So you think you know how to make a pompom? Try these and take your skills up a notch or two! The fabulous pompoms in Pom Pom Pom by Vietnamese artist Henry Le, make other pompoms look distinctly ordinary. . There are 50 fun and fashionable designs to create, from animals and emojis to sushi and cakes. Each project is accompanied by simple instructional diagrams and beautiful photography. . Plus there's step-by-step text and photographs for when you need to learn something that's extra to the basic pompom techniques covered at the start of the book. . In addition to the array of pompom projects, there's a section showing how to turn these adorable little pompoms into cute accessories, including rings, pendants, earrings and keyrings. Make them in different colours to suit your outfits, and give them as gifts to friends. Once you've mastered the techniques, you can come up with your own unique designs. AUTHOR: Henry Le is a pompom artist and owner of Pompom Wonderland, located in Vietnam. Henry studied Graphic Design at University and is also highly skilled in fine art. SELLING POINTS: . Create accessories, jewelry, keyrings and more. . Projects accompanied by step-by-step text and photographs. . 50 designs for extraordinary pompoms. Includes diagrams, 587 photographs, 61 illustrations, 11 templates, full colour throughout
Live life in the knitted fast lane with these super-cool, super-sized knitted cars and trucks for children to enjoy.
Wave goodbye to little metal vehicles being driven into furniture and painful feet from treading on small plastic parts, and say hello to these wonderfully soft, squishy four-wheelers. Complete with a knitted road playmat to drive them on and accessories such as traffic lights and cones to add to the fun, children will get many hours of playtime from these fabulous projects.
Vehicles include a 4 x 4, London bus, fire engine, police car, bulldozer, racing car, London black cab, articulated lorry, tractor, tanker, crane, ambulance, recyling truck, limousine, camper van, a car with a caravan and a car breakdown rescue vehicle.
Whether you are just learning to crochet, or you are seldom separated from your hook and yarn, there will always be times when you need instruction or just a reminder on a particular technique or stitch, and even the most experienced crocheter may not know all the tips and wrinkles included here. Crochet Know-How has step-by-step instructions accompanied by clear colour artworks, showing you how to do everything from basic double and treble crochet, to increasing and decreasing, working in the round and in spirals, and changing colour. If you want to know how to get started, everything from making a slip stitch and working out your tension to blocking your finished make is covered. For more experienced makers, useful tips on making raised stitches, creating bobbles and clusters, and creating ribbing in crochet will all help you achieve a perfect finish to your makes.
A fresh, upscale approach to crochet, with 38 simple projects presented in 25 comprehensive yet easy-to-understand lessons for anyone just picking up this craft.
Crochet gets a chic makeover in this beginner-friendly book from French designer and crochet teacher Marion Madel. The 38 quick and easy projects include oversized scarves, cozy cowls, lacy shawls, decorative embellishments, bags, and much more. In 25 lessons, beginners will steadily build their repetoire of crochet skills, each one presented in detailed step-by-step photos, from creating foundation chains to decreasing and increasting stitches to crocheting in the round. For each lesson, the accompanying patterns offer the chance to try out new stitch patterns and techniques while creating a collection of beautiful garments and accessories that go far beyond typical "beginner's" projects.
Follow Wendy Ward's tutorials to make a collection of comfortable and stylish garments. Wendy's style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make garments out of knitted fabrics that drape beautifully and are a joy to wear. There are t-shirts, wide-leg trousers, lounge pants, tank tops, cardigans, skirts and dresses made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down. Both beginners and more experienced dressmakers often avoid using knitted fabrics, but Wendy will show you how to successfully sew them with just a regular sewing machine. You will learn essential skills with the help of a comprehensive techniques section that includes a guide to different types of knitted fabrics and their uses (including jersey, sweatshirt fabric, boiled wool and many more), how to prepare them for making clothes, setting up your sewing machine, which needles you need, sewing seams and hems, and using elastic. There are also full-size patterns for every garment included at the back of the book, so you will have all the information you need to start making your own perfect wardrobe!
Wendy Ward teaches you all the skills you need to refashion garments and reuse fabric from existing pieces you already own, plus ways to use leftover scraps to make household items and to customise your clothes. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, for instance novel ways to join small fabric pieces, using larger pieces to make pieced household items and clothing, and easy ways to refashion existing clothing. Her minimal waste' mentality will help you to make garments based on your body measurements, and there's a useful section on mending techniques. Wendy also covers the ethical issues involved in buying new, from shopping locally to choosing your fibres carefully and supporting small businesses and other crafters. There is a comprehensive chapter covering all the sewing techniques used, from seam and hem basics through to tips on unpicking recycled garments. Each section includes projects using the techniques covered a total of 20 makes that can be adapted to the materials you have to hand.
Discover the art of macramé with 11 projects perfect for the beginner and more advanced alike. Projects and techniques have fully illustrated step-by-step instructions that make learning macramé quick and stress free! With projects ranging from making a simple wall hanging thats great for a beginner to a useful market bag with T-shirt yarn for the more advanced crafter, this book will give the reader hours of creative fun and relaxation.
Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies is a stunning collection of 10 exquisite crochet projects including moths, beetles, butterflies and other insects.
The incredible insects and beautiful bugs in this book are such works of art that even those who are normally scared of many-legged beasties cant fail to be charmed by them. Made using various yarns, plus metallic and nylon threads, these projects incorporate beads and sequins to give astounding results. The legs are wired, and the designs use a variety of crochet stitches and some embroidered details. Each project includes clear step-by-step instructions and stunning photography. The book includes an extensive and beautifully illustrated techniques section explaining everything you need to know to embark on these wonderful projects. Once completed the projects can either be worn as an accessory, such as a brooch or hair decoration, or they can be mounted in a frame or bell jar for display.