The Art of Boutis: 20 French Quilting Projects [EPUB]
21 June 2017, 06:47
2016 | EPUB | 19.19MB
If you can sew, you can do boutis, a classic style of embroidery practiced in southern France since the seventeenth century. In this book, you'll find 20 projects featuring classic boutis designs for handbags and cases, pillows, baby clothes, placemats, photo album covers, and more. Also included are a basic boutis lesson, with step-by-step instructions for every part of the process, and full-size patterns for every project. Create sophisticated, traditional handmade gifts perfect for baby showers, weddings, housewarmings, and anniversaries--or treat yourself to a beautiful new accessory or bag.
Melissa Leapman's Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters [EPUB]
21 June 2017, 06:45
2016 | EPUB | 60.83MB
Anyone who loves to crochet needs to have this book on their bookshelf!
Crochet diva Melissa Leapman divulges 200 of her favorite crochet stitch patterns in this book--enough designs to keep you busy stitching for years! Many of the patterns included are original designs, and others are garnered from Leapman's years of experience in the industry. The book is geared toward crocheters of all skill levels and is formatted in a way that encourages readers to learn and grow as they sample from the patterns.
The beginning of Melissa Leapman Stitch Collection fearures a pattern library with a full explanation of stitch multiples and how they work. Suggestions are offered about how to design basic projects, including afghans, pillows, hats, and more. The book's second section offers stitch patterns arranged by type--from lace to cables to colorwork and beyond. Each stitch pattern is accompanied by easy-to-read instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols, and a clear photo. If the reverse side of the fabric is interesting for a given pattern, both sides will be presented. A unique icon is used to mark these special patterns, making them easy to seek out for versatile scarves and blankets, which must look attractive on both sides.
Readers will want to make hats, scarves, shawls, and more for themselves and friends. The patterns just beg to be stitched.
No one can deny it--this book is off the hook.
Euphoria Tapestry Quilts: 40 Appliqué Motifs & 17 Flowering Projects [EPUB]
21 June 2017, 06:43
2016 | EPUB | 48.41MB
Create a quilted tapestry of sumptuous flowers with the best-selling author of Beautiful Botanicals. Appliqué 40 realistic flowers and 17 sophisticated projects like pillows, table runners, wallhangings, and bed quilts. Hand stitch motifs from Deborah Kemball's award-winning Euphoria quilt, or mix and match flowers to create your own gorgeously detailed masterpiece. With clear instructions and helpful photos, this collection includes a pattern pullout to photocopy, plus a free download of full-size designs you can print.