Christmas Cross-Stitch Treasures by Joan Elliott

By Joan Elliott

A new treasury of Christmas designs that catch the great cheer and spirit of the vacation season are featured during this cross-stitch consultant from across the world identified fashion designer Joan Elliott. culture and whimsy percentage the level during this fascinating assortment that incorporates Santa aloft on a mystical reindeer, a snow princess and her enthralling wooded area associates, a bunch of snowmen taking advantage of the vacation festivities, and a stunning model of the Twelve Days of Christmas. a suite of six very merry playing cards labored in vivid Christmas colours in addition to a collection of Roly Poly embellishes for the tree also are integrated. DMC and Anchor embroidery floss requisites are given for every trend, and Kreinik braid and Mill Hill beads deliver a marginally of splendor to a few of the designs. every one undertaking is gifted with uncomplicated cross-stitch directions and transparent black-and-white charts, which come with colour backstitching, French knots, and beads.

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Designing Tessellations : The Secrets of Interlocking by Jinny Beyer

By Jinny Beyer

Designing Tessellations opens the door for quilters to hundreds of thousands of latest and intriguing styles by way of exhibiting them easy methods to create tessellations--designs made from the repeated use of likely advanced yet deceptively easy shapes that interlock completely to movement throughout a cover. encouraged via artist M. C. Escher, Jinny Beyer introduces quilters to the interesting international of symmetry after which truly exhibits the way to scan with shapes and pictures to create sensational, tessellating designs. Quilters won't in simple terms how one can produce interlocking geometric styles, but additionally will learn the way effortless it truly is to create true-to-life pictures of birds, fish, butterflies, and extra within the form of Escher. beneficial properties contain: - greater than a hundred twenty five colour photos and 2,000 step by step colour drawings - Dozens of quilts that includes tessellated designs

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Whip Up Mini Quilts: Patterns and How-to for 20 Contemporary by Kathreen Ricketson

By Kathreen Ricketson

Kathreen Ricketson, founding father of the the world over renowned site WhipUp.net, offers 20 modern quilts from around the globe during this fascinating, easy-to-follow consultant. From the beautiful English backyard duvet to the playful street delivery Pillow, the tasks accumulated in Whip Up Mini Quilts hide every type of issues and appears. With lots of step by step directions and worthy how-to illustrations, this booklet showcases an crafty method of layout fundamentals whereas outlining the basics of quilting thoughts. better of all, all of it is available in a simple structure with lay-flat binding and trend sheets tucked into front pocket.

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Big Book of Crochet Afghans: 26 Afghans for Year-Round by Connie Ellison

By Connie Ellison

Adding a slightly of convenience and magnificence to a crafter's domestic decor, the styles during this assortment may be made up of a number of yarns and hues and via crocheters of all ability degrees. With 26 designs, this e-book beneficial properties full-color images and targeted directions on sewing and incorporating motifs and styles corresponding to granny squares, Tunisian lace, pineapples, shells, ripples, and extra. appealing, whimsical, and functional, those afghans make excellent presents and residential accents.

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Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 by Spike Gillespie

By Spike Gillespie

Quilting is a craft, wealthy with culture and homespun, sensible applications.  yet it’s additionally an art--which, with needle, thread, textile, and an idea, can provide us a brand new method of taking a look at, and wrapping ourselves in, the world.  This ebook profiles twenty American practitioners of that artwork, quilters whose interesting, leading edge paintings takes the craft one step additional and makes it into anything new.  those impressive quilters describe their proposal and techniques and express us numerous examples in their top work.  between them are Jeanne Williamson, a celebrated mixed-media magazine quilter; Pam Rubert, whose large-scale quilts show off her humor; Loretta Bennett, the youngest of the liked Gee's Bend quilters; Boo Davis, a hip crafter who items jointly quilts with heavy-metal issues; Susan Else, who constructs whimsical quilted sculptures; Ai Kijima, a Brooklyn-based artist inspired by way of jap anime; and Jane Burch Cochran, whose folk-art quilts characteristic millions of beads and buttons.

 

Through own conversations with the quilters, writer Spike Gillespie offers us an within, in-depth examine what evokes each one, what equipment they use, and the way their artwork has evolved.  in addition to those close-up perspectives of the quilter’s studio and strategy, every one profile good points firsthand counsel and inspirational advice.  Quilting Art serves as an idea booklet for quilters, in addition to a stunning illustration of the quilter’s art.

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The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern by Elizabeth Hartman

By Elizabeth Hartman

Quilting fundamentals with smooth Flair

  • 12 cover initiatives for newbies, convinced rookies, and intermediates
  • Explore various recommendations for every project-make it with simply colours or scrappy, make it classic or mod, make it delicate or playful.
  • Alternate colorways incorporated with every one venture express you ways swapping out materials can swap the glance of a similar block.
  • Learn how you can reduce, piece, appliqué, laptop duvet, bind, and finish.
  • Pick up worthwhile assistance and tips to remain prepared and grasp the methods.

Try a clean, comfortable method of making quilts with this new "go-to" publication. the intense aesthetic and transparent, basic directions advisor newcomers and intermediates alike during the complete means of growing enjoyable and priceless quilts that they're going to be proud to name their very own.

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Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & Graphic Quilts by Alissa Haight Carlton

By Alissa Haight Carlton

Quilts get large modern and extremely sleek with those gorgeously photograph designs by way of Alissa Haight Carlton, co-founder of the fashionable duvet Guild. all the 20 tasks makes use of plenty of open area to teach off the simplicity of the quilting. Designs are ideal for your entire reliable fabrics—accent together with your favourite prints! attempt directly, strip, or improvisational piecing utilizing strips, squares, and rectangles. those beginner-friendly cover tasks paintings good with any décor, in any room, for everybody on your family!

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With Fabric and Thread: More Than 20 Inspired Quilting and by Joanna Figueroa

By Joanna Figueroa

More than 20 encouraged quilting and stitching patterns

As a iteration of in general self-taught, artistic ladies takes to the area of material, quilting and stitching are becoming a member of forces in a manner that they by no means have earlier than. Long-time quilters, devoted to their craft for many years, are beginning to scan with a little domestic stitching or basic stitching for his or her grandchildren. the more youthful facet of the stitching neighborhood is embracing the area of patchwork and quilting, a global that after appeared inaccessible or maybe bad to more youthful seamstresses. With cloth & Thread seamlessly bridges the language and intimidation hole among those crafts and offers a distinct selection of initiatives that attract sewers and quilters alike.

Featuring 20 new tasks, With textile & Thread marries the nomenclature of either stitching and quilting to create a simple set of directions that any one can persist with. Plus, a unique part beneficial properties six styles that may be complete other ways: one utilizing stitching strategies and one utilizing quilting innovations. the result's precise seems from a unmarried pattern.

  • Provides a great stepping-off element for sewers studying to duvet, and quilters studying to sew
  • Chic initiatives, well-styled pictures, and sleek illustrations communicate to this more and more unified audience
  • Good, simple, comprehensible instructions

If you are a quilter experimenting with stitching, or vice versa, the gorgeous designs in With textile & Thread provide you with every thing you must convey those crafts jointly to make exact and encouraged projects.

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