Handmade for Christmas: Easy Crafts and Creative Ideas for Sewing, Stitching, Papercraft, Knitting, and Crochet

Handmade for Christmas: Easy Crafts and Creative Ideas for Sewing, Stitching, Papercraft, Knitting, and Crochet

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By (author) Future Publishing Limited, Contributions by Debbie Bliss, Contributions by Helen Philipps, Contributions by Angela Poole, Contributions by Maria Diaz, Contributions by Joanna Heptinstall, Contributions by Zoe Patching, Contributions by Abigail Barker, Contributions by Jacqui Harding, Contributions by Anette Ericksson

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  • Publisher: Design Originals
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 8mm | 404g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1574215086
  • ISBN 13: 9781574215083
  • Sales rank: 162,881

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Handmade for Christmas is packed with creative ideas for a truly wonderful handcrafted Christmas. Readers will discover hundreds of inspiring ideas for making beautiful decorations for the home, tasty treats for guests, and gifts for family and friends. Eighteen imaginative craft projects are provided for knitting, papercraft, stitching, baking, and sewing. Designs are included from celebrity designers like Helen Philipps, Debbie Bliss, Maria Diaz, Barri Sue Gaudet, Felicity Hall, Joanna Heptinstall, Jacqui Harding, Belinda Boaden, and more. Simple, quick and easy steps and clever tips show how to achieve festive looks for every room with bunting, baubles, decorations, table settings, cards, gift tags, wrappings, and much more. The authors offer great ideas for creating a white Christmas indoors, achieving a trendy Scandinavian color scheme, and adding retro charm by mixing vintage prints with modern embellishments. This wonderful collection of ideas and projects will keep crafters busy throughout the festive season and beyond.

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Contributors: Debbie Bliss, former designer for Baby Gap, is best known for designing knitwear patterns for children. She is a bestselling author of over 35 knitting books and 20 knitting pattern booklets. She has her own magazine, Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine, and a line of her own yarns. Helen Philipps has created many original designs for popular stitching magazines and has authored numerous books, including "Simple Sewn Gifts, Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch, "and" Pretty Patchwork Gifts." She writes a popular craft blog, helenphilipps.blogspot.co.uk. Angela Poole creates beautiful, stylized designs for both cross stitch and papercraft, and she's a whiz with charting software. She regularly designs for CrossStitcher Magazine and she's a full-time Creative Editor on Papercraft Inspriations. Maria Diaz is the author of 7 cross stitch books and has created hundreds of cross stitch designs. She worked for DMC Creative, the world's largest supplier of needlework supplies, as DMC's first in-house designer. She later moved to London and landed a contract as specialist needlecraft consultant with Eaglemoss Publications. Anette Ericksson is an accomplished and innovative designer who has enjoyed world wide success and recognition. In 2005 Annete won the British Interior Designer Award for outstanding design. Her success continued with her kit range for cross stitch and tapestry adorning the shelves of Liberty London. Felicity Hall studied textiles and fine art painting in college. She started doing needlepoint design in 2009 and soon discovered a gap in the market for printed needlepoint kits that had a contemporary edge and that would be interesting to stitch. Her designs can be found regularly in "CrossStitcher" magazine and online. Belinda Boaden works for various ready-to-wear clients for both women and men as well as producing designs for "The Knitter" magazine. She is the author of "The Scrumptious Baby Collection" and "The Scrumptious Collection Volume 2."

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Christmastime is a great time to try out a new craft or to brush up on old skills. Giving handmade gifts tells your loved ones that you care enough to spend time making them something special. Handmade Christmas is packed with creative ideas for handcrafted merrymaking. This wonderful collection of ideas and projects will keep you crafting throughout the festive season and beyond. Dust off that sewing machine, free that yarn from storage, and find that stash of festive papers. Start creating beautiful decorations for your home, tasty treats for guests, and gifts for your family and friends. You'll discover hundreds of clever ideas here for bunting, baubles, decorations, table settings, cards, gift tags, wrappings and much, much more. Whatever your style, you will have no shortage of creative inspiration for a truly wonderful Handmade Christmas. Inside Handmade Christmas you'll find " 18 Craft Projects for Knitting, Papercraft, Stitching, Baking and Sewing " Dozens of Festive Gifts to Buy and Make " Inspiration for Beautiful Holiday Decor " Great Gift Ideas that Your Family and Friends Will Adore " Easy Makes and Creative Ideas for You!