Discover a fresh, new take on the traditional craft of macrame, a craft that was incredibly popular in the seventies, and which is currently enjoying a renaissance. Macrame projects are the best way to bring the current trend for luxe, boho interiors into your home. This title includes very on trend macrame projects for inside and outside the home. Choose from 12 different projects with an 'easy' and 'more advanced' version for each so you can develop your skills as you go. Learn all the basic macramé knots with the knot tutorial library so you can get started with your favourite projects straight away, whether it's the ubiquitous hanging plant holder or a stunning statement arch for the garden or a doorway.
A beautiful collection of five quilts made using woolen fabrics for luxurious results. The quilt designs are simple and achievable for quilters of all abilities. The instructions include various techniques specifically for working with wool, including wool applique wool and combining wool with other fabrics, including cotton and linen.
A fun and festive collection of crocheted Christmas baubles and decorations from five talented designers, presented in Christmassy themes. Select one theme or mix and match to create your perfect Christmas tree decorations. The designs are suitable for all levels of crocheters and are quick and simple to make. Each theme offers five new patterns; choose from Santa's Grotto which includes the classic Santa Claus with his reindeer to traditional Christmas trees, elves and a string of dancing gingerbread men; or why not crochet a delightful Frozen Winter Wonderland of snowflake baubles, snowmen, hearts and candy bows complete with a Snow Princess. Our Fairy Tale theme is sure to appeal to children and features a fancy Christmas fairy with a jolly pair of Christmas birds, red woodland toadstools and a characterful Christmas gnome. If you are looking for something more sophisticated, you will be inspired by the stylish collection of Scandinavian Christmas baubles in classic red & white, complete with bunting or our stunning White Christmas theme featuring an amigurumi Christmas tree, with mistletoe baubles, snowflake bunting and Chinese lanterns with Christmas berries. All the patterns and instructions you need to crochet your bauble collection are included.
Fat quarters aren't just for quilters! All sewers love these inexpensive pieces of fabric and this book shows you how to create 50 fabulous projects from your stash! This unique collection of 50 quick-and-easy sewing projects includes contemporary ideas for DIY home decor, accessories, gifts and more–all made using fat quarters. Projects range from instant fixes like coin purses needing just one fat quarter, to quilts and wall hangings that need up to ten fat quarters which will really bust your fabric stash! Ten talented designers from across the blogosphere contribute their patterns–including cases and cosies, bags and baskets, pillows and playmats, quilts and clothes–bloggers featured include Kaye Prince, Kevin Kosab and Cynthia Shaffer from the US.
Crochet Infinity Scarves Crochet yourself a one-off infinity scarf with this collection of 8 new and individual patterns. Choose from a selection including a delicate lacy crochet scarf to a unique design inspired by the traditional granny square. Or why not try the 'Perfectly Plaid Infinity' scarf inspired by the plaid fabric that dominated the autumn winter 2014 catwalk collections. Whether you are looking for the latest crochet ideas, a pattern for a trendy Mobius Scarf or a contemporary take on a crochet classic, you will find it in this collection. All the scarves are perfect teamed with jeans and a sweater or paired with a winter coat for a walk in the country or the commute to work. All the crochet techniques you need to get started are also included.
Want to learn to crochet, but have no idea where to start? Well this book will guide you through the basics and have you completing your first project in just one day! Each new stitch is explained in easy steps with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed up with a project showing you how to utilize your new found skills. The 20 modern projects range from a super simple cafetiere cosy to a granny square blanket, plus there is a section dedicated to «extreme crochet,» using t-shirt yarn to create larger-than-life crocheted creations. In addition, crochet charts are included for each stitch and pattern with the author explaining, in detail, how to read and follow charts. The author's chatty, informal style will take you on your journey from newbie to fully-fledged crocheter and before you know it you'll be crocheting and making fantastic homemade presents for friends and family. Crochet blogger Sarah Shrimpton, who blogs under the name Annaboos House, is a self taught crocheter and former teacher, who started blogging for fun and now has over 7k followers on Instagram.
The fabulous Kim Kruzich aka Retro Mama showcases her unique style and skill with color in this contemporary collection of 20 simple sewing projects all designed to be made from leftover fabrics, Genius! The 20 adorable handmade projects in Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing combine sewing, patchwork, applique and embroidery and include bags, cushions and pillows, quilts, baby bibs, soft toys, organizers, bookends, hotpads, mats and more, all using Kim's charming motifs including owls, dolls, cats, birds, clouds, fruits, bears and houses. With over 10,000 happy customers in her Etsy pattern store, Kim's trademark easy-to-follow visual instructions and full-size templates make these projects super accessible and achievable, meaning even beginners will be sewing gifts and toys in next to no time, with the minimum of outlay on materials. Gorgeous full-color photography will inspire you to get sewing to use up your stash and brighten up your home Retro Mama style! Kim is a sewing pattern designer and blogger at Retro-Mama.blogspot.com.
With such a massive range of festive patterns and designs in the craft stores, crafting with washi tape at Christmas is the ultimate joy of the season! In this super collection of over 30 simple craft projects, author Kami Bigler of «NoBiggie» blog fame, shows you how to use washi tape in an array of ways to create fun and festive makes for the holidays. With quick and clever Christmas cards, pretty paper ornaments, embellished gifts, cute decorations, creative wrapping ideas and more, Washi Tape Christmas offers a wealth of creativity to get you crafting this Christmas.
Faux Taxidermy Knits offers you 15 fabulously quirky and fun knitting patterns that tap into the massive trend for taxidermy inspired craft projects with an ironic twist! Split into two sections, wearables and habitat, this unique book includes knitting patterns from moose and badger wall hangings and tiger rugs, to fox stoles and claw mittens for the modern, young knitter looking for something very different and new to create. The style of the book is very contemporary and fun with modern-retro photography to compliment the quirky nature of the projects. Lousie Walker is a young up and coming UK designer, professional knitter and blogger at www.sincerelylouise.blogspot.co.uk.
A fabulous collection of 60 contemporary cushion designs to transform your home. Using a range of different techniques from crochet to knitted intarsia motifs, cross stitch and embroidery, you can create cushions to suit any living space. Features endless gorgeous designs and ideas for all abilities. Includes a fully illustrated techniques section.