From choosing yarns and hooks to making a loop and foundation chain, would-be crocheters will find all the basics of the craft right here. Holding the hook, checking the gauge, reading standard patterns, everything is covered in great detail with full-page photos and close-up drawings.
Learn to Knit provides complete step-by-step instructions from casting on to making buttonholes, plus a great selection of classic patterns for garments for all the family, accessories and home furnishings.
Quilters Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty, owners of popular patchwork shop Material Obsession, share 23 of their distinctive, colourful and contemporary designs. They explain how anyone, even those who don't think they are 'creative' , can confidently choose colours and patterns to create bold, easy-to-make quilts - perfect for today's busy craftspeople, be they novices or experienced quiltmakers.
Each of the pairs of quilts in this gorgeous new book by quilters Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke springs from a single idea or shared moment of inspiration. The results - like no- identical twins - are inextricably linked, yet intriguingly different. With their reinterpretation of traditional designs, as well as a characteristic bold use of dazzling colour and patterns, Kathy and Sarah's quilts will appeal to quilters of all levels - from new quilt-makers looking for the next challenge, to experienced quilters, ready to embrace some of the more complex projects.
In Amy Butler's Midwest Modern, this designer extraordinaire takes us into her house and studio to share her fresh aesthetic, which takes the honest, approachable, easy style of the Midwest in an exciting, contemporary direction.