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101 Sewing Essential 
Tools & Notions
What they are for and how to use them

Whether a complete novice or a highly skilled sewer, everyone will use a number of different tools and aids to produce their projects. Some tools, such as needles and scissors, are obvious, but other essentials need a bit of explanation on what they are for and how to use them.

 

In 101 Sewing Essentials you will find a very diverse selection of notions and tools along with information on how they are used. For example, there are three very distinct ways to use an iron, (ironing, pressing and moulding) depending on the result you want.

Entries are in alphabetical order making them easy to locate, and with hundreds of colour photos, you will find this 202 page book will quickly become your ‘go to’ source of sewing tool information.

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Sewing Machine Presser Feet
A Supplement to 101 Sewing Essentials

A supplement to the main 101 Sewing Essentials book, this Guide takes you through almost 50 different machine presser feet, clearly indexed, with an explanation of what each foot is used for.

Although most of the time you may use just two or three feet, there are many special feet that will help you with your sewing, creating fancy finishes or just making life a lot easier as you sew.

It is well worth spending some time to find out just what you can do with your machine, and this 40 page booklet will take you along the right path to better sewing.

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9 Steps to Begin Beautiful Patchwork and Quilting

Click here for your own copy of 9 Steps to Begin Beautiful Patchwork and Quilting. This 40-page book introduces complete beginners to these wonderful crafts, while demystifying the jargon and explaining some of the techniques, as well as the basic equipment used.

 

This guide contains clear, easily understood wording and numerous full colour photos. If you are thinking of venturing into the world of patchwork and quilting, here you will find all you need to make the right decisions on how you can move forward and quickly create your own beautiful pieces of textile art.  

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Discover the Amazing World
of Appliqué

Appliqué is an ornamental form of decorative needlework where several layers are joined together. It comes in many different forms, and with hardly any rules. As such, it is a great way to experiment, creating something truly original, and it is easily accessible to both beginners and experienced sewers alike.       

 

Through numerous colour photos, this 68 page book opens the door to a fascinating craft showing what an important role appliqué plays in many cultures around the world.

 

Click here for your own copy, and discover the variety of ways materials are joined together and the exciting results that you can achieve.  Once we receive notification of your payment we will email the PDF for you to download.

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How to Choose the Right Craft for You

Here is a comprehensive guide to 12 of the most popular crafts which clearly explains what each involves, its background and what you can achieve. Topics covered include Patchwork and Quilting, Appliqué, Calligraphy, Lace Making, Jewellery, Soft Pastels, Beading, Drawing and Painting, Embroidery and much more.

 

You will also find many great tips from a range of leading tutors who run short leisure courses to help you decide what appeals to you, along with 63 pages of black and white and full colour illustrations.

  

Whichever crafts catch your eye, this book lets you sort out the right route to take and what your next steps should be to enjoy a great craft experience. And there is even a checklist to help you decide which craft you should start with. Available as a downloadable pdf version (166 pages), click below for your copy of How to Choose the Right Craft for You.

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Oranges and Lemons . . . and Other Citrus Fruit

A potpourri of facts about the origins, history and uses of oranges, lemons and other citrus, much of this book is presented almost in bullet form, making it easy to navigate.  Here is an informative insight into these everyday fruit, from how lemons saved Paris from the plague, oranges in classical paintings can represent either wealth or prostitution, and why menstruating women should be kept out of the orange grove.

This book would make a delightful gift. Or just keep a copy on the side in the kitchen. Then you can dip in to discover yet another fascinating fact about these fruits while waiting for the kettle to boil. You will never look at the humble citrus in the same way again. 

 

Available as a downloadable pdf version or printed book (216 pages), click below for your copy of Oranges and Lemons.

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