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A more crafty and less destructive form of graffiti is taking over the streets and in the book Yarn Bombing, Mandy Moore & Leanne Parin explore the new art of guerilla knitting and crochet.

Exploring knit graffiti across the streets and meeting the people behind the yarn, discover how the movement started and see examples of yarn bombing in action. Once you've been inspired to give it a go for yourself, learn everything you need to know from measuring and blocking to gathering your crew and stitching projects such as Monster Feet, a Knitted Tulip and a Treesweater.

Grab your sticks and give the streets a taste of your own yarn bombing!

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Arsenal Pulp Press »

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Cath Kidston is back with her third book, Stitch! dedicated to the traditional and kitsch craft of needlepoint and cross-stitch.

The perfect way to add a touch of vintage chic to your home, the book features 30 exclusive Cath Kidston designs along with all the stitch techniques you need. Create your own Spot Cushion, Spray Clutch Bag, Union Jack Cushion, Stanley Pencil Case, Motif Badges, Provence Rose Pincushion, Stripe Rug and Spot Tea Cosy.

The book comes complete with all the materials you need to make an adorable garden flowers purse, so you're only a few pages away from your first needlepoint project.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Quadrille »

Quadrille will also be releasing Mini Sew! which comes out in February, so keep an eye out for it.

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Crochet an adorable snowman for your Christmas tree.

Check out the how-to from Roxycraft »

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Textile designer Laura Wilhelm will teach you everything you need to know about Stylish Sewing in her new book, which includes 35 easy-to-follow projects for all the family.

With all the instructions you need to create a stylish and comfortable living space, learn how to create a variety of furnishings, home accessories, toys, and closes. Sew a Comfortable Floor Cushion, Camera Case, Summery Strawberry Bag, Fabulous Patchwork Quilt, Patterned Tidy, Decorative Table Runner and a Fashionable Apron.

Complete with all the fold-out patterns you need, it's never been easier to decorate your home and yourself with fresh, contemporary designs.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Search Press now »

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Welcome your guests with a gorgeous Christmas wreath on the door.

Check out the how-to from Nini Makes »

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With such fast paced lifestyles, us girls can get a bit lazy when it comes to our make-up, opting for the same look day after day. Express Makeup by Rae Morris offers quick options for creating some fresh faced new looks.

With everything you need to know about foundation, eyebrows, lips and eye makeup, learn how-to create fantastic new looks in minutes. Create a Natural Glamour look, get Lush with Blush, create some Fresco Chic eyes, look Pretty In Pink, exaggerate with Killer Onyx and sparkle with Midnight Metals.

With step-by-step instructions, it's time to raid your make-up bag and pick out some new colours to give yourself a hot new makeover.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Apple Press now »

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Perfect for all you dollar divas, create a DIY tin advent calendar.

Check out the how-to from InspireMe Crafts now »

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Cupcakes are the perfect nibble for any occasion and with Jennie Milsom's Cupcake Heaven you'll be able to bake your way to cloud 9.

With hundreds of divine recipes to take you to baking heaven it's time to indulge your sweet tooth with choco-orange, lemon meringue, rocky road, and praline truffle cupcakes or go savoury with pea & ham, sweetcorn & bacon, potato, and aubergine caviar cupcakes.

Tempt yourself with a fresh batch of delicious cupcakes which are sure to send you all the way to cupcake heaven.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Apple Press now »

(Images courtesy of Quintet Publishing)


This promises to be the easiest Christmas Stocking to make ever. Hurry up and make yours in time for santa!

Check out the how-to from Nini Makes »

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It's the time of year to hunt out your winter wardrobe, and if last year's sweaters aren't looking as chic as you remember, Sweater Surgery by Stefanie Girard will teach you how to chop, snip and sew them in to fabulous new accessories.

Learn how to chop, felt, and stitch old sweaters in to a variety of clothes, accessories and jewellery, such as a Jujube Necklace, Color-Me-Happy Striped Purse, Snow White Scarf, Toe Tappin' Booties, and a Hoot-Toot the Owl plushie.

You can't usually find sweater fabric you can buy by the yard, so grab this opportunity to take your old clothing under the knife and give them new life!

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Quarry Books now »

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