Cozy Crochet Melissa Leapman Cozy Crochet puts at your fingertips everything you need to know to make 26 pretty projects. These easy-to-follow patterns range from sublimely simple to imaginatively intricate --- perfect for novices and veterans alike. With clear instructions on stitches, step-by-step directions, and beautiful photographs of the finished projects, cozy crochet will have you doing the loop-de-loop in no time.
Freeform Style Jonelle Raffino & Prudence Mapstone Blend knit and crochet to create fiber art wearables. Freeform knitting and crochet projects range from a simple scarf made magical with fancy fringe to a magnificent cape that becomes anything you want it to be. Choose from 10 pattern for garments and accessories, each presented in three skill-level variations.
The Crocheter's Companion Nancy Brown A great reference guide covering tools, yarns and gauge, how to read instructions and more.
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Indian Dyes and Paints Lelanie Fuller Stone - "The Cherokee Lady" Topics include: how to make dye from natural substances, how to prepare the material to be dyed, fixatives or mordants, making the dye, how to dye wool, suitable plants for dye making, Cherokee words for different trees, minerals the Indians used for mordants or dyes, Indian dyemaking, other recipes for dyes, dyeing basket materials, use of paints and colors by the Indian tribes of North America, the meanings behind the colors or paints, Cherokee words for different colors, and customs concerning painting of various tribes.
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Little Felted Animals Marie-Noelle Horvath Create your own menagerie of adorable miniature animals with this completely irresistible collection of projects. Using simple needle-felting techniques, basic tools, and some wool roving, the author shows how to transform fluffs of wool fiber into crazy-cute critters that will melt the heart. sixteen projects span old favorites such as dogs, cats, mice and birds to the more elusive fox, baby seal, brown bear, and penguin.
The Complete Photo Guide to Felting Ruth Lane 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 at provide fun opportunities for you to try the techniques. Galleries of unique felted designs and creations by renowned fiber artists act as beautiful examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself.
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Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools Deborah Robson Bringing together the art of spinning and wools from rare breeds of sheep, this book catalogs the 29 touring pieces from the Save the Sheep Exhibit. It also includes photos and information on endangered breeds, plus photos of several dozen other pieces that illustrate points about the rare-breed fibers and what makes them indispensable for contemporary handspinning. Complete with basic spinning terms and concepts.
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Magic in the Water: Wet Finishing Handwovens Laura Fry Comprehensive instruction for wet finishing all types of hand woven cloth - including cotton, linen, ramie, rayon, silk, wool, and other animal fibers. Samples of hand woven fabric before and after wet finishing are included.
The Encyclopedia of Needlecrafts Lucinda Ganderton, Dorothy Wood How to quickly and easily master the traditional crafts of quilting, applique, cross-stitch, and needlepoint. Photographic at-a-glance instructions for all the basic techniques.
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Eclectic Hand Knitting Collection Jo Sharp An eclectic collection of hand knitting designs for women. Fourteen patterns for everything from kimonos to cardigans.
Kids Knits for Heads, Hands, and Toes Debbie Bliss More than 40 imaginative designs for hats and caps, scarves and mittens, socks and slippers for 0 - 7 year olds. Busy knitters will enjoy these fast, easy projects to make for a new baby or a favorite child. Each pattern knits up quickly, uses hard-wearing, machine-washable yarns, and combines style with practicality.
Knitted Embellishments: 350 Appliques, Borders, Cords, and more! Nicky Epstein Contains hundreds of ideas and instructions for using knitted appliques, borders, cords, and embellishments such as tassels, embroidery, and fringe to add flair and style to knitted garments and household items. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, charts, line drawings, and photographs of knitted samples provide guidance and inspiration to novice and expert knitters alike.
Knitting Today's Classics: 65 Beautiful Sweaters Kristin Nicholas This collection of 65 sweaters ranges in style from loose-fitting smocks to short-cropped vests, from cold-weather cardigans to short-sleeve pullovers, all with bold color combinations, tantalizing textures, and creative design details.
The New Knitting Stitch Library Lesley Stanfield Instant access to over 300 stitches, from the new to the traditional, the simple to the complex, for the beginner and accomplished knitter alike. Each stitch is photographed in color and is accompanied by an easy to follow chart. A comprehensive selection of yarns helps to create many different effects, from chunky Arans to delicate lace stitches.
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Making Rag Rugs: 15 Step-by-Step Projects Clare Hubbard A modern twist on the traditional techniques of hooking, prodding, clipping, and braiding. Clear step-by step illustrations make rug-making simple for anyone, from beginner to experienced crafter.
Rag Rugs Ann Davies How to use ancient and modern rug-making techniques to create 12 projects including rugs, wallhangings, and even jewelry.
Twist & Twine: 18 ideas for rag rugs and home décor Bobbie Irwin This book guides you through the age-old art of rug twining to create beautiful, durable objects for your home, all with strips of new or recycled fabric. You'll begin with a twining sampler to learn the basic methods you'll need to make rugs, baskets, placemats, even a photo album. Clearly presented techniques and project instructions include color diagrams and photos. Learn to make your own twining frames, and discover nonframe projects that use boxes, cardboard tubes and bowls as forms for twining.
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Respect the Spindle Abby Franquemont This 135 page color photo book will teach you how to spin on a spindle, how to make a spindle out of almost anything, how to spin great yarn, ply, and finish it appropriately.
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Collapse Weave: Creating Three-Dimensional Cloth Anne Field Collapse weave can be created by contrasting yarn factors, or combining weave structures that react with each other to create ridges and hollows. The deliberately pleated and puckered fabric produced has a flexibility of movement that makes it lovely to wear, and the uniqueness of the weave means the artistry of the weaver can be seen in the cloth. Instructions are clearly written and easy to understand, and the book is fully illustrated with examples of the kinds of cloth produced, and clear, easy-to follow diagrams.
Inkle Weaving Helene Bress Description will be filled in as soon as it's returned
Learning to Weave Deborah Chandler Description will be filled in as soon as it's returned
Next Steps in Weaving Pattie Graver Introduction to various weave structures and concepts including twill, color-and-weave, overshot, summer and winter, and lace. This is not just a book of weaving recipes. Each topic is explained and supplemented with instructions for weaving a sampler and a project in order to solidify the concepts and enable you to design you own projects. This book is primarily concerned with 4-shaft weaving, but also serves as a foundation that will allow weavers to easily grow to 8 shafts.
The Weaver's Companion Handwoven Magazine Save your brain for being creative. Let this small, sturdy book keep track of the details. It's all here. Sett and sleying charts, warp and weft calculation formulas, finishing techniques, fiber factoids, a must-have gray scale, and much, much more.