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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!

Fat Quarter: Accessories

Fat Quarter: Accessories

Author: Susie Johns Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Fat Quarter: Accessories is the latest title in the successful 'Fat Quarter' series. This title is packed with 25 stash-busting sewing projects, all made from fat quarters or fabric scraps and aimed at beginner to intermediate crafters. Each project has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions as well as beautiful photographs of the finished pieces. Fat Quarter: Accessories also contains a comprehensive techniques section. This book also shows how to create a wide variety of accessories including brooches and badges, earrings, bracelets, headwear, keyrings and charms.

Felt Animal Families

Felt Animal Families

Author: Corinne Lapierre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2020

Popular author Corinne Lapierre brings us another delightful book of beautiful felt creatures. Fabulous Felt Animals includes families of deer, raccoons, foxes, rabbits, bears and mice, all brought to life with cute outfits and fun accessories. The animals are made using ready-made craft felt that is easy to work with and soft to the touch, and are hand-sewn using simple stitches. Clear step-by-step instructions are provided for every project, accompanied by gorgeous photographs and Corinne's delightful illustrations, and there are same-size templates at the back of the book for all the animals, clothes and accessories.

Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses

Cross Stitch Wildflowers and Grasses

Author: Hisako Nishisu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2020

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.

Crafting a Felt Farm

Crafting a Felt Farm

Author: Rotraud Reinhard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

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.

Dressmaking Notes

Dressmaking Notes

Author: David Charles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2020

Finally, a place to keep all your dressmaking notes! Whether it's noting pattern adjustments, sketching new design ideas or simply writing down which dressmaking books you want to buy next, this lovely ruled notebook is the perfect solution. Featuring a lovely soft-touch cover and 100 lined pages, this sweet notebook is the perfect size to keep in your project bag and always be by your side.

Foolproof Fabric Dyeing

Foolproof Fabric Dyeing

Author: Linda Johansen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2020

Get info on all of the basics you need to dye fabric, including necessary tools, the best dyes, which fabrics to use, precautions, and more-all in one handy reference tool!

Felted Animal Knits

Felted Animal Knits

Author: Catherine Arnfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2020

Fuse two of your passions - knitting and felting - to create gorgeous, woolly animals filled with character. In this incredibly inspirational and unique book, Catherine shows you how to knit, wet felt and needle felt 20 cute creatures that you, your friends and family will love! Whether you love lions, rave over rabbits, are awed by alpacas, crazy for koalas or head over heels for Highland cows, there is a stunning variety of animals for you to choose from and make. Only basic knitting skills are required (cast on, cast/bind off, knit, purl, increase and decrease) and the wet felting process is simpler than you think! Then, once you've stuffed and sewn them up, you'll see how easy it is to needle felt details onto your velvety friend to create a fun and realistic creature! Whatever your skill level, a friendly and comprehensive techniques chapter is included on knitting, wet felting and needle felting, all accompanied by clear, fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions - so you can dive into your designs with confidence and creativity. The tools and materials needed are basic, easy to source and cost very little, making these fuzzy critters perfect for beginner crafters, or more experienced knitters and felters looking for fresh ideas and effortless projects.

Crochet Mini Animals

Crochet Mini Animals

Author: Thuy Duong Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/05/2020

Crochet these tiny projects to add to your miniature collection! The Crochet Mini Animals kit includes all the materials you'll need to create 12 mini projects: 7 colors of cotton crochet thread, seed bead eyes, embroidery floss, wire, a 1mm crochet hook, a metal tapestry needle, and fiberfill stuffing. The 72-page paperback instruction book contains photos and illustrations to guide you step-by-step in creating your mini menagerie. If you squeal with delight over tiny, adorable handmade creatures, you'll be hooked on making these mini animals!

How to Sew

How to Sew

Author: Mollie Makes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The complete beginners' guide to sewing with 20 exclusive projects. Sewing is the perfect hobby - it's relaxing, creative and useful! Now the team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful sewing projects. Featuring 20 fun and stylish makes, this book will appeal to all skill levels, but the step-by-by step instructions and comprehensive techniques section make it perfect for complete beginners - building their confidence from the basics of hand-stitching, through utility and decorative stitching to machine sewing and beyond! Make great gifts like a dapper bear pyjama case or hedgehog sewing set; run up cute wedding favours, a foxy sleep mask or a beautiful make-up brush case; cosy up your home with fruity floor cushions, an easy peasy patchwork quilt or Christmas stockings; or makeover your wardrobe with an on-trend A-line skirt, embellished t-shirt or the picture perfect trapeze sundress. This book has everything to inspire readers to clear their kitchen tables and get sewing!

Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls

Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls

Author: Yuki Araki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2020

Make your own cute and fashionable clothes for girls with this easy-to-use sewing book. Author, Yuki Araki is one of the most recognized names in the growing sewing-for-children movement. The mother of two daughters, Araki has become a DIY sewing favorite because she knows what young girls want. They like to wear stylish clothes that also let them play with ease. Moms adore the relaxed aesthetic of Araki's simple mix-and-match play clothes and accessories, and young girls are happy wearing them because they're both cute and comfortable. Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the sewing patterns in this Japanese sewing book are simple, casual, and look good on any girl. Araki provides westernized patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for twenty-two pieces. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing designs include: Shoulder-tie camisole top and dress Classic smock shirt and dress Four variations of a basic elastic-waist skirt Shorts and easy-breezy kid-style leggings to pair with any top Button-front and pullover tops Adorable bucket hat Parents will love dressing their kids in these economical and easy-to-make clothes. Nothing could be simpler-or sweeter!

Capsule Craze

Capsule Craze

Author: Rebecca Elligton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2020