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Mad About Metal - Embossed Craft Metal Projects For Your Home (Paperback): Monica Fischer, Suzan Cumpsty, Lee Vorster Mad About Metal - Embossed Craft Metal Projects For Your Home (Paperback)
Monica Fischer, Suzan Cumpsty, Lee Vorster
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Craft metal has endless decorative possibilities. It is pliable and can be wrapped around or adhered to any surface you can imagine.

This book is all about using coloured craft metal – decorating it by means of embossing, cutting out designs, adding further colour, taking away colour and filling in 3D designs and much more – to customise blanks and found objects for your home. You will learn more about the metal and supporting mediums, and how to use the tools and familiarise yourself with several techniques, all of which can be applied in making more than 50 decorative and functional items.

The original projects were designed and created specifically to show-case a variety of techniques and applications, including:

  • Transferring and tracing designs
  • Creating texture by means of inexpensive handheld tools or manual processes
  • Using an embossing machine such as the cuttlebug™ for textures, patterns and die-cuts
  • Finishing techniques such as sanding, ageing and painting
  • Upcycling and repurposing
  • Tips and tricks to simplify processes

The projects range from beginners to advanced level and from quick ideas to masterpieces that will take longer to complete. Magnificent photographs of the finished objects will inspire you while step-by-step instructions and photographs will help you to get started right away.

Mal Oor Metaal - Projekte Met Handwerkmetaal Vir Jou Tuiste (Afrikaans, Paperback): Monica Fischer, Suzan Cumpsty, Lee Vorster Mal Oor Metaal - Projekte Met Handwerkmetaal Vir Jou Tuiste (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Monica Fischer, Suzan Cumpsty, Lee Vorster
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Handwerkmetaal het eindelose versierpotensiaal. Dit is buigsaam en kan om bykans enige oppervlak gevou of daarop geplak word. Hierdie boek fokus op gekleurde handwerkmetaal - hoe dit versier kan word met bosseleerwerk, uitsnywerk, die byvoeg of wegneem van kleur, 3D-ontwerpe wat ingevul word en vele meer - en hoe jy daarmee unieke items vir jou tuiste kan skep. Leer meer oor metaal en items waarop dit aangebring kan word, hoe om die nodige gereedskap te gebruik, en hoe om verskeie tegnieke toe te pas wat almal gebruik kan word om die meer as 50 dekoratiewe of funksionele items te skep. Die oorspronklike projekte is spesifiek ontwerp en geskep om die groot verskeidenheid tegnieke en toepassings te demonstreer, soos: Die oordra en natrek van ontwerpe; Hoe om met eenvoudige handgereedskap tekstuur te skep; Die gebruik van bosseleerapparaat soos die cuttlebug om tekstuur, patrone en uitsnywerk te skep; Afrondingstegnieke soos skuurwerk, veroudering en verf; Herwinning en hergebruik; Wenke en raad om prosesse te vereenvoudig. Daar is projekte vir alle vaardigheidsvlakke, van beginners tot gesoute handwerkers, en maklike items wat blitsvinnig gemaak kan word tot meesterstukke wat langer sal neem om te voltooi. Manjifieke foto's van die voltooide items sal jou inspireer en jy kan danksy die stap-vir-stap foto's en aanwysings sommer dadelik aan die werk spring.

The Beautiful Bowls Of Carolyn Metcalfe (Paperback): Leigh Voigt The Beautiful Bowls Of Carolyn Metcalfe (Paperback)
Leigh Voigt; Edited by Elisabeth Lickendorf; Photographs by Tony Meintjies
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 In stock

Carolyn Metcalfe's guiding principles are harmony and balance. She loves the quiet and settled sequence of things in repose and the collected peace found in shadow.

She is one who must always meet with the mien of eccentric detail and bring a herbarium order to the field; a medieval simplicity - illuminated in a bowl big enough from which to feed the choir.

The Wood Carver's Dozen - A Collection of 12 Beautiful Projects for Complete Beginners (Paperback): Celina Muire The Wood Carver's Dozen - A Collection of 12 Beautiful Projects for Complete Beginners (Paperback)
Celina Muire
R366 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R106 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sugar Skulls Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition): Sugar Skulls Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar) (Calendar, New edition)
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R196 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R47 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This art calendar showcases a stunning array of sugar skulls - a traditional part of the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead, which focuses on remembering loved ones that have died. These skulls made from sugar are bright and colourful works of art in their own right and will make a beautiful adornment to your wall. The datepad features previous and next month's views.

One Block of Wood - 15 Projects to Make (Paperback): Nina Tolstrup One Block of Wood - 15 Projects to Make (Paperback)
Nina Tolstrup
R281 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R86 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ideal for beginner or seasoned crafters Includes 15 original and inspiring projects Cheap and quick ideas with stunning results Whether you're new to woodwork, an old hat with a bit of wood you'd like to use up or just curious to discover what you can create this book is for you. Nina Tolstrup has devised 15 simple, beautifully made projects from one block of wood. There's no need to worry about buying new materials - this eco-friendly selection will ensure that you'll have all the help you need to use up those leftovers. Nina demonstrates the versatility of this easy-to-work with material. The ideas range from a stylish Garden Bird Feeder to a sturdy Doorstop and Herb Box. It's as easy as it sounds. Other titles in the series include One Ball of Wool, One Piece of Fabric and One Piece of Paper.

Paper Garden: Bonsai - Craft a Model Bonsai for Every Season (Kit): Amy Spungen Paper Garden: Bonsai - Craft a Model Bonsai for Every Season (Kit)
Amy Spungen
R340 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R145 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Vanities - The Golden Age of Necessaires and Minaudieres (Hardcover): Meredith Etherington-Smith, Xavier Narbaits Vanities - The Golden Age of Necessaires and Minaudieres (Hardcover)
Meredith Etherington-Smith, Xavier Narbaits
R1,184 R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Save R333 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Vanities celebrates an extraordinary private collection of gold, silver and jewelled boxes made to contain cosmetics, lipsticks, mirrors, combs and change. The examples displayed here in all their miniature glory range from an exquisite early-Ching-period box to dazzling contemporary designs; but all are little miracles of the art and craft of the metal worker and the jeweller.

Knife - The Culture, Craft and Cult of the Cook's Knife (Paperback): Tim Hayward Knife - The Culture, Craft and Cult of the Cook's Knife (Paperback)
Tim Hayward 1
R372 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R98 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'Both essential and informative, useful information and sheer blade porn. Tim Hayward explores the world of knives with enthusiasm and authority.'Anthony Bourdain

'Hayward, one of the ... best food writers alive, every page a different blade, glintingly pictured and lovingly described. Kitchen porn but not sinister: A cook's gotta chop, a cook's gotta mince' Simon Schama in New York Times

Knife is a love-letter to this essential culinary tool - its form, history and creation. The knife can be the most functional utensil or the most exquisite piece of design - avid collectors pay jaw-dropping sums for a piece of Japanese hand-crafted steel, made according to traditions that date back thousands of years.

Through interviews with knife-makers, chefs and collectors, acclaimed food writer Tim Hayward explores how the relationship between cook and blade has shaped the both the knife itself, and the ways we prepare and eat food all over the world. From Damascus blades to Chinese cleavers and sushi knives, at the heart of Knife is a fascinating guide to 40 different types of knife, each with its own unique story, detailed description and stunning photographs.

Lavishly illustrated and designed, and as cool, personal and desirable as the most intricately crafted deba, Knife opens up the world of this most covetable of culinary implements.

This is possibly the coolest book I have ever seen. Glorious in content, geeky in text and engaging in photography. This is every cook's must-have reference book! I love it.' Tom Kerridge

'Tim Hayward is the most serious cookery writer I know. Whatever he says, I will listen. Whatever he writes, I will buy' Len Deighton

'A gleaming, razor-sharp paean to the chef s greatest weapon in Knife by Tim Hayward. Both eloquent and encyclopaedic, Knife is the ultimate book of blades' Tom Parker Bowles, Mail on Sunday

Woodworking - Traditional Craft for Modern Living (Hardcover): Andrea Brugi, Samina Langholz Woodworking - Traditional Craft for Modern Living (Hardcover)
Andrea Brugi, Samina Langholz 1
R485 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R148 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Using simple techniques, Tuscany-based woodworkers Samina Langholz and Andrea Brugi teach you how to make 20 beautiful wood objects for the home. From an egg cup made from a reclaimed beam and broom handle to a chopping board featuring a hand-carved "butterfly" - an old trick for stabilising a crack - here are a wonderful selection of approachable carpentry projects that don't require complicated tools, and can be done easily in the home. Suitable for all levels of expertise - even the complete beginner - the simple and accessible step-by-step instructions are accompanied by stunning location photography. Inspired by the rustic lifestyle of rural Italy and the unspoiled views of olive groves that surround them, Samina and Andrea make beautiful carpentry pieces and this book will inspire you to recreate them in your own home.

Florals by Hand - How to Draw and Design Modern Floral Projects (Paperback): Alli Koch Florals by Hand - How to Draw and Design Modern Floral Projects (Paperback)
Alli Koch; Produced by Paige Tate Select
R372 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R77 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Chess and other Games Pieces from Islamic Lands (Paperback): Deborah Freeman Fahid Chess and other Games Pieces from Islamic Lands (Paperback)
Deborah Freeman Fahid
R755 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R190 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Among the many treasures of the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, are hundreds of chess and other games pieces dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries ce. Intricately crafted in a rich variety of materials, including ivory, wood, ceramic, glass, jade and agate, these tiny objects are of enormous historical and artistic significance. They not only mark the evolution of familiar games into their modern forms, but also evoke the imperial palaces, military camps and herders' tents in which they were played over many centuries, from the Sasanian period through the Islamic era in Central Asia, Iran, present-day Iraq and northern India. The chess pieces include both early figural sets and the more abstract forms that later became popular throughout the Islamic world. Dice, pachesi sets and a medieval Arabic treatise on chess complete the collection.

Pattern Design (Hardcover): Elizabeth Wilhide Pattern Design (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Wilhide
R1,029 R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Save R339 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, colour-way and scale. Yet what all have in common is the regularity of repetition, that insistent rhythm that animates a flat surface with a sense of movement and vitality and gives it depth. Evident in the arrangement of petals on a flower head, the branching growth of stems and vines, the spirals of a seashell - pattern is inherent in the natural world that surrounds us. Powerful and transformative, pattern has an irrepressible joie de vivre. With more than 1,500 illustrations of patterns from all ages and cultures, Pattern Design is a visual feast. This comprehensive compendium is arranged thematically according to type, with chapters on Flora, Fauna, Pictorial, Geometric and Abstract designs. These broad categories are supplemented by in-depth features highlighting the work of key designers from the rich history of pattern-making - such as William Morris, Sonia Delaunay, Charles and Ray Eames, Lucienne Day and Orla Kiely - along with sections detailing the characteristic motifs of key period styles from Baroque to Art Deco.

Isometric Graph Paper Notebook - Isometric Drawing 3d, Composition Technical Sketchbook, 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle,... Isometric Graph Paper Notebook - Isometric Drawing 3d, Composition Technical Sketchbook, 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle, Triangular Paper, Lines Grid Lined for Engineer, Shapes Drawing 120 Pages 8.5 X 11inch (Isometric Grid Paper 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle) (Volume 2) (Paperback)
John Book Publishing
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Isometric Graph Paper Notebook - 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle, Triangular Paper, Lines Grid Lined for Engineer, Isometric... Isometric Graph Paper Notebook - 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle, Triangular Paper, Lines Grid Lined for Engineer, Isometric Drawing 3d, Composition Technical Sketchbook, 8.5 X 11inch 120 Pages (Isometric Grid Paper 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle) (Volume 1) (Paperback)
John Book Publishing
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Tatt Book - Visionaries of Tattoo (Paperback): Joseph Ari Aloi Tatt Book - Visionaries of Tattoo (Paperback)
Joseph Ari Aloi 1
R498 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R119 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Featuring some of the most important contemporary tattoo artists who are making cutting-edge graphics, typography, and customized artistic masterpieces. "Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo" is a unique collection of the designs of the most creative contemporary tattoo artists from around the world. These contemporary tattooists are, first and foremost, artists creating tattoo designs inked on the human body as well as works for galleries and personal collections. Curated by the renowned artist JK5 and including work from over twenty distinguished artists, such as Stephanie Tamez, Mike Giant, and Scott Harrison, "Tatt Book" explores the intricate customized body art and also the artwork these "inking" geniuses do outside the tattoo studio. This will be an indispensable reference catalogue for type forms, illustration, fine art, and design in a time where tattoos are a mark of personal creativity and individuality.

The Metalworker's Workshop (Paperback): Harold Hall The Metalworker's Workshop (Paperback)
Harold Hall
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Harold Hall was Editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine, he was surprised by how just so many of his readers had no access to a workshop at home, or even at college. This book presents a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworking activities including model engineering, model making, car restoration and clockmaking. It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and lighting, condensation plus health and safety factors. It then explains in detail the choice of various tools and equipment for differing tasks so the new workshop owner can avoid making unwise purchases. The book is based on a very popular series of articles which originally appeared in the pages of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine, and which have been revised for publication in this edition.

Woodworking with Power Tools - Tools, Techniques & Projects (Paperback): Editors of Fine Woodworking Woodworking with Power Tools - Tools, Techniques & Projects (Paperback)
Editors of Fine Woodworking
R542 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R208 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The debate over the merits of power tools vs. hand tools has raged for years, but the bottom line is that you need both to be a successful woodworker. Machinery provides efficiency for labor-intensive tasks such as sawing and planing, whereas hand tools are used to create fine details that machines can't duplicate. Power tools don't replace hand tools, they complement them. In Woodworking with Power Tools, expert craftsmen and craftswomen explain how they choose, maintain, and use every kind of power tool, from tablesaws to plunge routers, bandsaws to bench planers. There's advice on tool maintenance, techniques for getting the most from your tools, and projects made using power tools. With clear photographs drawings, and step-by-step instructions, Woodworking with Power Tools will be an essential resource for anyone who works wood. You'll learn how to: tune up your tablesaw choose bandsaw blades for resawing get started with your plunge router install dust collection in a small shop cut easy angled tenons get better cuts with your planer build a perfect picture frame, an elegant bookcase, and a pedestal dining table

Iznik - The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Walter B. Denny Iznik - The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Walter B. Denny
R863 R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Save R226 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Covering both Iznik pieces de forme and the famous Iznik tiles that decorate Ottoman imperial monuments, Iznik integrates the entire spectrum of Iznik production, both tiles and wares, and the broader artistic tradition in which it originated. Walter B. Denny begins with a description of the particular nature of Islamic art under the Ottoman empire, as well as the methods of the craftsmen who worked under the imperial auspices. He then examines the links between the court style of Istanbul and the ceramic ateliers in Iznik itself, and the crucial role of the dominant styles of the golden age of Iznik ceramics and their most famous creators, Shah Kulu and Kara Memi. The book showcases the array of motifs - floral, vegetal and figurative - used on Iznik wares, looks at the relationship between non-Muslim communities and the Ottoman empire, and closes with an examination of the rich stylistic heritage that Iznik ceramics have given to Western art. Lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout, this is a panoramic overview of a spectacular and refined artform.

Arab Chest (Hardcover): Sheila Unwin Arab Chest (Hardcover)
Sheila Unwin; Foreword by Terence Clark
R595 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R117 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first exhaustive study of a piece of furniture that has been used in the Arab world for centuries, and on the East African coast since the early 1800s. The Arab chest caught the attention of expatriates and travellers throughout these regions, and by the mid-20th century it had become a collector's item in the West. The author, Sheila Unwin, first came across the chests in East Africa in the early l950s. Since then she has been determined to discover their provenance and unravel their stylistic origins. This journey of detection is reflected in her historical overviews, which cover the early Arab trading networks, Arabs and Persians in East Africa, the Gulf and Oman, the Mughals in India, and the early explorations and trading expeditions of the Portuguese, Dutch and British from East Africa to the Far East. Her study of these enables her to trace the cultural influences that have combined to produce the chests, and to chart their complex origins. More than a historical survey, the book is also a guide to the classification, care and cleaning of chests. It is lavishly illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and maps, while line drawings demonstrate the differences in classification and type of chests and fittings. Owners of these fine pieces will find this an invaluable companion and resource. Sheila Unwin greatly enriches our appreciation of an artefact which can now be seen, in the light of her research, as a fascinating embodiment of the old Indian Ocean trading network.

Joyful - The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness (Hardcover): Ingrid Fetell Lee Joyful - The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness (Hardcover)
Ingrid Fetell Lee 1
R517 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your surroundings.

When did you last feel joy? Changing your surroundings is the most easily accessible source in finding joy, says Ingrid Fetell Lee, former Design Director of IDEO New York.

In Joyful, she explains it's time to open our eyes to the physical world. By making small but powerful changes to the things around us, we can live happier, healthier lives.

Her TED talk has been viewed over 10 million times.

‘This book has the power to change everything’ Susan Cain

‘A completely original treatment of a completely new and original idea’ Arianna Huffington

Pallets - Upcycling projects 33 DIY pallet items (Paperback): Jason Kobrowisky Pallets - Upcycling projects 33 DIY pallet items (Paperback)
Jason Kobrowisky
R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) In stock

Pallets: Upcycling projects offers 33 DIY pallet items where the humble pallet is transformed into affordable, practical and eco-friendly furniture, decor, toys, garden products and gifts. Upcycling is the term that is used for the creative recycling of discarded materials or unusable or unwanted items to create new products. The book is packed with full-colour photos and easy to follow step-by-step instructions from how to dismantle the raw pallet and how to plan and build your own projects, to paint techniques to finish off your products. The difficulty of the projects varies, so the book is ideal for beginner crafters and DIY enthusiasts with more advanced skills. Some of the projects include: a wine rack, garden tool rack, coffee table, easy chair, trousseau chest, book case, vegetable rack, photo frame, planters, toy kitchen, trolley and playhouse.

Metalwork and Machining Hints and Tips - Workshop Practice Series 20 (Paperback): Ian C Bradley Metalwork and Machining Hints and Tips - Workshop Practice Series 20 (Paperback)
Ian C Bradley
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over many years in a workshop, the knowledge and ability to perform a wide number of relatively minor jobs becomes second nature to a skilled engineer, but the amateur, no matter how great his natural talent, rarely has the opportunity to experience the same wide range of tasks. This book, by the experienced engineer Ian Bradley, contains useful advice and instruction for beginners on workshop practices including arbors and mandrels, belt jointing and splicing, shaft collars, finishing metal surfaces, G-clamps, surface gauges, cutting holes, special nuts, hand turning tools, the wobbler, case-hardening, and machining square material. This book was suggested to the author by his many readers and correspondents as a supplementary volume to his classic textbook The Amateur's Workshop.

Alhambra Tile (Blank Sketch Book) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Alhambra Tile (Blank Sketch Book) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R261 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R59 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Alhambra Tile.

Alphonse Mucha: Study for Documents Decoratifs Plate 12 (Foiled Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition): Flame Tree Studio Alphonse Mucha: Study for Documents Decoratifs Plate 12 (Foiled Journal) (Notebook / blank book, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R203 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R46 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Alphonse Mucha: Study for Documents Decoratifs Plate 12.

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