From the Bookcase: Jersey Yarn Creations by Alexandre Callier-Taylor


  Textile designer Alexandre Callier-Taylor shares 20 fantastic knitting and crochet projects for any occasion in his book Jersey Yarn Creations by Search Press. Jersey yarn (which you might also know as t-shirt or fabric yarn), enables projects to be completed quickly making them perfect to turn to when you need a speedy gift or just Read More

From the Bookcase – Style Me Vintage: Home by Keeley Harris

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  Vintage-lovers can prepare to be utterly delighted by Keeley Harris’s book Style Me Vintage: Home.  Starting with a look at the different styles and designs that fall under the ‘vintage’ umbrella, Keeley then goes on to the designs of each decade from the 1920s through to the 1970s. Each decade visits a real home Read More

From the Bookcase: Decorative Knots by Kat Hartmann

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  If you thought macrame was dead it’s time to think again! Kat Hartmann re-introduces this fabulous craft in Decorative Knots: 18 Macrame Projects (Search Press). A guide to the tools required provides the reader with the basic kit needed to carry out the projects on the following pages. The projects are introduced by a Read More

From the Bookcase: Take a Tea Towel by Jemima Schlee

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  Who would have thought that the humble tea towel could be transformed into a number of fabulous projects? Craft magazine contributor Jemima Schlee demonstrates how you too can create one of 16 projects quickly and simply using basic materials and a little know-how in Take a Tea Towel: 16 Beautiful Projects for your Home Read More

From the Bookcase: 318 Patchwork Patterns by Kumiko Fujita


  Kumiko Fujita has gathered her experience of more than 30 years of quilting to create a collection of 318 patchwork patterns for every occasion. The pattern designs vary greatly with the scope to be used in numerous projects. Templates include  everything from straightforward letters and numbers, to animals, vehicles, flowers and food. There are Read More

From the Bookcase: Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers – Christine Haynes

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    Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes is a definitive guide for the beginner sewist who yearns to create and wear their own clothes. The book is informative and explanatory, starting with the basics of sewing including how to read patterns, covering the basic tools needed and an illustrated guide Read More

From the Bookcase: The Crafter’s Guide to Patterns – Jessica Swift

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    Whether it’s papercrafts or fabric, furnishings or upholstery, you can unleash the creativity of your own pattern designs thanks to Jessica Swift’s book The Crafter’s Guide to Patterns. Beginning with a section on planning your patterns, the first few chapters cover issues such as sourcing your inspiration, a guide to colour, and an explanation Read More

From the Bookcase: Mini Mosaics by Aimee Harman

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  Self-taught mosaicist Aimee Harman’s first book introduces us to the delights of mosaic-making. Another offering from the Twenty to Make series by Search Press, Aimee shares twenty quick and imaginative mosaic projects which will appeal to absolute beginners and experienced artists alike in her book Mini Mosaics. Aimee’s encouragement to all within her introduction Read More

From the Bookcase: Cut Out + Keep – Around the USA in 50 Craft Projects by Cat Morley and Tom Waddington


    Crafty duo Cat Morley and Tom Waddington leave the comfort of their crafting community blog at Cut Out + Keep and embark upon a journey of all journeys: a road trip around all 50 states of the USA. The result? An exclusive handmade souvenir from each of the states that you too can Read More