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STC Craft is excited to present our new craft and DIY titles for Spring 2011. For more information, visit our blog at


  • STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books

    www.melaniefalickbooks.comSPRING 2011

  • L O O P - D - L O O P L A C E More Than 30 Novel Lace Designs for KnittersBy Teva Durham; photographs by Adrian Buckmaster

    Loop-d-Loop Lace is the third volume in the groundbreaking Loop-d-Loop series by Teva Durham. In this installment, Durham redefines the knitted lace category with more than 30 cutting-edge designs that are as up-to-the minute stylewise as they are thoroughly steeped in lace tradition. The projects cover a wide spectrum, from pullovers, skirts, shawls, and accessories to items for the home, and range from easy to advanced, appealing to both new and established lace knitters.

    115 color photographs, 160 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4", hardcover.

    A K N I T T E R S H O M E C O M PA N I O NA Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and RecipesBy Michelle Edwards; photographs by Jen Gotch

    In this cozy collection of stories, patterns, and recipes, beloved knitter and essayist Michelle Edwards tells us about her family, friends, and community, and the role knitting has played throughout her life in her relation-ships with all of them. Like a good friend, A Knitters Home Companion inspires us to laugh, cry, remember, be thoughtful, cook, and of course, pick up our needles, sometimes to express our creativity, sometimes to celebrate, sometimes to soothe, and sometimes to simply pass the time.

    18 photographs, 35 illustrations, 160 pages, 5 1/2 x 8", hardcover with jacket.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-916-0US $17.95 CAN $21.95

    Available: March

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-834-7US $29.95 CAN $35.95

    Available: May

    Welcome to STC Crafts catalog. We are proud to present our new titles for Spring 2011 as well as our beautiful backlist. To learn more about our books and enjoy web extras such as free pattern downloads, exclusive giveaways, and sneak peeks at upcoming titles, visit the STC Craft blog at and follow us on Twitter, @STC Craft.


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    M O D E R N PA P E R C R A F T SA 21st-Century Guide to Folding, Cutting, Scoring, Pleating, and RecyclingBy Margaret Van Sicklen; photographs by Jen Gotch

    In Modern Paper Crafts, well-known origami guru Margaret Van Sicklen blows the dust off traditional origami and paper crafting, presenting more than 20 projects that rely on classic techniques but are suited to 21st-century style. Divided into five chaptersfolding, cutting, scoring and sculpting, pleating, and recyclingthe suite of contemporary projects range from gift wrap, holiday ornaments, and note cards to frames, boxes, bowls, silhouettes, wall art, mobiles, and a folding screen.

    70 photographs; 250 illustrations; 144 pages; 8 1/4 x 8 1/4"' hardcover with concealed wire-o.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-866-8US $24.95 CAN $29.95

    Available: April

    This is a charming and utterly alluring book that makes you want to cook and knit and have a little chat

    about the kids.

    Jane Smiley

  • S T I T C H M A G I CA Compendium of Techniques for Stitching Fabric intoExciting New Forms and FashionsBy Alison Reid; photographs by John Heseltine

    A modern sourcebook of stitching techniques along with 20 projects demonstrating how to use them. Stitch Magic teaches sewers, quilters, and other artists how to become their own textile designers, stitching fabric into fresh new forms, by hand and machine. Techniques covered include pleating, pintucking, cording, quilting, appliqu, embroidery, and smocking, among others.

    100 color photographs, 150 illustrations, 144 pages, 7 1/2 x 10", paperback with flaps.

    T H E R E P U R P O S E D L I B R A R Y 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New LifeBy Lisa Occhipinti; photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy

    In The Repurposed Library, Lisa Occhipinti teaches readers the latest in book arthow to rescue and repurpose orphaned and outdated books and turn them into new decorative objects and practical items for the home. The 33 projects range from artfully created mobiles, wreaths, and vases, to functional items like shelves, storage boxes, and even an e-reader cover for those who want to replicate the sensation of holding a real book while reading from an electronic device.

    75 photographs, 150 illustrations, 144 pages, 7 3/8 x 9 5/8", hardcover.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-911-5US $22.50 CAN $26.95

    Available: April

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-910-8US $27.50 CAN $33.00

    Available: March

    O L I V E R + S L I T T L E T H I N G S T O S E W20 Classic Accessories and Toys for ChildrenBy Liesl Gibson; photographs by Laurie Frankel; illustrations by Dan Andreasen

    A charming collection of childrens sewing projects from Oliver + S, the acclaimed pattern company known for its blending of fresh, modern 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 two paper dolls with illustrated clothing ready to be cut out and put on them.

    40 color photographs, 180 illustrations, 2 pullout pattern sheets and cardstock paper dolls, 136 pages, 7 3/4 x 9 1/4", hardcover with jacket.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-909-2US $24.95 CAN $29.95

    Available: May


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    REVERSIBLE KNITTING50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patternsby lynne barrphotographs by thayer allyson gowdyFifty never-before-seen reversible stitch patterns, plus 20 reversible projects. From author of Knitting New Scarves.

    250 color photographs, 192 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 7/8", hardcover.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-805-7US $29.95 CAN $38.95

    MATERIAL OBSESSION 2More Modern Quilts with Traditional Rootsby kathy doughty and sarah fielke photographs by john doughty Fresh, modern quilts inspired by traditional patterns. From authors of Material Obsession.

    185 color photographs, 140 illustrations, pull-out pattern sheet, 224 pages, 8 1/4 x 10", paperback with flaps.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-880-4US $27.50 CAN $35.95

    WEE WONDERFULS 24 Dolls to Sew and Loveby hillary langphotographs by jen gotchAn irresistible and diverse collection of dolls for kids and kids at heart.

    60 color photographs, 75 illustrations, 168 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 1/2", hardcover with cloth spine.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-858-3US $27.50 CAN $35.95

    ALABAMA STUDIO STYLE More Projects, Recipes & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Livingby natalie chaninphotographs by robert rauschMore award-winning clothing and home accessories to make by handfrom eco-design company Alabama Chanin.

    75 color photographs, 100 illustrations, pattern and stencil inserts, 176 pages, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2", hardcover with cloth spine.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-823-1US $35.00 CAN $45.50

    KNITTING 24/730 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clockby vronik averyphotographs by thayer allyson gowdyClassic projects for sweaters and accessories designed with the needs of busy knitters in mind. From author of Knitting Classic Style.

    90 color photographs, 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 1/2", paperback with flaps.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-844-6US $21.95 CAN $28.50

    COMFORT KNITTING & CROCHET: AFGHANSMore Than 50 Beautiful, Affordable Designs Featuring Berroco's Comfort Yarnby norah gaughan and margery winterphotographs by thayer allyson gowdy100 color photographs, 160 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 7/8", paperback with flaps.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-826-2US $19.95 CAN $25.95

    34,000 copies in print

    MORE LAST-MINUTE KNITTED GIFTSby joelle hoversonphotographs by anna williamsMore quick, elegant gifts from Joelle Hoverson, author of the bestselling Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.

    80 color photographs, 144 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 1/2", hardcover with jacket.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-860-6US $27.50 CAN $35.95

    35,000 copies in print

    MODERN TOP-DOWN KNITTINGSweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Techniques of Barbara G. Walkerby kristina mcgowan photographs by gudrun georgesA chic womens collection that is easy to customize using top-down techniques.

    116 color illustrations, 160 pages, 8 1/2 x 9 7/8", hardcover.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-861-3US $27.50 CAN $35.95

    KAFFE FASSETT'S S IMPLE SHAPES SPECTACULAR QUILTS23 Original Quilt Designsby kaffe fassett with liza prior lucy photographs by debbie patterson225 color photographs, 192 pages, 9 x 10", hardcover with jacket.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-837-8US $35.00 CAN $42.00

    43,000 copies in print

    KNITS MEN WANTThe 10 Rules Every Woman Should Know Before Knitting for a ManPlus the Only 10 Patterns She'll Ever Needby bruce weinsteinphotographs by jared floodKnitting instruction and relationship therapy all in one, with lots of laughs along the way.

    30 color photographs, 128 pages, 7 3/4 x 9 1/4", paperback with flaps.ISBN: 978-1-58479-840-8US $18.95 CAN $24.95

    ALABAMA STITCH BOOKProjects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Styleby natalie chaninphotographs by robert rauschA book of technique and inspiration from internationally acclaimed fashion and lifestyle company Alabama Chanin.

    75 color photographs, pullout stencil, bead-embroidery postcard sewing pat terns,176 pages, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2", hardcover with cloth spine.

    ISBN: 978-1-58479-638-1US $35.00 CAN $39.00

    CRAFTING A MEANINGFUL HOME27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritageby meg mateo ilascophotographs by thayer allyson gowdy A hip cast of modern designers show us how to personalize our homes with DIY projects.

    225 color photographs, 160 pages, 7 3/8 x 9