Aimed at 10-14 year olds, this is a great book to inspire youngsters to create wonderful applique items. Step-by-step photographs and easy to follow instructions combined with simple techniques mean that you can get really creative with some funky fabrics and embellish with buttons, beads and sequins. Projects include brooches, cushions, mobile phone pouch, bags and lots more. This is a great way to get started with applique and learn a new skill.
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This is a great book on beginning Applique for kids. The photographs were very colorful and showed the projects nicely. The instructions are easy to follow and each project is age appropriate and simple enough for the girl to complete on her own. This book can be used individually or to do group projects.
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Two from a bright, cheerful, enticing series, other titles being Quilting, Embroidery, Knitting and Beading. The series is aimed at 10-14 year olds with inspirational pictures and clear step-by-step photographs teaching youngsters all about the wonderful world of textiles. Nancy shows how fun and easy applique is, providing background information on materials, sewing equipment, embellishments and hand and machine techniques. There are seven projects including brooches, skirt decorations, a picture, cushions and a funky felt bag.
Ewa (Start to Felt) brings the ancient craft of feltmaking up to date with a great collection of fun and colourful projects such as book bags, jewellery and charms. These are preceded by all the facts and information needed to get a youngster truly hooked on this inventive and popular pastime.
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