Monday, October 28, 2013

Fantastic New Craft Books!

Loads of lovely new and inspiring books are here! Falltime is the best time to get cozy with a new craft book and get started on something new. Here are some new favorite books on our shelf:

1) Mollie Makes Woodland Friends The folks at Mollie Makes are always inspiring with their darling style and simple crafts. The new Woodlands Friends book covers adorable projects in everything from felting, sewing, embroidery and crochet for sweet forest themed toys, accessories and home decor. It's pretty darned cute.

2) Kelbourne Woolens Baby Collection by Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley. The ladies of Kelbourne Woolens have created the most adorable baby knits collection of all time. Need we say more? These precious patterns are all knit in soft and dreamy Fibre Company yarns, sure to make babies smile and adults coo at their cuteness.

3) The New Crochet by Marion Madel. This beginner crochet book walks you though the basics of crochet, and also includes plenty of projects for simple, and fashionable projects with beautiful photographed illustrations throughout.

4) The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes. Yarn connoisseur and author of The Knitters Book of Wool and The Knitters Book of Yarn, Clara shares her life stories alongside a healthy dose of wool musings. This is a book to get cozy with.

5) Patternmaking for Menswear by Gareth Kershaw. This is a thorough book for anyone looking to understand, sew, and draft men's patterns. Plackets, sleeve shapes, cuffs and colars - nothing is left un-touched in this epic tome. This resource book will be a welcome addition to any serious sewist's library.

6) The Knitster by Robbie Dulaney. All the patterns in this book are unisex for the fashion-forward man or woman. Sweaters, cardigans, hats, mittens and scarves as well as some cute and quick home accessories.

7) Clothing for Everyday Wear by Yoshiko Tsukiori. The trend of re-releasing Japanese sewing books in English is one we are on-board with. The newest addition to our English library is Clothing for Everyday Wear, a volume of  the Stylish Dress book. These books are chock-full of beautiful and simple patterns and inspiring photography and styling.

8) The Field Guide to Fleece by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius. A couple of years ago, Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius released the beautiful tome, Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, our go-to reference for all things wool, sheep and fiber. Now, they have condensed the most pertinent information into a handy volume perfect for keeping next to your desk or in your bag for easy access. This slim volume packs tons of info on the fiber of 100 sheep breeds - including full color photos of both sheep and fiber staples.

9) Sewing for all Seasons by Susan Beal. We love living seasonally and Susan Beal's newest book captures this ethos perfectly. Sewing for all Seasons includes projects and instructions for home goods and accessories. Sew up a fall wool patchwork throw, Christmas stocking ornaments, or a springtime gardening apron - there is something for everyone!

See you soon!

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