STC Craft Spring 2012 Sewing and Quilting Brochure
STC Craft/ Melanie Falick Books publishes a vibrant collection of exciting and visually stunning craft books specializing in knitting, sewing, quilting, felting and other popular craft genres.
Celebrate Sewing and Quilting with www.melaniefalickbooks.com new aLabaMa stUDio sEwiNg + DEsigN A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe By Natalie Chanin 200 color and black-and-white illustrations, 176 pages, 10 � x 8 �", hardcover with cloth spine ISBN: 978-1-58479-920-7 US $35.00 CAN $40.00 In the third installment of the stellar Alabama series, author Natalie Chanin presents all of the stenciling, hand-stitching, and beading techniques her company uses to create the award-winning Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite design possibilities. Included are patterns for dresses, skirts, tops, and accessories. An invaluable reference for any woman who has dreamed of creating her own gorgeous, handmade wardrobe. AdditionAl titles from AlABAmA series AlABAmA stitch Book Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style By Natalie Chanin; photographs by Robert Rausch 75 color photographs, 125 illustrations, pullout pattern sheet, pullout stencil, bead-embroidery postcard, 176 pages, 10 � x 8 �", hardcover with cloth spine. Chapter 5 ISBN: 978-1-58479-638-1 US $37.50 CAN $42.50 AlABAmA studio style More Projects, Recipes & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living By Natalie Chanin; photographs by Robert Rausch 75 color photographs, 100 illustrations, pullout pattern sheets, pullout stencil, 176 pages, 10 � x 8 �", hardcover with cloth spine. ISBN: 978-1-58479-823-1 US $35.00 CAN $45.50 www.melaniefalickbooks.com ne w D E N Y s E s c H M i D t: M o D E r N Q U i Lt s , Alabama Eyelets Circular Stitches t r a D i o N Chanin, i use the term eyelet for o N There are a number of decorative stitches that are worked around i tAt Alabama a L weN s P i r a t i stitches worked in a a central point to create a circular pattern. These stitches can be combined in infinite ways to create beautiful fabrics like the Eyelets and Ermine fabric shown at left. circle 20 New Designsaround a Historic Roots our eyelets, first, use aadisapwith point, although the term more typically denotes small decorative or utilitarian hole. To create pearing-ink fabric pen to draw a circle the size you want on your projBy Denyse Schmidt; ect's top layer, or use existing shapes in a stenciled design. Pin the topphotographs by John Gruentogether, making sure that the fabrics' grain and backing-layer fabrics lines run in the same direction. With a double strand of thread or four Ermine Stitch strands one of the leading quilters off, the Denyse Ermine stitch is a series of straight stitches worked around a centralSchmidt isof embroidery floss, love your thread, knot of and stitch around parallel point to form a six-pointed (or more) star. 21st century. the shape, usingastitch (seewhipstitch to make she to make a eyelet, or Known as a "modern" 23) (see page blanket-stitch whipped quilter, a 25) eyelet, a blanket page adding one of her creative vision to create actually draws much or more beads to a straight stitch from a beaded eyelet. Continue quilts of the past.andstitching the thread book, Schmidtback at your starting Inknot off around thewith a double knot on the same side of the her newest circle until you arrive pays point, A fabric on which you originally that your needle. homage to the quilters and quiltsinserted came before C B C F E 100 color photographs, pullout D pattern sheet, 160 pages, 8 � x 9 7/8", hardcover. ISBN: needle up at A, go back down at B, and come up at C, making a Bring 978-1-58479-900-9 long perpendicular stitch for ermine's needle US $29.95 CANfirst perpendicularcenter. Insertgo backat D; come up $32.95 at E, crossing over stitch; and down at F to complete cross. her. Among the 20 traditional designs she has reinterpreted are Irish Chain, Mariner's Compass, Orange Peel, and Snake Trail. Each quilt is Working Alabama Eyelets introduced with an overview of the pattern history, instructions are illustrated, and templates are provided full-size on a pullout pattern sheet. Fa b r i c s a t o Z The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric for Sewing Using a disappearing-ink fabric pen, By Dana Willard mark circles on top layer of fabric and Fabrics A to Z is the essential guide for sewists and fabric lovers of all levels. From dotted swiss to silk charmeuse to faux fur, each of the more than 100 entries features a close-up photo of the fabric as well as an overview of its characteristics, ideal uses, and unique sewing requirements. Perfect for tossing into a bag when headed to the fabric store. 400 color photographs, 224 pages, 5 � x 8 �", flexibind ISBN: 978-1-58479-956-6 US $22.50 CAN $25.50 pin to bottom layer of fabric. Stitch around circles using stitch of choice. Embellishing with Beads, Sequins + Embroid recent oliver + s: little thinGs to sew 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children By Liesl Gibson; photographs by Laurie Frankel; illustrations by Dan Andreasen Projects to sew for children from Oliver + S, the pattern company known for its fresh style, classic sensibility, and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions. Projects range from hats and bags to an art smock, cape, and tutu. Also included are paper dolls with clothes to cut out for them. sewinG BAsics All You Need to Know About Machine and Hand Sewing By Sandra Bardwell The ultimate reference for sewing at home, Sewing Basics covers everything from choosing fabric to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, finishing, troubleshooting, and more. Both for beginners learning how to hem and for more experienced sewers who need help mastering advanced techniques, Sewing Basics is an invaluable reference to keep on hand for many years to come. stitch mAGic A Compendium of Techniques for Stitching Fabric into Exciting New Forms and Fashions By Alison Reid; photographs by John Heseltine A modern sourcebook of handand machine-embellishment techniques along with 20 projects demonstrating how to use them. Techniques include pleating, pintucking, cording, quilting, appliqu�, and smocking. 40 color photographs, 180 illustrations, 2 pullout pattern sheets and cardstock paper dolls, 136 pages, 7 � x 9 �", hardcover with jacket. ISBN: 978-1-58479-910-8 US $27.50 CAN $33.00 100 color photographs, 150 illustrations, 144 pages, 7 � x 10", paperback with flaps. ISBN: 978-1-58479-911-5 US $22.50 CAN $26.95 coming in fall 2012 k A f f e fA s s e t t dreAminG in color: An AutoBioGrAPhy by Kaffe Fassett Gertie's new Book for Better sewinG by Gretchen Hirsch 320 color photographs, 272 pages, 9 � x 8 �", paperback with flaps. ISBN: 978-1-58479-947-4 US $24.95 CAN $27.95 h e At h e r r o s s P r i n t s by Heather Ross Front cover photo: Natalie Chanin, from Alabama Studio Sewing + Design stc c raf t f av or it es weekend sewinG More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching By Heather Ross; photographs by John Gruen 75 color photographs, 100 color illustrations, pullout pattern sheets, 160 pages, 8 � x 9 �", hardcover with jacket. ISBN: 978-1-58479-675-6 US $29.95 CAN $32.95 Girls' Best Book of knittinG, sewinG, And emBroidery By Virginie Desmoulins 65 color photographs, 75 color illustrations, 112 pages, 7 � x 10 �/8", paper over board with die-cut paper doll, spiral bound. ISBN: 978-1-58479-600-8 US $19.95 CAN $23.95 see And sew By Tina Davis 75 color and black-and-white illustrations, 152 pages, 7 � x 10 �", hardcover with concealed wire-o binding. ISBN: 978-1-58479-491-2 US $19.95 CAN $27.95 k AtA G o l d A' s h A n d - s t i t c h e d f e lt 25 Whimsical Sewing Projects By Kata Golda; photographs by Frank White 60 color photographs, 65 illustrations, 128 pages, 8 � x 8 �", paperback with flaps. ISBN: 978-1-58479-798-2 US $19.95 CAN $25.95 sewinG Green 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials By Betz White; photographs by John Gruen 65 color photographs, pullout pattern sheet, 144 pages, 8 � x 9 �", paperback with flaps. ISBN: 978-1-58479-758-6 US $24.95 CAN $27.50 wee wonderfuls 24 Dolls to Sew and Love By Hillary Lang; photographs by Jen Gotch 60 color photographs, 75 illustrations, 168 pages, 8 � x 9 �", hardcover with cloth spine. ISBN: 978-1-58479-858-3 US $27.50 CAN $35.95 ZAkkA sewinG 25 Japanese Projects for the Household By Therese Laskey and Chika Mori; photographs by Yoko Inoue 50 color photographs, 100 illustrations, 152 pages, 7 � x 9 �", paperback with jacket. ISBN: 978-1-58479-720-3 US $27.50 CAN $31.50 st c c raft f avo r it es l A s t- m i n u t e PAt c h w o r k + Q u i lt e d G i f t s By Joelle Hoverson; photographs by Anna Williams 75 color photographs, pullout template sheet, 160 pages, 8 � x 9 �", hardcover with jacket. ISBN: 978-1-58479-634-3 US $27.50 CAN $33.00 m At e r i A l o B s e s s i o n Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots By Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty; foreword by Kaffe Fassett; photographs by John Doughty 150 color photographs, 208 pages, 8 � x 10", paperback with flaps. ISBN: 978-1-58479-752-4 US $24.95 CAN $32.50 m At e r i A l o B s e s s i o n 2 More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots By Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke; photographs by John Doughty 185 color photographs, 140 illustrations, pullout pattern sheet, 224 pages, 8 � x 10", paperback with flaps. ISBN: 978-1-58479-880-4 US $27.50 CAN $35.95 k A f f e fA s s e t t ' s s i m P l e s h A P e s s P e c tA c u l A r Q u i lt s 23 Original Quilt Designs By Kaffe Fassett with Liza Prior Lucy; photographs by Debbie Patterson 225 color photographs, 192 pages, 9 x 10", hardcover with jacket. ISBN: 978-1-58479-837-8 US $35.00 CAN $42.00 Q u i lt i n G f o r P e A c e Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time By Katherine Bell; photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy 20 color photographs, 136 pages, 8 � x 7 �", hardcover with cloth spine. ISBN: 978-1-58479-804-0 US $19.95 CAN $25.95 Q u i lt s 1 7 0 0 � 2 0 1 0 Hidden Histories, Untold Stories By Sue Prichard 118 color photographs, 224 pages, 9 � x 9 �", hardcover with jacket. ISBN: 978-1-85177-595-8 US $60.00 CAN $78.00 Amy Butler's midwest modern A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle By Amy Butler; photographs by David Butler 150 color photographs, 224 pages, 9 x 10", hardcover with jacket. ISBN: 978-1-58479-581-0 US $37.50 CAN $42.50 Follow us on Twitter @stc_craft www.melaniefalickbooks.com