Needlework
50 Fabulous Thread Crochet Edgings
50 Fabulous Thread Crochet Edgings
Paperback      ISBN: 1609004000

50 Knitted Dolls
50 Knitted Dolls
Paperback      ISBN: 1784943460

Delight children and adults alike by creating a whole host of fun and fabulous knitted characters from this latest book by best-selling author, Sarah Keen. Inside you'll find 50 knitted dolls in costume and work attire, including graduates, a doctor, fire-fighter, painter and decorator, ballerina, bride and groom, spaceman, snowman, fitness enthusiast and hiker, to name just a few. All the projects are made from DK yarn, which is easy to wash, durable and child-friendly. They are perfect gifts for loved ones or as a treat to yourself.

500 Crochet Stitches: The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible
500 Crochet Stitches
The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250067308

500 Crochet Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to-crochet primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your crochet items.

The comprehensive pattern library includes 500 crochet stitches, including basic stitches using single and double crochet, trebles, and some new techniques to get the fabric you want for that special sweater or hat. Lace and openwork stitches are a starting point for exploring the airy shawls, and afghans crochet is famous for. Use one of the many motifs to create an heirloom blanket, or mix and match motifs to create a truly unique piece. There are also edgings and trims you can use on your crochet and other projects, including sewn items and knitted ones.

Each is fully explained with instructions and accompanied by a full-color photo of a sample crocheted swatch. All swatches are worked in updated yarns, beautifully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions.

Based on The Harmony Guides, which have been a longstanding and valued reference for handcrafters for more than thirty years, with over half a million worldwide sales, this edition is updated with eye-catching photography and innovative new stitches, but also never forgetting the heritage of the guides.

500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery: Easy-To-Stitch Monograms and Motifs
500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery
Easy-To-Stitch Monograms and Motifs
Paperback      ISBN: 1574215094

500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery has something for everyone, with simple but lovely embroidery motifs presented in clear photographs and illustrations. Readers can add a charming textured touch to their wardrobe with this beautiful compendium of classic designs. There's plenty of inspiration here for embellishing any fabric project with enchanting stitchery. This is the perfect book for beginners-even a rookie can just pick it up and just start stitching Easy-to-sew ideas for decorative embroidery are arranged by category, from home, holidays, and food to animals, monograms, and borders. Essential embroidery techniques are clearly illustrated and explained, along with 15 basic stitches from the backstitch to French knots. An inspiring color photo gallery shows some of the many ways to use these designs to add hand-stitched flair to hats, slippers, scarves, purses, coasters, baby blankets, and more.

501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs: Irresistible Stitchables to Brighten Up Your Life
501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs
Irresistible Stitchables to Brighten Up Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 4805313765
This fun embroidery book contains hundreds of creative designs you can use to personalize all sorts of things

From a little hand-sewn gift, to personalized linens and cushions, to a well-worn and well-loved pair of jeans. 501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs offers simple hand-embroidery motifs that highlight life's small pleasures:
  • Motifs from the kitchen or garden (teacups, fruits and cozy reminders of home)
  • Sweet feminine embellishments for your household zakka projects (flowers, pets, fashion elements)
  • Designs for your child's clothing drawn in a kid-friendly style
  • Traditional designs such as monogrammed initials and elegant borders

These freestyle designs are easy even for novices and will add that special touch to anything--from an apron for your best friend to the neckline of your favorite top. You are certain to find designs here that are perfect for every occasion and any object which you wish to make special.
501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs: Irresistible Stitchables to Brighten Up Your Life
501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs
Irresistible Stitchables to Brighten Up Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0804851263
"If you have never embroidered before, no worries, for there are detailed instructions of what you need and all the techniques and stitches you need to know for the patterns in the book." --Japanese Sewing Books blog

This fun embroidery book contains hundreds of creative needlework designs you can use to personalize all sorts of things From a little hand-sewn gift, to monogrammed linens and cushions, to a well-worn and well-loved pair of jeans. 501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs offers simple hand embroidered motifs that highlight life's small pleasures:
  • Motifs from the kitchen or garden (teacups, fruits and cozy reminders of home)
  • Sweet feminine embellishments for your household zakka projects (flowers, pets, fashion elements)
  • Designs for your child's clothing, drawn in a kid-friendly style
  • Traditional designs such as monogrammed initials and elegant borders
These freestyle designs are doable even for embroidery beginners and will always add that special touch--from an apron for your best friend to the neckline of your favorite top. No matter what you choose to leave your mark on, you are sure to find inspirational designs perfect for any occasion.
75 Lace Crochet Motifs: Traditional Designs with a Contemporary Twist, for Clothing, Accessories, and Homeware
75 Lace Crochet Motifs
Traditional Designs with a Contemporary Twist, for Clothing, Accessories, and Homeware
Paperback      ISBN: 1250059119

Lacey thread crochet motifs are both beautiful to look at and enjoyable to make, and can be used in many ways, whether as stand-alone decor items, as embellishments, or joined to produce larger lace pieces. Whether you're new to crochet and in search of simple practice pieces, or an experienced stitcher who can't resist a new pattern, you'll find no shortage of inspiration in this collection

Here are dozens of versatile blocks and medallions, richly textured flowers, and charming figures, all suitable for thread crochet. From traditional configurations to striking new designs, there are patterns here to suit every taste and skill level.

Stiffen small motifs and hang them as ornaments, or incorporate them into jewelry. Embellish clothing and housewares with your favorite designs, or join a series of geometric motifs to create a gorgeous lace scarf or table runner. Discover limitless ideas, including step-by-step instructions for core crochet techniques, plus full patterns and charts, and creative projects for putting your motifs to work in Caitlin Sainio's 75 Lace Crochet Motifs.

99 Snowflakes, Volume 2
99 Snowflakes, Volume 2
Paperback      ISBN: 1464704015
A to Z of Crochet
A to Z of Crochet
Paperback      ISBN: 156477998x

Whether you're a new crocheter or just want to try new techniques, this must-have resource offers all the know-how you'll ever need. And it's now in paperback Walk step-by-step from basic to advanced methods Learn the easy way with more than 1000 close-up photographs featuring real hands holding real yarn Fix mistakes, shape garments, and find the answers to almost any crochet questionAvailable to customers in the U.S. and Canada only.

A-Z of Crewel Embroidery
A-Z of Crewel Embroidery
Paperback      ISBN: 1782211632

The A-Z of Crewel Embroidery is designed to encourage you to try new techniques, explore new horizions, and above all, to experiment. Whatever your status as an embroiderer, we hope this book kindles your enthusiasm, and provides you with an enriched knowledge of this timeless art. This book introduces you to the tradition that is crewel embroidery and its transformation into an art form that is still popular today. The book is a perfect introduction for beginners and a 'must have' for more experienced embroiderers. This comprehensive guide to crewel embroidery contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing the wools, fabrics to the equipment required and a multitude of tips to help get you started.