Category: Crafts

  • Pretty Funny Tea Cosies: & Other Beautiful Knitted Things

    By Loani Prior

    The Queen of the Tea Cosies is again to teach knitters the way to flip the normal tea comfortable right into a piece of art

    Loani past, tea snug knitter extraordinaire, is again with extra of her fabulously outrageous creations. This ebook includes 25 knitted cosies and other pretty issues, with the focal point at the beautiful: vegetation, leaves, fruit, crazy stitches, and fantastically knitted and woven textile. together with easy stitches, recommendations, and styles, this assortment is a must have for knitters and crafters and somebody who has ever desired to have a eastern Doll tea comfortable or Tibetan Tea Warrior tea comfortable. different initiatives comprise fancy coat hanger covers, Tutti Frutti Ears ("Please do put on any of the fruit dangling out of your ears yet provided that you're previous and whimsical and used to being visible out and approximately in strange attire"), potholders, and Double Knit Neck hotter with Woven home windows. comprises twin measures.

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  • Stitch, Craft, Create: Applique & Embroidery: 15 quick & easy applique and embroidery projects

    Want to attempt your hand at making lovely do-it-yourself chocolates? those really good quickly & effortless applique and embroidery tasks provide the chance to aim whatever new and extend your crafting abilities! From festive tree to lavender baggage, cushions to scorching water bottle covers, create gorgeous goods for your self, your folks and your home.

    Each distinctive venture includes:

    • Simple step by step instructions
    • Quick makes for speedy results
    • Beautiful images of the completed product to steer and inspire
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  • Every Last Piece: 12 Beautiful Design Inspirations Using Scraps, Strings and Applique

    By Lynn Harris

    Make the main of your stash with those twelve notable cover designs!

    Learn to exploit textile items of each measurement, from scraps to yardage, in "Every final Piece." writer Lynn Harris demonstrates a number of how one can maximize the way you use textile in quilts, together with string-pieced blocks, mini superstar blocks, applique, sawtooth borders and extra! conventional designs are refreshed through giving them a scrappy glance whereas different quilts provide minimalist attraction whilst small scraps are used on wide backgrounds. the cover gallery, in addition to the initiatives themselves, will encourage you to layout in methods you by no means imagined.

    Whether you are engaged on a present, becoming a member of a quilt-a-long or heading to a material change, you are going to love utilizing "Every final Piece"!

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  • Making is Connecting

    By David Gauntlett

    In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that via making issues, humans interact with the area and create connections with one another. either on-line and offline, we see that individuals intend to make their mark at the international, and to make connections.
    throughout the past century, the creation of tradition grew to become ruled via expert elite manufacturers. yet at the present time, an enormous array of individuals are making and sharing their very own principles, movies, and different artistic fabric on-line, in addition to conducting real-world crafts, artwork initiatives, and hands-on experiences.
    Gauntlett argues that we're seeing a shift from a ‘sit-back-and-be-told tradition’ to a ‘making-and-doing culture’. everyone is rejecting conventional instructing and tv, and making their very own studying and leisure as a substitute. Drawing on proof from psychology, politics, philosophy, and economics, he indicates how this shift is important and crucial for the happiness and survival of recent societies.
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  • Sockology: 16 New Sock Creatures, Cute & Cuddly...Weird & Wild

    By Brenna Maloney

    The writer of best-selling Socks attraction is again with a brand new posse of lovely creatures! during this sequel e-book Sockology, you're inspired to take it one step extra with a bit of extra advanced building and unending concept. From a lovely jointed undergo and fluffy sheep to a unusual many-eyed alien, those sixteen initiatives would certainly preserve you entertained (and challenged) for hours. don't be concerned, unique hand drawn templates are incorporated to lead you each step of how.
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  • Sewing in a Straight Line: Quick and Crafty Projects You Can Make by Simply Sewing Straight

    By Brett Bara

    Create a whole global of refined initiatives utilizing one basic skill.

    Absolutely someone can stitch in a immediately line. And with this one ability and a few easy assistance, tv host and artful specialist Brett Bara demonstrates how one can make customized domestic decor, fashionable models, and exclusive gifts.

    Sewing in a directly Line is a step by step consultant to making 28 deceptively basic initiatives that seem like they got here from an elegant boutique—far extra awesome than you will count on for such little attempt! those easy-to-make goods provide speedy gratification that even the busiest between us will relish. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, the various initiatives take just a spare afternoon.

    With Brett's eye for clean, smooth type and her encouraging suggestion, stitching could not be more straightforward. So escape your needle and thread, fan the flames of your computer, and get artistic. an international of home made probabilities is some effortless stitches away!
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  • Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More

    By Nicky Epstein

    You won’t think what you can also make with knitted circles!
     
    One circle can turn into a classy hat or an cute shrug. , and you've got a special purse or cover-up. Knit extra circles, and you'll make show-stopping scarves, capes, sweaters, afghans—even a beautiful lace costume.

    merely Nicky Epstein, regularly at the leading edge of knitwear layout, may dream up those cutting edge clothing and components that every one commence with an easy form. In her bestselling publication Knitting Block via Block, Nicky increased the standard block to striking model, yet that used to be just the start. Now she takes on a brand new problem and exhibits you the way to make a press release with circles.

    Mix and fit on your heart’s content material with a hundred circles and 20 inspiring initiatives that function every thing from cables to wealthy colorwork, tender lace, and over-the-top gildings in Nicky’s signature variety. You’ll locate step by step options on the right way to knit circles, either within the around and flat, plus specialist suggestions on customizing the tasks, with specific cut-and-paste circle templates to layout your personal styles.

    With this groundbreaking e-book, you’ll by no means examine circles a similar manner. once more, Nicky Epstein has outdone herself, starting up a global of inventive probabilities with a beautiful knitting reference that would have you ever knitting within the better of circles repeatedly.
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  • The Art of Resin Clay: Techniques and Projects for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects

    By Sherri Haab

    Become aware of the inventive chances of Resin Clay
     
    Imagine having the ability to imitate the glance of infrequent coral, create outsized yet featherweight assertion jewellery, or combine clay with different mediums—all with no firing. The paintings of Resin Clay explores the artistic capability of this fabric, in either air-dry and two-part formulation, and publications you thru every little thing you’ll have to get started: 
     
    •         info on selecting the right type of resin clay, crucial instruments and strategies, and security guidelines
    •         information for blending shades, completing, and including jewellery findings
    •         20 initiatives overlaying various inventive innovations
    •         Galleries of labor via influential artists and crafts designers who use this flexible fabric
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