Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Cheap Sewing & Knitting Books!

The Works is a chain of discount book shops in the UK which  actually has some quite decent books in a lot of the time. They don't run any kind of ordering service and the staff have no idea what's coming in before it arrives (I've heard them say as much) so it really is hit & miss and not terribly consistent across branches. They generally have lots of craft supplies, cheap local postcards (some amusingly out of date or miss-labelled) and lots of kids toys.
I've known for a while that The Works had the Liberty Book of Home Sewing (I got it for my birthday this year - it's so pretty!) but today I had a proper look at their craft section and look what I found:


The Knitting Book and The Sewing Book from Dorling Kindersley

Sew It Up by Ruth Singer, Homemade Gifts Vintage Style by Sarah Moore and fitted knits by Stefanie Japel

 Knitting Classic Style by Veronik Avery, What to Knit When You're Expecting by Nikki Van De Ca, Glamour Knits by Erika Wright, Knitting Vintage by Claire Montgomarie

Felt It by Maggie Pace and The Encyclopedia of Stitches


  1. Ahhh!  So many good ones!  *hops on first bus to town* :) x

  2. Oh, I love The Works! Sometimes it's so dire and then sometimes I go in and spend a fortune on a mountain of amazing hardbacks.

  3. Noooooooo!    I am off to check out my local branch of The Works very soon after reading this.  Some potential christmas pressies there. 

  4.  I have a hard time with the art supplies - I have a lot at home hoarded from childhood but it's all just so neat and blank and appealing!

  5.  I might have to tip my Mum off about these :)


Yay :)