The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting

This comprehensive how-to book explores all the concepts and techniques involved in creating art quilts, including composition and design; making whole-cloth, pieced, and appliquéd art quilts; fabric manipulation and surface design; ...

The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting

This comprehensive how-to book explores all the concepts and techniques involved in creating art quilts, including composition and design; making whole-cloth, pieced, and appliquéd art quilts; fabric manipulation and surface design; quilting/stitching; embellishing; and working in a series. Readers will find easy access to information with step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects provide opportunities for the reader to try the techniques, and galleries of art quilts by various fabric artists offer beautiful examples and enticing inspiration.

First Time Art Quilts

Explore fabric manipulation and embellishment techniques with author Susan Stein, a Minnesota Quilter of the Year.

First Time Art Quilts

Build your knowledge in the art quilt design elements of 'lines, values, color, texture, balance, and unity' with projects to try out fabric manipulation and embellishment techniques.

The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

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The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

This richly illustrated how-to book is a comprehensive reference for various felting techniques, including needle felting, wet felting, and nuno felting. With these easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos, you’ll be able to explore these easy projects that provide fun opportunities for you to try the techniques. Galleries of unique felted designs and creations by renowned fabric artists act as beautiful examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself.

First Time Fabric Art

Step-by-step instructions with large photos make it easy to learn these basic techniques. Step into the world of fabric art with Susan Stein, a Minnesota Quilter of the Year!

First Time Fabric Art

This 32-page booklet explores a variety of techniques for painting and printing on fabric, using products that are easy to get. A few can be made with materials and tools you can find around the house! Techniques include stenciling, screen printing, stamping, sun printing, and tie dyeing. Begin with plain muslin or other cotton fabric, and transform it into an exciting and versatile fabric for quilting, crafting, garment sewing, or home décor. Step-by-step instructions with large photos make it easy to learn these basic techniques. Step into the world of fabric art with Susan Stein, a Minnesota Quilter of the Year!

The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to sewing clothes, including tops, pants, skirts, and outerwear, with essential sewing tools; guidelines for choosing patterns, fabric, and notions; and information on each step in garment construction.

The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction

A comprehensive, illustrated guide to sewing clothes, including tops, pants, skirts, and outerwear, with essential sewing tools; guidelines for choosing patterns, fabric, and notions; and information on each step in garment construction.

Fabric Art Workshop

A comprehensive source of all the newest and most popular fiber art techniques! This technique-driven book explores a wide range of new possibilities and materials available to fabric and journal artists.

Fabric Art Workshop

A comprehensive source of all the newest and most popular fiber art techniques! This technique-driven book explores a wide range of new possibilities and materials available to fabric and journal artists. Each unique technique is presented with an inspirational, full-page photo of a fabric journal page. How-to steps with photos explore all the possible results from applying the technique. The reader can create journal pages and/or quilt blocks, which can be sewn together to make one large journal quilt, matted and framed individually, displayed on a meditation screen, or used as book pages sewn into a traditional journal format. Full-page fabric journal block to introduce each technique Step-by-step photos for exploring and executing the technique Gallery showing ways to display and use the fabric journal blocks Great value. Like two years of classes rolled into one book. Beautiful "journal page" opens each of 28 technique chapters All techniques are easily mastered by anyone. No complex dying involved. All products are readily available at craft, fabric, and quilt shops.

Quilts for Baby

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Quilts for Baby

Baby quilts are irresistible projects. They're fun to create and, if made well, can last to cuddle generations of little charmers.

The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting 2nd Edition

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The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting  2nd Edition

Presents a reference guide for knitters, with illustrated step-by-step instructions on basic techniques, 220 stitch patterns, and fifteen knitting projects.

The Complete Photo Guide to Beading

Explores the various types of beadwork, including beading on fabric, fringing, bead weavings, bead embroidery and beaded jewelry via simple instructions and 500 full-color photos. Original.

The Complete Photo Guide to Beading

Explores the various types of beadwork, including beading on fabric, fringing, bead weavings, bead embroidery and beaded jewelry via simple instructions and 500 full-color photos. Original.

Fabric Art Projects

Fabric Art Projects shows crafters how to alter and embellish plain fabric, then use it to create useful and decorative items for fashion and home décor.

Fabric Art Projects

Fabric Art Projects shows crafters how to alter and embellish plain fabric, then use it to create useful and decorative items for fashion and home décor. It is a technique and project book all rolled in one. The project steps teach the technique as part of the process. Readers can use different fabric art techniques to make various projects.

Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook

Use the included Art Quilter's Value Scale to choose the perfect light and dark fabrics for your quilts. Loaded with helpful photos, this guide is a virtual art class in a book.

Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook

You'll be surprised how easy it is to transform a photo into gallery-worthy fabric art with Leni Wiener's simple methods. Leni walks you step by step through choosing the right fabrics; creating patterns with free software; depicting common elements, such as grass, trees, water, and faces; layering and sewing your collages; and finishing your work for display. Complete patterns and instructions for two quilts help get you started. Use the included Art Quilter's Value Scale to choose the perfect light and dark fabrics for your quilts. Loaded with helpful photos, this guide is a virtual art class in a book.

The Complete Photo Guide to Window Top Treatments

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The Complete Photo Guide to Window Top Treatments

Window top treatments - swags, valances, and cornices - are very popular DIY home-decor projects. Quick and easy to sew, they soften and finish off a window and often are combined with blinds, curtains, or drapes. The Complete Photo Guide to Window Top Treatments is the only book that tells how to choose the right style and construct it step by step. Color photographs show twenty top treatments in a variety of room settings, fabrics, and decorative hardware. Each window treatment has detailed, step-by-step instructions for measuring the window, calculating yardage, cutting, sewing, and installing. Following in the tradition of CPi's Windows with Style and Creative Window Treatments, The Complete Photo Guide to Window Top Treatments launches a new how-to series of window decor books.

Text in Textile Art

In this exciting new book, Sara Impey, one of the world's best-known textile artists and an innovator in using text in her work, presents the definitive guide to text in textiles.

Text in Textile Art

The use of text is currently very popular in textile art, and its creative potential is unlimited. Text can engage directly with the viewer to express personal concerns, social and political issues and even humour. In this exciting new book, Sara Impey, one of the world's best-known textile artists and an innovator in using text in her work, presents the definitive guide to text in textiles. She aims to inspire makers with the confidence to use text, to illustrate how it can be used as a means of self-expression, and to provide advice on where to look for sources of inspiration. The book includes a brief discussion of stitched lettering in history, and examines the current scene, including contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin. It then goes on to explore how to find inspiration for your work, whether personal or political, with exercises on how to get your thoughts organized. Finally, a wealth of practical tips are given on how to get text into your work, including hand-stitching techniques, computers and the new generation of sewing machines, photo transfer, found objects and the use of newsprint and other printed materials. It also contains valuable information on copyright. This fascinating book is perfect for any textile artist who wants to add an extra dimension to their work by incorporating text.

Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet

Your children will learn to crochet by making simple projects and building skills by practicing the essentials, and this book provides a sound foundation for a lifetime of crocheting enjoyment.

Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet

Are you looking for the perfect guide to teach your child to crochet? Look no further! Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet starts with the absolute basics about stitching, beginning with a discussion about hooks and yarn and how to make simple chains, then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are crocheting confidently. Veteran crochet author Deborah Burger, author of Crochet 101 and How to Make 100 Crochet Appliqués, will guide you and your children through projects. With over 200 photos and clear, concise instructions in language easily understood by grade-school kids, you're going to be creating crafty crochet projects with your child in no time! Each project lists the crocheting skills that will be exercised in making it and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can learn and grow as they develop dexterity and coordination. Your children will learn to crochet by making simple projects and building skills by practicing the essentials, and this book provides a sound foundation for a lifetime of crocheting enjoyment.

The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers Pillows and Bedding

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The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers  Pillows  and Bedding

Learn how to make slipcovers to fit all different styles of furniture with The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers, Pillows, and Bedding. From making simple seat cushions for wooden chairs to complicated covers for sleeper sofas, this comprehensive, how-to reference covers all the options and teaches all the essential skills. Readers can easily access information with step-by-step directions and hundreds of color photos for clear understanding, and inspiring home interior photography shows slipcovered furniture pieces in real home settings. Inside, you'll find: —Duvets —Pillows —Shams —And more!

Artistic Photo Quilts

This accessible guide to creating fine fabric art with digital photos covers everything from the tools and equipment you'll need, to designing, finishing, and assembling your quilt.

Artistic Photo Quilts

Transform Your Digital Photos into Luminous Fabric Art. Alter photos and use them to create beautiful, original works of fabric art - 11 exercises show you how. Learn to alter images with Photoshop Elements®. Use photos that really enhance your work (Hint: it's not always the best-looking shots!). Find inspiration in your own albums, from other artists, and in nature. Make large-scale quilts with a standard-size inkjet printer. This accessible guide to creating fine fabric art with digital photos covers everything from the tools and equipment you'll need, to designing, finishing, and assembling your quilt. Bronze Award winner in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards how-to category.

Textile Folk Art

In this book, Anne Kelly explores the traditional motifs used in textile folk art and shows you how contemporary textile artists use these in their work today.

Textile Folk Art

A practical and inspirational guide to textile folk art from cultures all around the world, accompanied by step-by-step projects. From samplers and quilts in Europe, to tribal and nomadic cloth further afield in Mongolia and China, folk and traditional designs have played a crucial part in the development of textile art and craft. In this book, Anne Kelly explores the traditional motifs used in textile folk art and shows you how contemporary textile artists use these in their work today. The beautifully illustrated guide is also packed with helpful step-by-step projects that demonstrate how to apply folk motifs to your own work. Drawing inspiration from the Far East to Scandinavia, artists and designers have often used folk art to influence their work. Beginning with the chapter 'Samplers in Stitch', Anne looks into handmade momentoes and souvenirs created in the UK and USA. Samplers as statement pieces are also explored and are contextualised within the role of women and children recording their personal histories and lives. 'Nordic Notes' then looks at Scandinavian traditional textile art, and how modern screen printing and embroidery have been used by contemporary makers. 'Silk Road' looks at the influence of nomadic cultures and textiles, including yurts in Mongolia and Miao folklore in China. Projects on how to make felt, pouched and jewellery are also covered. Lastly, 'Trees of Life' looks the motif of the tree in a variety of cultures. Anne also looks at traditional techniques from South Asia and how to create your own 'Family Tree' using photo transfers and appliqué. Featuring step-by-step projects as well as work from contemporary artists and makers throughout, this practical and beautiful guide shows how practitioners of all kinds can draw from folk art for making and inspiration.