By Stuart Hillard
How to make beautiful fabric crafts for your home, from the GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE's Stuart Hillard.Stuart Hillard reached the semi-final of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE, bringing a fantastic sense of invention, passion, creativity and style to all things fabric. Stuart's first love is sewing for the home - transforming everything from tablecloths, cushions and curtains to garden chairs and quilts. He is an enthusiastic home sewer and teacher and his mission is to make sewing for the home accessible and aspirational, and his message is clear: sewing is for everyone.He introduces the novice sewer to the basic skills, kit and trimmings and also endeavours to teach even the most experienced sewer a new range of techniques. Ranging from the super-easy, no-sew projects for those who are enthusiastic about fabric but are under-confident, to gorgeous quilts that take a few basic sewing skills, Stuart's brilliant designs and simple-to-follow approach will help everyone to sew for their own home, their own way.
Sharpen Your Bridge Technique
By Hugh Kelsey
What are the hallmarks of the expert player? Why do some players appear regularly at the top, winning rubber after rubber? By studying the techniques involved, you will be able to develop your skills in card-reading and card sense, mental rehearsal, the application of logic, mental concentration and relaxation, the assessment of probabilities, imaginative defence and when to employ deceptive plays - all are considered and used by the expert mind to achieve above-average results.
Soapmaking for the First Time
By Linda Orten
Join the millions who already enjoy the popular craft that combines colour, fragrance, artistic design, practical use - and even healing. It¿s easy to learn the basics of how to collect materials and use moulds. The fun really begins as you select your favourite shades and scents, and add natural botanic elements. Imagine the many styles of soap that you can create: beauty bars, fun shapes for kids, embedded designs that use tiny bars of soap and jewel-like decorative objects. You can make soaps for special uses like bubbling bath oil, soap on a rope, soap inside a loofah sponge, bath salts and massage oil.
Simple-to-Sew Slipcovers And Cover-Ups
By Pamela J. Hastings
Try this imaginative collection of sewing projects for new looks, facelifts and special holiday decorations. Projects feature a variety of tablecloths, chair skirts, seat cushions, chairback covers, bar stool covers, duvets, as well as embellishments such as pleats, ruffles, shaped hems, ties and shades ¿ made by stamping, stencilling, embroidery, ribbon trims and laminating.
Sweet and Simple Country Cross Stitch
By Lori Gardner
85 different patterns for all seasonsPatterns to frame or to decorate a dressLearn how to dress your work in handsome, hand-painted wooden frames
Simply Elegant Napkin Folding
By Chris Jordan
With only a few elementary techniques, make exquisitely folded napkins with accordion pleats, rolls, and knots, as well as fanciful animals and objects. Try Double Diamonds, Sea Shells, Lotus Blossoms, a Triangle Flip, Arrowhead, and a Quilt Triangle. Creative ideas for all kinds of table settings, instructions for making your own napkins and napkins rings, and tips for laundering and ironing enhance the joy of entertaining.
Splint Woven Basketry
By Robin Taylor Daugherty
A complete guide to tools, equipment and materials with easy to follow instructions and diagrams.
Super Party Games
By John Chaneski
How do you keep a crowd of 10 or more entertained at a family reunion, picnic, club or scout meeting or any large gathering? Liven up the festivities with all kinds of imaginative games
Soft Furnishings For Dollhouses
By Lael Combe Ferguson, Terry Johnson Combe
Awaken your fantasies, let your imagination run wild and you will have a doll¿s house that is a feast of texture, colour and tiny furnishings.
By Pamela J. Hastings, Joanne Pugh-Gannon
Illustrated in colour throughoutContains important information on maintaining hardware, as well as sewing techniques
Scrapbooking For The First Time
By Rebecca Carter
Illustrated in colour throughoutAn innovative craft idea suitable for beginners and for children
By Pamela J. Hastings
Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Stencilling on Fabric
By Wren Loasby
Sewing Beautiful Pillows
By Linda Lee
Sewing & Serging Techniques For Blouses
By Laurie Mcwilliams
Sam Hawkins 520 Xmas Cross Stitch Design
By Sam Hawkins
Splendid Samplers To Cross-Stitch