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Beautiful Crochet for Heads, Hands and Toes
Explore the wonderful versatility of crochet – using very little more than one ball of yarn and a crochet hook you can make a beautiful lacy scarf; a clever multi-way wrap, a textured baggy beret or a pair of two-tone gloves. Even belts are easy to create, whether it is a wide corset belt made from firm cotton or a sassy hipster belt embellished with beads. If you are really pressed for time, you can simply make a few crochet flowers – perfect for corsages and trims for scarves, wraps and hats.
Beautiful Knits for Heads, Hands and Toes
This fabulous collection contains a wealth of ideas for timeless hats, gloves, scarves, socks, bags and jewellery. Many of the patterns are made using traditional techniques, such as cable and fair isle, while others have a contemporary twist or are created in fabulous new yarns. Projects include a French beret, a cloche hat, fingerless gloves, shoulder bag, striped beanie hat, lacy wrap, tweedie socks, pom-pom scarf and cozy slippers. The 25 projects are knitted using a fabulous range of yarns,
101 Sparkling Necklaces
This collection shows just how easy it is to make individual necklaces using simple techniques and a fabulous range of beads. There are designs for single and multi-strand necklaces, looped chains, chokers and lariats. Twenty designs are photographed in four additional colour ways and design variations.
A Voyage Round the World in Paintings
Follow artist and art instructor Julie Askew’s journey around our diverse planet through her beautiful sketches and paintings, depicted here along with notes from the artist herself. This stunning book features over 200 of her works, showing how she has used her extensive travels and her love of the natural world as her inspiration. From dramatic African landscapes, to India’s magnificent wildlife, and on to portraits of Indonesian traditional dress, the range of subjects is immense. Her comment
Bags Bags Bags
You can never have enough bags: small sparkly evening bags, bright and colourful everyday bags and capacious carriers for shopping or for the beach. This fantastic collection of handmade bags features a selection of styles and designs. All are simply made, featuring the most popular shapes and sizes and all individualised to suit your own style.
The 18 designs feature step-by-step instructions and photography for drawstring bags, shoulder bags or bags with beaded and wooden han
Beginner's Dog Guide
Many people want to own a dog but very few really realise what this involves. Dr Lowe sets out in her book, constructive questions and answers for you to read before embarking on becoming an dog owner. Also featured is 105 different dog breeds with their descriptions, characters, grooming tips and much more. The book is divided into these chapters for easy reference.
1. So you think you want a dog….
2. The search begins …
3. The medical stuff….
4. Manners maketh the pet …..
5. Nutrition ….
Big Book of Weekend Papercrafts
Packed with over 40 projects and a wealth of other ideas and tips, this book shows you how make everything from stationery and scrapbooks to cards, gift- wrap, boxes, bags and tags using a variety of techniques. With it's easy-to-follow format and inspirational photography, the Big Book of Weekend Papercrafts makes it easy to create individual and highly desirable paper items for all occasions.
"This book contains items knitted in a fabulous range of chunky, colourful yarns and using the largest sizes of needles available, making them really easy to follow and quick to complete. From a simple mohair wrap to a cropped turtleneck or a long cardigan with collar, there is something here to suit every taste."
Canine Communication will improve your relationship with your dog. Learning more about how dogs communicate will help owners relate to their pets and prevent common behavioural problems. Included in this book are: - Canine behaviour and body language - Building a relationship with your dog - Illness and your dog’s behaviour - Canine aggression and anxiety - Barking and vocalising - Toilet training
This book provides patterns and step-by-step instructions for creating 13 sensational classic quilts in both the traditional methods of piecework and appliqué and also the innovative style of combining the two. Pieced quilts have been a favoured tradition among quiltmakers for centuries.
The patterns showcased here are popular favourites. Each quilt is classic in its simplicity and design, with easy-to-use illustrations and instructions. Appliqué quilts,
Complete Digital Photography
Digital imaging is no longer the province of the enthusiast or dedicated amateur. By end 2004, according to market estimates, the installed base of digital cameras worldwide reached over 200 million. Moreover, millions of people now make use of digital cameras built into mobile phones, producing countless images each year. Complete Digital Photography caters to a need not met by existing books, addressing the general public or lay person who simply wants to do a few basic things with their digit
Complete Step by Step Upholstery
This is the manual for anyone who wants to be a skilled upholsterer. It has a total of 15 step-by-step projects; eight are basic skills projects and seven involve the application of skills. There is information on the tools and materials needed, where to look for furniture to upholster and advice on choosing fabric.
Complete Step by Step Upholstery
This is the manual for anyone who wants to become a skilled upholsterer. The book contains a total of 15 step-by-step projects. The first eight are basic skills projects and collectively these explain the key skills needed to complete any upholstery task. The projects include a drop-in-bottom chair, an overstuffed seat, caning, a box cushion and recovering a modern chair. The remaining seven projects involve the application of skills learnt in the first chapter. Pieces featured are an Art Dec
Some styles never go out of fashion because their elegance and simplicity have a timeless quality, which endures as other fashions come and go. The Hollywood of the fifties epitomizes a chic classic style and is the inspiration behind the patterns in this fabulous new collection. Exquisitely simple sweaters, jackets, twin sets, capes and boleros have been brought up-to-date with contemporary yarns. The 24 patterns in this book cover a range of styles: there’s a black polo-neck sweat
Crafts with Kids
Children love being creative - even a toddler will show a fascination with crayons, paints, fabric and other exciting materials. But frustration can often occur when they try to realise their ideas - which is where this fantastic book comes in.
Full of exciting projects for parents and children to work on together, it is aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 10 and will appeal&a
Create a Card
Create individual greetings cards for any occasion from one of the many ingenious designs using three of the most popular card making techniques: stickering, stencilling and stamping.
Creative Drawing is a collection of projects expressly designed to get the most out of the reader's artistic potential. It deliberately pushes the creative boundaries. An introductory section featuring materials and their application is followed by 14 projects showcasing different drawing techniques.
Every technique is explained in full detail, enabling the reader to explore a rich world of experimentation. Each project is based on an example from an artist who has app
Creative Oils is a collection of oil painting projects expressly designed to get the most out of the reader’s artistic potential. An introductory section featuring basic materials and their application is followed by 14 projects showcasing different oil painting techniques. Every technique is explained in full detail, enabling the reader to explore a rich world of experimentation. Each project is based on an example from a painter who has applied the technique in their own way, providing a visua
Crochet for Babies and Toddlers
This exciting collection of crochet patterns makes full use of a range of classic and contemporary wools and cottons. From a little white dress with appliquéd flowers to an heirloom shawl, the charming patterns are designed for newborn babies through to three-year-olds.
Crochet with Beads
Combining two of the most popular crafts, this book is packed with stunning designs for a range of jewellery and accessories, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, chokers and belts. Worked in yearns and fine wire, the projects use a few basic crochet stitches, all explained in detail, and beautiful beads
Cutest Ever Baby Knits
A completely irresistible collection of utterly cute baby clothes, these patterns will give great delight both to the knitter and to all who see the results on tiny new babies. There are bootees that look like little strawberries, a baby bonnet in the shape of a crinoline skirt, a bumblebee set of hat and mitts and a cozy cot blanket that looks like a field of daisies. Hats, bootees, mitts, little coats and dresses: none of
Aimed at both beginners and the more experienced mosaic artists, this title features 12 original projects for indoors and out. Step-by-step colour photographs and clear instructions guide the reader through all the basic techniques.
Design Sourcebook: Stained Glass
An exciting and original portfolio of stained glass designs from some of the world’s leading artists, this richly illustrated book features designs for leaded and copper foil work plus painted, etched, sandblasted, fused and slumped glass.
Doggylicious introduces a mouth-watering array of healthy recipes for dogs: breakfasts, dinners, snacks, party food – it’s all covered. Dog-lovers will learn about good nutrition for their pets while preparing these easy to make dishes and their pets will love them more than ever. Recipes include: Pupcorn, Pupperoni Pizza, Sausage Dogs, Doggy Doughnuts, barbecue dishes, Christmas and birthday foods; and all are made from ingredients which are healthy and tasty for dogs.