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Our October catalogues are now online.
Tilda's Spring Ideas, Tilda's Summer Ideas and Tilda's Winter Ideas presented in one beautiful collector's volume for Tilda fans everywhere.
Enjoy the best of Tilda throughout the seasons with this wonderful collection of sewing and papercrafting projects by world-famous designer Tone Finnanger, all made using gorgeous Tilda fabrics and embellishments. Inside you'll find patterns and step-by-step instructions for angel dolls and a range of adorable outfits, bags and purses, soft toys, garlands and cushions, storage boxes, notebooks and cards, table decorations, pretty accessories and unique DIY gifts – taking you from the first buds of spring up right to the festive season.
The projects are accompanied by clear instructions, beautiful photographs, colour illustrations and full-size templates, making them perfect for crafters of all abilities.$34.99
In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about oils in an accessible way.
- Advice on the materials you need (keeping things to a minimum), how to mix colours, basic brush techniques and how to use a palette knife
- Subjects range from still life, flowers, animals, landscapes, figures and portraits
- Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations
This is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint in oils very quickly.$19.99
After her first book, Bonnie’s Garden, Bonnie Sullivan is back with 17 charming projects inspired by nature and the comfort of home. The folk-art style of her creations is delightfully expressed through the materials that she uses to bring warmth to your surroundings!
From Quiltmania with text in English and French and includes 2 pattern inserts.$64.99
Isn't Mila gorgeous? A sweet and perfect shirt for any time! Make in cotton or linen! Pockets and sweet buttons... with loops! No button holes!
Sized Small, Medium and Large. Small fits size 4–6, Medium 8–10 and Large 12–16.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$26.00
This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide takes you into the magical world of teddy bear making and shows you how to create your own traditional bear to hand down through the generations.
The book begins with a short history of the teddy bear, followed by detailed information on tools, materials and essential bear-making techniques. There's guidance on finding design inspiration, and three complete step-by-step projects to get you started. There's then detailed guidance on how to create different eyes, ears, noses and mouths to give your bear a unique personality, and sewn outfits to dress them in.
The book ends with notes on care and repair, ensuring your treasured creation will last a lifetime.
Look inside the book.$48.99$44.99
Uniquely styled loose-fitting pullover top. Bias bound scoop neckline, slightly flared long sleeves and extensions that fall from the high hip.
Perfect for stretch fabrics, but equally delightful in soft woven fabrics with drape.
Sizes Included: XS through XL$29.00