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Thread Painting and Silk Shading Embroidery

by Margaret Dier Crowood (September 23, 2018)

Thread painting embroidery is one of the most beautiful embroidery techniques. Often mistaken for painted art, it shows off the true skill of an embroiderer. This book demystifies the technique and shows how...


Understanding and Using A Sewing Machine

by Nicola Corrigan Crowood (October 23, 2018)

Many people have a sewing machine tucked away in a corner, but little understanding of how to use it. With accessible and clear instructions, this book takes you on a journey, teaching and building upon basic...


Hand Knits for the Home and Garden

by Alison Dupernex Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Knitting has long been celebrated as a therapeutic and creative experience, which can produce many unique and eye-catching items. In Hand Knits for the Home and Garden, experienced designer Alison Dupernex shares...


Understanding and Adjusting Sewing Patterns

by Gill McBride Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Everyone feels good and looks better in well-fitted clothes. This practical book explains how to make garments that really fit you and flatter your shape. It is a step-by-step guide to understanding fully what...


Aran Design

by Rita Taylor Crowood (July 16, 2018)

Aran knitwear is instantly recognisable, respectfully fashionable and generously comfortable. With a long-treasured heritage steeped in Irish history, it is no surprise that most knitters express a wish to produce...


Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting

by Vikki Haffenden Crowood (August 17, 2018)

Knitting is an enduringly popular and creative craft, but many associate the techniques primarily with hand knitting, believing machine knitting to require arcane knowledge. However, machine knitting is formed...


Making Working Women's Costume

by Elizabeth Friendship Crowood (September 30, 2017)

Making Working Women's Costume gives a unique account of the clothes of ordinary women from the mid-fifteenth century to the early twentieth century. As well as introducing the historical periods, it gives patterns...


Hand Spinning

by Pam Austin Crowood (May 24, 2018)

Hand spinning is a peaceful, wholesome and creative craft that can bring immense joy and satisfaction to a busy life. This beautiful book explains how to spin unique yarn using natural raw materials such as...


Pattern Cutting Techniques for Ladies' Jackets

by Jo Baker-Waters Crowood (August 31, 2016)

Pattern Cutting Techniques for Ladies' Jackets shares the trade secrets from the world of bespoke tailoring and haute couture, alongside procedures from the ready-to-wear industry. Written by a trained Savile...


Stumpwork Embroidery

by Helen Richman Crowood (October 26, 2017)

Stumpwork is a highly decorative and imaginative embroidery technique, which typically uses raised and padded stitches that are rich in texture. This practical book explains how to create your own piece of stumpwork...


Making Vintage 1920s Clothes for Women

by Suzanne Rowland Crowood (September 14, 2017)

The 'roaring twenties' were exciting years for women's fashion. The iconic image is of the young 'flapper' dancing the night away in a sparkling dress with fringes and tassels moving to the beat of the Jazz...


Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

by Sarah Magill Crowood (August 04, 2017)

The 1940s were an iconic period of women's dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the...


Ribbonwork Embroidery: Techniques and Projects

by Sophie Long Crowood (March 31, 2017)

Ribbon embroidery is a simple, beautiful and versatile technique that dates back to the seventeenth century. This book brings it up to date with fresh instruction on floral classics, as well as stunning contemporary...