From the first to the last page, this book includes a treasure trove of spectacular afghans.
Enjoy this beginner's guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stitches as well as sewing machines. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. Five simple projects will introduce sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern; skills you will use often as you continue to learn. With First Time Sewing, soon you will be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.
A Crochet World of Creepy Creatures and Cryptids: 40 Amigurumi Patterns for Adorable Monsters, Mythical Beings and More
Create the Monster Menagerie of Your Dreams Who says creepy can't be cute? With this impressive amigurumi collection you can unlock a whole new world of creatures and cryptids in all their scaryadorable glory. From classic cryptids like Cthulhu, Nessie and Mothman to paranormal paragons like Zombies, Werewolves and Nosferatu himself, there's no end to the delightful terrors you can create. These 40 unique patterns capture each creature's quirks like the majesty of dragons' wings, Medusa's snake hair and the horror of Slender Man's tentacles. While you're creating, you can follow helpful tips on making your own colored eyes and pattern customization for color and sizing. Whether you're looking to add some spooky new additions to your own plushie collection or are hoping to surprise the horror fan in your life, there's a loveable monster in here for everyone.
Beautiful design isn’t just pleasant to look at; it improves the quality of our lives. It helps foster the traditions, rituals, and ceremonies we create in our homes. In Live Beautiful, the highly anticipated design book by Athena Calderone, the EyeSwoon creator taps into her network of interior decorators, fashion designers, and tastemakers to reveal how carefully crafted interiors come together. She also opens the doors to two of her own residences. With each homeowner, Calderone explores the initial spark of inspiration that incited the design journey and the deeply personal objects, stories, and references that accompanied it. She then breaks down the details of the rooms—like layered textures and patterns, collected pieces, and customized vignettes—and offers helpful tips and advice on how to bring these elevated elements into your own space. Filled with gorgeous photography by Nicole Franzen, Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design and a guide to creating a home that’s unique and thoughtfully put together.
Delight in the pages of the the Antiquarian Sticker Book: Imaginarium, a compendium of over 1,000 gorgeous stickers to capture your imagination. Dreamlike collages, inspiring quotations, and vintage ephemera are illuminated in sticker form. This charming, gorgeously curated sticker book is perfect for your coffee table or craft table and makes a unique gift! Peel and decorate scrapbooks, letters, journals, and more! Or simply browse the pages to feast on the beauty of this lush sticker book unlike any other. A treasure trove of authentic historical prints from the ornate Victorian era can live on its own, be used on stationary and wrapping, or invigorate your own original art! With over 1,000 ravishing stickers, the Antiquarian Sticker Book: Imaginarium will inspire you to imagine new horizons.
The Antiquarian Sticker Book is a beautiful collection of sticker ephemera for the modern-day crafter, scrapbooker, art lover, or for anyone who just loves stickers. Thousands of gorgeous stickers! The perfect present for sticker lovers of all ages! Peel and decorate or browse and feast on the beauty of this lush sticker book unlike any other. A treasure trove of authentic historical prints from the ornate Victorian era to the early twentieth century can live on its own, be used on stationery and wrapping, or create an amazing collage.
"This title includes gorgeous photos, clear illustrations & concise language make this the most complete couture-sewing course available. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer has opened the door to the exclusive realm of haute couture in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, "Couture Sewing Techniques"
Stitch your own collection of stunning crocheted tiles with this selection of crochet patterns and charts inspired by beautiful decorative ceramic tiles. 100 Crochet Tiles features a wide range of crochet patterns and charts from a number of different, talented crochet designers. Choose from your favourite whether it's a multicoloured, middle eastern pattern or a geometric design in an understated colour way. Create stunning, colourful designs using crochet techniques including intarsia crochet, overlay crochet, mosaic crochet and tapestry crochet. All of the crochet stitches and techniques you will need to make the crochet patterns are included in the techniques section along with helpful step-by-step artworks and instructions. There are crochet charts for each of the tiles alongside the written crochet patterns. These crochet tile patterns are the perfect stash buster and a great way to use up small amounts of leftover yarn. As well as the tile patterns there are eight project ideas for ways to use the crochet tiles. These include cushion and pillow covers, afghans and throws as well as rugs, wall hangings and table mats. You can choose your favourite designs and make beautiful crochet gifts for friends and family.
"Celebrity fashion stylist Allison Bornstein's Wear It Well is a guide to using fashion as a tool for self-discovery and getting dressed as an act of ultimate self-care, taking the anxiety out of finding your personal style, showing you how to make your closet a sanctuary, and bringing back the joy of getting dressed. Fashion is wellness in this guide to making dressing a ritual designed to experience more self-love, joy, and calm. Wear It Well teaches us to love our wardrobes again, break free of the wardrobe struggles that keep us from enjoying getting dressed, and how fashion can be a tool for self-discovery and self-care. Allison Bornstein is a professional stylist who made a name for herself styling celebrities like Katie Holmes, Violette, and pioneering director Cathy Yan. Now, introducing her proven method she has used with hundreds of women, she will show you how to find your personal style, curate your closet, and overcome some of these common wardrobe struggles: - "I don't have time" - "I hate all of my clothes" - "Nothing fits right" - "It's too old/too young looking" - "I don't have a personal style" Bornstein shares her AB Closet Editing System that will help you detox both your thoughts and clothes by getting rid of items that don't fit or that you never wear
Over 1 million subscribers return to Bernadette Banner's popular YouTube channel for Victorian and Edwardian garment profiles, reconstructions and history lessons. Make, Sew and Mend is infused with her charming, informative voice to teach readers how to use historically proven sewing techniques to hem skirts, patch holes and sew gussets to add space to garments. As people learn the environmental and economic toll of fast fashion, they are turning toward more sustainable fashion practices like mending. From running and herringbone stitches to basting, pleats and buttonholes, Bernadette breaks down techniques with step-by-step photos to show people with any level of sewing skill how to achieve the most lasting results for every stitch. Whether readers are looking build and maintain a vintage wardrobe or merely want to phase out fast fashion in favor of more sustainable practices, Bernadette has the basics covered for every kind of seamster.
Luxuriate in the pages of The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia, a compendium of thousands of gorgeous stickers for lovers of beauty and books. Here, quotes from classic pieces of literature are illuminated in sticker form. Adorn your collage or junk journal with a quote or sticker to add another dimension to your project. Peel and decorate or browse and feast on the beauty of this lush sticker book unlike any other. A treasure trove of authentic historical prints from the ornate Victorian era can live on its own, be used on stationary and wrapping, or create an amazing collage. Featuring beautiful, recognizable, wacky, odd, and inspiring quote stickers from many beloved authors, The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia has something for everyone.
Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for—Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground. This edition of Record Covers presents a selection of the best rock album covers of the 60s to 90s from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs’s enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an underappreciated art form.
Keep your feet warm in style with 25 whimsical colourwork sock patterns!
Patty Lyons is an expert in all things knitting related. She will help you solve all of your knitting problems-from edges that won't behave to adjusting your yarn tension-with the 70+ hacks in Patty Lyons' Knitting Bag of Tricks.
Little Book of Louis Vuitton is the pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses.Louis Vuitton's monogrammed bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities and royals alike for over 150 years. From the young Louis seeking his fortune in Paris through to two world wars, the Great Depression, the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties, there is no era in which this most opulent of brands hasn't thrived.Detailing the global expansion of Louis Vuitton in the 1980s, the creation of the powerful fashion conglomerate LVMH, and the appointment in 1997 of Marc Jacobs, this is the story of a transformation from luggage company to high-fashion label. Louis Vuitton's continued evolution under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquière and Virgil Abloh is also depicted through fabulous images and captivating text.
Knitting the National Parks: 63 Easy-to-follow Designs for Beautiful Beanies Inspired by the Us National Parks
Knit unique beanies inspired by the jaw-dropping and unique landscapes from each of the 63 US National Parks.From the brightly colored pebbles of Lake McDonald in Montana’s Glacier National Park to the regal granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome in California’s Yosemite Valley, the US National Parks contain some of the most recognizable and iconic natural landmarks in the world. Capture the majesty each national park offers with original beanie patterns created by knitting designer and outdoor enthusiast Nancy Bates. Beanies range from simple beanie constructions to more challenging stitch patterns such as the two-color crossovers inspired by South Dakota’s Badlands or the multiple cable designs inspired by New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns. Clear charts, easy-to-read keys, and thorough instructions help any knitter, whether beginner or experienced, through these gratifying projects. Show your love and appreciation of our national parks with these beautiful and practical beanie projects you can wear any time or any place. 63 KNITTING PATTERNS: Every US National Park is celebrated with a unique beanie design, including the newly designated park New River Gorge in West Virginia BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED: Each pattern is accompanied by photos of the finished beanie and gorgeous images of the park’s landscapes that inspired it INSPIRED BY NATURE: Learn about each national park’s unique fauna, flora, and landscapes that inspired each original beanie, from the Painted Wall in Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the Salt Flats in California Death Valley EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the 63 beanies knitting patterns have been tested and verified and offer clear charts so that knitters of every skill level can knit a beanie in no time
Find inner calm and happiness in this beautiful, meditative and earthy watercolour instruction book from nature lover, teacher and artist Inga Buividavice.Art therapy and the act of painting is widely acknowledged to bringpositive mental health benefits, as it helps us centre ourselves, focus our intentions and engage creatively with the world around us. This beautiful guided watercolour book combines these aspects with the healing powers of nature to take you on a journey toward peace and tranquility.Even if you have no experience with watercolours or painting, Painting Calm’s accessible and easy-to-follow prompts will allow you to express yourself and create with ease and joy. Gather inspiration from artist Inga Buivadavice’s beautiful illustrations, designed to capture an emotional connection with the natural world through texture and colour, as you explore: An overview of watercolour painting supplies and how to use them Basic watercolour techniques and colour theory Exercises for finding inspiration in nature Seasonal projects that include painting trees, leaves, flowers, natural light and patterns found in nature Tips for building a creative practice Discover your inner artist – and forge a new and powerful relationship to nature – in this calming project book, as you watercolour your way to mindful wellbeing.
Hear Hedwig chirp and coo with this officially licensed miniature figurine of Harry Potter's beloved snowy owl.
The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.A stunning flower book: This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms and cut flowers to create show-stopping arrangements. It makes a beautiful gift for any occasion, for friends, loved ones and gardening lovers alike!Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book: Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates Step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and décor for every season If you liked Paris in Bloom, you'll love Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden.
Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. This title reveal its private archives, a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards.
Back in 2002, Simon “Woody” Wood was dreaming up schemes to get free sneakers. Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life was never the same. From its early roots as a punk-style fanzine to today’s super-slick print and online operations, the fiercely independent publication has documented every collab, custom, limited edition, retro reissue, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike, and Tier Zero sneaker released over the last 15 years. Woody’s original premise that Sneaker Freaker would be “funny and serious, meaningful and pointless at the same time” has certainly been vindicated in The Ultimate Sneaker Book. With more than 650 pages jam-packed with insider knowledge and his own irreverent observations, the insane historical detail and otaku-level minutiae is beyond obsessive. Traversing 100 years of history, each chapter paints a rollicking picture of the sneaker industry’s evolution. Air Max, Air Force, Adi Dassler, Converse, Kanye, Dapper Dan, Dee Brown, Michael Jordan, and Yeezy—along with obscure treasures like Troop, Airwalk, and Vision Street Wear—are all exhaustively documented. This is a definitive source of knowledge. Keep your laces loose!
A playbook for creative thinking, created for contemporary students and practitioners working across the fields of graphic design, product design, service design and user experience. Design is Storytelling is a guide to thinking and making created for contemporary students and practitioners working across the fields of graphic design, product design, service design, and user experience. By grounding narrative concepts in fresh, concrete examples and demonstrations, this compelling book provides designers with tools and insights for shaping behaviour and engaging users. Compact, relevant and richly illustrated, the book is written with a sense of humour and a respect for the reader’s time and intelligence. Design is Storytelling unpacks the elements of narrative into a fun and useful toolkit, bringing together principles from literary criticism, narratology, cognitive science, semiotics, phenomenology and critical theory to show how visual communication mobilizes instinctive biological processes as well as social norms and conventions. The book uses 250 illustrations to actively engage readers in the process of looking and understanding. This lively book shows how designers can use the principles of storytelling and visual thinking to create beautiful, surprising and effective outcomes. Although the book is full of practical advice for designers, it will also appeal to people more broadly involved in branding, marketing, business and communication.
The iconic bags, the instantly recognizable packaging, the celebrity fans – Hèrmes is the last word in luxurious accessories. Through the generations, Hermès have created innovative and exquisite accessories for the most glamorous customers. From their nineteenth-century saddlery workshop to 1960s Paris and beyond, Hermès has graced the arms and wardrobes of style icons from Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin to Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian. Little Book of Hermès tells the story of the evolution of the House of Hermès, through beautiful illustrations of the most coveted items and authoritative text by fashion historian Karen Homer.
Learn to create your own fabulous and one-of-a-kind wardrobe with Savannah Price’s Retro Crochet Style. This book will show you, step by step, how to make the perfect sweater, skirt, pants or dress, all of which can be customised to fit every body shape and size. Be your gorgeous self in clothing that was designed specifically for you or put a smile on your best friend’s face by gifting them a stylish new sweater handmade with love. Here are a few of the groovy designs waiting within: * Sport your own far out pair of Solar Flares * Stay mellow with a breezy Sunbeam Skirt * Jive the day away in a gorgeous Gelato Sundress * Find your flower power with a pair of Floweralls Florals and granny squares abound in Savannah’s designs that span all the best elements of styles from the ’60s and ’70s. With these patterns you will love creating crocheted clothing that has the best of both worlds: fun, colorful vintage motifs paired with modern, comfortable shaping that’s perfect for every season.
From its founding in Florence in 1921 as luggage supplier to the elite to its modern standing as purveyor of cult accessories and couture, the house of Gucci is a titan of the luxury fashion world. Over the last century, Gucci's signature leather goods and decadent garments have elegantly combined the understated with the opulent, united under the covetable double G logo.Little Book of Gucci tells the story of the brand's beginnings as a luxury luggage and equestrian outfitter, recounting how the family overcame rifts and wartime hardship to be reborn as a giant of 1990s haute couture and, under Alessandro Michele's current stewardship, made its mark on streetwear and a new generation of fans. Over 100 gorgeously curated images showcase Gucci's edgy yet sensual designs, confirming its place as the most influential label of our times.
Little Book of Dior is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of 70 years of opulent fashion. Christian Dior's spectacular rise to the upper echelons of the Parisian fashion world is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. Dior's debut collection in 1947 invented the New Look silhouette and revolutionized the way women dressed, shopped and saw themselves. Recounting Christian Dior's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the fashion house's evolution under Christian Dior's creative direction successors – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri – Little Book of Dior is a stylish gift for any lover of fashion.
""A true collector’s item…" — Tim Chan
""I've paged through stacks of books on the history of watches. . . . But I hadn't come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up A Man and His Watch. The volume is filled with heartfelt stories."-T: The New York Times Style Magazine "There are a bunch of beautifully illustrated watch books out there
A brand new stitch dictionary from the author of the wildly popular, AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary. KnitOvation includes brand new colorwork motifs to expand knitters' creative possibilities and draw them further into the world of stranded knitting with clever, quirky, and beautiful motifs including botanicals, animals, and geometric patterns. The motifs are accompanied by a selection of accessory and garment designs to illustrate how the motifs can be used, and technical information on new topics including using charts with double knitting and adding flourishes with duplicate stitch. More knitters than ever are enjoying colorwork, so now is a fantastic time to give them another tool for their knitting toolbox.
Little Book of Prada is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of the legendary fashion house. Understated elegance and luxury, technologically advanced fabrics and sublime originality of design are all hallmarks of the House of Prada. In this miniature monograph, Laia Farran Graves documents the history and heritage of the brand, from the company's origins as a leather-goods manufacturer to the global fashion empire created by Miuccia Prada. Little Book of Prada explores the evolutions and innovations of the brand, as well as a design ethos informed by an interest in minimalism and contemporary art. Images of individual garments, catwalk shots and fashion photography pay tribute to one of the world's most influential fashion houses and the woman behind it, in a perfectly designed and stylish format that makes a perfect gift for any lover of fashion.
Metalworking is generally regarded as a skill that takes years of dedication, requires a large studio space, and costs a lot of money. However, that does not need to be the case. Simple Soldering is complete in its exploration of the craft of creating soldered metal jewelry, including tools, techniques, and 20 beautiful projects that beginners and enthusiasts can make at home. A seasoned instructor at Beaducation, Kate Richbourg demystifies basic soldering for any home crafter, showing how to create sophisticated, polished, and professional-looking jewelry pieces through simple soldering techniques. First, she shows you how to set up a jewelry workspace that fits the confines of your budget and living space. Detailed step-by-step instructions take the reader though the basic tools and materials you need, plus how to use them. A Sampler chapter gives a host of introductory exercises that teach solid skills, allowing you to test these techniques on a small scale. Finally, the book culminates in 20 finished projects that include earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, and clasps that may also include bead or wire embellishment. Kate demonstrates how to combine and layer techniques to gorgeous effect. She also examines common mistakes, shows how to correct or adapt them, and gives advice on when it’s time to start over. As well, she addresses common “myths,” or unconventional techniques, circulating in the amateur jewelry community (“I’m afraid of chemicals—can I use Kool-Aid to pickle my pieces,” or “can a kitchen torch be used on solder?”) and talks about which ones work and which don’t. Throughout the book there will be “step-out” boxes that explain certain ideas, designs, or concepts that are of particular importance or interest to the reader. An instructional DVD further supplements the book and transport Kate’s expert teaching skills into the crafter’s home.
This new book from Japanese cross stitch sensation Makoto Oozu is packed with hundreds of tiny motifs that can be stitched onto anything from badges and hankies to T-shirts and bags. Be warned: this is an addictive hobby! Once you start, you will soon be stitching these super awesome motifs onto anything and everything.