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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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Paint, make, create  by Becki Clark

Paint, make, create

Becki Clark

Book

"Paint, Make & Create showcases seasonal, multi-craft projects all woven together by painting. Designed for all abilities, the 20 engaging activities will guide you through the seasons and include working with clay, printing, collaging, sewing and em...

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Zero waste Christmas  by Christine Leech

Zero waste Christmas

Christine Leech

Book

"It's time to reclaim Christmas - this collection is all about using the things around you to bring festive cheer to your home. Learn how to use what you've got to make Christmas even more special. Includes step-by-step instructions for 24 projects...

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Appliqué  by Mandy Murray

Appliqué

Mandy Murray

Book

"Author, Mandy Murray, has a very unique style and that is reflected in her irreverent, humorous approach to designing, so whether it's a dachshund in a doughnut or a flamingo who likes to mingle, her designs can't fail to make you smile. This collec...

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Trace  by Michele Carragher

Trace

Michele Carragher

Book

"A sumptuous exploration of the work of renowned costume embroiderer, Michele Carragher. Staggeringly detailed and sumptuously worked, Michele Carragher's embroidered art is breathtaking to behold. This rich and detailed insight into her work guides you...

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Tapestry design basics and beyond  by Tommye McClure Scanlin

Tapestry design basics and beyond

Tommye McClure Scanlin

Book

"Once ideas and images come to mind, the next step in weaving your tapestry interpreting these into effective compositions may be challenging. Learn here, in ways that relate specifically to tapestry art, the design basics you need to make your best ...

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Stitch 50 cats  by Alison J. Reid

Stitch 50 cats

Alison J. Reid

Book

"Be the cat that got the cream with this feline collection of easy sewing patterns for the cutest cat designs, all made using simple hand-sewing techniques. Featuring the most popular and distinctive breeds - including long-haired, short-haired, hairless...

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in an English village  by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in an English village

Kaffe Fassett

Book

"With his unerring eye, Kaffe has succeeded in finding the perfect location for his exquisite new collection of quilts, featuring both his scintillating new fabric designs and his classics, all in his unique colour palette. This time he has chosen the...

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Crochet cuties  by Jessica Zess

Crochet cuties

Jessica Zess

Book

"These adorable dolls are fun to crochet and adorn in infinite ways! Once you learn to make the basic doll, you can change the features, hair, and head adornment to make a variety of characters, each with their own personality"--Publisher's descripti...

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DIY guide to tie dye style  by Liz Welker

DIY guide to tie dye style

Liz Welker

Book

"A technique and project guide for tie dye designs, using a variety of techniques for creating several different patterns and techniques for various dyeing processes, including traditional tie dye, ice dyeing, reverse tie dyeing, and more. Complete.....

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The eco-Christmas craft book  by Marrianne Miall

The eco-Christmas craft book

Marrianne Miall

Book

"Learn to make beautiful, stylish Christmas decorations using eco-friendly materials that won't cost a fortune or harm the planet! If you love Christmas, you'll love this book! It's filled with lots of ideas to create your own stylishly beautiful,.....

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Comfortable crochet socks  by Sascha Blase-van Wagtendonk

Comfortable crochet socks

Sascha Blase-van Wagtendonk

Book

"Sascha Blase-Van Wagtendonk has discovered the secrets to perfect-fitting and comfortable crochet socks, and has designed ten patterns for the ultimate in style and comfort. All patterns are presented in a range of sizes from babies and toddlers thr...

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Knitted animal hats  by Fiona Goble

Knitted animal hats

Fiona Goble

Book

"Everyone loves wearing something featuring their favorite animal, and there are 35 designs to choose from here. Hats for tiny babies include Buzzy Bee, Tweet the Robin or Rudy the Rabbit. For bigger kids make something to keep them cozy, from Blizzard...

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Decorating with flowers  by Roberto Caballero

Decorating with flowers

Roberto Caballero

Book

"Use fresh flowers to make a dramatic difference in your home ... and dazzle with the power of flowers when you entertain! Decorating with Flowers celebrates the latest trends in contemporary floral design with a tropical twist. Featuring inspired ta...

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Make cute stuff with polymer clay  by Shelley Kommers

Make cute stuff with polymer clay

Shelley Kommers

Book

"Make Cute Stuff with Polymer Clay is the ideal follow-up book to Polymer Clay for Beginners. In this inviting, visually appealing book, you can learn to make adorable, whimsical crafts with polymer clay. The author, an experienced art instructor and...

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Knits from around Norway  by Nina Granlund Sæther

Knits from around Norway

Nina Granlund Sæther

Book

"Nina Granlund Sæther has captivated knitters intrigued by the textile history of Norway, with deep dives into the rich pattern traditions for both mitten- and sock-knitting that have formed in various regions of the country. Now she expands her scope...

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Christian Dior  by Megan (Fashion illustrator) Hess

Christian Dior

Megan (Fashion illustrator) Hess

Book

"Christian Dior: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Master is a stunning illustrated biography of legendary designer Christian Dior from internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess. Discover the key moments of Dior's fascinating life and ...

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Quilting by hand  by Riane Elise

Quilting by hand

Riane Elise

Book

"Learn how to create stunning, heirloom-quality quilts for your home with the 23 designs in Quilting by Hand. The projects in this book are diverse, versatile and fit for a bed, a couch, or for a new baby to grow into. Riane starts with the basics,.....

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Little book of Schiaparelli  by Emma Baxter-Wright

Little book of Schiaparelli

Emma Baxter-Wright

Book

"Little Book of Schiaparelli chronicles the work of one of history's most influential and eccentric couturiers. Endowed with a strikingly imaginative and experimental approach to fashion, Elsa Schiaparelli cultivated a combination of the witty and the...

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Bead embroidery  by Shelley (Teacher) Cox

Bead embroidery

Shelley (Teacher) Cox

Book

"Part of the wonderful Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides, this book focuses on bead embroidery. It includes a brief history, basic techniques, counted thread embroidery, bead embroidery, surface embroidery and fringes. The book is il...

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Crafting modern florals  by Hanna Wendelbo

Crafting modern florals

Hanna Wendelbo

Book

"In Crafting Modern Florals, designer Hanna Wendelbo shares her experience in botanical artistry and offers a variety of floral design techniques using florae, watercolor, ink, and more. Capture the unique beauty of each flower with crafts for binding...

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Sashiko for making & mending  by Saki Iiduka

Sashiko for making & mending

Saki Iiduka

Book

"Let this book show you the pleasure of repairing, reinforcing and making beloved items using sashiko embroidery! Sashiko for Making and Mending shows you how to use sashiko stitching to mend rips, repair things like fraying cuffs and create original...

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Doodle stitching one-hour embroidery  by Aimee Ray

Doodle stitching one-hour embroidery

Aimee Ray

Book

"A collection of 18 simple or small embroidery projects that can be made quickly and easily. Includes original embroidery designs, detailed stitch instructions, and bonus ideas for embroidering on premade items"--Publisher's description.

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Frisian whitework  by Yvette Stanton

Frisian whitework

Yvette Stanton

Book

"From Friesland in the Netherlands, this is a style of counted embroidery dating from the 1600s, traditionally used on men's shirt collars, on household linen, and on samplers. The style is known as Frisian whitework, but there can be touches of color,...

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Foolproof flower embroidery  by Jennifer Clouston

Foolproof flower embroidery

Jennifer Clouston

Book

"This comprehensive guide to floral embroidery features instructions for more than 80 embroidery stitches and includes more than 400 stitch combinations to create beautiful flowers, stems, leaves, twigs, and more"--Publisher's description.

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Design, make, quilt modern  by Heather Black

Design, make, quilt modern

Heather Black

Book

"Advice from an award-winning modern quilt designer about how to tackle designing, planning, piecing, quilting, and finishing a quilt that is all yours. The book includes instructions for three of Heather's modern quilts"--Publisher's description.

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Quilts for life 2  by Judy Newman

Quilts for life 2

Judy Newman

Book

"After the worldwide success of her first book, Judy Newman has designed a whole new series of elegant, bright and sophisticated traditional quilts! Her delightful fabric play brings colourful vintage and modern prints together, along with her love o...

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Eco colour  by India Flint

Eco colour

India Flint

Book

"Various techniques for colouring cloth are discussed, including whole-dyed cloth, applied colour and interesting effects from plant prints and layered dye techniques. Recipes include a number of new processes developed by the author, as well as guidelines...

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Just one charm pack quilts  by Cheryl Brickey

Just one charm pack quilts

Cheryl Brickey

Book

"This book shows great ways (18 projects) to use a single charm pack with an additional fabric and a background fabric to make a quilt"--Publisher's description.

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Making felt bags  by Mandy Nash

Making felt bags

Mandy Nash

Book

"Feltmaking is a popular and exciting contemporary medium, expanding in many new directions. This practical book focuses on the specific requirements for making felt bags. It explains the principles of using a resist to create 3D forms, and looks at shapes...

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Lace identification  by Gilian Dye

Lace identification

Gilian Dye

Book

"What is that lace? How old is it? Has it been made by hand or machine? What would it have been used for? These are the types of questions that this practical guide sets out to answer. Lavishly illustrated, it shows you how to identify the sort of lace...

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Mary Quant  by Jenny (Museum curator) Lister

Mary Quant

Jenny (Museum curator) Lister

Book

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

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Make it modern macramé  by Carmea (Mia) Boyle

Make it modern macramé

Carmea (Mia) Boyle

Book

"In this book, skilled artisan Mia Boyle teaches readers how to make beautiful projects using basic knotting techniques. From macramé feathers to rope-wrapped rainbows, readers will find easy instructions for popular projects with trend-forward...

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The witch-crafting handbook  by Helena (Baker) Garcia

The witch-crafting handbook

Helena (Baker) Garcia

Book

"Over 70 projects for stylish witches to make at home. Wicked Baker, Helena Garcia, is back with a new book to help you witch-craft your way to a more magical life, with creative projects for you and your home. Inspired by ancient folklore and all th...

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Handmade  by Anna Ploszajski

Handmade

Anna Ploszajski

Book

"From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists cannot measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt stone...

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Hello hexie!  by Sarah Shrimpton

Hello hexie!

Sarah Shrimpton

Book

"See granny hexagons in a whole new light with this inspired collection of modern crochet patterns. Hexagons are quick and easy to make and can be combined in a myriad of ways to create a huge range of projects from garments and accessories to home decor...

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Pom pom cats  by 1981- author. Trikotri

Pom pom cats

1981- author. Trikotri

Book

"This book contains instructions to make 30 different adorable cat pom poms, covering a full range of breeds from American Shorthairs, Abyssinians, Scottish Folds to Sphinxs. All the cat pom poms are variations on the same basic technique, so once the...

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Nature crafts  by Yuji Miura

Nature crafts

Yuji Miura

Book

"Interior decorating just got a green thumb! Harness the beauty of plants, leaves and foliage green decor in this unique collection of 40 nature projects that are fun, easy and inexpensive to make. Six of Japan's leading floral and plant designers offer...

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French knitting  by Karine Thiboult-Demessence

French knitting

Karine Thiboult-Demessence

Book

"Create unique i-cord words and shapes with this modern guide to French knitting! French knitting, also sometimes called spool knitting or i-cord knitting, has been around for centuries. The technique traditionally involves knitting with a handheld 'dolly'...

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Dior and roses  by Éric Pujalet-Plaà

Dior and roses

Éric Pujalet-Plaà

Book

"An exquisite look into the legacy of the rose at the House of Dior, from Christian Dior's early passion for gardening to contemporary floral-inspired designs. Christian Dior discovered gardening at his childhood home in Granville, France. Roses prof...

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100 paper pieced quilt blocks

100 paper pieced quilt blocks

Book

"This is a bright and humorous collection of foundation paper pieced quilt blocks and projects for happy quilts. The motifs include a wide range of popular designs everything from avocados to rainbows so you can mix and match to make perfect personal...

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DIY watercolor Christmas  by Ingrid Sanchez

DIY watercolor Christmas

Ingrid Sanchez

Book

"Christmas is the perfect time to break out the watercolors with lots of handmade cards to paint -- but greetings are on a tiny fraction of the ideas you will get from this book. Here you'll find a wealth of inspiration and techniques for all sorts ...

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Wasted  by Katie Treggiden

Wasted

Katie Treggiden

Book

"We live in the age of the Anthropocene; human activity is the dominant force affecting the climate and man-made and organic materials are becoming irreversibly intertwined. As natural resources dwindle, designers are exploring the potential of incre...

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Knits from northern lands  by Jenny Fennell

Knits from northern lands

Jenny Fennell

Book

"Taking inspiration from the Scandinavian, Nordic and Celtic regions, this book contains 20 charming and modern projects, based on traditional knitting styles and techniques. Exploring the iconic colourwork of Fair Isle or Scandinavia, or the chunky cables...

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Little book of Louis Vuitton  by Karen Homer

Little book of Louis Vuitton

Karen Homer

Book

"Little Book of Louis Vuitton' is the pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses. Louis Vuitton's monogrammed bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities and royals alike for over 150 years. From the...

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Maja's Swedish socks  by Maja Karlsson

Maja's Swedish socks

Maja Karlsson

Book

"From fun and funky to classic and elegant, treat your feet to Scandinavian socks in all shapes and sizes. Maja Karlsson, an experienced and beloved knit designer, and the author of Traditional Swedish Knitting Patterns and Maja's Swedish Mittens, is...

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Blackwork  by Becky Hogg

Blackwork

Becky Hogg

Book

"A new, larger format edition of the Royal School of Needlework's essential guide to blackwork. The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This series of Essential...

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The complete book of patchwork, quilting & appliqué  by Linda Seward

The complete book of patchwork, quilting & appliqué

Linda Seward

Book

"A revised and expanded edition of a long-standing classic, this expansive book is the clearest and most comprehensive handbook for applique, patchwork and quilting available. This seminal reference guide remains the go-to masterwork for crafters, who...

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The tweakments guide  by Alice Hart-Davis

The tweakments guide

Alice Hart-Davis

Book

"Botox, fillers, lasers, peels…everything you’ve ever wanted to know about non-surgical cosmetic procedures, by the woman who has tried them all. If you are curious about these "tweakments" and you want independent,unbiased advice on which ones do what,...

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The Annie Sloan collection  by Annie Sloan

The Annie Sloan collection

Annie Sloan

Book

"Annie Sloan's complete guide shows you how to use paint to decorate any of the surfaces in your home. Learn the basic skills for using paint on walls and furniture, alongside masterful techniques for painting floors, fabrics, lighting and more. Her ...

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Dried flower embroidery  by Olga Prinku

Dried flower embroidery

Olga Prinku

Book

"Dried Flower Embroidery celebrates the craft of flowers on tulle. Discover how to create beautiful displays of your favourite everlasting blooms, grasses and foliage. Starting with the basics, Olga takes you step-by-step through how to master this craft...

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Kaffe Fassett in the studio  by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett in the studio

Kaffe Fassett

Book

"World-renowned artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett provides a window into his creative process, offering readers new patterns, new ideas, and new inspiration With successes like Bold Blooms and Dreaming in Color, the latest book from Kaffe Fas...

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What Coco Chanel can teach you about fashion  by Caroline (Journalist) Young

What Coco Chanel can teach you about fashion

Caroline (Journalist) Young

Book

"Launching a new series, What Coco Chanel Can Teach You About Fashion breaks down Coco Channels life, work and legacy into 36 highly visual lessons. Covering the iconic looks, Chanel's inspiration and the details that define her sartorial tastes. Discover...

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Jump into punch needle  by Carrie J. Buck

Jump into punch needle

Carrie J. Buck

Book

"Beginners rejoice -- getting started with punch needle embroidery has never been easier! This project-based introductory guide will give you everything you need to know to explore and enjoy a fun, hands-on fiber art"--Publisher's description.

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Rebel crafts  by Hester Van Overbeek

Rebel crafts

Hester Van Overbeek

Book

"Combine your passion for making with your desire to make your voice heard with 15 step-by-step craftivism projects. Rebel Crafts is a fun and informative collection of activism-inspired activities created by experienced crafter Hester van Overbeek. ...

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The beauty of everyday things  by Muneyoshi Yanagi

The beauty of everyday things

Muneyoshi Yanagi

Book

"The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with ...

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Stitch  by Amy Burt

Stitch

Amy Burt

Book

"The magic of embroidery is that it can transform something ordinary into something extraordinary. Armed with just a needle and thread, this book, and a little imagination, there is no limit to the fun you can have transforming clothes, accessories a...

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Frances Burke  by Nanette Carter

Frances Burke

Nanette Carter

Book

"Frances Burke was Australia's most influential and celebrated textile designer of the 20th century. From the late 1930s to 1970, her designs achieved a prominence unparalleled in Australia before or since. In this long-awaited, richly illustrated wo...

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Crocheted animal rugs  by Vanessa Mooncie

Crocheted animal rugs

Vanessa Mooncie

Book

"Everyone will go wild for these gorgeous crocheted animal rugs. Adults and children alike will adore these beautiful rugs, which make wonderful gifts and stylish additions to any home. Each project includes detailed patterns, stunning photographs and...

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100 micro crochet motifs  by Steffi Glaves

100 micro crochet motifs

Steffi Glaves

Book

"Learn how to make the tiniest creations using the smallest crochet hooks and colourful sewing threads. These micro motifs are perfect for dainty gifts, such as jewellery and decorations, as well as fun-sized amigurumi and even mini bunting for speci...

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What Alexander McQueen can teach you about fashion  by Ana Finel Honigman

What Alexander McQueen can teach you about fashion

Ana Finel Honigman

Book

"Discover the life, work and legacy of Alexander McQueen in bite-sized, highly visual lessons concentrating on his artistic spirit, influences and attitude"--Publisher's description.

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The ultimate quilt finishing guide  by Harriet Hargrave

The ultimate quilt finishing guide

Harriet Hargrave

Book

"A complete reference to all aspects of finishing your quilt. From adding borders, to choosing your batting, and then binding up your finished quilt, you will find all the information you need in this easy-to-use guide"--Publisher's description.

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Mystical stitches  by Christi Johnson

Mystical stitches

Christi Johnson

Book

"Explore personal transformation through the stitching of dreams and intentions. Anything but ordinary, Mystical Stitches combines the beloved and accessible craft of embroidery with a spiritual element, introducing a rich treasury of 200 magical symbols...

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Animals  by Letitia Thompson

Animals

Letitia Thompson

Book

"In this inspiring, practical guide, textile artist Letitia Thompson, aka Mrs Bertimus, shows you how to create colourful, contemporary, animal-themed stitched textiles with a quirky mix of vintage and whimsical style. Letitia's subjects range from p...

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Hand embroidery  by Patricia Bage

Hand embroidery

Patricia Bage

Book

"An expert guide to popular surface-stitching techniques, suitable for stitchers of all abilities! Drawing on work previously published in the popular Beginner's Guide to Needlecrafts series, and originally published as The Stitching Book, this defin...

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Punch needle friends  by Faustine Duwicquet

Punch needle friends

Faustine Duwicquet

Book

"Discover the world of punch needle embroidery with this modern take on a traditional craft. It's easy to master as you're guided by clear step-by-step instructions, patterns and beautiful photography. Faustine and Cathy will teach you all you need to...

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The Duchess of Cambridge  by Bethan Holt

The Duchess of Cambridge

Bethan Holt

Book

"Marks the tenth anniversary of Kate's royal life with an illustrated journey through the Duchess's style evolution, from the Zara dresses to the tiaras, the skinny jeans to the designer gowns and everything in between"--Publisher's description.

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Designing knitted textiles  by Florence Spurling

Designing knitted textiles

Florence Spurling

Book

"Designing Knitted Textiles guides readers through the fundamental skills of machine knitting, while encouraging them to be creative and experimental. It takes a contemporary approach, exploring the countless possibilities of machine-knitted textiles...

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Amigurumi treasures 2  by Erinna Lee

Amigurumi treasures 2

Erinna Lee

Book

"In this second book, the 15 more amigurumi are little gems, waiting to be discovered and cherished by you. They're outfitted with the most kawaii accessories that you can mix and match with the other characters as well. Erinna shares a wealth of inf...

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1950s fashion print  by Marnie Fogg

1950s fashion print

Marnie Fogg

Book

"A sourcebook of 1950s fashion print, this book covers the heyday of postwar design where an analytical approach to design, with a lightness and freshness, combined with whimsical imagery and idiosyncratic subject matter. The designs and influences of...

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Cradle to cradle  by William McDonough

Cradle to cradle

William McDonough

Book

"Architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart argue that human industry need not damage the natural world. They explain how products can be designed so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new"--Pub...

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Amigurumi treasures  by Erinna Lee

Amigurumi treasures

Erinna Lee

Book

"The 15 amigurumi in this book are little gems, waiting to be discovered and cherished by you. They’re outfitted with the most kawaii accessories that you can mix and match with the other characters as well. Erinna shares a wealth of information in this...

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Modern Japanese ikebana  by Shinichi Nagatsuka

Modern Japanese ikebana

Shinichi Nagatsuka

Book

"Award-winning flower designer Shinichi Nagatsuka explains how anyone can create beautiful arrangements using his signature N Style method. Easy to follow, it is based on accent lines rather than the complex system of rules used for traditional...

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Modern wool  by Tonya Alexander

Modern wool

Tonya Alexander

Book

"Techniques for creating wool appliqué projects on scrappy pieced cotton backgrounds. Features 12 project designs and patterns, with 2 color variations given for each project. Projects include pillows, table toppers, wallhangings, clock faces, pincushions,...

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Freshly stitched  by Celeste (Embroidery expert) Johnston

Freshly stitched

Celeste (Embroidery expert) Johnsto...

Book

"Everything you need to join in the modern stitching revival! Learn 12 beautiful stitching projects from Celeste Johnston of Lemon Made Shop, whose hand-stitched houseplants, flowers, and animals, as well as uplifting words, have won her a worldwide....

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Sewing simple softies with 17 amazing designers  by Trixi Symonds

Sewing simple softies with 17 amazing designers

Trixi Symonds

Book

"This book brings together 17 Sew a Softie designers from around the world. Each designer has come up with a delightful new hand-sewn project to inspire moms, dads, kids, grandparents, and teachers of all kinds. No expensive machines are required, and...

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Learn to knit  by Fiona Goble

Learn to knit

Fiona Goble

Book

"Learn to knit with these simple but stylish patterns for hats, scarves, and home accessories. Fiona Goble learnt to knit as a child, but she knows what it's like to be starting out--you have the yarn, you've bought the needles, but when you look at a...

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Strip-pieced bargello  by Judith Steele

Strip-pieced bargello

Judith Steele

Book

"Easy-to-follow instructions and charts featuring a quilt by number approach to making mesmerizing bargello quilts"--Publisher's description.

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Textures from nature in textile art  by Marian Jazmik

Textures from nature in textile art

Marian Jazmik

Book

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

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