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15 beautiful embroidery projects from the era of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was as skilful with a needle as she was with a pen. This unique book from Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin showcases recently discovered 18th century embroidery patterns expertly repurposed into 15 exciting modern stitching projects. The patterns and projects are brought to life with glimpses into the world of Regency women and their domestic lives by lively historical features, quotes from Jane Austen's letters and novels, enchanting illustrations and inspirational project photography. The book opens with an illustrated introduction on historical embroidery. Next comes the materials and methods section, clearly explaining the key stitches, as well as providing information on threads, fabrics and frames. The practical section includes 15 projects for modern items. The projects are divided into three chapters according to the item the 18th century pattern was originally intended for with patterns for different skill levels: Embroidered Clothes: Dressed to Impress: Projects include Simple Sprig Pattern (Two Ways), Pencil Case, Clutch Purse, Apron, Housewife. Embroidered Accessories: How Do You Like My Trimming?: Projects include Napkin Set, Mobile Phone Pouch, Tablet Sleeve, Jewellery Pouch, Muslin Shawl. Embroidery for the Home: A 'Nest of Comforts': Projects include Tea Box Top, Work Bag, Cushion, Sewing Set, Tablecloth. It is more than likely that Jane herself would have used these very patterns for her own embroidery, and now, with Jennie and Alison's help, readers can stitch-a-long with Jane to make a selection of beautifully embroidered, practical items.
Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with decorative papers and book cloth. Nearly 300 color photos illustrate every step needed to make hinged lid, clamshell, and creative boxes. Necessary tools and materials are discussed in detail, and essential formulas are provided for each box type discussed. Basic skills necessary for the successful production of any box are also explored, including determining grain direction, pattern layout, cutting materials, covering book board with paper or book cloth, and gluing. Also provided are box making resources, a useful glossary of terms, and an appendix featuring measurement conversions. This 2nd edition includes a brand-new chapter on divided boxes, as well as additional creative box examples to further inspire you as you explore the craft.
Maker.Garden features 15 projects which will transform and make the most of your outdoor space. Created by Kerry Allen - whose award-winning blog Kezzabeth is the ultimate guide to creating stylish interiors from scratch on a tight budget - the projects range from simplicity itself to impressive, large-scale makes. Nurturing our outdoor spaces can be transformative, giving us a connection with the natural world that is essential to a harmonious life. From the smallest to the largest of spaces - whether a window box, balcony or acres of land - a beautiful garden can be created, perfectly equipped to grow nourishing vegetables and fragrant herbs, gather with family and friends, or sit in peaceful contemplation. Encouraging the use of reclaimed materials, learning new skills and building confidence with tools, Kerry's step-by-step instructions make it simple to create practical and beautiful features for your garden, from a living herb wall to a pallet-wood seating area complete with fire pit. Styling ideas accompany each project, as well as advanced options and top tips to help you fill your garden with self-built, professional-level items that will stand the test of time.
Maker. Home features 15 projects for the perfectly-designed interior space. Created by designer-maker Tobias George, whose brand is inspired by a love of good craftsmanship combined with a beautiful aesthetic and consciousness of materials, the projects range from the utterly simple to the technically advanced. Maker is the word for someone who creates with their hands. The physical act of making can result in something useful, beautiful, or both - while the process instils a sense of the value of the things we choose to surround ourselves with, and the peaceful satisfaction brought about by the act of making with our hands. Encouraging the use of reclaimed and sustainably-sourced materials, Tobias's step-by-step instructions make it simple to create practical yet impressive accessories for your home, from constructing and finishing a clean and pared-back chopping board made from oak offcuts, to building your own steam box and bending wood to create a Scandi-influenced desk lamp. Beautiful photographs sharing styling ideas accompany each project, inspiring you to fill your surroundings with well-designed items, built with your own hands to truly stand the test of time.
Continuing Zenescope's best-selling GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK line comes the beautifully detailed MYTHS & LEGENDS. This magnificent collection includes some of the best fairy tale artwork with Zenescope's take on Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and many more. Discover your creative side with these beautiful drawings, by incredible artists, as you enter a realm of imagination and colors. This artistic masterpiece is one to own in any coloring enthusiasts collection!
Dye, knot, and weave your way to gorgeous textile crafts--from delicate macram to eye-catching weavings, from sophisticated shibori to fibers dyed with all the colors of the natural rainbow. There's been a real resurgence in the textile arts--and Australian artist Natalie Miller is at the forefront of it! Join her in Woven Color and learn several popular textile techniques, plus 50 enviable projects anyone can do at home. With step-by-step photos and text, high-style displays, and inspirational images of Natalie's studio and travels, this book is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Chapter 1: Natural Dye Basics Ombre Indigo Dress Rainbow Scarf Logwood Tablecloth & Napkins Eucalyptus & Saffron Knit Scarf Red Onion Skin Lace Shibori Square Comforter Flower-Pressed Waterfall Skirt Pastel Spectrum Garland Cochineal & Indigo Dot Kimono Indigo Beach Towel Bold Gold Turmeric Sheets Chapter 2: Weaving Basics Easy Graphic Bands & Squares Roving Wonder with Neon Pops Landscape Tapestry Wild Weaving Bright Spiral Circular Weave Shaggy Cozy Cushion Mod Roving Lampshade Sweet Floral Scraps Woven Mat Fun & Free Form Tote Funky Tapestry Necklace Indigo Stripes Jacket Peruvian Hat Strap Girls Night Out Rya Clutch Soft Heddle Scarf Colorful Tasseled Earrings Yarn-Wrapped Tee Pee Chapter 3: Macram Basics Classic 70s Plant Hanger All-Natural Shag Wall Hanging Elegant Two-Tone Macram Wall Piece Saffron Knot Statement Necklace Cheerful Party Bunting Hot Pink Owl Wall Hanging Dip-Dyed Ombre Pendant Light Leather Breastpiece Farmers Market Knotted Sack Macram Vintage Chair Back Many Knots Chandelier
The art of folding is traditionally seen purely in terms of ori- gami and structures in paper, today it is used in many creative fields: design, architecture, industry, furniture, clothes, jew- els... These new domains are accompanied by a wide range of media and materials: cardboard, textile, metal, plastic... They all finally give in to the infinite resources of folding. This widely illustrated book, built around portraits and inter- views with creators which present their vision of the art of folding and its applications in their various productions, is an overview of these new and promising formal investigations. In this volume architect and origami expert Jean-Charles Trebbi cooperates with the architecture partners Guillaume Bounoure and Chloe Genevaux, who specialized in experi- mental applications of folding techniques with new materials. The book includes ten folding templates.
Seasonal Plant Dyes takes the reader on a seasonal journey throughout the year, showing them how to create colourful and environmentally friendly dyes using the different plants available in each season. At the beginning of the book there is practical advice on the best types of fabrics to use with plant dyes, details of a method that uses soya milk to help the dyes to stick to fabrics and some tips to help the reader harvest dye plants in a sustainable way that doesn't impact on the environment in a negative way. Each dye plant includes detailed horticultural information on how to grow them (or where to find them in the wild) along with notes on the best way to harvest them to ensure that the plant can be used year after year for making colourful dyes. Easy to follow tutorials on extracting the dye colour from each plant are then followed by instructions on how to dye fabrics and yarn with the plant dyes. Each season includes a project that utilises a collection of dyes from that season, bringing them together to create a beautiful textile project.
Master the art of needle lace making in this image-rich guide! Step by step, it explains the needed materials, takes you through the first, core skills, and teaches the process, from creating the pattern and preparing the support to separating, trimming, and smoothing. Detailed row-by-row drawings and photos clearly showing the threads' placements help you learn quickly and without frustration. Then follow the instructions for 40 different lace patterns. Included are many examples of ways you can use your finished lace in beautiful and creative ways, along with dozens of variations that will let you add your own personality to your lace, and understand the draw that lace making has had over the millennia.