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Super simple hand-lettering projects  by Kiley Bennett

Super simple hand-lettering projects

Kiley Bennett

Book

Provides instruction on how to use hand lettering to create beautiful hand-lettered items for the home, holidays, celebrations, and more.

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Decorative macramé

Decorative macramé

Book

Decorative Macrame walks you through the process of creating your own unique pieces, perfect for your space. Clear step-by-step photographs show you how to create the four basic knots and apply simple macrame techniques, while detailed diagrams help you...

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The wood burn book  by Rachel Strauss

The wood burn book

Rachel Strauss

Book

The Wood Burn Book teaches you everything you need to know to master the art of pyrography.

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Branches & blooms  by Alethea Harampolis

Branches & blooms

Alethea Harampolis

Book

Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, authors of The Flower Recipe Book and founders of Studio Choo, provide more than 100 step-by-step projects to make with flowering and leafy branches. In the spring, readers can create a cherry blossom bough or a cen...

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Crazy quilting dazzling diamonds  by Kathy Lynn Seaman Shaw

Crazy quilting dazzling diamonds

Kathy Lynn Seaman Shaw

Book

Crazy quilts can be constructed using a variety of piecing methods. Shaw shows you how to make a spectacular crazy quilt with foundation piecing, and how to add "wow" factor with embroidery details. Her step-by-step instructions for making the blocks...

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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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Knitting learn it. Love it.  by Debbie Tomkies

Knitting learn it. Love it.

Debbie Tomkies

Book

Knitting Learn It. Love It. is designed to serve as a long-term reference guide to all the essential knitting techniques. Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides and carefully annotated photographs and diagrams to ensure...

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Debbie Shore's sewing room secrets  by Debbie (Writer on sewing) Shore

Debbie Shore's sewing room secrets

Debbie (Writer on sewing) Shore

Book

Debbie Shore invites you into her sewing room to make 10 quilting projects to build your skills and confidence. The book is packed with hints and tips for successful quilting and will walk you through every aspect of your sewing journey. The book begins...

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Whitework inspirations.

Whitework inspirations.

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8 fabulously beautiful whitework embroideries to stitch, from some of the world's most talented designers and the world's leading embroidery magazine. Whitework embroidery traditionally features beautifully intricate designs using white thread on whi...

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Crewelwork inspirations.

Crewelwork inspirations.

Book

For anyone interested in crewelwork, just starting to learn the technique or already a self-confessed crewelwork addict, this book is for you. A celebration of all things crewelwork awaits within, as we explain its origins, identify the stitches, tec...

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Artful embroidery on canvas  by Irene Schlesinger

Artful embroidery on canvas

Irene Schlesinger

Book

Transform ordinary artist canvas into an embroidered masterpiece! With easy-to-learn stitches, your embroidery needle becomes a paintbrush. Get your feet wet with small art pieces and step-by-step techniques for stitching on stretched canvas. Gather ...

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How to crochet animals. Ocean  by Kerry Lord

How to crochet animals. Ocean

Kerry Lord

Book

Escape to the ocean with this new collection of minis from Kerry Lord and her Edward's Menagerie animals. This is one of the new gift series from TOFT (Kerry's yarn company), which contains four books, each with 25 crochet patterns on a different theme:...

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Make, stitch & knit for baby  by Émilie Guelpa

Make, stitch & knit for baby

Émilie Guelpa

Book

This contemporary craft book is packed with easy, affordable projects to help you make unique baby gifts with a French-chic twist. From simple cotton bibs, shorts and soft toys, to a basic cushion and straightforward knitted blanket, the projects are...

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Calligraphy  by Margaret Morgan

Calligraphy

Margaret Morgan

Book

Step away from the digital world and rediscover the forgotten art of handwritten letterforms. Whether you have little or no experience in calligraphy, after some time spent practicing and perfecting the basics, you'll soon see elegant letters flowing...

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Cross stitch Christmas  by Hélène Le Berre

Cross stitch Christmas

Hélène Le Berre

Book

20 beautiful and delicate cross stitch designs to embroider for Christmas. These are beautifully delicate Christmas cross stitch designs to delight the heart and soul! If you love cross stitch, you need this book. Extremely pretty without being cloying,...

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Creative woodburning  by Bee Locke

Creative woodburning

Bee Locke

Book

If you're a crafter or an artist looking for something new and different, try pyrography. With this type of art, you use a heated instrument to burn images and words into wood. By using techniques from drawing, such as shading and stippling, you can also...

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Rock that quilt block  by Linda Hahn

Rock that quilt block

Linda Hahn

Book

Contains information on how to create the Country Crown quilt block, as well as various combinations you can do to create different patterns. Also includes step-by-step projects with illustrations.

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How to crochet animals. Wild  by Kerry Lord

How to crochet animals. Wild

Kerry Lord

Book

Run wild with these 25 mini animal crochet patterns from Kerry Lord, creator of the popular Edward's Menagerie series. Crocheting is a relaxing and mindful hobby. In this new series, you can learn how to join in on the fun with these quick and easy p...

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The ultimate guide to rulerwork quilting  by Amanda Murphy

The ultimate guide to rulerwork quilting

Amanda Murphy

Book

Use quilting rulers to their fullest Straight lines, curves... there are rulers for every kind of quilting! Amanda Murphy shares an in-depth guide to everything you need to know about rulerwork quilting on both domestic and longarm machines. With...

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Walk, jog, run  by Dara Tomasson

Walk, jog, run

Dara Tomasson

Book

Train your hands to free-motion quilt like a pro! Building your muscle memory, you'll learn quilting workouts intended to help you master a number of creative stitch designs, with clear step-by-step instructions. Then practice quilting with 10 unique...

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Zoomigurumi 9

Zoomigurumi 9

Book

In this ninth patternbook in the Zoomigurumi series, twelve designers teamed up to create an amazing collection. With just a little practice, you'll make all these amazing designs in a jiffy. If you're not familiar with the techniques, then don't worry....

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Stumpwork inspirations.

Stumpwork inspirations.

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Stunning embroidery projects from Inspirations Magazine guide you through beautiful stumpwork designs. Inspirations magazine publishes the world's most beautiful embroidery and this series of books collects the best projects for different types of em...

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Machine embroidery  by Claire Fell

Machine embroidery

Claire Fell

Book

Embroidering with a sewing machine is exciting, immediate and affordable; this practical book shows you how to do it. Packed with encouraging advice, it introduces the sewing machine before explaining how to design, plan and make your own embroideries...

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Sensational quilts for scrap lovers  by Judy Gauthier

Sensational quilts for scrap lovers

Judy Gauthier

Book

Patterns for 11 scrap quilts designed to use all sizes and shapes of fabric scraps. Includes color theory and unique cutting strategies.

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Modern kogin  by author Boutique-Sha

Modern kogin

author Boutique-Sha

Book

Discover the art of kogin, a style of traditional Japanese sashiko embroidery with modern appeal. With dozens of beautiful and simple geometric patterns, kogin embroidery offers fresh inspiration and authentic technique to proponent of the decorative...

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The crochet book

The crochet book

Book

Packed with step-by-step photography and clear instructions, Crochet has everything you need to crochet a gorgeous array of clothing, home decor items, and toys. Get started with your first crochet hook, work a range of classic granny squares, and discover...

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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 animals through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are displayed in full along with detailed images that show off the...

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Robyn Octopus & friends  by Claire Gelder

Robyn Octopus & friends

Claire Gelder

Book

Fall in love with these oversized toys, then knit them all, including three mini versions. Snuggle up with Robyn Octopus and his friends - all loveable, oversized toys to knit. The soft, chunky yarn and delightful characters will appeal to all, not j...

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Acrylic paint pouring  by Tanja Jung

Acrylic paint pouring

Tanja Jung

Book

Create 16 unique and beautiful works of art using a variety of fun paint pouring techniques. Now it's easier than ever to create amazing art using acrylic paints! Paint pouring is the latest technique to take the art world by storm, and stunning and ...

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Amigurumi Christmas  by Sarah-Jane Hicks

Amigurumi Christmas

Sarah-Jane Hicks

Book

20 fabulously cute amigurumi, kawaii-style crocheted Christmas projects to make. Do you love to decorate your home and make wonderful Christmas decorations for all your family and friends to enjoy? Then this is the book for you. Amigurumi Christmas w...

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You will be able to knit by the end of this book  by Rosie Fletcher

You will be able to knit by the end of this book

Rosie Fletcher

Book

You want to learn to knit, but somehow you always end up in a tangle of knotted yarn and baffled by complicated and conflicting advice. This beginner's handbook goes back to basics, with clear step-by-step illustrations demonstrating how to cast on and...

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Lovely little hand embroidery  by Shirley Cowan Hudson

Lovely little hand embroidery

Shirley Cowan Hudson

Book

For embroidery enthusiasts, a collection of endearing, quick-to-stitch embroidery designs and projects to decorate for the holidays or give as gifts.

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Felted animal knits  by Catherine Arnfield

Felted animal knits

Catherine Arnfield

Book

Combine knitting and felting to create stunning, realistic animals in this original book by textile designer and Knit2Felt founder, Catherine Arnfield. Fuse two of your passions - knitting and felting - to create gorgeous, characterful animals. Did you...

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Modern bargello  by Tina Francis

Modern bargello

Tina Francis

Book

Bargello stitching is a form of needlepoint and making a comeback. There is a project for everyone, whether you are new to bargello, or are an original bargello fan. Tina Francis shows you how to combine bold, bright colours in attractive, almost psy...

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Felt animal families  by Corinne Lapierre

Felt animal families

Corinne Lapierre

Book

Make six beautiful animal families in felt including a raccoon, a deer, a mouse, a fox, a bear and a rabbit. Popular author Corinne Lapierre brings us another delightful book of beautiful felt creatures. Fabulous Felt Animals includes families of dee...

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Macramé for the modern home  by Isabella Strambio

Macramé for the modern home

Isabella Strambio

Book

This gorgeous book will show you how to create breathtaking works of wall art and statement home decor – all made using simple macramé knots, natural dyes and 100% recycled materials. This gorgeous book will show you how to create breathtaking works of...

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Sew very easy quilt favorites  by Laura Ann Coia

Sew very easy quilt favorites

Laura Ann Coia

Book

12 of the YouTube star's most popular quilt projects. Includes a basic quiltmaking chapter.

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Playing with patchwork & sewing  by Nicole Calver

Playing with patchwork & sewing

Nicole Calver

Book

Are you a sewist who wants to break into quilting? Or a quilter who'd like to turn your blocks into something a little more dimensional? Take a walk on the wild side with eighteen projects that combine the best of both worlds! Create useful gifts, home...

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New patchwork & quilting basics  by Jo Avery

New patchwork & quilting basics

Jo Avery

Book

Build your quilting skills from the ground up. Learn to complete your first quilt from basic pieced strips, squares, and triangles. Established teacher Jo Avery guides you through twelve projects to whet your appetite for quiltmaking and take it a st...

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Quilt modern curves & bold stripes  by Heather Black

Quilt modern curves & bold stripes

Heather Black

Book

Move beyond common circle-quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease. Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts. Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced...

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Jelly roll quilts  by Pam Lintott

Jelly roll quilts

Pam Lintott

Book

Jelly roll experts Pam and Nicky show how to create 12 classic quilts quickly and easily using jelly rolls. Pam and Nicky give classic quilts and blocks the jelly roll treatment with this collection of 12 quilt patterns. Readers can choose from classic...

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Macraweave  by Amy Mullins

Macraweave

Amy Mullins

Book

Fans of macrame and weaving will love this a comprehensive guide to creating beautiful projects using macraweave a trend that combines both crafts. Macraweave includes full instructions on weaving and macrame techniques and how to combine both skills...

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Dumpling cats  by Sarah Sloyer

Dumpling cats

Sarah Sloyer

Book

Patterns and instructions to make 25 dumpling-shaped crochet cats inspired by the Pokemon-like craze Neko Atsume, a game that enables you to attract cats to your backyard and "collect" them. Easy-to-follow instructions which explain the creation of every...

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Just add water  by Cynthia Gaylin Bigony

Just add water

Cynthia Gaylin Bigony

Book

Perfect for beginner designers and budding newcomers to flowers, this book demystifies the art of floral arrangements with 10 simple techniques plus over 20 stunning bouquet ideas, all presented in lush photographs with clear step-by-step instructions....

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Weaving  by Mary Maddocks

Weaving

Mary Maddocks

Book

Weaving is an incredibly gentle, slow craft and a very meditative activity that provides people with an opportunity to escape the everyday grind and spend a couple of hours absorbed in making something with their hands. Mary Maddocks brings the ancient...

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The most beautiful job in the world  by Giulia Mensitieri

The most beautiful job in the world

Giulia Mensitieri

Book

Fashion is one of the most powerful industries in the world, accounting for 6 per cent of global consumption and growing steadily. Since the 1980s and the birth of the neoliberal economy, it has emerged as the glittering face of capitalism, bringing ...

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Chanel  by Justine Picardie

Chanel

Justine Picardie

Book

Justine Picardie's acclaimed illustrated biography of Coco Chanel (1883-1971), one of the twentieth century's most captivating personalities and a defining figure in fashion history. Whoever attempts to understand Chanel's life is confronted by count...

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Draping: the complete course  by Karolyn Kiisel

Draping: the complete course

Karolyn Kiisel

Book

Draping - the art of using calico to design directly on a dress form - is an essential skill for fashion students. Covering the most basic to more advanced techniques, this series of master classes provides a complete course. Projects include dresses,...

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My crochet wardrobe  by Cassie Ward

My crochet wardrobe

Cassie Ward

Book

The collection includes jumpers, cardigans, ponchos, kimonos, and cover-ups, ranging in difficulty from the beginner to the more advanced crocheter. Each pattern is accompanied by an easy to follow schematic. AUTHOR: Cassie Ward is a crochet designer...

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The other side of the coin  by Angela (Image consultant) Kelly

The other side of the coin

Angela (Image consultant) Kelly

Book

When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser...

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Simply redwork  by Helen Stubbings

Simply redwork

Helen Stubbings

Book

In the 1880s, the introduction of a colorfast red thread from Turkey led to the trend of creating redwork items for the home. Stubbings shares a patterns for a collection of eclectic projects, from traditional designs to modern aesthetics. The pull-out...

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The fashion design directory  by Marnie Fogg

The fashion design directory

Marnie Fogg

Book

Written by an expert whose fashion knowledge extends around the globe, 'The Fashion Design Directory' presents an enticing panorama of around 150 of the most influential players in the world of fashion from the beginning of the 20th century to the present...

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Cosy crochet blankets to snuggle under  by Ana Morais Soares

Cosy crochet blankets to snuggle under

Ana Morais Soares

Book

From simple patterns to some more elaborated ones, you will find beautiful blankets to crochet and snuggle under. They will also add color to your home allowing you to be creative.

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Dark fashion world  by Jingxi Qian

Dark fashion world

Jingxi Qian

Book

Dark Fashion World showcases nearly 20 emerging fashion designers from around the world who push the boundaries of modern fashion, leading fashion and design fans and professionals into a dark world of visual delight. The projects within strive to evoke...

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Just paint  by Artur Walachowski

Just paint

Artur Walachowski

Book

The book describes painting models of armored weapons, showing various simple painting and weathering techniques that allow the reader to create a spectacular model. A guide for both beginners and advanced modelers. The techniques presented with the use...

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Big book of embroidery  by Renée Méry

Big book of embroidery

Renée Méry

Book

A visual encyclopedia of stitches, Big Book of Embroidery is the essential reference guide for both beginner and experienced embroiderers. Packed with 250 popular embroidery stitches and techniques for looped stitches, straight stitches, knotted sti...

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Lit stitch

Lit stitch

Book

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

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Fearless with fabric  by Sarah (Sarah J.) Maxwell

Fearless with fabric

Sarah (Sarah J.) Maxwell

Book

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

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Goldwork embroidery  by Lizzy Pye

Goldwork embroidery

Lizzy Pye

Book

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

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Machine knitting  by Alison Dupernex

Machine knitting

Alison Dupernex

Book

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

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Dressing in dreams  by Eris Tran

Dressing in dreams

Eris Tran

Book

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

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

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

Durene Jones

Book

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

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