Paint the seasons in your favorite colors with these wonderful crochet designs
Designer RedAgape (Mandy O'Sullivan) loves crochet so much that she needs to crochet all year round, without exception. She now happily shows you around her creative space in 12 outstanding patterns and shares her most colorful, splendid, and bright ideas to bring out the best of every season.
The book presents a kiwi cushion for summer, a leaf tote for fall, a heart blanket for winter, flower embellishments for spring, and much, much more Each season has plenty to offer, to make the most of all the happy and cozy moments that make that time of the year unique.
Whatever the season, you will find projects that will bring a smile to your face and allow you to be creative, all year round
There are classic blocks that will always have a special place in a crocheter's heart, and this book brings many of these patterns together in one gorgeous collection. Curated by crochet designer Sarah Hazell, 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks includes the most popular motifs, like the iconic granny square in many variations, shape-changing blocks, patterns for blocks that are worked in quarters or crosses, textured, lacy and mesh blocks, and many more.
An enduring favorite with yarn crafters of all levels, blocks are both portable and perfect for small bursts of activity. If time is short, then you can work a few rounds at a time, and being portable you can carry a few with you and work on one block at a time. They help you bust your stash or declutter by using up small quantities. And they allow you to create something as large or small as you want for your own use or as a gift.
Tips on how to select yarn and color combinations run throughout the book, helping you to gain confidence in these areas. Each block is flagged by skill level, accompanied by a short description focusing on its special features and characteristics, as well as charted and row-by-row instructions. The exciting combinations will remind you of why you fell in love with a particular block the first time around or, for newbies, it could be the start of a love affair.
This rich treasury of popular crochet designs, selected from vintage thread company leaflets, includes 150 patterns favored by crocheters during the first half of the 20th century. Included are eye-catching designs for creating a host of attractive domestic accessories: tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, edgings, and other pieces. All designs are accompanied by a complete list of necessary materials, while detailed row-by-row instructions guide beginning and advanced needleworkers through each step of the crocheting process.
Choose from heirloom-quality patterns including lovely lace edgings that will bring a touch of glamour to table linens, bedcovers, and the necklines of sweaters and blouses. You'll find a simple yet elegant Main Line tablecloth, revealing a charming filet-crochet motif of floral and foliated designs; a splendid bedspread composed of dainty diamond- and octagon-shaped motifs; and a wealth other attractive patterns.
With this inexpensive collection at your fingertips you can be sure of finding the project that's just right for you. Best of all, expert instructions make it easy to create beautiful crocheted pieces you'll cherish for years to come.
When you're done piecing a quilt, do you often wonder how to finish it with free-motion quilting? Discover how to fill setting triangles, blocks, and borders with a variety of traditional and modern quilting designs, divided into chapters by style: Lines and Squiggles, Curves and Pebbles, Swirls and Feathers, and Just for Fun. This is a must-have book and lifelong reference for any quilter's library. Gain confidence as you follow the arrows and see how to fill a confined space with continuous-line quilting motifs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles, and borders Discover which designs will work best before you sew by practicing your quilting; trace the designs with your finger or on tracing paper Whether you use a long-arm or home sewing machine, you'll enjoy quilting the wide variety of designsVideo
Discover the richness of historical embroidery 18th Century Embroidery Techniques. For the wealthy, the eighteenth century was a period of decadent splendour, and clothing was no exception - sumptuous fabrics were embellished with lavish, ornate embroidery. Gail Marsh, a costume and textiles curator and senior lecturer in fashion and textiles for many years, has delved into archives to research the techniques and tools that embroiderers of the day used to create such bewitching items of clothing. Her in-depth research is presented here in a highly readable and fascinating manner, with relevant quotations from ladies and gentlemen of the period, intricate drawings of costume pieces, annotated with the greatest detail and telling of the stitches, threads and techniques that were used, plus color photographs of the museum-held pieces.
This enthralling book is a must for any student studying embroidery, fashion and textiles, craft persons interested in historical embroidery techniques, creators of historical costumes for stage, collectors of textiles and costumes, plus any needlework enthusiast wanting to extend their knowledge.
Learn how to stitch all your favourite flowers, leaves and foliage, with this is collection of tutorials for 200 embroidered flowers and foliage. Discover how to stitch beautiful blooms including roses, daisies, daffodils, pansies and buttercups as well as more exotic blooms.
Modern hand embroidery expert, Kristen Gula, shows you how to create all the floral motifs from a stitch library of less than 10 embroidery stitches.
As well as the step tutorials for the flowers and leaves, there are 10 projects for home decor items and accessories that showcase the embroidery so you can show off your makes and create beautiful gifts for family and friends. Choose from a collar motif, pillow cover, table decoration, shoe embellishments and many more
Give a professional finish to your crochet garments and accessories with this indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips. Techniques are organized in the order that you'd need them as you work through a project, from choosing the right yarn to looking after your finished garment. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions guide you through each stage of your work, or you can dip in for help with a particular problem.
Discover how to substitute yarns and accurately estimate the amount required, adapt patterns to create tailor-made garments, and lengthen an existing piece with trims and edgings. From basic chain stitches to filet crochet, there's advice for all kinds of stitches, mixing and matching, and dealing with gauge variations. You'll also find plenty of inspiration for adding an extra-special touch to your work using beaded embellishments and surface crochet