Get Crafty

Over the past few weeks we have added some great new craft books to our collections. With winter fast approaching it is the perfect time to learn a new craft.

 

Magic add-a-strip quilts : transform simple shapes into dynamic designs

Barbara Cline shows you how to transform simple quilting shapes into dozens of new designs by adding a strip of contrasting fabric.

 

Animal quilts: 12 paper piecing patterns for stunning animal quilts designs

Learn how to make 12 different animal quilts in this great new book by Christchurch quilter and designer Juliet Van der Heijden.

 

The art & craft of the blacksmith : techniques and inspiration for the modern smith

Learn about the tools and techniques of blacksmithing.

 

The Complete Crochet course: the ultimate reference guide

This book is all you need to learn how to crochet. It explains all the tools and techniques and contains simple projects to get you started.

 

Embroidery: a maker’s guide

This book includes 15 projects and tips on developing your own designs. All of the projects are based on traditional techniques from around the world.

 

Fair Isle style : 20 fresh designs for a classic technique

After 400 years Fair Isle knitting is still going strong. This book includes 20 patterns from 17 different knitwear designers.

 

Felt wonderland: felt-making techniques and 12 fantasy-inspired projects

Learn all about felting in this new book by Lisa Marie Olson. The book includes 12 projects to inspire you.

 

Granny squares home: 20 crochet projects with a vintage vibe

Decorate your home with blankets, cushions and bunting for the garden all made with granny squares.

 

Japanese knitting stitch bible: 260 exquisite patterns

Learn how to knit 260 gorgeous patterns by Japanese knitting designer Hitomi Shida.

 

Knitted toys : 14 cute toys to knit

Learn how to make these adorable toys for gifts or just for yourself.

 

Making faces in fabric : workshop with Melissa Averinos - draw, collage, stitch & show

Melissa Averinos shows you how to make faces using fabric and quilting techniques.

 

One-block wonders of the world: new ideas, design advice, a stunning collection of quilts

Make your own kaleidoscopic quilts with this gorgeous guide by Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes.

 

Pen to thread: 750+ hand-drawn embroidery designs to inspire your stitches

Illustrator and designer Sarah Watson has drawn over 750 motifs for you to embroider. The book includes a CD containing PDFs of each individual drawing.

 

Rainbow knits: 20 colorful knitting patterns in stripes, ombré shades, and variegated yarns

This book includes 20 patterns to make your own Rainbow knits for the home or to wear.

 

Really cross stitch: for when you just want to stab something a lot

This book was inspired by recent protest marches around the world. Now you can cross stitch your own protest banner.

 

Made with salvaged wood : 35 contemporary projects for furniture & other home accessories created from recycled wood

35 projects to make with recycled wood. The book is fully illustrated with step by step instructions.

 

Allie Aller's stained glass quilts reimagined: fresh techniques & design.

Learn to make quilts that look like stained glass with this beautifully illustrated book.

 

Easy stuff to make with fluff

This book includes 25 “fluff-tacular” projects to make with unspun wool.

 

Patchwork & quilting: a maker's guide

This book includes 15 projects inspired by the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

Creating the vintage look: 35 ways to upcycle for a stylish home

Ellie Laycock shows us how to make beautiful items out of things that might have been thrown away.