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Embroidered Knot Gardens: Using three-dimensional stumpwork, canvas work & Ribbonwork A to Z of Quilting ColorWorks: The Crafter’s Guide to Color Beading on Fabric: Encyclopedia of Bead Stitch Techniques
Owen Davies & Gill Holdsworth Country Bumpkin Publications Deb Menz Larkin Van Horn
These authors are both associated with the Royal School of Needlework, Owen Davies being the first male to do so. His knot garden course is one of the most popular courses taught there. Learn from them both to master the textures and shapes of flowers, topiary, hedges, walls, paths, and water features for creating great miniature gardens on canvas. Step-by-step instructions guide you through the appropriate stitches and techniques. Book contains lots of color illustrations and line drawings both. $24.95
No needlework library is complete without the A to Z publications. This manual is for the beginner and advanced quilter. Almost 900 step-by-step colour photos of every technique a quilter needs know. Learn how to prepare your fabric and transfer your design, how to create a quilt top with a vast array of techniques, and assemble it, how to make bindings in a variety of ways and methods and much more. $26.95
This author gives crafters of all kinds, an amazing tool for using color in nine different crafts including most needlework and beading. Color theory principles are simply explained and more than 270 hand-crafted swatches are included as well as a pull-out color wheel. $24.95 This well-known artist, lecturer, teacher and author shows you, bead by bead and stitch by stitch how to add bead embroidery to your work for texture, color and excitement. All techniques shown in brilliant color and in step-by-step $24.95
             
CATALOG #5 KNITTING/ CROCHETING
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CATALOG #6 LACE & TATTING
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Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques   Judging Bobbin Lace   Art of Annemiecke Mein: Wildlife Artist in Textiles   In Praise of Needlewomen: Embroiderers, Knitters, and Weavers in Art
Nancie M. Wiseman Mary K. Campbell Annemiecke Mein Gail Sirna
More than 50 expert techniques cover increases, decreases, seams, blocking, decorative finishes, and more. Book includes step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-read text, and dozens of color photos. $24.95
This lace expert brings her expertise to paper and has written this guide for embroiderer or needlework judge who is asked to judge a bobbin lace category and feels the need of some instruction in the specifics of bobbin lace and lots of photos. It also includes a glossary of common lace terms and a bibliography of general works that will inform the judge. $42.00
This stunning book is a must for needlework libraries, each page a treasure that takes you inside the world of a remarkable woman who is not only an incredible artisan but a naturalist as well. She uses numerous numbers of techniques to bring her needlework to life. You will never forget this book once you see it. $30.00
This gorgeous coffee-table book of over 80 famous paintings of needlewomen from different time periods doing different needlework celebrates these women and their work. Gail also includes great insight into the painter, the time period and the needlework the women are doing. $34.95
 
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CATALOG #11 CHILDREN/ DOLLS/ MINIATURES/ POP-UPS
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CATALOG #12 CRAFTS
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Needlework Tools and Accessories: A Dutch Tradition Women of the Silk Cinderella Pop-Up Organizing Your Craft Space
Kay Sullivan Gail Tsukiuyama Matthew Reinhart Jo Packham
Not only is this a gorgeous picture book to wander through again and again but it includes lots of information on the tools and makers. Whether you collect antique needlework tools or just admire them take a peek at this great collection. $59.50
You are taken back to rural China in 1926 where a group of young women form a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines in a vast silk factory where they work from dawn to dusk. Wonderfully written and followed up with a second novel, Language of Threads. $12.95 each
I’m a pop-up book collector and love pop-ups by either this author or his partner, Robert Sabuda. This is one gorgeous book. Everything you imagined Cinderella could be and more. Everyone that sees it wants it. It begs to be taken home and enjoyed for many years. $24.95
Lots of juicy ideas about what you can do to “organize” (that magic word!) your work area. This well-known needleworker and crafter gathered together a dream team of experts and bringing us great suggestions to bring order and keep your work area clutter-free as well as tips for adding storage. These artists are an inspiration to make organization both enjoyable and simple. $14.95
 
 
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