Handmade Scandinavian Christmas by Hege Barnholt is a charming collection of over 120 craft projects, recipes, and ideas to create a Scandinavian inspired Christmas. The projects are rustic and simple, using lots of natural materials in scandi style. What we love about this book is that the projects are all achievable, with many suitable for children to create.
The projects include decorations for the house and garden, gifts to give, projects for little hands, advent calendars, decorations for the table, Christmas flowers, tasty presents, gift wrapping ideas and more. Some of the craft techniques used include: paper craft, cooking, flower arranging, knitting, and nature crafts.
Handmade Scandinavian Christmas is beautifully photographed and includes full sized pattern templates, and clear instructions. We recommend this book for anyone who loves to inject some handmade into their Christmas celebrations.
Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: David & Charles
Handmade Scandinavian Christmas is available from Can Do Books and Booktopia.
Pretty in Patchwork Holidays , 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch and Love by John Q Adams is full of inspiring projects for the modern sewist. Using techniques of patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, and sewing, you will be able to create loads of colourful holiday projects to decorate your home and to give as handmade gifts.
The projects are designed by a number of well known bloggers and are modern, fresh, and colourful. Projects include: quilts, pillows, table runner, ornaments, gift bags, placemat, apron, tree skirt, tea towels, stocking, and more. Some of the projects would also be suitable for fall/autumn decorating. Pretty in Patchwork includes information on basic techniques and supplies to get you started. Templates are included in the back of the book but they need to be enlarged.
If you are looking for some inspiration for your holiday sewing, you will find plenty of fun projects in Pretty in Patchwork Holidays.
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Pretty in Patchwork Holidays is available from Can Do Books.
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