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Crafting / DIY

750 Knitting Stitches

750 Knitting Stitches

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A perfect gift for creative crafters, 750 Knitting Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to knit 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 knitted items.

The comprehensive pattern library includes 750 knitting stitches, from simple to ornate, including knit and purl patterns, basic and complex cables, Fair Isles and intarsia designs, and rib and edging patterns. Each is fully explained with instructions and accompanied by a full-color photo of a sample knitted 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.

With 750 Knitting Stiches you can knit, purl, cable and yarn over your way through 750 stitches to create any number of beautiful pieces. This really will be the only stitch guide and reference title needed on any knitter's bookshelves.

Act of Sewing

Act of Sewing

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An in-depth guide to sewing simple garments--with four full-size patterns and all the tricks of alteration and embellishment explained so that you can make a wardrobe all your own.

Maybe you learned to sew in school and have a sewing machine, but it hasn't seen the outside of the closet since your last move. Or maybe you are completely new to the craft, with a lot of enthusiasm, but no idea how to thread your machine. No matter where you're coming from in terms of experience, this sewing workbook offers four basic patterns--two tops, a skirt, and a pair of pants--that empower you to express your personal style and make clothes that are comfortable for your body type.

After explaining the basic concepts of sewing and construction, 100 Acts of Sewing designer Sonya Philip then provides suggestions for mixing the basic patterns together to create new garment iterations as you gain confidence--structural adjustments such as full bust, no bust, long torso, big, small, etc., as well as a range of possible alterations and embellishments including sleeves, pockets, hems, and more! Going beyond simple pattern instructions, this book will make sewing garments accessible for every body type--each pattern comes in sizes ranging from XS to 5X. With inspiring essays on Sonya's sewing philosophy that speak to the slow and ethical fashion movement, this will be the go-to guide for all aspirational and seasoned sewists.

Action Origami

Action Origami

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Learn how to make incredible paper models that actually float, fly, flip, jump and snap! This is a fun and imaginative introduction to the traditional Japanese art of paper-folding for children aged 8 and up. The easy-to-understand instructions are accompanied by a series of clear photographs, which are annotated with arrows and guidelines. Perfect for kids with a passion for paper-folding! Because this book is illustrated by photographs rather than diagrams, the projects are much easier to follow than those found in many origami books. Includes 24 pages of colorful, high-quality origami paper.
Adorable Baby Crochet

Adorable Baby Crochet

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Babies are adorable, and their crocheted swag should be, too! Blankets, sweaters, booties, hats, toys, and so much more make this book of 40 easy and oh-so-cute baby essentials the only one you'll need for crocheting for the babies in your life. There are patterns for girls and boys, and many that will work for either based on color choices. Sizes from newborn to 12 months will keep baby in style for their first year, and toys and blankets will continue to bring joy for years to come! Kristi Simpson is the author of many crochet design publications, including the popular Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet. By using a mix of stitches creatively, she designs patterns that are accessible for beginners and interesting for more advanced crocheters. Known for her fresh and modern style, Kristi's patterns have been published in magazines, books, catalogs, and online venues.
Adventures in Bookbinding: Handcrafting Mixed-Media Books

Adventures in Bookbinding: Handcrafting Mixed-Media Books

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Explore intriguing methods of combining bookbinding with specific crafts such as quilting, jewelry making, or polymer clay with Adventures in Bookbinding! With different levels of expertise including basic, novice, and expert, this book is filled with illustrated step-by-step instructions and photographs that demonstrate how to construct the cover pages, create unique bindings, and much more with a diverse range of media.

From a needle-felted journal to a quilted workbook (and many more), each project also features two other versions with the same binding geared to those with more or less experience. The novice version is for those who have no knowledge of the craft and want shortcuts, but love the look. The expert version is for those who have a great deal of knowledge and proficiency of a certain craft--the master art quilter, for example. For this version, an expert guest artist has created the cover and the author has created the binding. This offers yet another creative opportunity: the collaborative project. If you love getting involved with round-robins and other shared endeavors, this will show you yet another way to combine your skills with other crafters!

Discover endless possibilities and challenges that will forever inspire you with Adventures in Bookbinding!

Adventures in Mochimochi Land

Adventures in Mochimochi Land

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What do a talking doughnut, a crabby politician, and a lovelorn balloon have in common? They're all citizens of the candy-colored knitted world known as Mochimochi Land. Adventures in Mochimochi Land started out as a collection of tiny knitted characters, but as the patterns grew they needed an entire world of their own, complete with knitted cities, knitted forests, knitted oceans, and most important, knitted friends! The book follows the adventures of a tiny knitted explorer, as he travels this unbelievably cute world and uncovers its strange yarn-based origins. For intrepid knitters, the book also includes a section with 25 all-new patterns for the characters and props used in the stories. The patterns use small amounts of yarn and beginner-friendly knitting skills and knit up quickly for instant fun.
Afghan Knits

Afghan Knits

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Renowned knit designer Martin Storey is back with an all-new collection: 18 throws, runners, and pillows with his trademark contemporary flair! Modern stripes, creative cables, lacy openwork; textured stitches, eyecatching colorways, a touch of glamour ... There's something here to entice knitters of all skill levels into discovering the flexibility, beauty, and endless possibilities offered by these delightful afghan designs.
Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for Your Curves

Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for Your Curves

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Ahead of the Curve is the first sewing book to empower curvy and plus size women to feel body confident by sewing a wardrobe that fits.

Don't change your body to fit your clothes - change your clothes to fit your body!

Ahead of the Curve includes 5 basic garment patterns (US sizes 12-32/UK sizes 16-36/EUR sizes 44-64), which includes a pair of trousers, a t-shirt, a sleeveless top and two dress designs. Jenny takes you through a series of Fit Clinics - tutorials and case studies demystifying the fitting process - showing you how to adjust these patterns to master the perfect fit for your body shape. Once you have got to grips with this, you can go on to customize your closet and create an unlimited array of fantastic clothes that celebrate your body.

If you're curvy or plus size, trying to find clothes that fit and reflect your personal style can be incredibly difficult and frustrating. Plus size women feel constantly excluded and like they can't express their personality through clothes. This book finally changes that.

All New Homespun Handknit: 25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn

All New Homespun Handknit: 25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn

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A follow-up to the original Homespun Handknit--a perennial bestseller for two decades--this collection revitalizes the craft of handspun yarn for a whole new generation of spinners and knitters. Packed with modern and traditional spinning know-how and 25 sophisticated, easy-to-learn projects, the guide helps crafters create unique gifts and wearable fashion while refining their skills and enhancing their understanding of this popular art form. With designs from some of the most influential knitters and spinners working today--including Kathryn Alexander, Jeanine Bakridges, and Abby Franquemont--this inspiring resource features hats, mittens, scarves, socks, bags, children's items, wraps, and home decor options to challenge fiber artists of all skill levels. Imparting essential and informative advice--on measuring yarns, reviewing woolen versus worsted, drive/tension differences, special techniques, and basic yarn dynamics--and complemented by basic knitting and spinning glossaries, this refreshing contemporary companion to a much-loved classic is an indispensable addition to every craft lover's bookshelf.

All Things Paper: 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters, Artists, and Designers

All Things Paper: 20 Unique Projects from Leading Paper Crafters, Artists, and Designers

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The quality of the projects and range of paper crafting techniques found in All Things Paper makes this a book that paper crafters of all skill levels will appreciate having on their shelves. --Paper Crave

Make decorative, simple do-it-yourself projects with this friendly guide to paper crafting.

Recognized paper artist Ann Martin has searched the world over for unique and beautiful paper crafts to feature on her popular website--www.AllThingsPaper.net. In this book, she gathers completely new projects and shows how to make them in ways that are clever and fun. All of the paper projects are wonderful keepsakes, origami art or gifts that express the beauty, elegance, and versatility of paper.

You and your family will love to spend hours making beautiful paper art, jewelry, and decorations with All Things Paper. This easy paper crafts book comes with simple-to-follow instructions and detailed photos that show you how to create colorful and impressive art objects to display at home--many of which have practical uses. It is a great book for experienced paper craft hobbyists looking for new ideas or for new folders who want to learn paper crafts from experts.

All the projects in this book are designed by noted paper crafters like Benjamin John Coleman, Patricia Zapata, and Richela Fabian Morgan. They have all been creating amazing objects with paper for many years. Whether you're a beginner or have been paper crafting for many years, you're bound to find something you'll love in All Things Paper. Soon you will be on your way to creating your own designs and paper art.

Projects in this book include:

  • Candle Luminaries
  • Citrus Slice Coasters
  • Mysterious Stationery Box
  • Everyday Tote Bag
  • Silver Orb Pendant
  • Fine Paper Yarn Necklace
  • Wedding Cake Card
  • Perfect Journey Journal
  • And many more...
  • All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin

    All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin

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    " . . . a sort of David Sedaris-like take on knitting--laugh-out-loud funny most of the time and poignantly reflective when it's not cracking you up." -Library Journal on Yarn Harlo

    Inside All Wound Up, New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed Yarn Harlot Stephanie Pearl-McPhee spins her third yarn on knitting for the 60 million knitters in North America who collectively spend $45 billion a year on knitting-related merchandise.

    In her trademark style, McPhee talks about knitting, parenting, friendship, and--gasp!--even crocheting in essays that are at times touching, often hilarious, and always entertaining. Fans of her popular blog at www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ will adore this all-new collection of tales of the woolen and silky skein, which follow the Yarn Harlot's previous exploits chronicled inside Yarn Harlot and Free-Range Knitter.

    Alterknit Rebellion

    Alterknit Rebellion

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    A collection of bright, bold and beautiful knitting patterns based on Honsestrikk, a Danish knitting movement from the 1970s which broke away from traditional knitting rules. Honsestrikk, which loosely translates as 'chicken stitch' was influenced by the radical social and political movements of the time, including the women's rights movement, and this can be seen in the personal and political messages of the some of the pattern designs. Instead of the more traditional fair isle colourwork techniques, Honsestrikk knitting featured political messages and motifs, colours clashed and borders butted up against each other in a riot of colour and pattern. Honsestrikk is about knitting in a freer style so you have the freedom to express yourself and create truly unique, personalized garments and accessories. Designer Anna Bauer has been inspired by the Honsestrikk movement to this collection of basic designs and patterns so you can choose your own combinations and create and knit your own free, radical knits.
    Amazing Loom Knits

    Amazing Loom Knits

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    Prepare to be amazed at the stunning knitted accessories you can make on your loom! Cabled hats, lace wraps, colorwork scarves and leg warmers, textured shawls, cowls, socks, and more! The basic loom knitting techniques are easy to learn, and when you are ready for more, lace, cables, Fair Isle, and beautiful textured designs can all be accomplished on a knitting loom. This book teaches all of the loom-knitting stitches needed in photo-illustrated steps, so it's easy to follow along and start knitting your first project right away. Once you start, you'll want to knit all 30 patterns in the book! -Learn how to cast on, basic knit and purl stitches, and bind off -Expand your knowledge to use more than one color, make textured stitches, and lace -30 knitting patterns included for hats, scarves, shawls, totes, headbands, mittens, and more
    Amigurumi Treasures

    Amigurumi Treasures

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    Let's go on a wonderful treasure hunt! Designer Erinna Lee has drawn up a map to help you discover her most darling amigurumi.

    Lottie the ladybug dreams of becoming a pilot, Charlie the platypus trains to become an Olympic athlete, Rosie the fawn gives her all to gardening and Rex the dinosaur professor has just discovered the fossils of the Crochetosaurus. And they have a lot more friends, with big hearts and even bigger dreams. Having these precious friends around will make you feel like the most fortunate person in the world!

    The 15 amigurumi in this book are little gems, waiting to be discovered and cherished by you. They're outfitted with the most kawaii accessories that you can mix and match with the other characters as well. Erinna shares a wealth of information in this book, so with a couple of stitches and some soft yarn, you'll make your very own amigurumi treasure trove in no time!

    Amy Herzogs Ultimate Sweater Book

    Amy Herzogs Ultimate Sweater Book

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    "Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog's beloved knitting series (which includes You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few. Amy's clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere"--
    Animal Hats

    Animal Hats

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    A cuddly kitty cat...a sweet panda with distinct black and white spots...a cute little rabbit with floppy ears. No, you're not visiting a petting zoo--these are some of the adorable animal hats you can learn to knit with Animal Hats! Featuring patterns for 15 knit hats in a host of critters--including a chicken, frog, penguin, pig, monkey, and more--this pint-sized book packs a punch in the easy-to-do, fun-to-knit category. You can even learn how to add a fleecy lining for extra warmth and coziness. Yes, animal hats like these are hot, and with these clever patterns, knitters of all skill levels can create endearing hats to wear, to give, and to garner all kinds of compliments.

    Animal Planet Safari Crochet

    Animal Planet Safari Crochet

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    Crochet your own safari adventure!

    You'll have quite the adventure crocheting these adorable amigurumi safari animals! This kit includes all the materials you'll need to make the lion and the warthog--plus you can use extra yarn from other projects to bring the African buffalo, baboon, crocodile, elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus, honey badger, ostrich, rhinoceros, and zebra to life. Full-color photos and step-by-step instructions will whisk you along until you have your own menagerie.

    Arm Knitting

    Arm Knitting

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    30 step-by-step, chunky knit projects using the hottest needle-free trend: arm knitting.

    It's fast, it's easy, and it's fun. Arm Knitting features 30 guided projects for head-to-toe wearables, accessories, and cozy home goods. Each project is needle-free! Although you could create the same stitches and the same techniques with regular knitting, arm knitting gives you bigger stitches, and thicker yarns allow for more rapid results. Using just your arms, you can create your own chunky, beautiful knit goods by following the photographic instructions!

    Let the photography inspire you as you work through each project, whether you want a scarf for the winter, a new wreath for your door, or a blanket for your bed. From choosing yarn, to weaving in ends, to sewing pieces together, Arm Knitting guides you every step of the way.

    Perfect for those who don't know how to knit, this needle-free technique is suitable for beginners, giving you beautiful results in hardly any time at all.