Beading and Beadwork Books
The myriad of beading books in our collection contain a range of:
Instructions, diagrams and photographs to enhance beadwork from jewellery making to beaded embroideries.
Small bead weaving techniques and projects.
Use “Delica” beads and “Seed” beads to their fullest extent with ideas from some of the best beadworks around.
Embroidery Books and Inspirations Magazines
The term “Embroidery” covers a huge range of activities and the books in our collection contain a range of:
Instructions, diagrams and photographs free style needlework embroideries using threads.
Silk Ribbon Embroidery books showing the beauty that can be achieved by using narrow to wide silk ribbons.
Wool embroidery which use wool and cotton threads on a wool fabric.
Stumpwork, Gold and White work embroideries are also published for your enjoyment.
“Inspirations” Magazine (which is produced quarterly in South Australia) does what it says on the cover and gives inspiration plus instructions, diagrams and wonderful photographs from projects and ideas supplied by talented embroiderers from across the oceans.
Cross Stitch, Long Stitch and Tapestry work are also covered in some of the publications.
Most free style embroideries are not limited to one medium i.e. Cotton, silk or viscose threads, in either solid colours or variegated hand-dyed products, can also be used in conjunction with silk or polyester ribbons, Wool threads and sometimes small seed beads.
The Knitting & Crochet collection of books contain indeas and techniques from soft toys to knitted garments
Instructions, diagrams and photographs are prominent in these books to satisfy both the beginner and the experienced knitter/crochet worker
Creative Sewing Books
“Sewing” Is a huge range of skills and the books in our collection contain a range of:
Instructions, diagrams and photographs for fancy embroideries using threads using sewing techniques.
Learn the different stitches that are available also follow the simple instructions to put a garment together after completing smocking or fancy embroidered pattern.