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Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More Than 200 Stitches
by DK

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English

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Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p><i><b>Embroidery</b></i> is the ultimate stitch dictionary and the ideal guide to embroidery, whatever your level of expertise.</p><p>The perfect reference guide to needlework, <i><b>Embroidery</b></i> is a comprehensive guide to inspire and inform sewers of all levels. Find advice on which thread, needles, or fabrics work with which techniques, and take a look at an incredible 200 stitches - with levels of difficulty, step-by-step instructions, and ideas on where and how to use them.</p><p>This practical guide covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needlepoint, and embroidery stitches, with detailed information simply presented in illustration-rich pages. With <b><i>E</i><i>mbroider</i><i>y</i> </b>it's easy to find exactly which stitch is right for your next sewing project.</p>
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you鈥檒l learn to:<br /><br /> 鈥?Shop smarter and more selectively<br />鈥⒙燤ake the most of your budget<br />鈥⒙燤aster outfit formulas and color palettes<br />鈥⒙燭weak your wardrobe for work<br />鈥⒙燗ssess garment fit and quality like a pro<br />鈥⒙燙urate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography,聽<i>The Curated Closet</i>聽is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.
Parisian chic. Encore ! (Mode)
by , Sophie Gachet

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 25, 2019

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Ines de la Fressange, the iconic Parisienne, and Sophie Gachet, Paris鈥檚 fashion authority, have a knack for sharing their personal style and beauty tips鈥攇leaned from decades in the fashion industry鈥攚ith humor and verve.<br />They have fully updated this edition of their international best seller, with new photography featuring Ines in her signature looks, easy-to-recreate advice, and extensive addresses鈥攊n Paris and online鈥攖o source all you need for chic Parisian fashion, beauty, and interiors. <br />From killer outfits to Parisian wardrobe essentials, or from her 10-minute beauty routine to her countdown to a perfect Parisian dinner party, this elegant volume is replete with inspiration 脿 la Parisienne and is a must-have for any woman who wants to infuse her own style with the essence of Parisian chic.
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your ...
by Alison Freer

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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Costume designer Alison Freer鈥檚 styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In <i>How to Get Dressed</i>, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what鈥檚 in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:<br /><br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燤aking every garment you own fit better <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燤astering closet organization <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燭he undergarments you actually need <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燭he scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燬hopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar <br /><br /> Instead of repeating boring style 鈥渞ules,鈥?Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, <i>How to Get Dressed</i> has hundreds of insider tips from Alison鈥檚 arsenal of tools and expertise.
First Time Garment Fitting
by Sarah Veblen

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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In <i>First Time Garment Fitting</i>, sewing and design expert Sarah Veblen takes you by the hand and teaches you everything you need to know to adapt patterns so you can sew garments that fit just right.<br /><br /> With detailed descriptions of essential tools and techniques, the easy step-by-step instructions will have you altering patterns and sewing tops, pants, and skirts that fit you to a T in no time. The projects introduce key skills you鈥檒l use again and again for all your garment sewing.<br /><br /> With <i>First Time Garment Fitting, </i>you鈥檒l soon be sewing amazing clothing with confidence.
Calamity-Free Crochet: Trouble-shooting Tips and Advice for the S...
by Catherine Hirst

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 11, 2014

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<p>Get it right the first time! <em>Calamity-Free Crochet</em> is a comprehensive, quick-reference guide for both new and advanced crocheters. It presents easy-to-follow advice on tools and materials, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step techniques. What do you do if your stitches keep twisting? What happens if you've counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you substitute yarns, and what do you do if your border doesn't lie flat? Organized by the stages in a project, <em>Calamity-Free Crochet</em> provides cross-references between sections and lays out the best practice methods to help you through every step of the crochet process.</p><p>More than 200 full-color photographs and illustrations</p>
Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series
by Interweave Editors

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

March 25, 2016

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Be Transported with These Timeless Knits!<br /><br />Inspired by Outlander, the romantic tale of time travel and adventure, <i>Highland Knits</i> is a rustic, yet sophisticated collection of quick-to-knit projects. These 16 simple, enduring designs will have you stylishly covered no matter what place, or time, you call home.<br /><br />From Claire's "Rent Collection Shawl" to the "Sassenach Cowl," all your favorite pieces worn by the series' beloved heroine, and then some, are here, waiting to be knit. You'll find each piece relevant to your wardrobe, whether dressing for today or eighteenth century Scotland.
One-Piece Knits: Essential Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges f...
by Margaret Hubert

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 29, 2018

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Knit your sweaters in one piece--from the top down, from cuff to cuff, or from back to front--for the whole family, with minimal seaming required!<br /><br /><i>One-Piece Knits </i>offers charted patterns sized from toddler to adult and in multiple gauges for classic pullovers and cardigans in four聽styles: top-down (both raglan and yoke), side-over (from one sleeve edge to the other), and back-to-front (from back waist to front waist, then picking up stitches at the shoulders to knit the sleeves).<br /><br /> Additional patterns for each style feature alternate stitches, simple colorwork, and neckline and sleeve variations. A helpful resources section offers guidance on basic techniques.
Contemporary Celtic Crochet: 24 Cabled Designs for Sweaters, Scar...
by Bonnie Barker

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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Learn to crochet cables!<br /><br />Have you ever wanted to create a sweater with beautiful cables, but you didn't know how to knit? Now, in <i>Contemporary Celtic Crochet</i>, you can learn how to use basic crochet stitches to create the same stunning effect on sweater wraps, stoles, cardigans, and more. This book features easy projects, such as hats, scarves and device covers, and more difficult projects, including sweaters, wraps and blankets. Make the Hialeah Honey Baby Blankey to swaddle a newborn or create the Inisheer Sweater Wrap to stay cozy in cool weather. The Cables Meet Lace Cape is perfect for evenings out, and the Pennywhistler's Pack will let you carry your essentials on any day trip. These Celtic-inspired stitches and projects are the perfect addition to your crochet repertoire.
Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & ...
by Katrina Rodabaugh

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English

Pages

228

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<i>Mending Matters</i> explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold鈥攂ut draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.

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