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Romantic Home Sewing : Cottage-Style Projects to Stitch for the HomeTotal Hits - 1847  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
If you long to give your rooms a vintage air and country-cottage appeal, you will love the retro floral prints and timeless designs of Romantic Home Sewing, the perfect guide to creating a handmade, easy elegance in your home. The book offers simple-sew projects to transform every room into the romantic retreat you’ve always wanted.

In this step-by-step guide, Christina Strutt, owner of the popular Cabbages & Roses fabric company, shows readers how to make a wealth of projects for the kitchen and bathroom, sunroom, and bedroom—and for gift giving, as well. A skilled stylist and designer, Strutt demonstrates how to create a look that is personal and unique, but not at all labor intensive. Reusing old fabrics and accessories in new ways allows the vintage and the modern to mingle beautifully—and also saves money and time.

The charming projects highlighted in this delightful illustrated book include crisp linen chair covers, a chic fabric headboard, pretty flower aprons, dreamy voile bed curtains, and soothing scented herbal pillows.

Even if you’ve never sewn a stitch before, Romantic Home Sewing will guide you through each technique for polished results.

If you desire a home filled with hand-finished, personal objects, let Christina Strutt be your guide. The result will be an oasis of comfort, whimsy, and true romanticism.

From the creative talent behind Britain’s beloved Cabbages & Roses vintage-style fabric company, Romantic Home Sewing includes thirty easy-to-sew projects that will transform your home into a warm, lovely tableau of hand-crafted detail. From pillows to aprons, duvet covers to lamp shades, Romantic Home Sewing is the ultimate guide to creating the inviting, charming home you crave—all with your own two hands.
ISBN: 0307345637   Date Published on 11/14/2006
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Home Knits : Luxurious Handknits for Every Room of the House Total Hits - 1498  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Knitters of all levels looking for new ideas need look no further than Suss Cousins’s luxurious, original designs for the home. The unique SoHo-meets-Sweden style that makes her one of the country’s most sought-after knitters and designers is visible in every pattern.

A thoroughly modern designer who has become a leader in the current knitting renaissance, Suss Cousins’s approach is fresh and inspiring. With her one-of-a-kind knack for mixing colors and textures, it’s no surprise Suss has developed a following among hip knitters everywhere. Some of Hollywood’s hottest stars are among her fans, and thousands of knitters know her work through her stores and classes in New York and Los Angeles, her website, and her new yarn line. Now Suss turns her talents to a whole new area (and a subject that’s close to her own heart): knits for the home.

As much a home design book as a knitting guide, Home Knits includes patterns for 30 projects—from pillows and throws to bedspreads and wall hangings. There’s something for everyone here—from the knitting novice to the seasoned expert—and each project is presented as part of an overall design approach, with ideas and inspiration for using handknits to create a warm, inviting space in every room of the house.

Fill your rooms with the luxury, warmth, and style of handknits. Indulge your knitting passion and make your home a soothing haven for family and friends: Suss Cousins’s handknit designs for the home help you create a living space that is personal, original, and luxurious. Keep the mood easy and uncomplicated with soft seat covers, supple mohair throws, and an array of knitted textures in polished cotton, handpainted wool, and even Ultrasuede. From pillows and placemats to rugs, lamp covers, hand towels, and bed canopies, the projects range from clever accessories you can complete in a few hours to unexpected and original pieces to cherish for years to come.

 

ISBN: 0307335917   Date Published on 11/7/2006
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Oh Sew Easy Duvet Covers & Curtains: 15 Projects for Stylish Living Total Hits - 1665  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Stop paying high prices for duvet covers and curtains!

* Super-simple sewing plus great fabrics mean designer results
* Ideal for beginners--complete illustrated how-tos
* Bonus shower curtain project

Everyone who’s ever been horrified by department-store prices on curtains and duvet covers needs this book! It’s packed with easy ways to get those designer looks using favorite fabrics and beginning sewing skills. Six duvet covers, twin through king, plus two dust ruffles and six curtain projects make it easy to coordinate a room or a whole house. Complete, illustrated instructions show how to work with ties, buttons, zippers, linings, header treatments, and more.

ISBN: 1571203583   Date Published on 9/6/2006
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So Easy...Home Sewing : 25 Fabulous Items to Make For Your Home Total Hits - 917  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
So Easy...Home Sewing : 25 Fabulous Items to Make For Your Home (Spiral-bound)
ISBN: 031235925X   Date Published on 9/5/2006
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New Upholstery (Mitchell Beazley Interiors S.) Total Hits - 861  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In eye-capturing style, this essential new guide provides everything do-it-yourselfers, design students, and professionals need to prepare and create beautifully upholstered furniture. Featuring 250 dazzling color photos, it provides the lowdown on scouting the antiques market for perfect furniture; choosing the right tools and materials; and selecting from today’s innovative and vibrant fabrics—including finishes and trimmings, which are often the key to making or breaking a piece. Novice upholsterers learn a range of basic and complex techniques, from stripping back and top stuffing to springing and making cushions. Eighteen easy-to-master projects bring rewarding results, including a striking Arts and Crafts Easy Chair, sumptuous red suede box stool, soft leather ’60s G Plan Chair, sensuous shaped headboard, and elegant 19th-Century sofa.
ISBN: 1840008563   Date Published on 8/28/2006
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Machine Embroidery Room by Room: 30+ Home Decor Projects Total Hits - 1580  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Has crossover appeal among sewers and quilters

Krause Publications is the premier publisher of machine embroidery books, with seven titles generating more than $1.6 million in combined sales

Great value - covers a variety of projects within the book, with designs included in an accompanying CD-ROM

This book inspires readers to tackle a small-scale home make over, one room at a time. Eight rooms, each with a theme and three design groupings for each theme, are featured in this machine embroidery guide and enclosed CD-ROM. The versatility of the designs, give sewers countless options for revitalizing any room. This book includes: *Projects for sewers to add new character to the family room, dining room, patio, sunroom, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom *More than 30 projects embroiderers of all skill levels can use to achieve a new look in any room *Detailed illustrations and more than 75 color photos inspire sewers to make the most of their embroidery machine investment

Great changes start from small improvements, and this book is packed with small improvements any machine embroidery enthusiast can do.

 

ISBN: 089689214X   Date Published on 7/19/2006
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April Cornell at Home: Glorious Prints And Patterns To Decorate And Enhance Your Home Total Hits - 910  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
For many, April Cornell floral prints are quite simply a way of life. Famous for bold prints in vivid colors, devoted fans avidly follow and collect each season's range of tablecloths, napkins, linens, and home accessories. From springtime yellows and summery shades, to even more intense winter hues, April Cornell's fresh, seasonal interpretations have kept customers coming back for more, in the process of catapulting a humble store into a multimillion dollar retail empire, with more than one hundred stores across North America.
ISBN: 0976585189   Date Published on 3/1/2006
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Furniture Fix-Ups : 75 Easy Ideas for New Looks (From Drab to Fab)Total Hits - 826  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Furniture Fix-Ups, the second in the From Drab to Fab series, shows you how to save money and have fun revitalizing old furniture and flea-market finds.

The From Drab to Fab series follows the same philosophy that made Country Sampler Decorating Ideas America's favorite how-to decorating magazine. Like Walls That Wow, the first book in the series, Furniture Fix-Ups starts with the basics and introduces readers to the materials and techniques they'll use to transform furniture pieces. Each chapter covers a different style or technique, and then presents four separate step-by-step projects complete with four-color photos of every part of the process, including before and after photos. Along with the in-depth projects there are also "Quick-Hit projects," offering simple techniques that make a big difference with very little effort.

Furniture Fix-Ups will introduce you to techniques ranging from decoupage to stains and dyes, painted patterns to transferred images. You'll learn to create a crackled paint look, use punched tin to give a cabinet new life, and use stenciling to add interest to an old armoire, plus many more inspiring projects!

The Country Sampler name is a powerhouse in the magazine industry. It's where do-it-yourselfers turn for tips on everything from full-on down-home country looks to a more modern, rustic style of decorating.

Country Sampler Decorating Ideas is America's favorite how-to decorating magazine. It brings readers the best in today's country styles by showcasing innovative projects with simple step-by-step instructions and full-color photography to help readers personalize their homes.

ISBN: 1578602254   Date Published on 1/31/2006
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Heart-To-Home Creations: Comfort Pillow Heartspa Leader's Guide Total Hits - 906  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Heart-to-Home Creations: Comfort Pillow Heartspa Leader's Guide
ISBN: 076442940X   Date Published on 12/1/2005
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Debbie Bliss Home: 27 Hand Knits For LivingTotal Hits - 1544  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
From top knitwear designer Debbie Bliss comes this fabulous new collection of 26 contemporary designs for you and your home, from bags and scarves to throws, cushions, and rugs.

Inspired by three themes—Seaside, Modern Country, and Urban—Debbie Bliss has created stunning garments and home accessories to suit every mood and occasion. Evoking the pleasures of a sunny weekend by the sea, there are cable-stitch cushions for lazing on the sand, a moss-stitch rug for the beach house, and a handy duffel bag for collecting seaside treasures. Debbie's modern country designs conjure the delights of a snug farmhouse kitchen, with slippers, a tea cozy and kettle holder, plus a luxurious throw to warm up cold winter nights. For urban living, there's a funky-chic handbag, a brilliant plaited scarf, and a cool dotted cushion that will add style to any living room. All the patterns are easy to knit and have clear, step-by-step instructions. And with Pia Tryde's stunning photography, this is the ultimate book for Debbie Bliss fans everywhere. Debbie Bliss, former designer for Baby Gap, is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including Special Knits for Babies, Junior Knits, Baby Knits for Beginners, The Baby Knits Book, Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook, How to Knit, and Classic Knits for Kids.

This book is so beautifully presented it should be marketed as a coffee table book. The patterns are really beautiful and very usable around the home. I really enjoyed making some of the items, and the patterns were easy to follow. The wool recommended was very expensive, but I managed to interchange with little problem. I would recommend this book.

ISBN: 1570763038   Date Published on 10/1/2005

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