April showers bring May flowers…and also two new craft books for your collection! Today we’re pleased as punch to publish Big Knits by Martin Storey and Draw Face in 15 Minutes by Jake Spicer.
Looking for plus-size knitting patterns to suit your contemporary style? Big Knits: 20 Stylish Designer Knits in Generous Sizes Using Rowan Yarn is everything you’ve come to expect from acclaimed Rowan designer Martin Storey, and will appeal to women of all sizes. These beautiful designs are perfect for modern women who want practical yet chic knits that will serve the large figure well. Here are flattering looks for every occasion, including cardigans and sweaters, summery tops, and even some simple wraps and stoles, with an emphasis on softly wrapping shapes—ideal for fuller figures.
The book contains comprehensive size and measurement charts, clear step-by-step pattern directions, as well as helpful dos and don’ts and tons of advice on garment sizes and shapes, details, textures, and colors that will complement a curvaceous figure. These designs are for women everywhere looking to sport a comfortable, contemporary style that finally fits their shape.
And for something a little different from our usual needlework books, be sure to pick up a copy of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes by Jake Spicer! By the time you finish this book, you’ll have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait, using a proven method from a professional life-drawing teacher.
Artist and life-drawing expert Jake Spicer, the principal teacher of the Brighton and London Life Drawing Sessions, takes you through a series of carefully crafted tutorials, from how to put together a basic portrait sketch to developing your portraits and then taking your drawings further.
From understanding and constructing the head and shaping the hair, to checking the relationships of the features and achieving a lifelike expression, every aspect of the portrait process is examined, along with advice on which materials to use and how to find a model.
Inside you’ll find beautifully illustrated, easy-to-follow, step-by-step chapters that make it easy for anyone to draw a face–maybe even your own!
Order your copies now!