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.
Look beyond the overlooked, where the faded glory of the past provides the perfect backdrop for the present. A collection where time honoured traditions are cherished and nutured; contemporary tweeds, cosy cables and jewel coloured aran simmer and smoulder against gritty time worn walls, beauty really is to be found in the most unexpected places.
Once Upon a Time is a celebration of British traditional handknits with a hint of crochet. Inspired by the vintage patterning of the 1940's and 1950's, these modern and classic fit garments are perfect projects for mums and grandmas alike and fun for kids to wear too.
The collection of sixteen designs includes some of Marie's signature fairisles and detailling, with a selection of the garments having optional crochet trims.
This book, the 15th in Rowan’s very successful patchwork and quilting series, picks up on the popularity of Downton Abbey! Shot in the stately home of Port Eliot in Cornwall, this scintillating collection of quilts showcases the latest Kaffe Fassett Collection fabrics from Westminster Fibers.
Kaffe leads, as usual, his team of master quilt designers, producing some truly stunning new quilts. Brilliant photography by Debbie Patterson and with clear and accurate quilt instructions by Pauline Smith and Ruth Eglinton, this book is going to be a sure-fire winner with all enthusiastic quiltmakers. It features 20 quilt designs: by Kaffe himself, Liza Prior Lucy, Brandon Mably, Pauline Smith, Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, Corienne Kramer and Sally Davis.