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Category: DIY & CRAFT

DIY & CRAFT

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  • DRAW YOURSELF HAPPY

    Not for professional artists, this book will appeal to aspiring doodlers, illustrators and amateurs wanting to just pick up a pencil and draw!>

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  • CRAFT WISDOM & KNOW-HOW

    The latest addition to the best-selling Wisdom & Know-How series is an all-in-one guide to mastering a variety of popular crafts from knitting and quilting to ceramics and jewelry making. The fifth book in the popular Wisdom and Know-How series CraftWisdom & Know-How covers dozens of the most popular crafts in one complete all-encompassing resource. The book is organized by type of craft and includes Sewing Knitting and Other Needlework; Paper Crafts and Bookmaking; Glasswork; Jewelry Making; Pottery and Clay; Mosaics; Candle-making and Decorating; and Woodworking and Furniture Making. The sections are further broken down into chapters that cover specific crafts each with step-by-step directions and tips for projects for all levels of skill and ability from beginner to advanced. Hundreds of projects are included such as Super Sock Monkeys Crocheted Hats Etched Glass One-Afternoon Skirts and Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry to name a few. The material is hand-selected from dozens of publications from Lark Books a leader in craft books. The information is tried trusted and true and provides indispensable instruction and advice from the most accomplished crafters in the world. With hundreds of black-and-white illustrations and photographs as well as essential resources for materials and tools Craft Wisdom & Know-How is a must-have book for the aspiring and experienced crafter alike.>

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  • MAKERY: SEWING: OVER 30 PROJECTS FOR THE HOME, TO WEAR AND TO GIVE

    Makery: Sewing is the latest craft book from Kate Smith owner of the thriving Makery sewing cafĂ© workshops. Now she’s been busy with her needle and sewing machine to bring you a collection of 30 sewing projects spanning highly original fashion gift and home ideas.

    Create and wear tailor-made fashion items such as the beautiful Smocked Purse and Skinny Bow Belt. Alternatively give loved ones a gift with a truly personal touch such as the Man’s Wash Bag or easy Lipstick-Holder Keyring. Or add originality to your home with creative accessories destined to become household favourites like a Padded Oven Mitt gorgeous Table Place Mat or a colourful Doorstop.

    Makery: Sewing is suitable for beginners and is very user-friendly with clear instructions time guidelines and handy tips as well as required tools lists to guide you through the techniques with ease. The book includes stunning full-page photography and pull-out patterns and templates plus there’s a chapter dedicated to stitches to ensure that you sew your way to success.

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  • THE FOX, THE BEAR AND THE BUNNY: SEW PLAYFUL KIDS' CLOTHES

    From a cheeky Fox Duffle Coat to a sweet and simple Mouse Pocket Dress the designs in The Fox the Bear & the Bunny are great fun and utterly adorable. The animal themed projects include dresses dungarees coats and trousers and each are embellished with different animals for a playful twist. The Bunny coat has ears and a tail whilst the Cat Mittens have a fun pawprint motif. Aimed at crafters with some experience of machine sewing the pull-out pattern sheets simple step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams make even seemingly complicated patterns easy to understand and accessible and all the patterns can be scaled up or down to fit children aged 1-5. The fun features of these clothes encourage creative play and children will love having unique and quirky clothes that really stand out. With everything from rabbits and owls to foxes and bears youngsters and adults alike will be delighted by these whimsical and original designs.>

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  • KNITTING FROM THE NORTH

    In Knitting from the North Hilary Grant – who lives in Orkney at the very north of Scotland closer to Norway than London – has translated her most popular patterns from her luxury Scottish knitwear range into 30 colourful hand-knitting projects – hats mittens scarves and jumpers – to keep your hands warm and spirits high. Simple clean shapes ensure that pattern and colour are at the forefront creating modern yet timeless designs. Each project follows a pattern with a mitten hat and scarf variation for a whole winter collection of accessories. Hilary also shares her inspiration behind the patterns expert tips on finishing as well as advice on colour and selecting yarns that enhance the lustre of the natural fibres while inspirational photography provides a window on life at 59 North.>

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    Perfect for fans of the mindful activity books, readers will “unfold” their minds while making stunning creations with this fun, fully interactive package.
    Inspired Origami will show readers how the peaceful pastime of creating papercraft art can calm the minds of crafters of all skill levels. The book features an introduction on achieving mindfulness through origami, a history of the craft, basic rules, and all the information needed to get started. The introductory material is followed by step-by-step instruction and illustrations that walk the reader through 15 beautiful projects, including the Swan, Windmill, Sailboat, Peace Crane, and more. Including 36 distinct sheets of origami paper in both solid colors and patterns, Inspired Origami provides all that’s necessary to begin the therapeutic craft of creating accessible, stunning works of art.

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    From founder Ben Uyeda of Homemade-Modern.com comes a collection of 30 DIY projects to furnish your home and outdoor space made from durable recycled materials-metal wood and concrete. Focused on sustainable pieces with a high-end feel this book is filled with projects that are both beautiful and easy to construct.


    Homemade Modern walks you step-by-step through the process of making furniture from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge!) to how to make the most of the tools you own. Not only will you save money but you’ll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built using real materials. All you need is a sense of adventure to make furniture that looks amazing and that you can actually afford.


    Projects include:

    • Concrete kitchen island
    • Herb garden wall with ceramic pots
    • Wood pendant lamps
    • Plywood coffee table
    • Ironbound bookcase
    • Platform Bed
    • Geometric dog house
    • Concrete kitchen island

    and more!


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    The appeal of paper cutting is that anyone can do it the equipment is readily available and the results are stunning. This totally fun and interactive book features inspirational ideas for crafters of all skill levels. In an easy-to-follow fully illustrated format Cut Up This Book! shows readers how to create exquisite works of art. It provides all essential information from basic techniques to creative step-by-step projects.

    The package includes fifty one-of-a-kind ready-to-cut papercraft projects designed by artist Emily Hogarth. Filled with ideas such as card-making and transposing images onto fabric readers will make crafts that have a variety of practical applications in everyday life. Illuminating text offers profiles of contemporary artists and detail on papercutting forms throughout the world basic tools materials and techniques. Projects include:

    • Greeting cards

    • Bird Mobiles

    • Tree ornaments

    • Window displays

    • Shadow puppets

    And much more!

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    This definitive decorating book covers everything you need to know when you are doing up your home. It begins by identifying key decorating styles and then takes you logically through each stage of the planning process. As well as outlining the pros and cons of a wide range of options for walls, flooring and furnishings, it looks at specific rooms in turn and highlights the key considerations and solutions. The beautiful photographs illustrate a range of stylistic choices, but don’t overwhelm you with too many options. And while covering up-to-date techniques and ideas, it also includes the basics and the classic, making this the one-stop book on decorating.

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  • INSPIRATIONS

    Preston Bailey’s Inspirations is a sourcebook of ideas for creating the perfect ambiance for any major party or event. Preston Bailey has spent 23 years creating the decor for the most lavish of celebrity parties, weddings, and other high-profile events. This book is packed with gorgeous full-bleed and double-spread photographs of 10 such parties. They range from modern to romantic and the majority of arrangements pictured–Preston’s amazing centerpieces, hanging arrangements, chair adornments, place settings, etc.–have never before been seen. Each chapter will focus on a specific inspirational element, such as a 6-foot pineapple made from sunflowers and palm leaves, a lawn made entirely of roses, and floating orchids and peonies in an indoor pool. Above all, Bailey encourages anyone planning a party to allow their creativity to blossom and have fun while designing their dream event

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  • PHOTOCRAFT

    The popularity of digital cameras has us taking more photographs than ever before, but what can you do with all those pictures? PHOTOCRAFT offers over 40 easy and creative alternatives to stuffing prints into dusty shoeboxes or albums. Turn your photographs into quilts, scarves, shower curtains or folding screens. Channel your inner Andy Warhol and a print becomes a piece of pop art. Decorate your home with these very personal and unique treasures or give them as one-of-a-kind gifts.
    Colour photographs and line illustrations accompany concise, step-by-step instructions for each project. The book also explains simple techniques such as scanning, cropping and overprinting.
    A unique and highly practical book, PHOTOCRAFT will appeal to everyone who has ever discovered – or taken – a photograph they love.

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  • THE URBAN WOODSMAN

    Hand carving is easy satisfying and therapeutic when guided by Max Bainbridge. Create your own unique pieces and carve with confidence thanks to detailed information on tools cutting techniques and clear step-by-step photography accompanying each project. Start with basic spoons cooking spoons and spatulas before moving onto butter knives chopping boards and small bowls with only a few simple tools required. Max also advises on the perfect finish for your projects – how to sand ebonise scorch and texture surfaces as well as waxing and oiling your new creations. Whether you are a novice or an experienced carver this book will inspire you to make something that you will be proud of.>

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    This is the perfect book to inspire people to take up the challenge of making their own simple and stylish Christmas decorations. Festive ornaments can be inexpensive and impersonal, so take advantage of these fabulous fun ideas to help you make your own.

    The 20 inspired, elegant and easy-to-make projects in this book are all suitable for beginners without having to splash out on specialist materials. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions guide you through the making process. Each project can be adapted to suit your home, with scope for the whole family to get involved in the festive fun.

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  • THE WILD DYER: A GUIDE TO NATURAL DYES & THE ART OF PATCHWORK & STITCH

    `By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.’ In The Wild Dyer Abigail Booth demystifies the `magic’ of natural dyeing and shows how to use the results to stunning effect in 15 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects including a drawstring forager’s bag an apron samplers cushions and a reversible patchwork blanket. Focusing on how to grow or gather your own dyeing materials – from onion and avocado skins to chamomile and comfrey nettles and acorns – as well as scouring mordanting (using fixative) and setting up a dye vat Abigail explains how to create effective dyes. And once you have them how you can produce beautiful contemporary textiles that can then be used to create projects that build on your skills.>

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  • ILLUSTRATION: WHAT'S THE POINT?

    Of all the graphic arts illustration is currently the most dynamic and exciting. In every medium – advertising book publishing product design houseware and home furnishings – new talents are emerging making their mark and (in some cases) a fortune out of their illustration skills.

    But why? In this uniquely presented book gifted illustrator Mouni Feddag takes on the subject and gives it the treatment it deserves. Witty dynamic wide-ranging and visual this title answers the big questions that illustration throws up including:

    What’s the point of hand-drawn things?
    What’s the point of pictures?
    What’s the point of looking good?
    What’s the point of decoration?
    What’s the point of commercial art?
    What’s the point of repetition?

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