Synopses & Reviews
If only every beginner's knitting book was as clear and easy to use as this one! Organized into three broad chapters, starting with patterns that involve knit only, moving on to knit and purl, and culminating in simple color knitting, this complete resource guides you through 17 projects, from a simple scarf to a soft rabbit. Step-by-step sequences integrated into each pattern show exactly what your knitting needles should be doing, while ready-reference foldout flaps mean you never have to let go of your knitting for a moment.
Even aspiring painters who have never before picked up a brush can create beautiful watercolors, thanks to Sarah Hoggettand#39;s fully illustrated step-by-step introduction. From tools and materials, to techniques for mastering color, tone, depth, and perspective, to more than 20 stunning projects featuring still lifes, landscapes, and figures, it takes painting novices all the way to art aficionado.
Become a confident sewer, even if you've never sewn a stitch before! These simple projectsand#8212;more than 20 for you and your homeand#8212;will quickly turn you into an expert. Complete novices can begin with the lavender bag or pretty bunting. Those ready for a small challenge can try curtains or a tunic dress. Day to day, your confidence will grow.
About the Author
As a Senior Commissioning Editor for Crafts, Cheryl Brown spent more than 15 years acquiring bestselling titles for a leading publisher based in England. She has written several books, including children's craft books on Christmas crafts and dressing up. She is currently series editor of the Simplicity sewing titles. Brown lives near Exeter, Devon.