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Get ready everyone! Grab your needles and spools of thread, plug in your sewing machines. Cross your fingers and throw some salt over your shoulder while you’re at it.
Starting November 1st, SEW MAMA SEW is running a month-long holiday sewing extravaganza with daily sewing books and swag to win, tutorials, recipes, and printables!
They’ve got a whole slew of our St. Martin’s Press books in the prize mix–books with easy to follow instructions, tips, and patterns that show novice and advanced sewers how to sew vintage lingerie pieces and corsets, bold and beautiful clothes, all kinds of hats, totally amazing bags, stylish window treatments, quilts, even how to upholster, and more!
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Enter this week’s Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Zendoodle Coloring: Inspiring Zendalas, illustrated by Julia Snegireva.
Zendoodle Coloring: Inspiring Zendalas is not just a series of doodles; it’s a Zen-focused form of expression that brings out your artistic style. Noted artist Julia Snegireva has created 60 original mystical circles ready to color. Feel the stress melt away as you create one-of-a-kind artworks to display.
Don’t want to press your luck? Pre-order a copy now!
Barnes & Noble
Like tying a Windsor knot or brewing a perfect cup of coffee, knowing how to hang art on your wall is a hallmark of everyday style and nuts-and-bolts know-how. The where, what, and whys of hanging art are an overlooked, under-appreciated line of inquiry. Most of us simply wing it with a quick eyeball and a swing of the hammer. How hard can it be? we think. What can go wrong?
How to Hang a Picture: And Other Essential Lessons for a Stylish Home is a user-friendly guidebook that details everything you need to know about hanging, framing, decorating and displaying art. If Strunk & White’s Elements of Style was crossed with a no-nonsense how-to manual, you will have captured the tone and immediacy of How to Hang a Picture: simple rules and essential information presented with charm and intelligence.
And best of all, we’re so excited about this book, we’re giving away five copies over on Goodreads
Ever for your chance to win, or simply pre-order your own copy at your favorite retailer below:
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Knitting with Icelandic Wool (click on cover to buy)
by Vedis Jonsdottir
$29.99 / $34.50 Can.
264 pages, paper over board
I don’t know about you, but when the temperature drops, all I want to do is wrap myself up in a cozy sweater and sit around and read or knit all day. At 264 pages and 70 patterns, Knitting with Icelandic Wool (out today!) is packed with inspiration for your next winter project. Complete step-by-step directions are paired with clear charts for color and lace knitting, so that these warm and wonderful creations knit up easily. There are sweaters aplenty featuring the traditional Icelandic yoke, plus patterns for dresses, cardigans, hats, socks, and scarves for men, women, and children. There’s even a sweater for your dog!
All the projects are made with Icelandic wool (aka Lopi), which is a 100% pure wool yarn that is lighter, warmer, and more water resistant than other yarns. How did the yarn get these special properties, you ask? Well, because the sheep native to Iceland have developed over time a coat that gives them as much protection as possible from the harsh northern climate. A brief history of the emergence of the Lopi sweater and the wool industry in Iceland is included in the book for you yarn enthusiasts that want to learn more about this area and fiber.
Check out some sample pages below and enjoy the free pattern for the Toppur hat featured in the book!