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Knitting on the Edge
Ribs * Ruffles * Lace * Fringes * Flora * Points & Picots – The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders
The now-classic collection of 350 edgings, borders, and trims by acclaimed designer Nicky Epstein is available in paperback! Taking the traditional rib to new heights, Nicky features improved ribbed edges, ruffles, lace, fringes, flora, and garters. Line-by-line instructions accompany each of the stitches. Decorate cuffs, customize a sweater, and develop unique patterns using ideas such as the feather lace ruffle, bel epoque, garter stitch weave, sea scallop edge, and sugar drop.
Needle Felted Fashions$ 23.90
10 unique projects to create & customize wearables Needle felt with fiber, yarn, and wool appliques. Learn methods for transferring designs to a variety of surfaces. Individualize your wardrobe! Create wearables from scratch or embellish ready-made garments.
Making Jewelry with a French Knitter$ 9.95
The Easy Way to Make Beautiful Beaded Accessories
This book offers an easy, fun way to learn to use the versatile French knitter. You’ll develop advanced skills with this amazing tool as you combine beads with yarn, stretchy cord, monofilament or embroidery thread to create simple yet elegant jewelry and accessories.
The Little Spark – 30 Ways To Ignite Your Creativity
You were born with a creative spark inside. Do you look at yourself now and wonder if the spark has gone out? Ignite that inner fire with the 30 engaging exercises, fun activities, inspirational images, and motivating ideas in this book. Learn what your Little Spark of creative passion looks like, how to capture it, and how to make room for it in your life. Read the book cover-to-cover and use it as a month-long creative roadmap or just dip into the exercises as your time and inclination allow. Either way, you will change your life.
- Light your inner fire with 30 “sparks”: exercises, activities, and lessons that help you discover and nurture your creative passions
- Live a more creative life, whether or not you consider yourself an artist
- Do one spark every day, week, or whenever the spirit moves you
- Find the gifts that come from doing what you really love – joy, connection, meaning, and contentment
The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake for Every Body
Thrift it, restyle it, wear it, love it!
Take secondhand finds from frumpy to fabulous with a little help from Beth Huntington, a.k.a. the Renegade Seamstress. Beth shows you how to refashion outdated treasures from the thrift store, garage sale, or your own closet, into chic clothing and accessories that are perfectly tailored to fit you. Learn to transform something old into a better fit, a new design, or a radical makeover. Restyle an old T-shirt into a cute fitted top. Turn a tired outfit into a hot little black dress. Make a beautiful handbag from a tablecloth and a vintage leather jacket. You'll love creating your own secondhand chic pieces!
- 19 stylish projects show you how to transform easy-to-find secondhand items into one-of-a-kind fashion statements!
- Learn the basics of refashioning: how to measure, reshape, fit, and finish a garment so it fits perfectly.
- Plus size? Petite? No problem! Beth's designs flatter a wide variety of sizes and body types.
Classic Knits: 15 Timeless Designs to Knit & Keep Forever$ 24.95
The knitwear collection in Classic Knits is composed mostly of sweaters and vests. The styles are clean, use a single yarn, and color with few, if any, embellishments except for those provided by the shaping and stitches in the pattern. The pieces have a timeless appeal that promises your hard work will become a cherished piece for years to come. The book also provides challenging projects that vary in complexity and is illustrated with lush photographs, making it a pleasure just to look through.
Cotton Knits For All Seasons$ 29.95
A range of handknit designs for babies, toddlers, pre-teens and adults. The collection shows the versatility of cotton, from crisp summer tops to generous Aran styles that are all perfect all the year round. There are also baby throws and knitted jackets for juniors, plus bags and accessories. The book reflects the cool, classic relaxed chic of Traditional New England dressing, with navy and white, marine colours, easy-to-wear neutrals and bright summer shades.
Rocker/knitter/author: Share Ross personifies the indie spirit driving both knitting and music today
Share Ross is addicted to the needle—the knitting needle. A few years back, this punk guitarist and singer wouldn’t have given knitting a second thought. She is a dyed-in-the-wool rocker, and knitting . . . well, knitting was for grannies. Then a friend showed up at her house wearing a scarf that she found totally amazing. When Ross asked her where she’d gotten it, she said she’d knit it herself. Ross was hooked.
With Punk Knits, Ross shares her passion and unorthodox approach to the ancient craft she’s so grateful our grannies preserved. All of the 26 designs—beginner- to intermediate–level projects that include arm- and leg-warmers, scarves, miniskirts, hats, and sweaters—draw their inspiration from the style and independent spirit of rock ’n’ roll legends like Sid Vicious, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, and the New York Dolls, and they’re all modeled by pierced and tattooed Hollywood rock ’n’ rollers and scenesters.
If you think knitting can’t be punk, consider this from Ross: “Knitting can be as artistic as you want. You can make a statement. And by knitting garments instead of buying them, you can snub the corporations that strip away your individuality.” So what’s not punk about knitting?
Signature Scarves: Dazzling Designs to Knit
Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves delivers what knitting—and Nicky’s—fans have been craving: her hallmark embellished style applied to the simple scarf. Inside there are an array of patterns to delight and inspire: a lovely tweedy wrap with appliquéd leaves; a scarf comprised of interlocking bright circles; a deceptively cute piece sporting rows of tiny skulls. Felters will especially love working on the scarf made of interwoven cut felted strips, as well as the one that’s knit-then-felted and adorned with autumn roses. The 35 beautifully laid-out and photographed designs fully display Nicky’s spectacular range and boundless creativity. Ideal as gifts and short-term projects, scarves never lose their appeal—and when they feature Nicky’s special touch, they’re irresistible showstoppers that no knitter will want to miss!
Girls Get Stitching: Personalize Your Clothes, Your Room & Your Stuff$ 24.15
10 Embroidery Stitches. 20 Projects. The perfect guide to express your style.
Fab up your stuff and express yourself with embroidery! You’ll find more stitching projects than you even knew existed in this handy little guide. It’ll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about embroidery, from where to get your hands on fabric and thread to where to dig up inspiration for your projects. From cell phone covers and purses to hairbands and t-shirts, there’s sure to be a project in here that’ll turn your clothes, your room, or any of your stuff from drab to fab!
- Huge number of projects means you’ll definitely find something to fit your style
- Author explains how to mix up the projects so you can take one design from one and turn it into something totally different
- Shabby chic projects are simple to make but still super cute