Knack Studio founder Barb Blair goes deep into her “knack” for furniture refinishing. Learn how to pick out iconic pieces and transform them into showstoppers, while be inspired to style rooms around each customized piece. With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects, from dressers and tables to beds and armoires, a “toolbox” section detailing Barb’s favorite techniques, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to DIY and decorating livable rooms with statement pieces.
For fans of Amy Butler and novice sewers, this project-based sewing book teaches what Amy does best: sewing, quilting and pattern making. Sections on traditional sewing themes, tools and methods provide foundational basics to up your sewing game, while 20 different projects offer loads of inspiration. How-to diagrams and 9 sheets of full-size patterns make Piece Keeping an incredibly practical sewing guide, and Amy’s textile designs give that spark of inspiration to get your creativity…
If you’re a serious crafter, you are definitely familiar with the mess your scrap pile can become—I’m talking about all those beautiful fabrics that are too small to star in their own sewing project, but too pretty to throw away just yet. Amy Butler is here to take those pieces and turn them into something amazing.
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