Book Club: November

Book Club - November

A Bit of Appliqué: Easy Projects with Modern Flair

By Amy Struckmeyer

$26.99, Martingale 

Express yourself with 17 stylish projects–quilts, bags, pillows, and wearable items–featuring easy applique and other embellishments. You’ll love these simple, sophisticated patterns featuring bold, graphic fabrics and straightforward applique techniques. Rely on clear illustrations, beginner-friendly instructions, and included templates to finish projects successfully.

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Beyond Cotton: Stamp, Print, Dye & Paint

By Krista Fleckenstein

$27.95, Lucky Spool

Beyond Cotton will take modern makers beyond the world of commercially available fabrics by encouraging readers to work with different, but readily available materials like leather, rivets, and industrial-grade felt. Readers will stitch up 19 designer projects while experimenting with ways to stamp, print, paint, dye, and embellish fabrics to use for unique projects to gift and keep.

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Handcrafted Metal Findings: 30 Creative Jewelry Components

By Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson

$24.99, Interweave

Learn to make 30 unique metal findings created with wire, sheet metal, or a mix of both. And best of all, the projects in this book require only basic jewelry making skills – all of which are shown in clear step-by-step photos. You’ll learn how to hole punch, dap, hammer, texture with stamps and tools, and patina your handcrafted metal components.

Buy the book here.

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