On a cold night, there is nothing more comforting than a hot water bottle - but a cover is essential if you don't want to burn your toes! This book is essential for anyone who has a boring naked hottie to cover up - it will provide all the inspiration they need. The designs are both practical and fun and many of the projects are an ideal way to use up odd balls of yarn. The covers also make great gifts. Every member of the family is sure to want one!
Is felting wool the new knitting? It sure is! Felting has become more popular than ever, and this fabulous guide is brimming with innovative ideas for recycling your old wool knitwear. The craft is easy and fun and the projects are practical as well as gorgeous. Inside, find out everything you need to get started, from choosing the right sweaters to the most reliable method of felting, cutting, and combining the materials. Detailed assembly instructions and helpful patterns will have the crafter duplicating the projects with ease. With 50 fantastic home decor ideas for throw rugs, pot holders, pillows, and ottoman covers--even a cute baby blanket--crafters will soon be felting away.
Best-selling sewing author, Debbie Shore has designed eighteen gorgeous quilted projects that sewers of all abilities will want to make. She begins by introducing basic quilting, binding and applique techniques, as well as detailing the materials needed. There are cosies to keep things warm and covers to protect and enhance valuables such as tablets and phones. The projects range from the more traditional egg cosies, mug hug and tea and coffee cosies to covers for a toaster, sewing machine, bottle, tissue box, chair back and more. Clear step photographs are provided where needed and there are beautiful styled shots of the finished pieces. All templates are provided.
The 12 key tissue salts are minerals that should be present in our bodies in per fect balance to ensure optimal health. These remarkable salts are found in the Earth’s rocks and soil, and in food grown organically in mineral-rich soil. In this follow-up to Tissues Salts for Health Living, Margaret Roberts focuses on using tissue salts to enhance the development and wellbeing of children, from infancy to the teenage years. Each tissue salt is presented in its own chapter, with tips on treating specific ailments and advice on increasing the intake of the salts by means of diet. An ailment chart is included for quick reference. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in health, wellness, and using natural remedies to enhance wellbeing.
First published in 1950, this is a vintage guide to making classic stuffed toys by hand. With simple, step-by-step instructions and dozens of imaginative projects, this profusely-illustrated guide will appeal to anyone with an interest in hand making toys—no matter what their skill level. Contents include: "Consideration of the suitability of materials", "Progressive work", "Scales patterns", "Clothing", "Tools and Equipment: No special tools or equipment", "Materials for pattern-making. Materials: Suitability", "List of materials", "Materials for accessories", "Stuffing", "Kapok and other types of fillings. Accessories: Faces, hair, and squeakers”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of toys.
35 easy-to-follow crochet patterns for quick and colourful cosies. Crochet a cosy for your phone, your teapot, your laptop, your favourite books, your passport and more! Cover all your most precious items with cute and colourful crochet, and then why not make something for all your friends too? Start with simple vase cosies to brighten up your mantelpiece, keep your tablet or e-reader safe with a wave-patterned striped cosy, then move on to more complex designs such as the adorable crocheted flower tea cosy, the pretty lace tealight covers, and the soft and warm hot water bottle cover. Expert crafter Nicki Trench, a crochet teacher and author with over 20 years’ experience, has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through making these beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques. There is a comprehensive techniques section that explains all the stitches with clear artworks and instructions, followed by three chapters packed with patterns that will delight and inspire you.
Knitting has long been celebrated as a therapeutic and creative experience, which can produce many unique and eye-catching items. In Hand Knits for the Home and Garden, experienced designer Alison Dupernex shares the secrets of how to work with the head, heart and hand in tune, combining stitch choices, colour, material and skilful execution into one design. This beautiful book of projects offers an extensive collection of patterns for domestic furnishings and household items. With practical advice and further ideas for each project, it can be used as both a tutorial and a catalyst for developing individual style and original pieces of work. Supported by over 150 colour illustrations, this detailed guide offers finishing techniques and includes over 40 patterns for cushions, throws, pots, lampshades, rugs and other fun projects such as covers for hot water bottles and deck chairs. Written for dedicated hobby knitters and professional knitters.The patterns include cushions, throws, pots, lampshades, rugs, deck chair covers and cards. Each project is supported by colour illustrations - there are 164 in total. Alison Dupernex is an experienced designer and her patterns have been widely published by magazines.
Recycled Home features 50 stylish craft projects for the home, using discarded or repurposed materials. Step-by-step illustrations guide you through each project, and no special skills are needed. From quick fixes taking half an hour to a patchwork throw to spend a weekend on, you'll find something to inspire you. With chapters covering every room, the book features everything from making cushions and bedlinen to turning an old crate into a bathroom cabinet or constructing your own garden teepee. The wide range of projects means that there is something for every taste, budget and skill level. Update your home creatively and economically with flair and style. Recycled Home will appeal to those interested in interiors, textiles, craft, gardening and sustainability.
Biology is not Dree’s thing. Equally heinous are English, Social Studies, her sister and mother, not to mention Edmonton in general. Toronto is where she belongs – specifically the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair where, finally, her crafts will be appreciated. Escape is imminent: on her 15th birthday, she will get the special fund her father promised, and the day after that she’ll be on Westjet Flight 233 to Toronto. Instead, her dad has a fatal heart attack, and all she finds are clues leading to the ominous Alberta Psychiatric Hospital where her parents once worked. As Dree tries to unearth a mystery, and to knit herself a passing mark in science, she keeps searching for the money, and for a way to grieve her father. Told in a fresh, frank voice, The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19 is a wry, adventurous, unflinching look at the trials of teenage life. Instructions for renegade crafts included.
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