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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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Utsuwa  by Kylie Johnson

Utsuwa

Kylie Johnson

Book

A piece must be practical enough to be used every day. It must be crafted at its place of origin, using traditional techniques and materials. And it must be handmade. Japanese craft has long been revered for its quality and beauty, and skilled craftw...

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Quick guide to design thinking  by Ida Engholm

Quick guide to design thinking

Ida Engholm

Book

Design thinking is an increasingly widespread approach. In recent years it has been launched as a method that enables even the most conservative company to adopt agile, innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets and to think outside the box. But what is...

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Resilient stitch  by Claire Wellesley-Smith

Resilient stitch

Claire Wellesley-Smith

Book

Following on from her textile hit, Slow Stitch, author Claire Wellesley-Smith considers the importance of connection and ideas around wellbeing when using textiles for individuals and communities. Practical ideas around 'thinking-throughmaking', usin...

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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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How to make a dress  by Jenny Packham

How to make a dress

Jenny Packham

Book

The stunning memoir from internationally acclaimed designer Jenny Packham, go-to couturier for icons from the Duchess of Cambridge to Dita Von Teese, on the secrets of great style and life behind the catwalk. 'From inspiration to sketch, pattern to fabric,...

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Embroidered cat in my pocket  by Hiroko Kubota

Embroidered cat in my pocket

Hiroko Kubota

Book

Five years ago, Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota's embroidered cat shirts set the internet alight. Hiroko uses a technique that lets you 'paint with thread'. It requires a small needle, single strands of embroidery floss plus lots of shades of...

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Glossy  by Nina-Sophia Miralles

Glossy

Nina-Sophia Miralles

Book

The Story of the World's Greatest Fashion Bible, Vogue magazine. Glossy is a story of more than a magazine. It is a story of passion and power, dizzying fortune and out-of-this-world fashion, of ingenuity and opportunism, frivolity and malice. This is...

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Craftland Japan  by Uwe Röttgen

Craftland Japan

Uwe Röttgen

Book

In Japanese life and culture, there has never been a clear distinction between art, craft and design. Generations of artisans have for centuries forged and refined their crafts, which have become the envy of the modern world. Regions of Japan are renowned...

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The power of knitting  by Loretta Napoleoni

The power of knitting

Loretta Napoleoni

Book

An economist and life-long knitter reveals the hidden power of the purl and stitch mantra - a powerful metaphor for life that empowers, heals and reconnects us to each other and ourselves.

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Tiny toys to crochet  by Sachiyo Ishii

Tiny toys to crochet

Sachiyo Ishii

Book

In this latest book in in the highly successful 20 to Make series, best-selling author Sachiyo Ishii has ventured into the world of crochet and created 20 adorable, amigurumi-style toys and animals. The patterns are both easy and fun to make, and suitable...

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Kawaii charms in polymer clay  by Ruth Thompson

Kawaii charms in polymer clay

Ruth Thompson

Book

Create twenty cute, tiny trinkets from polymer clay. Kawaii is becoming the ultimate buzzword for all things cute and miniature, and in this new Twenty to Make title, Ruth Thompson shows you how to create twenty cute, miniature food-themed charms and...

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Stone & wire jewelry  by Irina Miech

Stone & wire jewelry

Irina Miech

Book

Wirework artist Irina Miech has developed a following for designs that strike balance between timeless and on-trend. In this book, she focuses on natural stones that you can easily purchase or find in your own collection, and guides you through techniques...

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Fat quarter workshop  by Stephanie Soebbing

Fat quarter workshop

Stephanie Soebbing

Book

Turn fat quarters into gorgeous quilts! A great resource for quilters, especially beginners, fat quarters are bundles of colorful, coordinating fabrics so all of the "choosing" is already done for them! Fat Quarter Quilt Club features 12 quilt patterns...

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Fashion thinking  by Fiona Dieffenbacher

Fashion thinking

Fiona Dieffenbacher

Book

An investigation into the creative design process, following a number of award-winning student fashion designers through the development of their final collections. By following ten award-winning student designers through their thought processes in response...

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Amazing Japanese crochet stitches  by Keiko (Knit and crotchet designer Okamoto

Amazing Japanese crochet stitches

Keiko (Knit and crotchet designer O...

Book

From elegant to funky, popular designer Keiko Okamoto presents a wide selection of crochet stitches in this valuable reference. Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches includes versatile stitch patterns that can be used in just about any piece. Whether you...

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Iconic product design  by Wolfgang Joensson

Iconic product design

Wolfgang Joensson

Book

You will undoubtedly recognize quite a few of the products featured in this book—the Coca-Cola bottle, the Wester & Co pocket knife, the Kitchen Aid mixer, the Le Creuset Dutch oven, the Weber grill, the Bic cristal pen, the Rolodex address file, Kikkoman...

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Blackwork embroidery  by Jen Goodwin

Blackwork embroidery

Jen Goodwin

Book

Blackwork has a rich history that has developed over the years into an iconic and sophisticated style of embroidery. This practical book presents a number of ways to approach blackwork embroidery, from forming basic stitches and patterns to developing...

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Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat.  by Martin Tomitsch

Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat.

Martin Tomitsch

Book

Revised edition: 20 additional methods, three new case studies and a new chapter to introduce life-centered design. This book introduces the reader to the changing role of design as a way of thinking and a framework for solving complex problems and a...

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Shikake  by Naohiro Matsumura

Shikake

Naohiro Matsumura

Book

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up meets Nudge in this irresistible design method from Japan. We are living in a time when behavioral change is necessary for our health and survival. Yet we find it exceedingly difficult to transform our own habits,...

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A woman makes a plan  by Maye Musk

A woman makes a plan

Maye Musk

Book

The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of "living dangerously--carefully." Maye Musk at seventy-one is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and...

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The world of Federico Forquet  by Hamish Bowles

The world of Federico Forquet

Hamish Bowles

Book

A sweeping survey of the work of celebrated bon vivant Federico Forquet--whose decades-long career has embraced couture fashion, graceful interiors, and imaginative gardens, reflecting the best of Italian style and elegance.

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Lettering to the max  by Ivan Castro

Lettering to the max

Ivan Castro

Book

When it comes to communicating a written message, the form of the letters used is of vital importance. At times, the fonts on our computer are not enough, which is why it is time to get drawing letters! In this book you will learn the basics of lettering,...

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Mandy's magical Christmas  by Mandy Shaw

Mandy's magical Christmas

Mandy Shaw

Book

Nobody does a handmade Christmas like Mandy Shaw! Learn how to decorate your home with unique and personal touches with this gorgeous collection of sewing patterns from the Queen of Christmas Craft. Featuring Mandy's signature Redwork designs and cut...

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Cloth doll faces  by Ray Slater

Cloth doll faces

Ray Slater

Book

Discover techniques and ideas to create cloth faces filled with personality in this book by leading international dollmaker and textile artist, Ray Slater. Brimming with ideas and practical advice, this is an invaluable guide for cloth doll-makers ev...

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Expressive stitches  by Jan Dowson

Expressive stitches

Jan Dowson

Book

Whether it's a landscape, a garden, an animal or a powerful memory of a place or object, Jan shows you how she develops them all into beautifully stitched representations that exude awe-inspiring detail, colour and expression. Jan begins the creative...

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The art of punch needle embroidery  by Marie Suarez

The art of punch needle embroidery

Marie Suarez

Book

Create stunning embroidered' designs with yarns, threads, fabric and more without needing to learn dozens of stitches! Punch needle embroidery is similar to rug hooking, and involves punching threads into fabric using a tool to form raised, decorative...

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Endless egging  by Jennifer E. Kwong

Endless egging

Jennifer E. Kwong

Book

Create your own original egg designs! This egger's resource contains hundreds of ingredients to mix and match. It was written for the egg artist who: seeks inspiration to build their own designs; would like to expand their knowledge and understanding...

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The art of paint marbling  by Rene Eisenbart

The art of paint marbling

Rene Eisenbart

Book

Paint marbling is a contemporary technique with a long history. What started hundreds of years ago as the Japanese ink-based art of suminagashi has evolved into a fun, modern art form that's popular on YouTube and has been hailed as a trend by The New...

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The healing power of flowers  by Clare Bowen

The healing power of flowers

Clare Bowen

Book

Live life in full bloom. This beautiful book features your favourite flowers grouped by their purpose - for love, for joy, for luck, for calm, to console, and to celebrate. Discover their traditional meanings, holistic benefits, and when flowers are in...

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Dinosaurs, mammoths and more prehistoric amigurumi.

Dinosaurs, mammoths and more prehistoric amigurumi.

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Turn back time for a walk with daring dinosaurs, marvelous mammoths, crafty cave people and many more. Dodo Dominique can tell you all the ancient gossip; Brad the Brachiosaurus wants to open a turtleneck sweater shop; and Paula Parasaurolophus doesn't...

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Intricate wire  by Debbie Benninger

Intricate wire

Debbie Benninger

Book

Intricate Wire is ideal for intermediate wireworkers who are hungry for knowledge and new techniques. Includes 18 projects demonstrating various techniques for jewelry construction, such as wire weaving, bezel-forming, and fusing. Pieces showcase crystals...

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Crochet ragdolls  by Sascha Blase-van Wagtendonk

Crochet ragdolls

Sascha Blase-van Wagtendonk

Book

These crochet ragdolls are specially designed to be huggable lovies for the little ones or loyal playmates for slightly older children. Many of the animals have patterns for both a large "mom or dad" version and a baby version, including the monkey, frog,...

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Amigurumi style crochet  by Cara Medus

Amigurumi style crochet

Cara Medus

Book

Crochet Betty, an amigurumi-style doll, with patterns for her fifties outfits ranging from shopping to movie-going. There’s a detailed explanation of how to make the basic doll Betty, and also her cute cat Bert. Each section has patterns for a selection...

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Amigurumi monsters. 2

Amigurumi monsters. 2

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Do you wonder what might be hiding in your yarn stash, making it bigger every day? Come closer, carefully lift the balls on top and you might just get a glimpse of the yarn monsters dwelling underneath the threads! They come in every shape and color,...

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Animal friends of Pica Pau. 2  by Yan Schenkel

Animal friends of Pica Pau. 2

Yan Schenkel

Book

Welcome to the wildly imaginative world of Pica Pau! Get together with the creative zebra, the thoughtful lion, the witty anteater, the flamboyant elephant, and many more: there’s room for everyone at Yan’s craft table! Toy maker, character designer,...

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Easy ikebana  by Shinichi Nagatsuka

Easy ikebana

Shinichi Nagatsuka

Book

You don't need exotic flowers or expensive vases to create a stunning floral arrangement. Even a single flower from your garden or local market, combined with a simple container that matches its size and shape, will result in a uniquely beautiful addition...

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Product design styling  by Peter Dabbs

Product design styling

Peter Dabbs

Book

In this, the first product design book devoted purely to styling, Peter Dabbs helps students and professionals to understand how to style their own consumer-focused products. Providing a clear and simple breakdown of the stages in the styling process,...

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Ikat  by Mary Zicafoose

Ikat

Mary Zicafoose

Book

This book is your introduction to the fundamentals of a resurging trend in woven cloth: ikat. Award-winning weaver and instructor Mary Zicafoose has spent more than 30 years exploring the possibilities of ikat and now shares her wealth of knowledge with...

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Modern faux flower projects  by Stevie Storck

Modern faux flower projects

Stevie Storck

Book

With today's faux florals becoming more realistic than ever, learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements, wreaths, garlands, wall hangings, tabletop centerpieces, and other innovative projects using that fresh flowers can't accomplish. Arranged...

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Crochet little heroes  by Orsi Farkasvölgyi

Crochet little heroes

Orsi Farkasvölgyi

Book

Using the Japanese art of amigurumi, learn how to crochet 20 cute heroes and heroines! Not only will they become beloved keepsakes, they will also celebrate the lives of icons such as Jane Austen, Frida Khalo, Amelia Earhart, Pablo Picasso, Beyonce, and...

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Sew unicorns, dragons & mermaids, what fun!  by Annabel Wrigley

Sew unicorns, dragons & mermaids, what fun!

Annabel Wrigley

Book

Mermaids, dragons, and unicorns in 14 different variations-a mermaid doll, a dragon pillow, a unicorn blanket! Some of the projects are super easy and some take a bit more skill-but there are rainbow icons to indicate skill level.

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Amigurumi crochet farm & forest animals  by Kristen Rask

Amigurumi crochet farm & forest animals

Kristen Rask

Book

Amigurumi Crochet is an approachable and easy-to-follow guide to crocheting your own adorable stuffed yarn creatures! Learn how to make 26 different animal amigurumi patterns. Crochet your own gang of animal pals! With easy-to-follow instructions for...

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Papier-mâché  by Sarah Hand

Papier-mâché

Sarah Hand

Book

Your favorite childhood craft is back in a big way! With Art Makers: Papier mâché, you can learn to craft and create using papier mâché--a fun, easy, and hands-on hobby that both kids and adults will love.

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Crocheted home  by Kate (Crocheter) Eastwood

Crocheted home

Kate (Crocheter) Eastwood

Book

Create something beautiful for every room in the house with these 35 inspiring crochet patterns. With easy-to-follow patterns and unique designs from Kate Eastwood, you'll find something cosy, stylish or practical to have in your home all year round or...

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Creative stitches for contemporary embroidery  by Sharon Boggon

Creative stitches for contemporary embroidery

Sharon Boggon

Book

This reference guide includes step-by-step photos for making 120 hand-embroidery stitches, and inspiring photos with ideas for changing and combining the stitches to create new patterns for contemporary surface embroidery projects.

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Diana  by Dan Jones

Diana

Dan Jones

Book

When Diana Spencer -- the young, shy, doe-eyed British noble -- became engaged to Prince Charles, she was thrust into the spotlight overnight. Navigating fandom previously unknown in the pre-social media age, Diana emerged not only as 'the queen of p...

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Maker.Wild  by Mike Warren

Maker.Wild

Mike Warren

Book

There's nothing like exploring the great outdoors. Getting out and appreciating nature can be as simple as spending time in your own back garden or local park, or as adventurous as hiking up a mountain or through a forest. However and wherever you choose...

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Romantic crochet  by Emma Escott

Romantic crochet

Emma Escott

Book

Emma has designed a series of projects in her romantic style featuring ruffles, flowers, beautiful stitch patterns, in her signature soft, neutral color palette. Whether you are creating for yourself or looking for a gift to make for someone else, th...

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Design  by Alexandra Black

Design

Alexandra Black

Book

Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and browse through the beautiful image catalogues of everything from glassware to posters and typography to chairs. Arranged chronologically, from 1850...

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Texture  by Erika Knight

Texture

Erika Knight

Book

Texture explores Erika Knight's personal journey through the landscape of knitted fabrics as she examines the different habitats that have inspired her designs throughout her career. Broken down into countryside, city and coast, the core of this book...

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The real Coco Chanel  by Rose Sgueglia

The real Coco Chanel

Rose Sgueglia

Book

Coco Chanel lived her own life as a romantic heroine. Fuelled by 19th century literature, she built a life which was partly myth and, partly, factual. She was the fashion designer everyone admired. The business woman whose fortune was impossible to track....

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Adorable knitted animals  by Hiroko Ibuki

Adorable knitted animals

Hiroko Ibuki

Book

Sweet and soft animal friends made with popular Japanese knitting techniques. This collection of 25 cuddly toy animals includes everything from favorite pets to zoo animals. Made with soft materials and adorable expressions, these sweet companions make...

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Anita Catita's sewn toy treasures  by Sandra Reis

Anita Catita's sewn toy treasures

Sandra Reis

Book

Step into the world of Anita Catita and prepare to be charmed by the array of beautiful toy patterns to sew. Choose from gorgeous dolls, including rag dolls, ballerinas, pirates, kokeshi and fairies, and adorable animals including cats, rabbits, duck...

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Fast-fold hexie quilting  by Mary M. Hogan

Fast-fold hexie quilting

Mary M. Hogan

Book

You asked, we listened! Newly expanded with tons of new quilt projects - from baby quilts, tote bags, and a holiday tree skirt to table toppers, full-size quilts, wall hangings, and more - create an array of hexagons with less cutting in less time with...

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Antique trader antiques & collectibles 2019 price guide

Antique trader antiques & collectibles 2019 price guide

Book

As the best-selling annual price guide in North America, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles is the finest source for information you'll find. Filled with expert advice, market and collecting trends, historical information, values and approximately...

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The calligraphy ideas book  by Lyndsey Gribble

The calligraphy ideas book

Lyndsey Gribble

Book

Packed with fresh ideas for calligraphy techniques, styles and subjects, this book is a visual feast of inspiration for all abilities, whether you're new to calligraphy or looking to reinvigorate your practice. Boost your creativity with the help of more...

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Sewing scrap blocks with character  by Olesya Lebedenko

Sewing scrap blocks with character

Olesya Lebedenko

Book

The author provides step-by-step illustrated instructions to make a variety of quilt blocks out of fabric scraps. Stitching and quilting techniques are covered, as well as advice on choosing materials and tools.

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Marbling  by Freya Scott

Marbling

Freya Scott

Book

Throughout marbling's long history, people have been captivated by both its apparent simplicity and its extraordinary complexity. Get to know and enjoy marbling's beauty in this guide from paper artist Freya Scott, whose enthusiasm for the craft is h...

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Hoop embroidery  by Rosemary Drysdale

Hoop embroidery

Rosemary Drysdale

Book

This book is ideal for any cross stitchers looking to expand their stitching repertoire and try actual embroidery design. You’ll find lots of familiar stitches here, from French knots, to backstitch, to satin stitch, and each project has been designed...

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Punch needle  by Sara Moore

Punch needle

Sara Moore

Book

With 25 quick and easy punch needle designs, this book is great way to learn the craft or challenge yourself with a new design idea. This title introduces you to the basics of the craft, including the materials you need, marking your fabric, and the ...

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Craft your own happy  by Becci Mai Ford

Craft your own happy

Becci Mai Ford

Book

Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you need a bit of self-care and relaxation time.

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Colourful fun embroidery  by Clare Albans

Colourful fun embroidery

Clare Albans

Book

Take time out to be creative and de-stress with these colourful, fun embroidery projects from Hello! Hooray! Ranging from things you could complete in an afternoon to others that you can take your time over, enjoy every step of the making process as you...

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Alcohol ink  by Desirée Delâge

Alcohol ink

Desirée Delâge

Book

The ultimate beginner's guide to fluid painting with alcohol ink, the breakout trend in art techniques. Alcohol inks have exploded onto the art scene with the rise of fluid art techniques such as paint pouring. These accessible inks can be used to cr...

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Crochet iconic women  by Carla Mitrani

Crochet iconic women

Carla Mitrani

Book

Crochet 15 iconic women who changed the world with this collection of amigurumi crochet patterns. Learn more about each of the characters featured in this collection and make unique gifts to inspire and delight all generations.

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Animal embroidery workbook  by Jessica ( Embroiderer) Long

Animal embroidery workbook

Jessica ( Embroiderer) Long

Book

This collection of embroidery patterns ranges in skill level from simple to more advanced, so there's something for everyone to try! With 208 pages and over 300 color photos and illustrations, this gorgeous book on embroidering will inspire you and expand...

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HRH  by Elizabeth Holmes

HRH

Elizabeth Holmes

Book

Veteran fashion journalist Elizabeth Holmes expands her popular Instagram Stories series, "So Many Thoughts," into a nuanced look at the style, branding, and positioning of the four most influential contemporary British Royals: Queen Elizabeth II; Di...

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The book of Boro  by Susan Briscoe

The book of Boro

Susan Briscoe

Book

A collection of boro-inspired projects and techniques which celebrates this traditional Japanese textile and its relevance to the modern sewer and quilter. Learn about the history of boro and how it is being revived for a new audience using contempor...

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Flower school  by Calvert Crary

Flower school

Calvert Crary

Book

From Executive Director and professor Calvert Crary and the master florists at FlowerSchool NY comes this gorgeous, inspiring, how-to handbook for the novice and expert alike. Flower School demystifies the art of flower arranging, offering insider tips...

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A practical guide to sustainable fashion  by Alison Gwilt

A practical guide to sustainable fashion

Alison Gwilt

Book

Uses innovative examples of best practice from international designers and brands to follow the life cycle of a fashion garment and show how the environmental impact can be lessened. The sustainable practice techniques covered include : low-impact t...

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Blue & white embroidery  by Kozue Yazawa

Blue & white embroidery

Kozue Yazawa

Book

Simple stitches, elegant and quirky motifs & a classic colour scheme combine to create 30 fun embroidery projects for all skill levels! Calming blues from a day at the beach, the soft white tones of clouds and seashells - we never tire of pairing shades...

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Doodle stitching embroidery art  by Aimee Ray

Doodle stitching embroidery art

Aimee Ray

Book

Use floss like a boss! Hand stitching ideas for thread artists. Create hand embroidered art with best-selling author Aimee Ray. Mix and match motifs and personalize wall art with lettering and numbers.

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Butterfly stitches  by Catherine Redford

Butterfly stitches

Catherine Redford

Book

Beautify with butterflies! Appliqué and embroidery designs for nature lovers with international teacher Catherine Redford. Customize designs for 36 unique looks to add to your next sampler quilt, pillow, or small project.

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Stunning 3-D quilts simplified  by Ruth Ann Berry

Stunning 3-D quilts simplified

Ruth Ann Berry

Book

A dozen three-dimensional quilt projects, all made with 60-degree triangles cut from strips.

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Korean patchwork quilting  by Yangsook Choi

Korean patchwork quilting

Yangsook Choi

Book

A book that will make you see and savor fabric in a whole new way. From its origins as wrapping cloths made from scraps of fabric to its place in contemporary textile art, Bojagi, the traditional art of Korean patchwork, is a wonderfully versatile mode...

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150 favorite crochet motifs from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio  by Yoko Hatta

150 favorite crochet motifs from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio

Yoko Hatta

Book

A first-of-its-kind Japanese crochet stitch dictionary! For the first time in English, popular knitwear designer Yoko Hatta shows you creative ways to use a little leftover yarn and your own sense of design. You'll find round, square, triangle, polygon...

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How to quit fast fashion  by Emma (Founder of Socko) Mathews

How to quit fast fashion

Emma (Founder of Socko) Mathews

Book

The fashion industry produces more carbon emissions than international flights and maritime shipping combined, and is the second-largest consumer of the world's water supply - despite this, 85% of all textiles end up in the dump each year. If you are...

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Inspiring fashion  by Lydia Bacrie

Inspiring fashion

Lydia Bacrie

Book

The Première Vision group has been a source of inspiration for fashion professionals around the world for over for 45 years, constantly inspiring and making sense of the latest trends. Its international trade fairs have become events for all industry...

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Leathercraft  by Nigel Armitage

Leathercraft

Nigel Armitage

Book

The guide for leathercrafters who want a clearly traditional focus, who believe quality matters, and who want to learn traditional techniques to use in modern ways.

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The world according to Coco  by Coco Chanel

The world according to Coco

Coco Chanel

Book

French couturiere Coco Chanel has achieved legendary status across the world and continues to captivate young generations of fashion fans who eagerly collect and share her quotes, creations and insights. A close friend of some of the leading wits and...

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A beginner's guide to paper wildflowers  by Emiko Yamamoto

A beginner's guide to paper wildflowers

Emiko Yamamoto

Book

Create dozens of beautiful paper wildflowers that look just like the real thing! In this book, paper artist Emiko Yamamoto presents her secrets for making realistic blossoms, leaves and stems from inexpensive colored paper sheets. Her flexible cut, curl...

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Simply stitched with embroidery  by Yumiko Higuchi

Simply stitched with embroidery

Yumiko Higuchi

Book

"Introducing beloved Japanese embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi's newest collection of motifs, showcased on a variety of purses, wallets, and bags. Inside, you'll find an assortment of the simple, folk-inspired floral and animal designs stitched in Yu...

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Knitting the galaxy  by Tanis Gray

Knitting the galaxy

Tanis Gray

Book

The ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. It includes patterns for toys, apparel, and home decor inspired by your favorite...

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Crochet step by step  by Sally Harding

Crochet step by step

Sally Harding

Book

Your essential crochet reference for stitches, techniques, and yarns. Follow clear step-by-step photographs and instructions for over 100 key techniques and stitches. Experiment with different yarns and colour combinations for impressive results. Learn...

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The handmade Charlotte playbook  by Rachel Faucett

The handmade Charlotte playbook

Rachel Faucett

Book

A magical treasure chest of fun-filled family activities with over 100 projects to do together throughout the year. From scrumptious holiday treats and mantle-worthy craft projects to delightful games, The Handmade Charlotte Playbook is a must-have r...

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Freestyle embroidery on wool  by Karin Derland

Freestyle embroidery on wool

Karin Derland

Book

In Freestyle Embroidery on Wool you will learn how to kickstart your creativity and become confident at making your own colourful and expressive designs using applique and embroidery on felted wool fabric. Using her own detailed and imaginative embroidery...

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Operation sock drawer  by author Knitmore Girls (Firm)

Operation sock drawer

author Knitmore Girls (Firm)

Book

Your Mission: Knit a Drawer of Beautiful Socks! Inspired by the gorgeous sock drawers of Susan B. Anderson, Jasmine and Gigi of The Knitmore Girls podcast started the hashtag #operationsockdrawer in an effort to knit a collection of socks just as photo...

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Cross-stitch for the soul  by Emma Congdon

Cross-stitch for the soul

Emma Congdon

Book

Congdon provide a collection cross stitch patterns with inspirational and motivational quotes. Whether used for gifts or your home, these designs will provide something special for days when you need a boost both as you work on them, and when finishe...

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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 increa...

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Gabrielle Chanel  by Claude Arnaud

Gabrielle Chanel

Claude Arnaud

Book

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel is an icon of fashion, and can lay claim to having invented the look of the 20th century. At the height of the Belle Epoque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits and sent...

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Chic & simple chunky knits  by Eriko Teranishi

Chic & simple chunky knits

Eriko Teranishi

Book

Chunky yarnworking is a fun and trendy way to make simple accessories for yourself and your space. This book shows you how to make headwear, neckwear, bags, blankets and more, inluding projects for arm knitting as well as for large needles and hooks....

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Sacred knots  by Lise Silva Gomes

Sacred knots

Lise Silva Gomes

Book

An accessible, illustrated guide to basic knots as well as well as more complicated, larger projects. This book also teaches readers use knot tying as meditation, a way to manifest intentions, and as a creative practice.

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Norah Gaughan's twisted stitch sourcebook  by Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan's twisted stitch sourcebook

Norah Gaughan

Book

Providing 15 garment patterns, a guide to making hand-knitted gifts and wearables using the simple and versatile twisted stitch explains how to create more than 125 stitch patterns that can be adapted and customized for personalized effects.

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The colorwork bible  by Jesie Ostermiller

The colorwork bible

Jesie Ostermiller

Book

Master beginner and advance colorwork knitting techniques in Interweave's most comprehensive colorwork guide to-date. With chapters outlining more than a half dozen colorwork knitting techniques, The Colorwork Bible is your updated exploration of bot...

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Sewing animal dolls  by Tina O'Rourke

Sewing animal dolls

Tina O'Rourke

Book

Learn how to make Daisy Dog, her best friends Rosie Rabbit, the twins Betty and Ben Bear and Daisy's beret wearing puppy Mimi. Each character has their own complete wardrobe for all of their adventures together, from playing dress up to long summer p...

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Japanese wonder knitting

Japanese wonder knitting

Book

Japanese Wonder Knitting offers the perfect foray into the techniques and application of Japanese-style knitting. This book is giving step-by-step lessons in executing classic stitches the Japanese way. Japanese Wonder Knitting introduces needleworkers...

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Romantic flowers in cross stitch  by Suzana Lima

Romantic flowers in cross stitch

Suzana Lima

Book

In this book readers will find a superb range of floral designs to apply to a variety of cross stitch projects, such as bedding, lampshades, cushions, curtains, towels, and more. The styles on these beautiful and timeless pieces range from shabby chic...

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The art of tapestry weaving  by Rebecca Mezoff

The art of tapestry weaving

Rebecca Mezoff

Book

Rebecca Mezoff shares her techniques in this in-depth guide to every aspect of the process, from developing a color palette to selecting yarn, warping the loom, and weaving the image.

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52 random weekend projects  by Grant Thompson

52 random weekend projects

Grant Thompson

Book

From one of the most popular project channels on YouTube comes a how-to book on building things that go boom. Grant Thompson, "The King of Random," has created one of the most popular project channels on YouTube, featuring awesome videos such as How to...

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1000 Japanese knitting & crochet stitches

1000 Japanese knitting & crochet stitches

Book

The ultimate Japanese knitting and crochet stitch bible-now available for English-speaking crafters! 1000 Japanese Knitting & Crochet Stitches is a treasure trove of needlecraft patterns and motifs for knitters and crocheters seeking to better understand...

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Crochet hacking  by Emma Friedlander-Collins

Crochet hacking

Emma Friedlander-Collins

Book

Crochet new life into unloved, unworn clothes with sustainable fashion hacks! From jazzing up tired faves to completely transforming clothes with crochet, this book will make you look at your wardrobe in a whole new light. Emma Friedlander-Collins takes...

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