Author: Kerry Lord
Publisher: David & Charles
Features simple crochet patterns for a variety of animals with each animal having a universal pattern that can create four different sizes.
Author: Sandra Polley
Publisher: Pavilion Books
This book is for teddy bear lovers and keen knitters alike of all ages. Knitting small toys is an absorbing and addictive hobby and homemade teddies have a special charm all of their own. The Knitted Teddy Bear has patterns to knit 12 gorgeous, fully jointed teddy bears, ranging in height from 16 to just 4 inches. There are traditional style heirloom bears; for children there are bears with their own wardrobe of clothes; and tiny teds for the miniature bear enthusiast. Only basic knitting skills and materials are needed and many of the projects can be quickly knitted up from oddments of double knitting and 4-ply yarn. The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread joint, and create the perfect Bruin. A workshop and ideas section shows you how to use the basic patterns to create many other variations, including"old"attic bears, character teddies and mascots.
Author: Emma Varnam
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
If you've been thinking about taking up crochet but didn't know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. You'll learn everything you need to get started, including how to do the basic stitches, read charts and patterns, and finish off your work. A troubleshooting section will guide you out of any difficulties too. A range of techniques - including double crochet, working in the round and making granny squares - is accompanied by a stylish project to make, including a tea cosy, a tablet cover and mittens. Each technique is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little crocheting experience you have to start with you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found creative skills.
Author: Sterling Publishing Company
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
The materials you need, the way to hold the hook, and directions for dozens of stitches: here is essential information for any newcomer to crochet. All of this and much more appear in this bountifully illustrated beginner’s guide. Start out learning the 3 basic crochet stitches and quickly move on to making geometric forms, lace patterns, edgings, and seams. By the time you’ve worked your way though the large selection of stitches and weaves, you’ll have mastered over 50 fundamental techniques.
Author: Doreen L. Marquart
Prolific designer Doreen L. Marquart presents an outstanding new collection of knitted baby patterns. With Doreen's stylish designs, knitting for Baby just got a lot more fun! Stitch everything from a boy's hat and bomber-style jacket to an heirloom christening gown, blankets, booties, mittens, pullovers, cardigans, and Baby's first Christmas stocking Choose from more than 14 adorable designs in sizes from newborn to 24 months Create small, quick-to-knit projects that are terrific for a baby shower or last-minute gift
Author: Stephanie van der Linden
Enjoy a fresh new approach to sock knitting! Stephanie van der Linden is a master knitter, and shows her technical skills to great effect in Op-Art Socks. Also a collector of op-art ceramics, she was inspired to translate graphic optical illusions into knitted patterns for socks, replicating their eye-popping effects. Op-Art Socks contain 19 projects. Explore graphic colorwork, textured knitting (knit and purl), shadow knitting, and shifting ribbing to create optical illusions. The book includes black and white swatches of all patterns so that you can readily perceive the Op Art illusions in each piece. Opt-Art Socks is truly unique in theme and designs. Go beyond ordinary sock knitting into new territory!
Author: Vanessa Mooncie
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
This book is your complete introduction to the art of hand printing. With 23 projects to make, you will be guided through a plethora of techniques that include relief-, screen- and mono-printing - all using tools and materials that are easy to source and use at home in your kitchen, bathroom or garden. A printing press is not required for any of the projects. Vanessa Mooncie's beautiful original designs will enable you to make your own printed greetings cards, crockery, cushions, silk scarves, jewellery, bag, even wallpaper, plus many more inspirational projects for fashion and home. With easy-to-use templates and beautiful step-by-step illustrations you can create that special, individual gift with handmade charm.
Author: Annabella P. Hill
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
This classic of postCivil War Southern cooking, designed to aid well-to-do women forced into their kitchens for the first time with the end of slavery, is a charming example of education in the domestic arts in the late 19th century. In her stern but helpful manner, ANNABELLA P. HILL (18101878) guides her fellow homemakersand those today seeking a soupon of old-style Southern elegancein lessons on how to: [ pickle shrimps [ prepare mutton to imitate venison [ bake a pig [ make liver pudding [ make barbecue sauce [ make succotash [ tenderize tough meat [ make Irish potato yeast [ preserve figs [ make molasses candy [ and much more. With further instruction on other housekeeping chores, such as soapmaking and the preparation of medicines, this is an enlightening peek into the mundane chores of a bygone age.
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
Author: Susie Johns
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
This gorgeous collection of adorable animals to knit will enchant children and adults alike. Inside this fun, colourful book there are 15 backwoods beasties to choose from, each with its own distinct personality. The projects vary in level of complexity and there is a comprehensive and straightforward techniques section to help you learn the necessary skills. Along the way you will also learn some interesting and surprising facts about these fascinating creatures.
Author: Vanessa Mooncie
Trophies from the big hunt have been a tradition for generations. With Sewn Animal Heads, fur doesn't have to fly for you to add these magnificent beasts to your home. This collection of 15 trophy animal heads for you to sew includes a rhino, giraffe, elephant, crocodile, bear, and so much more. An extensive techniques section, step-by-step instructions, 150 sumptuous photos, and 200 illustrations guarantee success from start to finish. This wildly fabulous collection of projects ranges from simple to complex so that beginners and experts alike will have a blast in the sewing room while creating these whimsical statement pieces.
Author: Helmut Spanner
Depicts a bottle of juice, a bib, a teething ring, a banana, a teddy bear, a bowl of cereal, a hairbrush, a mobile, baby shoes, and other items familiar to infants.
Author: Chrissie Day
Publisher: Cico Books
Crochet is perfect for making the small things that can transform your look. With 35 bags, scarves, hats, necklaces, bracelets, and more to choose from, "Quick Crochet" by Chrissie Day is packed with original, eye-catching ideas and richly coloured designs using easy but effective techniques. The projects are so quick and easy that you'll soon be hooked on making these modern and fashionable pieces. Using simple, speedy techniques and step-by-step instructions, you'll have completed the first accessory before you know it. Many of the projects are suitable for beginners and there is plenty more to inspire those with more experience. Whatever project you choose, you'll find an accessory that is gorgeous and easy to make.*Create ideal gifts for family and friends in less than a weekend.*Contains 35 projects, all clearly illustrated with specially commissioned photography.*Includes professional hints and style suggestions.