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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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Dior and his decorators  by Maureen Footer

Dior and his decorators

Maureen Footer

"Dior and His Decorators is the first work on the two interior designers most closely associated with Christian Dior. Like the unabashedly luxurious fashions of Dior's New Look, which debuted in 1947, the interior designs of Victor Grandpierre and Ge...

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Head-to-toe winter knits  by Monica Russel

Head-to-toe winter knits

Monica Russel

This gorgeous book brings together 100 of the best winter knits from best-selling author and knitting designer, Monica Russel. Previously published in the 20 to Make series, these fabulous designs are quick and easy to make, and include scarves, wrist...

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Handywoman  by Kate (Designer) author. Davies


Kate (Designer) author. Davies

"This is not a book about Kate's triumph over adversity. Rather, it is her account of the ordinary activities and everyday objects that stroke and disability made her see differently. From braiding hair for the first time to learning how to knit again;...

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Forge & carve

Forge & carve

"With knowledge passed down from centuries ago, the presence of traditional crafts such as spoon carving, leather working, and knife making is becoming more and more pronounced in contemporary culture and on platforms such as social media and e-commerce....

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The LEGO Christmas ornaments book : Volume 2  by Chris (Artist) illustrator. McVeigh

The LEGO Christmas ornaments book : Volume 2

Chris (Artist) illustrator. McVeigh

Building instructions for 16 clever Christmas ornaments that can be built from standard LEGO parts that fans are likely to have in their collection. These small and uncomplicated ornaments are quick to build and a joy to display. Readers can build 16...

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Granny square flair  by Shelley Husband

Granny square flair

Shelley Husband

"Granny Square Flair is a collection of 50 variations on the classic crochet square. With innovative techniques and inventive combinations of basic stitches, Granny Square Flair is an essential addition to every crochet reference library. Inside you'll...

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Animal lovie blankets  by Yolonda Soto-Lopez

Animal lovie blankets

Yolonda Soto-Lopez

"These quick and easy designs make adorable gifts. Each crochet blanket is a simple granny square with the toy attached at the centre. Choose from 7 sweet looks“--Provided by publisher.

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"Founded in a historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, Terrain is a nationally renowned garden, home, and lifestyle brand with an entirely fresh approach to living with nature. It's an approach that bridges the gap between home and garden, the indoors...

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Serious play

Serious play

"This spirited volume shows how postwar designers embraced whimsy and eclecticism in their work, exploring playfulness as an essential construct of modernity. Following World War II, Americans began accumulating more and more goods, spurring a transf...

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Designer knit home  by Erin Black

Designer knit home

Erin Black

"Surround yourself with beautiful knits in every room in your house! Patterns are styled and grouped by room to create a unified look for your Living Room, Porch, Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, Office, Kid's Bedroom, and Nursery. All pieces are knit in...

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Pattern design

Pattern design

"Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, colour-way and scale. Yet what all have in common is the regularity of repetition, that insistent rhythm that animates a flat surface with a sense of movement and vitality and...

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Corner to corner crochet  by Jess Coppom

Corner to corner crochet

Jess Coppom

"Corner to corner crochet--also known as C2C crochet--is the perfect way to create colourful, graphic designs without having to learn complex colourwork techniques. Using basic crochet stitches you can create stunning, contemporary designs for home decor...

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Traditional boutis  by Christiane Vignal

Traditional boutis

Christiane Vignal

Boutis is a beautiful, elaborate style of quilt often done in white on white, known also as French Provencal. From large quilts and tapestries to smaller hangings and table decorations, pincushions, and special treasure pouches, Christiane Vignal has...

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Vogue knitting

Vogue knitting

"Completely revised and updated with more than 70 additional pages of techniques, tips, design fundamentals, 1,600 photos and illustrations, and extensive indexing and cross-referencing. This book is bigger and better than ever before. Crafted by the...

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Tuck stitches  by Nancy Marchant

Tuck stitches

Nancy Marchant

"Join the exciting world of tuck stitch knitting and create textures that personify sophistication. Discover beautiful, reversible fabrics with more than 90 original stitch patterns and 8 exquisite scarf, cowl, and blanket patterns."--Back cover.

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Navajo pictorial weaving 1860-1950  by Tyrone D. Campbell

Navajo pictorial weaving 1860-1950

Tyrone D. Campbell

"Back in print, expanded, and revised, this edition of Navajo Pictorial Weaving is devoted to all categories of antique Navajo pictorial weaving. 92 new images of weavings discovered in the last three decades are included, many never before published...

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The art of  the tea towel  by Marnie Fogg

The art of the tea towel

Marnie Fogg

"A beautiful illustrated book on the wonderful domestic art of the tea towel, celebrating the best designs past and present. Invented in the 19th century, tea towels were known originally as kitchen towels. As ladies of the house regularly used the towels...

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Knit, read, walk  by Kate (Designer) author. Davies

Knit, read, walk

Kate (Designer) author. Davies

"Kate Davies and Tom Barr live by Scotland’s best-loved long-distance walking route: the West Highland Way. In this collaborative creative project they celebrate their home, their workplace, and the landscape which inspires them every day. Kate began...

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Country living Christmas at home

Country living Christmas at home

"Have yourself a merry little Country Living Christmas with this gorgeous guide to decorating, cooking, and celebrating the best holiday ever! Country Living knows how to make Christmas memorable, and that's why this spectacular book will become your...

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The encyclopedia of knitting techniques  by Lesley Stanfield

The encyclopedia of knitting techniques

Lesley Stanfield

"A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on knitting techniques by professional knitwear designers Lesley Stanfield and Melody Griffiths. Whether you're picking up the knitting needles for the first time, or want to learn...

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Weaving  by Katie Treggiden


Katie Treggiden

"Weaving is an ancient craft with a fascinating history, and one that keeps evolving. Today it is being adopted and reinvented by makers in cities all over the world. From rugs and wall hangings to artistic installations and subversive interventions,...

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Fashion design course  by Steven Faerm

Fashion design course

Steven Faerm

"An introduction to fashion design offers practical exercises and interviews with industry professionals to help readers create their own collections and discover their unique design vision."--Provided by publisher.

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Chinese embroidery  by Xiaocheng Shao

Chinese embroidery

Xiaocheng Shao

"Embroidery in China is a true art form, one that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. In Chinese Embroidery, you'll discover everything from the history of the art to the different schools in different ages and their styles to knowledge about se...

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Creepy crawly crochet  by Megan Kreiner

Creepy crawly crochet

Megan Kreiner

"They're creepy but they're cute and cuddly, too! Inspired by classic literature, film, and folklore, these 17 crochet monsters will delight everyone with a taste for old-fashioned thrillers and modern tales of horror. Detailed instructions include a...

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Willow  by Jenny Crisp


Jenny Crisp

"As natural materials such as wood, leather, rattan and cork continue to be used in the home, handmade woven objects - from bread baskets and trays to stools and screens - are fast becoming the must-have accessories of the contemporary interior. Master...

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Cutest crochet creations  by Alison (Crafts person) North

Cutest crochet creations

Alison (Crafts person) North

"This book will give you the method, patterns and information on the yarns required to create your own gorgeous fox, bird, doll, dog, sheep, bunny and many more! Many of the patterns come with quirky little extras such as flower crowns, dresses, and ...

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Handmade living  by Willow Crossley

Handmade living

Willow Crossley

"Be inspired by master maker Willow Crossley who will show you how to bring a touch of hand-made magic to your home by transforming everyday items into something beautiful, with over 40 inspiring projects. Make floral napkin rings, seasonal wreaths, ...

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Holiday hacks  by Keith Bradford

Holiday hacks

Keith Bradford

"Streamline and simplify your holiday season with this comprehensive guide filled with quick tips, easy hacks, and fun DIY project ideas--all designed for the most wonderful time of the year! While the holidays are a joyous time to spend with family ...

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Creative thread  by Jo Dixey

Creative thread

Jo Dixey

Embroidery has been rediscovered and loved today for its beauty, its creativity and its therapeutic qualities. In this book, tap into your creative side and start your stitching journey through these 20 abstract projects by professional embroiderer Jo...

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Fabulous chain mail jewelry  by Marilyn Gardiner

Fabulous chain mail jewelry

Marilyn Gardiner

"Noted designer and teacher Marilyn Gardiner offers a fresh, component-based approach to chain mail jewelry. Gardiner teaches readers to create short segments of chain--components--and then combine these units with bead links and metal connectors. Readers...

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Pat Albeck  by Matthew Rice

Pat Albeck

Matthew Rice

"Pat Albeck, who died in September 2017, was a prolific and well-known textile and homewear designer, affectionately known as 'the Queen of the Tea Towel'. Her obituary appeared in The Times and the Guardian, and she was a guest on Desert Island Discs...

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Artful design  by Ge Wang

Artful design

Ge Wang

"What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted...

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Calligraphy style  by Veronica Halim

Calligraphy style

Veronica Halim

"From the Greek word meaning beautiful writing, calligraphy is an art form of its own. Starting with the basics of using a pointed pen, the correct materials needed and the stroke sequences for different scripts, the talented Veronica Halim guides you...

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Pink, the history of a punk, pretty, powerful colour

Pink, the history of a punk, pretty, powerful colour

"Today, with the advent of 'millennial pink', the colour formerly associated with Barbie has acquired a new identity. Nor is this the first time the symbolism of pink has been radically transformed. In this volume, in collaboration with a major exhibition...

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Cabana anthology

Cabana anthology

"Cabana Anthology, drawn from the sought-after, sumptuous biannual Cabana magazine, celebrates the most luxurious personal statements in interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related luxuries. Founded in 2014 by Martina Mondadori Sartogo,...

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Modern crocheted blankets, throws & cushions  by Laura Strutt

Modern crocheted blankets, throws & cushions

Laura Strutt

"Crochet these colourful and stylish home accessories with 35 patterns by young designer Laura Strutt, author of the best-selling Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps. Laura Strutt brings you a range of new designs for blankets, throws, and cushion cove...

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Stashtastic!  by Doug Leko


Doug Leko

"Fat-quarter fanatics, you've found the perfect book for your fabric! Make beautiful lap- and bed-sized quilts with fat quarters--those fun little cuts of fabric that are just right for sewing super-scrappy quilts. Gather as few as eight or as many as...

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A beginner's guide to kumihimo  by Donna McKean-Smith

A beginner's guide to kumihimo

Donna McKean-Smith

McKean-Smith introduces readers to the basics of Kumihimo braiding and beading, and helps you to create stunning, stylish pieces of jewellery. She explains the rudiments using a round disc, as well as explaining how to embellish and fasten off your pieces....

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Handmade art

Handmade art

"In an age where almost everything is mass-produced and technology has become the filter through which we experience much of life, there is a growing appreciation of the handmade. From scented soaps to designer jeans, leather wallets to jewellery, furniture...

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Quant by Quant  by Mary Quant

Quant by Quant

Mary Quant

"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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Design doubles  by Toby Roxane Barna

Design doubles

Toby Roxane Barna

"A gorgeous color or texture pattern beckons to a designer to try it out in different ways. Should it be used for a hat, a sweater, a cape? In this book, designer Toby Roxane Barna allowed her imagination to explore the variations and came up with pairs...

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Amy Herzog's ultimate sweater book  by Amy Herzog

Amy Herzog's ultimate sweater book

Amy Herzog

Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog's beloved knitting series (which includes You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, s...

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A prairie journey  by Kathleen Tracy

A prairie journey

Kathleen Tracy

"Inspired by yesterday's traditional blocks and today's reproduction fabrics, the author of the best-selling Small and Scrappy returns to share more petite quilts with ties to the past. Thirteen designs whisk readers back to an era when the time-honored...

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Vintage style crochet projects  by Agnieszka Strycharska

Vintage style crochet projects

Agnieszka Strycharska

"This book contains 32 pretty vintage designs for the home and for your loved ones. With beautiful projects perfect for any skill level to choose from including garlands, potholders, blankets, clothing accessories and trims for pillows or towels there...

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Olivier Theyskens  by Olivier Theyskens

Olivier Theyskens

Olivier Theyskens

"This is the first intensive monograph on one of the most intriging Belgian fashion designers, Olivier Theyskens. From the raw emotion and dark romanticism of his early collections, to the new version of French elegance that he delineated at Rochas and...

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Handmade houseplants  by Corrie Beth Hogg

Handmade houseplants

Corrie Beth Hogg

"Expert crafter and tastemaker Corrie Beth Hogg offers a no-water necessary alternative: plants made from paper! This stylish guide includes step-by-step instructions for 30 of the most popular houseplants, from monstera and peperomia to fiddle leaf fig...

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Feminist felties  by Missy Covington

Feminist felties

Missy Covington

"Make a powerful, feminist statement with these 21 edgy and irreverent accessories. Missy Convington shows you how simple and satisfying it is to use felt as the medium for your message. Honor women's suffrage icons with a hand-sewn badge, express your...

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Coastal crochet  by Karen Whooley

Coastal crochet

Karen Whooley

"Karen Whooley combines her love of the western coastline of the United States with her way of creating intricate-looking patterns with what has become her trademark simplicity. Coastal Crochet includes 12 beautiful projects made with either fingering...

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Baby & kids crochet style  by Jennifer (Crochet designer) Dougherty

Baby & kids crochet style

Jennifer (Crochet designer) Dougher...

"Create something extra special for the baby, toddler or child in your life with Jennifer Dougherty's new book of better-than-boutique patterns. Find the same gorgeous textures and stylish designs that made her first book, Crochet Style, a hit with m...

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"A secret history of craft told through lost and overlooked texts that illuminate our understanding of current art practice. Craft is a contested concept in art history and a vital category through which to understand contemporary art. Through craft,...

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Big book of weekend crochet projects  by Hilary Mackin

Big book of weekend crochet projects

Hilary Mackin

"Combining the latest fabulous yarns with traditional techniques, this book presents a wonderful collection of 40 glorious crochet designs. Some of the items are remarkably quick and simple to make, such as the skinny scarf or the baby blanket, while...

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René Lacoste  by Laurence Benaïm

René Lacoste

Laurence Benaïm

"What do we know about Rene Lacoste? That he was a French tennis legend, the founder of the Lacoste brand, and a remarkable inventor? Lacoste (1904-1996) was an elegant player with an acute sense of fair play, a demanding designer who revolutionized ...

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A year of embroidery  by Yumiko Higuchi

A year of embroidery

Yumiko Higuchi

"Give each month more beauty by stitching embroidery motifs with unique seasonal designs. Follow the course of a year-from snow flowers and skiing bears in January to lily of the valley in May, a collection of seed pods in October, trumpeting angels ...

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Think like a designer, don't act like one  by Jeroen van Erp

Think like a designer, don't act like one

Jeroen van Erp

"Gives you 75 inspiring, educational and sometimes hilarious insights in the adventurous mind of the designer. The insights, among others, gives every professional tools to apply in their own innovation processes. You also might learn from the inimit...

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Indigo  by Kerstin Neumüller


Kerstin Neumüller

"Discover indigo; one of the most mystical yet widely used plants in the world. From cowboys' denim to the jeans in your wardrobe, its enduring popularity survives to this day. In this practical and inspirational handbook, learn how to use this power...

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Stylelikeu  by Elisa Goodkind


Elisa Goodkind

"Stylelikeu, created by mother-daughter team Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum, goes way beyond the now ubiquitous and static poses of street-fashion bloggers The Sartorialist, Face Hunter, and all the rest, and instead, brings us into the homes—and...

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Christmas with Southern Living, 2018

Christmas with Southern Living, 2018

"From the experts on all things Christmas. Holiday entertaining made effortless with kitchen-tested recipes for every occasion. Over 100 all-new recipes that span the season from Thanksgiving to New Year's. Fresh ideas for decking the halls throughout...

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Overshot simply  by Susan Kesler-Simpson

Overshot simply

Susan Kesler-Simpson

"Overshot is perhaps the most iconic weaving technique yet many weavers are intimidated by its complex-looking structure. But it doesn't have to be difficult! Susan Kesler-Simpson makes overshot approachable by breaking it down piece by piece so that...

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Fashioned from nature

Fashioned from nature

"Fashion has always sought to celebrate nature - from sumptuous silks and floral patterns, to the spectacular creations of designers such as Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior, the two have long been entwined. Yet this reverence is sometimes combined...

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"Featuring the work of numerous renowned knitwear designers, Rowan: 40 Years celebrates the magazine's legacy with a closetful of gorgeous garments. It offers a gallery of covers, never-before-seen images, a brief history, and new photographs of about...

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Favorite Scandinavian projects to weave  by Tina Ignell

Favorite Scandinavian projects to weave

Tina Ignell

"Compiling a rich selection of weaving projects from Vavmagasinet, a Scandinavian weaving magazine, this collection of 45 different furnishing textiles is perfect for a vast array of home needs. Each weaving project is guided by an expert designer, w...

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Fashion climbing  by William J. Cunningham

Fashion climbing

William J. Cunningham

"The untold story of a New York City legend's education in creativity and style. For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. Growing up in a lace-curtain Irish suburb of Boston, secretly trying on his s...

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Stitched memories  by Tilly Rose

Stitched memories

Tilly Rose

"Our homes are full of treasured items from the past. Hidden away from view but never thrown away, they are our links to the special people and events that tell our story. In this beautiful and inspiring book, Tilly Rose encourages you to seek out yo...

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Boho embroidery  by Nichole author. Vogelsinger

Boho embroidery

Nichole author. Vogelsinger

"Boho Embroidery is back! Following Nichole Vogelsinger's best-selling Boho Embroidery: Modern Projects from Traditional Stitches, this book continues Nichole's signature fabric-collage-meets-embroidery journey featuring all new designs, stitches and...

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Unravelled  by Charlotte Vannier


Charlotte Vannier

"Knitting and crochet have long been considered forms of folk art, but in the 21st century, these time-honoured crafts are breaking away from the outdated stereotype of cosy domesticity. Whether miniature or oversized, multi-coloured or monochrome, abstract...

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50 little gifts

50 little gifts

"With the power of this book and your fabric stash, you can whip up any of these 50 last-minute patchwork gifts with most taking under an hour to complete. All projects are sourced from some of your favourite designers like Anna Graham, Amanda Jean Nyberg...

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Improper cross-stitch  by Haley Pierson-Cox

Improper cross-stitch

Haley Pierson-Cox

"Sometimes it's good to be a little improper. Profane, funny, and smart, Haley Pierson-Cox's the Improper Cross-stitch invites the modern crafter to bring personality and humour to their cross stitch projects. In this book, she introduces readers to the...

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Paper crafts

Paper crafts

"Paper crafts are as old as paper itself, with a profusion of different traditions originating around the world. The latest volume in the V&A’s Maker’s Guides series, Paper Crafts introduces a range of these fascinating traditions, offering paper pro...

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From A to Biba  by Barbara Hulanicki

From A to Biba

Barbara Hulanicki

"Hulanicki tells the story of the rise and fall of the tiny, chaotic boutique that grew into a vast emporium and epitomised Swinging London. This lively autobiography evokes the adventurous spirit of the 1960s and describes an extraordinary life with...

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Shocking life  by Elsa Schiaparelli

Shocking life

Elsa Schiaparelli

"Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was one of the leading fashion designers of the 1920s and 1930s with a flair for the unusual. The first to use shoulder pads, animal print and the inventor of shocking pink, Schiaparelli collaborated with artists including...

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Crochet animal rugs  by Ira Rott

Crochet animal rugs

Ira Rott

"Crochet decor your kids will be begging for! Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will si...

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The big book of pretty & playful appliqué  by Carol Armstrong

The big book of pretty & playful appliqué

Carol Armstrong

"Carol Armstrong's stunning garden quilts and charming critters have changed the way we applique. Now her best flora and fauna are together in a single volume. 162 full-size patterns from blooming flowers and birds in flight to household pets as lovable...

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Diary in stitches  by Minki Kim

Diary in stitches

Minki Kim

"Artist Minki Kim turns her own daily sketchbook challenge into 65 stitchable drawings to mix and match. Embroider and applique 6 useful projects to make and share. These easy-going, whimsical projects include; a patchwork pouch, a statement pillow, and...

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Knitting ganseys  by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Knitting ganseys

Beth Brown-Reinsel

"This newly revised and updated edition provides more information on the gansey tradition as well as new, modern patterns."--Provided by publisher.

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Monograms & words  by Di Van Niekerk

Monograms & words

Di Van Niekerk

"Welcome to the wonderful world of stitched calligraphy. Each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolour, with clear instructions for transferring the designs on to fabric. The step-by-step demonstrations show you the basic techniques, accompanied...

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Made in Denmark

Made in Denmark

"Danish design is the epitome of a timeless modern lifestyle. Some 350 objects from the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts collections in Leipzig exemplify and document the path taken by Danish design from Skønvike--the Danish variant of Art Nouveau--to t...

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Crochet  by Deborah Burger


Deborah Burger

"Written with the absolute beginner in mind, Crochet 101 teaches all the basics for learning to crochet with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Crochet 101 will teach you to crochet through engaging projects, beginning with easy designs for...

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Rock art handbook  by Samantha Sarles

Rock art handbook

Samantha Sarles

"A guide to how to decorate rocks, utilizing a variety of decorative mediums and articles. Meant for both novices as well as experienced crafters, including a segment on projects to share with children."--Provided by publisher.

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Cat lady embroidery

Cat lady embroidery

"Calling all cat lovers and crafters! Transform plain shirts, drab pillows, and impersonal gifts into cute, creative pieces you're proud to show off. With detailed instructional pages, a complete stitch guide, and advanced cat motifs, this book is perfect...

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Lone Wolf leatherworking  by Michael (Artisan) Gärtner

Lone Wolf leatherworking

Michael (Artisan) Gärtner

"The allure of leather is once again gaining ground as small labels and brands produce functional pieces reflective of our lifestyles. A clear antithesis to disposable culture, well-crafted leather goods can and should last for decades. This book is ...

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Magical forest fairy crafts through the seasons  by Lenka Vodicka-Paredes

Magical forest fairy crafts through the seasons

Lenka Vodicka-Paredes

Sew a menagerie of felt fairies, gnomes, and forest friends from supplies you have on hand. Back with all-new projects approved by crafty kids, the best-selling authors of Forest Fairy Crafts teach kids how to stitch and personalise charming fairylan...

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Crepe paper flowers  by Lia Griffith

Crepe paper flowers

Lia Griffith

Crepe paper is the best material for creating paper flowers, especially for beginners. It's forgiving and malleable--easy to cut, bend, curl, and shape into peony petals, daffodil trumpets, chrysanthemum blooms, and more. And if you have a Cricut Maker,...

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The cat lover's craft book

The cat lover's craft book

"Cute cats, fat and fluffy cats, crabby cats, funny cats. Cats to decorate your home, your cat-loving self, or your cat-loving friends. Whatever your craft of choice is, this book has something for you. Here are just some of the delightful items you can...

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Late medieval and Renaissance textiles  by Rosamund Garrett

Late medieval and Renaissance textiles

Rosamund Garrett

"This catalogue includes thirty-six late medieval and Renaissance textiles, many published for the first time, that together span a period of almost two hundred years. They are organised by country, starting with otherwise unrecorded examples of `opu...

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Say it with paper  by Hattie Newman

Say it with paper

Hattie Newman

"Paper is a great material - it is readily available, inexpensive and very adaptable. It comes in hundreds of types, weights, colours and textures. Many of the projects in this book only need simple measuring and cutting skills. And if you make a mistake...

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Make + mend  by Jessica Marquez

Make + mend

Jessica Marquez

"Requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and thread, Make and Mend introduces the incredibly simple technique of sashiko--a striking hand-sewing method using a running stitch to form pleasing geometric patterns. Sashiko is traditionally...

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Design as an attitude  by Alice Rawsthorn

Design as an attitude

Alice Rawsthorn

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives, and has never been more exciting. At a time when so many aspects of our lives are changing at relentless speed on an unprecedented scale, design is increasingly seen as a means of helping us to ...

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Sewing Luna Lapin's friends  by Sarah Peel

Sewing Luna Lapin's friends

Sarah Peel

"Learn to make Luna Lapin's friends and their exquisite wardrobes. This collection of sewing patterns features five of Luna's best friends and their clothes, including Reynard the Fox, Clementine the Cat, Badger, Mouse and even a baby Luna. Author Sarah...

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Pompom noël  by Alistair (Fashion designer) Macdonald

Pompom noël

Alistair (Fashion designer) Macdona...

"Enter a wonderland of fluffy festive fun, filled with the magic of pompoms! Pompoms are easy to make, have oodles of charm and will appeal to young and old alike. 33 lovely projects to decorate your merry home, adorn your gifts and give as presents to...

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Floral art of Japan  by Issōtei Nishikawa

Floral art of Japan

Issōtei Nishikawa

"Japanese flower arrangement is much more than an elegant amusement - it is an expression of what the Japanese call furyu - to turn away from strife, and to lose oneself in the joys of peace and nature. This volume is a succinct and comprehensive guide...

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52 boxes in 52 weeks  by Matt Kenney

52 boxes in 52 weeks

Matt Kenney

"What do you get when an accomplished woodworker and senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine sets himself the challenge of designing and building one box a week for a solid year? You get 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks, a book dedicated to making relatively....

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Smøyg  by Yvette Stanton


Yvette Stanton

"From the award-winning embroiderer who introduced you to some of the world's most exquisite forms of traditional embroidery, comes a new how-to guide full of colourful images and enticing projects to help you discover the beauty of Norwegian pattern...

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