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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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Lit stitch

Lit stitch

Book

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

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Fearless with fabric  by Sarah (Sarah J.) Maxwell

Fearless with fabric

Sarah (Sarah J.) Maxwell

Book

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

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Goldwork embroidery  by Lizzy Pye

Goldwork embroidery

Lizzy Pye

Book

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

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Machine knitting  by Alison Dupernex

Machine knitting

Alison Dupernex

Book

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

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Dressing in dreams  by Eris Tran

Dressing in dreams

Eris Tran

Book

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

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

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

Durene Jones

Book

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

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52 weeks of socks

52 weeks of socks

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

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Plant lady embroidery

Plant lady embroidery

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

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Constructing & covering boxes  by Tom Hollander

Constructing & covering boxes

Tom Hollander

Book

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

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A practical guide to needle lace  by Jacqueline Peter

A practical guide to needle lace

Jacqueline Peter

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

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Quilting with kids  by Wendy Sheppard

Quilting with kids

Wendy Sheppard

Book

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

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Millefiori quilts. 4  by Willyne Hammerstein

Millefiori quilts. 4

Willyne Hammerstein

Book

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

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Meditative stone art  by Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango

Meditative stone art

Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango

Book

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

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Quilt block genius  by Sue Voegtlin

Quilt block genius

Sue Voegtlin

Book

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

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Macramé for home decor  by Samantha Grenier

Macramé for home decor

Samantha Grenier

Book

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

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Floret Farm's a year in flowers  by Erin Benzakein

Floret Farm's a year in flowers

Erin Benzakein

Book

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

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Kaiser Karl  by Raphaëlle Bacqué

Kaiser Karl

Raphaëlle Bacqué

Book

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

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Everlastings  by Bex Partridge

Everlastings

Bex Partridge

Book

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

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Build a flower  by Lucia Balcazar

Build a flower

Lucia Balcazar

Book

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

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Baby knits  by Susie Johns

Baby knits

Susie Johns

Book

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

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Simple appliqué  by Janet Goddard

Simple appliqué

Janet Goddard

Book

Make the most of your spare time and discover the stylish and fun craft of applique with this book of 25 original and beautiful designs. Delve into your spare fabric stash to achieve some stunning results using very simple techniques, all fully explained...

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Minimal metal jewelry  by Kieu Pham Gray

Minimal metal jewelry

Kieu Pham Gray

Book

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

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Knitting season  by Kate (Designer) Davies

Knitting season

Kate (Designer) Davies

Book

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

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Britain can make it

Britain can make it

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

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Cat knits  by Marna Gilligan

Cat knits

Marna Gilligan

Book

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

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The art of wearable flowers  by Susan McLeary

The art of wearable flowers

Susan McLeary

Book

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

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Shawls, wraps and scarves  by Louisa Harding

Shawls, wraps and scarves

Louisa Harding

Book

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

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Upcycling books  by Julia Rubio

Upcycling books

Julia Rubio

Book

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

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Floral beauty in cross stitch  by Susan Bates

Floral beauty in cross stitch

Susan Bates

Book

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

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Sweet crochet friends  by Thi Ngoc Anh Hoang

Sweet crochet friends

Thi Ngoc Anh Hoang

Book

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

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Lovable felted animals  by Yuko Sakuda

Lovable felted animals

Yuko Sakuda

Book

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

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Drawing with fire  by Aney Carver

Drawing with fire

Aney Carver

Book

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

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Jennifer Juniper  by Jenny Boyd

Jennifer Juniper

Jenny Boyd

Book

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

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The Wizard's craftbook  by Andrea Wcislek

The Wizard's craftbook

Andrea Wcislek

Book

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

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Fair Isle crochet workshop  by Natasja Vreeswijk

Fair Isle crochet workshop

Natasja Vreeswijk

Book

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

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Machine embroidered art  by Alison Holt

Machine embroidered art

Alison Holt

Book

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

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How to make cloth dolls  by Jan Horrox

How to make cloth dolls

Jan Horrox

Book

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

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The skill of flower arranging  by Gregory Milner

The skill of flower arranging

Gregory Milner

Book

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

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Portuguese knitting  by Rosa Pomar

Portuguese knitting

Rosa Pomar

Book

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

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Needle felting for beginners  by Roz Dace

Needle felting for beginners

Roz Dace

Book

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

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Crewel embroidery  by Tatiana Popová

Crewel embroidery

Tatiana Popová

Book

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

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True colors  by Keith Recker

True colors

Keith Recker

Book

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

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Kraft-tex creations  by Lindsay Conner

Kraft-tex creations

Lindsay Conner

Book

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

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The 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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The crafter's guide to papercutting  by Emily Hogarth

The crafter's guide to papercutting

Emily Hogarth

Book

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

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Next level felting  by Nancy Wesley

Next level felting

Nancy Wesley

Book

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

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Modern crochet bible  by Sarah Shrimpton

Modern crochet bible

Sarah Shrimpton

Book

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

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Welcome to weaving 2  by Lindsey Campbell

Welcome to weaving 2

Lindsey Campbell

Book

Modern makers who have learned the basics of weaving can rejoice with this next-steps guide from Lindsey Campbell, the weaver behind the popular blog and brand Hello Hydrangea. Her trademark style, which powers the popularity of her first book, Welcome...

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Embroidered life  by Sara Barnes

Embroidered life

Sara Barnes

Book

This is not your grandma's embroidery book. Featuring a die-cut case with actual stitching on the front cover, Embroidered Life shows that illustrations created with needle and thread can be strikingly contemporary. From beautiful botanicals to bold....

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Crewel birds  by Hazel Blomkamp

Crewel birds

Hazel Blomkamp

Book

Six flamboyant crewel birds to stitch in popular author Hazel Blomkamp's much-loved, sumptuous style. In this fourth title in Hazel Blomkamp's series on crewel embroidery with a twist, the focus is on farm and game birds. The birds give a nod to curr...

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Everything baby crochet

Everything baby crochet

Book

Everything Baby Crochet: 48 Hats, Booties, Blankets & More! (DIY, crochet, yarn, easy, hook, babies, doll, bib, blanket, boots, dress, sweater). If you're looking for the ultimate, most comprehensive crochet book for baby, then stop right here, look ...

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Basket-weaving crafts  by Virve Boesch

Basket-weaving crafts

Virve Boesch

Book

If you've ever wanted to create full baskets but felt it was too intimidating, Basket-Weaving Crafts is your go-to guide! Featuring 22 contemporary projects, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and high-quality photography, this book is the gateway...

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Yoko Saito's I love houses  by Yōko Saitō

Yoko Saito's I love houses

Yōko Saitō

Book

Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito returns with an all-new collection of house projects to build and enjoy! Twenty bags, totes, purses, pouches, wall quilts, and more celebrate two sides of Ms. Saito's work--her traditional patchwork roots and her fa...

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Adorable baby crochet  by Kristi Simpson

Adorable baby crochet

Kristi Simpson

Book

Babies are adorable, and their crocheted swag should be, too! Sizes from newborn to 12 months will keep baby in style for their first year, and toys and blankets will continue to bring joy for years to come!

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Paper flower note cards  by Emiko Yamamoto

Paper flower note cards

Emiko Yamamoto

Book

Create your own elegant greeting cards with the beauty of lifelike paper flowers! Paper Flower Note Cards provides all the information you need. With just scissors, craft glue and a few sheets of colorful heavyweight paper, anyone can create stunning...

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Kawaii crochet  by Melissa Bradley

Kawaii crochet

Melissa Bradley

Book

Create adorable characters from food and other everyday items, which make gorgeous gifts and perfect play sets. Plus, learn all the stitches and techniques you need to make the cutest crochet ever.

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Little delights in leather  by Mélanie Voituriez

Little delights in leather

Mélanie Voituriez

Book

Learn to make leather creations that you and your family and friends will love to use. From a cuff bracelet to mittens, a protective tablet case, or a smartphone case with a secret pocket to hold a credit card, all projects radiate an appealing style...

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Modern quilt bible  by Elizabeth (Quiltmaker) Betts

Modern quilt bible

Elizabeth (Quiltmaker) Betts

Book

Learn how to create stunning modern quilts with the Modern Quilt Bible the ultimate reference guide to patchwork and quilting techniques. Author of Beginner's Guide to Quilting Liz Betts explains over 100 techniques used by designers to create eye-ca...

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Making stuff and doing things

Making stuff and doing things

Book

When you're young, broke, and in search of a life of adventure, Making Stuff and Doing Things is the most useful book on the planet. It’s been called "more important than the Bible." It's an indispensable handbook full of basic life skills for the young...

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Yoko Saito's beautiful bags, pouches, & quilts  by Yōko Saitō

Yoko Saito's beautiful bags, pouches, & quilts

Yōko Saitō

Book

Japanese master quilt artist Yoko Saito shares 25 all-new designs, each immersed in tradition yet modern in style, that spotlight her attention to pleats, tucks, scallops, and whimsical motifs. Using patchwork, applique, and embroidery, the projects ...

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Modern rug hooking  by Rose Pearlman

Modern rug hooking

Rose Pearlman

Book

The complete guide to creating and designing modern rug hooking projects for the home, from artist and teacher Rose Pearlman. Punch needle rug hooking is a forgiving and satisfying fiber craft with stunning results, which is part of the reason it's u...

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Knitted cars & trucks  by Sarah (Sarah Grace) Keen

Knitted cars & trucks

Sarah (Sarah Grace) Keen

Book

Live life in the knitted fast lane with these super-cool, super-sized knitted cars and trucks for children to enjoy. Wave goodbye to little metal vehicles being driven into furniture and painful feet from treading on small metal parts, and say hello to...

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Embroidered boxes  by Heather Lewis

Embroidered boxes

Heather Lewis

Book

This beautiful, practical guide to creating and embellishing embroidered boxes is written by Heather Lewis, a tutor with the Royal School of Needlework. It contains a history of the embroidered box, from the seventeenth century to the present day, and...

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Egg art  by Katya Trischuk

Egg art

Katya Trischuk

Book

Eggs aren't just for breakfast! With a bit of imagination, they can also be transformed into beautiful decorative items and gifts. A modern and accessible hobby, egg art is something all generations can take part in, and connect over. Egg Art feeds into...

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Knitted teddies  by Sandra Polley

Knitted teddies

Sandra Polley

Book

Join Sandra Polley and learn to knit your own classic bear! From miniature teddies to teddies reminiscent of collector's items of the 1940s and 50s, Knitted Teddies has patterns to knit more than fifteen gorgeous bears, ranging in style and size. With...

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Socks from Norway  by Nina Granlund Sæther

Socks from Norway

Nina Granlund Sæther

Book

Including socks for women, men, and children in a variety of styles and designs - stripes, cables, entrelac, and so much more - from every region of Norway, this stunning compendium of Norwegian knitting tradition is as inspirational as it is eye-cat...

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Tantalizing table toppers  by Judy Gauthier

Tantalizing table toppers

Judy Gauthier

Book

A well-dressed table is just stitches away! Showcase your creativity with a handmade table runner that's equal parts functional and fun. Best-selling author Judy Gauthier shares twenty unique table quilts you can display year round. Step-by-step inst...

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Paint mojo  by Tracy Verdugo

Paint mojo

Tracy Verdugo

Book

Break free of your comfort zone, sharpen your senses to perceive the world around you and find happiness in play. On this painterly journey, Tracy Verdugo leads you from self-doubt to self-appreciation by helping you find your voice through a myriad ...

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Moda all-stars all in a row again

Moda all-stars all in a row again

Book

Presents twenty-three row patterns to mix and match, as well as row quilt designs for inspiration.

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The art of paint pouring  by Amanda VanEver

The art of paint pouring

Amanda VanEver

Book

Learn even more paint pouring techniques with The Art of Paint Pouring: Swipe, Swirl & Spin! In The Art of Paint Pouring, you learned the basics of creating fluid art - from the essential tools and materials to the most popular techniques. Now with The...

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The leathercraft handbook  by Candice Lau

The leathercraft handbook

Candice Lau

Book

Destined to be a classic, this modern introduction offers a contemporary twist on the age-old craft of leatherworking. Welcome to Candice Lau's award-winning workshop, where she walks you through all the fundamental skills, techniques and tools needed...

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Rainy day sewing  by Amy Sinibaldi

Rainy day sewing

Amy Sinibaldi

Book

Sew. Stitch. Create. Within this book you'll find 18 sewing projects that are sure to brighten a rainy dayor any day! Using easy to follow illustrations and step-by-step instructions, learn fun techniques that will make your sewing projects unique an...

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Modern crochet  by Teresa Carter

Modern crochet

Teresa Carter

Book

A comprehensive guide for beginning and experienced crocheters alike, Modern Crochet elevates the craft for a new generation of makers. Learn how to choose proper tools, understand all things yarn, proficiently read a pattern, and autonomously complete...

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This golden fleece  by Esther Rutter

This golden fleece

Esther Rutter

Book

Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's long history here. She unearths fascinating histories...

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Macramé plant hangers  by Chrysteen Borja

Macramé plant hangers

Chrysteen Borja

Book

Thirty projects with detailed photographs and instructions to construct patterns with various natural fibers, including cotton rope, felted wool, silk ribbon, jute, recycled fabric, and more. There are knotted projects suitable for bigger eight-inch ...

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The great fashion designers  by Brenda Polan

The great fashion designers

Brenda Polan

Book

Over the last 180 years designers have propelled fashion from an elite craft into a cornerstone of popular culture. This brilliantly written guide to the lives and collections of 55 iconic fashion designers draws on the latest academic research and the...

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Entre nous  by Mary Russell

Entre nous

Mary Russell

Book

Glamorous fashion editor Mary Russell's personal photographs capture the effervescence of the 1960s and 1970s from within the international fashion and art scenes. As Paris fashion correspondent for Glamour, Vogue, Women's Wear Daily, and the New York...

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Knits from nature  by Dee Hardwicke

Knits from nature

Dee Hardwicke

Book

Inspired by walks in nature, Dee Hardwicke designed this breathtaking collection of knits in beautiful heathered yarns that echo the natural themes. Featuring flowers and other botanical motifs, the sweaters, scarves, and shawls are fashioned in favo...

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Practical jewellery-making techniques  by Stephen O'Keeffe

Practical jewellery-making techniques

Stephen O'Keeffe

Book

Hands-on guidance on solving problems in jewelry-making. Jewelry-Making Techniques: Problem Solving departs from tradition by offering serious instruction to jewelry makers without assuming an advanced degree of prior knowledge. It presents a compreh...

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The modern embroidery workshop  by Lauren Holton

The modern embroidery workshop

Lauren Holton

Book

Master embroidery stitches with this collection of 20 eye-catching motifs, patterns and projects, ideal for novices through to experienced embroiderers. Easy-to-follow instructions accompany each colourful design, and you'll find customization tips a...

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Paper flower art  by Jessie Chui

Paper flower art

Jessie Chui

Book

An inspirational book showing you how to create realistic, everlasting paper flowers and foliage for use in stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table displays. Clear step-by-step photographs and instructions will guide you in making 25 delicate paper blooms...

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Making leather bags, wallets, and cases  by Yasue Tsuchihira

Making leather bags, wallets, and cases

Yasue Tsuchihira

Book

Grab your leather working tools and get started making yourself some great new leather items you'll be proud to carry! Well-crafted leather pieces are always in vogue. And minimalist modern styles are easy to make following the step-by-step instructions...

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The new flower arranger  by Fiona Barnett

The new flower arranger

Fiona Barnett

Book

Divided into three sections: fresh flowers, dried flowers and flowers for special occasions, this guide has over 150 projects ranging from candle decorations to Christmas wreaths and bridesmaid's posies. Each design is laid out with recipe lists of i...

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Paris fashion and World War Two

Paris fashion and World War Two

Book

In 1939, fashion became an economic and symbolic sphere of great importance in France. Invasive textile legislation, rationing and threats from German and American couturiers were pushing the design and trade of Parisian style to its limits. It is wi...

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Jane Austen embroidery  by Jennie Batchelor

Jane Austen embroidery

Jennie Batchelor

Book

Jane Austen was as skillful with a needle as she was with a pen, and this unique book showcases rare and beautiful embroidery patterns from her era, repurposed into fifteen modern sewing projects. Derived from Lady's Magazine (1770-1832), a popular m...

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Tapestries  by Rosita Sheen

Tapestries

Rosita Sheen

Book

Tapestries have been an enigmatic form of artwork for hundreds of years, with the intricate symbolism of their woven narratives still fascinating viewers today. Unicorns and fantastic beasts rub shoulders with well-heeled aristocrats; famous biblical...

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Natural dyes  by Linda Rudkin

Natural dyes

Linda Rudkin

Book

This book is part of the popular Textile Handbook series and is a complete how-to-do-it guide to obtaining a wide range of colours from natural dyes. It is suitable for the beginner as well as for the more experienced textile artist. The dyeing can be...

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50 fashion designers you should know  by Simone Werle

50 fashion designers you should know

Simone Werle

Book

This accessible and beautifully illustrated book brings together the most important designers who have moved fashion forward over the past century. Fifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book in fullcolor spreads that showcase their most ...

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50 beaded bracelets  by Tammy Honaman

50 beaded bracelets

Tammy Honaman

Book

Dreaming of creating your own wearable art? This gorgeous guide is a must-have for aspiring and experienced jewelry artists alike. Featuring projects for all skill levels, 50 Beaded Bracelets showcases the top techniques and styles from one of the co...

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Supreme

Supreme

Book

Over the past 25 years, Supreme has transformed itself from a downtown New York skate shop into an iconic global brand. Supreme-the book-looks back on more than two decades of the creations, stories, and convention-defying attitude that are uniquely ...

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Knit step by step  by Vikki Haffenden

Knit step by step

Vikki Haffenden

Book

The essential beginner's guide to knitting successfully, with more than 150 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques. A ball of yarn can become anything you want it to be with Knit Step by Step. Taking you through simple skills, including how to ...

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Dior  by Muriel Teodori

Dior

Muriel Teodori

Book

I dream of making women not only more beautiful, but also happier". Christian Dior Like a signature, a profound inner identity, joy has always been deeply inscribed in the heart of Dior. In this highly colorful book, Muriel Teodori revisits this story...

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Potholder loom designs  by Rachel Snack

Potholder loom designs

Rachel Snack

Book

Unplug yourself--and any children in your life--and enjoy the art of weaving at the small-scale level with the fun, accessible potholder loom. Familiar to many from their childhood, simple square potholder looms hold stretchy fabric loops that are woven...

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Crocheted toys  by Emma Osmond

Crocheted toys

Emma Osmond

Book

This new title in the Weekend Makes series presents 25 cute and colourful toys to crochet with love for young children and babies. Perfect for using up your remnants of yarn and quick to make, you'll be delighted with the results and so will your little...

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The Goldwork masterclass  by Alison Cole

The Goldwork masterclass

Alison Cole

Book

This book has been written for all who love the joys of Goldwork. The opulence of metal thread embroidery has been associated with royalty, church and military regalia for centuries and now is readily available for all embroiderers to enjoy. Each chapter...

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The real Bettie Page  by Richard (Journalist) Foster

The real Bettie Page

Richard (Journalist) Foster

Book

She has been called the most photographed model in history. From her modest beginnings in Nashville to her legacy as a cult figure, here is the true story of America's iconic pinup queen, legendary Playboy centerfold Bettie Page including her stormy ...

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Maison Lesage  by Patrick Mauriès

Maison Lesage

Patrick Mauriès

Book

One of haute couture's best kept secrets, 'Maison Lesage' has collaborated with the biggest names in fashion during its more than 100-year run, from Chanel, Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta, to Cristoþbal Balenciaga, Valentino, and Alexander McQueen....

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Gingermelon's embroidered animals  by Shelly Down

Gingermelon's embroidered animals

Shelly Down

Book

An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure! These stunning animal dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small...

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Beginner's guide to colourwork knitting  by Ella Austin

Beginner's guide to colourwork knitting

Ella Austin

Book

If you long to knit stunning fair isle jumpers and brightly coloured blankets for your home this is the perfect book. Learn all the techniques for how to start knitting with colour and create really desirable projects as you learn. Choose from bright...

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