More Than 30 Xxl Designs for Sensationally Speedy Results
Author: Jacqui Pearce
Publisher: Fil Rouge
Love cross stitch but lack patience? Or are you a beginner who wants fast and fabulous contemporary designs to stitch? Do you have a larger-than-life love of colourful, hip stitching? Then this is the book for you. Featuring modern twists on traditional themes, you'll find graphic designs and colourful symbols, quirky retro objects, and pretty motifs that can be completed in a blink. There's favourites like cushions and pictures, as well as Christmas designs, gifts and accessories, plus expert advice on getting started.
"An excellent instructional book for anyone. Presented beautifully." --Kristin Omdahl, www.styledbykristin.com "This is the book that pulled me in and set the hook (quite literally). SO well written. If you haven't gotten it yet, you should." --HookMeUp, Ravelry • Detailed instructions with full-color photographs and illustrations teach the art of Tunisian crochet • Stylish, contemporary patterns for apparel and home decor • Includes instructions for 16 projects Tunisian crochet, sometimes called the Afghan stitch, combines the ease of crocheting with the appearance of knitting. This instructional pattern book brings Tunisian crochet into the realm of high fashion with exquisite stitch patterns, meticulous shaping, and attractive finishing. Sixteen chic projects for apparel, accessories, and home decor are explained in detail. Readers will learn how to make wearable items such as a chain mail scarf, child's jumper, honeycomb skirt, and man's vest. Home decor projects include an ottoman cover, placemats, afghan, pillow, and more—all using Tunisian crochet techniques.
Go BIG with Chunky Yarn Crochet! You will love this collection of patterns for cool accessories to gorgeous oversized home decor items including a Moroccan influenced pouffe. The on trend design and the fact that they stitch up so quickly when you use chunky yarn make these crochet projects irresistible. There are 20 projects to choose from ranging from larger-than-life rugs and blankets to an over sized colour block cowl and hat for super-sized accessorizing. The projects are simple enough to be tackled by even beginner crocheters--you'll be amazed at how quickly you can make up the Slouchy Beanie! All you need to get started is a big hook and some yarn and you're good to go.
From the author of the incredibly original Knitting Mochimochi comes a delightful collection of supersized, quick-and-easy knitted toy creations sure to please knitters of all ages. Bigger sometimes does mean better. In Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Anna Hrachovec charmed knitters with her adorable miniature Mochimochi Land creatures. In Huge + Huggable Mochimochi she gives us knitted toys with even more to love. With 20 large-scale projects, from a massive monster truck to a pirate pillow pal and a super-cute bag buddy that converts from knapsack to shoulder bag, these playful knits make wonderful gifts and whimsical decorations. Anna also explains how to size the projects up or down so the knitter can customize each piece as desired.
This guide is for anyone who is interested in learning or re-learning the art of embroidery or needlepoint. Containing a history of needlecrafts, as well as an updated look at its uses for your home and wardrobe, it explains how to deal with such concepts as color, balance, scale, and texture, and how to incorporate your own personal syle. Everything you need to know about the art of embroidery, including needle and thread types, materials, stitch types, frames, techniques, enlarging or reducing designs, monogramming, and project ideas, is in this book.
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Explore the world of chunky knits with these fabulous, contemporary designs from knitting expert Melanie Porter. Melanie Porter has long used giant needles for her knitting creations, and here she shares 35 stylish designs with you. There are lots of projects to knit using needles from sizes US 15 to US 50, as well as some that use extra large needles (35mm), and the great thing about using big needles is that you can work up items quickly to great effect. Divided into three chapters--Chunky Textures, Summer Knits, and Mega Knits--and using a variety of beautiful bulky yarns, there's a whole host of inspiration here for any knitter. Hats, scarves, gloves, and other winter items are all featured in different stitches and yarns, but there are lightweight knits too, including a tunic dress, sweater, and cowl. Go from small-scale ideas--a necklace, headband, coin purse, and bangles--to supersize projects, such as the oversized shawl, throw, body warmer, and pouffe. There's a comprehensive techniques section, too, which covers the basics for beginners and acts as a reference guide for experienced knitters.