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Sewing superstar, Debbie Shore, has created 23 ingenious storage solutions to keep the home and garden neat and beautifully styled.
The techniques and stitches are clearly explained using step-by-step photographs, and the projects are all simple to make using a basic sewing machine. Tidy up your home with a drawer liner, laundry bag, garden tote, iron caddy and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.
Debbie’s no-fuss approach and fl air for design makes this the perfect book for sewers of all abilities.
15 creative projects to make with children from popular designer Jane Foster. Creative Craft With Kids is the second book from up-and-coming designer Jane Foster and includes fun projects for parents to make with and for children to encourage creativity and experimentation. Using fabulous fabrics and papers from her own enviable collection, Jane, who is a former teacher, demonstrates how to cut, sew and stick with your children to create bold, colourful games, toys and accessories for your child's bedroom or play room. Whether you've got stacks of vintage fabric or papers or prefer to buy new designs, or even print your own, this book is packed with practical and inspirational ideas. Projects such as felt-faced toys, customized T-shirts and a patchwork quilt will need some simple sewing skills, but there are also no-sew projects including covered matchboxes to hide precious trinkets in, simple printing projects, and paper bunting. With bright colours and friendly animal motifs, Jane's fun and easy-going approach to her work shines through in each of the 15 projects.
'n Syserp het 'n besondere aantrekkingskrag danksy die lieflike glans, skitterende kleure en die sagte, sygladde gevoel daarvan teen jou vel. Al is dit veerlig, is dit heerlik warm in die winter, maar bied tog uitstekende beskerming teen die son in die somer. Met hierdie boek kan jy leer om jou eie syserpe te kleur en te druk en so fantastiese afwerkings te skep. Met 50 verskillende patrone en kleursamestellings om uit te kies, kan jy seker maak dat jy altyd die perfekte bykomstigheid vir enige uitrusting of geleentheid het, en wanneer mense jou daaroor komplimenteer, hulle trots vertel dat jy dit self gemaak het. Die tegnieke in die boek is eenvoudig genoeg vir groentjies om baas te raak, maar bied genoeg kreatiewe alternatiewe vir ervare kleurkunstenaars. Daar is by elke serp 'n aanduiding van die gevorderd-heidsvlak en tyd wat dit sal neem, sodat jy met eenvoudiger projekte kan oefen voor jy meer gevorderde afwerkings aanpak. Elke projek word met duidelike stap-vir-stap aanwysings en foto's gedemonstreer en leer jou om 'n verskeidenheid lieflike kleurafwerkings te verkry. Drukwerk met gebruiksvoorwerpe maak 'n groot deel van die boek uit, en jy sal verstom wees om te sien watter fantastiese voorkomste jy met alledaagse goed kan skep. Die boek wys jou ook hoe om linoblokke vir drukwerk te maak en te gebruik, treffende ontwerpe daarmee te skep en stralende kleurkombinasies te beplan wat almal sal bekoor, en dek al die nodige tegniese aspekte van kleur- en drukwerk. Die manjifieke foto's van die voltooide syserpe sal jou inspireer om sommer dadelik aan die werk te spring en jou ware kleure te toon!
A silk scarf has a special allure, embodied in its lustre and sheen in the light and the soft, silky feel of the luxurious fabric against your skin. Though feather-light it is wonderfully warm in winter and a fantastic sunscreen in summer. This book teaches you how to colour and print your own silk scarves, achieving fabulous finishes. With 50 patterns and colourways to choose from, you can ensure that you always have the perfect accessory for any event or outfit, and enjoy the thrill of telling people that you have made it yourself when they compliment you on it. The techniques in this book are simple enough for a beginner to master, yet offer lots of creative ideas for experienced colour crafters. All the scarves are rated in terms of production time and level of difficulty, giving you ample opportunity to practise the different skills involved on easier projects before tackling more challenging finishes. Each project is explained clearly with step-by-step instructions and photographs, showing you how to create a wide range of stunning colour effects. Recycled printing with found objects make up a substantial section of the book, and you will be amazed at the results you can achieve by using simple everyday items for printing. Also learn how to make your own lino blocks for printing, compose eye-catching designs and plan colour mixes that will dazzle and delight.
Follow Debbie's easy-to-use instructions and clear step-by-step photography; all the techniques are fully explained and all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine. Use Debbie's 'design toolkit' to customise the projects to suit your tastes and to successfully design and make your own unique creations.
This delightful new cross stitch book crammed with lots and lots of inspiring cross stitch border and flower patterns will excite cross stitch enthusiasts of all abilities.
There is something for every taste with a variety of borders, from bold geometric patterns with strong, vivid colours, to soft roses and lavenders, striking pansies and lovely garlands and corners. Use them to decorate tablecloths, towels, cushions, household linens or clothes. Why not test your imagination and put them together to produce an original sampler. Or use them for very special greeting cards and gift tags.
Excellent value for money, the book contains 92 design charts, each with many different elements and even more permutations for use in combinations.
Volg Debbie se maklike aanwysings en die duidelike stap-vir-stap-foto's; al die tegnieke word uitvoerig verduidelik en al die projekte kan met 'n basiese naaimasjien gemaak word. Gebruik Debbie se "ontwerphulp" om die projekte volgens jou eie smaak aan te pas en sommer ook jou eie sakke suksesvol te ontwerp en te maak.
Decoupage is one of those age-old crafts that keeps returning in new guises. The latest trend is to use fabric to decorate a wide range of objects from shopping bags to bedside tables, or bathroom tiles to storage boxes. It is a fun and easy way to recycle just about any object, and materials and ideas from many other crafts can be incorporated.
This practical, step-by-step guide offers a refreshing and original look at decoupage, focusing on the use of fabric and textiles as the decorative medium. The text is packed with useful information, helpful hints and sound advice.
Detailed instructions, supplemented by clear step-by-step photographs, explain all the techniques required to ensure beautiful, professionallooking projects, while magnificent photographs of all finished items provide loads of inspiration to get started.
Ever since it came to the world's attention in the 17th century, the world's most famous tapestry has been a source of never-ending speculation. This book highlights the background of its construction and the events of 1066 that it portrays. It details warfare and weaponry, armour and costumes, depictions of everyday life, houses and farming.
Lapkleurwerk om interessante patrone en kleure te skep, is 'n antieke kuns wat eeue lank regdeur die wereld beoefen is en die afgelope tyd weer met hernude entoesiasme aangepak word. Met hierdie titel ontsluit kleurkunsdeskundige Melanie Brummer die ongelooflike moontlikhede van gekleurde lap vir almal met eenvoudige tegnieke, huishoudelike toerusting en klaargemaakte klere. Sy neem die knoopkleurtegniek van die Hippie-era tot in die 21ste eeu en wys jou hoe om T-hemde te kleur, ou klere met kleur te herwin, die mooiste syserpe te maak of om kleurryke modestellings te maak met klere wat met haar beproefde kleurwerktegnieke versier is. Met meer as 50 projekte om uit te kies en met die vereiste vaardigheidsvlak by almal aangedui, is daar meer as genoeg vir die beginner en die handwerker wat tegnies gevorderd is. Elke projek word verduidelik aan die hand van duidelike stap-vir-stap aanwysings en foto's wat jou wys hoe om 'n groot verskeidenheid wonderlike kleureffekte te skep terwyl pragtige kleurfoto's die voltooide items illustreer. Die titel verduidelik ook die chemiese prosesse wat by kleurwerk betrokke is en lei jou deur die tegniese aspekte van kleur en kleurwerk. Dit sal jou help om jou lewe van 'n vaal blou baadjie in 'n Josefskleed van reenboogkleure te omskep. Begin sommer nou eksperimenteer en leef jou uit in jou eie kleure.
Die ontwerpe is pragtig en stylvol en sal ook jou omgewing verfraai. Al die projekte kan met 'n gewone naaimsajien gemaak word. Maak seker dat elke ding in jou huis 'n bereplek het met laaiverdelers, wasgoed-, speelgoeden handwerksakke, 'n breinaald-bererol, borduurringmandjies, geskenkpapierhouer, toetreksakkie vir juwele en vele meer. Stap-vir-stap fotos en duidelike aanwysings, beskrywings van al die steke en tegnieke en pragfoto's van die voltooide projekte, maak hierdie boek moeilik om te weerstaan.
Keep it simple and do it well. The Merchant & Mills Sewing Book contains fifteen step-by-step projects aimed at guiding you gently but firmly through the basics of sewing. Each project you make from this book will be stylish, but above all, useful. Part I of the book presents a fundamental overview on the art of sewing, the tools and materials you will need and homegrown tips on essential good practice. In Part II, seasoned dressmaker Carolyn Denham leads you step by step through fifteen achievable projects, each building on the skills gained as you progress through the book. First, equip your sewing room with practical items you never knew you needed, such as a Tailor's Ham, Sleeve Roll and an Ironing Board Cover (essential items for good pressing practice), a Hussif (the ever ready portable sewing kit) and a Maker's Apron (utilitarian chic for good workers). Then go on to use your new sewing skills to make cushions, throws and bags before progressing on to garments with the Tailored Shawl and Fisherman's Top, using the paper patterns provided in the back of the book. Make them all and you will be a very capable dressmaker with a raft of functional, beautiful, handmade goods.
With an emphasis on Jane Brocket's 'gentle' approach to craft, this book celebrates the simple act and very enjoyable pleasures of stitching. In a collection of more than 40 projects, Jane will show you how to make simple, stylish, and eye-catching pieces for your home. Whatever you choose to make, from quilts and samplers to needlepoint pin cushions and stitched greetings cards, Jane's unique take on stitching will ensure that the creative process is as enjoyable as seeing the finished object. The author's text and photographs outline her inspiration for each project, and includes her top tips on the best places to find fabrics, ribbon, buttons and everything else you need to create beautiful, gentle stitching. With techniques as varied as Japanese Sashiko, kantha quilting, traditional cross stitch and modern day 'crinoline ladies', there is something here for every keen stitcher. Word count: 50,000
Stylish and practical garments to sew for active children, inspired by Japanese traditions. This beautiful new book of functional, stylish designs for children contains over 20 original sewing projects for shirts, dresses, tunics and tops, as well as skirts, pants, jackets and charming accessories. This collection has been designed with active boys and girls in mind. The cut is classic and the fabrics are beautiful, with delicate detailing and impeccable finishing. Every garment is handmade with love. Combining true practicality with contemporary style, Mariko's unique designs will inspire you to create comfortable and attractive clothing for your children. Includes an envelope of paper patterns with all pattern pieces in four sizes, printed at actual size ready to trace off. Word count: 30,000
Fabric painting is a forgiving craft, allowing you to add your personal touch when you apply paint to textiles. This title is filled with fresh ideas for this evergreen craft and gives a modern take on a timeless pastime. Fabric painting is for everyone and the authors delight in sharing their secrets discovered over many years of hands-on painting and teaching. Here's what the title offers: new ideas on colour and colour mixing; advice on choosing fabric, design, paint and colours; a wide range of fabric painting techniques explained; step-by-step photographs and instructions for over 50 projects; many more ideas from finished items photographed in stunning surrounds; completely original designs with templates included.
New Ideas in Fusing Fabric by the author of the best-selling Fusing Fabrics takes a new look at the techniques of the soldering iron that have revolutionized textile art. The author takes you through the key techniques of cutting, bonding and mark-making and then expands on the various new ways you can use these techniques, particularly while using new synthetic materials such as Evalon, Lutradur and polymetallic materials. Many traditional embroidery and sewing techniques have been the inspiration for Margaret Beal's latest ideas, and some of the techniques discussed use the principle of drawn thread work, insertions, patchwork, seams and layering. She has developed new and challenging approaches by experimenting with a variety of synthetic fabrics, creating new surface textures, distorting surfaces and combining and manipulating these to form three-dimensional pieces. The author gives detailed instructions on all the techniques, and a beautiful display of some of the most exciting textile art being made today.
Jane Foster is one of the UK's most exciting up-and-coming designers. An entirely self-taught illustrator and screen printer, her work is strongly influenced by Scandinavian and British design from the 1950s and 60s. Fun with Fabric is Jane's first book, and in it she presents 15 simple projects, using fabulous fabrics from her own collection. Jane shows you how to sew and stick to create bold, colourful accessories for your home. Whether you are already hoarding stacks of vintage fabric or prefer to buy new reproduction designs, this book is packed with practical and inspirational project ideas. Patchwork cushions, bags and quilts will need some simple sewing skills, while covered notebooks, a noticeboard and pen pots can be achieved with scissors and glue. Jane's fun and easygoing approach to her work shines through in each of the 15 projects. Here's to embracing the retro lifestyle!
Stitch yourself a merry little Christmas with What Delilah Did. With three themed collections: Merry and Bright, Stylish and Chic, and Classic and Cosy, you'll find something to suit whatever your holiday style. This thoroughly modern take on counted embroidery is all you need to create your perfect hand stitched Christmas. With a comprehenisve stitch directory, a variety of simple techniques and a selection of colourful bite-sized projects to entertain beginners and experienced stitchers alike, you will be hard pressed to stop yourself from making them all. Look out for Fair Isle-inspired Christmas Jumpers, a spectacularly stylish Polar Parade and a neon-infused Advent Tree that cannot fail to make this your merriest and brightest Christmas ever. So join Delilah in celebrating her favourite time of year with charts and instructions for 12 stitched decorations that are, quite simply, heirlooms in the making.
The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera. Throughout the book are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.
Celebrated quilt artist Sandra Meech's last book, Connecting Art to Stitch, explored the ways in which fine-art concepts can be taken into stitch to make outstanding pieces of quilt art. In this exciting new title, the author turns her attention to the rules of design, and how they can be harnessed - and broken - to inform your quilt-art work. You will learn how to recognise good design, and the immutable rules all designers need to know. The author's signature practical workshops and exercises help you translate these rules into your own textile work, stimulating your creativity and encouraging you to explore new textures, materials, techniques and compositions. Detailed analyses of textile artists' work provide a breakdown of how design rules can be applied. Illustrated with a wealth of inspirational images from the world's best quilt and textile artists, this beautiful book is a must-buy for everyone who wants to create better textile art.
Culled from two popular American women's magazines of the Victorian era, here are alphabets, initials, monograms, and common names in various letter forms-script, floral, geometric, Old English, block, ornamental, etc. No practicing needleworker can afford to be without it.
Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century lace design book by Queen of France's favorite patterner. Contains all of the nearly 100 original patterns for point coupe, reticella and guipure; the second part describes square netting and embroidery on cloth. 83 full-page plates.
Become a skillful sewer, even if you've never sewn a stitch before! Choose from over 20 projects for you and your home and quickly go from beginner to expert. Clear photography guides you through all the basic techniques before delving into the beautiful projects. Complete novice? Start with the simple shopper or pretty lace bow top. Ready for something a bit more challenging? Try your hand at curtains or even a tunic dress. Watch your confidence soar as you work your way through this brilliant book. Other titles in this series include: First Beading (9781843406136), First Crochet (9781843406129), First Card Making (9781843406143) and First Knits (9781843406112). Also available in 2014: First Cake Decorating Word count: 20,000
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