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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!
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 Traditional cloth dolls have been replaced by crying, laughing and walking dolls.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.
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.
What better way to celebrate and appreciate the natural beauty of flowers than to recreate it into glorious felt that can be adorned, worn or used as decorative embellishments? Gillian Harris, bestselling author of Complete Feltmaking and Carnival of Felting, invites you to learn the fundamentals of felting while making bright and colourful blooms. Flowers in an array of colours from near and far are included, from simple white daisies and lilies, cheery yellow daffodils, sunflowers and primroses, to striking red roses, tulips and poppies. If you prefer something more dramatic, there are vibrant pink cherry blossoms, fuchsia, carnations, rich purple irises, pansies and passionflowers. With little more than a selection of wholesome Merino wooltops, you'll soon become adept at fashioning realistic looking petals resplendent with delicate details, as well as crafting stems, seedpods and leaves to give your felt flowers a fantastic finishing touch. Felting Fabulous Flowers contains all the simple tips, tricks and easy techniques you need to create impressive, vibrantly coloured decorations to be proud of in just a matter of hours. Word count: 15,000
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.
Discover a fresh take on a traditional craft in this ultimate introduction to the art of punch needling. Giving this forgotten craft a modern twist is author Arounna Khounnoraj (aka Bookhou). One of Canada's most sought after mentors and creatives, she has caused a social media storm with her beautiful images and videos featuring her modern interpretation of this craft. In Punch Needle Workshop she shows you how to create your own floral and abstract designs, teaches the basic stitches and guides you in mastering punch needling through a stylish collection of 20 homeware and accessory projects. It won't take long to ace, as this is one of the most straightforward crafts to pick up - all you need is your hands, a ball of yarn, some fabric and a punch needle. Discover how to create stunning cushions, wall art, bags, a blanket and an impressive rug with the help of illustrated step-by-steps, pattern charts and inspirational project photography. Each piece highlights Arounna's beautiful botanical and abstract pattern work, sense of colour and combination of stitches, which bring this age-old technique bang up to date. Arounna also shows you how to develop and translate your own designs into beautiful pieces to feature around your home. So once you have mastered the basics, you can begin to design your own creations... the possibilities are endless.
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.
An acclaimed rawhide braider of horse gear, Luis Ortega elevated his craft to collectible art and influenced a generation of gear makers. This book is the most comprehensive overview of his life, art, and career and the first book-length work on rawhide braiding in North America, charting changes in horse gear over five decades.Chuck Stormes and Don Reeves introduce readers to an itinerant cowboy who strove for a level of craftsmanship and artistry above what the market expected - and to be the best in his field. Although grounded in the Spanish vaquero tradition, Ortega's work was shaped by his quest for excellence and an intuitive sense of how to fashion humble items into objects of lasting beauty. Ever a private man, he viewed his craft as a calling yet rarely sought attention even after his reputation was established. More than a biography, the book is a richly illustrated overview of this expert braider's art. Some 100 illustrations, 70 in color, offer close-ups of Ortega's work that depict the intricacy of his reins, quirts, and other pieces. From eight-strand reatas to figure-eight hobbles, the beauty, functionality, and painstaking care of his output shine through in every piece. This elegant volume allows readers to better understand the Hispanic foundations of the American cowboy as it portrays the work of a man recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Master Traditional Artist. It will stand as a definitive work on Ortega and a tribute to his craft.