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Embroidered lettering  by Debra Valencia

Embroidered lettering

Debra Valencia

Book

Contains information on how to create 25 modern embroidery projects. Also includes information on tools and materials and a stitch guide.

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Knitted animal socks and hats  by Fiona Goble

Knitted animal socks and hats

Fiona Goble

Book

Cover your head and feet in animal fun with these 35 knitting patterns, including hats for all ages, and simple stretchy socks for everyone from babies to adults. Combine your love of knitting with your love of animals and make these stylish accesso...

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Iris Apfel  by Iris Barrel Apfel

Iris Apfel

Iris Barrel Apfel

Book

"A unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style, infused with the singular candor, wit, and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been...

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Free-motion quilting from ordinary to extraordinary  by Jenny K. Lyon

Free-motion quilting from ordinary to extraordinary

Jenny K. Lyon

Book

Find the courage to take on any free-motion quilting project in twenty-one days! Move beyond the basics with an easy, three-step process to move you from ordinary and extraordinary quilting. Learn how your choice of thread, fabric, and batting can improve...

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Knitting wild  by Theressa Silver

Knitting wild

Theressa Silver

Book

Knitting, Nature, and the Resistance! When the Trump administration put Ryan Zinke, an oil industry insider, in charge of the Dept. of the Interior, Theressa Silver responded by writing a book of knitting patterns that celebrate the diverse beauty of...

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Lettering with love  by Sue Hiepler

Lettering with love

Sue Hiepler

Book

Learn the art of drawing beautiful letters, adorned with watercolour paint. This exquisite book by the founders of the studio May & Berry shows you how to create beautiful messages through the combination of hand lettering and watercolour. Broken down...

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Mandala stones  by Natasha Alexander

Mandala stones

Natasha Alexander

Book

50 inspirational and calming designs to paint on stones. Discover the meditative power of the mandala. In this book there is a collection of 50 unique designs, including mesmerising geometric patterns, calming nature-inspired motifs and spiritual symbols....

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Quilting on the move  by Alistair (Fashion designer) Macdonald

Quilting on the move

Alistair (Fashion designer) Macdona...

Book

English paper piecing is a popular and easy method of creating handsewn patchwork designs. Fabric is cut and folded over a paper template and shapes are stitched together by hand, making it ideal for sewing when you’re out and about, travelling, or s...

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Modern memory quilts  by Suzanne Paquette

Modern memory quilts

Suzanne Paquette

Book

Learn to incorporate bits of treasured clothing into heirloom quilts without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. Weave memories together forever with 12 quilt projects that are as meaningful as they are stylish! Suzanne Paquette shares the emotional, ...

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Sew emoji  by Gailen Runge

Sew emoji

Gailen Runge

Book

Everyone loves emojis! Make this darling bedroom set for your favorite kid, young adult, or anyone young at heart! Combine thirty-five popular emojis to create four projects―a twin-size quilt, throw pillows, a pillowcase, and a bolster. Then mix and ...

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Embroidered treasures  by Annette Collinge

Embroidered treasures

Annette Collinge

Book

This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full along with detail images that show off the stunning...

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Get knooking  by Laura Strutt

Get knooking

Laura Strutt

Book

A great introduction to the new trend in yarn craft, Get Knooking is perfect for beginners, as well as crocheters who want to expand their skills. You'll have fun with this innovative method for knitting using a specially adapted crochet hook, and will...

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The seasons in silk ribbon embroidery  by Tatiana Popová

The seasons in silk ribbon embroidery

Tatiana Popová

Book

Silk ribbon embroidery enthusiasts all over the world have been discovering the work of renowned Ukrainian embroiderer, Tatiana Popova. Here she teaches all the essential techniques and stitches you need, including traditional ribbonwork and thread e...

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Bead embroidery Chinese style  by Han Yu

Bead embroidery Chinese style

Han Yu

Book

A delicate craft that has been handed down for thousands of years, bead embroidery was popular among the aristocrats in China's imperial courts and is an important part of modern haute couture, wedding dresses, and other accessories. A step-by-step guide...

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Freestyle embroidered mandalas  by Hazel Blomkamp

Freestyle embroidered mandalas

Hazel Blomkamp

Book

In this unique book, master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di van Niekerk have come together with fine artist Monique Day-Wilde to create a collection of luminous designs inspired by the beauty and mysticism of mandalas. Using Monique’s original man...

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Knitting for little sweethearts  by Hanne Andreassen Hjelmås

Knitting for little sweethearts

Hanne Andreassen Hjelmås

Book

Thrill to these 60 patterns for adorable knitted clothing designs from KlompeLOMPE. Designed by friends Hanne and Torunn, mothers from Norway, this blog and webshop's patterns have quickly stormed the world. Brimming with nature-inspired and sweetly ...

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FreeSpirit block party

FreeSpirit block party

Book

Modern quilting meets traditional thanks to FreeSpirit designers. Tula Pink, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Kathy Doughty, and more rose to the occasion when presented with the challenge to put a modern spin on classic ...

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Delicate crochet  by Sharon Hernes Silverman

Delicate crochet

Sharon Hernes Silverman

Book

"Light, airy pieces crocheted in fine yarns show off the beauty of your crochet stitches and are a dream to wear! The shawls, cardigans, tops, and other designs in this collection are light as a feather, super soft, and made to drape beautifully across...

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The Thonet brand  by Lilo Schäfer

The Thonet brand

Lilo Schäfer

Book

Thonet was founded in 1819 and has since become a furniture manufacturer with the highest standards of design and quality. Worldwide, the name is associated with famous design classics of our time. The graphic design behind the Thonet brand is explored...

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Yves Saint Laurent  by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Book

The Orient has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for painters, sculptors and, of course, couturiers. Yves Saint-Laurent was no exception. He proposed both a literal and imaginary vision of Asia, based on a thorough knowledge of its h...

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Akira Isogawa  by Georgina Safe

Akira Isogawa

Georgina Safe

Book

Akira Isogawa delves into the creative world of one of Australia's best known and most loved designers. Beautifully illustrated and with more than 50 garments, it explores the background, inspirations, impulses and cultural references that have contributed...

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The no-kill garden  by Nikki Van De Car

The no-kill garden

Nikki Van De Car

Book

The handcrafted plants offered in this beguiling volume provide the sense of being surrounded by green, luscious plant life, without having to worry about that pesky watering. The No Kill Garden offers a wide variety of plants, from mushrooms and flowers...

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Beginner's guide to colourwork knitting  by Ella Austin

Beginner's guide to colourwork knitting

Ella Austin

Book

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

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More beautiful embroidered blankets.

More beautiful embroidered blankets.

Book

This colourful and vibrant collection brings you nine all-new projects, featuring teddies, baby elephants, a beaded blackberry wreath and a bouquet of pastel blossoms.

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Polymer clay for beginners  by Emily Chen

Polymer clay for beginners

Emily Chen

Book

Polymer Clay for Beginners introduces artists, art hobbyists, and polymer clay enthusiasts to this versatile, accessible medium. Because polymer clay does not require the use of a kiln and needs only baking in the oven, it is an easy, approachable art...

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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...

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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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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...

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Mary Thomas's dictionary of embroidery stitches  by Mary Thomas

Mary Thomas's dictionary of embroidery stitches

Mary Thomas

Book

"This classic reference book has achieved near-legendary status since it was first published, owing to its clear instructions and huge library of stitches. It includes full illustrated instructions for over 400 embroidery stitches, ranging from simple...

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Design for children  by Kimberlie Birks

Design for children

Kimberlie Birks

Book

A comprehensive, genre-defining survey of children's product and furniture design from Bauhaus to today. 'Design for Children' is a must-have book for all style-conscious and design-savvy readers, documents the evolution of design for babies, toddlers,...

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Blooms

Blooms

Book

A glorious survey of work by more than 70 contemporary floral designers who are extending the boundaries of their art Blooms celebrates the explosive impact that floral designers from the last decade have had on a previously underappreciated art form....

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Cast on, bind off  by Cap Sease

Cast on, bind off

Cap Sease

Book

Presents step-by-step instructions for a variety of "cast on" and "bind off" knitting techniques, including the double-needle, slipknot, and stem-stitch.

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One-block wonders encore!  by Maxine Rosenthal

One-block wonders encore!

Maxine Rosenthal

Book

A follow-up to One-Block Wonders, these quilts incorporate more fabrics New content includes the much-anticipated instructions for making hollow cubes and instructions for letting the design elements fall into the border. Includes instructions for 6 ...

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Mini knitted cosmos  by Sachiyo Ishii

Mini knitted cosmos

Sachiyo Ishii

Book

More than 40 fantastic, quick and easy cosmic knitting projects to make. Take your knitting to infinity and beyond and create an entire universe of cute and quirky cosmic toys. Bestselling author Sachiyo Ishii offers 40 adorable projects including as...

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Folk embroidered felt birds  by Corinne Lapierre

Folk embroidered felt birds

Corinne Lapierre

Book

Popular author Corinne Lapierre creates a charming range of 20 exquisite folk embroidered felt birds, including a swan, a hen, a goose, a partridge, an owl, a dove, a peacock and a flamingo. Beautifully made in lovely, soft colours, the birds are filled...

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The quilter's negative space handbook  by Sylvia Schaefer

The quilter's negative space handbook

Sylvia Schaefer

Book

Break down the process of modern quilt design with a scientific approach to design principles. Applying the concept of negative space in 8 key ways, you'll start with traditional blocks or quilts and transform them into modern masterpieces, step-by-step....

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DIY for dog lovers  by Kat Roberts

DIY for dog lovers

Kat Roberts

Book

Bow-wow-WOW! Get your DIY on with these 36 fun dog-themed projects for you and your pet. From a cute Pomeranian mug to a bone-shaped welcome mat, this companion to Crafting for Cat Ladies features 36 charming projects for dog lovers and their four-le...

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Amigurumi sweets  by Miyuki Ichikawa

Amigurumi sweets

Miyuki Ichikawa

Book

Delectable dessert patterns to satisfy any sweet tooth. Crochet a variety of sweet things, including key chains, pouches, bag mascots, and more!

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Norwegian knitting designs

Norwegian knitting designs

Book

"Hand knitting allows the designer an unbounded freedom to create a completely personal expression of their art through the use of colour, embellishments, structure and styling, using only knitting needles and skeins of yarn. In this beautiful book, ...

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Curls 3  by Hunter Hammersen

Curls 3

Hunter Hammersen

Book

Do you love shawls but find them hard to wear? Struggle to get gauge? Have a stash full of special, single skeins? Then Curls are just what you've been looking for! Each of these 11 new patterns creates a delightfully curved shape that drapes beautif...

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Crafted  by Sally Coulthard

Crafted

Sally Coulthard

Book

Crafted is a celebration of craft in the 21st century - a definitive visual guide to all things handmade. Featuring over 73 of the most popular and well-established crafts, Sally Coulthard explores their history, materials and techniques as she offers...

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Global perspectives on sustainable fashion

Global perspectives on sustainable fashion

Book

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion showcases the global fashion industry's efforts to reduce the negative impacts associated with fashion production and consumption. Illustrated throughout with infographics, photographs and diagrams of creative...

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Seamless knit sweaters in 2 weeks  by Marie (Marie E.) Greene

Seamless knit sweaters in 2 weeks

Marie (Marie E.) Greene

Book

Marie Greene's seamless, top-down patterns bust the myth that sweaters take six months or more to make. She's created 20 new patterns to get readers wearing their own high-quality knits in only two weeks. Each sweater features just the right amount of...

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Patches of scraps  by Edyta Sitar

Patches of scraps

Edyta Sitar

Book

"Packed with breathtaking scrap quilts--each featuring myriad fabrics--you'll discover two inspiring ways to enjoy them. First, the antiques: view photos of 22 gorgeous scrap quilts from yesteryear, most shared from Edyta's private collection. Rich p...

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Guide to creative handlettering  by Fiona Graham-Flynn

Guide to creative handlettering

Fiona Graham-Flynn

Book

Learn how to use handlettering to create 20 beautiful works of art with this easy step-by-step guide. Calligraphy and handlettering have never been more popular, and this useful reference guide will teach you everything you need to know. Get started with...

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Crocheted wreaths & garlands  by Kate Eastwood

Crocheted wreaths & garlands

Kate Eastwood

Book

Do you love fresh flowers, but hate the way they fade after a few days? Are you looking for wreaths that aren't just for Christmas? Maybe you feel that bunting should be for every day, not just parties? You're in luck - Kate Eastwood has designed 35 ...

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Dressing Barbie  by Carol Spencer

Dressing Barbie

Carol Spencer

Book

If you've ever had a Barbie doll, or you know someone who did, chances are that Barbie was dressed in one of the thousands of designs created by Carol Spencer during her unparalleled reign as a Barbie fashion designer spanning more than thirty-five y...

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The paper florist  by Suzi McLaughlin

The paper florist

Suzi McLaughlin

Book

Paper flowers are not only beautiful, but also incredibly versatile. They can be used to create everything from simple home decorations and gorgeous gifts to unique centrepieces and decorative one-off bouquets, all made from the most basic and inexpe...

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From A to Eames  by Lauren Whybrow

From A to Eames

Lauren Whybrow

Book

This sophisticated A to Z picture book for adults is an illustrated journey through midcentury modern design, perfect for any reader with a keen eye for style. With eighty tales of design, laid out in a fun and easy-to-read A to Z format, design lovers...

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Loop-d-loop crochet  by Teva Durham

Loop-d-loop crochet

Teva Durham

Book

"In Loop-d-Loop Crochet, Durham presents more than 25 designs that are as up-to-the-minute, style-wise, as they are thoroughly steeped in crochet stitchwork tradition. Each of the projects, which range from purses, skirts, shawls, and sweaters for the...

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A tree in the house  by Annabelle Hickson

A tree in the house

Annabelle Hickson

Book

A Tree in the House is part guide for the aspiring home florist, and part celebration of rural life in sync with nature. Annabelle Hickson provides stunning ideas and instructions for flower installations and arrangements, covering beautiful, seasona...

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Simple quilts for the modern home  by Stephanie Soebbing

Simple quilts for the modern home

Stephanie Soebbing

Book

"At last, a book that teaches beginner quilters simple techniques to create successful quilts that reflect today's tastes for bold colors and prints, high contrast, and expansive use of negative space. Contemporary style in quilts is inspired by modern...

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The art of modern quilling  by Erin Perkins Curet

The art of modern quilling

Erin Perkins Curet

Book

The Art of Modern Quilling breathes new life into a time-tested craft with innovative instruction and creative projects you will love to make and wear! Colorful strips of paper and a few simple tools are all you need to create an infinite number of a...

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Body image warrior  by Chelsea Bonner

Body image warrior

Chelsea Bonner

Book

Part memoir and part positive body image manifesto, this is an insider's perspective on the industry and how the images the world gets to see are only part of the story. The modelling and advertising industries persistently tell women they're fat, ugly...

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Forest fairytale knits  by Stephanie Dosen

Forest fairytale knits

Stephanie Dosen

Book

"Stephanie Dosen has quickly gained iconic status among knitters: her patterns readily sell out online, and she has been given feature coverage in both mainstream and knitting magazines, including Handmade Living and Simply Knitting. Today's avid, bu...

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Dogs on jumpers  by Sally Muir

Dogs on jumpers

Sally Muir

Book

"After successfully combining their two great loves--dogs and knitting--in their bestselling Best In Show books, Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with a new range of knitting patterns for jumpers, accessories and baby items all featuring dog motifs....

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Wedding crafts  by Natalie (Artisan) Wright

Wedding crafts

Natalie (Artisan) Wright

Book

"Nothing adds a more graceful personal touch to a celebration than handcrafted decorations and keepsakes. With this practical guide, wedding planners can quickly and easily create a variety of ornaments and mementos that will make a joyful day even m...

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Inspired rug-hooking  by Deanne Fitzpatrick

Inspired rug-hooking

Deanne Fitzpatrick

Book

"Working from twenty years' experience as a rug hooker, studio owner, and teacher, Deanne Fitzpatrick shares her sources of inspiration, work habits, ideas about creativity and design, and helpful guidelines for creating beautiful, expressive rugs. P...

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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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