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Book Description 16 cute and quirky crochet cactus patterns that are quick and easy to make You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cactuses - just a crochet hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! This delightful little book contains 16 patterns for crocheted cactuses that can be used to decorate your window ledges, your table and anywhere else in the home. They don't need watering or feeding, don't have sharp spines and are quick and easy to make. Using simple crochet stitches and widely available yarn, there are diverse varieties to choose from, which are inspired by real cactus species. Some are embellished with beads and others have ridges, flowers, bobbles and look just like the real thing. They make perfect, quirky gifts for friends and family and all they need is a plant pot to sit in. With a short techniques section at the beginning of the book to get you started, you can make a whole display in no time - so pick up your hook and yarn and get started! Table of Contents Materials, tools and equipment 6 Patterns intro 7 Crochet techniques 8 Soil bases 12 Opuntia linguiformis 16 Lophophora 18 Echinocereus nivosus 20 Stenocactus obvallatus 22 Opuntia microdasys var. albispina 24 Pilosocereus glaucescens 26 Eriosyce napina 28 Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (mutant) 30 Echinocereus schereri 32 Astrophytum 34 Notocactus haselbergii 36 Opuntia quitensis 38 Myrtillocactus geometrizans 40 Parodia scopa 42 Tephrocactus geometricus 44 Mammillaria elongata 46
Antique Quilts Recreated: Leisure Arts
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Give your home that special feel of days gone by with this new volume of classic, traditional quilts. Use vintage or reproduction fabrics to create one of 18 beautiful, antique designs-old-time favorites like Colorado Quilt, Sunshine Aster, Bow Tie, and Mother's Handkerchiefs. Most designs are bed quilts, with bonus applications for table runners, pillows, wall hangings, and more. All quilt designs feature inspiring color photography and step-by-step directions, while select designs utilize time-saving rotary-cutting and quick-piecing methods. Created for Leisure Arts by House of White Birches.
Applique with Atittude
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Does your appliqué need a little attitude adjustment? Best-selling design team Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece O Cake Designs come to your rescue with creative new projects using bold stitching in contrasting colors of perle cotton thread. Mix & match full-size templates for bright, cheerful quilts and home décor. Give tradition a little twist and add a happy, carefree layer of color and texture to your work. Use this quick needleturn technique to add a touch of whimsy to anything you appliqué. Youll love making these chirpy birds, doodly daisies, and sweet tulips with your favorite fresh fabrics. * Mix & match full-size template designs for bright, cheerful quilts and home décor * Add a happy, carefree layer of color and texture to your work * Use this quick needleturn technique to add a touch of whimsy to anything you appliqué
Arm and Finger Knitting
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If you like large-scale knits or you appreciate the bigger stitches and open texture you can achieve by knitting with your arms or fingers, then you will find plenty of inspiration in Arm and Finger Knitting. Breaking free from the constraints of normal needle sizes, Laura Strutt demonstrates how to do all the usual stitches and techniques using just your arms and hands, from plain garter stitch to moss stitch, increasing and decreasing,and knitting with two or more strands of yarn at a time. To make the best use of the unique texture and scale of no-needle knitting, she has designed 35 stylish projects for you to make, for the home and to wear. There are stylish arm-knitted scarves and cowls, and a simple stool cover, but also finger-knitted wall art and even jewellery. You can arm-knit a blanket in under an hour, or create a stylish gilet from three rectangles of knitting in toning neutral shades. It's no wonder there is so much interest in arm and finger knitting when you can get spectacular results in such a short time.
Artful Log Cabin Quilts
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Starting with an inspiration photo or painting, choose fabrics to create your own artistic Log Cabin quilts. Learn to navigate visual pathways and composition, applying easy techniques and experimenting with colour. Student work is presented, showing that anyone can create an art quilt. Design and make your masterpiece with freeform Log Cabin blocks using this versatile method. "The book has easy to follow instructions and is illustrated throughout with fabulous images of work. A simple design idea that works and will transform your quilting. Great designs, great use of colour, fabric and stash." www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk
Babes In The Wool
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Fiona McDonald provides easy-to-use knitting patterns for making stylish, fun dolls, including a fabulous range of knitted clothes and accessories. This book contains all the inspiration you need to design and create knitted dolls of your own. Create wonderful knitted dolls with a fantastic range of knitted clothes and accessories, including coats, sweaters, mini skirts, dresses, tops, bikinis, swimsuits, scarves, hats and bags. There are nine dolls to choose from, each with her own distinctive style and personality, and with a wardrobe to match. They include sports-mad Samantha, Willow the sophisticated Celtic beauty, water-loving Rose and party-girl Poppy, to name just four, though all the dolls can easily be adapted to create characters of your own. The clothes are all interchangeable, so each doll can have as many outfits as she wants, and all of the items can be made using different colours and yarns to create an even more extensive wardrobe. There are easy-to-follow instructions for making the bodies, faces and hair, including handy templates for eyes, mouths and eyebrows, and the simple patterns mean that knitters of all abilities can enjoy making these dolls. Ideal for using up scraps and oddments of yarn, buttons and trims, these dolls will delight and inspire older children as well as adults. Easy-to-follow patterns and instructions make this book suitable for knitters of all abilities. Nine stunning dolls to choose from, each with her own clothes and accessories. All the clothes fit every doll in the book. All the patterns can easily be adapted, allowing the reader to design dolls and outfits of their own. Table of Contents Easy-to-follow patterns and instructions make this book suitable for knitters of all abilities. Nine stunning dolls to choose from, each with her own clothes and accessories. All the clothes fit every doll in the book. All the patterns can easily be adapted, allowing the reader to design dolls an
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Experienced crocheters can learn and practice a new stitch in this craft book that teaches how to achieve the sophisticated look of the bullion. The eight patterns included in this guide all use size-10 crochet thread or sport-weight yarn, and advanced crochet enthusiasts will be able to learn the bullion stitch easily with prior knowledge of basic crochet techniques. The stunning designs in this book feature a Renaissance shawlette, two different doilies, a necklace, a baby blanket, and a matching hat and scarf set.
Build A Bag: Tote Bags by Debbie Shore
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Book Description Create 15 stunning tote bag designs using the two reusable plastic templates. New from Debbie Shore, this is a brand new bag-making series with a difference! The 15 tote bag designs are created using the rigid plastic templates contained within the book; these two easy-to-use templates are durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus they are simple to position and use there is no need to pin them. The 15 tote bags are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results. The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, as you mix and match the techniques covered within the book; Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs. Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s trademark style and step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates. Table of Contents Introduction 6 Understanding the templates 8 Materials 12 Tools 14 Techniques 16 Debbie’s top tips 26 Glossary 27 The Projects 28 Simple 30 Crafty 34 Curved flap 38 Knot 42 Patchwork 46 Piped 50 Patch pocket 54 Purse with flap 58 Purse with zip 62 Foldaway 66 Quilted 70 Beach bag 74 Drawstring bag 78 Double pocket 82 Bow 88 A little something extra 92 Index 96 About the Author About Debbie Shore Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written 12 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website www.debbieshoresewing.com. Press The Sewing Directory Debbie Shore has released two new bag making books in a new series of books with Search Press the Build a Bag series. The first two books focus on Tote Bags and Occasion bags, each book containing instructions for 15 projects as well as tips on making your own variations of these designs. I hear that future books include backpacks and satchels. What differentiates these books from other bag making books is they both come with full size reusable plastic templates, so you can use them repeatedly without the wear and tear you normally get from paper patterns. They are thin plastic templates with slots for you to draw through to mark the shape of your bag, the flap or zip positioning. The templates are also transparent, so you can fussy cut your fabric. Each book has a handy plastic pocket inside the front cover to safely store your templates, so they dont get bent or damaged. Both books start with a guide to using the templates, to the tools and techniques you will need to make the bags (with step by step instructions and colour photos) and some tip tips from Debbie. The bags themselves range in size and complexity and include clutch bags, large totes and handbags. Some of them do look quite similar with just a detail like the bag flap changed but theres still several different styles and sizes contained in the books. The projects teach you different bag making techniques including adding zips, making pockets, sewing different shaped bag flaps, making piping, bag closures, making quilted bags, adding details like bows or applique etc. In her bag making tips Debbie lets the reader know which bag is the easiest one to start with. As with all her books the project instructions are easy to follow and have clear photos for every stage to help guide the reader. These books are ideal for those new to bag making and will help readers grow their bag making skills and confidence as they work through the projects. The plastic templates are a brilliant idea and a great bonus. I look forward to seeing the next books in this series. Postcard Reviews I always get excited when Debbie Shore brings out a new book. The 'Build A Bag' series is absolutely amazing. A brand new concept that is both original and simple, the 15 projects are stunning. The book and the reusable templates come in a folder and can be removed for easier usage. As always, the projects are beautifully presented and the instructions are simple to follow. the step by step instructions come in both a visual and written format, and with additional hints and tips they can be adapted and embellished to your own design. Each project has a coloured diagram to show what piece of template to use. For both a beginner and an advanced sewist, this is one book that will be forever loved. The bags as you would expect are amazing, and all are absolutely useful. I can imagine my friends are going to love them. They are a perfect gift idea. The only problem is knowing which to sew first!!
Debbie Shores Sewing Room Secrets: Quilting
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Jam-packed with hands-on, practical advice, and with gorgeous projects to practise the skills you learn, Debbie will teach you everything you need to know about quilting. Whether you are at the start of your sewing journey or are already an experienced quilter, you’ll be inspired by Debbie’s friendly and easy-to-follow approach to useful quilting techniques. Beginning with a section on quilting essentials she’ll guide you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need. The second section then introduces you to the key quilting techniques you’ll need to know: discover patchwork favourites such as disappearing nine patch and English paper piecing, different quilting styles, sashing, binding and more — each explained clearly with stitched samples or illustrated step by steps. Projects then follow a single or selection of core quilting skills, so you can put your new knowledge into practice. This is the ideal book for those new to quilting, looking for in-depth and helpful guidance, or for the more experienced quilter looking to brush up on their skills.
Easy as 1-2-3 Skeins
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THIS IS A NEW 128 PAGE SOFT COVER BOOK. CONTENTS: JUST ONE SKEIN: BABY STOCKING CAP ENGLISH POPOVER MITTENS PREEMIE BEANIE GREEN WITH ENVY SCARF HIP WINTER WARMERS FOR HIM & HER BALLET LEGGINGS BALLET SLIPPERS DRESSY BABY CARDIGAN BUTTON-UP HAT PULL-TOP BEANIE MARY JANES LACY STRIPE CARDIGAN GROOVY GIRLS NOTEBOOK COVER NO COLD FOOTSIES BEDROOM BALLET SLIPPERS UNDULATIONS SOCKS NAUTICAL STRIPED BOOTIES TEDDY BEAR TEDDY BEAR SWEATER FUN AT THE BEACH: GIRL'S SET SUGGLE BUG: BOY'S SET LOOPS & LADDERS SKULLCAP SOCKS FOR GRANDPA STRINGTOWN HAT INFINITY & BEYOND SCARF BUTTERFLY GARDEN STICKS LOVELY LACE CLUTCH PLISSADOS SCARF MEANDERLUST WINDOWPANES OF COLOR BEANIE SPRINGTIME BERET ADDED SPICE SCARF IT TAKES TWO: MAD-FOR-PLAID BLANKET PUMPKIN SEEDS VEST BABY TURTLEBACK CURVY CABLED SCARF CRISSCROSS CABLE SHRUG SEND A LITTLE CABLE ON A ROLL DOLL CARDIGNA BOBBLE-EDGED CARDIGNA LACE SOCKS CAT'S-EYE SCARF OR BELT RIDGED MOEBIUS EVERYTHING GOOD COMES IN THREES (OR MORE!): FLIRTY TOP SPLENDIFEROUS PANELED LACE AFGHAN LITTLE MISS PRECIOUS WINTER WARMTH HAT & MITTENS GENERAL INFORMATION: ABBREVIATIONS & SYMBOLS STANDARD YARN WEIGHT SYSTEM CONVERSION CHARTS SKILL LEVELS KNITTING BASICS CROCHET STITCHES FRINGE & TASSELS EMBROIDERY
English Paper Piecing
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Book Description In her new book Quilting On The Go: English Paper Piecing Sharon shares with you her love for English Paper Piecing and Fussy Cutting. She will guide you through all the steps of English Paper Piecing, starting with the basics. Work your way from the humble hexagon to stars, curves and more. Sharon shares her tips, techniques, and her preferred products to help you achieve great results and what to look for when choosing fabrics to fussy cut.
Foolproof Walking Foot
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Book Description Take your machine’s walking foot for a walk on the wild side and move beyond basic stitch-in-the-ditch quilting! In her follow-up to best-selling Foolproof Machine Quilting, award-winning author Mary Mashuta teaches you how to quilt attractive lines, curves, and geometric shapes with a walking foot. Take your machine’s walking foot for a walk on the wild side and move beyond basic stitch-in-the-ditch quilting! In her follow-up to best-selling Foolproof Machine Quilting, award-winning author Mary Mashuta teaches you how to quilt attractive lines, curves, and geometric shapes with a walking foot. The book includes a multitude of designs, each adapted for walking-foot quilting and marked with clock icons to indicate the skill level and time required to accomplish it. This visual guide provides an inspirational gallery of 30 finished quilts and is enhanced by detailed photos of successfully quilted blocks, center panels, sashing, borders, and corners. Includes clock icons for each design to indicate the skill level and time required to accomplish Custom designs to fit every block, border, and cornerwith no marking and no math Ideas for using commercial quilting templates, paper cuttings, and traditional sashiko-style designs Decorative stitches, hand quilting, and embellishments are used to enhance piecing