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Branches & Blooms

$19.95
(Originally published in hardcover as The Wreath Recipe Book)
Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, authors of The Flower Recipe Book and founders of Studio Choo, provide more than 100 step-by-step projects to make with flowering and leafy branches. In the spring, readers can create a cherry blossom bough or a centerpiece of lilacs and olive branches. In the summer, a garland features sage with pomegranates and citrus-colored strawflowers. In autumn, wreaths are made out of magnolias and rosemary. Winter highlights cedar, pine, and juniper, yielding unexpected table settings and new wreath shapes. Also included are hundreds of step-by-step photos, as well as tutorials covering basic techniques, sourcing, and care information.
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9781579657611
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Design Your Own Crochet Projects

$18.95
You love to crochet, but you're tired of the granny square and other predictable projects. Let celebrated crochet teacher Sara Delaney help you expand your skills while showing you how to create custom-fit wearable accessories. Delaney's unique, flexible formulas let crocheters of all levels easily design scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, gloves, hats, and socks. With fill-in-the-blank templates and a stitch dictionary, you can use your favorite yarn and stitch pattern, and make accessories that fit perfectly. Delaney offers a starter course in the technique with 18 of her own original patterns, along with the formulas she used to create them. The companion online calculator helps create your customized patterns even more quickly!
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9781612126586
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DESIGNER SOAPMAKING

$24.95
Make an assortment of colorful, fragrant soaps right at home. It's simple and fun with melt-and-pour soap bases, plus easily purchased molds, tools, essential oils, and natural dyes. The delightful boutique-quality options include molded and loaf-style picture soaps; embedded and embossed soaps; fossil soaps (great for kids); and basic carved designs. There are also creative techniques for wrapping and displaying the soaps, plus numerous photographs, instructions, recipes, and patterns.
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9781402703423
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Every Which Way Crochet Borders

$18.95
Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you're ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photos, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn. With each pattern diagrammed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.
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9781612127408
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Free-Motion Meandering

$21.95
Turn the corner to free-motion success with a meandering makeover! Best-selling author Angela Walters shows you that free-motion machine quilting doesn't have to be scary - with a couple designs in your pocket, you can finish almost any quilt on your home machine and enjoy the process. Practice 8 meandering stitches for beginners plus unique modifications for each, with step-by-step visuals and quilted samples. Improve your free-motion quilting, disguise mistakes, and transition between designs with ease.
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9781617455209
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2017-11-01
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KNIT PONCHOS WRAPS & SCARVES

$21.99

Knit scarves are the hottest new fashion accessory! Answering the demand for new scarf, poncho and shawl ideas, this new book provides 35 fun, contemporary projects knitters can create quickly and easily, many featuring popular novelty yarns.

"Knit Ponchos, Wraps & Scarves" explores various techniques for knitting, ranging from cables with color work to embellishing with beads and embroidery. Each section features a number of progressive projects ranging from beginner, to intermediate, to expert. This book offers something for every knitter and gives beginners a chance to improve their skills as they undertake each new project!

  • 35 contemporary, easy-to-follow projects for knitted scarves, ponchos and shawls
  • Teaches various knitting techniques, including color work and embellishments
  • Projects range from beginner to expert
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    9780873499651
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    KNITTING THE PERFECT FIT

    $22.99
    This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.
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    9780307586643
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    KNITTING WRAPSODY : INNOVATIVE DESIGNS TO WRAP DRAPE AND TIE

    $24.95

    Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns--five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts--that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.

    Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what you've been waiting for--inspirational, creative patterns that advance your skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.

    All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.

    Some of the techniques are quite unusual and the enclosed DVD will demonstrate them in-depth before you cast on for a project.

    With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.

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    9781596683075
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    LION BRAND YARN JUST SCARVES

    $12.00
    A scarf is a great beginner project, but the wide variety of patterns in Just Scarves ensures that even the most seasoned crafter will create something new and exciting. With so many options for men and women's styles, wearing (and making!) scarves will be a yearlong passion.

    The first chapter in the book, "Easy Does It," focuses on honing basic techniques. Once those are mastered, knitters are introduced to specialized styles such as cables, granny squares, lace, and shaping. Each of these is given a new spin with fresh patterns and beautiful colors. There are also wonderful chapters on "Reversible Scarves" that look great no matter which way they're tied and "Fabulous Scarves" that can be worn like jewelry. The final chapter is dedicated to fun finishes, which will help crafters make sure each creation is as unique as possible.

    With stylish full-color photography, a bold design, Lion Brand's excellent reputation, and Nancy Thomas's keen eye, Just Scarves promises to be a fun, fashionable collection of classic and contemporary patterns.

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    9781400080601
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    MANCRAFTS

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    $14.95
    As its servicemen returned home at the end of World War II, the US Army turned to Popular Mechanics to help them find new and lucrative occupations. A series of ten pamphlets was created, teaching skills that were "fun to do and profitable too."
    Reprinted here in a single volume, and featuring all of the original artwork, these mini instructional courses will entertain men of all ages--even if their workbench is really the living room coffee table! From leather crafts and bookbinding to block printing and cartooning, there's a hobby to be found here for anyone. More ambitious readers may consider learning coping saw techniques, or even ax crafts, which entail making rustic furniture and fixtures using a single hatchet. As charming today as it was industrious then, the book is packaged in a vintage style that authentically captures the "can-do" spirit of the era.
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    9781618371645
    Publication Date: 
    2015-02-03
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