Readers Digest Complete Guide to Needlework

Readers Digest Complete Guide to Needlework

My grandmother gave me this book when I was a teenager and interested in knitting. I can't tell you how many times in about 30 years since then that I refer to it. Now in it's umpteenth printing, it has just enough info to get you through almost any needlework project. Want to increase, decrease, seam, crochet an edge, embroider a flower? This book is a comprehensive and versatile resource.

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  • Amazon: Editorial Reviews "The knitted Mohawk hat is officially the coolest woolen creation I have ever seen and I am the hugest fan of Jaqui and Alyce's madly skilled yarn crafting talents." Michele Romero, Entertainment We... Amazon: Editorial Reviews "The knitted Mohawk hat is officially the coolest woolen creation I have ever seen and I am the hugest fan of Jaqui and Alyce's madly skilled yarn crafting talents." Michele Romero, Entertainment Weekly Product Description Another boring scarf? More mittens? We're not gonna take it! And neither should you! Pretty in Punk salutes counterculture fashion with 25 entirely original designs inspired by fashion icons Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, and punk legends. Indulge your girly side with the Ready Steady Go mini skirt, rebel with Feel the Pain wrist cuffs, or channel your inner rock star with the very same Mohawk hat Depeche Mode's Martin Gore wears on stage. Whether you're new to knitting or a veteran desperately seeking patterns with an edge, you'll find projects here for every mood and every genre. With step-by-step instructions, helpful technical illustrations and intarsia graphs, plus high-fashion photos of all the finished projects, Pretty in Punk is the only authority on anti-authority knitting.

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  • from Amazon: Sit and Knit a Spell You'll soon be knitting enchanting things you didn't know were within your powers. Charmed Knits offers dozens of patterns for items that evoke the mystique of Harry Potter - a Wizard Robe, ... from Amazon: Sit and Knit a Spell You'll soon be knitting enchanting things you didn't know were within your powers. Charmed Knits offers dozens of patterns for items that evoke the mystique of Harry Potter - a Wizard Robe, an Invisibility Shawl, a Quidditch Sweater, Ron's Ragg Raglan, a Clock Blanket, Harry Christmas Ornaments, and more. Easy-to-follow patterns, color photos of the finished projects, and illustrations of special stitch patterns and design elements make it easy for all knitters - from beginners to those at Mrs. Weasley's level - to work knitting magic. Charmed Knits whisks you away on a wonderful journey. Along the way, you can pick patterns inspired by the Weasleys, stock up at Diagon Alley, show your house colors, conjure up gifts, or create pieces to help you feel at home in the magical world of Harry Potter.

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  • I like the song quote idea.... cool stuff for crafters. from Amazon: Product Description Old-fashioned ABC samplers are nowhere to be found in this collection of 26 stylish and witty designs that give cross-stitch a forcefu... I like the song quote idea.... cool stuff for crafters. from Amazon: Product Description Old-fashioned ABC samplers are nowhere to be found in this collection of 26 stylish and witty designs that give cross-stitch a forceful new look. Unconventional wall hangings fill the first section of the book and dazzle with their bold colors, unusual lettering, and offbeat quotes from songs, books, movie dialogue, and even truck stop bathrooms. A second group of patterns features intriguing, small designs called "tattoos" to sew on T-shirts, jean jackets, bracelets, and handbags, and a final section shifts to the decoration of household items such as pillows, dish towels, and a cloth-wrapped money jar. Each project is accompanied by commentary explaining the inspiration behind the design, and sidebars offer tips for personalizing the final product by adding beads, dyed fabric backgrounds, or frames made from hardware and found objects. Basic technique demos teach beginners how to form cross-stitches, mix cross-stitch with other embroidery, choose and use embroidery thread, stitch on linen, and work out designs on blank graphs.

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  • I've had my eye on this book for a while now hoping that I'd have the time and materials to teach myself to adorn my home decor and wardrobe with cool original embroidery. Since spotting some gorgeous knitted items on Ravelry wit... I've had my eye on this book for a while now hoping that I'd have the time and materials to teach myself to adorn my home decor and wardrobe with cool original embroidery. Since spotting some gorgeous knitted items on Ravelry with embroidery, my resolve is renewed!

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  • Make your knitted items one-of-a-king with your own embellishment designs. This book includes easy-to-follow patterns for more than 35 warm and comfy scarves, hats and mittens, and shows you how to make them your own with decorat... Make your knitted items one-of-a-king with your own embellishment designs. This book includes easy-to-follow patterns for more than 35 warm and comfy scarves, hats and mittens, and shows you how to make them your own with decorative yarn stitching and other simple embellishments.

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  • Great looking and simple projects to introduce you to embroidery stitches, threads & floss, hoops, fabric and transferring and creating your own patterns. Great fun for teens & adults.

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