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Modern macramé  by Emily Katz

Modern macramé

Emily Katz

Book

"Macramé--the fine art of knotting--is an age-old craft that's undergoing a contemporary renaissance. At the heart of this resurgence is Emily Katz, a lifestyle icon and artist who teaches sold out macramé workshops around the world and creates swoon...

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One-piece knits  by Margaret Hubert

One-piece knits

Margaret Hubert

Book

"Knit your sweaters in one piece--from the top down, the bottom up, or from cuff to cuff--for the whole family, with minimal seaming required! The Complete Guide to One-Piece Knits offers charted patterns sized from infant to adult and in multiple gauges...

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Women design  by Libby Sellers

Women design

Libby Sellers

Book

"From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles 27 of the most influential female designers from the twentieth century to the present day, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their endu...

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Baby botanicals  by Alana Dakos

Baby botanicals

Alana Dakos

Book

"Following the theme of the previous two volumes in this series, each design captures the beauty of plant life in eye-catching, fun-to-knit details. The five patterns included in this collection are sized to fit girls from six months to 12 years of age,...

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Medieval & Renaissance art  by Carl Becker

Medieval & Renaissance art

Carl Becker

Book

"Printed treasure trove: Eight centuries of decorative arts. When Kunstwerke und Gerathschaften des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (1852 1863) was published, what purchasers in fact bought was a printed museum. With 216 hand-colored copperplate eng...

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The knitted home  by Sian Brown

The knitted home

Sian Brown

Book

"Give your home a room-by-room makeover with these beautiful knitted projects. Using pure wools, alpaca, mohair, cashmere, silk, cotton and bamboo, these versatile knits range from cozy and comforting to bright and fresh, but are always tactile and i...

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Paper flowers and how to make them  by Florence Dyson

Paper flowers and how to make them

Florence Dyson

Book

"This fantastic guide to making exquisite paper flowers will appeal to lovers of origami and economic home decoration. With beautiful, detailed illustrations and simple instructions, Paper Flowers and How to Make Them is ideal for origami novices and...

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The art of brush lettering  by Kelly Klapstein

The art of brush lettering

Kelly Klapstein

Book

"Popular Instagram brush lettering artist, Kelly Klapstein, takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you'll be using,...

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Romance was born  by Anna Plunkett

Romance was born

Anna Plunkett

Book

"The fully illustrated story of one of the most successful Australian fashion houses of the last 15 years. Romance Was Born collections are lavish, larger than life, iconic and iconaclastic, and this gorgeous book is a celebration of this unique Aust...

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Arne & Carlos favorite designs  by Arne Nerjordet

Arne & Carlos favorite designs

Arne Nerjordet

Book

"Across 15 years and 7 uniquely beautiful instructional books, Arne & Carlos have built their brand, from breakout phenomenon to reliable supplier of creative inspiration. Now they've gathered the "best of the best"--70 of their favorite techniques a...

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Designed in the USSR, 1950-1989

Designed in the USSR, 1950-1989

Book

"A fascinating glimpse into design behind the Iron Curtain, revealed through the products and graphics of everyday Soviet life This captivating survey of Soviet design from 1950 to 1989 features more than 350 items from the Moscow Design Museum's uni...

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Please do not touch  by Murray Moss

Please do not touch

Murray Moss

Book

"For almost twenty years the SoHo design gallery MOSS was the place where design, art, money, and glamour mixed. Murray Moss, the impresario behind the shop, and his partner, Franklin Getchell, were the leading arbiters of good taste and the new--launching...

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Boho felt crafts  by Rachel Henderson

Boho felt crafts

Rachel Henderson

Book

"Let Rachel Henderson and Jayne Emerson inspire you to create your own boho paradise made from felt with fresh green faux succulents, cheese plant leaves, and needle-felted cacti. Wall hangings and mobiles are a great way to change the look of a room...

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The world of miniatures  by Sarah Walkley

The world of miniatures

Sarah Walkley

Book

"If you think of dolls houses as usually being period houses, it's time to think again! This compendium of miniature buildings looks at the many other styles of construction that are increasingly being created by miniatures enthusiasts, including cos...

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Make your own medallion  by Erin Burke Harris

Make your own medallion

Erin Burke Harris

Book

"What is a Medallion Quilt you ask? It has a central large block in the middle, then a series of small blocks pieced into strips that form a thin border. Typically Medallion Quilts can have eight or more different borders, each one needing to fit per...

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Utility-style  by Sharon Holland

Utility-style

Sharon Holland

Book

"This book includes tweleve well illustrated projects, ranging from table runners to a queen-sized quilt. Each fast-pieced project is great for beginners, with skill-building design tips and suggestions throughout. These lovely patterns are a reason...

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Nature  by Stephanie Redfern

Nature

Stephanie Redfern

Book

"Stitched Textiles: Nature is the fourth title in this successful theme-based series. It contains an extensive section on techniques, featuring step-by-step guides to machine- and hand-stitching, attaching embellishments and found objects to your wor...

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Punchneedle creations  by Pamela Gurney

Punchneedle creations

Pamela Gurney

Book

"The projects: Lovely lavender, purple potted blooms, mobile phone carriers, a hen with her friend, a floral bouquet in wool, beautiful brooches, pretty pink blooms, superb silks on satin, Leesa's bag, vibrant velvet daisies, pretty pansies, tortoise...

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Southern quilts  by Mary W. Kerr

Southern quilts

Mary W. Kerr

Book

"In more than 270 color images, hundreds of quilts, juxtaposed for the first time, celebrate and explore the South's rich quilting history. Quilt expert Mary W. Kerr joins 13 other textile historians to show why Southern quilts have a distinctiveness...

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Fashion embroidery  by Jessica Jane Pile

Fashion embroidery

Jessica Jane Pile

Book

"This practical step-by-step guide to haute couture embroidery covers everything from machine and hand stitching, to tambour beading, goldwork and monogramming. Whether you are interested in adding monogrammed initials to your favourite bathrobe, stitching...

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The seed bead book  by Kate Haxell

The seed bead book

Kate Haxell

Book

"Make your own fashion-forward seed bead jewellery with this colourful guide for over 35 projects including earrings, chokers, rings, pendants and much more. Beading beginners will find the instructions easy to follow and will quickly become confident...

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Southwest modern  by Kristi Schroeder

Southwest modern

Kristi Schroeder

Book

"Part armchair travel, part project book, Southwest Modern highlights the wide-open spaces and beautiful vistas of West Texas and celebrates the rich culture of New Mexico. Featuring 15 quilt patterns and three smaller projects author, Kristi Schro...

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Fashion together

Fashion together

Book

"Fashion is often seen as an industry of eccentric personalities and unique, exceptional talents but it's the collaborators, rather than the individuals, who underpin the industry and inspire this book. This stylish volume, compiled by Lou Stoppard,....

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Simple patchwork projects  by Hayley Smith

Simple patchwork projects

Hayley Smith

Book

"Transform fat quarters and fabric scraps into adorable projects for your home. Use templates of your favorite animals to piece shapes in tessellating designs, so the shapes fit together without gaps. There is no stressing over the math--it's all done...

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Cuddly animals to crochet  by Lucia Förthmann

Cuddly animals to crochet

Lucia Förthmann

Book

"This charming book contains a whole range of wonderfully cute animal creations for you to crochet! With clear, straightforward patterns to follow and fun photography, you will want to make every one of the 28 different animals there are to choose from....

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The sleep quilt  by Tracy Chevalier

The sleep quilt

Tracy Chevalier

Book

'The Sleep Quilt is unlike any other quilt you will have seen. Commissioned by Tracy Chevalier, it is entirely stitched and quilted by prisoners in some of Britain's toughest jails. Each of the 63 squares explores what sleep means in prison. A moment...

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The artisan  by Helga Isager

The artisan

Helga Isager

Book

"Beautiful patterns from Shawls to Vests and everything in between using the wonderful yarns of Isager. The inspiration for the patterns derive from garments and crafts from around the turn of the 19th century, before the industrialisation and mass p...

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Fashion and Versailles  by Laurence Benaïm

Fashion and Versailles

Laurence Benaïm

Book

"The royal residence of Versailles--this unparalleled seat of power and seduction--is an important influence on contemporary fashion, inspiring passions and vocations. Since the establishment of the world's first dress codes under the rule of Louis XIV...

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Granny squares weekend  by Emma Varnam

Granny squares weekend

Emma Varnam

Book

"If you need an emergency craft fix, then this book has the answer! Armed with a crochet hook and some yarn you can rustle up these gorgeous projects in next to no time. From hats and coasters to cute toys and decorations this book is packed with ins...

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Patchwork loves embroidery too  by Gail Pan

Patchwork loves embroidery too

Gail Pan

Book

"Best-selling author Gail Pan returns with a new collection of designs that are a delight to admire and a dream to embroider! Inspired by Gail's daily walks, sweet motifs include bees and bunnies, houses and hearts, and her signature bird, leaf, and ...

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Lunch-hour embroidery

Lunch-hour embroidery

Book

"Sneak in a few stitches during lunchtime, car time, game time--anytime. Embroider motifs onto bags, clothing, linens, and more, or follow the easy instructions inside to display your embroidery. Projects are perfectly portable, so anyone can steal a...

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Charles James  by Michèle Gerber Klein

Charles James

Michèle Gerber Klein

Book

"Inspired by the discovery of long-overlooked interviews conducted just before his death, this is the first biography of the visionary fashion designer Charles James. Christian Dior described him as the inspiration for the "New Look." Salvador Dalí called...

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How to slay  by Constance C. R. White

How to slay

Constance C. R. White

Book

"How to Slay offers a lavishly illustrated overview of African American style through the twentieth century, focusing on the last thirty-five years. Through striking images of some of the most celebrated icons of Black style and taste, from Josephine...

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Mario Valentino  by Ornella Cirillo

Mario Valentino

Ornella Cirillo

Book

"This book outlines the intense adventure of Mario Valentino, key protagonist of Italian fashion from the 1950s to the late 1980s, by examining a wealth of valuable documents collected in the archive of his company, established by his father Vincenzo...

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Butterly on a pin  by Alannah Hill

Butterly on a pin

Alannah Hill

Book

"Unflinching, funny, shocking, inspiring and tender: this is a story like no other. Alannah Hill, one of Australia's most successful fashion designers, created an international fashion brand that defied trends with ornamental, sophisticated elegance,...

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Stitch and pattern  by Jean Draper

Stitch and pattern

Jean Draper

Book

"The hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper gives an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art. As she did in her successful book Stitch and Structure, she guides you through some of the most creative ways of working...

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Crewel creatures  by Hazel Blomkamp

Crewel creatures

Hazel Blomkamp

Book

"Beautiful bird and animal designs, inspired by the African world, in crewel and Jacobean embroidery. Following the Jacobean embroidery style for which Hazel is well known, and incorporating the subtle influence of the fractal designs found in zentangle...

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McQueen  by Tom Rasmussen

McQueen

Tom Rasmussen

Book

"An illustrated look at the life, loves, fashion moments, and ultimate tragedy of one of fashion's greatest stars. The savage beauty of his creative vision stunned and shocked the fashion world for over 15 years, with his avant-garde theatricality leading...

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Child's play quilts  by Stacey Day

Child's play quilts

Stacey Day

Book

"Improve your quilt designs by learning how to organise fabric by size and colour, while making adorably sophisticated quilts (both pieced and appliqued) for babies and children. Each of the 20 bright, happy quilts is shown in warm and cool colourways...

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The flower expert  by Fleur McHarg

The flower expert

Fleur McHarg

Book

"An indispensable insight into how breathtaking floral displays are created, by Fleur McHarg; the Flower Expert, and one of the most in-demand florists and floral arrangers for Australia's great and good. She brings over 25 years of experience in cre...

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The art & tradition of beadwork  by Marsha Bol

The art & tradition of beadwork

Marsha Bol

Book

"A fascinating, in-depth look at the culture and history of beaded objects around the world. From a beaded dress found in an ancient Egyptian tomb to the beaded fringe on a 1920s Parisian flapper’s hem, humans throughout history have used beading as a...

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Tsumori Chisato  by Chisato Tsumori

Tsumori Chisato

Chisato Tsumori

Book

"The first book on the work of Tsumori Chisato, a fashion designer who has gained a cult following for her uncanny ability to create clothes with a manga-bohemian charm. Tsumori Chisato scaled the commanding heights of Japanese and international fashion...

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Retro cross stitch  by Véronique Enginger

Retro cross stitch

Véronique Enginger

Book

"Enter this vintage universe of 500 patterns and add a touch of nostalgia to your stitchwork. Recreate 1800s and 1900s fashion house designs and milliners' catalogues. Take your cross stitch on a bon voyage into the past with travelling motifs like t...

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Industrial design in the modern age

Industrial design in the modern age

Book

"Destined to become a new classic in the design genre, this major work summarises an enormous topic: the creation of everyday objects for mass production and consumption from 1900 to the present and shows how these products have become both symbols of...

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Know-it-all fashion

Know-it-all fashion

Book

"Most of us have some feeling for fashion and have a vague idea of what’s in and what’s out. Less familiar to most, however, is the way fashion works as a global business. Know-It-All Fashion looks beyond the surface of this billion-dollar industry. Each...

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Knit your story in yarn  by Dee Hardwicke

Knit your story in yarn

Dee Hardwicke

Book

"Flowers are often symbolic and intertwined with life's most special occasions, from weddings and christenings to idyllic summer afternoons spent making daisy chains. To preserve memories of these special occasions, Dee Hardwicke has graphed motifs of...

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Crafts by the sea  by Larissa Costello

Crafts by the sea

Larissa Costello

Book

"Do you love to be by the coast, walks along the beach, fishing in the sea, or hiking through the cliffs? Collecting shells, trinkets, and other items along the beach is one of the greatest ways to remember the fun you had. This coastal-themed craft ...

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Kindred knits  by Susan B. Anderson

Kindred knits

Susan B. Anderson

Book

"A variety of simple knits for baby and child including a variety of cardigans, a hat and blanket, mini-sweater ornaments, and even a sweater for a child's favorite toy."--

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Quilted leather  by Cathy Wiggins

Quilted leather

Cathy Wiggins

Book

"Using her award-winning art, Cathy Wiggins takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals of creating with leather on any sewing machine. Whether you work mainly in leather or in cloth, these helpful new techniques give you new direction for your pieces....

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Beams beyond Tokyo

Beams beyond Tokyo

Book

"Established 1976 in Harajuku, Tokyo, BEAMS originated as an American lifestyle shop. A pioneer of lifestyle retailing, BEAMS has since developed numerous labels to encompass an ever evolving array of styles and trends. BEAMS shops are finely curated...

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Macramé at home  by Natalie Ranae

Macramé at home

Natalie Ranae

Book

"Indulge your macramé obsession the fun way--by making it yourself! Macramé artist and teacher Natalie Ranae will guide you step by step to create stunning designer art pieces to adorn any space with boho vibes. From contemporary plant hangers to elegant...

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Easy home sewing projects  by Charlie Moorby

Easy home sewing projects

Charlie Moorby

Book

"There's something for everyone in this bright and inspiring collection of home sewing projects! Whether you're moving into a new home, redecorating an old house or just updating a room, you'll find quick and easy projects here to make your living space...

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Knitted animal socks  by Lauren Riker

Knitted animal socks

Lauren Riker

Book

"Knit adorable animal socks for cosy toes. Choose your favourite animal from this collection of six different designs. Includes knitting patterns for panda, owl, cat, koala, fox and pig ankle socks. All the socks can be made as ankle socks or knee le...

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Lifelike artist dolls  by Lynn Cartwright

Lifelike artist dolls

Lynn Cartwright

Book

"Learn one-of-a-kind polymer clay doll-making tips from an award-winning expert! The amazingly realistic artist dolls of Lynn Cartwright celebrate diverse cultures and ethnicities, from Native American to African, and are widely acclaimed in the doll...

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Wool studio  by Meghan Babin

Wool studio

Meghan Babin

Book

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The art of rock painting  by Lin Wellford

The art of rock painting

Lin Wellford

Book

"New painters wanted! No experience is necessary with Lin Wellford's instruction. Thousands have already discovered the thrill of turning rocks into works of art through Wellford's easy-to-follow tips. Her bestselling books have helped to awaken interest...

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Loulou & Yves  by Christopher Petkanas

Loulou & Yves

Christopher Petkanas

Book

"Loulou de la Falaise was one of the most important women in the history of twentieth century fashion. Born in England into a family of aesthetes with a father who was a count and a mother, Maxine, who was a tornado of artistic flamboyance, Loulou's ...

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Landscape pyrography techniques & projects  by Lora S. Irish

Landscape pyrography techniques & projects

Lora S. Irish

Book

"Learn to create realistic landscape pyrography burnings with this comprehensive guide. Nationally recognized artist and pyrographer Lora S. Irish reveals her easy-to-learn methods for working in layers to obtain stunning results. You'll learn how to...

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Naoto Fukasawa  by Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa

Book

"A brand new monograph on one of Japan's best-known product designers, featuring more than 100 of his latest works Naoto Fukasawa's simple, restrained, and user-friendly products have an extraordinarily universal appeal. Featuring more than 100 of his...

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Jo's little favorites. III, Enduring designs for classic-quilt lovers  by Mary Jo Gress Morton

Jo's little favorites. III, Enduring designs for classic-quilt lovers

Mary Jo Gress Morton

Book

"Quilting icon Jo Morton returns with her third book in the Jo's Little Favorites series! Enjoy 16 more exquisite little quilts previously available only to her devoted club members--until now. For the first time, Jo invites quilters into her charm...

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Crafting a patterned home  by Kristin Nicholas

Crafting a patterned home

Kristin Nicholas

Book

"Jump into the world of pattern--get a crash course on the types of patterns and how they are made; learn how to gain inspiration and ideas from a variety of sources; explore ways of pairing different patterns together; and make patterns of your own ...

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How to make repeat patterns  by Paul Jackson

How to make repeat patterns

Paul Jackson

Book

"This book explains, in simple steps and non-mathematical terminology, how to create repeat patterns in a line, on the plane, as tiles and as Escher-like repeats. The book also shows how to make 'wallpaper repeats', where the elements of the pattern merge...

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Knit like a Latvian  by Ieva Ozolina

Knit like a Latvian

Ieva Ozolina

Book

"Knit yourself a pair of stunning Latvian mittens with this collection of traditional Latvian mitten knitting patterns. There are 50 different styles to choose from including simpler variations of the mittens such as fingerless gloves and wrist warmers....

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Kimono to Nihon no iro = Kimono and the colors of Japan : kimono collection of Katsumi Yumioka  by Ayuko Ishibashi

Kimono to Nihon no iro = Kimono and the colors of Japan : kimono collection of Katsumi Yumioka

Ayuko Ishibashi

Book

"This distinctive volume reveals a unique antique kimono collection through various delicate Japanese colors and their use in kimono. The Japanese sensibility is immediately apparent in the classification of the nine traditional color categories of red,...

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Insiders & company

Insiders & company

Book

"At the intersection of interior design, quality craftsmanship, and passion, this book presents exciting and thoughtful homeware--and the people who design them. Was everything better in the good ole days? It's a widespread fallacy, at least when it comes...

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Handmade glamping  by Charlotte Liddle

Handmade glamping

Charlotte Liddle

Book

"Decorate your tent, tipi, caravan or camper van with any of the 35 stunning projects in Handmade Glamping. Using a variety of crafting techniques including knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, patchwork and applique, Charlotte Liddle and Lucy Hopping...

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Wreaths  by Katie Smyth

Wreaths

Katie Smyth

Book

"Wreaths explores the art of creating wonderful floral pieces, to gift or keep, through a collection of 22 beautiful and natural designs. Learn how to play around with colour, foliage, texture and architectural forms with a craft that is no longer just...

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Oh, scrap!  by Lissa Alexander

Oh, scrap!

Lissa Alexander

Book

"Want to be a scrap quilter? Great! But if you want to think like a scrap quilter, learn from a master! Lissa Alexander has spent three decades honing her scrap-quilting talents, and in her first solo book, she offers page after page of tips for maki...

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Craft the rainbow  by Brittany Watson Jepsen

Craft the rainbow

Brittany Watson Jepsen

Book

"What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, a...

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Wear and tear  by Tracy Tynan

Wear and tear

Tracy Tynan

Book

"Tracy Peacock Tynan, daughter of the world-famous theatre critic Kenneth Tynan and the author Elaine Dundy, grew up in London and New York during the 1950s and '60s. Her parents threw lavish parties where style was essential and guests included the ...

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Flowerbomb!  by Hannah Read-Baldrey

Flowerbomb!

Hannah Read-Baldrey

Book

"Bring life into bloom with 25 gorgeous flower-inspired projects to make at home. Florals are a major theme in catwalk and high-street fashion, and leading stylist Hannah Read-Baldrey shows how to add a beautiful botanical touch to home decor, clothi...

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Scandinavian needlecraft  by Clare Youngs

Scandinavian needlecraft

Clare Youngs

Book

"Expert crafter and lover of Scandinavian design Clare Youngs presents a stunning collection of gorgeous gifts, soft furnishings, kitchen items, bags, clothes and accessories to make and embroider. Fans of the clean, elegant lines of traditional Sca...

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Plain & simple  by Pam Allen

Plain & simple

Pam Allen

Book

"The 12 projects in Pam Allen's Plain & Simple: 12 Pieces to Knit and Wear--All the Time are proof that, with the right yarn, simple shapes and stitches are all that's needed to create essential knits. Worked in Quince & Co.'s worsted weight wool/alpaca...

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Crochet workshop  by Erika Knight

Crochet workshop

Erika Knight

Book

Crochet Workshop is a must-have for all beginner crocheters. Under Erika Knight's careful guidance learn how to make 20 gorgeous projects to wear and for the home. Each of the 20 projects in this book will teach you a new stitch, technique, or trick that...

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Quilted throws, bags & accessories  by Sanae Kono

Quilted throws, bags & accessories

Sanae Kono

Book

"Inspired by traditional quilting techniques, including patchwork, English paper piecing, and applique, master quilter Sanae Kono creates a charming collection of bags, quilts, throws and accessories to make and give. You'll find all your favorite qu...

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Upcycling outdoors  by Max McMurdo

Upcycling outdoors

Max McMurdo

Book

Ever thought about transforming that rusty old item in the garage into something awesome to impress visitors to your garden, or fancied refurbishing the random old dining chair in the shed but don't have the tools or know-how? In Upcycling Outdoors, ...

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Tokyo street style  by Yōkō Yagi

Tokyo street style

Yōkō Yagi

Book

"Tokyo Street Style explores Japan's renowned street fashion through photographs, interviews, and profiles of some of the most influential figures who are working in Tokyo's creative industries. Fashion journalists Tomoko and Yoko introduce the exciting...

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Design incubator  by Patrick (Industrial designer) Chia

Design incubator

Patrick (Industrial designer) Chia

Book

"The Design Incubation Centre (DIC) was established within a rigourous and research-oriented context in the Division of Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore. This book presents an extensive archive of projects and workshops in product...

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This is not fashion  by King Adz

This is not fashion

King Adz

Book

"This is the story of streetwear. Authors King ADZ and Wilma Stone recount how a long line of subcultural movements have taken over both the high street and high-end fashion, and explore just how a revolutionary sartorial trend has evolved to encompass...

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Inspired bead embroidery  by Sherry Serafini

Inspired bead embroidery

Sherry Serafini

Book

For years, fans have been asking for a new title from Internationally known artist and instructor Sherry Serafini, renowned for her lavish beaded surfaces -- and this book is it! Sherry's adventurous designs have appeared in numerous books and well-k...

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Guo Pei  by Pei Guo

Guo Pei

Pei Guo

Book

"An exponent of artisan craftsmanship and theatrical fantasy often compared to Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton, Guo Pei dresses Chinese state dignitaries and American celebrities alike in richly bejewelled creations of imperial opulence. The designer...

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Knitted golf head covers  by Susie Johns

Knitted golf head covers

Susie Johns

Book

"A collection of twenty-four eye-catching and practical club covers to knit. The patterns in this book are suitable for beginners, and include a mix of fun and stylish club cover designs and also a pouch for spare balls. The designs include stripes...

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Women artisans of Morocco  by Susan Schaefer Davis

Women artisans of Morocco

Susan Schaefer Davis

Book

"Morocco: Ancient cities, adobe fortresses of centuries past, fertile plains of wheat and olives, carpets of wildflowers, endless deserts, wild mountains, and isolated rural villages. And of course, the fabled open-air markets framed with stacks of woven...

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Hex weave & mad weave  by Elizabeth Lang-Harris

Hex weave & mad weave

Elizabeth Lang-Harris

Book

"Triaxial weaving is based on three axes, or directions, instead of the two directions used in most Western textiles. It is among the oldest forms of weaving, and in today’s world, industry uses triaxial weaving to produce strong, stable fabrics. There...

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Under another light  by Gianfranco Ferré

Under another light

Gianfranco Ferré

Book

"With more than 100 photographs, Gianfranco Ferré: Under Another Light looks at the costume jewelry of Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré (1944–2007). Ferré himself said of this somewhat neglected side of his oeuvre: “intended as a decorative element ...

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Stars of the Caucasus

Stars of the Caucasus

Book

"Published on the occasion of an important international loan exhibition at The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku, this multi-author book is much more than a mere catalogue. Written by a team of international museum professionals and independent scholars,...

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201 crochet motifs, blocks, projects, & ideas  by Melody Griffiths

201 crochet motifs, blocks, projects, & ideas

Melody Griffiths

Book

"201 Crochet Motifs contains over 150 original crochet blocks and motifs plus 51 gorgeous projects to inspire your creativity. Packed with ideas to get you going, this clever directory is split into three main chapters entitled Motifs, The Projects...

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The fashion designer's textile directory  by Gail Baugh

The fashion designer's textile directory

Gail Baugh

Book

"This is the fabric and textile directory that dressmakers and fashion designers have been waiting for. This book is like having your own personal shopper – able to recommend fabrics to suit the effects you want to achieve, show you how the fabric wi...

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Cozy wool appliqué  by Elizabeth Angus

Cozy wool appliqué

Elizabeth Angus

Book

"Celebrate the seasons with this sweet collection of folk-inspired projects using wool applique and embroidery. Featuring the author's signature sheep and floral motifs, these 11 small, charming projects made with easy fusible applique will appeal to...

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Ingenious

Ingenious

Book

"One of the most challenging tasks for a product designer is to combine form and function in an effective way and creativity is an important asset in helping to strike the right balance between these two aspects. This book features different examples...

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Daniel Lismore

Daniel Lismore

Book

"Daniel Lismore is known for elaborate and extravagant ensembles that brilliantly combine haute couture with charity-shop finds, yards of vintage fabrics and tartans, found objects, ribbons, feathers, chain mail, shells, ethnic jewellery, retro acces...

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Zero  by María Cornejo

Zero

María Cornejo

Book

"Maria Cornejo established her atelier in 1998, and in the nineteen years since her label has grown a devoted following of fashion icons including First Lady Michelle Obama. A champion of women in the fashion industry and beyond, Cornejo is guided by...

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Marlisle  by Anna Maltz

Marlisle

Anna Maltz

Book

"Marlisle is a simple, yet novel, approach to stranded knitting where two colours magically become three, using yarn held double. Anna Maltz has designed eleven comtemporary and wearable circular knits to introduce this technique to adventurous knitters...

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Modern Scot patchwork  by Kathy Allen

Modern Scot patchwork

Kathy Allen

Book

"Do you love Outlander? Do you have Scottish heritage? Learn to make modern, graphic quilts based on the woven patterns of traditional tartans of Scotland! Though the interweaving of tartan colours can be complex, the author has simplified the instructions...

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Lunch-hour patchwork

Lunch-hour patchwork

Book

"Ever said, "I wish I had time to make that!"? With this fun project book, you can slide in time to sew every day-little by little during your lunch hour. Perfectly portable projects can be completed in as little as an hour or over just a few lunch h...

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The curse of the boyfriend sweater  by Alanna Okun

The curse of the boyfriend sweater

Alanna Okun

Book

"Every knitter knows that as soon as you start making your boyfriend a sweater, he will be out the door before you're done. But as Alanna Okun has learned, these life lessons are not limited to the curse of the boyfriend sweater. Like millions of ...

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Hooked on Celtic rugs  by Gail Lambert

Hooked on Celtic rugs

Gail Lambert

Book

"Come with us into the colorful world of Celtic rug hooking, a world full of amazing designs. Celtic rug expert Gail Lambert leads us through the process of color planning and hooking these appealing designs, with tips and suggestions on deciphering ...

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350+ quilting tips, techniques, and trade secrets  by Susan Briscoe

350+ quilting tips, techniques, and trade secrets

Susan Briscoe

Book

A reference guide for quilters of all skill levels explains the quilt-making process from start to finish and includes step-by-step instructions for planning a design, chain-piecing strips together, and various finishing and embellishing methods.

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Possession  by Erin L. Thompson

Possession

Erin L. Thompson

Book

"Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history...

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Flora magnifica  by Makoto Azuma

Flora magnifica

Makoto Azuma

Book

"This sumptuous book is the product of a longstanding collaboration between renowned flower artist Makoto Azuma and botanical photographer Shunsuke Shiinoki. Working together, they have selected hundreds of plant species and arranged them in striking...

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