Contemporary Kogin-zashi: Modern sashiko beyond filling in the gaps
Our newest book, Contemporary Kogin-zashi is truly an example of us following our creative chaos. What started with an internet search for the history of a quilting technique resulted in our last book, Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Perfection and continues with this study of kogin-zashi. We can't wait to share this exploration of kogin with you and see your own interpretation of our project designs. Order your copy today, then keep an eye on our classes page for upcoming kogin workshops so you can be ready to stitch when your copy arrives!
Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection
Fall in love with boro & sashiko stitching.
Combine hand stitches to create dramatic, unique designs and learn to embrace imperfection, admiring the utilitarian beauty of every stitch. Shannon and Jason invite you to try your hand at boro, the traditional Japanese art of mending and quilting, and more than 30 authentic sashiko designs. Stitching lessons are true to tradition, inspired by historical works by Japanese masters. This guide in sashiko and boro includes patterns, stitch how-tos, and needle-threading and knotting tips. Put your handwork to good use with 9 contemporary projects like a sashiko sampler wall hanging, reversible knot bag, or a kimono-inspired jacket! With step-by-step instructions, even beginners can embrace the art of visible mending.
Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style - Lark Crafts Publishing
Designer Crochet is your source for sophisticated and figure-flattering garments with great drape and shape. Using lightweight yarns and a beautiful variety of stitch patterns and motifs, you'll create jackets and cardigans, a layering tank and a floor-sweeping skirt, a convertible vest/wrap and matching winter accessory set, and more, with every design built to flatter most body types. Beginner crocheters can learn the basics using easy-to-follow tutorials while advanced crocheters will enjoy mastering special techniques. This is a complete wardrobe in a single book for sizes small through 5X.
Crochet Geometry: Geometric Patterns to Fit and Flatter - Lark Crafts Publishing
Crocheters in search of sophisticated designs will find what they’re looking for in this chic, contemporary collection. Sixteen patterns include sweaters, pullovers, boleros, and other stylish garments, all beginning with simple geometric shapes. A circle becomes a cardigan, four rectangles turn into a vest, and two triangles transform into a poncho. A superb basics section, with the clear, accessible details that have made Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby a renowned world-class teacher, will help even beginners master the skills needed to create these stunning items.
Filled with step-by-step photography throughout for an easy-to-follow and fully visual experience, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch--and will keep you crocheting as you gain experience! The Complete Crochet Course explains all the tools, materials, and techniques you need, from choosing a hook and yarn to seaming, working in the round, handling specialty stitches, and adding details. Ten patterns are perfectly designed for novices eager to complete their first projects, while intermediates can enjoy mastering even more advanced skills.