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Fabric manipulation - the art of creating constructed textiles - is demystified in this encyclopedia of sewing techniques. Features 150 creative sewing techniques, from smocking, trapunto quilting and reverse applique to Suffolk puffs, pleating and shirring. Includes hundreds of diagrams and photographs to illustrate the traditional and contemporary methods. Creative project ideas show practical applications for many of the fabric manipulation techniques.
Best selling authors Pam and Nicky Lintott have created 12 stunning quilt designs using Moda's all-new Dessert Rolls--delicious bundles of 5 inch strips cut across the width of the fabric. Each quilt pattern can be made with just one Dessert Roll so you can be sure that your fabrics will coordinate beautifully to create a gorgeous quilt. As an extra treat, Pam & Nicky have included their family favorite dessert recipes inspired by the quilt design themes. Includes alternative color variations for each quilt design. Step by step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams for quick and easy quilting. Includes Pam & Nicky's delicious dessert recipes to enjoy while you quilt.
An exciting collection of easy sewing projects for children aged 5-11, including toys, decorations and accessories that kids will really love to make. Your children will have great fun learning important sewing techniques with simple instructions written just for them, and can make loads of exciting things from character softees and puppets, to patchwork balls, blankets, games, masks, and more. Includes all the templates and techniques you need to get sewing with a gorgeous, nostalgic design style just like the craft books you loved when you were a kid!
Give a gorgeous handmade gift with over 25 simple patchwork patterns! Patchwork isn't just about making quilts; it's about creating smaller projects too, and sewing something pretty to treasure! This book has a tempting range of quick-to-stitch patchwork patterns to get you started; from applique cushion designs and hand-pieced doll's quilts to pretty birdhouses, brooches, boxes and even soft toy rabbits in pretty patchwork dresses. Each chapter features easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams and templates, with gorgeous full-color photography. Use these designs as a starting point to inspire your own creativity, and make pretty patchwork gifts for friends and family, for every occasion.
Cake Decorating with the Kids: Get messy in the kitchen with 30 gorgeous, easy-to-follow contemporary cake decorating projects to make at home with the kids. Children of all ages will love to get involved and take charge of spreading the fillings and toppings, rolling out fondant icing, cutting shapes and making sugar decorations to help create delicious sweet treats, from cupcakes and cookies to cake pops, whoopie pies and tiered party cake ideas. Cake decorating is a fun, exciting craft for children and each recipe includes tasks for younger and older kids. The cake designs are perfect for school events, birthday cakes for children, parties, or simply rainy day fun in the kitchen, but as they are so professional-looking they are would also suitable for adult parties as well! Includes essential safety information for working with children in the kitchen, as well as storage, transportation and presentation advice, perfect for children's parties! You will also find yummy cake recipes and all the basic cake decorating techniques you need to know to create the projects. Comes with lay-flat binding to keep the book open when your hands are covered in flour!
Create stunning contemporary wedding photographyDream Wedding Photography is a complete guide to producing stunning photographs of the perfect wedding. Packed with exciting and original images, it will inspire you to create your own professional wedding portfolio.Find out about the approaches and techniques used by top wedding photographer Lorna YabsleyUnderstand practical shooting plans and get essential technical advice from a professionalDiscover how to enhance your work with post-production and presentation techniques
The new edition of this popular cookbook includes 20 new game recipes, so indulge your taste buds with new sensations! Featuring over 120 delicious recipes for cooking grouse, partridge, pheasant, duck, rabbit, venison, and other game, these easy-to-follow recipes include dishes appropriate for everyday family meals, special occasions, picnics, and barbecues. Game is naturally low in fat and calories and is an ideal part of a healthy diet. A guide for preparing game so that it is fit to be eaten is included, as is an assortment of recipe accompaniments such as sauces, stuffings, and salads. With 18 full-color illustrations by the well-known wildlife artist John Paley this is an attractive and useful gift for all those keen on hunting, shooting and fishing and those who cook what they bring home.
Ruth Clemens, finalist on BBC's highly successful TV series The Great British Bake Off, shares her delicious bread recipes, fitting for all occasions. Each of the 30 recipes shows you how to get confident with straightforward doughs, to progress to pre-ferments and experiment with further methods. Along with clear step-by-step instructions, the recipes are crammed with tips and tricks to ensure that you'll be turning out delicious homemade loaves in next to no time.
A practical, accessible guide to turning your good photographs into great ones whether you are shooting on the latest digital SLR or a camera phone! Discover 100 simple and fun ways to improve your photographs both in-camera and through post-processing image manipulation. Every key photographic genre is covered, from perfect portraits and the great outdoors, to travel photos and shooting at night. Filled with inspirational examples of great photographs compared against the more average images, with easy to follow techniques for how you can achieve the same results. Whether you are an aspirational amateur wanting to make your photographs even better, or an enthusiastic beginner who just wants to produce more satisfying results, 100 Ways to Make Good Photographs Great will provide you with useful professional tips and techniques to take your photography to the next level.
Ruth Clemens, finalist on The Great British Bake Off, shows, through clear step-by-step photography, how to bake successfully, whatever the occasion.Divided into three technique sections: Creaming Methods, Whisked cakes, and Melting Methods, you can learn how to bake impressive celebration centerpieces, party cakes, birthday treats or just feed your family a delicious dessert.Each recipe will be detailed with techniques, hints, timings, shortcuts and cheats, plus all the essential information needed to you to maximise your creativity, and prove that baking is achievable and fun.Detailed step-by-step photography of nearly 30 mouth watering projects make every technique easy to follow, whether you are a baking expert or a complete novice, so really can achieve the beautiful finished product.
This user-friendly and attractive guide shows creative people how to turn their hobbies into sustainable lifestyle businesses.Based on a unique 10-question formula, the book provides comprehensive start-up business advice.The jargon-free information is brought to life with real-life case studies from a range of creative start-ups and online resources that help you to develop your own business goals and plans
Beautiful projects for special celebrations!Sew Birthday Fun by Mandy Shaw includes:Birthday CakesBirthday BadgesCrowns and TiarasTechniquesAnd more!
In Quick Projects with Jelly Rolls, author Brioni Greenberg shows you how to use up your scraps with quick and easy projects.Projects include:Winterberry Table RunnerJaunty Button-Down iPad CaseFairytale Pins 'n' Things
Do you dream of being able to make beautiful decorated cakes for any occasion? Easy Buttercream Cake Designs will teach you all of the essential buttercream cake decorating techniques you need to know to create your own amazing designs.Includes 3 gorgeous pastel-coloured cake projects, piped with buttercream, that are impressive and stylish.Plus a free video demonstrations, available online, to teach the best way of using buttercream to pipe ruffles onto a cake.
Bestselling cake decorating author Zoe Clark shows you how to take inspiration from your favourite vintage dress to create 3 stunning vintage cake designs.The incredible suspended Fifties style vintage dress cake design is accompanied by two smaller designs for vintage-inspired mini cakes and cookies. Includes all the cake recipes you need, and simple step by step instruction for all the essential cake decorating techniques. Zoe breaks down advanced suspension techniques into easy to follow steps so that you can create this stunning shaped novelty cake design at home.
From the introduction:Framing a piece of embroidery or an appliqued picture used to be a tricky and often prohibitively expensive business. The concept of framing an unumbellished piece of fabirc just because you liked the pattern was pretty much out of the question. I'm not sure when I first noticed people sharing pictures of embroidery displayed in the same hoop used to stitch it, but right from the start it seemed like the smartest of solutions.
A collection of Japanese style quilting projects by Susan Briscoe which really captures the essence of Japanese quilting style. Includes step instructions for creating Japanese style quilting projects including throws, cushions and quilts. The projects feature traditional Japanese techniques, designs and fabrics.
A collection of classic sampler quilt block patterns from quilting expert, Lynne Edwards. Features step instructions for creating 9 classic quilting blocks which can be quilted as you go. Includes techniques for finishing, quilting and how to turn them into a sampler quilt or wall hanging. Choose from classic quilt blocks including Rail Fence, Log Cabin, Dresden Plate and Maple Leaf. A great introduction to the world of quilt block piecing.
A collection of quick and easy quilting projects including designs by authors such as Lin Clemens (The Quilter's Bible), Marion Elliot and Tacha Bruecher from Fat Quarterly. The projects include home decoration notions such as hanging hearts, quilted oven gloves, table mats and cushions. Every project is quick and easy to do even if you've never quilted before. Choose from hand or machine quilted projects and make fabulous gifts for friends and family.
A gorgeous collection of Spring-themed quilting and stitching designs from top fabric designer Lynette Anderson, including table runners, wall hangings and larger quilts, as well as smaller, quick-to-stitch gifts, all featuring Lynette's new fabric range from Lecien. Beautiful fabrics, fresh colours and cute designs are enhanced by a book design that captures Lynette's heart-warming, quirky style.
A fabulous collection of 101 quick and simple projects, from gifts and favours to cards, decorations and cakes. The ideas are split into handy occasion-themed sections, including the most popular celebrations of weddings, birthdays and Christmas. All projects are suitable for beginners and cover a range of crafts, including papercraft, sewing and cake decorating.
Sew a gorgeous handmade gift with 3 simple patchwork, applique and embroidery cushion and pillow patterns for you to make at home. Patchwork isn't just about making quilts; it's about creating smaller projects too, and sewing something pretty to treasure! Pretty Patchwork Cushions & Pillows has a tempting range of quick-to-stitch patchwork patterns to get you started. All three patterns feature beautiful appliqué cushion designs and will make the perfect adition to any home. Each chapter features easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams and templates, with gorgeous full-colour photography. Use these designs as a starting point to inspire your own creativity, and make pretty patchwork gifts for friends and family, for every occasion!
This is a fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for those who are new to knitting, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy, or Intermediate skill level. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques and making-up techniques.
This is a fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for those who are new to knitting, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy, or Intermediate skill level. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques, and making-up techniques.
A fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for the new-to-knitting market, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy or Intermediate skill level, and the majority are Easy. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques and making-up techniques.
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