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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!

Stitch, Fibre, Metal & Mixed Media Inspiration, Projects & Techniques for Textile Artists

Stitch, Fibre, Metal & Mixed Media Inspiration, Projects & Techniques for Textile Artists

Author: Alysn Midgelow-Marsden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Alysn Midgelow-Marsden shows how to use both textile-based and mixed media techniques to create beautiful artworks using metal in the form of shim, foil and woven fabric alongside many other materials. She shares her expertise in an inspiring variety of techniques from free machine stitching to gilding, embossing, needle felting, beading, printing, applique, making stitched foil fabric and using dry decal transfer images. There are seven beautiful projects to inspire and instruct textile artists everywhere, including a lampshade, bauble pods, decorative panels and a tablet cover. Artists can take inspiration from the individual surfaces that make up the pieces, the completed projects, and from the developments from each project, which have full, instructive captions. This is an invaluable resource for textile artists looking for new and beautiful ideas. This book was previously published as part of the Textile Artist series.

Learn to Sew in 30 Minutes: Machine Sewing 25 Quick and Easy Projects to Build Your Skills

Learn to Sew in 30 Minutes: Machine Sewing 25 Quick and Easy Projects to Build Your Skills

Author: Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Learn how to sew in 30 minute-lessons through a series of mini projects, building your skills and confidence as you work your way through the book. Unlike conventional beginners' guides, this book will get you making something straight away, without having to wade through pages of materials and basic techniques first. In addition, the quick little projects are usable, make great gifts for friends and family, are brilliant for using up scraps of fabric, and are ideal for fitting into a busy lifestyle - whether you are looking after children, working or travelling.

A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing Explore 30 Timeless Garments with History, Styling & Tips for Ready-to-Wear Results

A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing Explore 30 Timeless Garments with History, Styling & Tips for Ready-to-Wear Results

Author: Sarah Gunn, Julie Starr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Discover the secrets to sewing a stylish wardrobe with staying power! This guide walks you through thirty timeless garments to create, including a must-have button-up shirt, a flattering A-line dress, and a modern classic pencil skirt (pattern included). With a conversational narrative, the authors have created an engaging, informative guide to sewing by tracing the garments' origins, offering styling and sewing tips, and sharing a modelled photo gallery and charming fashion illustrations by Beth Briggs.

Hankie Couture Handcrafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs (Featuring New Patterns!)

Hankie Couture Handcrafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs (Featuring New Patterns!)

Author: Marsha Greenberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Marsha Greenberg returns with even more stunningly original doll-size fashions, flawlessly crafted from vintage handkerchiefs and paired witty lifestyle advice, in this newly re-designed and revised edition of Hankie Couture. Featuring a gallery of 125 unique outfits and accessories, with 60 new fashions and fresh Hankie Couture girl philosophy, Hankie Couture showcases an infinite variety of doll-sized styles for every occasion, from pyjamas to wedding gowns. The book also includes a how-to-guide with patterns and easy-to-follow sewing instruction to help you craft your very own unique outfits. Whether you're a crafter or doll enthusiast, Hankie Couture is the perfect book to unleash your imagination in transforming treasured heirlooms or colourful flea-market finds into one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles.

Caticorn Crafts 25 Purr-fectly Enchanted Projects

Caticorn Crafts 25 Purr-fectly Enchanted Projects

Author: Crystal Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Get ready for a whole lot of fun with purr-fectly meowgical caticorn crafts! What's better than a sweet fluffy kitten? A sweet fluffy kitten with a unicorn horn! From the creator of the website Hello Creative Family comes the ultimate book of caticorn crafts. Projects include: *Smitten Kitten Caticorn Ombre Picture Frames *Cotton Candy Caticorn Bath Bombs *Better Than A Ball of Yarn Rainbow Pom-Pom Pencil Toppers *Sleepy Kitty No-Sew Sleep Masks *Meow-gical Unikitty Flair Pins *And much more! With material lists, templates, step-by-step photos, and easy-to-follow instructions (along with a whole bunch of glitter, rainbows, and cat puns), this book is filled with magical projects that crafters of all ages and experience levels will enjoy! It's guaranteed to provide hours of enchanted fun. Keep your caticorn crafts for yourself or give them as handmade gifts to brighten someone's day! What are you waiting for? Let's get crafting!

Quilting with Kids 16 Fun and Easy Projects to Make Together

Quilting with Kids 16 Fun and Easy Projects to Make Together

Author: Wendy Sheppard, Gwendolyn Sheppard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Nothing is better than creating something with your own hands...other than sharing that with the next generation. Spend time together as a family while you pass down the craft of quilting and complete 16 kid-friendly projects together, from Christmas ornaments to full quilts. Quilting with Kids contains helpful guides to teach kids how to safely use their tools to stitch and quilt the basics. It even provides tips on how to recreate their own artwork into embroidery projects! Written by mother and daughter duo, Wendy and Gwendolyn Sheppard, enjoy the satisfaction of making something together, from generation to generation.

Quilt Block Genius, Expanded Second Edition 1001 Pieced Quilt Blocks and No Math Charts

Quilt Block Genius, Expanded Second Edition 1001 Pieced Quilt Blocks and No Math Charts

Author: Sue Voegtlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

From the best-selling author of Block Genius, this expanded and revised edition contains new smaller blocks for miniature quilts, new quilt settings, new sampler quilt patterns, and even a create your own block technique! Featuring 300 pieced quilt blocks that can be made into 1001 blocks, plus helpful tips to create even more blocks with easy math in a user-friendly chart format - you'll become a Quilt Block Genius! Author, sewist, photographer, and editor Sue Voegtlin wrote, sewed, photographed, and did the math for Block Genius, which has been used as a beginner quilting teaching book. Quilt Block Genius continues the process of creating different sized blocks for countless possibilities.

Wool Applique Heirlooms 15 Antique-Inspired Projects & Techniques

Wool Applique Heirlooms 15 Antique-Inspired Projects & Techniques

Author: Mary A. Blythe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Add warmth and texture to your home with wool applique. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you'll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse applique brings depth and colour to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

Zakka from the Heart Sew 16 Charming Projects to Warm Any Home

Zakka from the Heart Sew 16 Charming Projects to Warm Any Home

Author: Minki Kim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Add peace to your busy life with a cosy afternoon of zakka sewing. Stitching in her signature style, Minki Kim is back with sixteen crafts for your must-sew list. With a number of techniques, from quilting and wool applique to embroidery, there's something for every sewist! Advance your skills by installing a variety of zipper styles, bag handles, and hardware. From purses to pouches, these useful handmade gifts are ideal for gifting-and perfect for keeping!

Heirloom Embroidery from Brian Haggard 225+ Iron-on Designs

Heirloom Embroidery from Brian Haggard 225+ Iron-on Designs

Author: Brian Haggard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Over two hundred and twenty five embroidery designs from best-selling author Brian Haggard are now available as iron-on transfers, to make applying and using his designs a breeze. Transfer and embroider beautiful designs from his popular books Embroidered Memories and Crazy-Quilted Memories. From florals and banners to birds and bees, this book has elegant images of all kinds (and in all sizes, too!). All projects, patterns and instructions include both metric and standard imperial measurements.

The Ultimate Applique Reference Tool Hand & Machine Techniques; Step-by-Step Instructions; Choosing Supplies; Options for Embellishments

The Ultimate Applique Reference Tool Hand & Machine Techniques; Step-by-Step Instructions; Choosing Supplies; Options for Embellishments

Author: Annie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Sharing her passion for applique, experienced teacher and author Annie Smith teaches you everything you need to know to sew the quilt of your dreams! This colourful guide to hand and machine applique includes step-by-step techniques, plus advice on fabric selection, choosing supplies, and working with templates. Gain the confidence to design your own applique blocks and quilts, or flip to find several pretty patterns to get you stitching.

The Seedling Quilts 11 English Paper Pieced and Appliqued Designs Inspired by Medical Herbs

The Seedling Quilts 11 English Paper Pieced and Appliqued Designs Inspired by Medical Herbs

Author: Jodi Godfrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Create unique patchwork gifts! This book incorporates a range of patchwork and sewing techniques such as traditional piecing, English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing and applique. You can create baby quilts, pincushions, place mats, pouches, quilted trivets and more. Each project comes with step-by-step instructions and is suitable for the beginner as well as the more experienced crafter.