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The Prayer Shawl Companion

For many, the ultimate expression of spirituality is charity. And for years, people have been crafting prayer shawls - knitted wraps to comfort those in times of need and to help others celebrate special occasions. Written by the two women at the heart of this groundswell of charity knitting, The Prayer Shawl Companion presents 38 wondrous wraps for all occasions, from baptism to remembrance. ...

Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated

The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout — with new photos and a chapter on specialty ...

Fast Fit

Sandra Betzina's tried and true--and easy to do--techniques for creating clothes that fit and flatter your unique shape.

The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an extraordinary group that has touched lives in extraordinary ways across the world for more than a decade. With their latest book, Janet Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo continue to reach out to people of all faiths in sadness and celebration, this time with crocheted wraps, or prayer shawls. In their follow-up to the 2008 bestseller The Prayer Shawl Companion, ...

Bead Simple

Most beading books include a mix of patterns but call for very specific beads and materials. So if crafters don't like the beads used in the projects, or don't have them in hand, they won't enjoy the projects, no matter how beautiful they are. But Susan Beal has untangled this knotty problem. "Bead Simple "is the first work of its kind that offers stunning jewelry patterns that can be completely ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance

Discover 20 glorious new quilts that will take you on a journey back in time when you flip through Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance. All the romance of a time gone by is captured in exquisite pastels, set against the dramatic Italianate architecture of a tiny Welsh village -- enchanting patterns that will warm up your home and make wonderful gifts. Based on Fassett's signature line of Rowan ...

Animal Hats

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, ...

ScrapTherapy® Cut the Scraps!

All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing. It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you're not careful, your life. Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy™, Ford's feel-good method for organizing ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in the Sun

Twenty fabulous masterworks comprised of colors, patterns, and textures that capture the essence of brilliant sunlight are yours to enjoy -- in stunning photographs and in future creations. Master colorist and quilter Kaffe Fassett escorts you through a showing of each gorgeous new piece accompanied by photos of the quilts taken on the sun-drenched shores of Portugal, the inspiration for the ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur

Kaffe Fassett’s quilts never fail to dazzle and delight. Fifteenth in this series of bestsellers, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Grandeur lives up to its name, inspiring readers with “grand new” takes on the age-old art of quilting. It brings you 20 all-new patterns that show off to advantage his signature line of Rowan fabrics, such as: Daisy Chain, Mad Plaid, Lotto, and Trellis and Nets. Sophisticated. ...

Shirtmaking

Here is the definitive resource on the fine art of making shirts. Author David Page Coffin shows how to create elegant, custom-fit garments for a woman or a man that have a great tailored look and fit perfectly. And, even more important, once you learn to make and fit a shirt -- whether you have sewn for weeks or years -- your sewing skills will be dramatically improved. David shares the ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Italy

Che bella! Kaffe’s inspiration for the 20 new quilts in this book was drawn from the exquisite, richly colored villages of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. The region, with its terracotta walls and handsome black and white churches set off by jewel-like glimpses of the Mediterranean, is beautifully reflected in the colors and patterns created by Kaffe and his team of designers. The glorious ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence

Journey to Provence, France, and take pleasure in 20 beautiful new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence is a study in geometry and color set in the South of France, where narrow streets and vibrantly hued buildings provide a medieval backdrop. Based on Kaffe's signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco

Voyage to Morocco! In his sixteenth book, Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco: 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting, world-renowned textile artist, Kaffe Fassett, takes us on a trip of visual delight to Fez – Morocco's enchanted, medieval-style city where bold, rich colors and beautiful mosaics abound. Fez, known as the soul of Morocco, is the ideal setting to inspire Kaffe's brilliant ...

Threads Sewing Guide

Readers who love to sew - especially those who know Threads magazine - will have to have this definitive sewing encyclopedia. An incomparable collection of the best sewing information available, Threads Sewing Guide promises to explain, with trademark thoroughness, the full range of garment sewing techniques. Threads Sewing Guide covers all the bases for anyone who delights in sewing: tools ...