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"Embroidery Reinvented! Hoop art for modern makers. Nichole Vogelsinger unites traditional embroidery with her signature Boho style in this follow-up to her best-selling Boho Embroidery. Packed with saturated colors, blingy fabrics and embellishments, and inspirational patterns, her creations will inspire you to experiment with new stitch combinations, add unique embellishments and create layers of textures using any of her 30 easy-to-follow patterns. Featuring 5 essential embroidery stitches along with 15 new ones, Nichole walks you through a variety of pattern transfer techniques and stitched samplers to get you started. Then, grab a hoop, gather all of your favorite fabrics, threads, beads and sequins and embrace the free-spiritedness of going Boho!" --
Everything You Need to Stitch 12 Nature-Inspired Patterns
Author: Kelly Fletcher
Publisher: becker&mayer! Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Embroidery Designs Boho-Chic is a fresh perspective on this classic art. Embroidery isn't just for granny's throw pillows anymore; grab your tools and start customizing everything! Embroidery has flourished throughout different periods of history, from the courts of medieval Europe to the bohemian stitchers of the 1960s and ‘70s, all the way to today’s Scandinavian-inspired sewing enthusiasts. Now, this endlessly evolving, but perennially popular, pastime is accessible to all! Loaded with step-by-step instructions for twelve stitch techniques, Embroidery Designs: Boho-Chic includes three sheets of iron-on transfers for twelve boho-chic designs, two stitching needles, a six-inch embroidery hoop, two pieces of white fabric, and ten skeins of six-stranded embroidery floss. From raspberry borders to trendy folk birds, this colorful kit features boho-chic designs guaranteed to add flair to shirts, dresses, bags, throw pillows, wall hangings, anything and everything that could use some extra flair! With instructions for twelve different stitch techniques, the design possibilities are endless for seasoned stitchers and beginners alike.
The author of On the Go Bags shows how to create jewelry, bags, and more out of vegan leather with 18 easy sewing projects. Print, paint, stamp, and stitch . . . it’s never been so fun to design as it is with kraft-tex! Discover the incredibly durable paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews just like fabric. Modern designers share twelve clever kraft-tex projects plus six bonus ideas, from bags and wallets to coasters and embroidered bracelets, proving there's something for everyone. Whether or not you’ve used kraft-tex before, mixed-media artists and craft sewists will love its creative versatility. Meet kraft-tex, the rugged fabric-paper hybrid! Talented designers share twelve modern projects and six quick ideas, with illustrated how-tos and step-by-step photos Take a mixed-media approach to crafting when you print, paint, dye, and design Sew stylish! Create bags, pouches, wallets, and jewelry from vegan leather
Earlier this year, the Union government declared open the automatic route for foreign direct investment (FDI) in single-brand retail, making it easier for big Western brands to start retail operations in India from the coming financial year. The March 2018 edition of Fibre2Fashion explores the FDI decision, and also how and in what way this has a bearing on ‘Make in India’. Looking at Make in India from differing perspectives, this edition also carries stories ranging from technology to accessories and home fashion. In addition to regular features, there is none other than Jaya Jaitly, expert in traditional arts and crafts, arguing about the use of natural fibres and colours, produced ethically and sustainably. Fibre2Fashion magazine—the print venture of Fibre2Fashion.com since 2011—is circulated among a carefully-chosen target audience globally, and reaches the desks of top management and decision-makers in the textiles, apparel and fashion industry. As one of India's leading industry magazines for the entire textile value chain, Fibre2Fashion Magazine takes the reader beyond the mundane headlines, and analyses issues in-depth.
Gripping short stories about women based on Jenny Eclair’s Radio 4 series, Little Lifetimes
Author: Jenny Eclair
Publisher: Hachette UK
In this addictive short story collection, twenty-four very different women reach a pivotal moment in their lives. A widow is liberated by a new job, but keeps it secret from her family. A date in suburbia has dramatic results. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting customer, while in France, a mother is promised 'fantastic news' - and lets her imagination run away with her. With each story, Jenny Eclair introduces a fascinating new character. And behind each woman lies a gripping tale - of betrayal, of love, of hope and defiance. Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring - and packed with wicked one liners - this wonderful collection shows Jenny Eclair's exceptional talent for observation at its very best. Based on Jenny Eclair's Radio 4 series, Little Lifetimes. ___________________ PRAISE FOR JENNY ECLAIR: 'Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting' Daily Mail 'Both heart-rending and compelling' Clare Mackintosh 'SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling' Marian Keyes 'Witty, moving, dark and absorbing' Jo Brand 'An elegant, gripping and mesmeric read' Helen Lederer 'An absolute page-turner of a story' Judy Finnigan 'Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed' Independent ___________ Don't miss the unforgettable new novel from Jenny Eclair - INHERITANCE is out now
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to Jupiter Point—where the sparks are burning bright... Wildfire “hotshot” Josh Marshall is all about fun, firefighting and flirting. But ever since his crew got trapped in a burnover, he’s been plagued with recurring nightmares. It’s not just the fire haunting him – it’s an ongoing family drama that’s kept him determined to stay strictly unattached. Now that’s all changing—but is it thanks to that near-death experience or his attraction to the sexy, fascinating Suzanne Finnegan? Suzanne, honeymoon-planner extraordinaire, knows exactly what she wants: marriage and a stable home like the one her family lost in the financial crash. Her on-again-off-again fiancé fits the bill perfectly, unlike the distracting, live-for-the-moment, heartbreakingly handsome Josh Marshall. Sure, her chemistry with Josh is insane and Logan is mostly MIA. But she has a plan, and she’s sticking to it. Except fate has a way of making plans go up in smoke. Between a fast-moving wildfire, a mortifying breakup, and news that changes everything—it’s hard to tell who’s doing more rescuing, Josh or Suzanne. Only one thing’s for sure--there’s no ignoring sparks that BURN SO BRIGHT.
“If you are looking for a town to fall in love with, then you can't go wrong with the Jupiter Point series.” Welcome to charming Jupiter Point, where a sexy new crew of wildfire fighters is taking the town by storm. SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE Crew leader Sean Marcus is out to prove he’s no longer the troubled boy who left Jupiter Point after a night of violence. All he wants is to clear his name. Falling in love isn’t the plan, but everything changes when he sets eyes on his best friend’s sister Evie, all grown up and more gorgeous than ever. He’s the only one who knows her secret—but will she trust him to help heal her heart? BURN SO BRIGHT Josh Marshall is all about fun, firefighting and flirting. But there’s one woman who keeps him at arm’s length--honeymoon-planner extraordinaire Suzanne Finnegan. Her life plan has no room for someone she thinks is a player—until he’s injured rescuing a crewmate in a wildfire. Then she can’t resist a hometown hero who needs her help. Besides, if they’re so wrong for each other, why do the sparks between them burn so bright? INTO THE FLAMES His hotshot crew knows him as Rollo, but to his family he’s Rollington Wareham III, a banking heir with responsibilities he can’t escape. His days of freedom are almost over, which means it’s the worst time to realize how sexy and adorable his friend Brianna is. Besides, Brianna’s comfort zone is with plants, not high society. But a limited-time fling can’t hurt, can it? Especially when they’re both sure it can’t possibly lead to anything... This box set includes Books 1-3 of the Jupiter Point series. Each book can easily be read alone, but you will find familiar characters and settings as you go. “Jennifer Bernard is an author who knows how to write the perfect yummy alpha hero and a kickass modern heroine.” Harlequin Junkie “The dialogue in Bernard’s stories is always, always quick, fun, and super smart & sexy.” HJ “Jennifer’s writing is so realistic and descriptive you feel like you are part of this community, that these are your friends and family. I was emotionally invested with these characters, their lives, their stories, the battles they had to overcome.” “I can’t wait to see what Jupiter Point has to offer next!”
Is your style--- flowy and ultrafeminine?- super eclectic, with lots of mixing and matching?- earthy and a little laid-back?Then you are clearly boho chic! And so are lots of fashionistas. Stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are known for sporting boho style. With a few key pieces in your closet, plus a dash of style know-how, you can look every bit as boho chic as the celebs. Find out about the clothes, accessories, and hairstyles that make up boho fashion--and discover how you can use them to create your own one-of-a-kind style!
Slow Stitching and Mixed-media Techniques for Fabric and Paper
Author: Lynn Krawczyk
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
"The Hand-Stitched Surface offers inspiring techniques and beautiful projects for creating richly layered mixed-media surfaces on paper and fabric to encourage stitchers to slow down and savor their handiwork"--
3,000 years of fashion history in one stylish visual guide Fashion is the definitive guide to the evolution of costume and style. Tracing 3,000 years from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to today's catwalk sensations, this is your own personal fashion show through history. Breathtaking in its scope, Fashion is packed with over 1,500 costumes from around the globe and lavishly illustrated with a mix of original fashion plates, archive images and commissioned photography. Plus features on famous trend-setters, fashion icons and designers from Jackie Onassis to Alexander McQueen bring the world of fashion to life. Fashion is guaranteed to add style to your bookshelf; with its luxurious textured fabric jacket and spine, it's the season's must-have for anyone with a passion for fashion.
The bohemian disruption has arrived. Microdosing psychedelics has become the new business learning tool, spiritual ceremonies and ideas festivals are now coveted pastimes, and Burning Man is already a bigger cultural touchstone than Woodstock. Written by boho-from-birth Julia Chaplin, The Boho Manifesto is here to illuminate the revolution. This finely detailed and richly illustrated handbook is the essential guide to what lies beyond the experience of everyday conformity. You’ll learn how to quit the gym and go dancing instead and how to become a sex-positive tantric unicorn. And, should you be ready, there’s advice on how to leave your cubicle behind and embrace the life of a nomadic entrepreneur—or at least a nomad.
"Throughout history, daring women have wielded power and brought about change through their bold fashion choices. Fashion Rebels is a collection of lively, illustrated biographies of twenty-five of these influential fashion icones from the distant past to today. Discover how these rebels' fashion choices both mirrored and redefined what it meant to be a woman in their era. From Cleopatra and Coco Chanel, whose forward fashions freed later generations from conformity, to Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, who each bravely step out every day to rock their own unique personal styles. These fashionistas didn't follow trends or cultural conventions: they set new courses with their own styles. And if fashion police came knocking, they simply didn't open the door, "--Back cover.
All Grown Up Hemp, Floss, and Other Boho Chic Designs to Make
Author: Suzanne McNeill
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Add instant eco-chic street fashion to any outfit with friendship bracelets! Get that trendy bohemian look with bountiful, bright colors on your arms and wrists. Inside you’ll find dozens of stylish designs and easy techniques for making beautiful bracelets with embroidery floss and hemp. Friendship Bracelets offers fresh ideas for expressing yourself with the texture and beauty of intricate knotwork. You’ll find cool patterns here for making chevrons, stripes, waves, diamonds, and more, with step-by-step instructions for each knot pattern. Gorgeous color photographs illustrate variations in every style, from classic and natural to playful and eclectic. Stack your bracelets for a boho arm party, and embellish them with beads and buttons. Learn how to make inexpensive hemp jewelry in fun colors, inspired by laidback hippie vibes. Transform ordinary friendship bracelets from middle school memories to chic contemporary pieces you’ll be proud to wear. Whether you’re going bohemian, mod, or all-out fashionista, Friendship Bracelets will help you to create exactly the look you want.
To find a dangerous grimoire, they’ll have to break a few rules…and maybe their hearts. When warlock Tony Castillo picks up Cassandra Sandoval at the airport, the copper-haired witch brings his restless, aimless life into razor-sharp focus…and triggers a wince-inducing case of foot-in-mouth disease. Luckily, her cool, hazel-green gaze betrays not a flicker of answering attraction. Nope, Cassandra is all business. Which Tony can understand, given the magnitude of her task. Cassandra has one job: retrieve the de la Paz grimoires from the heavily warded hiding place at Tony’s family home, conceal them with her unique shielding power, and immediately return them to her clan’s territory. Easy. Quick. No time for anything to go wrong, to give in to the temptation of a too-handsome warlock. They find Tony’s mother unconscious and the grimoires missing, the only clue a slimy residue reeking of Escobar magic. As they race to get the dangerous books out of the wrong hands, Cassandra and Tony cross a few boundaries, break a few more rules, and find something neither expected — love. But if they fail, nothing will shield them, or the world as they know it, from unrelenting evil. Note: An Ill Wind is a standalone, no-cliffhangers romance in the Witches of Canyon Road series. It takes place approximately four months after the events of book 5, Demon Born. witch wizard warlock psychic telepath sensitive santa fe new mexico witch clan witch family black magic central america road trip romance
Embroidery For Beginners: The Complete Beginner's Step-By-Step Guide On How To Thread, Sew & Practice Embroidery Designs Using Quick & Effective Techniques
Author: Fidelis Holden
Embroidery For Beginners is a stylish hand-embroidery guide for the modern maker. The author walks you through the embroidery process. You'll learn about the materials included in the practice, different stitch designed for you to use in your home and wardrobe.Perfect for both new and experienced embroiderers alike, projects include a boho stitched lampshade, embroidered accent pillow, constellation tablecloth, minimalist canvas wall art, starry-stitched dresses, and much more. Packed with tips and tricks and a lot of inspiration, Embroidery For Beginners shows that anything can be embroidered and gives you the confidence to continue to embellish your world through embroidery.
Embroidery Now is a stylish hand-embroidery guide for the modern maker. Author and textile artist, Jennifer Riggs, known on Instagram as @Threadhoney, walks you through the embroidery process. You'll learn about the materials included in the practice, nine different stitch techniques with illustrated step-by-step instructions, and 30 individual projects designed for you to use in your home and wardrobe. Perfect for both new and experienced embroiderers alike, projects include a boho stitched lampshade, embroidered accent pillow, constellation tablecloth, minimalist canvas wall art, starry-stitched dresses, and much more. You will be delighted by the unique, current designs, sophisticated color palettes and on-trend motifs. Each project is broken down into step-by-step instructions and templates so you can recreate them yourself, even if you have no prior embroidery experience. Packed with tips and tricks and a lot of inspiration, Embroidery Now shows that anything can be embroidered and gives you the confidence to continue to embellish your world through embroidery.
a free-spirited guide to decorating with floral patterns
Author: Bari J. Ackerman
Bloom Wild is for rebellious maximalists seeking savvy advice for decorating their homes with bold floral fabrics Designer Bari J. Ackerman’s signature Style—modern florals bursting with color—brings energy and joy to interior design. Justina Blakeney and Anne Sage are fans of Ackerman’s work, and have this to say about her approach: “Bari’s designs are instantly recognizable . . . her style and her zest for life is visible in every brushstroke.” —Justina Blakeney “Bari captures the essence of maximalism. Her designs radiate joy, and her eye for color, pattern, and vibrant style inspires a desire to live life to the fullest!” —Anne Sage In her new book, Ackerman presents practical advice for adding ï¬‚orals to every room of the house, along with easy DIYs, advice on staying within budget, and detailed source lists. Ackerman shows readers how to achieve a curated maximalist style and to seamlessly create a gorgeous, layered ï¬‚oral look that will spark joy and lift the mood of the whole house.