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Brighten up your home and your wardrobe with this fabulously colourful, creative craft. Simple granny squares and shapes are quick to make and offer a wealth of design potential. These small, crocheted designs can be made in a huge variety of patterns and colour ways that become the building blocks for an array of projects. Beginners to crochet need not worry - granny squares are quick, easy and amazingly versatile. All the crochet stitches and techniques are presented in a clear and easy-to-follow style. Projects are easy enough for beginners but intermediate and advanced crocheters will also be inspired by these strikingly original designs. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781861087522• Author: Susan Pinner• Publisher: GMC Publications• Format: Paperback• Pages: 144• Dimensions: 23 x 18 x 2.5cm

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A complete guide to the stitches, techniques and finishing touches that every crocheter needs to know! 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. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782498285• Author: Cico Books• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1.5cm

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Details:Simply everything you need to know to learn something new... Ever wanted to learn how to crochet but don't know where to begin? Take the first step with A Little Course in Crochet, part of the popular series of learning guides from DK that explain everything and assume nothing. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. A Little Course in Crochet takes you from complete beginner to being able to make beautiful crochet projects. Start simple with basic crochet stitches, including chain stitches and treble crochet, build on your skills with 20 crochet patterns and show off with a crochet hat, crochet baby clothes or a traditional crochet afghan blanket. The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and you can learn by doing with 13 crochet projects that help to build your confidence. A Little Course in Crochet will show you how to succeed at your new skill in no time. Ideal for:Anyone wishing to learn Crochet. Great book for beginners and good to use at home. This paperback book has 192 pages and measures: 21.5 x 17 x 1.3cm.

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Want to discover how to use that odd ball of yarn left over from your previous project? This collection from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers, with 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cosies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy cushion cover, egg cosies and mug warmers. Get creative with this guide for only the most trendy and chic crochet designs! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782498117 • Author: Nicki Trench• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 27.5 x 21 x 1cm

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Bring a beautiful hand-crafted touch to your home with this amazing guide. Learn everything you need to know to make all sorts of amazing and exciting projects to brighten up every room in the house! Written for beginners, this inspiring handbook guides you through 50 exciting ideas that are simple and easy to complete, including curtains, bed linens, cushion covers and so much more. Each project includes a list of materials, fool-proof step-by-step illustrated instructions, and creative variations on each project. Complete with a 13-page techniques section, A Beginner’s Guide to Home Sewing reveals the secrets behind choosing and using the right fabrics and equipment. Gloria clearly explains basic hand-sewing stitches?both decorative and functional?as well as how to use a sewing machine, making sure you get a professional-looking finish every time. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782496434• Author: Gloria Nicol• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 20.8 x 1.3 x 27.6 cm

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Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter's guide to the Wizarding World! Featuring over 25 magical knits, the book includes patterns for clothing, home projects and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colours used in the films, projects ranging from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley's Christmas sweater, knit your own wizarding world! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781911641926• Author: Tanis Gray• Publisher: Pavilion• Format: Hardback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 2.1cm

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A complete guide to the stitches, techniques and finishing touches that every knitter needs to know! Whether you are just learning to knit, or you are seldom separated from your needles 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 knitter may not know all the tips and wrinkles included here. Knitting Know-How has step-by-step instructions accompanied by clear colour artworks, showing you how to do everything from basic knit and purl stitches, to increasing and decreasing, lace patterns, intarsia, and Fair Isle. If you want to know how to get started, everything from casting on and working out your tension to blocking your finished make is covered. For more experienced knitters, useful tips on making buttonholes, picking up stitches and stranding yarns in colour work will all help you achieve a perfect finish to your makes. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782498278• Author: Cico Books• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1cm

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All Sewn Up brings you 35 colourful and unique crafty ideas, using a wide variety of sewing techniques – from embellishment and adornment to freehand embroidery – that are forward thinking but still inspired by vintage style! Make something fun for the kitchen – pretty placemats, or an apron for the cook. If you like animals, make George the giraffe, or an owl pillow, decorated with pretty stitches. Gifts to sew include a raindrops and rainbows mini quilt that friends will love to receive. Each project comes with step-by-step instructions and adorable artworks by Gemma Correll – so just grab a needle and thread and get down to some seriously creative crafting. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782496724• Author: Chloe Owens• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 144• Dimensions: 19 x 1.5 x 23.5 cm

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Expert crafter and lover of Scandinavian design Clare Youngs presents a stunning collection of gorgeous gifts, soft furnishings, kitchen items, bags, clothes and accessories to make and embroider! Fans of the clean, elegant lines of traditional Scandinavian style are sure to be inspired by the 35 sewing projects in this book, which fuse classic Scandi motifs including hearts, flowers, and birds with contemporary techniques and materials. Arranged into five chapters, the projects work with a wide variety of fabrics: there are adorable fleece and felt baby bootees finished with French knots, a classic gingham curtain tie-back, and a striped machine-embroidered apron. Progress through the projects and learn a wide range of sewing techniques, including appliqué, cut work, patchwork, decorative machine stitching, shadow work and ribbon work. Simple stitches such as herringbone, cross stitch, French knots, daisy stitch and satin stitch are also used to great effect. Simplicity is always at the heart of Clare’s designs, and the clear instructions and step-by-step artworks mean anyone can have a go! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782495741• Author: Clare Youngs• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 128• Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm

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75 creative exercises from 18 artists! Starting with a simple doodle, this book is filled with innovative ways to prompt your creativity and begin your crafting adventure. These 75 exercises only require a pencil, brush or marker along with your imagination. From simple 'try it' ideas to an array of portraits and designs, there is no limit of creativity. Featured artists include, Cori Dantini, Flora Chang and Teesha Moore. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781454704225 • Author: Jenny Doh• Publisher: Lark Crafts• Format: Paperback• Pages: 144• Dimensions: 21.6 x 25.4 x 1.3cm

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35 beautiful knitting designs, ranging from a simple wrap in chunky yarn for beginners to a lightweight lace evening shawl for experienced knitters, from the author of Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps! There Is simply nothing more versatile than knitted shawls! They can be lacy or chunky, bright or neutral, cabled or just plain garter stitch, but they are always stylish, useful, and perfect for when you need a little extra warmth. Laura Strutt has designed 35 beautiful shawls and wraps, with something for everyone, from novice knitters to experts. Divided into Bright and Beautiful, Warm and Rich, and Neutral and Natural shades, the patterns use a complete rainbow of colours, including variegated yarns. The stitch patterns are just as diverse, with textured triangles, beaded lace stitches, and overlapping waves! Start with a beautifully warm garter stitch wrap in a cool glacier blue quick to knit even for a beginner or a rainbow-striped triangular shawl. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782494348• Author: Laura Strutt• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 128• Dimensions: 20.8 x 1 x 27.6 cm

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The latest title from sewing guru Debbie Shore has arrived - and it's her most fun yet! Packed with 20 colourful, inventive projects, it contains something for children of all ages. It contains a fold-away easel for a budding artist, a magnetic fishing game for an intrepid naturalist, and a colourful backpack for the young explorer. Why not make some spooky Halloween bunting to get ready for trick-or-treating, make a pirate cuddle pillow for a swashbuckling bedroom, or line up some funky monkey skittles for a game or two? The book contains all the guidance a beginner sewer will need - containing useful tools and techniques sections at the beginning, and plenty of tips throughout - while its fresh, exciting designs will also inspire experienced sewers. This paperback book has 96 pages and measures: 26 x 20.5 x 0.8cm

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