Are you a Nasty Woman ready to smash the patriarchy with a needle and thread? Proudly proclaim your feminism with your very own DIY Bleeding Heart T-shirt? Or stage a protest with the rest of the girls, wearing knitted Pussyhats?
Be part of the revolution by reclaiming the domestic arts of knitting, sewing, and more--to channel your feminist rage. With pictures, step-by-step instructions, bonus patterns, and tips for crafters of all skill levels from beginner to advanced, Crafting the Resistance is the book for women's rights activists on a DIY path to self-determination.
Put your homemaking and protesting skills to the test with thirty-five girl-powered, easy-to-make, kickass projects such as:
Snowflake knitted wristers
Take politics into your own hands, literally, and craft your message out into the world. Including an essay and quotes on the history and importance of craftivism, Crafting the Resistance is the ultimate book for political crafters, DIY activists, empowered protestors, and any woman--or man--who is part of the resistance.
A little bit retro with a tasteful blend of trendy and traditional, these 13 designs from popular Moda Fabrics designer Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way are presented together for the first time in a curated collection of all-time favorites. Styled photos showcase lap-sized to bed-sized projects featuring classic blocks in traditional settings. Fill your home with fresh and light patchwork that will never go out of style
Stitch, embellish, love, repeat.
Making adorable hand-stitched things using the fabric you love has never been easier Renowned North Light author Heidi Boyd has 20 adorable sewn, stitched and felted projects, complete with clear instructions, helpful illustrations and crisp patterns. There is something for everyone who likes to create handmade items, whether you're new to sewing or a long-time stitcher: loads of projects featuring hip fabrics, tantalizing textures and embellishments that add just the right touch.
- 20 loveable projects featuring woodland creatures, colorful creations, fuzzy foodstuffs and more.
- A variety of fun techniques including embroidery, appliqu , felting, hand-stitching and classic sewing.
- Many projects are quick and easy to make again and again--great for gifts
Grab your needles, threads, fabrics and felt and sew along with Stitched Whimsy
Collars & Necklines offers an exhaustive array of high-quality photographs showing the wide range of possibilities, styles and trends. The richness and profusion of this book makes it an inspirational source for all those who want a better understanding of this particular area of fashion design.
From autumn's bursts of orange and red to spring's lush greens, summer's long-lasting golden light and winter's cool whites and grays, the changing seasons provide endless artistic inspiration. In Sewing for All Seasons, author Susan Beal offers 24 beautiful projects imbued with the spirit of each season. Home sewists will enjoy stitching a cozy patchwork throw for autumn, a bright gardening apron to welcome spring, a colorful picnic quilt for summer, and soft woolen slippers for those chilly winter nights. With how-to illustrations, helpful templates and patterns, tons of color, and eye-catching photography, this book will leap off shelves and inspire crafters all year long.
Fancy a wardrobe full of luxurious leather accessories without the painful price tag? This collection of 20 luxe leather projects is perfect if you're looking for original, high quality projects made from leather, all of which can be made on a domestic sewing machine or with hand stitching. Choose from small projects to get started such as a keyring, card case, small purse and super-useful earphone holder, right up to the ultimate leather laptop case and a really chic foldover clutch for instant style credentials. Learn all the skills you'll need to make these projects and be surprised at how little equipment is necessary to create these stunning leather makes. Impress friends and family with your hand crafted leather accessories--you'll never be short of ideas for what to make as the perfect gift for everyone in your life
Stitch a colorful array of cozy wool creations that will brighten any room in your home. Choose from a mix of cheerful little projects, including coasters, wall hangings, sewing accessories, bags, and more. Create stunning effects with easy hand stitching, simple applique, and artful wool layering Achieve an effortlessly embellished look with simple techniques that even beginners can master quickly Detailed how-to photos and clear instructions are included
It's the debut book in Martingale's "Lunch-Hour" series From apples, anchors, and alligators to zebras, zippers, and zinnias, you'll love creating your own embroidery art from A to Z. Learn 10 basic embroidery stitches in minutes; then choose from more than 75 cute motifs to embroider, plus the entire alphabet in both capital and lowercase letters. Mix and match motifs and letters to create one-of-a-kind embroidery art Sneak in a few stitches during lunchtime, car time, game time--anytime. Embroider motifs onto bags, clothing, linens, and more, or follow the easy instructions inside to display your embroidery. Projects are perfectly portable, so anyone can steal a few seconds to stitch no matter where they go Video
Why not make your bedroom a haven of loveliness this Fall with these 8 fabulous warm and cosy bedroom accessories
Each gorgeous make is demonstrated using two differing fabrics from Westminster Fibers fabulous Free Spirit fabric designers - feminine & funky Tula Pink and the curious and anachronistic Tim Holtz, showing you how easy it is to create a different look and feel to your room simply through your choice of fabric patterns and colors.
Easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step illustrations and lots of detailed photographs will guide you through the creative process from preparing your fabric and cutting it out to sewing and adding finishing touches.
The fabulous projects featured in the book include a duvet cover & pillow slip, sumptuous bed pillows, a laundry bag, pretty pleated curtains, snuggly pajama bottoms, a hugs & cuddles quilt, Roman blinds and a light-up lampshade.
So get sewing and create the bedroom of your sweet dreams
When an avid gardener and seasoned quilt and stitchery designer combines her two passions, magic sprouts Using a mix of wool and cotton as her medium and flowers as her muse, Kathy Cardiff brings her blossoming backyard garden to life in projects that blend elegant beauty with a touch of primitive charm. Projects from pillows and sewing notions to table toppers and wall quilts culminate in a stunning nine-block sampler quilt bursting with blooms. Add basic embroidery-stitch details to give each flower, leaf, and vine Kathy's special brand of cottage style. Full-sized pullout patterns included.