Kathryn White
Irish Crochet (Annie’s Attic: Crochet)

Techniques for creating eight classic Irish lace designs are the basis of this crafter’s guide. The fancy projects in this collection include Annabella Bridal Necklave, Irish Crochet Combs, Ring Bearer Pillow, Irish Isle Doily, Irish Rover Scarf, Tripoly Doily, April Morn Shawl, and Irish Whisper Doily. All patterns use sizes 10 or 20 thread, size five pearl cotton, and light worsted weight yarn.

Mei Li Lee
Hello Kitty Crochet: Supercute Amigurumi Patterns for Sanrio Friends

Hello Kitty Crochet is all about cute: the whimsical world of Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends meets the Japanese art of amigurumi, or crocheted dolls. With easy-to-make patterns for adorable characters and accessories, Hello Kitty Crochet allows you to make all your favorites, new and old, from Badtz-Maru and My Melody to Pekkle, Purin, and Little Twin Stars. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or have never picked up a hook, you’ll find helpful tips and how-tos for creating kawaii crafts. It’s the perfect way for crafters and cuteness lovers alike to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Japan’s most famous kitty.

Rita Verroca
Baltimore Album of Roses: Elegant Motifs to Mix & Match Step-by-Step TechniquesAppliqué, Embroidery, Inking, Trapunto

Hand stitch an intricate garden of flowers with renowned Baltimore Album teacher Rita Verroca. Study award-winning techniques in this detailed guide to appliqué, embroidery, inking, and trapunto. Five exquisite Baltimore Album quilts invite you to create your own masterpiece. Each pattern comes with variations to mix and match, plus helpful color and fabric suggestions. Connect to your quilting roots as you pay tribute to the time-honored style that has fascinated two centuries of stitchers.

Angela Pierce
Soap Making Recipes: Soap Making for Beginners

Soap is very essential in people’s lives as this is used for personal hygiene which leads to and contributes to perfect health and a germ-protected body. Like other things, soap also undergoes a process before it became useful for whatever your purpose is.

This process is called the soap making process and this refers to the act of making soap which may entail manual process or machine process. There are lots of benefits with the soap making process especially when you make soap on your own and one is the fact that it makes a good hobby.

Since you are making your own soap, there is a feeling of satisfaction on your part brought about by your ability and success in making something useful out of your spare time.

Becky Meverden
Elegant Knotted Jewelry: Techniques and Projects Using Maedeup

Explore Maedeup, the ancient art of Korean knotting.

Now you can discover the beautiful, traditional craft of maedeup, as you create gorgeous jewelry projects using colorful cording and beads. Author Becky Meverden first shows you how to create the knots themselves, then how to use them in projects from a simple pair of knotted earrings to an intricate dragonfly necklace and a modern wire plus cord watch.

Elegant Knotted Jewelry includes everything you’ll need to know to create your own maedeup jewelry:

Step-by-step instructions that guide you through tying 10 traditional Korean knots
30 beautiful, elegant projects incorporating the techniques you’ve learned, updating this traditional art for the 21st Century
Tips on designing and planning your own original maedeup jewelry—information on everything from how to calculate the amount of cording you’ll need to how to tighten the knots
Insight into the history and culture behind the craft
Whether you’re a knowledgeable knot crafter or new to knots, Elegant Knotted Jewelry will inspire you to explore the world of Korean knots and create beautiful maedeup jewelry.

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