Best Fiber Arts & Textiles Books
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1. Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
Author: by Lauren Espy
Paige Tate Select
Explore Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crochet design, with 30 unique and darling patterns. Whether a novice or an experienced crocheter, anyone can pick up a needle and complete these cuddly creations. Author and amigurumi guru Lauren Espy inspires crocheters with her easy-to-follow patterns, pictures, and helpful instructions.
Lauren always takes the patterns one step at a time to ensure that your finished product is as cute as the creation on the page! In Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns, amigurumi is explored through thirty simple, fanciful patterns in a variety of themes, including: In the Garden At the Aquarium Down on the Farm At the Bakery Brighten a room with flowers that won’t wilt, bring cheer to your table with colorful fruits that won’t attract flies, and add cuddly friends to a baby’s collection of favorite toys.
2. Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
Author: by Andria Lisle
Storey Publishing, LLC
Kids can sew too!This inspiring guide includes 21 fun sewing projects for children ages 5 and up. With easy-to-follow illustrated instructions and cut-out patterns, young crafters will quickly be sewing up colorful pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more. These kid-tested projects require only minimal supervision and most can be made using simple hand stitches, so no sewing machine is required.
With plenty of encouragement and helpful tips, Sewing School helps young sewers develop their skills while sparking a passion that will last a lifetime. Also available in this series: Sewing School 2,Sewing School Fashion Design, Sewing School Quilts, and Sewing School Box Set.
3. The Act of Sewing: How to Make and Modify Clothes to Wear Every Day
Author: by Sonya Philip
An in-depth guide to sewing simple garments-with four full-size patterns and all the tricks of alteration and embellishment explained so that you can make a wardrobe all your own. Maybe you learned to sew in school and have a sewing machine, but it hasn’t seen the outside of the closet since your last move.
Or maybe you are completely new to the craft, with a lot of enthusiasm, but no idea how to thread your machine. No matter where you’re coming from in terms of experience, this sewing workbook offers four basic patterns-two tops, a skirt, and a pair of pants-that empower you to express your personal style and make clothes that are comfortable for your body type.
After explaining the basic concepts of sewing and construction, 100 Acts of Sewing designer Sonya Philip then provides suggestions for mixing the basic patterns together to create new garment iterations as you gain confidence-structural adjustments such as full bust, no bust, long torso, big, small, etc., as well as a range of possible alterations and embellishments including sleeves, pockets, hems, and more!
4. Needle Felting for Beginners: How to Sculpt with Wool
Author: by Roz Dace
At last, a book that tells you everything you need to know about needle felting! This is the book authors Roz Dace and Judy Balchin wish they had been given when they started out on their felting journey. A complete course for the absolute beginner, it is packed full of useful tips and techniques to help you on your own felting adventures.
Learn how to sculpt miniature teacup worlds, animals and birds, and even your friends and family. There are 12 varied projects, starting with the easiest and progressing in difficulty. Master the basics, then learn how to use wire, embellishments and armatures in your work, and even how to capture expression in faces.
You can use the techniques you have been shown to create your own variations. Pick up that felting needle and you are guaranteed to have fun with this much-needed book.
5. Geometric Knit Blankets: 30 Innovative and Fun-to-Knit Designs
Author: by Margaret Holzmann
Express your colorful side! The patterns in Geometric Knit Blankets are inspired by quilts, tiles, and other color block designs. Every blanket is a stunning feast for the eyes, and all are for the intermediate knitter or confident beginner. Knit them as shown or choose colors you love best or that work with your decor.
The construction of each blanket is fully and beautifully illustrated, and the techniques used to make each item are clearly listed so you know what is involved. Many blankets offer two methods of construction, so you can choose to knit with techniques you favor.
The blankets feature an abundance of different geometric shapes: squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, hexagons, circles. The individual blocks for a given blanket can also be rearranged to make additional designs. These blankets are so much fun you will want to make them all!
6. French Country Cottage
Author: by Courtney Allison
A romantic interpretation of French country style in a California cottage. With beautiful photography and tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940’s cottage in the California countryside. An abandoned vacation house, set in the center of rolling fields and trees becomes the cottage home of her dreams…
A French country style cottage filled with original elements and an exquisite mix of rustic and refined. The years of renovation allowed Courtney to create a lifestyle that is fueled by inspiration & beauty, a touch of whimsy, and an abundance of everyday elegance.
The journey has been shared on her popular blog French Country Cottage, and now, through the publication of her first book, her readers will experience a reveal of more of her home and property and the inspirations behind her beloved style.
Courtney’s inspiring photography reveals every nuance of her style and home including a muted color palette, old brassy door knobs, chippy paint, antiques, her greenhouse and garden- and an abundance of entertaining and holiday decorating style. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors and embracing well worn as well loved, French Country Cottage is a style that celebrates simplicity, indulges in romance, cherishes pieces with history and believes a chandelier and fresh flowers belong in every room.
7. The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarn
Author: by Rebecca Mezoff
Put aside those preconceptions of dusty, medieval tapestries hanging on castle walls! Tapestry weaving has a whole new look, and fiber enthusiasts of all levels are eager to try their hand at creating images with yarn. Rebecca Mezoff, a renowned teacher of contemporary tapestry weaving, shares her techniques in this in-depth guide to every aspect of the process, from developing a color palette to selecting yarn, warping the loom, and weaving the image.
Crafters can choose from inexpensive tabletop and hand-held looms to larger floor looms. Detailed step-by-step photos and inspiring examples from a range of weaver-artists make this a one-stop resource for tapestry weaving how-to.
8. The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 440 Patterns for Textures, Shells, Bobbles, Lace, Cables, Chevrons, Edgings, Granny Squares, and More
Author: by Nele Braas
This is the ultimate collection of crochet stitch inspiration! 440 stitches are presented in color, each with a sample swatch of the fabric and charted instructions with notes and detailed chart keys. Divided into ten chapters by the type of stitches, such as shells, waves and chevrons, openwork, cables and textures, and even borders and granny squares, this collection boasts a vast variety of stitches, well organized and presented in an easy-to-use fashion.
You’ll reference this indispensable resource again and again!
9. Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond
Author: by Syne Mitchell
Storey Publishing, LLC
Inventive Weaving On A Little Loom is a Storey Publishing Best Seller. This complete guide to rigid-heddle looms explores their full potential with a surprisingly broad array of techniques and projects. Step-by-step photography leads readers through the warping and setup process.
Projects range from pillows and curtains to bags, shawls, and even jewelry, showcasing a range of textural effects and materials, including silky threads, rayon chenille, and wire. Author: Syne Mitchell. Softcover, 296 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-1-30642-972-6.Imported.
10. Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects)
Author: by Fiona Daly
Weaving on a Little Loom teaches readers everything they need to know to start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and inexpensive craft that can be done at home. From setting up the loom to finishing a project, this book covers both basic and more advanced techniques, with an introduction to creating patterns such as basket and bird’s eye weaves, rib, twill, and herringbone.
With clear instruction and beautiful illustrative photographs, step-by-step tutorials guide you through designing and creating five contemporary woven projectsincluding table placemats, wall hangings, and a tote bagall made with natural, environmentally friendly materials.
11. Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
Author: by Jenny Dean
The best resource on natural dyeing is back, updated to make your colorful hobby even more beautiful and rewarding. A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs.
This comprehensive book outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition, is the all-in-one resource for fiber enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers, and weavers; gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants; and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential to it.
12. Embroidered Wild Flowers: Patterns Inspired by Field and Forest (Make Good: Japanese Craft Style)
Author: by Kazuko Aoki
From dandelions and violets to mushrooms and autumn leaves, this collection of embroidery motifs is inspired by nature walks. Inspired by the wonder and beauty of the natural world, the embroidery motifs offered here evoke wildflower meadows and woodland walks.
With lifelike yet whimsical plants and flowers, as well as mushrooms, leaves, trees, and birds, the flora and fauna presented here offer a delightful and beautiful range of motifs drawn from nature. Featuring beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, this book will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a fresh and unique offering for those experienced with needle and thread.
13. Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond: Planning and Weaving with Confidence
Author: by Tommye McClure Scanlin
Schiffer (June 29, 2021)
Once ideas and images come to mind, the next step in weaving your tapestryinterpreting these into effective compositionsmay be challenging. Learn here, in ways that relate specifically to tapestry art, the design basics you need to make your best work.
Renowned master weaver Scanlin offers 60 step-by-step “explorations” that lead you from understanding design concepts in your head to using them on your loom. Be inspired to explore “weavable” ways to manage line, shape, color, texture, emphasis, balance, rhythm, and more for results that bring your tapestries to a new level.
In Part 1, dive into the fundamentals of design. Parts 2 and 3 hold explorationsexercises with a tapestry twist. Part 4 teaches ways to turn designs into cartoons. A resource treasure trove offers ideas for finishing tapestries (essential to the design’s completeness), helpful templates, glossaries, and other core information to carry forward on your creative path.
14. Modern Crochet: Patterns and Designs for the Minimalist Maker
Author: by DeBrosse
Paige Tate & Co
A comprehensive guide for beginning and experienced crocheters alike, Modern Crochet elevates the craft for a new generation of makers. Learn how to choose proper tools, understand all things yarn, proficiently read a pattern, and autonomously complete any crochet project.
This definitive resource for contemporary crochet includes:16 ORIGINAL PATTERNSBasket – Coaster – Wall Hanging – Infinity Scarf – Bobble Pillow – Faux Fur Cowl – Velvet Scrunchie – Oversized Throws – and more! ($80 value alone)EXTENSIVE TEACHING & SUPPORT150+ Step-by-Step Photos – 25+ Video Tutorials – Corresponding Online Resource Library with Materials and SupportREFERENCE CHARTSComplete Crochet Abbreviation Legend – US Hook Sizes15+ STITCHES & TECHNIQUESMagic Ring – Short Rows – Standing Stitch – Joined Turned Rounds – Continuous Rounds – Joined Rounds – Chain – Slip Knot – Whip Stitch – Slip Stitch – Single Crochet – Double Crochet – Half Double Crochet – Herringbone Half Double Crochet – Treble Crochet – Bobble Stitch
15. Embroiderers' Guild Transfers Collection: 90 rediscovered treasures to transfer & stitch (Embroidered Treasures)
Author: by Annette Dr. Collinge
An important collection of beautiful, historically significant iron-on transfer designs from the Embroiderers’ Guild. The use of hot iron transfers in embroidery has a long and fascinating history, but they’ve often been looked down upon by serious embroiderers and have therefore been largely overlooked.
They were, however, produced in large numbers and much of the work created from them was of a very high quality. An important though largely forgotten part of the Embroiderers’ Guild legacy is the huge collection of hot iron transfers dating back to the early 20th century that were created by members of the Guild.
They fell out of favour in the 1960s and the Guild stopped producing them. Many transfers were stored away and haven’t been seen since those times; others were simply thrown away. This publication, which consists of one booklet of transfers and one booklet of worked examples, showcases specially chosen examples worked in specific ways as an inspiration to readers to either follow, or work in their own way.
16. A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet: A Collection of Wonderfully Tactile Stitches
Author: by Lee Sartori
Interweave (May 25, 2021)
A colorful and contemporary collection of stitches, crochet techniques, and projects for creating rich and appealing texture in your workCrocheters looking for more texture, depth, and contemporary design will delight in this colorful new guide. Aimed at the experienced beginner to intermediate level crocheters with some extra ideas aimed at more advanced makers, the book covers a variety of textured crochet techniques-from the straightforward to the more complex and unusual -along with beautiful projects designed to showcase them.
Get ready to explore the beautiful textures that can be achieved with crochet-Bobbles, Popcorns, Clusters, Puffs and more. Each chapter guides you through a new stitch or stitch progression with photos, detailed instructions and diagrams to ensure you can follow along easily.
In addition to simple, on-trend projects perfect for gifting or use in your home or wardrobe, you’ll find useful tips for saving time and troubleshooting, and additional ideas to explore.