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Handmade in Japan

Handmade in Japan

Book

Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan...

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Textile travels  by Anne (Anne Catherine) Kelly

Textile travels

Anne (Anne Catherine) Kelly

Book

For those with a passion for textiles and travel, this is a dream book. Renowned artist Anne Kelly helps you discover fresh, creative ways for capturing your journeys in stitch, using exquisitely photographed examples of her own and others' textiles....

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Textiles transformed  by Mandy Pattullo

Textiles transformed

Mandy Pattullo

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A guide to transforming found and cherished textiles. Textile artist Mandy Pattullo shows how to source, refashion and repurpose vintage textiles to create beautiful collages and other unique textile objects. There are ideas for embellishment, stitch...

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Sustainable gifting  by Michelle Mackintosh

Sustainable gifting

Michelle Mackintosh

Book

Michelle Mackintosh is on a mission to encourage people to reconnect with each other with thoughtful, creative and sustainable gifts. Put together with Michelle's beautiful aesthetic, Sustainable Gifting brings back the art of crafting packages with love...

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The mind remedy  by Ruth Williams

The mind remedy

Ruth Williams

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The Mind Remedy is a precious compendium of spiritual things that create space for the reader to pause and reflect, to focus and nourish the mind, and to provide hands-on happiness. From dream catchers to worry beads, this beautifully crafted book shares...

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Gift wrap green  by Camille Wilkinson

Gift wrap green

Camille Wilkinson

Book

Tips and techniques for spectacular and sustainable gift wrapping. From simple bows and neat corners to Japanese fabric wrapping, this book shows how to wow friends and family with beautifully wrapped gifts while minimising waste. You will learn how to...

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Crafting with flowers  by Katie Meadow

Crafting with flowers

Katie Meadow

Book

Make your own unique, whimsical jewelry and gifts inspired by nature's beauty! Everyone could add a bit of brightness to their daily life. This book will teach you how to make a wide range of floral crafts, and help you truly connect to nature and the...

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Unicorns, dragons and more

Unicorns, dragons and more

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Whip out your crochet hook and summon your cosiest chair: the crochet spells in this brand-new collection will work their magic to bring 14 fantastical amigurumi to life! The cute creatures in this magical world will charm you all. Go for a swim with...

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Japanese dress in detail  by Josephine Rout

Japanese dress in detail

Josephine Rout

Book

An extraordinary exploration of the beauty and complexity of Japanese garments and accessories, 'Japanese Dress in Detail' reveals the elaborate embroidery, intricate pleats and delicate dyes that make up some of the most beautiful garments in the V&...

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Materialising colour

Materialising colour

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Denmark's Kvadrat, one of the world’s leading textile companies, provides high-end fabrics to major design companies, collaborating with some of the most interesting creative talents working today. Kvadrat is renowned for its beautiful, sophisticated...

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Japanese design since 1945  by Naomi R. Pollock

Japanese design since 1945

Naomi R. Pollock

Book

A dedication to craft and the finest production quality have been an integral part of culture and day-to-day life in Japan for centuries. For the Japanese, the concept of design is not limited to functionality or materiality, but wholly connected with...

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Knit a hat  by Alanna Okun

Knit a hat

Alanna Okun

Book

Knitting is an excellent handcraft and something people love the world over. For crafting newbies, knitting can seem highly daunting: you need needles (but what size?), yarn (but what weight?), and a pattern (but what kind?), and very quickly knitting...

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Beginner's guide to punch needle projects  by Juliette Michelet

Beginner's guide to punch needle projects

Juliette Michelet

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Punch needle is halfway between weaving and embroidery, but easier than both. It's a modern way to make cushions, decorative home accents, jewelry, bags, and more. This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started, with step-by-step...

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Quick and easy Christmas  by Kate Haxell

Quick and easy Christmas

Kate Haxell

Book

Christmas crafts for all types of crafters! You can quickly and easily make knitted, sewn, paper, felt decorative items, or even mosaic, decoupage, needlepoint and cross stitch objects with this beautifully illustrated instruction book. Christmas is ...

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Paper quilling

Paper quilling

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Learn to wrap and loop paper to make adorable animals-from galloping horses to mighty dragons. Paper quilling is an ancient art form which uses the elasticity and flexibility of paper strips to create seemingly complex designs. By forming basic coils,...

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Modern kogin  by author Boutique-Sha

Modern kogin

author Boutique-Sha

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Discover the art of kogin, a style of traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery with modern appeal. Historically, kogin was used as a pattern darning technique to reinforce threadbare fabric and add warmth to the clothing worn by farmers in the villages...

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Embroidered wild flowers  by Kazuko Aoki

Embroidered wild flowers

Kazuko Aoki

Book

Inspired by the wonder and beauty of the natural world, the embroidery motifs offered here evoke wildflower meadows and woodland walks. With lifelike yet whimsical plants and flowers, as well as mushrooms, leaves, trees, and birds, the flora and faun...

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Magical woodland knits  by Claire Garland

Magical woodland knits

Claire Garland

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This collection of knitting patterns evokes the wonder of spotting a wild animal in its natural environment. There are 12 animals to choose from including a baby doe fawn, blue tit, barn owl and badger. All the knitting patterns have step-by-step pho...

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Makers Paris  by Kate van den Boogert

Makers Paris

Kate van den Boogert

Book

Meet the extraordinary community of artisans and creative entrepreneurs making their mark on Paris today. This inspirational guide introduces you to the locals behind thirty-five of Paris's unique shops, studios, and more. Through beautifully illustr...

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You will be able to crochet by the end of this book  by Zoe Bateman

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

Zoe Bateman

Book

Master the craft of crochet with the help of illustrated step-by-step instructions that demonstrate stitches and techniques in this comprehensive book. 15 easy projects, including a colourful plant pot cover to a chic blanket, allow you to practice your...

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Crochet cafe  by Lauren Espy

Crochet cafe

Lauren Espy

Book

Whip up a fresh batch of amigurumi! Crochet Cafe features over 30 adorable and appetizing food-inspired amigurumi patterns. Lauren Espy, author of 2019's No. 1 best-selling amigurumi book in the United States, Whimsical Stitches, gives you the ingredients...

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Ikebana unbound  by Amanda Luu

Ikebana unbound

Amanda Luu

Book

Ikebana is a Japanese art form that began in the fifteenth century, but a new generation of florists around the world have begun embracing its natural, minimalist ethos and reimagining it for the modern age. Studio Mondine is at the forefront of this...

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Super simple hand-lettering projects  by Kiley Bennett

Super simple hand-lettering projects

Kiley Bennett

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Provides instruction on how to use hand lettering to create beautiful hand-lettered items for the home, holidays, celebrations, and more.

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Decorative macramé

Decorative macramé

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Decorative Macrame walks you through the process of creating your own unique pieces, perfect for your space. Clear step-by-step photographs show you how to create the four basic knots and apply simple macrame techniques, while detailed diagrams help you...

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The wood burn book  by Rachel Strauss

The wood burn book

Rachel Strauss

Book

The Wood Burn Book teaches you everything you need to know to master the art of pyrography.

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Branches & blooms  by Alethea Harampolis

Branches & blooms

Alethea Harampolis

Book

Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, authors of The Flower Recipe Book and founders of Studio Choo, provide more than 100 step-by-step projects to make with flowering and leafy branches. In the spring, readers can create a cherry blossom bough or a cen...

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Crazy quilting dazzling diamonds  by Kathy Lynn Seaman Shaw

Crazy quilting dazzling diamonds

Kathy Lynn Seaman Shaw

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Crazy quilts can be constructed using a variety of piecing methods. Shaw shows you how to make a spectacular crazy quilt with foundation piecing, and how to add "wow" factor with embroidery details. Her step-by-step instructions for making the blocks...

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Floret Farm's a year in flowers  by Erin Benzakein

Floret Farm's a year in flowers

Erin Benzakein

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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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Knitting learn it. Love it.  by Debbie Tomkies

Knitting learn it. Love it.

Debbie Tomkies

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Knitting Learn It. Love It. is designed to serve as a long-term reference guide to all the essential knitting techniques. Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides and carefully annotated photographs and diagrams to ensure...

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Debbie Shore's sewing room secrets  by Debbie (Writer on sewing) Shore

Debbie Shore's sewing room secrets

Debbie (Writer on sewing) Shore

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Debbie Shore invites you into her sewing room to make 10 quilting projects to build your skills and confidence. The book is packed with hints and tips for successful quilting and will walk you through every aspect of your sewing journey. The book begins...

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Whitework inspirations.

Whitework inspirations.

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8 fabulously beautiful whitework embroideries to stitch, from some of the world's most talented designers and the world's leading embroidery magazine. Whitework embroidery traditionally features beautifully intricate designs using white thread on whi...

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Crewelwork inspirations.

Crewelwork inspirations.

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For anyone interested in crewelwork, just starting to learn the technique or already a self-confessed crewelwork addict, this book is for you. A celebration of all things crewelwork awaits within, as we explain its origins, identify the stitches, tec...

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Artful embroidery on canvas  by Irene Schlesinger

Artful embroidery on canvas

Irene Schlesinger

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Transform ordinary artist canvas into an embroidered masterpiece! With easy-to-learn stitches, your embroidery needle becomes a paintbrush. Get your feet wet with small art pieces and step-by-step techniques for stitching on stretched canvas. Gather ...

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How to crochet animals. Ocean  by Kerry Lord

How to crochet animals. Ocean

Kerry Lord

Book

Escape to the ocean with this new collection of minis from Kerry Lord and her Edward's Menagerie animals. This is one of the new gift series from TOFT (Kerry's yarn company), which contains four books, each with 25 crochet patterns on a different theme:...

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Make, stitch & knit for baby  by Émilie Guelpa

Make, stitch & knit for baby

Émilie Guelpa

Book

This contemporary craft book is packed with easy, affordable projects to help you make unique baby gifts with a French-chic twist. From simple cotton bibs, shorts and soft toys, to a basic cushion and straightforward knitted blanket, the projects are...

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Calligraphy  by Margaret Morgan

Calligraphy

Margaret Morgan

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Step away from the digital world and rediscover the forgotten art of handwritten letterforms. Whether you have little or no experience in calligraphy, after some time spent practicing and perfecting the basics, you'll soon see elegant letters flowing...

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Cross stitch Christmas  by Hélène Le Berre

Cross stitch Christmas

Hélène Le Berre

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20 beautiful and delicate cross stitch designs to embroider for Christmas. These are beautifully delicate Christmas cross stitch designs to delight the heart and soul! If you love cross stitch, you need this book. Extremely pretty without being cloying,...

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Creative woodburning  by Bee Locke

Creative woodburning

Bee Locke

Book

If you're a crafter or an artist looking for something new and different, try pyrography. With this type of art, you use a heated instrument to burn images and words into wood. By using techniques from drawing, such as shading and stippling, you can also...

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Rock that quilt block  by Linda Hahn

Rock that quilt block

Linda Hahn

Book

Contains information on how to create the Country Crown quilt block, as well as various combinations you can do to create different patterns. Also includes step-by-step projects with illustrations.

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How to crochet animals. Wild  by Kerry Lord

How to crochet animals. Wild

Kerry Lord

Book

Run wild with these 25 mini animal crochet patterns from Kerry Lord, creator of the popular Edward's Menagerie series. Crocheting is a relaxing and mindful hobby. In this new series, you can learn how to join in on the fun with these quick and easy p...

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The ultimate guide to rulerwork quilting  by Amanda Murphy

The ultimate guide to rulerwork quilting

Amanda Murphy

Book

Use quilting rulers to their fullest Straight lines, curves... there are rulers for every kind of quilting! Amanda Murphy shares an in-depth guide to everything you need to know about rulerwork quilting on both domestic and longarm machines. With...

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Walk, jog, run  by Dara Tomasson

Walk, jog, run

Dara Tomasson

Book

Train your hands to free-motion quilt like a pro! Building your muscle memory, you'll learn quilting workouts intended to help you master a number of creative stitch designs, with clear step-by-step instructions. Then practice quilting with 10 unique...

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Zoomigurumi 9

Zoomigurumi 9

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In this ninth patternbook in the Zoomigurumi series, twelve designers teamed up to create an amazing collection. With just a little practice, you'll make all these amazing designs in a jiffy. If you're not familiar with the techniques, then don't worry....

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Stumpwork inspirations.

Stumpwork inspirations.

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Stunning embroidery projects from Inspirations Magazine guide you through beautiful stumpwork designs. Inspirations magazine publishes the world's most beautiful embroidery and this series of books collects the best projects for different types of em...

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Machine embroidery  by Claire Fell

Machine embroidery

Claire Fell

Book

Embroidering with a sewing machine is exciting, immediate and affordable; this practical book shows you how to do it. Packed with encouraging advice, it introduces the sewing machine before explaining how to design, plan and make your own embroideries...

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Sensational quilts for scrap lovers  by Judy Gauthier

Sensational quilts for scrap lovers

Judy Gauthier

Book

Patterns for 11 scrap quilts designed to use all sizes and shapes of fabric scraps. Includes color theory and unique cutting strategies.

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Modern kogin  by author Boutique-Sha

Modern kogin

author Boutique-Sha

Book

Discover the art of kogin, a style of traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery with modern appeal. With dozens of beautiful and simple geometric patterns, kogin embroidery offers fresh inspiration and authentic technique to proponent of the decorative...

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The crochet book

The crochet book

Book

Packed with step-by-step photography and clear instructions, Crochet has everything you need to crochet a gorgeous array of clothing, home decor items, and toys. Get started with your first crochet hook, work a range of classic granny squares, and discover...

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Embroidered treasures  by Annette Collinge

Embroidered treasures

Annette Collinge

Book

This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered animals through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are displayed in full along with detailed images that show off the...

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Robyn Octopus & friends  by Claire Gelder

Robyn Octopus & friends

Claire Gelder

Book

Fall in love with these oversized toys, then knit them all, including three mini versions. Snuggle up with Robyn Octopus and his friends - all loveable, oversized toys to knit. The soft, chunky yarn and delightful characters will appeal to all, not j...

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Acrylic paint pouring  by Tanja Jung

Acrylic paint pouring

Tanja Jung

Book

Create 16 unique and beautiful works of art using a variety of fun paint pouring techniques. Now it's easier than ever to create amazing art using acrylic paints! Paint pouring is the latest technique to take the art world by storm, and stunning and ...

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Amigurumi Christmas  by Sarah-Jane Hicks

Amigurumi Christmas

Sarah-Jane Hicks

Book

20 fabulously cute amigurumi, kawaii-style crocheted Christmas projects to make. Do you love to decorate your home and make wonderful Christmas decorations for all your family and friends to enjoy? Then this is the book for you. Amigurumi Christmas w...

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You will be able to knit by the end of this book  by Rosie Fletcher

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

Rosie Fletcher

Book

You want to learn to knit, but somehow you always end up in a tangle of knotted yarn and baffled by complicated and conflicting advice. This beginner's handbook goes back to basics, with clear step-by-step illustrations demonstrating how to cast on and...

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Lovely little hand embroidery  by Shirley Cowan Hudson

Lovely little hand embroidery

Shirley Cowan Hudson

Book

For embroidery enthusiasts, a collection of endearing, quick-to-stitch embroidery designs and projects to decorate for the holidays or give as gifts.

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Felted animal knits  by Catherine Arnfield

Felted animal knits

Catherine Arnfield

Book

Combine knitting and felting to create stunning, realistic animals in this original book by textile designer and Knit2Felt founder, Catherine Arnfield. Fuse two of your passions - knitting and felting - to create gorgeous, characterful animals. Did you...

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Modern bargello  by Tina Francis

Modern bargello

Tina Francis

Book

Bargello stitching is a form of needlepoint and making a comeback. There is a project for everyone, whether you are new to bargello, or are an original bargello fan. Tina Francis shows you how to combine bold, bright colours in attractive, almost psy...

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Felt animal families  by Corinne Lapierre

Felt animal families

Corinne Lapierre

Book

Make six beautiful animal families in felt including a raccoon, a deer, a mouse, a fox, a bear and a rabbit. Popular author Corinne Lapierre brings us another delightful book of beautiful felt creatures. Fabulous Felt Animals includes families of dee...

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Macramé for the modern home  by Isabella Strambio

Macramé for the modern home

Isabella Strambio

Book

This gorgeous book will show you how to create breathtaking works of wall art and statement home decor – all made using simple macramé knots, natural dyes and 100% recycled materials. This gorgeous book will show you how to create breathtaking works of...

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Sew very easy quilt favorites  by Laura Ann Coia

Sew very easy quilt favorites

Laura Ann Coia

Book

12 of the YouTube star's most popular quilt projects. Includes a basic quiltmaking chapter.

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Playing with patchwork & sewing  by Nicole Calver

Playing with patchwork & sewing

Nicole Calver

Book

Are you a sewist who wants to break into quilting? Or a quilter who'd like to turn your blocks into something a little more dimensional? Take a walk on the wild side with eighteen projects that combine the best of both worlds! Create useful gifts, home...

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New patchwork & quilting basics  by Jo Avery

New patchwork & quilting basics

Jo Avery

Book

Build your quilting skills from the ground up. Learn to complete your first quilt from basic pieced strips, squares, and triangles. Established teacher Jo Avery guides you through twelve projects to whet your appetite for quiltmaking and take it a st...

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Quilt modern curves & bold stripes  by Heather Black

Quilt modern curves & bold stripes

Heather Black

Book

Move beyond common circle-quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease. Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts. Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced...

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Jelly roll quilts  by Pam Lintott

Jelly roll quilts

Pam Lintott

Book

Jelly roll experts Pam and Nicky show how to create 12 classic quilts quickly and easily using jelly rolls. Pam and Nicky give classic quilts and blocks the jelly roll treatment with this collection of 12 quilt patterns. Readers can choose from classic...

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Macraweave  by Amy Mullins

Macraweave

Amy Mullins

Book

Fans of macrame and weaving will love this a comprehensive guide to creating beautiful projects using macraweave a trend that combines both crafts. Macraweave includes full instructions on weaving and macrame techniques and how to combine both skills...

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Dumpling cats  by Sarah Sloyer

Dumpling cats

Sarah Sloyer

Book

Patterns and instructions to make 25 dumpling-shaped crochet cats inspired by the Pokemon-like craze Neko Atsume, a game that enables you to attract cats to your backyard and "collect" them. Easy-to-follow instructions which explain the creation of every...

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Just add water  by Cynthia Gaylin Bigony

Just add water

Cynthia Gaylin Bigony

Book

Perfect for beginner designers and budding newcomers to flowers, this book demystifies the art of floral arrangements with 10 simple techniques plus over 20 stunning bouquet ideas, all presented in lush photographs with clear step-by-step instructions....

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Weaving  by Mary Maddocks

Weaving

Mary Maddocks

Book

Weaving is an incredibly gentle, slow craft and a very meditative activity that provides people with an opportunity to escape the everyday grind and spend a couple of hours absorbed in making something with their hands. Mary Maddocks brings the ancient...

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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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