurumi 7

Book

This new book in the Zoomigurumi series follows the trail of 15 adorable amigurumi. Come along with your yarn and hook and track down crocheted animals both big and small. This new collection of 15 patterns, featuring designers from all over the worl...

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Crochet this!

Crochet this!

Book

This is like three books in one, and crocheters of all levels will rejoice at this essential, lavishly illustrated guide to the craft. Step-by-step color photographs lay out all the basic techniques and stitches, followed by a dictionary of crochet p...

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Protest Tautohetohe  by Stephanie Gibson

Protest Tautohetohe

Stephanie Gibson

Book

"For a small, peaceful democracy in the South Pacific, New Zealand has had its fair share of major protest issues, and over the decades New Zealanders have become adept at mobilising around causes. From protest about war – be it the New Zealand Wars,...

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The art of watercolor lettering  by Kelly Klapstein

The art of watercolor lettering

Kelly Klapstein

Book

Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms...

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Knitting  by Pam Allen

Knitting

Pam Allen

Book

Learn to: cast on, knit in the round, measure the gauge of a knitted piece, and more; master techniques with step-by-step instruction; practice your skills on projects and patterns included in the book; view step-by-step knitting demonstrations online....

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Kaffe Fassett's sew simple quilts & patchworks  by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett's sew simple quilts & patchworks

Kaffe Fassett

Book

Heralded as the King of Color, fabric designer and quilter Kaffe Fassett showcases his glorious range of Artisan fabrics in Kaffe Fassett's Sew Simple. Along with his team of designers, Kaffe has created a varied selection of striking and simple designs...

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