Use the beautiful designs in this book to give your home a contemporary Scandinavian feel. An ideal book for the modern home-maker, the gorgeous photographs and pretty designs will make you want to pick up a needle and thread a get sewing straight away, even if you are a complete beginner. There's a huge range of items to choose from for every room in the house, including the bedroom, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and children's rooms, all with a complete list of the materials needed to make them, a clear set of instructions, and patterns, templates and diagrams where needed. Make pretty tablecloths and napkins, bags, slippers soft toys and lampshades, to name but a few of the items in this book. Match your own style by simply changing the colours and fabrics - there are endless possibilities for making your home a comfortable and stylish place for all the family, filled with unique pieces that you have made yourself.
Nadja Knab-Leers lives with her husband and son in Waldkirch in the Black Forest region of Germany. Throughout her life, she has had a strong desire to express her creativity through fabric. Shortly after completing her training as the manager of a fashion studio, she accepted an offer from a well-known handicraft company that meant she could extend her creative passion to other mediums. She wrote magazine articles, and gave demonstrations on television and at trade fairs. In this book, Nadja has aimed to come up with ideas that are a little different, following her motto: 'Paying attention to little things makes everyday life a bit more special and adds joie de vivre. Heike Roland and Stefanie Thomas became friends in 1996 at a teddy bear trade fair, as a result of their mutual interest in making teddy bears. From then on, they travelled together with their families and their handmade bears to sales exhibitions in Germany, Austria, the UK and the USA. At some point, their 'bear fever' subsided and they pursued their creativity in other areas. Their first book was published in 2004.