Best Needlework Books
Here you will get Best Needlework Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Crochet Cute Critters: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns
Author: by Sarah Zimmerman
Make cute and cuddly animals with easy crochet Create a colorful collection of pillowy plush critters with the magic of crochet! Crochet Cute Critters is packed with simple patterns for creating adorable animals from alligators to zebras. The easy-to-make designs are perfect for beginning crocheters as well as advanced enthusiasts of amigurumithe art of crocheting stuffed toys.
Stitch, detail, and stuff each character to bring these huggable friends to life. Keep them as desk or bookshelf buddies, or gift them to a critter-loving kid! Beginner-friendly materialsThe crochet patterns whip up quickly using a standard hook and common worsted weight yarn, so anyone can get started right away.
Handy reference pagesRefer to step-by-step rundowns of essential crocheting skills, along with a full-color picture of each critter. Basics to build onEvery 10 animal shares the same basic head and body pattern, so the techniques can be carried over from project to project.
Discover how fun and easy it is to stitch up lovable, floppy friends with Crochet Cute Critters!
2. 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.
3. Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated
Author: by Vogue Knitting Magazine
An essential addition to the knitter’s bookshelf. Library Journal (starred review)The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough updateincluding 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs! First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters.
The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes.
Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters’ tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting. With updated, revised, and fresh material throughout, 65 additional pages, and more than 1,600 photos and hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough indexing and footnote cross-referencing.
4. Foolproof Flower Embroidery: 80 Stitches & 400 Combinations in a Variety of Fibers; Add Texture, Color & Sparkle to Your Organic Garden
Author: by Jennifer Clouston
Stitch your very own garden Explore your stitching versatility with this comprehensive guide by learning to use any thread and embroidery stitch you desire! Jennifer Clouston shares how to make the most of the thread you already own by introducing hundreds of stitch and fiber combination options to create your own unique flower garden.
From textured stems and leaves to colorful bunches of flowers- your end result will look and feel like a true artistic and organic garden.
5. Macrame: The Craft of Creative Knotting for Your Home
Author: by Fanny Zedenius
In recent months there has been an astonishing resurgence in the striking yet simple craft of macram (first made popular in the 1970s). In Macram, Fanny Zedenius offers a refreshing twist on the addictive craft. Beginning with the basics, she takes us through all the essentials: what you need to get started, a glossary covering 30 of the most popular knots, tips on how to create different patterns through various knot combinations, and advice on how to hang and display your makes.
The book also takes readers through ombre dyeing, fraying, and customizing with beads, and includes fully illustrated step by step instructions for 22 homeware projects such as impressive wall hangings, a beautiful table runner and napkins, whimsical dream catchers, and pretty plant hangers.
6. A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter
Author: by Martingale
Whether you’re a new crocheter or just want to try new techniques, this must-have resource offers all the know-how you’ll ever need. And it’s now in paperback! Walk step-by-step from basic to advanced methodsLearn the easy way with more than 1,000 close-up photographs featuring real hands holding real yarnFix mistakes, shape garments, and find the answers to almost any crochet question
7. Crochet Cafe: Recipes for Amigurumi Crochet Patterns
Author: by Lauren Espy
Whip up a fresh batch of amigurumi! Crochet Cafe features over 30 adorable and appetizing food-inspired amigurumi patterns. Lauren Espy, author of 2019’s No. 1 best-selling amigurumi book in the United States, Whimsical Stitches, gives you the ingredients and recipes you need to crochet your favorite meals and treats.
Easy-to-follow patterns, detailed photographs, and helpful tips make this book perfect for novice and experienced crocheters alike. Enjoy: Brunch with eggs benedict or avocado toast Lunch on the go with a bento box or burrito A traditional Italian spaghetti dinner, complete with meatballs, red wine, and cannoliThese simple and darling patterns are sure to bring a smile to your face.
So, pick up a hook and have fun playing with your food!
8. Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers
Author: by Choly Knight
Discover a creative new hobby and learn as you sew with Sew Me! Sewing Basics:15 simple, straightforward projectsFriendly, easy-to-follow directions will help you sew with confidence, make repairs, and create new garments from scratchMaster essential sewing skills from cutting patterns & sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric, and installing zippersLearn as you sew with each new skill presented alongside a quick practice exercise to tryCreate fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hats, scarves, & moreIf you’ve never threaded a needle or touched a sewing machine before, learning to sew may seem daunting…
But it doesn’t have to be! With Choly Knight’s friendly and easy-to-follow directions, you’ll soon be sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch.Sew Me! Sewing Basics is the perfect book for anyone who wants get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course on sewing.
Choly starts at the very beginning, showing you how to choose your first sewing machine and introducing the most basic techniques and shortcuts. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew.
9. The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns (Complete Crochet Designs)
Author: by Linda P. Schapper
With 500 designs that range from classic patterns to originals you’ll find nowhere else, this book is considered a benchmark needlework reference! This stitchwork classic features 500 designs ranging from traditional patterns to original motifsand crocheters of all levels will find essential information and inspiration on every page.
Each design features a close-up color photograph, a diagram showing each stitch and its placement, and easy-to-follow instructions. A pictorial index displays thumbnail views of the designs for easy selection and navigation. No wonder The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs is the must-have reference for crocheters!
10. Hand Embroidery Stitches At-A-Glance: Carry-Along Reference Guide (Landauer) Pocket-Size Step-by-Step Illustrated How-To for 30 Favorite Stitches, plus Tips & Techniques and Needle & Thread Charts
Author: by Janice Vaine
This essential pocket-sized guide includes favorite stitches, embroidery options, and handy charts for quick and easy reference anywhere! 30 embroidery stitches and techniques to practice and perfectStep-by-step instructions and illustrations provide an easy-to-follow how-toNeedle and thread charts are included for convenient referenceDozens of stitch options to inspire creativity and achieve unique design variationsConvenient compact size, only 4-inches by 6-inches, so you can tuck it in a project bag or purse and take it along anywherePresented in a quick and easy-to-understand format, this essential guide includes 30 favorite embroidery stitches to practice and inspire your creativity!
Providing needle and thread reference charts and step-by-step techniques for backstitches, blanket and buttonhole stitches, chain stitches, feather stitches, fly stitches, French knots, running stitches, stem stitches, and much more, this book is a must-have for every embroiderer regardless of skill level.
11. First-Time Quiltmaking, Second Edition, Revised & Expanded: Learning to Quilt in Six Easy Lessons (Landauer) 7 Simple Projects and Easy-to-Follow, Clearly Illustrated Instructions for Beginners
Author: by Editors at Landauer Publishing
Perfect for the first-time quilter! Lesson One: Beginning Basics – Discover how easy it is to begin quilting with an illustrated guide to fabrics, tools, and techniques Lesson Two: Preparing the Fabric – Pre-wash, press, straighten and rotary cut the fabricnow you’re ready to sew Lesson Three: Sewing Accurate Seams – Pick up a few quick tricks and tips for sewing an exact quarter-inch seam for accurate seam allowances Lesson Four: Assembling the Quilt Top – Choose from three easy quilt patterns for step-by-step successand then use the techniques to take the three-in-one quilt challenge Lesson Five: Making the Quilt Sandwich – Make a quilt sandwich by layering the batting between the backing and your finished quilt top and secure it with yarn ties or simple machine quilting Lesson Six: Finishing the Quilt – Follow easy instructions to add the binding, a sleeve for hanging, a personalized labeland you’ve successfully finished your first quilt!
Can you make your first quilt simply by reading through the pages of this book?Yes, you can! Discover how easy it is to begin quilting with an illustrated guide to fabrics, tools, and techniques. Inside you’ll find step-by-step instructions with photos and diagrams for learning to quilt in six easy lessonsbased on actual introductory quilting classes!
12. Statement Macramé: Create Stunning Large-Scale Wall Art, Headboards, Backdrops and Plant Hangers with Step-by-Step Tutorials
Author: by Natalie Ranae
Page Street Publishing
Make Your Large-Scale Macram Dreams Come True If you’ve ever seen a stunning piece of macram and dreamed of someday being able to make your own …Now you can! Consider this book your master class on creating large-scale macram. Natalie Ranae is renowned for her large custom designs.
As the follow-up to her bestselling introductory book Macram at Home, here she takes things up a notch. Combining her years of design expertise and friendly teaching style, Natalie guides you step by step through 12 amazing pieces. From floor-to-ceiling backdrops for your wedding or special event to impressive wall art and multi-plant hangers for your home, these designs are big, bold, beautiful and guaranteed to make an unforgettable statement in any space.
Natalie also shares two design tutorials for her most popular macram pieces: headboards. These showstopping pieces are best suited for those with previous experience in macram. The process is achievable thanks to Natalie’s detailed directions and step-by-step photos. Whether you recreate the designs exactly as shown, make your own modifications or use this as an inspiring look-book, every page will have you swooning over Natalie’s boho-chic style and the intricate details in these stunning macram pieces.
13. Paracord!: How to Make the Best Bracelets, Lanyards, Key Chains, Buckles, and More
Author: by Todd Mikkelsen
In Paracord!, you’ll find step-by-step instructions to take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a color photo that clearly illustrates the process. Todd Mikkelsen’s Paracord! Offers a diverse collection of projects that utilize parachute cordsknown around the world as paracord.
Used by paratroopers and other military personnel during World War II, this lightweight nylon rope is now one of the most sought-after materials by crafters. Its durability and flexibility make it perfect for creating everyday accessories such as belts, bracelets, buckles, necklaces, dog leashes and collars, key chains, and more.
Projects include:Two-Color Solomon Bar BraceletShark Jaw Bone BracelitLocked Half Hitch BraceletWest Country Whipping Inverted BraceletGenoese Quick Deploy StrapZipper Quick Deploy SinnetThree-VBord Braid Necklace with Breakaway ClasmpsID LanyardAnd many more. As you will see, this rope comes in various colors, from army green to hot pink, making it easy to personalize every type of project.
14. 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!
15. 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!
16. 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.