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The most beautiful job in the world  by Giulia Mensitieri

The most beautiful job in the world

Giulia Mensitieri

Book

Fashion is one of the most powerful industries in the world, accounting for 6 per cent of global consumption and growing steadily. Since the 1980s and the birth of the neoliberal economy, it has emerged as the glittering face of capitalism, bringing ...

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Chanel  by Justine Picardie

Chanel

Justine Picardie

Book

Justine Picardie's acclaimed illustrated biography of Coco Chanel (1883-1971), one of the twentieth century's most captivating personalities and a defining figure in fashion history. Whoever attempts to understand Chanel's life is confronted by count...

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Draping: the complete course  by Karolyn Kiisel

Draping: the complete course

Karolyn Kiisel

Book

Draping - the art of using calico to design directly on a dress form - is an essential skill for fashion students. Covering the most basic to more advanced techniques, this series of master classes provides a complete course. Projects include dresses,...

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My crochet wardrobe  by Cassie Ward

My crochet wardrobe

Cassie Ward

Book

The collection includes jumpers, cardigans, ponchos, kimonos, and cover-ups, ranging in difficulty from the beginner to the more advanced crocheter. Each pattern is accompanied by an easy to follow schematic. AUTHOR: Cassie Ward is a crochet designer...

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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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Simply redwork  by Helen Stubbings

Simply redwork

Helen Stubbings

Book

In the 1880s, the introduction of a colorfast red thread from Turkey led to the trend of creating redwork items for the home. Stubbings shares a patterns for a collection of eclectic projects, from traditional designs to modern aesthetics. The pull-out...

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The fashion design directory  by Marnie Fogg

The fashion design directory

Marnie Fogg

Book

Written by an expert whose fashion knowledge extends around the globe, 'The Fashion Design Directory' presents an enticing panorama of around 150 of the most influential players in the world of fashion from the beginning of the 20th century to the present...

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Cosy crochet blankets to snuggle under  by Ana Morais Soares

Cosy crochet blankets to snuggle under

Ana Morais Soares

Book

From simple patterns to some more elaborated ones, you will find beautiful blankets to crochet and snuggle under. They will also add color to your home allowing you to be creative.

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Dark fashion world  by Jingxi Qian

Dark fashion world

Jingxi Qian

Book

Dark Fashion World showcases nearly 20 emerging fashion designers from around the world who push the boundaries of modern fashion, leading fashion and design fans and professionals into a dark world of visual delight. The projects within strive to evoke...

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Just paint  by Artur Walachowski

Just paint

Artur Walachowski

Book

The book describes painting models of armored weapons, showing various simple painting and weathering techniques that allow the reader to create a spectacular model. A guide for both beginners and advanced modelers. The techniques presented with the use...

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Big book of embroidery  by Renée Méry

Big book of embroidery

Renée Méry

Book

A visual encyclopedia of stitches, Big Book of Embroidery is the essential reference guide for both beginner and experienced embroiderers. Packed with 250 popular embroidery stitches and techniques for looped stitches, straight stitches, knotted sti...

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Lit stitch

Lit stitch

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Clever and quirky cross-stitch patterns that proudly show off your love for all things literary. Inside Book Riot’s Lit Stitch, you’ll find a number of badass, bookish cross-stitch patterns. Some of these are for bookmarks, others are for wall decor,...

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Fearless with fabric  by Sarah (Sarah J.) Maxwell

Fearless with fabric

Sarah (Sarah J.) Maxwell

Book

Build your confidence as a dedicated or intermediate quilter and be inspired to transfer your traditional blocks to beautiful modern quilts. Including step-by-step projects that combine fabrics from different lines and genres with clear guidelines to...

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Goldwork embroidery  by Lizzy Pye

Goldwork embroidery

Lizzy Pye

Book

Goldwork must be the most dramatic of the embroidered arts. The smallest addition of metal thread to a piece of embroidery can lend immediate visual impact, and yet the technique can also be beautifully subtle. A design stitched in goldwork will be rich...

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Machine knitting  by Alison Dupernex

Machine knitting

Alison Dupernex

Book

The popularity of hand frame knitting is underestimated and there are many passionate and creative knitters who have taken machine knitting into their heads, hearts and hands. Overflowing with colour and stitch ideas, inspirational photos and customi...

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Dressing in dreams  by Eris Tran

Dressing in dreams

Eris Tran

Book

Showcases 100 colour illustrations of stunning evening gowns by emerging illustrator Eris Tran. Focuses on detailed close-ups, with insightful descriptions of the dress in the illustrator's own words Eris Tran is an emerging artist and fashion illustrator...

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A selection of designs inspired by Iznik & Delft pottery in cross stitch  by Durene Jones

A selection of designs inspired by Iznik & Delft pottery in cross stitch

Durene Jones

Book

Inspired by the great diversity of Iznik and Delft pottery, this book brings to you a selection of bright, modern designs. The patterns in this book are varied in both their size and complexity, from small designs for tags, pincushions, and cards to ...

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52 weeks of socks

52 weeks of socks

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52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. This publication contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers, and is a true encyclopedia of socks. Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine...

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Plant lady embroidery

Plant lady embroidery

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Brimming with over 300 botanical motifs, this wonderful resource will provide inspiration and instructions for embroidery artists and flower ladies everywhere. This collection features designs including flowers, ferns, succulents, leaves, bees and ga...

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Constructing & covering boxes  by Tom Hollander

Constructing & covering boxes

Tom Hollander

Book

Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with decorative papers and book cloth. Nearly 300 color photos illustrate every step needed to make hinged lid, clamshell, and c...

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A practical guide to needle lace  by Jacqueline Peter

A practical guide to needle lace

Jacqueline Peter

Book

Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! "Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and teaches the process, from creating the pattern and preparing the support to separating, trimming,...

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Quilting with kids  by Wendy Sheppard

Quilting with kids

Wendy Sheppard

Book

Nothing is better than creating something with your own hands ...other than sharing that with the next generation. Spend time together as a family while you pass down the craft of quilting and complete 16 kid-friendly projects together, from Christma...

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Millefiori quilts. 4  by Willyne Hammerstein

Millefiori quilts. 4

Willyne Hammerstein

Book

Finally, the next edition to the Millefiori series is now available! Willyne Hammerstein needs no introduction. Since the international craze thanks to her Passacaglia quilt, published in her first Millefiori book, Willyne's reputation has grown expo...

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Meditative stone art  by Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango

Meditative stone art

Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango

Book

Meditative Stone Art is a comprehensive guide to the art of drawing and painting on stones, for beginner and expert crafters alike.

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Quilt block genius  by Sue Voegtlin

Quilt block genius

Sue Voegtlin

Book

Expanded and revised edition contains new smaller blocks for miniature quilts, new quilt settings, new sampler quilt patterns, and a "create your own block" technique. Featuring 300 pieced quilt blocks that can be made into 1001 blocks, plus helpful tips...

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Macramé for home decor  by Samantha Grenier

Macramé for home decor

Samantha Grenier

Book

Macramé for Home Decor shows how easy it is to make upscale, modern home décor using natural macramé craft cords. Readers will discover the 12 essential knots they need to create gorgeous macramé. 40 stylish projects range in skill levels from easy t...

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Floret Farm's a year in flowers  by Erin Benzakein

Floret Farm's a year in flowers

Erin Benzakein

Book

From star flower farmer and bestselling author of Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, Erin Benzakein comes this gorgeous and comprehensive guide to enhancing every occasion with floral beauty. With hundreds of stunning photographs and an inviting narrative...

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Kaiser Karl  by Raphaëlle Bacqué

Kaiser Karl

Raphaëlle Bacqué

Book

Karl Lagerfeld insisted on being cremated in his iconic uniform - the dark glasses and high collar, his white ponytail tied with a black velvet bow. Now that he is gone, the witnessess have finally started to talk. Lagerfeld's past is emerging: his f...

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Everlastings  by Bex Partridge

Everlastings

Bex Partridge

Book

Everlastings is a celebration of the life of flowers, showcasing the ethereal beauty of dried and preserved flowers, those that are just as fascinating dried as they are fresh. Throughout the book Bex Partridge takes you on a journey, starting with p...

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Build a flower  by Lucia Balcazar

Build a flower

Lucia Balcazar

Book

Paper flowers are ideal for any crafter: The results are stunning but the steps to get there are achievable at any skill level. Build a Flower will teach the basic techniques needed for crafting paper flowers, building upon skills as it moves through...

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Baby knits  by Susie Johns

Baby knits

Susie Johns

Book

Combining style with practicality, the 18 projects in this book are made using baby-friendly, machine washable yarns spun from natural fibers to ensure comfort and softness for a baby's delicate skin. From jumpers and cozy cardigans to head-hugging h...

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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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Minimal metal jewelry  by Kieu Pham Gray

Minimal metal jewelry

Kieu Pham Gray

Book

Minimal Metal Jewelry is a collection of beautifully wearable pieces made using minimal materials, just two gauges of wire and two sizes of jump rings. With just a few supplies and tools, jewelry makers will create 20+ earrings, bracelets, pendants, rings,...

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Knitting season  by Kate (Designer) Davies

Knitting season

Kate (Designer) Davies

Book

For Kate Davies, Knitting Season is any time of year in which we are able to sit down and enjoy the craft we love, setting time aside to relax, explore, experiment and create. Her new collection is the result of one such season of extended creativity....

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Britain can make it

Britain can make it

Book

This publication is a highly visual celebration of the massively popular, but now largely forgotten, Britain Can Make It exhibition. Organised by the Council of Industrial Design, it was held in empty ground-floor galleries of the Victoria & Albert M...

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Cat knits  by Marna Gilligan

Cat knits

Marna Gilligan

Book

This is the ultimate cat lover's collection of knitting patterns for garments and accessories. If you love cats and yarn you will want this collection of 16 quirky designs all based around the theme of cats. It includes four garments graded for 16 di...

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The art of wearable flowers  by Susan McLeary

The art of wearable flowers

Susan McLeary

Book

The Art of Wearable Flowers is a visually stunning guide to crafting wearable floral designs. Featuring a gorgeous collection of flower-based projects, the book includes step-by-step how-tos for eye-catching earrings, rings, necklaces, boutonnieres, ...

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Shawls, wraps and scarves  by Louisa Harding

Shawls, wraps and scarves

Louisa Harding

Book

Whether you are looking for a classic shawl, chic evening wrap, or simple scarf pattern, this pattern book by Louisa Harding, one of the world's most influential designers, will inspire you to create beautiful hand-knitted garments. Knitters of all s...

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Upcycling books  by Julia Rubio

Upcycling books

Julia Rubio

Book

Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through 20 do-it-yourself projects, Upcycling Books: Decorative Objects gives your tattered friends...

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Floral beauty in cross stitch  by Susan Bates

Floral beauty in cross stitch

Susan Bates

Book

Floral Beauty contains more than thirty designs on the theme of plants and flowers. A wide range of subjects are included, such as classic roses, bright red poppies, colorful sunflowers, delicate floral bouquets, and bolder, more contemporary tropical...

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Sweet crochet friends  by Thi Ngoc Anh Hoang

Sweet crochet friends

Thi Ngoc Anh Hoang

Book

If you are looking for a crochet book of many lovely yarn friends, Khuc Cay’s Tiny Hands is made for you. There are sixteen designs and each one has its unique personality with adaptable accessories. Crafters will not only meet cute animals like koala,...

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Lovable felted animals  by Yuko Sakuda

Lovable felted animals

Yuko Sakuda

Book

This book shows you how to make a menagerie of wild and tame creatures, from realistic figures to sweet and easy character novelties. Illustrated step-by-step instructions take you through each project, and a lesson on basics helps you get started di...

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Drawing with fire  by Aney Carver

Drawing with fire

Aney Carver

Book

The 25 projects in this book present a modern, easy-to-follow approach to the ancient art of wood burning, also known as pyrography. By pressing a heated wood burning tool to wood, you can "write with fire" to engrave words, a picture or other design...

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Jennifer Juniper  by Jenny Boyd

Jennifer Juniper

Jenny Boyd

Book

Jenny Boyd's extraordinary life is the stuff of movies and novels, a story of incredible people and places experienced at a pivotal time in the 20th century. As an up-and-coming young model, Jenny found herself at the heart of Carnaby Street in Londo...

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The Wizard's craftbook  by Andrea Wcislek

The Wizard's craftbook

Andrea Wcislek

Book

Bring the magic wherever you go with these wizard-inspired crafts! Abracadabra! Now you too can reveal your inner wizard with these fantastical crafts inspired by your favorite witches and wizards from Shakespeare, Disney, The Lord of the Rings, and ...

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Fair Isle crochet workshop  by Natasja Vreeswijk

Fair Isle crochet workshop

Natasja Vreeswijk

Book

15 beautiful, contemporary Fair Isle crochet projects to make for the home. This beautiful pattern book is for crochet enthusiasts who want to go one step further. Fair isle is a well-known knitting technique, but can also be used for crochet. The Fair...

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Machine embroidered art  by Alison Holt

Machine embroidered art

Alison Holt

Book

A showcase for textile artist Alison Holt's exquisite machine embroideries, this book will teach you to 'paint' your surroundings with thread. Use thread to paint the world around you with free-motion embroidery. Alongside new examples of Alison Holt...

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How to make cloth dolls  by Jan Horrox

How to make cloth dolls

Jan Horrox

Book

Bring your cloth dolls to life with this exciting timeless craft. These exquisitely made dolls are simple to make when you follow Jan's thorough step-by-step instructions. Full of character and life, they are made using a wide range of colourful fabr...

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The skill of flower arranging  by Gregory Milner

The skill of flower arranging

Gregory Milner

Book

The Skill of Flower Arranging captures a lifetime of international decorating, demonstrating and judging experience and wisdom in one beautifully presented book, a must for all present and aspiring floral artists, designers and hobbyists of all skill...

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Portuguese knitting  by Rosa Pomar

Portuguese knitting

Rosa Pomar

Book

More than just a history book or a handicraft manual, Portuguese Knitting is a journey into Portugal's knitting heritage. Traditional patterns and techniques are brought up to date in the form of beautiful modern pieces such as socks, hats, shawls, cowls,...

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Needle felting for beginners  by Roz Dace

Needle felting for beginners

Roz Dace

Book

At last, a book that tells you everything you need to know about needle felting! This is the book authors Roz Dace and Judy Balchin wish they had been given when they started out on their felting journey. A complete course for the absolute beginner, it...

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Crewel embroidery  by Tatiana Popová

Crewel embroidery

Tatiana Popová

Book

In this beautiful book, Tatiana Popova shows the reader how to create stunning crewelwork embroideries inspired by traditional fairy tales, including The Wizard of Oz, Karolcia, the Wild Swans and Cinderella. This magical collection takes as its central...

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True colors  by Keith Recker

True colors

Keith Recker

Book

True Colors is about artists who create color from natural materials and about the historical importance and environmental sustainability of this practice. All new content in this revised edition features Heartwear, a collaborative of artists and fas...

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Kraft-tex creations  by Lindsay Conner

Kraft-tex creations

Lindsay Conner

Book

Print, paint, stamp, and stitch it's never been so fun to design as it is with kraft-tex! Discover the incredibly durable paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews just like fabric. Modern designers share twelve clever kraft-tex projects...

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The crafter's guide to papercutting  by Emily Hogarth

The crafter's guide to papercutting

Emily Hogarth

Book

This title offers a guide to cutting paper for artworks, greeting cards, keepsakes, and more. It introduces the world of papercutting and shows how to create your own exquisite works of art. Beginners will have all the knowledge they need to get started...

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Next level felting  by Nancy Wesley

Next level felting

Nancy Wesley

Book

Do you want your needle felting to be smoother, come together quicker, and have more life-like features? This book will teach you proven expert techniques to take your felting to the next level. Professional fibre artist Nan.c has been felting full time...

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Modern crochet bible  by Sarah Shrimpton

Modern crochet bible

Sarah Shrimpton

Book

Learn to stitch stunning contemporary crochet items with this definitive guide to modern crochet techniques and stitches.

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