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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.
East-Meets-West Quilts: Tiptoe into Improv with Japanese-Inspired Designs
Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,” opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try).Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.
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.
Popular knitwear designer Cathy Carron has gone from head (her bestselling Hattitude) to toe, with this unique collection of socks, stockings, legwarmers, slippers, sandal socks, and more. Perfect for advanced beginner to advanced knitters, the more than 40 fashion-forward designs offer a variety of fun styles and challenges, including tube or spiral shapes, turned heels, afterthought heels, and toe-up. A helpful introduction gives readers a leg up on terminology, sizing, and fiber choices.
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe
In this final volume of the four-book series, Chanin offers, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For ease, convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous books in the Alabama Studio series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including the Polka Dot in three sizes, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena (all for readers to print as needed for their individual sewing purposes).
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 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.
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.
Are you ready to embrace your inner geek? This fun and fashionable compendium of knitting patterns definitely leans toward the Dark Side--but who says the Dark Side can't be chic and colorful, too? With projects ranging from easy to advanced, there's something here for everyone: sci-fi geeks, dice rollers, and fantasy enthusiasts alike. And if you're less into the culture and just need something unique to hold your comic book collection, author Joan of Dark has that covered, too. Inside you'll find fun and funky projects modeled by some very familiar faces, including Rene Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his Blue Box Scarf, John Carpenter and his Asylum Comic Book Cover, and George R. R. Martin with his trusty knitted Dire Wolf! Whether you consider yourself aligned with the Chaotic Good or take a more Neutral Evil approach to life (and knitting), Geek Knits has everything you need to dress the part.
It's always better when you sew together! The art of sewing should be shared, and these delightful child-centered projects are made for parents to do with their kids aged 6 to 12—or for tweens to try alone after they've learned the basics. From simple nesting dolls and a cute plush fox friend to a drawstring game board, pennants, pillows, patchwork throws, scarves, and stuffed animal sleeping bags, there's something fun for everyone. Contributors include: Mollie Johanson, Heather Jones, Cal Patch, Mary Rasch, Aimee Ray, Cynthia Shaffer, and others.
Dedicated knitters will find a fresh, fun challenge in this follow-up to Rosemary Drysdale's bestselling Entrelac. Filled with 85 all-new stitch patterns for creating texture in fabric, Drysdale's innovative collection takes this hot new needlework craze to the next level. Advanced beginners and intermediates can try their hand at everything from cables, lace, and relief stitches to circles, triangles, and never-before-seen interpretations, along with 25 patterns for beautiful garments, fashion accessories, baby gifts, and home decor projects.
One part project book and one part resource guide, Stitched Blooms will be the go-to collection of floral embroidery motifs for today's stitchers and crafters. Its 300 designs run the gamut from classic flowers to folk-art leaves and borders, and the accompanying CD offers yet more possibilities! Use them on the 20 featured projects, including a blouse, Swedish stuffed horse toy, cute girl's skirt, and more. Beginners and experienced embroiderers alike will appreciate the basics section, as well as in-depth instructions for each stitch, and the useful motif reference.
Knitted Animal Hats
By combining simple knitting techniques with soft and colourful yarns, Fiona Goble has created a fantastic collection of 35 animal hats, ranging from cute and cuddly to wild and woolly. Choose from hats for tiny babies such as Buzzy Bee, Tweet the Robin or Rudy the Rabbit, or make something to keep bigger kids cosy, from Blizzard the Reindeer (complete with bright red nose) to Otto the Octopus. Most of the hats can be made in a range of sizes and many of them come with matching accessories, such as boot toppers, wrist warmers and baby bootees. Each hat has easy-to-follow instructions and uses the simplest of stitches, with clear step-by-step illustrations and photographs to help with the all-important features, making this ideal for beginner knitters as well as more experienced ones. With essential yarn information as well as a helpful techniques section, you'll be ready to start knitting gorgeous animal hats in no time.
Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks
Knit your own animal accessories with these fun and colourful patterns from Fiona Goble. Everyone loves animals, and now you can add them to your wardrobe with this fun and fluffy collection of animal scarves, mitts, and socks to knit. Whether you like the bright colours of tropical frogs and fish, or you prefer the cuddly softness of a koala or a rabbit, you will find your favourite creature here. 'Furry Friends' include a fox scarf and mitts, and a marmalade kitten scarf. In 'Country Creatures' you'll find scarves in the shape of a duckling, a lamb and a pig, as well as hedgehog mitts. 'Water Lovers' include a shark scarf complete with fin, and a pair of penguin socks, while 'Wild Animals' range from an elephant scarf to a zebra cowl and snake socks. There are loads of scarves for small kids, big kids, and young adults, plus a cute collection of socks in the form of cats, owls, mice and more. Cowls and mittens, and some hat/scarf combinations, complete the set. With simple stitches, full instructions for making-up, and clear photographs to illustrate the all-important details, you can pick up your needles and knit a menagerie in no time.
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.
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.
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.
Knit Wear Love
In this follow-up to Knit to Flatter, author Amy Herzog is back with more real-talk for knitters. In Knit Wear Love, she guides us through picking a base pattern that not only works for our inherent shape, but also suits our size and style - all with the skill of a top-notch teacher and designer and the honesty and humor of a BFF.Known for her uncanny ability to simplify what might initially seem complex, Herzog masterminded for Knit Wear Love an easy mix-and-match pattern system that allows us to choose among the eight key sweater forms (pullover, cardigan, vest, cowl, tunic, wrap, tank, and bolero/shrug); eight fashion styles (modern, classic, romantic, sporty, bohemian, avant-garde, vintage, and casual); a trove of customization details; ten sizes; and three gauges of yarn. The result? Sweaters we can knit with confidence, wear with pride, and love for many years to come.
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!
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.
Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic
From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman comes Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation.The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting - woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story.Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators - and lovers - of magic.
Transform your home and make unique gifts using a loom!Loom knitting is a great craft for beginners - you can start small and build your confidence as you go.Clear, informative artworks guide you every step of the way.Most projects take very little time and can be made with no more than one ball of yarn.
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!
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.
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