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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!

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

Author: Trish Burr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This fantastic resource book contains over 70 iron-on designs from world-renowned embroiderer Trish Burr's best-selling embroidery books, plus 6 new bonus designs. The books featured are Needle Painting Embroidery, Colour Confidence in Embroidery, Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery and Whitework with Colour. Choose from a wonderful range of inspiring designs, including flowers, birds, figures, animals and small vignettes. The book contains a short section at the start which gives colour inspiration for every design plus advice on using the transfers; the rest of the book consists of iron-on transfer paper. Using the iron-on transfers is very simple, and each design can be used, stored then reused multiple times. This book gives embroiderers a bumper selection of designs to choose from - it will provide embroiderers of all abilities with the confidence they need to get started creating their own masterpieces.

Textiles Transformed

Textiles Transformed

Author: Mandy Pattullo Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A guide to transforming found and cherished textiles. Textile artist Mandy Pattullo shows how to source, refashion and repurpose vintage textiles to create beautiful collages and other unique textile objects. There are ideas for embellishment, stitch and applique as well as tips for transforming material into impressive quilts, bags, books, tablecloths, tapestry panels and wall hangings and much more. Following the make-do-and-mend and folk art traditions of previous generations, Mandy provides simple instructions for working with a variety of vintage textiles and precious fragments. There are projects for working with quilts, patchworks, linen, lace, wool and even deconstructing pre-loved garments. Each project beautifully demonstrates how fabrics and textiles can find a new and repurposed life and will inspire textile artists to incorporate these past beauties into their own work.

Lace Reimagined

Lace Reimagined

Author: Elizabeth Healey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Typically associated with frilly hankies and flouncy collars that are time-consuming to make and invariably white, the 30 projects in this book span the colour spectrum and make use of a range of media including paper, fabric, thread and even concrete! This original and exciting guide to lace is a visual feast of 30 inspiring step-by-step projects. It includes in-depth features and fascinating asides relating to the history of lace and it will encourage you to experiment and inspire you with handy tips. The projects use bobbin lace, needle lace, needle weaving and drawn-thread work, all of which are clearly illustrated for beginners. Some projects feature techniques such as using concrete and papier-mache; some feature ready-made lace, either entirely, or as something that can be added to.

Stitch Stories

Stitch Stories

Author: Cas Holmes Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera. Throughout the book are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.

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!

Shadowfolds: Surprisingly Easy-to Make Geometric Designs In Fabric

Shadowfolds: Surprisingly Easy-to Make Geometric Designs In Fabric

Author: Jeffrey Rutzky, Chris K. Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Introduces a practical craft art that utilises Origami techniques - specifically the hira-ori style - to create folded cloth patterns based on classic geometric designs. This book explains a total of 15 different projects, including pillow designs, lampshades, neckties, bedspreads, tablecloths and divider screens. Here is a book that introduces an innovative and practical craft art that utilises Origami techniques - specifically the hira-ori style - to create folded cloth patterns based on classic geometric designs. These patterns have been influenced by historic

Love at First Stitch

Love at First Stitch

Author: Tilly Walnes Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Love at First Stitch gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers by the author of the popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout. Instead of overwhelming the novice dressmaker with theory, this book is about learning by doing. Each chapter presents practical tips and inspiration to guide you through creating a made-to-measure garment from one of the seven versatile and adaptable patterns included with the book, which can then be personalised to suit your individual style. Peppered throughout the book are Tilly's top sewing tips, including everything from what to look out for when buying - or borrowing - your first sewing machine, through how to behave in a fabric shop to appear like an expert, to techniques for pressing perfection.

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.

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.