Homemade Knit, Sew and Crochet
Get out your knitting needles, crochet hooks and sewing machines and learn to make something truly original! Complete with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, these projects - from knitted fingerless gloves to upcycled vintage summer bunting - will add individuality to your home and wardrobe, and also make perfect gifts. 25 fun and simple projects to make, perfect for beginners. Complete with patterns, and knitting, sewing and crochet basics. Includes a directory of suppliers and resources The content of this book is adapted from Homemade by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson, first published by Collins in 2009.
'Make your own gorgeous things, for both indoors and out. Dozens of ingenious projects.' By BBC Gardens Illustrated for Homemade 'There could hardly be a better time to relearn the joys of the home-made: dresses, dinners or decorations. Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson have put together a book filled with ideas for economising or simply wiling away a lovely afternoon.' By Stella for Homemade 'This beautiful book would make a lovely gift in itself, if you can bring yourself to give it away! You'll want to keep it, though, because its packed with all kinds of craft projects, from knitting and needlecraft to baking.' By Simply Knitting for Homemade 'It's simply delicious!' By the Shropshire Star for Homemade 'Homemade is the mantra of south London authors Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson. Firm Friends since they discovered a mutual love of crafts over 15 years ago, the duo have long wanted to share their knowledge of age-old traditions, and their beautiful and timely book, Homemade, celebrates the current revival in making things.' By living south magazine for Homemade 'I absolutely love this thrifty craft book. We are all feeling the pinch and this offers a myriad of ideas for quirky and truly personal gifts. Brilliant.' By Western Morning news for Homemade 'If you have been thinking about getting creative but are unsure where to start, this is a great book to set you loose in the creative world.' By Teeside Evening Gazette for Homemade 'One of my favourites is Homemade, which shows you how to make everything from decorated coat hangers to pom poms and giftwrap.' By the Yorkshire Post for Homemade
Elspeth Thompson wrote a weekly gardening column and features for the Sunday Telegraph, and also the Guardian. She wrote numerous books on gardening, homes and interiors. Since her sad death in 2010, the Gardening Against the Odds Awards and a bursary set up in her name by the National Gardens Scheme are helping to preserve her legacy. Ros Badger previously owned a children's knitwear company, Little Badger, and is now a freelance stylist, as well as teaching at the Design Museum.