Holiday Gift Guide
Authors & Events
Gifts & Deals
Jan 25, 2013
| ISBN 9781620331712
Jan 25, 2013 | ISBN 9781620331712
There’s nothing quite like receiving a handmade gift, and your family and friends will love being on the receiving end of these handmade designs. Designer Mags Kandis inspires with this delightful collection of beautiful and colorful little projects for you to knit, crochet, and felt.From wearable accessories such as hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and wraps to home decor including a tea cozy, pin cushion, needle case, and laptop cover, these 30+ pieces are sweet, lively and add a little joy to every household. Each project features creative embellishments and personal touches, including beading, buttons, needlefelting, applique, and embroidery. Mags also shares her recipes for easy food gifts and simple sewing projects such as sewn fabric gift bags and sachets to pair with fiber gifts. Directions for making these little add-ons that make a gift personal and extra-special are scattered throughout the book.Gifted will inspire you to grab another ball of yarn and invest a little time and love to create something special for someone special.
Mags Kandis is the head designer and consultant for Mission Falls Yarns and the former creative director and co-owner of the company. She lives in Consecon, Ontario.
“If you’re a fan of gift knitting (and crochet, sewing and cooking) that’s not too difficult or time-consuming but also doesn’t look like it was just thrown together at the last second (though some of these projects certainly could be), Gifted is the book for you.” – About.com Knitting“…it is the ultimate reference guide for individuals hoping to add a special something to their Christmas gifts this year.” – Craft Business (UK)“Overall, this is a beautiful and creative book…” – About.com Crochet“If you love to knit, and enjoy giving your hand-knit items as gifts, you’ll adore this book…the majority of the patterns are very usable and/or wearable.” – Craft Critique“This book is the perfect companion for the Fall season, with its beautiful patterns and treats, to help you with all of your holiday crafting.” – Petite Purls“Not often do you find a book in which you want to knit everything…I encourage you to add Gifted to your collection; it’s great to have on your bedside table for that burst of inspiration.” – Knit Circus“Gifted is a book full of the charming, inviting accessory patterns that Mags Kandis is known for… None of the patterns are complicated or take much time, but the combination of stitch, yarn and color choices make them remarkable.” – Knitty.com“This beautifully done book might inspire you to knit up everything in it and keep knitted gifts on hand all the time.” – Planet Purl“This is an inspiring book by an experienced knitwear designer who really encourages crafters to develop her designs for themselves rather than replicate them exactly…This would make a lovely surprise gift.” – Education Otherwise (UK)“You’ll find lots to like in Gifted…The only problem is that you might end up wanting to keep them all for yourself! And most of the projects are small – a boon when you’re crafting in hot weather!” – Canadian Living“Will inspire you to invest a little time and love creating something special for someone–even if that someone special is you!” – Knitting Machine Monthly“…mingles quick little projects to knit or crochet with fabulously useful gifts that will not only be appreciated, but treasured by the recipient…And Kandis makes it easy to personalize each project by offering suggestions but not limiting the crafter to specific embellishment patterns.” – KnitPurlGurl“This book is perfect for any knitter’s library that is filled with a unique combination of wearable handknits and knits for the home.” – PeacefullyKnitting.com“Gifted is a great book filled with lots of projects you can quickly make and give them to your friends and family as gifts. (Hence the title!) I love that there is such a great variety of projects in fantastic designs. From pretty earmuffs to a darling tea cozy, there’s something you can make for everyone on your list!” – CraftZine“Unlike most gift collections, Kandis includes different construction details and finishing techniques that urge knitters and crocheters to expand their horizons while creating items people will actually enjoy receiving.” – Monsters and Critics“…the patterns in this book are charming and straightforward…People who are fans of the ‘One Skein Wonders’ series will really enjoy this book” – MyCentralJersey.com“Mags Kandis’s playful approach shines through in her imaginative and thoughtful gifts.” – The Knitter(UK)“Gifted is a book full of the charming, inviting accessory patterns that Mags Kandis is known for. None of the patterns are complicated or take much time, but the combination of stitch, yarn and color choices make them remarkable.” – Knitty.com August 2010“It’s full of sweet and small projects to knit for others (or for yourself!)…all thoughtful and sweet.” – The Yarn Lounge August 2010
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