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Needlework & fabric crafts

See below for a selection of the latest books from Needlework & fabric crafts category. Presented with a red border are the Needlework & fabric crafts books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Needlework & fabric crafts books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Crafting a Felt Farm

Crafting a Felt Farm

Author: Rotraud Reinhard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

A unique craft book in two parts learn to make a felted farm and enjoy an illustrated story! The crafting section contains step-by-step instructions, complete with beautiful colour photographs, showing how to make an entire farm with a range of needle-felted animals, people and buildings. The illustrated story takes those characters, animals and settings to tell a tale of a fun-filled day on the farm. Crafters may choose to make a couple of animals to supplement an existing farm set, but the entire farm is a wonderful project for an intergenerational group. Children can make simple items and animals, while adults can tackle more intricate projects. Throughout, experienced felter Rotraud Reinhard provides tips and tricks for working with felt and bringing colour and life to your farm.

Sewing Machine Reference Tool

Sewing Machine Reference Tool

Author: Bernie Tobisch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

Easy guide to punching plus 19 projects The Punch Needle Handbook

Easy guide to punching plus 19 projects The Punch Needle Handbook

Author: Rohn Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

A craft richly steeped in history and tradition, punch needle is changing the global craft landscape so quickly, it's hard to miss. Whereas some crafts take much time and expertise to master, you can pick up a punch needle and complete a project in less than an hour, with no prior skill needed. It requires just one easy-to-use tool, a background fabric, an embroidery hoop or frame, and yarn. Punched pieces make excellent wall hangings, pillows, ornaments, stool covers, chair cushions, purses/pouches, baby play mats, and much more! If you can imagine it - you can do it. Simple and easy, punch needle is an approach to creating personal and home decor projects that just require you know how to hold a pen. It's like painting by number... with yarn!

Colourful Fun Embroidery

Colourful Fun Embroidery

Author: Clare Albans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

Take time out to be creative and de-stress with these colourful, fun embroidery projects from Hello! Hooray! Ranging from things you could complete in an afternoon to others that you can take your time over, enjoy every step of the making process as you focus on feeling good through being creative. The finished makes will bring colour and joy to your home, workspace and wardrobe. The projects in this book allow you to craft your creative time by selecting makes according to timescale. Choose one of the crafternoon makes' if you want that sense of joy at finishing something, a medium makes' project for the days where you have a little more time for crafting, or for something to really take your time over you could stitch one of the longer pick me up' projects. Each project includes step-by-step instructions, beautiful photos and inspirational ideas for how to make each project your own. So take time to be creative with this colourful, feel-good craft book!

Make, Stitch & Knit for Baby

Make, Stitch & Knit for Baby

Author: Emile Guelpa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

This contemporary craft book is packed with easy, affordable projects to help you make unique baby gifts with a French-chic twist. From simple cotton bibs, shorts and soft toys, to a basic cushion and straightforward knitted blanket, the projects are clearly explained and easy-to-follow. Other crafty step-by-steps include a hanging mobile, finger puppets, soft rattles and sensory toys. Whether you're expecting a baby and want to add a personal touch to their bedroom, or you'd like to make something special for your grandchild or friends' babies, Make, Stitch & Knit for Baby is the go-to book for creating handmade, stylish baby items. Each project is set out with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and range from curious beginner, to providing inspiration for the more experienced crafter.

Home-Made Vintage

Home-Made Vintage

Author: Christina Strutt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020

40 easy-to-sew projects with a timeless appeal that will transform your home into a pure and pretty tableau of handcrafted detail. If you long to give your rooms a vintage air and country-cottage appeal, you will love the retro floral prints and timeless designs of Home-Made Vintage, your perfect guide to creating handmade, easy elegance in your home. The book offers simple-sew projects to transform every room into the romantic retreat you've always wanted. In this step-by-step guide, Christina Strutt shows readers how to make a wealth of projects for the kitchen and bathroom, conservatory and bedroom - and for giving as gifts as well. A skilled stylist and designer, Christina reveals how to create a look that is personal and unique, but not at all labour-intensive. Reusing old fabrics and accessories in new ways allows the vintage and modern to mingle beautifully - and also saves money and time. The charming projects highlighted in this delightful illustrated book include crisp linen chair covers, a chic fabric headboard, pretty flower aprons, dreamy voile bed curtains and soothing scented herbal pillows.

Anita Catita's Sewn Toy Treasures

Anita Catita's Sewn Toy Treasures

Author: S. Reis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020

Step into the world of Anita Catita and prepare to be charmed by the array of beautiful toy patterns to sew. Choose from gorgeous dolls, including rag dolls, ballerinas, pirates, kokeshi and fairies, and adorable animals including cats, rabbits, ducks, reindeer, bears and sheep. All the toys are made using easy sewing techniques and full-size pattern pieces are included. We live in an age when technology has overtaken toys. Traditional cloth dolls have been replaced by crying, laughing and walking dolls. Although seemingly attractive, these toys limit creativity. Sewn toys with their simplicity and tenderness reverse this reality and stimulate children's emotional and creative development.

Luna Lapin: Making New Friends

Luna Lapin: Making New Friends

Author: Sarah Peel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2020

Learn to make Luna Lapin's friends and their exquisite wardrobes. This collection of sewing patterns features five of Luna's best friends (as well as Luna herself) along with their clothes including Hugh the Hound, Daisy the Sheep, Ramsey the Ram, Rowan the Squirrel and Freya the Fawn. Author, Sarah Peel, takes classic garments and recreates them on a miniature scale and with exquisite fabrics including Liberty cottons, wool tweed and French lace. Full sized patterns and step-by-step instructions are included - as well as a collection of charming stories about the characters and their adventures.

The Complete Bag Making Masterclass

The Complete Bag Making Masterclass

Author: Samantha Hussey, Janelle MacKay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

Bag pattern designer, Mrs H, has created a collection of the latest bag making techniques, based on her popular weekend retreats, to create the ultimate reference book. Due to developments in hardware bag making techniques have changed rapidly and Mrs H shows readers of all abilities how to sew quicker and better with her bag making masterclass. There are variations for each of the techniques so readers can choose the method that best suits their abilities and build their skills up to the more advanced techniques.

Mandy's Magical Christmas

Mandy's Magical Christmas

Author: Mandy Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2020

Nobody does a handmade Christmas like Mandy Shaw! Learn how to decorate your home with unique and personal touches with this gorgeous collection of sewing patterns from the Queen of Christmas Craft. Featuring Mandy's signature Redwork designs and cute folk-inspired characters, this charming book brings Mandy's best-loved Christmas projects together into one volume. With inspiring lifestyle photography, step-by-step instructions and full-size templates, you'll learn to sew wreaths, garlands, pennants, hanging decorations and more, and bring some of Mandy's sparkle to your own magical Christmas.

The Tilda Characters Collection

The Tilda Characters Collection

Author: Tone Finnanger Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

This is an adorable collection of Tilda characters, complete with all the sewing techniques, designs and templates you need to create them. It includes four titles presented in a stylish slipcase - Birds, Bunnies, Angels and Dolls - perfect for both dedicated fans and crafters new to the Tilda series. Gorgeous colour photographs and delightful illustrations accompany each project along with easy-to-follow instructions for an array of sewing techniques, from applique to free embroidery.

Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses

Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses

Author: Hisako Nishisu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

Embroidery artist Hisako Nishisu invites you to try her new collection of elegant cross stitch designs, inspired by the beauty and simplicity of wildflowers and grasses. There are over 30 stunning motifs to choose from, so whether you admire the lily of the valley or the violet, or prefer to stitch the Japanese silverleaf, there is sure to be a project that will catch your eye. After a gallery of beautifully photographed embroideries, a cross stitch overview is provided outlining the tools, materials and techniques needed for completing these charming samplers. This is followed by a clear, full-page chart for each design. Once your floral sampler is finished, frame it and hang it for a beautiful addition to any room, or use the designs to add pretty motifs to your linens, clothing and accessories.