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Everything from crochet and knitting to textiles and jewellery, indulge your passion for crafts. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Machine magic  by Deborah Louie

Machine magic

Deborah Louie

Book

"Blossom into a decorative quilt artist. Take advantage of everything your sewing machine has to offer! Decorative quilt artist Deborah Louie teaches how to use the stitch options on your machine and incorporate them into gorgeous applique pieces. Follow...

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Piece & love  by Diane Brinton

Piece & love

Diane Brinton

Book

"Easy to piece. Easy to love! Whatever your style, you'll find oodles of quiltmaking inspiration in this collection by mother-daughter duo Diane Brinton and Audrey Mann. In these patterns, the beauty of traditional patchwork meets a more modern aesthetic,...

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Crochet in a weekend  by Salena Baca

Crochet in a weekend

Salena Baca

Book

"By using bigger yarn and hooks, openwork patterns, easy stitches, and other quick-crochet techniques, the patterns in Crochet in a Weekend can all be worked in approximately 10 to 12 hours or less---perfect for a relaxing weekend (or two) of your fa...

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Rare bird of fashion  by Eric Boman

Rare bird of fashion

Eric Boman

Book

"A true original: this lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past 40 years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic"--Publisher's description.

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Goldwork embroidery Chinese style  by Daiyu Chen

Goldwork embroidery Chinese style

Daiyu Chen

Book

"Goldwork embroidery is a traditional Chinese embroidery technique that was originally used in the court or palaces and was exclusive to nobility in ancient times. Similar embroidery techniques were used in Central Asia and Europe in ancient times as...

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KnotMonsters  by Michael Cao

KnotMonsters

Michael Cao

Book

"12 crochet patterns included! If you have never crocheted before, NO PROBLEM. Everyone has to start somewhere. In this book, we will be going step by step through ten cute little amigurumi crochet patterns. Also included are basic stitch tutorials to...

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Embroidering the everyday  by Cas Holmes

Embroidering the everyday

Cas Holmes

Book

"Inspiration and practical tips on incorporating the everyday into textile art. In Embroidering the Everyday, acclaimed textile artist Cas Holmes explores the 'everyday' and the 'domestic', generating a wealth of inspiration and raw material to create...

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A new twist  by Nancy Mahoney

A new twist

Nancy Mahoney

Book

"Who knew what your scraps could do! Choose a fun block, give it a new twist in your layout, and see the quilt design change before your eyes like the colours of a kaleidoscope! Best-selling author Nancy Mahoney shows how the same asymmetrical block can...

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Handknits from Rauma, Norway  by Bente Presterud Røvik

Handknits from Rauma, Norway

Bente Presterud Røvik

Book

"30 timeless, endlessly wearable garments and accessories, including the best of Rauma's pattern archives. Bring joy, color, and style into your life with this exceptional collection! Celebrated designer Bente Presterud took a deep dive into the comp...

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Archie Brennan  by Archie Brennan

Archie Brennan

Archie Brennan

Book

"One of the world's most influential tapestry weavers, renowned for bringing "pop" into the ancient art of tapestry, Archie Brennan (1931 2019) had an exceptionally long career. Beginning in the mid-1940s and continuing into the first two decades of the...

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Free-motion combinations  by Christina Cameli

Free-motion combinations

Christina Cameli

Book

"A process book about how to create quilting designs by combining free-motion motifs. Covers types of motifs, both individual and allover, free-motion skills, and 30+ combination designs"--Publisher's description.

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Tie dye  by Kate (Author) McNamara

Tie dye

Kate (Author) McNamara

Book

"From hippy to hipster, this spirited style bible is an intoxicating survey of tie-dye, featuring high-fashion photographs as well as archival photographs of style icons throughout its trippy history to its contemporary revival. Seen in fashion and i...

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Traditional Nordic knits  by Johanna Wallin

Traditional Nordic knits

Johanna Wallin

Book

"Knitting has been part of Nordic culture for thousands of years and the traditional patterns have recently become immensely popular all over the world. This book gives an introduction to the history of Nordic knitting, its techniques, yarns and patterns....

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Snuggle up!

Snuggle up!

Book

"The perfect size for snuggling under on the couch, these patterns will keep everyone in the family cozy while watching TV, reading a book, cuddling with a pet, or taking a nap. Choose from a dozen dreamy designs in an array of styles and color palettes,...

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You will be able to macramé by the end of this book  by Tiffany Allen

You will be able to macramé by the end of this book

Tiffany Allen

Book

"Pick up a new craft and learn to create beautiful macrame homeware, wall hangings and gifts with the next book in this best-selling series. In recent years, macrame has gone from a nostalgic '70s trend to a mainstay in contemporary crafting, and no ...

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The Kew book of embroidered flowers  by Trish Burr

The Kew book of embroidered flowers

Trish Burr

Book

"This sumptuous and inspiring book, written by needlework expert Trish Burr and created in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a stunning, contemporary guide to embroidering flowers. This hardback edition of the book contains all the ...

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Modern crewel embroidery  by Jo Avery

Modern crewel embroidery

Jo Avery

Book

"A technique and project guide for crewel embroidery designs using modern motifs and color palettes. Complete instructions for 15 original designs, including pillow, belt, brooch, pouch, pincushions, and hooped work. Extensive embroidery stitch guide...

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Hand embroidery dictionary  by Christen (Christen Joan) Brown

Hand embroidery dictionary

Christen (Christen Joan) Brown

Book

"A comprehensive guide to stitching more than 500 embroidery stitches, including left-handed illustrations for the basic stitches. The book includes an overview of the stitch families, design advice, and inspirational photos of Christen's work"--Publ...

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Furoshiki  by Aurélie Le Marec

Furoshiki

Aurélie Le Marec

Book

"Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, and is used to wrap gifts and create bags for carrying things more easily. Once you have learned the basic methods of tying and folding, you can tie furoshiki in different ways to suit the size and...

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Design resin jewelry  by Rozen Martel

Design resin jewelry

Rozen Martel

Book

"Resin experts Rozen Martel and Nadia Jullien share 37 different customizable projects to accessorize any outfit. Create necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and more and build confidence with the techniques taught to put your own creative spin on ...

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Digital die-cutting  by Laura Strutt

Digital die-cutting

Laura Strutt

Book

"Discover the secrets of digital die-cutting in these simple-to-follow guides for aspiring artists. Cutting machines have a limitless range of uses, and are becoming more affordable and accessible to the hobby artist; however, while the manufacturers...

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Bonnie the Cow & friends  by Claire Gelder

Bonnie the Cow & friends

Claire Gelder

Book

"Dragon's Den winner Claire Gelder presents a new collection of crochet animals to crochet in chunky yarn. Bonnie the Highland Cow and Isla her calf, as well as other adorable, crocheted companions will complete your cozy companion set"--Publisher's....

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Big weaving on a small loom  by Fiona (Handweaver) Daly

Big weaving on a small loom

Fiona (Handweaver) Daly

Book

"This comprehensive guide to weaving big on your frame loom enables you to maximize your little loom to make large projects. Weave long warps up to 2 metres (6.5 feet) on a basic frame loom. Aimed at both the beginner and the more experienced weaver,...

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The go-between  by Osman Yousefzada

The go-between

Osman Yousefzada

Book

"A coming-of-age story set in Birmingham in the 1980s and 1990s, The Go-Between opens a window into a closed migrant community living in a red-light district on the wrong side of the tracks. The adult world is seen through Osman's eyes as a child: his...

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Vintage knits

Vintage knits

Book

"People of the past knew the magic of a handmade garment the uniqueness, the custom fit, the time and care taken by the knitter. In today’s world of mass-production, we now crave the individuality and satisfaction that comes with creating a piece of ...

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Quant by Quant  by Mary Quant

Quant by Quant

Mary Quant

Book

"Originally published in 1966, Quant by Quant is the hugely entertaining story of Mary Quant's early career and life with husband and business partner Alexander Plunket Greene. After opening the groundbreaking Bazaar boutique on the King's Road in 1955,...

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Making traditional marbled papers  by Kate Brett

Making traditional marbled papers

Kate Brett

Book

"Paper marbling is a beautiful craft with a long history that can be traced back to Japan in the twelfth century. This practical book introduces traditional patterns and explains the techniques that are used creatively today"--Publisher's description...

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Quilt as you go  by Carolyn Forster

Quilt as you go

Carolyn Forster

Book

"Choose from a variety of hand- and machine-sewn styles including stitch-and-flip, envelope-style, lined circles, Suffolk puffs and cathedral windows. Each technique is photographed step by step, and then each completed, discrete block can be transformed...

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Millefiori quilts. 3  by Willyne Hammerstein

Millefiori quilts. 3

Willyne Hammerstein

Book

"After the international success of her first two books, Willyne Hammerstein is back in this third volume of Millefiori with a wealth of 18 new quilts. In this work she continues to explore the richness of the Passacaglia design in brilliant compositions...

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Eco-resin crafts  by Hazel Oliver

Eco-resin crafts

Hazel Oliver

Book

"Provides instruction for eco-friendly crafting, using solvent free and non-toxic resin, also incorporating natural waste such as mussel and oyster shells, as well as natural minerals, gemstones, and crystals"--Publisher's description.

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Floral evolution  by Catherine Foxwell

Floral evolution

Catherine Foxwell

Book

"Author Catherine Foxwell believes that the flowers and beautiful arrangements should be accessible to all, and this book takes you through some simple projects using sustainable techniques to achieve this. She uses readily available, inexpensive flowers...

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Wardrobe embroidery  by Warunee Bolstad

Wardrobe embroidery

Warunee Bolstad

Book

"In Wardrobe Embroidery, Warunee Bolstad of @plystreknitwear shows you how to easily breathe new life into your wardrobe by adding embroidery to clothes both old and new. Warunee presents a collection of charming embroidery patterns, ranging from...

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Life in miniature  by Nicola Lisle

Life in miniature

Nicola Lisle

Book

"Popular in Britain since the late seventeenth century, dolls' houses are tiny slices of social history that give us a fascinating glimpse into domestic life over the last 300 years. In this beautifully-illustrated book, Nicola Lisle explores the origins...

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The world according to Christian Dior  by Christian Dior

The world according to Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Book

"Credited with creating some of the most luxurious and spectacular haute couture pieces of all time, Christian Dior became a fashion icon overnight in 1947 with the launch of his 'New Look' - sumptuous hourglass silhouettes that provided a welcome tonic...

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Quilting with stash or cash  by Linda Hahn

Quilting with stash or cash

Linda Hahn

Book

"Featuring 10 quilt patterns and two options for each--one "Stash" (using scraps and fabric you already own) and one "Cash" (newly purchased fabric)--inside this inspirational guide, you get to decide for each project whether you want to use up your ...

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Brazen  by Julia Haart

Brazen

Julia Haart

Book

"A riveting, inspiring memoir of one woman's escape from an extremist religious sect and an extraordinary rise from housewife to shoe designer, to CEO and co-owner of the modeling agency Elite World Group. Ever since she was a child, every aspect of ...

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Christmas ornaments  by Chris Myers

Christmas ornaments

Chris Myers

Book

"These simple handmade decorations will add Christmas charm to your home. Making your own Christmas decorations is a truly thoughtful way to celebrate the holiday. By creating your own unique decorations, you will have a store of happy memories to bring...

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Edward's menagerie  by Kerry Lord

Edward's menagerie

Kerry Lord

Book

"Dog lovers will go barking wild for this addition to the popular Edward's Menagerie series, with 65 beginner-friendly patterns for crocheting adorable pups.Bring your favorite four-legged friends to life with these 65 crochet patterns for everything...

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Tabletop stitchery  by Gail Pan

Tabletop stitchery

Gail Pan

Book

"It's easy to see why so many stitchers have fallen in love with the artistry of Australian designer and author Gail Pan. Her embroideries are as sweet as birdsong on a summer morning, and in this follow-up to her previous best sellers she presents a...

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Stash knitting  by Emma Osmond

Stash knitting

Emma Osmond

Book

"Make the most of that stash of yarn that so many of us have lurking in a cupboard or drawer with this exciting collection of patterns. Each fun project uses between 2 and 4 balls of yarn to create something delightful for your home, to give as a gift...

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Karl Lagerfeld  by Alfons Kaiser

Karl Lagerfeld

Alfons Kaiser

Book

"A revelatory biography of Karl Lagerfeld, introducing readers to the public and private life of the charismatic designer. Karl Lagerfeld lived a very public life. He shaped the Chanel and Fendi brands for decades, and his wit and wisdom amused and i...

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An introduction to needle felting  by Linda Calver

An introduction to needle felting

Linda Calver

Book

"The introduction to the book will cover a brief history of felting and felting/wool terms. It will also list what items you need to purchase to make yourself a starter Needle felting kit and then for each chapter subject, the wool and anything else you...

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Punch needle extravaganza!  by Laetitia Dalbies

Punch needle extravaganza!

Laetitia Dalbies

Book

"This project book is less how-to and more 'dive right in!' Here are 27 inspired ways to add colorfully crafted inspiration to your decor, your wardrobe, everyday accessories, and your artistic gift-giving needs. For those who are newcomers to the punch...

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Nordic knits  by Sue Flanders

Nordic knits

Sue Flanders

Book

"Nordic Knits offers 50 authentic, Scandinavian-inspired patterns for hats, mittens, and gloves-including stylish, traditional projects from Sweden, Norway, and Iceland"--Publisher's description.

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Cozy knits

Cozy knits

Book

"Cozy Knits presents 50 of the coziest, globally-inspired patterns for hats, mittens, and gloves-including stylish traditional projects from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Americas, and Asia"--Publisher's description.

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Anyone can crochet amigurumi animals  by Kristi Simpson

Anyone can crochet amigurumi animals

Kristi Simpson

Book

"Make the cutest crochet animals ever! With some simple stitches and a little stuffing, amigurumi is a charming style of crochet that’s great for beginners. An exciting project guide for any crafter of any skill level, Anyone Can Make Amigurumi Anima...

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Fat quarter patchwork quilts  by Stephanie Soebbing

Fat quarter patchwork quilts

Stephanie Soebbing

Book

"Keep turning fat quarters into gorgeous quilts! The second installment of Fat Quarter Patchwork Quilts, this continuation features 12 more stunning quilt patterns and step-by-step projects using these convenient bundles. Also included are clear expl...

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Africa  by Emmanuelle Courrèges

Africa

Emmanuelle Courrèges

Book

"Fashion from the African continent has burst onto the world scene with effervescent vibrancy, inspiring creativity everywhere, from haute-couture to street style. From the runway in Lagos and the Afropunk festival in Johannesburg, to the "image makers"...

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Framing floral techniques  by Renee Tucci

Framing floral techniques

Renee Tucci

Book

"Expert teaching for curious and enthusiastic flower fans, both industry-trained and hobbyist. This approachable guide, featuring over 500 photos and companion commentary from an innovative floral educator, will take the mystery out of creating floral...

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Modern dried flowers  by Angela Maynard

Modern dried flowers

Angela Maynard

Book

"Gathered is an accessible, contemporary guide to the sustainable art of drying flowers. Learn about this chic craft's origins, variety of uses, and the inexpensive practice of drying and elegantly arranging flowers today. Find inspiration and follow...

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Botanical embroidery  by Maggie Schnücker

Botanical embroidery

Maggie Schnücker

Book

"Thread your way through 30 nature-themed motifs that will transport you from flowery fields and sun-drenched deserts to mossy forests, glorious gardens and beyond. With clear instructions and comprehensive step-by-step photographs, Botanical Embroidery...

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Cardboard creations for kids  by Kathryn Ho

Cardboard creations for kids

Kathryn Ho

Book

"Eco-Friendly Cardboard Crafts to Make and Play With At last, a genius way for you to put all that cardboard lying around the house to good use! Mailing boxes, paper towel rolls, cereal cartons and more can be transformed into a range of crafts, toys...

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Magic wool mermaids and fairies  by Christine Schäfer

Magic wool mermaids and fairies

Christine Schäfer

Book

"Learn how to make fairies and mermaids to suit every season, and discover the joy of crafting with magic wool. Magic wool is a soft, vibrant material, perfect for creating figures for nature tables, celebrations, and Christmas decorations. From beau...

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Felt ornaments for all occasions  by Sylvia Bird

Felt ornaments for all occasions

Sylvia Bird

Book

"Ornaments don't have to be limited to Christmas time! Learn how to make charming felt ornaments that can be displayed and gifted all year-round with this beginner-friendly project guide! Featuring 20 felt ornament patterns arranged by season, step-b...

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Family crochet

Family crochet

Book

"Family Crochet is the perfect companion for crochet crafters of any skill level who are looking to create adorable gifts for all the family to enjoy. From baby toys and playroom characters to cozy jumpers and cute dresses, there really is something ...

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Macramé made easy  by Harumi Kageyama

Macramé made easy

Harumi Kageyama

Book

"From knotting a simple spiral bracelet to creating a boho wall hanging-macrame has never been easier or more stylish. In this book, Japanese macrame and handicraft guru Harumi Kageyama presents illustrated step-by-step lessons that introduce you to ...

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A petal unfolds  by Susan Beech

A petal unfolds

Susan Beech

Book

"A Petal Unfolds is brimming with easy-to-make DIY paper flowers to bring beauty and style to your home. Susan gives you step-by-step advice so you can create something just as stunning as the real thing - but lasts forever. Susan discusses basic mat...

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Blooming paper  by Laura Reed

Blooming paper

Laura Reed

Book

"Learn to create bold, modern paper flowers from an award-winning professional in the field. Paper flower making is an accessible craft that uses simple tools and humble materials. Laura Reed's paper creations are works of art, and her guide inspires...

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Rug hooking with wool strips  by Katie Kriner

Rug hooking with wool strips

Katie Kriner

Book

"Learn how to make twenty projects using the technique of pulling wool strips, including pillows, wall hangings, floor rugs, and bags"--Publisher's description.

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Wreaths  by Alys Dobbie

Wreaths

Alys Dobbie

Book

"By making creative and beautiful contemporary wreaths, add a handmade focal point to wherever you are. This guide offers step-by-step instructions for 15 wreaths of all types, from live materials to dried botanicals to found objects and other surpri...

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Crochet colorwork made easy  by Claire Goodale

Crochet colorwork made easy

Claire Goodale

Book

"Colorwork expert Claire Goodale walks you through three distinctive styles--Tapestry, Intarsia and Fair Isle--introducing each technique through bright,contemporary patterns. With clear step-by-step photos, smart tips and straightforward directions,...

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The essential book of embroidery stitches  by Hiroko Sei

The essential book of embroidery stitches

Hiroko Sei

Book

"Learning embroidery has never been easier! Do you want to embroider? Are you looking for an embroidery book that explains everything from A to Z and teaches popular embroidery stitches? Are you an embroidery expert looking for a book on different te...

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Modern punch needle  by Duygu Turgut Gökpınar

Modern punch needle

Duygu Turgut Gökpınar

Book

"In this book, you will find 25 different projects that you can make using the punch-needle technique, which has taken Instagram and Pinterest by storm. Transform traditional punch embroidery into modern accessories for yourself or to add colour to your...

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Macramé  by Tansy Wilson

Macramé

Tansy Wilson

Book

"Discover the art of macrame with 11 projects perfect for the beginner and more advanced alike. Projects and techniques have fully illustrated step-by-step instructions that make learning macrame quick and stress free! With projects ranging from making...

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Quilt recipes  by Jen Kingwell

Quilt recipes

Jen Kingwell

Book

"Food and quilts symbolize comfort to designer Jen Kingwell. Her decade-long vision in creating a collection of quilts, family recipes, and home interiors culminates in this one-of-a-kind book. Twelve quilt patterns are a brilliant mix of quirky fabrics...

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Yes, you can wear that  by Abby Hoy

Yes, you can wear that

Abby Hoy

Book

"Embrace your inner couture cutie and feel confident in wearing what you want and living out loud with these style tips and tricks from a plus-size, body-positive, and colorful content creator"--Publisher's description.

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The silhouette solution  by Brenda (Fashion designer) Cooper

The silhouette solution

Brenda (Fashion designer) Cooper

Book

"A radically simple and universally flattering system for getting dressed, from the Emmy Award-winning stylist who turned Fran Drescher of The Nanny into a fashion icon. "Brenda's system is a lifesaver. I will never look at the clothes in my closet in...

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Knitted socks from Finland  by Niina Laitinen

Knitted socks from Finland

Niina Laitinen

Book

"Niina Laitinen is one of the most popular knitting designers in Scandinavia.This stunning collection of sock designs is inspired by the four seasons. Each of the 20 gorgeous patterns is accompanied by a beautiful description of the Finnish countryside...

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The very easy guide to lace knitting  by Lynne Watterson

The very easy guide to lace knitting

Lynne Watterson

Book

"This easy-to-follow course in lace knitting will transform the complete beginner into an accomplished expert. Progress from simple eyelet lace to openwork stitching and intricate edgings as you develop the skill and confidence to create beautiful pieces...

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The very easy guide to cable knitting  by Lynne Watterson

The very easy guide to cable knitting

Lynne Watterson

Book

"This very easy guide opens up the wonderful world of twisted stitches to knitters of any ability, even complete beginners. It is an indispensable introduction to all kinds of stitches, from simple mock cables to intricate bobble-textured plaits, for...

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Purr-fect patchwork  by Pamela Jane Morgan

Purr-fect patchwork

Pamela Jane Morgan

Book

"Cat-loving quilters mew-nite! Make the most of your feline fabrics and craft 16 original cat-themed quilts and textile projects. Use dozens of techniques from basic piecing, hand embroidery, and machine sewing for a vintage-meets-modern aesthetic. E...

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Cool cotton & whimsical wool quilts  by Kim Schaefer

Cool cotton & whimsical wool quilts

Kim Schaefer

Book

"This book contains 12 projects all in Kim's whimsical, contemporary, folk-art style for experienced or beginning stitchers. The backgrounds in the projects are constructed using cotton fabrics and the appliqué pieces are felted wool"--Publisher's de...

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Imperial splendor  by Jeffrey F. Hamburger

Imperial splendor

Jeffrey F. Hamburger

Book

"Taking as its subject the role of manuscript illumination during the long history of the Holy Roman Empire, Imperial Splendor offers a sweeping overview of one of the most impressive chapters in the history of medieval art. Beginning with the reform...

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Green gifts  by Rosie James

Green gifts

Rosie James

Book

"From homemade spa-day pamper products to gorgeous homewares, these 40 eco-gifting ideas will show you how to create presents from everyday household items. Whether you're eco-conscious and keen to reduce your plastic usage or want to be more sensible...

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Christmas craft book  by Laura Minter

Christmas craft book

Laura Minter

Book

"The Christmas Craft Book is a festive collection of 30 fun projects using everyday recycled materials and craft supplies. Keeping young children occupied and entertained can be tricky, even at the best of times. But when they are super excited about...

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Fashion draping techniques. Vol. 2  by Danilo Attardi

Fashion draping techniques. Vol. 2

Danilo Attardi

Book

"The second volume of our practical manual about the art of draping includes the creation of complete items of clothing. Following the first volume of Fashion Draping Techniques, which focused on details such as collars, sleeves and knots, this new v...

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Indian textiles  by Karun Thakar

Indian textiles

Karun Thakar

Book

"The book features items from one of the world's foremost private collections of Indian textiles, the Karun Thakar Collection, together with key pieces from two recently united American collections, The Textile Museum and the Cotsen Textile Traces St...

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Mary Quant  by Jenny (Museum curator) Lister

Mary Quant

Jenny (Museum curator) Lister

Book

"Mary Quant is a fashion icon. The first focussed study of her career, this book shows how she revolutionised fashion, harnessing youth, streetstyle and mass production to create a new look for everyone. The book surveys the development of her business...

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Flowers for friends  by Julia Atkinson-Dunn

Flowers for friends

Julia Atkinson-Dunn

Book

This is a book about flower arranging from the perspective of a gardener. Harvesting from the garden means short, wonky stems, bruised petals, insects crawling out of blooms and the open invitation to claim a weed or vege as vase fodder. Flowers for Friends...

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Tilda's toy box  by Tone Finnanger

Tilda's toy box

Tone Finnanger

Book

"Learn to sew beautiful toys and soft furnishings for children with Tilda's Toy Box. This stunning collection of projects from the creator of the popular Tilda brand. World-renowned craft designer Tone Finnanger of Tilda brings her talents to soft toys...

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The embroidery handbook  by Dhara Shah

The embroidery handbook

Dhara Shah

Book

"You won't believe what you can create with just 15 stitches! Embroidery expert Dhara Shah provides you with simple-to-follow tutorials and step-by-step photographs to help you get the hang of each one, no matter your skill level. Then, you can put y...

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Knitting  by Sicgmone Kludje

Knitting

Sicgmone Kludje

Book

"Making is mindfulness made practical, and knitting is an iconic craft proven to have a therapeutic impact on wellbeing. In Conscious Crafts: Knitting, the co-founders of the Black Girl Knit Club Sicgmone Kludje and Vea Koranteng have curated 20 modern...

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Little book of Balenciaga  by Emmanuelle Dirix

Little book of Balenciaga

Emmanuelle Dirix

Book

"'Haute couture is like an orchestra, whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives' - Christian Dior. The godfather of conceptual design, a master of shape, a true fashion game changer – all...

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Textures from nature in textile art  by Marian Jazmik

Textures from nature in textile art

Marian Jazmik

Book

"For textile artists and embroiderers, nature is a perennially favourite theme, and Marian Jazmik creates some of the best nature-inspired textile art around. This beautiful book, packed with practical tips and visual inspiration, reveals the secrets...

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Whimsical stitches  by Lauren Espy

Whimsical stitches

Lauren Espy

Book

"Explore Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crochet design, with 30 unique and darling patterns. Whether a novice or an experienced crocheter, anyone can pick up a needle and complete these cuddly creations. Author and amigurumi guru Lauren Espy inspire...

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Patchwork knitting  by Fiona (Writer on knitting) Morris

Patchwork knitting

Fiona (Writer on knitting) Morris

Book

"Whether you want to combine yarns of different colours and textures in one piece or simply use up some of your stash, patchwork knitting provides a great way to play with assorted elements. This accessible book guides you through the essential techniques...

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The art of papercraft  by Helen Hiebert

The art of papercraft

Helen Hiebert

Book

"Paper artist and teacher Helen Hiebert compiles a one-of-kind collection of 40 unique projects, each using just one sheet of paper, combining decorative paper techniques like marbling, stamping, and stenciling with dimensional techniques like origam...

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Creative ropecraft  by Stuart E. Grainger

Creative ropecraft

Stuart E. Grainger

Book

"Creative Ropecraft is a wonderful collection of practical nautical knots and decorative ropework. Anyone tempted to try their hand at this will be able to follow the steps easily thanks to Stuart Grainger's exquisite and clear drawings. This brand new,...

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Knit, fold, pleat, repeat  by Norah Gaughan

Knit, fold, pleat, repeat

Norah Gaughan

Book

"Simple shapes are ideal for the novice knitter, but the clever folds and fastenings of Knit, Fold, Pleat, Repeat will intrigue the experienced crowd too. These techniques are easy to learn, and the design possibilities...are nearly endless. Each design...

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Vogue Paris

Vogue Paris

Book

"Vogue Paris has always been so much more than a fashion magazine. It has assumed a central and vital role on the international cultural stage, with a history that spans the most inventive decades in fashion and taste, and in the arts and society. It...

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Punch needle  by Arounna Khounnoraj

Punch needle

Arounna Khounnoraj

Book

"Discover a fresh take on a traditional craft in this ultimate introduction to the art of punch needling.Giving this forgotten craft a modern twist is author Arounna Khounnoraj (aka Bookhou). One of Canada's most sought after mentors and creatives, she...

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Flower flash  by Lewis (Floral designer) Miller

Flower flash

Lewis (Floral designer) Miller

Book

"Before dawn one morning in October 2016, renowned New York-based floral designer Lewis Miller stealthily arranged hundreds of brightly coloured dahlias, carnations, and mums into a psychedelic halo around the John Lennon memorial in Central Park. Th...

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Fashion design research  by Ezinma Mbeledogu

Fashion design research

Ezinma Mbeledogu

Book

"Every fashion collection begins with research. But how do you start? How do you use that research? Fashion Design Research answers these questions and demystifies the process. The book begins with the basics of primary and secondary research sources...

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Entrelac  by Molly Brown

Entrelac

Molly Brown

Book

"Whether knitted flat or in the round, entrelac is a great way to produce intriguing knitted pieces with a seemingly woven look. With clear step-by-step tutorials and illustrative images, this book explains the anatomy of entrelac and how to build up...

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Customising clothes with embroidery  by Connie Mabbott

Customising clothes with embroidery

Connie Mabbott

Book

"Start embroidering your own clothes with inspiration from Connie's book full of detailed embroidery projects that will have you captivated by the technique of free-motion embroidery. Starting with simple ideas that can be done in an afternoon to get...

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Extinct

Extinct

Book

"So-called extinct objects are those that were imagined but were never in use, or that existed but are now unused-superseded, unfashionable, or simply forgotten. Extinct gathers together an exceptional range of artists, curators, architects, critics,...

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The art of Tunisian crochet  by Pauline Turner

The art of Tunisian crochet

Pauline Turner

Book

"Until the twenty-first century, Tunisian crochet was a little-used style of crochet that was considered relatively simple and unadventurous. Fortunately, nowadays, that has all changed. The Art of Tunisian Crochet offers a comprehensive exploration of...

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An introduction to rag rugs  by Jenni Stuart-Anderson

An introduction to rag rugs

Jenni Stuart-Anderson

Book

"Making is good for you. Exploring crafts can be relaxing and therapeutic: the projects in this book are accessible to anyone who is inspired to recycle old clothes and textiles into unique, decorative, useful projects. Our forbears improvised tools to...

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