New books

My Mum and my fiance gave me some crafty books for my birthday back in January which I thought I’d share with you.

Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch technique

When I made the Rico Liesl scarf I used brioche stitch, which I’d never done before. I fancied exploring this technique further when I saw some of the patterns in this book and so I put it on my Amazon wishlist.

Celtic Quilts: A New Look for Ancient Designs

This has some very comprehensive instructions and guidance on how to make bias tape and then applique it into pretty celtic knot patterns. There is plenty of inspiration too and I’m looking forward to having a go and I’ve ordered some bias bars to make the tape with. I think I will try a cushion cover first.

The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

My fiance was told that felting is going to be the next craft craze and so he bought me this book so that I could get ahead of the game! My best friend was given a felting kit for Christmas so we’re going to have a session of felting together sometime soon.