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|A-Z of Smocking
A complete manual for the beginner, through to the advanced smocker. Over 1000 clear step-by-step colour photographs.
Price £22.99 + £3.00 p&p
|A-Z of Sewing for Smockers
This book is just what smockers have been waiting for. Most of us find that, having completed a beautiful piece of smocking, the assembling into a garment becomes a challenge fraught with difficulties. This book guides us through all the techniques needed to complete a beautiful garment, making it all so easy. The 580 step-by-step photographs with instructions are clear to follow and the tips from experts are invaluable.
The General Information section covers useful advice on which machine needles to use for specific fabric plus all sewing accessories. There is a whole section on fabrics with a full description of each type and advice for smocking. A fabric requirements table from ages 3 months to 10 years is also useful. Helpful information is given on interfacing, interlining, machine threads, patterns and how to use them.
The Techniques Section guides us through gathering on a sewing machine and with a Smocking Pleater. It also covers blocking and shaping with a special section for bishop garments. Heirloom sewing covers all aspects of lace application and there is a helpful guide on making and attaching fine piping, which offers a perfect finishing detail.
The Construction Section covers attaching
smocking to a yoke, armholes and sleeves, button bands, collars
and necklines, fasteners, hems, inserts, linings, plackets, sashes, belts
Price: £22.99 + £3.00 p&p
A-Z of Sewing
Covers all you need to
know to create beautiful garments: sewing machine basics, working with
Perfect Party Dresses
This inspirational book includes 12 glorious dress + 3 petticoats multi-size patterns in sizes 2-10 years with full instructions
136 pages in soft cover
Price: £25.99 + £3.00 p&p
- The Children's Corner
This beginners' guide to basic stitches and variations also includes sundress (sizes 1-8) and square yoke (sizes 1-6) patterns PLUS 9 smocking designs illustrated in colour - 47 pages
Price: £12.50 + £1.50 p&p
This beautiful book includes nine bishop style (round yoke) dresses designs in sizes newborn-6 years and two lift out pattern sheets with multi size patterns. There are instructions for preparation, pleating, smocking & embroidery, heirloom techniques and construction, with 225 step-by-step photographs, over 96 pages.
Price: £15.99 + £3.00 p&p
EMBROIDERED CHRISTENING GOWNS
Another wonderfully presented book to add to the home library.
Within the pages of this beautifully photographed book are eight unique and exquisite garments, perfect for Christening, naming or blessing celebrations. There is something for all tastes from sheer simplicity to gowns dripping with lace and embroidery. Excellent clear instructions and step by step photography bring these wonderful projects within the grasp of all sewing enthusiasts, whatever their level of expertise.
Price: £28.99 + £3.00 p&p
Features a 4 block quilt, cushion and cloth doll.
A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2
This is the most
comprehensive guide to
145 new stitches, fully illustrated with
step by step photographs and instructions.
144 pages Price £17.99 + £3.00 p&p1st edition copy is available for £10.00
A-Z of Needlepoint
This spiral bound book includes over 1200 step-by-step photographs with simple instructions for over 65 different stitches, including the most popular and commonly known, tent stitch and cross stitch. There is up-to-date information about the fabric, threads and tools you will need, and dozens of interesting hints and titbits about canvas work, petit point and all other forms of needlepoint.
Original Price £14.99 now reduced to £8.00 + £3.00 p&p
Needlecraft 5 SMOCKING
This booklet covers pleating, stitches, North American Smocking + template with instructions & diagrams suitable for cushions
31 pagesPrice: £1.00 + £2.00 p&p
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