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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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Handmade wedding  by Betty Bee

Handmade wedding

Betty Bee

Book

"Your wedding day is a fantastic opportunity to get creative and make beautiful items at a fraction of the cost of buying new, in a far more environmentally-friendly way, and all with your own handmade touch. Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony...

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Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles  by Melissa Leapman

Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles

Melissa Leapman

Book

"Shawls are practical, versatile, and an ever-popular project among knitters. Noted designer Melissa Leapman has developed an innovative technique that promises hundreds of beautiful shawl design options in Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles!...

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Turnabout patchwork  by Teresa Mairal Barreu

Turnabout patchwork

Teresa Mairal Barreu

Book

"Start with a simple block. Slice, turn, and sew slices back together. Then watch the magic happen! It's hard to believe such complex-looking quilts can come from such simple-to-sew blocks, but turnabout techniques transform even the most basic blocks...

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Look what we made

Look what we made

Book

"Look What We Made is an eclectic collection of maker stories from across Australia, lovingly brought to you by the people behind frankie magazine. Inside you'll meet hatmakers and brewers, potters and jewellers. Plus textile artists, illustrators, m...

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Metal jewelry workshop  by Helen I. Driggs

Metal jewelry workshop

Helen I. Driggs

Book

"This beginner's guide to metal jewellery making shows how to create exciting wearable art using just 12 simple, inexpensive hand tools. Wearing jewellery you made yourself means you can express your creativity, talent and personal taste all at once....

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Martin Storey's easy cable & Aran knits  by Martin Storey

Martin Storey's easy cable & Aran knits

Martin Storey

Book

"If you're ready to take the plunge into cable knitting, then this book is for you! This stunning collection features 26 beautifully traditional cable and Aran knitting patterns with a modern twist: luxurious designs with all the delight of classic t...

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English paper piecing  by Sharon Burgess

English paper piecing

Sharon Burgess

Book

"A Stitch in Time contains 18 projects, each with a touch of English paper piecing combined with embroidery, hand quilting, pretty laces and trims. All are designed to encourage you to pick up a needle and thread. This book contains projects that will...

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Vogue X music

Vogue X music

Book

"Vogue has always been on the cutting edge of popular culture, and Vogue x Music shows us why. Whether they're contemporary stars or classic idols, whether they made digital albums or vinyl records, the world's most popular musicians have always graced...

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Off the wall

Off the wall

Book

"All new photos of garments from the last two shows, as well as new photos of some of the most extraordinary award-winning entries from the last decade"--Back cover.

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New Zealand by design  by Michael Smythe

New Zealand by design

Michael Smythe

Book

"... New Zealand by design richly illustrates the way product design has been formed by the isolation of the country most recently inhabited by 'tool making animals'. It will inform, entertain, intrigue and surprise readers interested in Kiwi herita...

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Norah Gaughan  by Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

Book

"Over the past 30 years, Norah Gaughan has contributed an astounding 120+ patterns to the iconic Vogue Knitting magazine. From inspired textures to spellbinding cables to innovative constructions, she has created a legacy that will last for generations....

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Flora & fauna

Flora & fauna

Book

"We seek inspiration in nature. The giver of life, it displays complex lines interwoven with each other, comfortable colour palettes, or atmospheres that set distinct moods. Illustration, on the other hand, is a timeless and layered artform that never...

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Hot glue hacks and crafts  by Angie Holden

Hot glue hacks and crafts

Angie Holden

Book

Discover the amazingly creative things you can do with your glue gun! You've used your glue gun to make some pretty nice stuff, but chances are you've never used it to its full potential. Bursting with over-the-top ideas, this full-color book teaches...

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Make animals  by author Yoshinobu

Make animals

author Yoshinobu

Book

"Create amazing felted animals so real that you'll want to pay a visit and talk to them. Breathtaking. Beautiful animals that seem to breathe. Their eyes are majestic and wild, yet they possess an aura of gentleness. This is the amazing world of YOSHiNOBU...

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Hot textiles  by Kim Thittichai

Hot textiles

Kim Thittichai

Book

"An inspirational and practical guide to the potential of heat tools for textile artists. Soldering irons, heat guns and household irons can add texture and variety to textile work--whether it's hand embroidery, machine embroidery, quilting or feltin...

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Textile landscape  by Cas Holmes

Textile landscape

Cas Holmes

Book

Combine the textural quality of stitchwork and the spontaneity of paint with this practical, beautiful guide to landscapes in mixed-media textile art. Focusing on the common language between the two forms, renowned author Cas Holmes starts with the b...

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The Kansas City Star quilts sampler  by Barbara Brackman

The Kansas City Star quilts sampler

Barbara Brackman

Book

"In 1928, the Kansas City Star newspaper printed its first quilt block pattern. They continued this tradition for 34 wonderful and influential years. Now for the first time, the best of the blocks from each year can be found in one place! Slow down and...

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I love my dog embroidery  by Oksana Kokovkina

I love my dog embroidery

Oksana Kokovkina

Book

"I Love My Dog Embroidery is a collection of 380 adorable dog-themed stitch motifs for pooch parents and their beloved fur babies, with project ideas, how-tos, and templates. Created by embroidery artist Makiko, this dog fanciful collection of stitch...

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Thread painting and silk shading embroidery  by Margaret Dier

Thread painting and silk shading embroidery

Margaret Dier

Book

Thread painting embroidery is one of the most beautiful embroidery techniques. Often mistaken for painted art, it shows off the true skill of an embroiderer. This book demystifies the technique and shows how easy it is to start embroidering your own ...

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Understanding illuminated manuscripts  by Michelle (Michelle P.) Brown

Understanding illuminated manuscripts

Michelle (Michelle P.) Brown

Book

"This revised edition offers concise definitions of many elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, terminology, and styles used in the making of these precious books. It is beautifully illustrated with images...

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Crocheted beanies & slouchy hats  by Julie (Crochet designer) King

Crocheted beanies & slouchy hats

Julie (Crochet designer) King

Book

"Keep warm while looking your best with these modern crocheted hat designs! Fast and fun to crochet in gorgeous yarns, you'll have a hat to match whatever you wear. A variety of stitch patterns keep the work interesting, and detailed instructions make...

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Lessons  by Gisele Bündchen

Lessons

Gisele Bündchen

Book

"Gisele Bundchen's journey began in southern Brazil, growing up with five sisters, playing volleyball, and rescuing the dogs and cats around her hometown. In fact, she wanted to become either a professional volleyball player or a veterinarian. But at...

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Wreaths with how-to-tutorials  by Laura Dowling

Wreaths with how-to-tutorials

Laura Dowling

Book

"With layer upon layer of lush blooms and fruits, entwining vines, and surprising combinations of colors, textures and both every day and extraordinary materials, Laura Dowling wreaths make unique design statements that inspire the imagination with a...

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In miniature  by Simon Garfield

In miniature

Simon Garfield

Book

"In Miniature takes a big look at small things. It is a celebration of the obsessive, eccentric and meticulous, and welcomes us into the world of collectors, modellers and fans. Simon Garfield is a master of finding delight and fascination in unlikely...

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Knockout knit hats and hoods  by Diane Serviss

Knockout knit hats and hoods

Diane Serviss

Book

Hats! Hats! Hats! Diane Serviss, of the Pixiebell and Elfinwear brands, never runs out of inspiration for new patterns, styles, textures, and shapes for knitted hats. In this collection, she includes hoods, beanies, and slouches incorporating a variety...

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The family gratitude project  by Joanna Grzeszczak

The family gratitude project

Joanna Grzeszczak

Book

"A month-by-month guide to fostering an attitude of gratitude as a family. Filled with color photos and step-by-step instructions, this book offers a year of activities, laughs and fun projects that will make your family feel closer together and more...

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Patti Hansen

Patti Hansen

Book

Patti Hansen: A Portrait gives supermodel Patti Hansen's short but incredibly influential career serious critical attention for the first time, following her transformation from a teenage model on the cover of Glamour to her reign as a dominating force...

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Sue Stratford's knitted aviary  by Sue Stratford

Sue Stratford's knitted aviary

Sue Stratford

Book

"This delightful book from best-selling author and knitting designer Sue Stratford provides patterns for 21 charming birds for you to knit. Using simple techniques and basic stitches, you'll be amazed at how quickly and easily you can create your own...

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Crocheted cactuses  by Sarah Abbondio

Crocheted cactuses

Sarah Abbondio

Book

"You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cactuses - just a crochet hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! This delightful little book contains 16 patterns for crocheted cactuses that can be used to decorate your window ledges, your...

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My world of antiques  by Paul Martin

My world of antiques

Paul Martin

Book

In this book he reveals hitherto untold stories of fantastic artefact finds, and tells us about the key to success in trading antiques. As witty as ever, Paul takes on everything from pietra dura to Pop Art, from Britain to Australia, from trash to t...

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Northern comfort

Northern comfort

Book

"The Northern art of life has become a role model for a meaningful work-life balance. Entrepreneurs, designers, and artists are the central figures who influence everything from crime fiction to interior design and furniture, to outdoors activities a...

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Big embroidery  by Nancy (Textile artist) Nicholson

Big embroidery

Nancy (Textile artist) Nicholson

Book

"Big Embroidery is all about stitching beautiful designs up fast using yarn instead of embroidery thread. Designer, Nancy Nicholson has created a collection of stunning designs based on traditional crewel work, and adapted them for a modern audience ...

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Knitting with beads  by Fiona Morris

Knitting with beads

Fiona Morris

Book

"Knitting with beads is a technique that has been used since the early nineteenth century, but has become increasingly popular in recent years. Now, with new methods offering exciting ways to experiment with materials and equipment, there is no better...

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Sew beautiful quilted bags  by Akemi Shibata

Sew beautiful quilted bags

Akemi Shibata

Book

"In Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags, Japanese quilt artist Akemi Shibata combines elegant yarn-dyed fabrics with colour prints to demonstrate her signature patchwork style. With an astounding 28 designs, you'll discover a trove of unique bags to make in all...

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Modern art quilts  by Sue Bleiweiss

Modern art quilts

Sue Bleiweiss

Book

"Create dynamic quilts the fast and easy way, with no piecing required. Learn the principles of design to create your own modern quilts, with an intro to fusible fabric art and seven satisfying projects to help you realize the freedom of fusing. Get tips...

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Wild mittens & unruly socks  by Lumi Karmitsa

Wild mittens & unruly socks

Lumi Karmitsa

Book

"Discover a colourful cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and playful contemporary motifs, all made in bright and easy-to-work yarns. The patterns have been drawn as simply as possible as Lumi herself only started knitting a few years ago and she...

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Textile folk art  by Anne (Anne Catherine) Kelly

Textile folk art

Anne (Anne Catherine) Kelly

Book

"A practical and inspirational guide to textile folk art from cultures all around the world, accompanied by step-by-step projects. From samplers and quilts in Europe, to tribal and nomadic cloth further afield in Mongolia and China, folk and traditio...

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A matter of style  by Paola Saltari

A matter of style

Paola Saltari

Book

"From Coco Chanel and Grace Kelly to Twiggy and Lady Diana, here are ten women who changed twentieth-century fashion forever! Coco Chanel once proclaimed, zI don't do fashion, I am fashion,y and in one line she established a mantra for a handful of women...

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Modernist design complete  by Dominic Bradbury

Modernist design complete

Dominic Bradbury

Book

"The powerful aesthetic and philosophical framework that modernism ushered in during the early part of the 20th century revolutionized the built world, transformed our living spaces and lifestyles, and fundamentally changed the way we think about design....

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Last-minute fabric gifts  by Cynthia Treen

Last-minute fabric gifts

Cynthia Treen

Book

"Presents step-by-step instructions for thirty fabric projects, including bags, hats, scarves, felt rabbits, a cat toy, and others, of varying creation times, from less than an hour to more than three hours; discusses fabrics, tools, and techniques; ...

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All about the boy  by Stephane Raynor

All about the boy

Stephane Raynor

Book

"Discover the true story behind the iconic London fashion label ‘BOY’ told by the man himself--Stephane Raynor. Packed with punk attitude and original photography, buy a ticket and take the ride. Join Raynor on a journey through a life less ordinary--lived...

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Felting fashion  by Lizzie Houghton

Felting fashion

Lizzie Houghton

Book

"Practical ideas for creating beautiful clothes from felt, including step-by-step instructions for working with nuno felt. Acclaimed feltmaker Lizzie Houghton--showcasing her stunning and original designs throughout--guides you through every stage of...

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Crocheted birds  by Vanessa Mooncie

Crocheted birds

Vanessa Mooncie

Book

"Featuring 10 gorgeous projects, all with stunning photographs and detailed charts, Crocheted Birds is a bird lovers delight! This book includes extensive techniques section suitable for all skill levels. The projects include blackbird, wren and robi...

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Mismatch  by Kat Holmes

Mismatch

Kat Holmes

Book

"Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn't work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card. Something...

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Mini hoop embroideries  by Sonia Lyne

Mini hoop embroideries

Sonia Lyne

Book

"Stitch dozens of different embroidery designs in these cute mini embroidery hoops by Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne™. Following the simple instructions, create over 60 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles, using these little hoops as your canvas...

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Barron & Larcher   by Michal Silver

Barron & Larcher

Michal Silver

Book

"During the 1920s and 1930s, Phyllis Barron (1890-1964) and Dorothy Larcher (1882-1952) were at the forefront of a revival in hand block-printing in Britain. As designer-makers they formed a unique partnership, producing innovative textiles and seeing...

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Kimono refashioned

Kimono refashioned

Book

"Kimono Refashioned explores the impact of kimono on the world of fashion from the 1870s to now. Featuring works from the renowned Kyoto Costume Institute, it includes Japanese and Western designs, men's and women's apparel, and both exacting and...

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International floral art 2018-2019.

International floral art 2018-2019.

Book

"The latest edition of the International Floral Art series. Highlights the work of a new generation of floral designers. A valuable resource that explores the latest trends and developments in this field. Contemporary floral design thrills, amazes an...

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Swedish design  by Lasse Brunnström

Swedish design

Lasse Brunnström

Book

"Swedish Design: A History provides a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the development of design in Sweden, from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Leading design historian Lasse Brunnström traces the move from...

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Doll dress boutique  by Erin Hentzel

Doll dress boutique

Erin Hentzel

Book

"Classic A-lines, sleeveless summer dresses, and party frocks―learn to sew eighteen-inch doll dresses for every occasion. This huge collection of over forty miniature dress designs includes twenty-eight complete patterns, plus thirteen bonus looks created...

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Learn to stitch beaded jewelry  by Marla Salezze

Learn to stitch beaded jewelry

Marla Salezze

Book

"In Learn to Stitch Beaded Jewelry, designer and teacher Marla Salezze teaches the basics of the most popular bead stitches in a fun and accessible way. Readers will learn spiral stitch, peyote stitch, ladder stitch, herringbone stitch, netting, square...

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Dior and his decorators  by Maureen Footer

Dior and his decorators

Maureen Footer

Book

"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

Book

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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Weaving within reach  by Anne (Anne B.) Weil

Weaving within reach

Anne (Anne B.) Weil

Book

"From complete beginner to intermediate skilled weaver, these step-by-step photographs will help you create twenty-five household and personal weaving projects."--Provided by publisher.

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Make you own amazing mechanical toys  by Michael Screen

Make you own amazing mechanical toys

Michael Screen

Book

"This practical book is a guide to making five kinetic, mechanical marvels. It combines basic mechanical principles with shaping and fitting components crafted from timbers and manufactured boards. An introduction to basic motion and mechanisms such as...

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Visual guide to art quilting

Visual guide to art quilting

Book

"Start on the path to art quilting success! For anyone inspired to make art quilts, this visual reference will help you gain the practical tools and inspiration you need to translate your ideas to fabric. Get an intro to surface design (including dyeing...

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250 Japanese knitting stitches  by Hitomi Shida

250 Japanese knitting stitches

Hitomi Shida

Book

"Hitomi Shida's previous work, the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible was released by Tuttle in October 2017 and has already been purchased (and tested) by thousands of avid knitters who are thrilled to discover a treasure trove of elegant and intricate ...

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Handywoman  by Kate (Designer) author. Davies

Handywoman

Kate (Designer) author. Davies

Book

"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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Crazy about pom poms  by Sarah J. Green

Crazy about pom poms

Sarah J. Green

Book

"Crafters will love using yarn pom-poms and a variety of other materials to create 11 home décor projects and one cute necklace. Other techniques used include simple crochet, knotting, embroidery, and tassels. Using pom-pom makers in 3 sizes (65, 45,...

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Bettie Page, the lost years  by Tori Rodriguez

Bettie Page, the lost years

Tori Rodriguez

Book

"Since Bettie's death from heart failure in December 2008 at the age of 85, boxes and file folders of Bettie mementoes have been gathering dust in the closets of Bettie's nephew's house. Ron Brem, a musician living in Bakersfield, California, is the only...

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Forge & carve

Forge & carve

Book

"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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Whimsical wool appliqué  by Kim Schaefer

Whimsical wool appliqué

Kim Schaefer

Book

"Cosy up to wool applique with fifty colourful garden blocks to mix and match! Best-selling author Kim Schaefer shares seven easy wool applique projects to teach you embroidery basics or to bring your hand stitching to the next level. Layer luscious ...

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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

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

"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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Guys knit  by Nathan (Writer of knitting books) Taylor

Guys knit

Nathan (Writer of knitting books) T...

Book

"The perception of knitting is still very much that it is a female pursuit. The author wants to show that the ability to create complex and beautiful objects from two sticks and some string is actually incredibly well suited to the traditional 'male-...

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Terrain

Terrain

Book

"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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Tiny stitches  by Irem Yazici

Tiny stitches

Irem Yazici

Book

"Draw attention to that neat coat lapel or jazz up the back pocket of your favourite denim pieces with little embroidered buttons, badges, brooches and more by embroidery fan and Instagram sensation Irem Yazici--A.K.A. @baobap. Irem's collection of m...

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Make ink  by Jason Logan

Make ink

Jason Logan

Book

"The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of...

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100 knits

100 knits

Book

"Page after page of knitting patterns are at your fingertips with 100 Knits, giving you a nearly endless supply of projects you'll be excited to cast on. In this ultimate knitting pattern collection you'll discover: Expansive collection of Interweave's...

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Serious play

Serious play

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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 tentmakers of Cairo  by Self El-Rashidi

The tentmakers of Cairo

Self El-Rashidi

Book

"In the crowded center of Historic Cairo lies a covered market lined with wonderful textiles sewn by hand in brilliant colors and intricate patterns. This is the Street of the Tentmakers, the home of the Egyptian applique art known as khayamiya. The ...

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The art of  the tea towel  by Marnie Fogg

The art of the tea towel

Marnie Fogg

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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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Macramé décor

Macramé décor

Book

"Enjoy learning how to knot and create stunning pieces of macramé with this beautiful book. Macramé Décor introduces fashionable and useful interior décor items created with macramé--a form of textile created using knotting techniques. 'Boho chic style'...

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Weaving  by Katie Treggiden

Weaving

Katie Treggiden

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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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Hand knits for the home and garden  by Alison Dupernex

Hand knits for the home and garden

Alison Dupernex

Book

"Knitting has long been celebrated as a therapeutic and creative experience, which can produce many unique and eye-catching items. In Hand Knits for the Home and Garden, experienced designer Alison Dupernex shares the secrets of how to work with the ...

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Creepy crawly crochet  by Megan Kreiner

Creepy crawly crochet

Megan Kreiner

Book

"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

Willow

Jenny Crisp

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

"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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