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Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small
Love stitching? Love animals? Then this sweet collection of creatures big and small is perfect for you! Featuring beginner-friendly embroidery patterns from a rising star in the craft community, it features a variety of irresistibly cute critters - pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, even mythical favorites like Pegasus. There are 25 projects in all, from a hedgehog stroller quilt to a dachshund keyboard wrist rest, plus dozens of motifs.
A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living With, and Letting Go of Yarn
Clara Parkes gathers tales from twenty-two knitters and examines a subject that is irresistible to us all - the yarn stash.Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yard to exceed several life expectancies. With her trademark wry, witty approach, Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life. Whether the yarn stash is muse, memento, creative companion, career guide, or lifeline in tough times, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, what we cherish, and how we let go.
Fleece Hat Friends
Soft, warm, comfy, and durable, fleece has taken the crafting world by storm--and the hottest new trend is animal hats. Whether you're already a fleece junkie or a first-time fleece sewer, this fun collection will have you making oh-so-cute hats in no time. Thanks to a few basic templates, the hats are easy to make. But there's plenty of room for variety! Whether you choose an owl, kitty, dinosaur, or monster, every hat includes custom templates for unique facial features.
10 Granny Squares: 30 Bags
Crochet up to 30 creative, fun bags, starting from just 10 granny squares!The granny square is the crocheter's foundation for countless projects and is unparalleled for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. With The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert showed how the humble granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to all kinds of fashionable garments and accessories.Now, using only 10 granny squares selected from The Granny Square Book and Granny Square Flowers, Margaret shows how you can crochet 30 completely different bags. Each square is used three times with different yarns, color schemes, motif arrangements, and finishing treatments to create a wide assortment of handbags, totes, and carriers.You'll be amazed at the versatility of these squares! From retro shoulder bags to contemporary messenger bags, there are styles to suit every purpose and design preference. 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags will keep you crocheting bags for everyone and every reason for years to come.
Knit Your Own Dog: the Second Litter
The knitted dog is an ideal pet - there's no feeding, barking, walking, or vet bills, and he'll live forever! Since the publication of Knit Your Own Dog, dog lovers have been howling for even more breeds to knit. This second volume includes easy-to-follow patterns for 25 all-new breeds, including a Beagle, Golden Retriever, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and 21 others. The dogs are surprisingly easy to make - with a few evenings of work you can have a covetable companion for life. Scores of photographs show the finished dogs, as well as close-up shots of their detailed and adorable features. Authors Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne also include brief accounts of the characteristics of each breed and offer tips and advice on sewing up the dogs.
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
Learn how to crochet, beginning with the fundamentals like holding a hook, working a chain stitch, and reading patterns, then move on to cover the entire range of essential skills needed to become proficient at this craft. Crochet-opedia is designed to help you master each method before moving on to the next intricate stitch or beautiful project. With answers to questions and helpful tips sprinkled throughout that encourage crocheters to explore the craft and help eliminate common mistakes, this comprehensive guide is really the only reference needed to master the art of crochet. Also included is a stitch directory with color swatches, plus complete directions and photographs for thirty enticing projects. The hidden-spiral binding and full-color photographs and drawings make this a user-friendly resource that crocheters will turn to again and again for information, as well as inspiration.
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting.People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch.Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us.Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”
Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads: A Modern Knitter's Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style
Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designer - young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categories - Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)—Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.
Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond
In her first two Doodle Stitching books, Aimee Ray proved that doodling isn't just for paper anymore! Now she brings her irresistible art to a variety of embroidery techniques in a timeless resource for anyone with a needle and thread. Appealing to stitchers of all levels, the beautiful decorative stitches and techniques here include stumpwork, applique, Shisha, cutwork, and Sashiko. They're all presented in Ray's fresh, accessible, and whimsical style, with more than 20 fun projects and extra motifs so readers can personalize their creations.
One + One Wraps, Cowls & Capelets
One + one = just two skeins of yarn! That's all it takes to create these gorgeously wearable accessories, created by bestselling knitwear author Iris Schreier and 15 featured designers. Ranging from the delectable Star Stitch Shoulder Wrap to a reversible Double Eyelet Lace Cowl in luxurious cashmere, to a lacy Vineyard Shawl with beaded pearls and sequins, this chic collection includes 29 projects in all.nbsp; Many of the garments can be worn in a variety of ways, and the patterns are perfect for beginner and intermediate knitters.
Made by Hand
Curates a collection of twenty-six studio classes hosted at the author's Brooklyn studio, offering step-by-step instructions for projects that use classic craft techniques showcased in modern styles.
The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework
Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try your hand at each method and inspire you to create your own designs. Needlework methods include: - Creative embroidery - Crewel - Silk ribbon embroidery - Bead embroidery - Cross-stitch - Needlepoint Learn one method or learn them all! With The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework, you will know how to choose the best needles, threads, and fabrics for any project. Get abundant stitches at your fingertips with this essential guide that you'll turn to again and again.
Fine Art (Cross Stitch Creations)
Decorate your walls with the masters' most iconic works or embellish clothing, linens, or a throw pillow! Cross Stitch Creations: Fine Art includes the patterns to craft twelve projects - from van Gogh to Cezanne to Kandinsky - along with the materials to make two finished products. The instruction book offers clear step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.Kit includes:• 64-page step-by-step instruction book with color photographs• 2 pieces of cross stitch fabric• 12 skeins of embroidery thread• an embroidery needle• a 6-inch embroidery hoop
Embellish, Stitch, Felt
Take everyday clothing, shoes, and hats to a new level with Sheila Smith's fabulous, mess-free felting techniques. Smith opens up a range of felt ideas for textile artists, from recycling fabrics using hand-held needlepoint to building up layers of color with an embellisher machine. The projects include a “glazed chintz” bag, colorful patchwork pillows, and much more. There's instruction on coloring and dyeing fabrics, creating and using texture, working in three dimensions, and even creating your own cloth.
Scarves, Shawls and Shrugs
One + One = Two skeins! That's all it takes to make any of these 25 breathtaking knitted accessories.Scarves, Shawls & Shrugsis the first in a new series by renowned designer Iris Schreier that showcases the many possibilities of working with just two skeins of yarn. Mixing yarn types, weights, and colors, she presents a dazzling array of stylish and sophisticated wraps. Schreier created about half the projects herself, while other prominent designers provided the rest.    The projects range from easy to unique and offer new ideas for blending yarns and creating pieces with high appeal, beautiful drape, and practical functionality.
Pixel Crochet: 101 Supercool 8-Bit Inspired Designs to Crochet
Pixilated patterns have a really cool, retro feel - and these 101 unique and original motifs are created by seaming simple one-color squares. Take this technique to the next level, and crochet a range of beautiful themed home accessories, from flowers and food to animals and typography. Fifteen inspirational projects include a "Love" cushion, a cheeky monkey blanket, and a rainbow placemat.A comprehensive crochet basics section covers all the skills needed to complete the projects.
Brooke Nico, author of Lovely Knitted Lace and a nationally known lace teacher and designer, presents 16 new projects that offer a fresh and original take on lace knitting. Think sweaters, capelets, tunics and cowls, knit in yarns both thick and thin - contemporary designs that give knitters a wealth of new possibilities. Organized by overall shape - circle, square, triangle, and rectangle - these lovely garments will change the way you look at lace knitting. Step-by-step illustrations clearly explain any advanced techniques, while every pattern regardless of difficulty contains both written and charted instructions. Carrie Hoge, well known for her images for the Quince & Co yarn brand, contributes gorgeous and inspiring photos.
Crochet Creations (Craftmaker)
Crochet is a wonderfully versatile, easy-to-master craft that can be used to create all sorts of interesting projects, home décor pieces and artwork. All you need is a crochet hook and some thread or yarn - the only limit is your imagination! Tanya Bernard, a crochet pattern-maker, introduces eight delightful projects, including a bright rainbow scarf; handy homewares, such as fruity coasters and gorgeous donut cushions; and decorative pieces, including cute ice-cream key chains and your own crocheted garden of succulents and cacti. Featuring clear step-by-step instructions and reference photographs, as well as 148 yards (135 meters) of yarn, a 4mm crochet hook, stuffing, a button, needle and thread, and a 24-page book, Craftmaker Crochet Creations is perfect for crochet enthusiasts everywhere!
350+ Quilting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets (Updated Edition)
Discover all the tips and techniques you need to make that special quilting project - plus the trade secrets that will make it stand out from the rest.Step-by-step diagrams and instructions guide you through every stage of quilt-making, whether you are new to the craft or wish to build on your existing patchworking and quilting skills.This book explains all the techniques you'll need to achieve a potentially prize-winning finish to your quilt, from rotary cutting with safety and accuracy, to using speed-piecing techniques, working a theme into your design, cutting "freehand" curves, big-stitch quilting, and even printing your own fabrics.Featuring over 20 inspirational new pictures, this revised edition will teach you everything you need to know to take your craft to the next level.
The Knitter's Activity Book
From a platypus scarf to a giant crocodile rug, this fabulous activity book features animal-themed knitting patterns and fun puzzles, stories and quizzes to knock your socks off.Louise Walker, also known as Sincerely Louise, presents a selection of her favorite knits for you to try out. Including patterns for both home and to wear, this book includes mini animal trophy heads, triceratops slippers, a lion mug coaster and a giant balloon dog for you to recreate at home. Also, knit along to the ‘Lola the Polar Bear Moves’ comic and create a killer whale, raccoon, corgi, meerkat and a toucan, among many other adorable animals. But this book is not just packed with patterns – have a go at the crafty crossword, the ‘Find the Fiber’ wordsearch, The Knitter’s Arms pub quiz, Louise’s scrap yarn challenge, and many more.Each project is easy to make, only using a basic range of stitches, increases and decreases, so is perfect for beginners wanting to knit something impressive straight away or experienced knitters who are looking for exciting patterns.
Embroidery! (Tiny World)
Welcome to Tiny World!: A series of cutie-patootie mini-craft kits created especially for beginners. Coupled with materials to make an adorable, miniature project, this full-color, photographic, thirty-two-page book provides an overview of embroidery and step-by-step instructions to create your very own teeny-tiny cactus.The easy-to-learn project can be completed in just a few hours or less and looks fabulous on your bookshelf and desk, and to show off to your friends.Materials Included: Embroidery hoop, embroidery thread, embroidery cloth, and embroidery needle.
Lace Yarn Studio: Garments, Hats, and Fresh Ideas for Lace Yarn
sulcoski, Carol J.
Knitters who think lace-weight yarn is difficult to work with or only for old-fashioned shawls are in for a big surprise! These 25 patterns - created by Carol J. Sulcoski and a group of talented designers - break beautifully free from the flowery, heirloom mold. The fresh, contemporary ideas range from an asymmetric tank top and beaded skirt to opera-length gloves and airy infinity scarves. And to make the knitting easy, a comprehensive basics section offers tricks for avoiding yarn tangles, tips on knitting with a lifeline, information about choosing fiber content, and much more.
Wee Garter Stitch: Must-Have Knits for Modern Babies & Toddlers
From knitting personality Vickie Howell comes an adorable collection of modern baby knits featuring a fresh new take garter stitch, everyone's go-to for easy projects. Taking this stitch into new creative territory, Howell--designer, author, Knit Simple® columnist, and host of PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell--has created 28 standout garments for boys and girls, including plenty of unisex items. These pieces wow with their inventiveness and modern appeal--including stylish fringed moccasins, a boho hooded poncho, a feathered pom-pom toboggan hat, and a baby Cowichan sweater that grownup knitters will envy!
How to Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a kitsch novelty knit - and what bigger horror than showing up to a party only to realize that someone else is wearing the same festive ugly sweater?This book shows you how to take any plain sweater as your starting point and transform it into a one-of-a-kind Christmas creation, needing little more than a few simple materials, a spare hour or two, and a bit of festive cheer.Learn to make sweaters featuring classic holiday symbols, such as:• Elves• Mistletoe• Ornaments• Ribbons• Stockings• And much more!So whether you choose to deck yourself in boughs of holly, wrap yourself up with a big shiny bow, or transform into a human snow globe, these fun festive ideas will earn you top marks for creativity and are guaranteed to get Christmas started in style.
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