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Protest Knits: Got Needles? Get Knitting
In despair? Work out your issues with wool.From peace flowers to protest scarfs, nasty woman gloves, and shy anarchist socks Make your point with a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles. With patterns both easy and complex, Protest Knits has more than fifteen projects for some crafty therapy.Stay in the loop and protest in style.
The Needlepoint Book (New, Revised, and Updated Third Edition)
Christensen, Jo Ippolito
The Needlepoint Book is the only needlework guide you'll ever need - now including more than 430 stitches and more than 1,300 illustrations.Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has become known as the bible for all stitching enthusiasts - the one resource for every needlepoint aficionado. Whether you’re new to the craft or have been practicing for years, this guide covers your stitching journey from inspiration to achievement with specific guidelines on how to make the painted canvas yours.Featuring all-new projects and stitch patterns for every level of expertise, you will learn practical skills, such as how to:• Choose your project with purpose• Tell its story with stitches and fibers• Create mood with color and texture• Fill that blank background• Select and use embellishments such as beads and sequinsIncluded in this revised and expanded edition is a crash course on how to use new fibers; updated information on materials, as well as how to work with and care for them; dozens of new stitches; and diagrams and stitch guides for select projects included in book. Also featured are thirty-two pages of color photographs with all-new projects; dozens of new stitches explained with photos and drawings; and a new ribbon stitch chapter.The Needlepoint Book is the one book to own on the topic. In one comprehensive volume, it has everything you'll need to create your own artistic, high-quality heirloom.
Crochet: Techniques and Projects to Build a Lifelong Passion For Beginners Up (Learn It! Love It!)
Can't get to a crochet class or workshop that's close to home or work? No worries. This skill-building book let you learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you have the time. For beginners and improvers, it's a passport to successful learning. Includes:• Hundreds of detailed how-to photographs, carefully annotated so it is easy for you to find what you're looking for• Guest designers sharing some of their favorite crochet patterns• "Quick start projects" for beginners who are impatient to try out their skills--or for improvers looking to brush up on techniques--with projects that don't need much in the way of materials and time• Useful techniques sprinkled throughout, so readers can quickly understand essential concepts• Clinics to help students solve project dilemmasFind the techniques necessary to learn crochet and love it--in no time at all!
Knit your way through every color of the rainbow!Add a whole new dimension to your knitting projects by utilizing gradient colors with help from Gradient Knits. Go from light to dark, add two-color contrasts, work with multiple colorways, and more. Author Tanis Gray, knitting expert extraordinaire, shows you all the techniques you'll need to add gorgeous color gradients to a wide variety of projects.Dive right in and get to work with these eye-catching yarns and 10 unique lessons on topics such as cabling, lace knitting, alternating stripes, thrumming, stranded colorwork, intarsia polka dots, modular knitting, German short rows, and simple knit and purl combinations--all using gradient yarns.Expand your skill set with patterns for garments and accessories from top designers around the world. The perfect blend of beginners and advanced projects and a comprehensive techniques section give knitters the ability to create stunning gradient knitted accessories for your home or yourself, including mittens, a cabled hat, polka dot pillow, blanket, lace shawl, tea cozy, and more.
Add One Stitch Knitting: All the Stitches You Need in 15 Projects
15 knitting stitches clearly explained and demonstratedAuthor and renowned blogger Alina Schneider demystifies the knitting process and helps you learn 15 essential knitting stitches with this easy, step-by-step guide. Starting with the simple knit and purl stitches, each lesson will help you combine these building blocks to create more complex stitches such as moss, waffle, rib, seed, and more. Build your skill set and create lots of beautiful, stylish projects, including:• Garter stitch: Scarf• Seed stitch: Headband• Moss stitch: Cowl• Broken rib: Baby blanket• Waffle stitch: Phone case• Andalusian stitch: Summer top• 3 x 1 Seed rib stitch: Pom-pom hat• And much more!Crystal clear photos and easy-to-follow lessons give beginners and refreshers all the tips they need to create beautiful and modern knit pieces.
Knitted Animal Socks and Hats
Cover your head and feet in animal fun with these 35 knitting patterns, including simple stretchy socks for all ages, and hats for everyone from babies to adults.The latest animal designs from bestselling author Fiona Goble.
Bold Baby Crochet: 30 Modern & Colorful Projects for Baby
Why settle for a dull baby wardrobe and nursery when you can have one that is chic, adorable, and colorful? Turn to Bold Baby Crochet and you'll find 30 beautiful projects for clothes and nursery accessories that will help you inject some boho style and bohemian spirit into your baby's world. Find traditional motifs reimagined in modern patterns and colors, as well as:• The tools and materials you need to get started• Top tips on techniques, stitches, and finishing your work• Projects for baby, including: cool cardigans, snugly hats, and warm mittens• Projects for the nursery: colorful blankets, toys, mobiles, and moreBeginning and experienced crocheters alike will find everything they need to give their baby's wardrobe and bedroom a vibrant makeover with these gorgeous and unique designs.
SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire
Van De Car, Nikki
SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire weaves mindful crafting and peaceful reflection into this simple, yet beautiful, collection of knitting and crochet patterns.The projects here are not the complicated sweater patterns found in traditional knitting guides, but simple, beautiful objects anyone can create. Practical crafts, like fingerless gloves and mug cozies, are featured alongside more meditative patterns, like granny squares and crocheted flowers. Each is paired with an inspirational, intention-setting prompt and falls under an overarching theme - Color, Texture, or Structure - that encourages knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to be fully present in the moment.Author and crafter Nikki Van De Car gently guides readers to look inward as they work, releasing their anxiety as they create something beautiful. For experienced knitters and novices alike, this is meditative crafting of the very best kind.
Kawaii Craft Life: Super-Cute Projects for Home, Work, and Play
Kawaii Craft Life is a first-of-its-kind needlecraft book featuring 35 super-cute projects to decorate the home or give as gifts.Few can resist the charm of kawaii -- the Japanese word for "cute" or "lovable" -- which has grown from a national trend to a worldwide phenomenon. Now you can add an adorable kawaii touch to your home, dorm room, or office with this charming collection of feltcraft, cross-stitch, and embroidery projects.This complete introduction includes materials lists and hand-stitching basics, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, printable templates, and beautiful photography. A celebration of all things kawaii style and suitable for both beginners and seasoned crafters alike, you can create dozens of cute and cuddly crafts.
Knitting 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily Through Step-by-Step Instruction (DVD Included)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for learning to knit with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Knitting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The introductory section covers all the basics of knitting—selecting yarn, needle types and sizes, other tools and accessories, knitting gauge, casting on, forming stitches, reading patterns—making this the most comprehensive beginner's book available. The accompanying DVD includes a how-to video illustrating all the knitting techniques used to knit the projects.
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
Embroidered Dolls Collection
Embroiderers will love every one of these 13 charmingly styled half-doll pincushions, displayed in eye-catching color photos that show the elegant stitching. They're all so prettily dressed in stitched silk skirts, and there even a doll in a wonderful bridal gown, adorned with ribbon and stranded threads. The instructions for making them are so easy-to-follow, and there are extra notes on special techniques for those who want to take their designs a step further-as well as simple projects perfect for beginners.
Knit Blankets (Timeless Noro)
Nothing beats a large project for showing off the beauty of Noro's trademark color-changing yarns, and Knit Blankets helps aficionados go big with this magnificent collection of 25 blankets. Inside, knitters will discover the most popular patterns from Noro magazines and books, along with brand-new and exclusive designs; the diverse techniques range from mitered squares to intarsia and entrelac. Spanning all skill levels, and complete with step-by-step tutorials for the more complex blankets, this volume will welcome, encourage, and inspire every knitter.
Crochet!: Techniques - Stitches - Patterns
This indispensable guide shows you all the techniques you'll need to learn to crochet, or for those of you who have already embraced the craft, to take your current skills to new and challenging heights. Basic techniques explained step by step and illustrated with more than 250 color photographs. 80 crochet stitches, from the simplest to the most elaborate. 20 original designs - including a tote, slippers, sweaters, home decor, toys and more. Illustrated indexes of stitches, techniques and patterns for quick reference.
Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches
The knitted dog is indeed the ideal companion: There's no feeding, barking, shedding, or vet's bills, and he'll live forever! Knit Your Own Dog is the irresistible guide to knitting the perfect pup. With patterns for 25 different pedigree pooches, Knit Your Own Dog lets you choose the dog you want, whether it's a pretty Poodle or a loyal Labrador. Or knit them all for a pack of canine fun! The patterns are easy-to-follow for both new and veteran knitters. It should take only a few evenings to create a covetable companion for life. And yet each pattern is extremely detailed and includes all of the distinguishing features of each breed, from the startling blue eyes of the Siberian Husky and the long, woolly curls of the Old English Sheepdog to the lolling tongue of the German Shepherd. Accompanying the patterns are a brief description of each breed, as well as expert tips on choosing yarns, stuffing and sewing the dogs, and adding personality to your creation. Beautiful color photographs of the finished dogs, as well as detail shots, both inspire and instruct. Knit Your Own Dog is the perfect book for knitters and devoted dog lovers.
Knit Your Own Zoo: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 24 Animals
From the authors of the beloved and best-selling Knit Your Own Dog, Knit Your Own Cat, and Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter comes Knit Your Own Zoo! With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 24 animals, it's an irresistible guide to knitting a single exotic pet or an entire stuffed menagerie. What could be better than a cuddly koala or a long-necked giraffe to call your own? Knit Your Own Zoo includes patterns for both, as well as a tiger, crocodile, penguin, meerkat, elephant, armadillo, panda, a kangaroo and her joey, and 14 other delightful creatures. The animals are surprisingly easy to make; with a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Given a week, you could be charging admission to your own nature park! Along with the knitting patterns, Sally and Joanna also include brief descriptions of the various species and offer tips and advice on sewing up and embellishing the animals. And, of course, these knitted animals are much easier to look after than the real things--they don't eat, won't make a mess, and are legal to keep in your home.
Crochet Therapy: The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch
Crochet Therapy will inspire you to pick up a hook and take some time out of your hectic day to dive into colorful whorls of yarn. Focus, relax, and become more mindful by making more than 20 simple and colorful projects comprised of crocheted mandalas, soothing circles, and other beautiful motifs. Each repetitive pattern helps you engage with your materials, increase your well-being, and unlock your creativity. Mindfulness exercises accompany the patterns and complement the therapeutic effect of crocheting for achieving calm, stress relief, and becoming “effortlessly present” in your craft. Clear instructions and a host of finishing techniques round out the pretty projects and crocheted bounty.
I Love My Dog Embroidery
Discover 380 adorable dog-themed stitch motifs in I Love My Dog Embroidery, along with step-by-step techniques, templates, and project ideas for capturing your favorite pooch.Created by embroidery artist MakikoArt and six other amazing embroidery artists, this fanciful collection of stitch motifs celebrates all things canine, with a wide variety of breeds represented.With this lovely embroidery guide, you can create all manner of pups in embroidery and cross stitch, including:• Dogs in costumes to celebrate holidays throughout the year: Halloween, Easter, and Christmas.• Sporty pups skateboarding, parachuting, and ice skating, and dogs who are getting stuff done, like fetching the newspaper, carrying groceries, and holding a bone.• Dogs doing what they do best—classic poses, postures, and tricks—including “roll over,” “give me your paw,” and the ever-popular “rub my tummy”• Pooches disguised as people—the farmer, the artist, the businessman—and the sneaky but lovable mailman!• Mutts stitched with unique accents, such as borders, frames, and alphabetsYou’ll also find guidance on how to customize a motif to fit your favorite Fido, plus a gallery of project ideas for showcasing your stitches. Grab a needle and some floss and transform your home and wardrobe from drab to double-dog fabulous!
Stylish Knits for Dogs: 30 Projects to Knit in a Weekend
Women - and men - of all ages are learning how to knit. Knitters, especially the new ones, enjoy easy-to-make projects that can be completed in a short time. Pets are equally popular in our modern society. Pet owners who often indulge their animals with special treats and accessories will like these easy and quick-to-make designer-quality dog sweaters. These projects can be completed in a weekend, an evening, while watching television, or during an airport layover. They are simple enough to be a first knitting project for a beginning knitter. Design variations and embellishments add the personal touch, and can make each design a more challenging project for an experience knitter. Additionally, the small size of the projects in this book makes them ideal to tuck into a purse or tote bag, so that they can be worked on at odd moments during the day when the knitter finds a few free moments.
Superhero Sewing: Playful Easy-to-Sew and No-Sew Designs for Powering Kids' Big Adventures
Help your kids look the part for their imaginative play with Superhero Sewing and bring superheroes, pirate captains, wizards and more into your living room.Superhero Sewing presents easy sewing projects for encouraging and satisfying your child's love of richly imaginative play. Lane Huerta, a mom and the owner of Lovelane Designs, a noted independent maker of imaginative, silk-screened playwear, shares her creative know-how and adapts her charming designs for sewers and other crafters.Following an overview of essential materials, tools, and techniques, Superhero Sewing offers 20 projects in five playful themes - heroes and heroines, pirates, fairies, magicians, and animals - with color palette suggestions for both boys and girls. Each project is marked with a level of difficulty -- no sew, easy, or intermediate -- and two full-size pull-out patterns sheets are included.Whether you have a young heroine that needs cuffs that give her super strength, or a pirate sea captain that needs his hat specially made, Superhero Sewing has plans for ever situation.
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.
Doodle Stitching:The Holiday Motif Collection
Happy holiday doodles! This cheery installment in the popular Doodle Stitching series by powerhouse author Aimee Ray gives embroiderers a festive collection of motifs to try. Of course, it's filled with super-cute Christmas ideas, from Santa's sleigh to the Nutcracker ballet, but also with designs for New Year's, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Hanukkah, and more. Loaded with more than 20 how-to projects and 300+ new motifs - in the book and on the CD - this is the ultimate year-round stitching resource.
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.
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.
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