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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
In this stunning collection, author and fibre artist Bonnie Barker debuts 18 gorgeous new designs for today's crafter. Using step-by-step directions and irresistible photography, Bonnie shows you how to master this intricate technique to make:
- Sophisticated sweaters, ponchos and shawls
- Stylish hats, scarves and gloves
- A hip messenger bag with a contrasting fabric liner and a snappy shrug that's perfect for a night out with friends
Celtic Cable Crochet even includes a visual stitch dictionary that takes the guesswork out of each pattern. From start to finish, this all-in-one guide will get you hooked on crocheting contemporary, Celtic-inspired stitches.$39.99
If you ever find yourself wondering what to knit next, then just open this book, and you are guaranteed to find the answer.
200 Fun Things to Knit contains an irresistible collection of small and cute little knitting projects for all levels of knitting ability. Containing a mix of beautiful 3D projects inspired by nature – knitted flowers, birds, bugs, leaves, and even creatures from the sea – as well as a collection of charming floral square designs, you'll want to pick up your needles, sort through your yarn stash, and get started right away.
The 200 projects, compiled by top knitting designers, are quick to make, use hardly any yarn, and are perfect as stylish embellishments, to give or to keep.
Look inside the book.$49.99$39.99
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious colour – the cochineal insect produces pink, maroon and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with natural dye extracts.
Demystifying the magic, she explains in straightforward, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting colour. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process and 20 projects for home and wardrobe, this book is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.$39.99
This knee-length duster has a button-front with circular pockets, winding seamlines and strategic tucks. Soft, fold-down mitred collar and extended shoulders. Narrow stitched hems and armhole binding. Wrong side of fabric shows.
Leave it unbuttoned, worn over a loose tee and slim pants. Worn as a casual duster. Or wear it buttoned up, worn over a slim tee with tights as a dress. Or add a pencil skirt for that must have under layer.
Light to medium-weight wool, cotton, knit, linen, silk, novelty weaves, corduroy. Wrong side of fabric shows.
Notions Eight 3/4" Buttons (collar button optional). 1/4 yard Lightweight Fusible Interfacing. Thread.
Multi-sized XS – XXL$35.00
Divided into three sections – Eating & Sharing, Living and Resting – Home Sewn provides a range of practical soft furnishing projects dedicated to activities around the home.
Items are gorgeous, but also useful, with both style and functionality. From leather placemats, a painted canvas floor cloth, to a linen ottoman, rustic linen pendant shades and a gathered antique lace valance, the ideas use a wide range of fabrics. With heirloom items as well as simple but effective creations, these projects will help create a striking interior in any home.$39.99