Tackle classic crafts with our First Time series titles: Window Treatments, Felting, and Embroidery and Cross-Stitch

Learning how to craft has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, our First Time beginner’s guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of needle arts including Window Treatments, Felting¸ and Embroidery and Cross-Stitch!

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions will have you sewing and decorating with confidence.

First Time Window Treatments

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

by Susan Woodcock

$19.99 US / $25.99 CAN

Paperback, 128 Pages

ISBN: 9781631597855

August 6, 2019

Learning how to plan, make, and install your own beautiful curtains, drapes, shades, and other window decor may sound daunting, but with the expert, step-by-step guidance of Susan Woodcock in First Time Window Treatments, your goal is within reach.

Like having your very own sewing instructor at your side, First Time Window Treatments guides you expertly through the process, including:

  • Measuring your windows and selecting fabric
  • Fundamental techniques of cutting, seaming, hemming, and adding frills and trims
  • Making basic styles of curtains, shades, blinds, and top treatments
  • Essential tips and tools for installation
There’s a first time for everything. First Time Window Treatmentswill help you decorate your windows with your own stylish designs.

 

First Time Felting

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

by Ruth Lane

$19.99 US / $25.99 CAN

Paperback, 128 Pages

ISBN: 9781631598036

September 3, 2019

In First Time Felting, felting and fiber expert Ruth Lane teaches a class for absolute beginners on three classic methods of felting.

Start by learning about the various types of wool fibers used for felting, preparing them for the process, and simple methods for dyeing. Next, discover the basic supplies and techniques for needle feltingwet felting, and nuno felting.

You’ll use those essential skills to make fun, easy projects—artworks, embellished fashions, three-dimensional figures, and more—skills you’ll turn to again and again to create your own original pieces!

First Time Embroidery and Cross-Stitch

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

by Linda Wyszynski

$19.99 US / $25.99 CAN

Paperback, 128 Pages

ISBN: 9781631597978

September 3, 2019

Learning how to embroider and cross stitch has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner’s guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of hand stitching techniques.

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for classic embroiderycrewel, and cross-stitch will have you creating and embellishing projects like jewelry, journal covers, pillows, fashions, and more with confidence.

With First Time Embroidery and Cross Stitch, you’ll be personalizing your own amazing pieces with beautiful stitches in no time.

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