Tired of sewing the same old blocks? Heres what youve been waiting for a bonanza of 75 modern quilt blocks from best-selling modern designer Elizabeth Hartman. Youll love these fresh angular designs inspired by city life, and the mix-and-match possibilities are endless! Elizabeth gets you started with 6 complete sampler quilts to sew. Each block is shown in 3 different fabric palettes. The book includes easy-to-follow cutting charts and instructions for every block. Some have full-size freezer-paper templates. Change up blocks, sizes, or fabrics to embark on a limitless exploration of modern style. ,
C&T Publishing / Stash Books
By Boyle, Erin
For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all - whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house.
Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty.
Home & Away
By Fettig, Hannah
Modeled in the beautiful backdrop of Georgetown, Maine, are the results of nine essential wardrobe patterns. Each sweater pattern includes two sets of instructions that allow the advanced knitter to choose to knit with seams or without. Included within this book are pattern guides and information on gauge, fit, yarn substitution, and more. Full of beautiful photography and must-have sweater patterns, this knitter's book is sure to be an inspiration for all would-be and longtime knitters.
By James, Rosie
When you want to make a fresh artistic statement, put down the pencil and turn on the sewing machine instead! Figurative stitch work is a hot new look, and Rosie James—a leading exponent of the style—takes newcomers by the hand and guides them through its ins and outs. Using her own gorgeous drawings, plus those of other top artists, she lays out a repertoire of techniques. James covers it all, including transferring drawing to cloth, stitching on photographs, using multicolored threads, layering images, and creating a pleasing composition.
Made to Last
By Murray, Vanessa
In a world full of mass production and copyright infringement, there is a movement emerging that is focused on sourcing unique and independently created products that are made to last. This title is a celebration of these unique products and the tradespeople behind their creation. Made to Last showcases some of the weird and wonderful products being created today - from whiskey tumblers to mushroom knives, men's shoes and bamboo bikes - with profiles of their makers and related DIY projects that invite readers to act on their inspiration and get making themselves. These DIY suggestions are as varied as the products themselves, from how to treat and care for wood furniture to making your own canvas lunch bag. The book's own beautiful design ensures that it, too, is truly made to last.
An American Quilt
By May, Rachael
Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating story examines slavery along the Atlantic seaboard, following the cotton that fueled New England's textile mills -- and the humanity behind it.
When we think of slavery, most of us think of the American South. We think of chattel slavery, of back-breaking fieldwork, and of cruel and inhumane treatment on plantations. We don't think of slavery in the North, nor do we think of the grueling labor of urban and domestic/house slaves. Rachel May's remarkable book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the unbreakable bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era -- all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt.
While studying objects in a textile collection, May opened a box that held a treasure-trove: a carefully folded, unfinished quilt made of 1830s-era fabrics, its backing containing fragile, aged papers with the dates 1798, 1808, and 1813, the words "shuger," "rum," "casks," and "West Indies," repeated over and over, along with "friendship," "kindness," "government," and "incident." The quilt top sent her on a journey to piece together a story from archives that include hundreds of letters between the Crouch-Cushman families of Charleston, South Carolina and Providence, Rhode Island, as well as contracts, receipts, logbooks, and other ephemera.
Stitches in Time is a beautifully written and resonant historical examination blended with personal narrative that takes this tactile connection to the past and stitches together an often silenced legacy of slavery by revealing the lives of Minerva, Eliza, Jane, and Juba -- urban enslaved women -- and their owner, Susan Crouch.
16 pages of photographs
Cultivating Garden Style
By Greayer, Rochelle
In Cultivating Garden Style, Rochelle Greayer shares ways to create outdoor areas that are charming, comfortable, appealing, and reflect individuality. It features twenty-three unique garden styles accompanied by advice on how to recreate the look. Simple step-by-step projects, like how to make a macramé plant hanger, help the reader personalize the space. And helpful tips and tricks, including how to pick the right tree and pick the right combination of plants and containers, offer essential lessons in gardening and design. More than 1,500 dazzling color photographs give the book a visual punch.
By Rosen, Ali
Bring It! is the ultimate source for potluck, picnic, or dinner party-worthy dishes that combine simple prep with big taste!
The word "potluck" may inspire memories of church dinners and mystery covered dishes. But today's potlucks are essentially outsourced dinner parties, which make gathering around a shared table a cinch. Inside Bring It!, you will find dozens of impressive-looking recipes that come together easily, and are perfect for carrying to any occasion.
Author Ali Rosen has put a long career in the food world to use, drawing on chef and restaurant secrets for easy dishes that will have friends begging for the recipe. Must-have dishes include:
Â· Pimento Cheese and Crab Dip
Â· Snap Pea Salad with Parmesan and Bacon
Â· Pistachio and Anchovy Pasta
Â· Short Ribs with Quick Pickled Shallots
Â· S'mores Bars
Each recipe includes a note called "How to Bring It," for make-ahead, reheating, and transport instructions. Flavors are designed for maximum impact, but won't take hours to cook, or require special ingredients. Have dinner with the neighbors, sit down to a picnic in the park, or bring a dish to the school luncheon. They come together easily, hold well, and travel beautifully. They'll have you rethinking the potluck.
A Well-Crafted Home
By Crowther, Janet
A beautiful, practical book for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters. Here are 60 projects for high-quality furniture, textiles, and accessories to enjoy all through the house--plus all the techniques you need for dyeing or sewing fabric, cutting leather, antiquing mirrors, working with wood, and much more. A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste. More than just "DIY" crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials--like linen, leather, and wood--so the finished product will last you a lifetime. Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way you'd never expect: a large-scale painting with an effortless "dot" design looks like a modern piece of art, flax linen bedding sewn with a few easy seams is gorgeous way to set off the bed (and is more affordable than you would think) , and a copper pipe rack for hanging clothes is so pretty, you'll want to keep it on display.
With beautiful photographs of rooms styled with all of the projects, A Well-Crafted Home proves that even the smallest touch of handmade can make a house a home.
By Anantharaman, Divya
A quirky, timely, and disturbingly beautiful how-to taxidermy guide, emphasizing ethical sourcing and personal expression Whether inspiration came from an exhibition at an edgy art gallery, a visit to the Natural History Museum, or the sight of your crazy uncle's jackalope, more and more people are opening up to the fun and wonder of taxidermy. A mix of art, science, and a touch of alchemy, taxidermy lets you engage with the natural world in ways most other people don't. In Stuffed Animals, Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato demystify the practice, shatter the gross stereotypes, and make taxidermy accessible to anyone, anywhere. Committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing, Anantharaman and Innamorato are part of the vanguard of young taxidermists who bring a sense of fun and experimentation to this old-school hobby.
W W Norton
How to Show & Sell Your Crafts
By Jayne, Torie
For crafters who want to take their craft to a new entrepreneurial level, this book is the perfect guide. Using highly-visual, step-by-step tutorials, How to Show & Sell Your Crafts is packed with helpful branding, selling, and merchandising tips that no serious crafter should be without. Using the workspaces, shops, salons, and "through-the-keyhole" profiles of some of the world's most successful crafters, readers will learn the best ways to merchandise and sell their items online, at craft fairs, markets, pop-up events, exhibitions, and in shops. Plus, you'll learn how to build a personality-driven brand, create a memorable blog or website, improve your photography skills, and analyze your results to help move your business forward into the future.
St. Martin's Press
On the Loom
By Moodie, Maryanne
In On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms. Split by loom type - circular, rectangular, and even found objects - 24 lush, bohemian, and uniquely modern projects for the home and to wear draw deeply on the nostalgic quality of vintage textiles. In addition to the how-to, this is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium, from learning which materials to use for different effects to discovering how to use color to create vintage-inspired projects with a modern twist.
Harry N Abrams
Native Plants of the Southeast
By Mellichamp, Larry
Using native plants in a garden has many benefits. They attract beneficial wildlife and insects, they allow a gardener to create a garden that reflects the native beauty of the region, and they make a garden more sustainable. Because of all this, they are an increasingly popular plant choice for home and public gardens. Native Plants of the Southeast shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. This complete guide is an invaluable resource, with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.
By Scott, Jonathan
"Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo's good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want--on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won't see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner"--Amazon.com.
Picker's Pocket Guide - Hot Wheels
By Zarnock, Michael
Wheels of FortuneWhen an ultra-rare Hot Wheels car from 1969 sold for 72,000 several years ago, the collecting world was stunned. Now you can do more than gasp--you can cash in. Discover what experienced Hot Wheels cars collectors have known for years with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking Hot Wheels cars for fun and profit.Youll uncoverThe most popular cars from Redline, Blackwall and Collector Number eras400 color pictures of the best cars and their valuesWhat to look for and where to find itThe 10 most valuable Hot Wheels cars of all timeWhether you pick for pleasure or profit, the Pickers Pocket Guide is a real find!,