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The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion by Yvette Stanton The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion

A brilliant guide for left-handed embroiderers, it will make many right handed stichers wish they were right handed! No more having to mentally flip right handed embroidery instructions, this clear guide to embroidery stitches shows you how to do embroidery the left handed way.

The book is full of easy to follow diagrams to assist embroiderers of all abilities and the accompanying photos illustrate the finished stitch. There are over 170 stitches in this guide plus there are diagrams showing the difference between the right hand and left hand stitch. This stitch dictionary will be a ‘go to' reference book for both left-handed and right-handed stichers.

This book can be purchased from Search Press


100 Traditional & Comtemporary Quilt Blocks100 Traditional & Contemporary Quilt Blocks by Celia Eddy

A great reference guide that any quilter would be proud to own. This book explains the categorisation of blocks with accompanying examples of blocks from each category. It gives you the difficulty rating of each block along with the history and the breakdown of the pieces of the block and how they fit together to for the block, allowing you to get started on drafting your own block.

The book is well illustrated and gives a clear guidance for both beginner and experienced quilters alike. For more information or to purchase please visit Search Press' website



Button and Stitch by Kristen Rask Button Flowers

Button and StitchEver wondered what to do with all those buttons that sewers and crafters tend to accumulate? Then wonder no more, this brilliant book is choc a block with super cute projects including button flowers, a button photo frame and great ideas for clothing decoration with buttons.

Each project has an easy to follow photographic guide along with a list of required materials and templates in the back of the book. There are even instructions on how to make your own felted buttons.

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Hand-Me-Ups by Lorine Mason Hand-me-ups

Recrafting kid's clothes with easy techniques and fun designs. 25 great projects that help you breathe life into your children's garments. Have you got trousers for your children that are a bit too short, a great t-shirt with an un-removable stain on the front? This book shows you how to rescue these cloths and make them wearable again.

The book starts off with a comprehensive guide to the various techniques employed throughout the books. Each project has easy to follow clear steps each accompanied by photos and the resulting projects are bright and colourful and would be loved by most children. The book also comes with a free cd-rom with embellishment templates and designs.

You can buy this book on Amazon