What should you get for your beginner crafter or quilter? We've put together selections from Beginner Crafter, Embroider, Sewist, and Quilter to help you check everyone off your list! If you’re looking to stay within your budget, we have you covered with gifts under $30, $20, and $10!
For the Beginner Crafter
Begin with the basics and learn tools, materials, and basic knotting techniques for fiber arts, and then move onto making beautiful projects. From macramé feathers to rope-wrapped rainbows and an elaborate wallhanging, readers will find easy-to-follow instructions for popular projects with trend-forward designs. Each project includes step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions.
Aimed at beginners, the book starts with an overview of basic techniques and then progresses to simple lessons for making flowers, plants, leaves, and branches. Each lesson comes with a detailed reference photograph, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and a pattern. Once the lessons are complete, the reader can progress onto a series of beautifully-designed projects (featuring the plants and flowers previously practiced).
For the Beginner Embroider
Bring a pop of color to traditional Sashiko stitching! Make 23 different projects with your choice of colorful thread and project surface to create something unique to you. Projects include totes, bags, purses, towels, table decor, picnic cloths, and more! Originally published in Japan from Boutique-sha Editorial, each project values the traditional art of Sashiko while bringing a brand new twist to the designs.
Create one-of-a-kind embroidery art using simple techniques! Best-selling author Aimee Ray of Doodle Stitching's fame is back with the fresh motifs and contemporary inspiration her fans have come to love. With Aimee’s help, you’ll move beyond the pattern to reflect your artistic self—making hoop framed embroidery art, decorative keepsakes, pillows, patches, charms, and fabric scrapbooks. With 20 projects to personalize, Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art will intrigue both beginners and seasoned embroiderers.
For the Beginner Sewist
This mini pocket guide is packed with mega information curated for sewing beginners! Once you’ve found your perfect pattern, use this guide to lead you through the sewing process to answer all of your questions along the way. Best-selling author Annabel Wrigley shares the fundamental basics on how to get started sewing, as well as information on fabrics, rotary cutters, templates, fusible interfacing, and so much more.
Delve into the world of quilts, fabrics, and bowl-making! Take quilt blocks and bring them into the three-dimensional space as tasteful, modern bowls. Kirsten Fisher shares her unique artistic vision and instructions on how you can take any piece of fabric and reinvent it using the design of your choice.
For the Beginner Quilter
Take wool appliqué and make it bright, bold, and modern. Contemporary quilters can now experience the joy and satisfaction of working with wool and traditional quilt blocks and techniques, but with a fresh twist on color combination and design choices. These 12 projects are made with beginners in mind and include helpful step-by-step commentary. Beautiful, forgiving, mobile, satisfying, a few of our favorite things about wool hand appliqué projects.
Embrace your inner cat lady with contemporary cat-themed projects! Play with texture and style to create 16 unique projects from bags and decor to 7 different patchwork quilts. Each project includes step-by-step instructions guiding stitchers on various techniques, from foundation paper piecing to free-motion embroidery. Also, learn how to play with different substrates such as cotton, linen, wool, wool-blended felt, denim, vinyl, and repurposed clothing.