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Vintage Purses to Make, Sew & Embroider

by Sandrine Kielt-Michaud

Sandrine Kielt-Michaud invites you to make small stylish clasp purses and cases decorated with vintage fastenings of every size and shape. These old-style clasp fastenings are beautifully embellished and will look chic on cases, bags or coin purses. The book contains a number of designs, ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated. These project will make fantastic gifts for friends and family or as a beautiful treat for yourself.

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Meet the Authors

Di Van Niekerk

Di Van Niekerk

Di Van Niekerk began with needlecraft at a very young age and has always been fascinated by colour...
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Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison became interested in art early on, attending Art School at the age of sixteen. His...
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Jean Haines

Jean Haines

Well known for her enthusiasm and passion for art, Jean Haines covers a wide range of subjects in a...
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Janet Whittle

Janet Whittle

Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specialises in flowers and...
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Susie Johns

Susie Johns

Susie Johns is an experienced crafter, specialising in knitting, papercrafts and embroidery. She...
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Wendy Tait

Wendy Tait

Wendy Tait lives in Derbyshire and studied at the Joseph Wright School of Art. She produces designs...
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Bobby Britnell

Bobby Britnell

She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild and of the Textile Study Group, a national teaching and...
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Val Pierce

Val Pierce

Val Pierce's passion for knitting began at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting...
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Dave White

Dave White

After 30 years of being in finance, Dave White discovered he could paint, and recognising that we...
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Sue Stratford

Sue Stratford

Sue Stratford owns and runs The Knitting Hut, a yarn and needle supplier, and she finds the yarns...
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Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is the publisher and designer behind Vetty Creations. She has a passion for whitework...
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Hazel Everett

Hazel Everett

Hazel Everett first became interested in embroidery whilst still at school, and her teacher...
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Marrianne Mercer

Marrianne Mercer

Marrianne (Maz) Mercer studied at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University to gain a degree in Graphic...
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Madeleine Millington

Madeleine Millington

Madeleine Millington is best known for her work with recycled, dyed blankets. Her main signature has...
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Arne & Carlos

Arne & Carlos

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established their design...
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Frances McNaughton

Frances McNaughton

Frances McNaughton demonstrates sugar fairies and making sugarcraft flowers the soft way, and...
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Hashim Akib

Hashim Akib

Hashim Akib was encouraged to paint as a child. He attended art college and has worked as an...
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Gill Stratton

Gill Stratton

Gill Stratton has always loved hats, a passion passed down from her Mum and Gran, who took any...
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Ann Cox

Ann Cox

First and foremost, Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own company selling...
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The Complete Book of Flower Designs

The Complete Book of Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from The Complete Book of Flower Designs
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Design Source Book: Chinese Designs

Design Source Book: Chinese Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 12: Chinese Designs
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Design Source Book: Oriental Flower Designs

Design Source Book: Oriental Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 17: Oriental Flower Designs.
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Design Source Book: Egyptian Designs

Design Source Book: Egyptian Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 09: Egyptian Designs
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Design Source Book: Garden Flower Designs

Design Source Book: Garden Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 22: Garden Flower Designs
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Design Library: Maori Designs

Design Library: Maori Designs

This Free Pattern comes from Design Library: Maori Designs
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Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs
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Free Project

Flowers to Knit and Crochet

Flowers to Knit and Crochet

A lovely project to make for Mother's Day or for yourself.  This project, Auricula in...
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Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

This fun felted bead project is taken from Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting. The beads can be made...
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Love to Sew: Pincushions

Love to Sew: Pincushions

This cute little fabric cupcake is actually a pincushion.  This fun project was designed by...
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Painting Watercolour Landscapes the Easy Way

Painting Watercolour Landscapes the Easy Way

This lovely Venetian Doorway was painted by Terry Harrison, and is taken from Painting Watercolour...
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Decorating Cupcakes & Cookies

Decorating Cupcakes & Cookies

This delightful Easter Bunny cookie project is taken from Decorating Cupakes & Cookies by...
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Twenty to Make: Button Jewellery

Twenty to Make: Button Jewellery

These pretty little earrings are from Twenty to Make: Button Jewellery by Marrianne Mercer. ...
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Love to Sew: Hanging Hearts

Love to Sew: Hanging Hearts

Have a go at making this simple Rustic Heart project from Rachael Rowe's Love to Sew: Hanging...
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Festival Boot Cuffs

Festival Boot Cuffs

Get ready for Festival season! We are sharing a fun project for a pair of colourful boot cuffs,...
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Beautiful Quilling Step-by-Step

Beautiful Quilling Step-by-Step

This incredible three-dimensional Long-legged Frog by Jane Jenkins is taken from Beautiful Quilling...
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