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Crafts & Hobby Books - 2020 Bestsellers

Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781419735318
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Published: Abrams Press - October 1st, 2019

A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way 

Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mi


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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781419747656
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Published: Abrams Press - October 20th, 2020

A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard 

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of se


Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603586634
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - November 19th, 2019

A new "farm-to-closet" vision for the clothes we wear--by a leader in the movement for local textile economies


A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419732904
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Published: Abrams Press - September 11th, 2018

A new, addictive-to-read collection of essays and stories celebrating yarn—specifically, the knitter’s reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what’s lovingly referred to as a “stash.” The pieces in this collection span from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical, in a celebration of the how, why, when, and what of


Embroidered Wild Flowers: Patterns Inspired by Field and Forest (Make Good: Japanese Craft Style) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781611808018
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Published: Roost Books - March 24th, 2020

From dandelions and violets to mushrooms and autumn leaves, this collection of embroidery motifs is inspired by nature walks.


Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects.


Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419729263
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Published: Abrams - April 24th, 2018

Vibrant color and rich textures abound in Hoop Dreams, a stylish embroidery guide for the modern maker. Author Cristin Morgan of Marigold + Mars outlines the basics of 10 classic embroidery stitches and then teaches you how to use them to create 20 beautiful and practical projects for hoops, for the home, and to wear.


Macramé at Home: Add Boho-Chic Charm to Every Room with 20 Projects for Stunning Plant Hangers, Wall Art, Pillows and More Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781624145285
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Published: Page Street Publishing - April 17th, 2018

Handmade Woven Art for Beginners & Beyond


The Knitting Answer Book, 2nd Edition: Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781612124049
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - January 27th, 2015

With expert answers to scores of new knitting questions, Margaret Radcliffe’s classic guide is better than ever. You’ll find a wide assortment of cast ons and bind offs, techniques for beading and knitting backwards, tips for knitting in the round, and strategies for measuring tricky fabrics.


Outlander Knitting: The Official Book of 20 Knits Inspired by the Hit Series Cover Image
By Kate Atherley (Editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593138205
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 27th, 2020

Feel the magic of Outlander at your fingertips with this officially licensed book of knitting: twenty patterns inspired by the hit series from STARZ and Sony Pictures Television, based on Diana Gabaldon's bestselling novels.
 


55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781570769597
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Published: Trafalgar Square Books - September 15th, 2019

Make your holidays merry with classic knitted Christmas balls from Arne & Carlos

For nearly twenty years, Scandinavian knitting sensations Arne & Carlos have been delighting crafters around the world, using their unique sense of style to translate traditional Scandinavian designs into quirky, colorful, and endlessly fun projects of all kinds.


Mend & Patch: A Handbook to Repairing Clothes and Textiles Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781911624936
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Published: Pavilion - October 1st, 2019

Learn how to take care of your clothes by mending, patching, and repairing them, so you can extend the life of your most treasured garments.


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