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Leerwerk is een van die tradisionele handwerksoorte wat tans 'n oplewing beleef. Hierdie boek is 'n uitstekende gids vir die gewilde, eeue-oue kuns. Enigeen kan aantreklike leeritems met 'n professionele afwerking maak deur 'n handjievol basiese tegnieke te bemeester. Die skrywer lei jou om met enige van 'n groot verskeidenheid leersoorte, enkele gereedskapstukke en die volledige patrone in die boek pragtige en funksionele handgemaakte sakke, bykomstighede, geskenke en dekoratiewe items vir jou huis te skep. Die 50 oorspronklike projekte is tydloos en prakties, en gedetailleerde aanwysings met stap-vir-stap foto's sal verseker dat jy alles self kan nadoen. Lieflike volbladfoto's van die voltooide projekte sal jou inspireer om sommer dadelik weg te spring. Die boek se inhoud sluit die volgende in: kies van materiaal en gereedskap; sleuteltegnieke soos kleur, sny, gate pons, en afkanting; steke wat vir die projekte gebruik is; invoeg van ritssluiters; afwerking van buitesakke en stroke; meer as 50 patrone vir projekte, met variasies; projekte wat wissel van eenvoudige beursies, oorringe en armbande tot 'n drasak vir hout, 'n oornagsak, 'n rugsak en 'n elegante poef. Beginners kan met 'n eenvoudige sleutelhouer wegspring en stelselmatig vorder na die maak van belde, beursies en sakke, terwyl meer ervare leerwerkers inspirasie sal put uit die oorspronklike eietydse ontwerpe.
Leatherwork is enjoying a resurgence in the craft world. This book is an invaluable guide to this popular and age-old craft. Anyone can learn to make attractive leather articles with a professional look by mastering a handful of basic techniques. Using any of the many kinds of available leather, some leatherwork tools and the designs in this book you can produce beautiful and functional handcrafted accessories, gifts and items for your home. The 50 original projects, both timeless and practical, are lavishly illustrated with step-by-step photos and styled shots of completed articles, with detailed instructions to ensure that you cannot go wrong. The book covers: selection of materials and tools; key techniques such as dyeing, cutting, punching, bevelling; stitches used for the projects; inserting zips; finishing of pockets and straps; more than 50 templates for projects, with variations; projects ranging from earrings, simple bracelets, wallets and desk accessories to a wood carrier, an overnight bag, a back pack and a pouffe. Beginners can start small with a simple key fob, then build up to belts, a wallet and bags, while experienced leatherworkers will find inspiration in the contemporary and unusual designs.
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.
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.
'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!
This irresistible step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Using a combination of thread, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork and other techniques, you can produce sweet strawberry blossoms, delightful daffodils, a ring of daisies, magnificent wild roses, chamomiles and poppies in 3D, with butterflies and ladybirds, and so much more. Packed with information and many new techniques, this book will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread. All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three-dimensional effect. An extensive range of step-by-step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong.
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.
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.
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.
Includes 15 original and inspiring projects Ideal for beginner or seasoned sewers Cheap and quick ideas with stunning results Whether you're a beginner sewer and want to test the crafty waters, an old hat with an odd bit of fabric you'd like to use up or just curious to discover what you can make with one square yard then this book is for you. Lena Santana has devised 15 simple, beautifully made projects from one piece of fabric. There's no need to worry about buying new fabric - this eco-friendly selection will ensure that you'll have all the help you need to use up those so-loved leftovers. The stylish ideas range from a Gathered Skirt and a Ruffle Collar to a Table Mat and a Bikini. It's as easy as it sounds. Other titles in the series include One Ball of Wool, One Piece of Paper and One Block of Wood.
Make little girls' dreams come true with the prettiest sewing projects ever imagined! Sewn in Liberty's timeless classic florals, rainbow hues and delicate prints, this exquisite collection of easy sewing patterns will help you bring joy and colour to any little girl's life. Let her snuggle up in a quilt... twirl and whirl in skirts and dresses... play-fight with pillows... carry her treasures in bags and purses... become best friends with a topsy turvy doll... and pretty up every part of her bedroom with lampshades, curtains, cushions and more. Featuring Liberty Art Fabrics - the world's most desirable fabrics with a unique heritage dating back over 100 years - and created by life-long Liberty lover and purveyor of fine fabrics Alice Caroline, this stunning book will wow you with the beauty yet genuine simplicity of the makes.
20 costumes for boys and girls aged 4-8 years Includes a CD with patterns to the size you need Helpful hints and techniques throughout Best Ever Kids Costumes is a charming collection of costumes to capture the imagination. From a sword-wielding pirate and pretty-in-pink fairy to a hip-hop Easter bunny and an `out of this world' astronaut, the projects are perfect for afternoon dress-ups with friends. Each project is accompanied by colour photography, easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. PatternMaker CD (which runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP) combines easy-to-use pattern drafting software with ready-made computerised pattern collections. A simple step-by-step pattern wizard asks you to select the costume you want, and the computer draws the pattern for you - in the perfect size and fit! Basic skills are all that's required to create these wonderful designs. All techniques are clearly explained and a skills section can be found at the front of the book. Whatever the occasion, get stitching and create the best costume in the room. (35,000 words)
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.
This title teaches more than 60 brand new techniques, some easy, and some more complex. Whether you learn on the exquisite rose sampler specially designed for the title, or make only one rose, this is a book that you will refer to often for years to come, especially when you wish to do something exceptional. Learn how to make beautiful, delicate, realistic, silk roses and organza leaves, and have fun making them for a friend or for a special project. Perfect for silk ribbon fans, crazy quilters, fibre artists, card makers, dress designers - there is a rose in this title for every occasion: adorning a hat, knitted bag, crochet scarf, beaded necklace, a lid of a jewellery box. Or make a beautiful rose for that most special outfit of all-your wedding dress. Techniques include 16 different roses blooming amongst the latticework of rosebuds, leaves and stems. Learn how to make petals and rose hips, sepals, stems and leaves, spent roses and stamens, and gorgeous little birds, a birds next, beautiful butterflies, bows and wisteria. There is something for every crafter eager to learn how to create with silk and organza.
Fat Quarter: Toys is the latest addition to a fabulous series of stash-busting sewing books. There are 25 cute and colorful toys and games to make for young children, all from fat quarters or fabric scraps. Each project has clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful accompanying photography, and there's a useful tools and techniques section for those who are new to sewing. Ideal for using up leftover remnants of fabric, and the projects make great gifts. Projects include: tiger rattle, rabbit cuddle blanket, teddy bear, fox in sleeping bag, fishing set, bean bags, stacking rings, memory game, alphabet letters, number cubes, rag doll, picnic.
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.
Unleash your sewing imagination! Annie's Weekend Sewing features 30+ inspiring, quick and easy projects perfect for any room and every occasion. Craving a clutter buster? Our fun Sew Cosies make organising your sewing room a breeze. Upcycled canning jars are great for storing small sewing supplies, and these cute cosies are the perfect way to decorate them. Ready to bring the sunshine in? Brighten up your kitchen with our stash-busting Summer Fun Mug Rugs. Use your favourite fabric scraps to make this smiling duo in an afternoon. Dinner too hot to handle? Protect your hands and keep your meal hot with our Microwave Cosies. These handy cosies are perfect for heating up a mug of coffee, a bowl of soup or even a serving dish of food, and removing it from the microwave safely and comfortably. Don't miss out on this must-have special edition, sure to become a sewing lover's favourite! Get your copy and begin your projects today!
More than 75 techniques for dyeing, painting, printing and applying interesting embellishments. The focus of this title is on decorating fabric, with loads of inspiration and ideas for crafters, teachers, quilters, fibre artists and anyone who is fascinated by textiles. Photographs illustrate how off the peg items can be zhooshed up and plain lengths decorated for any purpose, including material for quilting fat quarters. Authors use clear, step-by-step presentation to demonstrate the layering of the featured techniques creating rich, sumptuous effects. The enthusiastic and descriptive writing style will whet your appetite and encourage even the absolute novice to play and experiment.
With this guide to mending and patching, you don't have to say goodbye to your worn favourite clothes. Throwing away damaged, yet beloved, clothes can be one of the saddest things, but what if you were able to fix those holes and extend their life? With Mend & Patch, you can learn to take care of your clothes, mending, patching and repairing so you can cherish all your garments. In the furthest corner of her clothes store in Stockholm, Sweden, Kerstin has a mending studio where she gives a new lease of life to people's favourite jeans. In this book, she arms you with the skills and ideas you need to mend your own clothes, whatever their wear and tear. There are emergency tips for mending in a hurry, including sewing in a button and repairing split seams. You will learn how to enhance your clothes with decorative stitches and how to mend with different materials, including leather, cotton, wool and denim. Packed full of simple fixes, as well as more advanced techniques, this book is perfect for sewers, crafters, and fashion lovers of all abilities and for those who want to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Make your own knickers with this collection of flirty, frilly pants from Delia and Erika at Flo-Jo Boutique. Knickers are the perfect quick-to-stitch sewing project and this collection includes six different styles of handmade lingerie for you to choose from. It also includes graded patterns for UK dress sizes 8-22. Delia and Erika's patterns have vintage appeal with their sweet retro styling and cute design features including ribbon ties and ruching. Choose from Liberty print briefs, lacy cotton pants, French knickers and stretch lace briefs, among others. There is even a pattern for how to transform a silk scarf into the perfect pair of knickers. Why not host your own knicker party with friends, wine and this collection of handmade lingerie sewing patterns? Includes patterns for all the knicker styles at 50% or you can download full size templates at the link featured in the book. Happy sewing!
Creating Couture Embellishment offers a step-by-step guide to manipulating fabric and making and applying a rich variety of embellishments. Chapters cover fabric-manipulation techniques of pleating, quilting, tucking, ruffling, shirring and smocking, as well as the fabrication and application of feathers, beading, embroidery, flowers, decorative ribbons and bows, bias bindings and piping, fringe, braids and passementerie. The heirloom quality created by the insertion or application of lace is also explored. A comprehensive sourcebook of ideas for the student, professional and home sewer alike.
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