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Knit & Stitch

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781840728774
  • Publication date: 30 Sep 2006
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Moodscapes

Rebekka Guoleifsdottir
Authors:
Rebekka Guoleifsdottir

This book reveals the techniques that will make your landscape photography stand out from the crowd and win a place on a gallery wall. Covering a wide variety of techniques, from long exposures and other shooting ideas, to subtle post-processing methods, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir shows how to master an array of styles popular with contemporary art collectors and exhibitors. You'll also learn how Rebekka was able to break out from her native Iceland and onto the global stage using online communities and social media; invaluable advice for photographers at any stage in their career.

Ilex Press

Even More Star Wars Crochet Pack

Lucy Collin
Authors:
Lucy Collin

Brandish your crochet hook and create even more of your favourite Star Wars characters! This starter kit includes everything you need to make BB-8 and a Jawa, plus tutorials for ten more characters. Your collection can soon include Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian, Rey, Finn, and many other favourites from a galaxy far, far away. The kit includes a crochet hook, all the yarn you need to make the droid BB-8 and an alien Jawa, stuffing, eyes, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle. As well as a book that guides you step-by-step through each of the projects with easy instructions and clear photos so that even crochet novices can learn.

Gaia

Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne

Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with Lagom.Lagom (pronounced 'lar-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more that 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can live a happier and more balanced life, reduce your environmental impact, improve your work-life balance, free your home from clutter, enjoy good food the Swedish way, grow your own and learn to forage, and cherish the relationships with those you love.Linnea Dunne was born and raised in Sweden, where she started her writing career as a columnist at the local newspaper aged 15. She left for Ireland a few years later and eventually moved to London, where she studied Creative Writing and Political Communications. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two half-Swedish kids, trying to achieve that lagom balance against all odds. Linnea's work on subjects ranging from motherhood to women's rights and media narratives has been published by (among others) the Irish Times, the Guardian and the Irish Independent, and she also works as Editor of Scan Magazine. The irony of the fact that she escaped her home country, never made it back, and now spends the majority of her day writing about Scandinavian culture, innovation and trends is lost on no one.(P) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Mitchell Beazley

I Got 99 Problems but a Stitch Ain't One

Genevieve Brading
Authors:
Genevieve Brading

Sassy attitude meets classic crafts - what's not to love? With this collection of punchy cross-stitch patterns, you can try your hand at this easy, stylish craft that's taking the world by storm, and liven up your home at the same time. From the fierce and cheeky to the motivational, this book has a cross-stitch for every situation. Hang them up to brighten your morning, to add a bit of fun to your party, or to inject your home with serious style. These patterns will also make the perfect gift for your style-conscious friends. Featuring 20 designs, including: - Haters gonna hate- What would Beyoncé do? - In Taylor we trust- Selfie-free zone- To Bieber or not to Bieber? That is the question. - No speaking before coffee- I make it tequila o'clockSome designs contain swearing.

Ilex Press

Star Wars Crochet Pack

Lucy Collin
Authors:
Lucy Collin

Ignite your crochet hook and get ready for a crafting adventure from that galaxy far, far away. With nearly 80 full-color images and easy-to-follow directions, this kit is perfect for the Padawan crocheter and Master crafter alike. Create Luke, Leia, Yoda, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a stormtrooper, and many more - all in the popular Japanese style of amigurumi. Whether for playing, reenacting, or displaying, who can resist these beloved Star Wars characters? Star Wars Crochet contains everything you need to make two adorable characters (Yoda and a Stormtrooper) including five colors of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, eye beads, and a yarn needle.

Hamlyn

The Knitter's Handbook

Eleanor van Zandt
Authors:
Eleanor van Zandt
Mitchell Beazley

Makery: Sewing

Kate Smith
Authors:
Kate Smith

Makery: Sewing is the latest craft book from Kate Smith, owner of the thriving Makery sewing café workshops. Now she's been busy with her needle and sewing machine to bring you a collection of 30 sewing projects spanning highly original fashion, gift and home ideas.Create and wear tailor-made fashion items such as the beautiful Smocked Purse and Skinny Bow Belt. Alternatively, give loved ones a gift with a truly personal touch, such as the Man's Wash Bag or easy Lipstick-Holder Keyring. Or add originality to your home with creative accessories destined to become household favourites like a Padded Oven Mitt, gorgeous Table Place Mat or a colourful Doorstop.Makery: Sewing is suitable for beginners and is very user-friendly with clear instructions, time guidelines and handy tips as well as required tools lists to guide you through the techniques with ease. The book includes stunning full-page photography and pull-out patterns and templates, plus there's a chapter dedicated to stitches to ensure that you sew your way to success.

Conran

Vogue: The Gown

Jo Ellison
Authors:
Jo Ellison
Mitchell Beazley

Learn to Sew with Lauren

Lauren Guthrie
Authors:
Lauren Guthrie

Lauren Guthrie was a very popular finalist in BBC TV's Great British Sewing Bee. Now Lauren wants to show anyone who has been bitten by the sewing bug how beautiful, useful things for your home, for yourself and for family and friends can be only a stitch away.Through a series of step-by-step projects that gradually increase in complexity, Lauren provides structured techniques that allow you to build expertise and confidence - and make some gorgeous projects in the process. The clothes and homewares reflect her own lovely pared-back style, and feature in particular the attention to detail and distinctive touches that she loves to bring to anything she makes, from an unexpected lining to a clever edging. From bags, belts and simple tops to blinds and cushions, each of the projects includes one or more variations to the design, fabric or embellishments, so that, once you have mastered the basic technique, you can create endless, stunning alternatives.To make it even easier, full-size patterns are provided with the book.

Cassell

Crap Taxidermy

Kat Su
Authors:
Kat Su
Philip's

Philip's Isle of Wight

This local street atlas of the Isle of Wight gives detailed coverage of the whole of the island at a scale of 2 2/3 inches to 1 mile. Important for ferry links to the Isle of Wight, the mainland towns of Southampton, Gosport, Lymington and Portsmouth are included at the same scale. Central Portsmouth is also shown at the enlarged scale of 5 1/3 inches to 1 mile.The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, leisure facilities, schools, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. Extra contents include an 8-page route-planner, marking all major and minor roads on the island together with an area on the mainland taking in the New Forest to the west and Emsworth to the east, plus a 4-page guide to the top visitor attractions.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.

Hamlyn

Easy Crochet: Vintage and Retro

The Easy Crochet series features six new project collections, so you can find a great project, whatever style you're looking for. Each book features a range of patterns to make for the home, to wear or to give, so you will find plenty of projects for a whole range of needs. Whether you're reviving your love of crochet or you've just discovered this restful and soothing pastime, there is an Easy Crochet book for you, and with every project tried and tested, and each technique fully explained, they're perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters.Revive the groovy patterns and styles of yesterday with this collection of designs for colourful folky pieces that will work as stylish statements in the home and in your wardrobe. Create a selection of beautiful crochet blankets for an easy way of introducing the vintage look, or reinvent a plain dress or top with a beautiful scalloped collar... or try one of the many more patterns available!

Mitchell Beazley

Makery

Kate Smith
Authors:
Kate Smith

Hamlyn

The Craft Library: Cool Knits for Kids

Kate Gunn, Robyn Macdonald
Authors:
Kate Gunn, Robyn Macdonald

Knitting is becoming an extremely popular hobby, with knitted items featuring highly in today's fashion industry and celebrities such as Madonna and Kate Moss publicly proclaiming their love for the craft. With Cool Knits for Kids you can create fab and fashionable items for all the cool kids you know. Containing 25 fresh, modern designs while retaining time-tested traditional techniques, this book provides a wide range of functional and fashionable items to keep your child warm, safe and looking great. With clear step-by-step guidance, lavish and detailed photography and complete explanations of all knitting techniques, knitters of all abilities will be able to produce everything from bootees and blankets to toys and sweaters.

Hamlyn

The Craft Library: Cute Knits for Baby Feet

Sue Whiting
Authors:
Sue Whiting
Hamlyn

The Craft Library: Knits for Hats, Gloves & Scarves

Louisa Harding
Authors:
Louisa Harding

There is something very comforting about being wrapped up against the winter elements, and this book offers a collection of desirable handknitted accessories that you won't want to be without. Whether you knit them for yourself or for your loved ones, you will find a project to inspire you. The designs are modern, stylish and fun; the patterns, easy, approachable and quick to knit. A simple knowledge of the most basic knitting skills is all you need to tackle the projects and there are plenty of helpful hints on how to adapt the designs for the whole family. When every accessory can be knitted in just a few hours you'll enjoy the knitting - and the wearing, wrapped up cosy and warm.

Mitchell Beazley

Creative Makers: Simple Crochet

Sara Sinaguglia
Authors:
Sara Sinaguglia

Portable, pretty and quick to learn - crochet is back in vogue and Sara Sinaguglia is one of its most talented advocates. Taking her inspiration and palette from her country cottage home and the glorious Dorset landscape that surrounds it, Sara has created 35 easy-to-make crochet projects for in and around the home. The book begins with step-by-step photographs demonstrating how easy it is to teach yourself to crochet. From cushions, coasters and bags to toys, scarves and her now famous apple cosies, bring a little of Sara's stylish vintage vibe into your crafting life. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning a few balls of richly coloured yarn into something individual. Never has crochet looked so beautiful!

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