The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed HistoryAll textiles begin with a twist From colourful 30,000 year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun s mummy actually meant from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus from the lace

The Sewing Machine

The Sewing MachineIt is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory For her, nothing will be the same again Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her More than 100 years after his grandmothers sewing machine was made,

The Pattern Artist

The Pattern ArtistEnglish housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York in 1911 On her own for the first time working as a Macys sewing department clerk, Annie catches the eye of a salesman at the Butterick Pattern Company Through determination, hard work, and Gods leading, Annie discovers a hidden gift she is a

Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts

Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin QuiltsDon t be square discover exciting log cabins in varied shapes and formations The best selling author duo put an imaginative new twist on the classic block with bold colors and dramatic lines Packed with possibilities, this collection offers 20 quilts in 3 sizes, with a bonus chapter on throw

Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile ArtSometimes less is and quality is important than quantity That s true in textile art too, and this much needed guide brings a meaningful, thoughtful, and sustainable approach to stitchery See how to slow down and experience joy in your craft by trying simple techniques based on

Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens

Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & TweensWrittten with a little bit of sass that will appeal to 9 to 14 year olds, Stitch Camp introduces kids to fiber crafts in a way that not only promises success in the present, but opens the potential for a passion for creating that will last a lifetime Each of the six chapters focuses on a different

Couture Sewing Techniques

Couture Sewing TechniquesThe world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right Wrong Fashion historian Claire B Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sewpotter craft amy karol uses her characteristic sense of humor and style to walk novices through every stitch of the sewing process from assembling basic materials and learning techniques to create 30 simple stylish projects that provide instant sewing gratification and confidence trendy modern