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Take Silk
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Take Silk Wildlife Artist in Textiles by Judith Pinnell.
Both traditional and hand embroiderers will find plenty to interest them sufficiently to want to experiment using rich threads and other accessories to create two- and three-dimensional pieces that are completely original. If you love the colour and richness of silk, then this is the book for you.
104 pages.
GBP  10.99     Qty: 

Making Flowers from Wool
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Making Flowers from Wool by Nan Loncharich.
Use wool scraps and small-piece finds to create beautiful flowers for use as pins, hatbands, party favors, centerpieces, and more. The flowers are made using simple techniques such as hand stitching, cutting and glueing. Transform old clothes, thrift-store finds and hand-me-downs into colourful creations. Combine flowers, leaves, buds, and accents for one-of-a-kind arrangements. Includes dozens of finished project photos.
80 pages.
GBP  10.99     Qty: 

Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint
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Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint by Angie Hughes.
Angie Hughes book is a comprehensive guide to making enchanting mixed media artefacts, which will delight both beginners and advanced crafters. The book includes an extensive techniques section that leads into the three beautiful projects. Step-by-step photographs and accompanying text take even a novice through to producing wonderful works of art. Numerous variations and alternative designs will provide inspiration for even veteran crafters. Previously published in hardcover, ISBN 9781844482337
96 pages.
GBP  12.99     Qty: 

Studio Secrets. Millinery
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Studio Secrets. Millinery by Estelle Ramousse.
With the help of this beautiful book, you can enter the world of the expert milliner and create stylish caps, berets and wide-brimmed hats for all types of occasions, or update those that you already wear. Estelle Ramousse invites you into her Paris workshop, and reveals the secrets of her age-old trade. By following her step-by-step instructions, you will gain expert advice on the milliner's tools and equipment and the basic techniques, and create hats brimming over with elegance and originality.
120 pages.
GBP  14.99     Qty: 

Passion for Colour
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Passion for Colour by Ruth Issett.
Ruth Issett is passionate about colour, and in this exciting and vibrant book she explores the use of colour through her own work as a textile artist, designer and embroiderer. The clear and informative text coupled with numerous examples of Ruth's work make this not only a comprehensive guide for artists, designers and students with an interest in the use of colour in textile work, but also a beautiful 'must-have' book for anyone who simply loves colour. Throughout the book the reader is encouraged to experiment with and, above all, enjoy colour and the challenges it offers. It begins with detailed coverage of the range of colouring media and surfaces available to the contemporary textile artist and how these can be used with print and stitch. There follows an inspirational journey through all aspects of colour, including colour mixing, adding tiny touches of colour, achieving intensity, vibrancy and depth, working with opacity, transparency and translucency, colour selection and combination, and working with a limited palette.
144 pages.
GBP  19.99     Qty: 

How to Decorate and Embellish Your Fabrics
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How to Decorate and Embellish Your Fabrics by Laurie Wisbrun.
Comprehensive step-by-step instructions are accompanied by detailed illustrations that introduce readers to an extensive range of fabric alteration and embellishment techniques, such as tie-dyeing, block printing, and beading. Crafters will be fully equipped with all the information they need, allowing them the freedom to apply these techniques to any number of fabric projects, from tote bags and clothes to cushion covers, lamp shades, and soft furnishings. Galleries throughout the book feature examples of these techniques, demonstrating how they have been applied to fabric and providing readers with a wealth of inspiration. Divided into three sections, How to Decorate and Embellish Your Fabrics begins with essential information on tools and materials, as well as a comprehensive chapter on pattern design, which covers computer rendered patterns in addition to hand drawn designs. The second section is organized by technique, covering bleaching, dyeing, and printing, as well as more complex embellishing techniques such as embroidery, needlepunching and foil embossing. Each chapter concludes with a practitioner interview, affording an insight into the working practices of contemporary fabric crafters, and providing readers with further inspiration for their own projects. The third section is aimed at keen crafters who want to take their fabric designs to the next level, and offers in-depth advice on important issues such as how aspiring amateurs can best market and sell their own designs.
176 pages.
GBP  14.99     Qty: 

Stitched Textiles. Landscapes
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Stitched Textiles. Landscapes by Kathleen Matthews.
Kathleen Matthews shares her unique method of creating beautiful landscapes using quilting, dyeing and stitching techniques. She shows what materials are needed, and takes us through her design process from taking reference photographs of landscapes through composition, identifying the light source and choosing fabrics and thread to create the scene. There is an excellent section on using simple dyeing methods to create unique fabrics that are ideal for landscapes. We then learn how to transfer the design on to fabric, create a quilt and then layer fabrics to create the various parts of a picture. Free machine embroidery is then used to create the effect, with hand embroidery sometimes employed for details. There is plenty of information on creating landscape elements such as water, skies, trees, hills and mountains, fields, flowers and buildings and more, and on depicting the four seasons. There are five gorgeous step by step projects showing an Autumn Woodland, Flowers in a Landscape, a Mountain Scene, a Sunset on Water and a Lavender Field. The book is filled with beautiful landscapes to inform and inspire textile artists. This book is part of the new Stitched Textiles series for textile artists (in particular intermediate to experienced embroiderers, quilters, etc.), showing how to embellish and enhance fabric surfaces with paints, dye, applique, collaged elements, stitching, beads and more. Themes are forever popular in the textile world, and this book on stitched landscapes will demonstrate how to design, realise and create original work.
128 pages.
GBP  15.99     Qty: 

Steampunk Softies
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Steampunk Softies by Nicola Tedman.
Steampunk Softies offers a charmingly raffish cast of characters for you to make, ranging from the sinister Doctor to the adventurous Aviatrix, and the alluring Lady to the grubbily authentic Prospector. All share key steampunk characteristics. they're firmly rooted in a past that never quite existed (the past of Jules Verne, Philip Pullman, and countless romantic fantasy games), and they have the accessories and accoutrements that make the steampunk genre such a delight for enthusiasts. Despite all their meticulous detailings, all the Softies are simple enough for even a sewing novice to make, with clear blueprints and step-by-step illustrated instructions supplied for every character. And many have dual roles to add a little practicality to their punk existence. the Lady makes an excellent paperweight, for example, while the Illusionist's cloak doubles as a screen cleaner. You'll soon find that you're creating your own fantasy scenarios around these little creatures' intriguing personalities as well as crafting your own special characters. Go on. get sewing and unleash your inner steampunk!
80 pages.
GBP  8.99     Qty: 

Felt with Love
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Felt with Love by Madeleine Millington.
Felt With Love is a must-have book for anyone with an appreciation of adorable hand-crafted objects. It is a colourful one-off book, filled with 15 cute, fun and simple projects (plus some variations) made from felted wool. As well as easy to follow instructions and step by step photographs for each project, the book explains various stitching and embellishment techniques. Projects include mini hanging decorations, beautiful brooches, pincushions, various wall hangings, a couple Christmassy pieces, plus much more! The author has provided templates for all the projects so that everything can be replicated with relative ease. The shapes are simply cut out using the templates and applied using easy hand embroidered stitches. Details such as veins in leaves and flowers can then be stitched with French knots or using tiny beads. Madeleine uses hand-dyed wools for the appliques, which vary in depth and hue giving beautifully unique effects. Old clothes and fabrics picked up in charity shops can be cut up and used, so instructions on dying fabric have also been included in the book. Overall, this book is a great collection of bright, affordable, and easy to sew felt projects embellished with simple stitching, buttons and beads. They are great to do 'on-the-go' and once completed you have a beautiful gift for a special person or a timeless treasure for yourself!
96 pages.
GBP  9.99     Qty: 

Stitched Textiles. Flowers
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Stitched Textiles. Flowers by Bobby Britnell.
Stitched Textiles is an exciting new series in which leading textile artists present their art through step-by-step demonstrations, projects, and examples of their work. Each book is theme-based and takes the reader on a creative journey from initial .inspiration through to finished piece, visiting design development and the materials and methods used along the way. Evidence of the use of the flowers as a design source can be traced back throughout history, and this book will appeal to any textile artist interested in exploring flowers and their design possibilities. Fresh and innovative in its approach, it covers the design process itself, from inspiration to final design, and provides information on the materials used and step-by-step demonstrations of a whole range of techniques including dyeing, monoprinting, block printing, applique, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piecing and stitching. Five step-by-step projects build on the skills learnt in the preceding sections and include wall hangings, a pretty needlecase, a pincushion and a cushion cover. Very much aimed at the contemporary textile artist, this beautiful book is designed to inspire and encourage new ideas and experimentation.
128 pages.
GBP  15.99     Qty: 

Homemade Knit, Sew and Crochet
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Homemade Knit, Sew and Crochet by Ros Badger.
If you have a fondness for vintage, want to own something completely original and made with care, without spending lots of money, it's time to get out your knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing machines. Learn to make crocheted coat-hangers, a striped woolly scarf, upcycled summer bunting, cushions covers from vintage blankets and flower corsages and hair clips, and other knitting, sewing and crochet projects. 25 ways you can add individuality to your home or wardrobe, all of which would make perfect gifts too. Practical and project-based, with beautiful photography, this book covers all the basic knitting, crochet and sewing skills and projects are suitable for beginners, so you can sharpen your skills as well as your creativity. You are also encouraged to reuse and recycle, with inspiring ideas to breathe new life into old clothes or blankets, use up left over yarn or scraps of fabric, even transform a piece of furniture. The end results will be priceless and full of history and personality. no shop bought versions will compare. The content of this book is adapted from Homemade by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson, first published by Collins in 2009.
96 pages.
GBP  5.99     Qty: 

500 Toys
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500 Toys by Nguyen Le.
Everyone remembers the special childhood toys made with love by a favourite family member. A full-sized teddy bear or doll can be a time-consuming project, but you can recapture the joy of handmade toys with 500 Toys to Make. Explore a wide variety of projects ranging from cute and traditional to contemporary Japanese designs, complete with patterns, step-by-step instructions, colour photography, and variations for customizing your creations. This book is the ideal reference for making little toys your friends and family will adore.
288 pages.
GBP  9.99     Qty: 

This Lustred Cloth
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This Lustred Cloth by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden.
This poetic expedition into metal provides appealing new directions in the textile artists' constant quest for intriguing surfaces. Progress through a wide array of structural, resilient and elegant possibilities beyond those of conventional fabrics:. Colour, distress, tarnish. Gloss, illuminate, burnish. Bent, crush, twist. Entwine, construct, form. Adhere, apply, embellish The world of art and textiles has become a tantalizingly wider playground!
60 pages.
GBP  9.95     Qty: 

Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer and Shine
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Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer and Shine by Sarah Lawrence.
Sarah Lawrence uses mixed media, stitching and numerous innovative techniques to produce stunning textile art with the accent on shimmer and shine. Step by step photographs and clear instructions show how to make fabric from brown paper or by layering interlining with metal leaf, then demonstrate gilding techniques, using mica, hot fusing adhesives and metal, various colouring techniques, hand and machine stitching, free machine embroidery and creating unique embellishments. Beautiful finished pieces show the intricate, rich, bright and shiny results of the techniques used in various combinations, and then there are eleven sumptuous projects with full captions on the techniques used to produce them.
96 pages.
GBP  15.99     Qty: 

Stitched Postcards
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Stitched Postcards by Christa Rolf.
Stitched postcards are postcard-sized pieces of art, also known as artist mailing cards (AMCs), that are a new and growing trend in the world of mixed media art. This book contains an exclusive selection of some of the best designs, with contributions from a number of well-known textile designers, including the author, Christa Rolf, herself. The lovingly created miniatures are richly decorated with a range of styles including landscapes, florals, vintage and architecture, achieved using special yarns, fabrics and embellishments. With the help of a detailed section on materials, clear explanations of the basic techniques, and the individual designers' tips, these postcards are quick and easy to make, and are ideal for using up scraps of materials and items found in nature and around the home. They can be swapped with other designers, allowing the free exchange of ideas between like-minded people from all over the world. The book includes helpful ideas on how to send the postcards through the post and how to store your collection.
64 pages.
GBP  7.99     Qty: 

Fabric Flowers
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Fabric Flowers by Kate Haxell.
In this fun addition to the successful Twenty to Make series, Kate Haxell shows how to make twenty gorgeous flower designs in a range of stunning fabrics and finishes. Perfect sewing projects to adorn the home, clothes and accessories, these flower designs are also fabulous for parties or weddings, or simply displayed in a vase. The projects can be made into corsages and brooches, sewn on to bags, cushions, scarves and cardigans, or glued to Alice bands and shoes. Full sewing patterns/templates are included, as are full instructions for each flower project.
48 pages.
GBP  4.99     Qty: 

Bunting and Pennants
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Bunting and Pennants by Kate Haxell.
Kate Haxell is bang on trend and first in the market with this bunting and pennants book! In this fun addition to the Twenty to Make series Kate shows how to make twenty gorgeous bunting designs in a range of stunning fabrics and finishes. Perfect sewing projects to adorn the home and garden, these bunting designs are also fabulous for parties, weddings or to celebrate Christmas. Full sewing patterns/templates are included, as are full instructions for each bunting project. The projects include: Spots and Stripes Bunting, Christmas Tree Bunting, Garden Party Bunting, Pom-Pom Bunting, and many, many more. Each of the twenty finished bunting are shown in beautiful styled photographs. The small size of the book makes it a brilliant gift or stocking-filler.
48 pages.
GBP  4.99     Qty: 

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