Star Struck Quilts: Dazzling Diamonds & Traditional Blocks - 13 Skill-Building Projects
Return to Book Page. Paperback , 95 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Star Struck Quilts , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 29, Tonya rated it it was amazing. Barbara does such a nice job of explaining each step. She has taken the time to write patterns that build on one another so that by the time you have worked through the book you have the confidence to make complex patterns.
A fun element of Life Lessons is added through out the book as well. Barbara is a Mennonite and she uses lessons from her upbringing to add a little something not found in other quilt books. We will be working through this book on my Quilt blog starting in Feb Jun 05, Jocelynne Broderick marked it as crafts Shelves: Not going to rate it cuz I just flipped through it, but definitely one I will turn to when I wasn't to learn to do a Lone Star quilt. Linda Mclaren rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Felicear rated it really liked it Aug 14, Stephanie rated it really liked it Jan 05, Jacqueline rated it liked it Nov 09, Becky rated it did not like it Jan 22, Lisa Brimhall rated it really liked it Mar 10, Gert Raalten rated it liked it Oct 18, Stockfish rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Woodseli rated it it was ok Jan 21, Katequilt added it Jan 11, Melissa marked it as to-read Sep 12, In this book, the follow-up to the first Knit Noro book, 30 accessories or smalls, consuming only a few skeins of expensive yarn dominate.
Patterns and techniques are contemporary, whether brioche or entrelac, felted or cabled, as are the actual wearables. Color photographs mesmerize; instructions and charts, wherever necessary are crystal clear to experienced knitters. Knitters will be eager to start and delighted to finish each project that includes skirts, jackets, tank tops, pullovers, and accessories. An excellent showcase of texture, lace, and unusual pattern construction, each project is inspired by current and vintage fashion and the mathematical aspect of design.
Featuring projects for every season, skill level, time commitment, and occasion, each collection is full of elegant finishing and the kind of impeccable detail that makes transforms each piece into a classic. This manual, packed to the brim with timeless yet fashionable patterns, also features beautiful photographs that highlight the detail and feminine silhouettes of each finished piece. This collection of crochet projects has that vibe: Palanjian former deputy editor, ReadyMade magazine collects projects that are pretty in a retro-hipster way and generally easy enough for beginners.
VERDICT Some of the projects are stunning, especially the crocheted necklaces, but others are just odd-like the crocheted net-covered river rock, which supposedly helps us remember our connection to nature. Crocheters who enjoy vintage-inspired designs may appreciate this collection. While the first two books focused on techniques for customizing top-down sweaters, this one showcases the ever-popular quick-knits: Also included are formulas for knitting all types of accessories without a pattern, using a single body measurement as a starting point. In true Custom Knits style, Bernard encourages knitters to unleash their inner designer every step of the way.
This follow-up to 60 Quick Baby Knits gives budget-minded knitters 60 more inexpensive, time-saving ways to create fabulous baby fashions. Babes in the wool: While most publications offer drab and unattractive patterns to knit the same old dolls again and again, this book takes the knitted doll subject to a whole new level. You can choose from 3 types of dolls to knit with 9 different examples offered in the book.
Each one is with her own contemporary and fun wardrobe which you can mix and match as you please. As long as you can knit, purl, increase and decrease, you will be able to knit as many dolls as you like with accompanying garments such as bikinis, skirts, tops, sweaters, scarves, pants, slippers and ballet shoes, coats, hats and handbags.
The best of knit along with Debbie Macomber: Most of the projects require only basic knitting skills, but a few include simple lace, cable, or color-work techniques directions are included. A brief stitch dictionary and a guide to knitting techniques round out the package. The Perspective Daisy has multi-layers of petals, popping right out at you. The Van Wyk Rose is an unusual rose interpretation and a definite eye catcher.
The Samarkand Sunflower is a crazy, ameba-like creation. The Poinsettia is another multi-layered sensation. Then there is an adorable Pinecone, Curlicue Sprays and numerous international designs to add to your garden. Suzann Thompson shows how to combine all your favourite flowers, leaves, butterflies, etc. It also provides inspiration and artwork for designers, crafters and artists of all kinds. The motifs includes animals, birds, flowers and plants patterns borders and much more. It is full of tips and information for making the process as easy as possible. It is a brilliant idea to include ready to use stencils as you can get started immediately.
Also the service you get if you need to order from The Stencil Library is very good and they are happy to send them abroad. Specially designed to drape across the foot of the bed, each stunning bed runner offers a quick and beautiful way to decorate. Includes many two-sided designs for added versatility—change the look of a bedroom with the simple flip of a quilt. Offers a variety of sets to suit your mood: Inspires quilters to experiment with new ideas and techniques on smaller projects.
Take a look at this glorious range of fresh ideas and decorating schemes featured in this selection of craft books. Choose from modern and traditional quilt projects to timeless knitting patterns and draw inspiration from a do-it-yourself guide how to enrich the character of your home with individual panache.
This book beautifully showcases the modern quilt aesthetic.
The quilts vary in size, but I think for quilters with some experience it will be easy enough to make them larger or smaller if you want. Her color choices are beautiful, and the patterns would still look great with some prints swapped in, and still maintain the modern look. I look forward to working though the rest of the quilts.
Star Struck Quilts : Dazzling Diamonds & Traditional Blocks * 13 Skill-Building Projects
Barbara shares many valuable life lessons and shows you how to achieve the fine workmanship found in the quilts made in her Mennonite community. They also decorated their otherwise plain barns with hex signs serving as talismans or as purely exuberant decoration. A decade ago, an enterprising Ohioan combined these traditions and mounted outsize quilt patterns in bright colors on old barns. Others quickly followed suit, and now many Midwestern and Eastern states have quilt trails that tourists pursue in outdoor museums of folk art.
Parron and Groves have documented these trails with full-color photographs that show how imaginative many artists have become, incorporating butterflies, horses, flags, and other natural and man-made designs within the more abstract geometries of traditional barn quilts. Like a cup of tea in the afternoon — an instant pick-me-up! Every page is simply drenched in gorgeous visuals and the projects are little treasures, full of charmingly thought out details.
Photography is uncluttered and seductive and the patterns all look to be straightforward, most easy enough for beginners. Some of the favourite projects are: The shape of this hood is super flattering, the pattern has sufficient detail to be interesting but easy enough to be a relaxing knit — especially in the suggested cashmere yarn. It will be perfect for winter to wear outdoors as a hood or indoors as a cowl.
The Tweed Hat and Scarf: Men prefer very simple knits — this is the perfect set. A lovely design, easy knitting, perfect size and shape — and a collar!
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At long last, felted slippers with a sexy shape. Ohrenstein guides readers through making sweaters that fit, deflating common fears along the way. This is not for beginners but, rather, for crocheters who want to take their craft to the next level in combining creativity with technical construction. Included are 10 sweater designs with alterations. Each pattern includes discussion of technique and lessons, with emphasis on understanding how the garment is put together and including helpful side notes. A pincushion, like any other piece of equipment, should be fit for purpose and the filling is important too!
Work with a range of materials including seed beads, buttons, ticking, felt and ribbon and check out the various techniques and templates. Living in a nutshell: The homemade home for children: The design work that Sania Pell has created is something so precious you would want to do if just for a special keepsake.
Satisfy your creative urge and experiment with new ideas and tips for making fabulous handmade gifts and home projects, without emptying your wallet! Get creative and have fun! The book is organized into three sections: They are well done and very realistic looking. The last section shows 7 projects. Perfect for people who love the sea, or live by water and would like to do some cute decorating, or for those who just want to create novel knitted or crocheted items.
Ed is the explorer who goes for an adventurer and meets knitted animals along the way. The Venetian glass bead: The projects are all built around those gorgeous little bits of glass art from Venice. This is part reference book and part project book. It is a treat for people who want to know a little more about Venetian glass and wonderful for beginning beaders who want to do trendy boutique style pieces.
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The introduction includes some history of Venice with gorgeous color photos, as well as information about how the beads are made using old traditional methods. There is also a short bibliography of suggested books for more in depth information. Then into the projects, which are well explained. The pieces use the bright colors and finishes of the beads as the focus. For the most part, they are trendy fashion pieces that would make wonderful gifts. Interspersed with the projects are more photographs of Venice with more information about the region.
The chapter Stitch Smarts, which covers everything from the blind hem stitch to the little-known prick stitch, is particularly outstanding. Roach also presents a few patterns, most from other crafters, that provide inspiration towards more mending, less discarding of torn clothing. With the exception of the odd placement of two projects before instructions on the stitches required to make them, the book unfolds in an accessible manner; great layout and lovely photos provide eye candy.
This is the rare sewing book that will be pulled off the shelf for reference again and again. Full color photos and illustrations, 13 patterns.
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She uses a lot of leather in her designs, and machine stitches with a heavy needle.