Books

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Stitch Stories

Learn how to record your experiences in sketchbooks, journals, and photographs to create personal narratives that become beautiful stitched-textile pieces.

Stitch Stories

The Art of Whimsical Lettering

The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills.

The Art of Whimsical Lettering

Pigments of Your Imagination

This essential guide for working with alcohol inks includes tips and techniques and more than 50 works from guest artists in an inspiring gallery. Discover how to choose which inks to use for each project and how to experiment with a wide variety of fascinating techniques and tools.

Pigments of Your Imagination

Art Journal Art Journey

Explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps – begin by putting the journal in art journal, then put the art in art journal, finally, explore your creative process.

Art Journal Art Journey

Paintstiks on Fabric

Everything you needed to know about embellishing fabrics with Shiva Paintstiks.

Paintstiks on Fabric

Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation.

Start Where You Are

Art Journal Freedom

Art Journal Color! Art Journal Composition! Art Journal Freedom!

Art Journal Freedom

Storytelling with Collage

Tell your story in paper, fabric, and objects collected from your world.

Storytelling with Collage

Practice You: A Journal

Practice You is a portable sacred sanctuary to record your flashes of insight, find your ground, create and clarify your goals, and bear witness to your own evolution.

Practice You: A Journal

Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books

Bind a book beautifully, with these whimsical and stylish projects.

Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books

The Spoonflower Handbook

Anyone with a computer, an internet connection, and an idea, can design fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap.

The Spoonflower Handbook

The Best of Quilting Arts

Whether you’re making your first art quilt or are a seasoned quilt artist eager to enhance your designs, you’ll find endless instruction and inspiration in The Best of Quilting Arts.

The Best of Quilting Arts

Journal Sparks

Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, this book highlights the many paths into journaling.

Journal Sparks

The Painted Art Journal

Tell your story as only you can, through a series of guided projects that culminate in a beautiful, autobiographical art journal worthy of passing along to future generations.

The Painted Art Journal

Sketchbook Explorations

Embroiderers and textile artists can make the most of their sketchbooks with this practical and inspirational guide to mixed media.

Sketchbook Explorations

Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design

Includes step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both digitally and by hand), a comprehensive section on printing techniques—including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing—and even insider tips for developing a collection and bringing it to the marketplace.

Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design

Embroidered Jewellery

Over 30 innovative techniques are explored, from invaluable technical information on how to calculate sizes to surface embellishment with beads and sequins.

Embroidered Jewellery

Bags with Paper and Stitch

Exploring the art of papermaking, this reference provides instructions on how to transform distinctive papers into unique, one-of-a-kind handbags by using modern crafting techniques.

Bags with Paper and Stitch

Art Journal Courage

Discover the techniques and courage you need to journal bravely.

Art Journal Courage

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