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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

From the Bookcase: Mini Mosaics by Aimee Harman

  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 […]

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 […]