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The scrap craft project book
Wheeler, Nicki.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, 1998.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TT699 .W454 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Gather that bundle of fabric scraps, and get ready to stitch, embroider, applique, and quilt. This combination of simple sewing techniques and throwaway remnants adds up to inexpensive, clever, and practical things to use throughout your household. Each project takes a color or motif as a theme, and is illustrated with a beautiful color photograph, plus templates and patterns, information on fabrics, and instructions on techniques and stitches. Fashion a sunflower tea cosy or place mats out of an old woolen blanket. Crazy cats, cut out of cotton, make purr-fect doorstops and pictures. Have an old coat hanger, buttons, and material? Then you've got a peg or laundry bag. Try super "Tex Mex" shopping bags, a sweetcorn apron, cactus computer cover, and herb bags with corn and chile peppers. Plus: ideas for cards, invitations, keepsakes, picnic sets, and so many other fabulous items!

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Booklist Review

All too often, scrap-craft books simply generate more scrap--projects not necessarily intended to go straight to the trash heap but rather to use up or make do. Here, British stitcher Wheeler (author of Animals in Cross Stitch and Four Seasons in Cross Stitch) thinks up and sets forth utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing home accessories--whether a baby's mobile or a Tex-Mex shopping bag. The motifs are simply styled, adorned by enough embroidery to intrigue but not overwhelm. More than 100 items are grouped into more than 20 themes, all of which can easily be transposed. Instructions are aimed at beginners, with plenty of color photographs, and templates and patterns to trace. Elementary, yes, but great style. --Barbara Jacobs