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In Couture Culture, Nancy Troy offers a new model of how art and fashion were linked in the early twentieth century. Focusing on a leader of the French fashion industry, Paul Poiret, Troy uncovers a logic of fashion based on the tension between originality and reproduction that bears directly on art historical issues of the period. This tension lies at the heart of haute couture, which, although designed for the wealthy, was also intended to be adapted... more...

Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.

Using wonderful fabrics, trims, and accents, the talented designers from Ruby Tag Bags have created more than 25 fabulous, one-of-a-kind purses that women will have to own and love to make. The design romance begins with classic materials, including colorful crazy quilts, delicate lace, and vintage velvet; unique adornments such as glistening mother-of-pearl buttons; and pretty ribbon and floral embellishments. Even the project names—like Camelot,... more...


Crocheting accessories can be a quick, simple, and rewarding way to enhance a wardrobe—and build needlework skills. Thanks to Francine Toukou, these sophisticated patterns have a distinctively urban edge, a sassy design aesthetic, and an imaginative use of color. Toukou promises that the techniques are so simple, even beginners can master them in little time. The biggest challenge will be deciding which one of these beautiful... more...


They don't get any cuter than this ... Crochet for Kids features more than 30 unique and fun designs for babies, toddlers and preteens. There are 23 themes in all, each with a garment and accessories to match.

The loopy, lacy, textured patterns of crochet are taking the fashion runways by storm. And millions of crocheters have their hooks poised, waiting for trendy new patterns for handhooked, high-fashion accessories. Noted crochet designer and author Candi Jensen is transforming the look of crochet with two great new books. Crochet Bags! includes 15 projects ranging from a swinging cotton bag in hot summer colors to an elegant evening purse adorned with... more...

Say "goodbye" to crochet's stiff, boxy, hippie-child reputation and "hello" to Crochet that Fits—garments that fit your shape accessories that fit your style, and looks that fit right in with today's fashion trends! This book teaches an innovative, easy way to crochet fashions that are soft, shaped and drape able—from a little black dress that fits like a glove and a lacy baby-doll top, to cute and cozy slippers, ruffled shrugs and hobo bags. By... more...

Let your "pursenality" shine with crochet! After writing two bestselling books on knit-and-felt bags, this popular designer returns with 20 crochet-and-felt bags that rank high on style and simplicity - you won't be able to make just one. Go trendy or traditional with projects such as Tequila Sunrise, Cafe au Lait, and Career Casual. Easy projects are worked on big hooks with 100 per cent wool and a splash of novelty yarn. Simple instructions for... more...

Learn how to develop basic design blocks to create a wide range of garments, then mix and match the elements for something unique for that special occasion. Also includes tips on combining pattern-cutting with modeling techniques.