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Design*Sponge at Home Design*Sponge at Home
By Bonney, Grace
2011-09 - Artisan Publishers
9781579654313 Check our catalog

With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for. …More

Readymade: How to Make [Almost] Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer Readymade: How to Make [Almost] Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer
By Francis, Kate
2005-12 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9781400081073 Check our catalog

From Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne, the handywomen behind "ReadyMade" magazine, comes "a partly serious, partly humorous look at materials we usually discard" ("Publishers Weekly")--a practical guide to creating 50 fun, simple-to-make, innovative projects out of ordinary household objects. 200 color photos. …More

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques
By Callahan, Gail
2010-02 - Storey Publishing
9781603424684 Check our catalog

No crafter should feel limited by the yarn colors available in a favorite fiber shop - not when it’s so fun and satisfying to hand-dye yarn and fleece right in the kitchen. Ultimate color control is now within the reach of anyone who loves yarn and fleece.

T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy
By Deleonardis, Martha
2012-01 - American Quilter's Society
9781604600148 Check our catalog

T-shirt quilts are easy to make. Martha has mastered the art of stabilizing fabrics to make the quilt top into straight lines. She then uses a 'Comparative Quilt Design Chart' to show how to arrange blocks of various sizes into a visually pleasing whole.

Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching [With Transfers and Pattern(s)] Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching [With Transfers and Pattern(s)]
By Hart, Jenny
2009-09 - Chronicle Books (CA)
9780811867016 Check our catalog

Embroidery empress Jenny Hart taught her legion of fans the basics with the best-selling Stitch-It Kit and Sublime Stitching. Now she takes stitchers one step further with instructions and diagrams for more than 35 stitches, some published here for the first time. …More

Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby [With Pattern(s)] Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby
By Horner, Anna Maria
2010-05 - John Wiley & Sons
9780470497814 Check our catalog

Come stitch alongside celebrated fabric designer Anna Maria Horner as she awaits and then welcomes her newest child. This stunning collection of nursery decor, keepsakes, maternity wear, baby clothing, and more is all breathtakingly photographed as Anna Maria progresses through her pregnancy.…More

More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
By Hoverson, Joelle
2010-09 - Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
9781584798606 Check our catalog

An elegant collection of 30 projects organized according to the time it takes to complete them, from less than two hours to more than eight, this guide describes how to make sachets, bracelets, ornaments, mittens, gloves, hats, sweaters, baby blankets, and throws. …More

Simple Sewing for Baby: 20 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers [With Pattern(s)] Simple Sewing for Baby: 20 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers [With Pattern(s)]
By Jansdotter, Lotta
2009-05 - Chronicle Books (CA)
9780811865487 Check our catalog

Designer Jansdotter shows how easy it is to make cheerful gifts for little cherubs. A new mother herself, the author has created 24 projects that match her simple style with practicality, resulting in sweet, yet durable, essentials. 35 color photographs. …More

The Sock Knitter's Workshop: Everything Knitters Need to Knit Socks Beautifully The Sock Knitter's Workshop: Everything Knitters Need to Knit Socks Beautifully
By Jostes, Ewa
2010-04 - Watson-Guptill Publications
9780823085538 Check our catalog

This extensively illustrated, step-by-step survey includes all the information that knitters need to knit socks with confidence--and achieve beautiful results. 250 full-color photos. …More

Playful Patchwork: Happy, Colorful, and Irresistible Ideas and Instruction for Modern Piecework, Applique, and Quilting Playful Patchwork: Happy, Colorful, and Irresistible Ideas and Instruction for Modern Piecework, Applique, and Quilting
By Koseki, Suzuko
2011-02 - Creative Publishing International
9781589236059 Check our catalog

In "Playful Patchwork," author Suzuko Koseki takes readers through a variety of different uses for fun, creative patchwork. The book shows step-by-step instruction and photos for piecework, applique, and quilting to inspire a diverse range of projects.…More

100 Pretty Little Projects: Pincushions, Potholders, Purses, Pillows & More 100 Pretty Little Projects: Pincushions, Potholders, Purses, Pillows & More
By Lark Books
2011-08 - Lark Books (NC)
9781600595769 Check our catalog

Since its debut, the "Pretty Little" series has been a pretty big success--and this "best of" compilation presents 100 charming and totally easy needlearts projects from the previous eight books.…More

Stashbuster Knits: Tips, Tricks, and 21 Beautiful Projects for Using Your Favorite Leftover Yarn Stashbuster Knits: Tips, Tricks, and 21 Beautiful Projects for Using Your Favorite Leftover Yarn
By Leapman, Melissa
2011-11 - Potter Craft
9780307586636 Check our catalog

As renowned knitwear designer Melissa Leapman knows all too well, every knitter has a stash of yarn that they just can’t bear to part with: the one or two extra balls of yarn bought “just in case,” or the bits and pieces leftover from completed projects.

Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters
By Newton, Deborah
2011-10 - Sixth & Spring Books
9781936096190 Check our catalog

"The word "finishing" fills many knitters, beginners and more experienced alike, with dread. Some even abandon projects at this stage, rather than complete the necessary steps to achieve beautiful, wearable garments. In Finishing School, master knitter and designer Deborah Newton, shares her expertise and love of (yes, love of) finishing with knitters of all skill levels.  …More

Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques + Truly Original Projects Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques + Truly Original Projects
By Schmidt, Christine
2010-12 - Potter Craft
9780307586544 Check our catalog

A book for low budgets and high ambition from the founder of Yellow Owl Workshop, "Print Workshop" leads readers through a crash-course on printing everything from t-shirts to playing cards, with techniques, materials, and surfaces that can be used from home. …More

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing, Plus 150 Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts
By Martha Stewart Living Magazine
2010-03 - Potter Craft
9780307450586 Check our catalog

Containing every technique the home sewer needs, as well as more than 100 projects--including no-sew crafts--this resource captures not only Stewart's unsurpassed crafting expertise, but also her breathtaking style and design sense. …More

One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric! [With Pattern(s)] One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric! [With Pattern(s)]
By Yaker, Rebecca
2009-10 - Storey Publishing
9781603424493 Check our catalog

Gather your fabric odds and ends and start sewing! In just a few hours you can turn a single yard of pretty cloth into a sturdy shopping tote, a cuddle plush turtle, or any of 99 other gift-worthy items. All the pieces for sewing success are here -- great patterns in a special pull-out pocket, easy instructions, and creative inspiration!
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