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Books > Health, Home & Family > Handicrafts

Five-Minute Watercolour - Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Paintings (Paperback): Samantha Nielsen Five-Minute Watercolour - Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Paintings (Paperback)
Samantha Nielsen 1
R218 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Many novice artists are intimidated by the prospect of trawling through very technical drawing books, especially given our busy day-to-day lives. Five-Minute Watercolour is a handy companion as you explore your artistic potential by sketching in watercolour - in five minutes you can produce a great painting that you'll be proud to keep and share. Discover 55 bitesize exercises, written in jargon-free language, to help you make watercolour painting a part of your day. Starting with advice on the basic supplies you will need, professional urban watercolour artist Samantha Nielsen takes you through all the techniques required to begin and pursue your creative journey - from brush control to using warm and cool colours, followed by advice on implementing these techniques such as painting skies, seascapes or people. Samantha then helps you take it further by showing you how to capture movement and create depth. Every spread in the book features five expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing five-minute watercolour sketches to inspire you. For new and aspiring artists everywhere who've dreamt of making art a part of their working lives, this pocket book is perfect for you.

Raw Drawing - Spontaneous and Carefree Drawing (Paperback): Alessandro Bonaccorsi Raw Drawing - Spontaneous and Carefree Drawing (Paperback)
Alessandro Bonaccorsi 1
R245 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

As Picasso said: 'It took me a lifetime to Paint Like a Child'. Raw Drawing is not an art class - it is a unique philosophy and a practical resource that teaches you how to draw spontaneously and creatively without any inhibition. Learn how to use signs, lines and shapes to create a new visual language. It's a non-judgmental technique to help you visualize your thoughts, express your emotions, develop your ideas and, why not, relax with a pen or pencil. Since he launched the Raw Drawing initiative in 2017, Italian artist Alessandro Bonaccorsi has given dozens of courses across Italy, helping people expand their creativity. This book brings together all of Alessandro's core teachings, making the power and creativity of raw drawing accessible to everyone. The book is recommended for those over 14 years of age, who are open to let themselves become children again and draw with a carefree mind. Use Raw Drawing to get closer to the heart of things, and learn to appreciate the beauty of the spontaneous.

How To Draw Rockets & Spacecraft (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Mark Bergin How To Draw Rockets & Spacecraft (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Mark Bergin
R164 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Crochet Home - 20 vintage modern crochet projects for the home (Paperback): Emma Lamb Crochet Home - 20 vintage modern crochet projects for the home (Paperback)
Emma Lamb 1
R357 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R100 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Transform your home with this collection of beautiful crocheted homewares by talented crochet designer and blogger Emma Lamb. Choose from 20 different projects to prettify your home such as gorgeous flower garlands, vintage inspired blankets and throws, and delightful doilies and cushions. Talented designer Emma Lamb brings her unique style and eye for design to this stunning collection of contemporary crochet projects. Whether you are new to crochet or an experienced stitcher looking for wonderful new project ideas, this book is sure to appeal. Emma's technique for combining colours and subtle but stunning designs makes these projects stand out from other crochet titles. Includes techniques and crochet charts as well crochet patterns.

Wild Wool & Colorful Cotton Quilts - Patchwork & Applique Houses, Flowers, Vines & More (Paperback): Erica Kaprow Wild Wool & Colorful Cotton Quilts - Patchwork & Applique Houses, Flowers, Vines & More (Paperback)
Erica Kaprow
R380 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Happy, bold, and whimsical! Sew house-themed quilts to welcome you home. Best-selling author Erica Kaprow shares three new medallion quilts with playful pieced backgrounds and perky applique. Using a mix of cotton and wool fabrics, you'll hand stitch houses, flowers, vines, and more. Basic applique instructions and full-size patterns are included. With each border, you'll fall more in love with the these textural quilts infused with colour!

Swoon - The heartthrob activity book for good colour-inners, as well as beginners (Paperback): Mel Elliot Swoon - The heartthrob activity book for good colour-inners, as well as beginners (Paperback)
Mel Elliot 1
R242 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R63 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hotties, hunks, heartthrobs, beefcakes, dreamboats, studs. It doesn't matter what you call them, all that matters is that they make your eyes water with joyous delight. Well, Swoon has all that in spades. Swoon is the perfect gift for that person in your life who daydreams of stroking Jude Law's tight torso or Brad Pitt's perfect face. And now they can! With a pen! So, get your felt-tips ready and colour in Ryan Gosling's sultry face, George Clooney's silver hair, Harry Styles' dreamy eyes and, deep breath, Bradley Cooper's bufftastic abs ... as well as many, many others! Swoon will have you weak at the knees as your pens caress the chiseled features of 60 of your favourite pieces of manly eye candy. From Aaron Paul to Zac Efron, modern day hotties to brooding beefcakes of yesteryear; all the guys are barely contained (and clothed) within this book and can't wait for you to come give them a damn good colouring in. So, what are you waiting for?

My Year in Small Drawings - Notice, Draw, Appreciate (Paperback): Matilda Tristram My Year in Small Drawings - Notice, Draw, Appreciate (Paperback)
Matilda Tristram
R260 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R42 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Charming book for creative types who find a blank page a little too overwhelming." - The Guardian "In her charming journal-cum sketchbook, Matilda Tristram inspires us to look at the everyday things in life in a new way. As well as encouraging us to explore the extraordinary in the ordinary, she also provides guidance, insights, tips and inspiration." - Flow Magazine "If you've ever struggled with the enormous pressure that a blank page or canvas demands of you then Matilda's 'My Year in Small Drawings' is just the ticket to ease you back into the joys of drawing or help you have a go for the very first time! "Whether you're on the train to work, in the park on your lunch break or people watching at your local coffee shop, Matilda's book will help you see the world through fresh eyes!" - The Big Draw. Explore the extraordinary in the ordinary with this charming visual diary like no other! Create and collect the small details around you and build up dozens of dinky drawings for your own uniquely personal record. From tangles of cables to window frames to tree buds, learn to see everyday things in a new way and explore their simple - and sometimes surprising - beauty by drawing them. With expert advice on how to simplify what we see; which pens and pencils to use; colour; and using perspective plus suggestions for drawing every day of the year, this is an opportunity to embrace your creativity and build up a unique and delightful personal sketch collection.

Jewish Holiday Origami (Paperback): Joel Stern Jewish Holiday Origami (Paperback)
Joel Stern; Photographs by David Greenfield
R246 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R47 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Clearly detailed diagrams and captions explain all the steps for an entire year's worth of holiday projects -- from Chanukah dreidels and a menorah with candles, to Passover pyramids and an image of the Red Sea parting. Great for synagogues, schools, and homes, this easy-to-follow guide offers beginning paperfolders a unique, fun-filled way to celebrate Jewish culture. 24 models.

Ultimate Papercraft Bible - A complete reference with step-by-step techniques (Hardcover): Collins & Brown Ultimate Papercraft Bible - A complete reference with step-by-step techniques (Hardcover)
Collins & Brown
R637 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R186 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The latest volume in Collins & Brown's bestselling Ultimate series reveals all the techniques you need to begin make beautiful projects in paper. First, the chapter on tools, materials and basic techniques will help you decide what equipment you will need to get started, although for many of the techniques in the book, not much more is needed than paper, scissors and glue. Once you've got the basics covered, you will be amazed at the variety of paper techniques there are to explore. Various paper treatments are covered in Colouring, Decorating and Texturing. Learn how to make beautiful cards for family and friends in the Cardmaking chapter, and add a special personal touch to gifts by making your own Envelopes, Giftwrap and Gift Boxes. The Scrapbooking chapter is packed full of ideas on ways to preserve memories of trips and events. Decorative techniques can be found in the Papercutting and Origami chapters, and there is a final chapter on Other Papercrafts which includes techniques such as papier mache, decoupage, quilling and advice on the best ways to make your own paper.

Creative Haven Magnificent Mermaids Coloring Book (Paperback): Marjorie Sarnat Creative Haven Magnificent Mermaids Coloring Book (Paperback)
Marjorie Sarnat
R101 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R20 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Mindful Maker - 35 Creative Projects to Focus the Mind and Soothe the Soul (Paperback): Clare Youngs The Mindful Maker - 35 Creative Projects to Focus the Mind and Soothe the Soul (Paperback)
Clare Youngs 1
R315 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R72 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In today's busy world, it can be difficult to find time to slow down and make time for the simple joy of making, so Clare Youngs has designed a wide range of beautiful and tempting projects to help you experience the pleasure and satisfaction that making something with your own hands can bring. The best thing about practising mindfulness through craft is that you have something tangible to show at the end, and you can start small with the coral reef-inspired embroidery hoops, or just by making pompoms and tassels to be added to the edge of a cushion or blanket. You can learn techniques such as block printing, punch needling, shibori dyeing, weaving, macrame and quilting, all of which encourage a mindful approach, and a way to experience a feeling of 'flow'. Make unique things for yourself and your home, using natural materials such as wool, cotton, linen and leather. Clare is a believer in making new things from old, using what you have and adapting old fabrics to counteract a throwaway society, and all her designs have a Scandinavian-inspired, modern aesthetic.

Extreme Dot to Dot: Classic Pin-Ups (Paperback): Patricia Moffett, Gil Elvgren Extreme Dot to Dot: Classic Pin-Ups (Paperback)
Patricia Moffett, Gil Elvgren
R245 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R63 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Extreme Dot to Dot: Classic Pin-ups invites you to engage with your inner artist, to pick up a pen and create something truly amazing. Taking inspiration from Gil Elvgren's glamorous pin-up girls, this exciting new book of activity book will help you create art masterpieces, one dot at a time. Beautifully packaged and challenging to perfect, Extreme Dot to Dot: Classic Pin-ups lets you create own magical works of art: all you have to do to join in the fun...is join the dots.

150 All-time favourite crochet blocks (Paperback): Sarah Hazell 150 All-time favourite crochet blocks (Paperback)
Sarah Hazell
R220 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R47 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

150 All-time favourite crochet blocks brings together the classic patterns of the blocks that all avid crocheters love. Each block is categorized by skill level, a crochet chart and row-by-row instructions. A short description focusing on each block’s special features and characteristics has also been included. The crochet charts are large and colour coded to the crocheted sample. The chosen yarn palette will remind crafters why they fell in love with a particular block the first time around or, for newbies, it could be the start of a new life-long hobby.

Knits from the Greenhouse - Knitting Patterns for Plant-Based Fibers (Paperback): Cornelia Bartlette Knits from the Greenhouse - Knitting Patterns for Plant-Based Fibers (Paperback)
Cornelia Bartlette
R463 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R96 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nourish your knitting skills with valuable information on plant-based fibers!

The properties of plant-based yarns--cotton, linen, hemp, silk, and others--are unique, naturally. They don't behave the same as wool yarns; to show off their best characteristics you need the right project. PhotosyntheKnits is here to help you cultivate these fibers into beautiful finished designs. Dig in to find:

  • High fiber knitwear using plant-based and blended yarns--linen, cotton, hemp, silk, and more.
  • 18 projects designed specifically to show off the best properties these fibers ensure you have a beautiful finished project no matter the season.
  • Helpful tips and tricks from crunchy designers who love working with plant-based fibers.

From soil to skein to finished project, working with plant-based fibers is a joy with PhotosyntheKnits--green thumb not required.
Paperie - 100 Creative Papercraft Ideas - Gifts, Decor, Stationery, Accessories (Paperback): Kirsty Neale Paperie - 100 Creative Papercraft Ideas - Gifts, Decor, Stationery, Accessories (Paperback)
Kirsty Neale
R366 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R100 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fresh, fun and contemporary book of 100 DIY paper projects, with modern and quirky styling and smart, achievable ideas by talented designer-maker and regular Mollie Makes contributor Kirsty Neale. Paperie features a myriad of innovative ideas and easy-to-master papercraft techniques across a huge variety of popular themes. You'll find clever ideas for unique stationery, creative home decor, cute paper jewellery, inspiring wedding ideas, upcycled gifts and one-of-a-kind accessories. All the techniques are provided with simple step-by-step instructions and diagrams - including origami, stamping, stencilling, embossing, transfers, stitching on paper, collage, papercutting, decoupage, screen printing and papier mache. For those who can't wait to get started or who need an instant craft fix, the tear-out pages at the back of the book offer stunning patterned papers and templates that can be used to create some of the projects right away! Discover unique projects for: * Stationery - notebooks, clipboards, envelopes, greetings, gift wrap, calendars, business cards...* Parties - banners, garlands, masks, decorations, badges, crackers, hats, puppets...* Home - wall art, lighting, bowls, storage, vases, boxes, planters, maps, birdhouses, egg cups...* Accessories - shoes, necklaces, spectacles, cufflinks, buttons, beads, bracelets, bangles...* Wedding - pinatas, confetti, guest books, invites, flowers, favours, photobooth props...* Gifts - mobiles, phone cases, dolls, kites, pomanders, picture frames, portraits...and much, much more!

Colour Your Own Historical Maps (Paperback): British Library Colour Your Own Historical Maps (Paperback)
British Library
R242 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R88 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explore the cartographic treasures of the British Library's extensive map archive, and add your own colour. Early maps are often much more highly decorated than our own, featuring fantastical drawings of real or imaginary people and animals that may or may not occupy unknown places. Medieval maps look very different to the maps of today. Significant places were given prominence and historical or religious events were frequently included. This new colouring book is packed with a series of fascinating hand drawn maps carefully selected from the extensive collection of the British Library, which includes charters and seals, medieval historical and iconic atlas' from Queen Mary I's personal collection and King George III's to detailed drawings from well-known artists such as Nicolas Sanson and William Hack. Each of the original maps is reproduced in colour, so that you can decide whether you prefer to choose your own colours, or to use the colours that the cartographer intended. With key facts about each of the maps, this is the perfect book for geography lovers, history buffs and colouring-in fanatics alike.

My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit - Fold Paper Models of Knights, Princesses, Dragons, Ogres and Many More! (Kit): Joel Stern My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit - Fold Paper Models of Knights, Princesses, Dragons, Ogres and Many More! (Kit)
Joel Stern
R313 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R81 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Step into a world of daring knights, brave princesses and fire breathing dragons! Bestselling origami artist Joel Stern has created this engaging new kit to spark children's imaginations and keep them playing happily for hours without a computer screen. The easy-to-follow instructions and colourful folding papers in My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit make it easy to create your favourite characters and use them to tell stories. Kids will have fun folding up the characters and applying dozens of fairy tale stickers to add finishing touches to their models. The characters can be moved around in front of the included story backdrops to re-enact classic stories or even to set off on brand new adventures! This kit includes: 36 folding sheets for 11 different characters that are easy for young kids to fold; 6 interchangeable story backdrops; Over 50 stickers to use in decorating the characters and backdrops; A full-colour book explaining the stories and showing you how to fold the models. The materials in this kit play up a child's own natural storytelling ability and imagination, using characters like the following: The chivalrous Knight who comes complete with a gleaming sword and a shield and a good thing, too, because a nasty Dragon awaits!; A fearless Princess who can sport any of four different dresses perfect for daily use around the castle, yet rugged enough to contend with a marauding Witch!; The crafty Gnome conjures up a brimming, glittering bag of gold, but a brutish Ogre is in hot pursuit to seize it!; A cunning Wolf spies on an unsuspecting Pig but let's hope Piggy has built his house with bricks to keep the Wolf out! This origami for kids kit is sure to inspire hours of play time, while also allowing kids to improve dexterity and learn about geometry (without them ever realizing it!) thanks to the practice of folding origami.

Halloween Coloring Book - Halloween Adult Coloring Book (Paperback): Alisa Calder Halloween Coloring Book - Halloween Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Alisa Calder
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mode Parisienne - A Fashion Coloring Book (Paperback): Clement Dezelus Mode Parisienne - A Fashion Coloring Book (Paperback)
Clement Dezelus
R422 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Modern Embroidery - 35 Stylish and Contemporary Hand-Sewn Designs (Paperback): Laura Strutt Modern Embroidery - 35 Stylish and Contemporary Hand-Sewn Designs (Paperback)
Laura Strutt 1
R315 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R73 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Colourful and contemporary embroidery for the modern stitcher. There's something magical about embroidery - some thread, some stitches, some time, and suddenly a plain piece of material is transformed into a picture, a pattern, or a piece of geometric art. Embroidery today is moving away from the traditional to the modern, with motifs including everything from cacti to crystals, simple white stitching on coloured cloth, decorative stitches on denim, and mandala patterns as wall art. Laura Strutt has designed 35 modern makes taking you from the simplest of stitches to more sophisticated techniques. Each make has full step-by-step instructions and there are coloured charts where needed for you to recreate the look exactly - but of course you can always choose your own colours if you prefer. With tips on everything from finishing pieces to colour theory, and a techniques section covering all the stitches you will need to know, you can hand-embroider any of these projects with confidence.

Alice in Wonderland Origami (Hardcover): Pasquale D'Auria Alice in Wonderland Origami (Hardcover)
Pasquale D'Auria; Illustrated by La Studio; Adapted by Alberto Bertolazzi
R523 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R99 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
First Knits - 20 Irresistible Knits for Your Baby (Paperback): Debbie Bliss First Knits - 20 Irresistible Knits for Your Baby (Paperback)
Debbie Bliss 1
R361 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R99 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First Knits is a charming collection of 20 practical yet beautiful hand-knitted garments, toys and nursery accessories for novice and experienced knitters alike.

Established author and children's knitwear designer, Debbie Bliss, returns to what she knows best with this enchanting new book. Catering for all your baby's knitwear needs, First Knits includes everything from snuggly baby blankets, irresistible tops, cosy sweaters, a cute romper, little bootees and much more. Each project is knitted in classic yarns that are not only soft and gentle against young skin, but are also practical and easy to wash and care for.

To help even the most inexperienced knitters, each project includes key information on how to knit the key stitches that are featured throughout the designs. Debbie will guide you through the knitting basics and work up to the trickier double moss, feather, fan and rib stitches.

First Knits is the perfect project book for anyone looking to build on their knitting skills and create a wardrobe of contemporary knitwear for the baby or toddler in their life. Put your new crafting skills into practice or simply refresh your repertoire with this charming book.

IncrediBuilds: Marvel: Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy 3D Wood Model (Kit, Proprietary ed.): Insight Editions IncrediBuilds: Marvel: Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy 3D Wood Model (Kit, Proprietary ed.)
Insight Editions
R276 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R109 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Happy Crochet - 10 Adorable Projects in Bright Colors (Paperback): Leisure Arts Happy Crochet - 10 Adorable Projects in Bright Colors (Paperback)
Leisure Arts
R298 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R105 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Stray Sock Sewing - Making One-of-a-Kind Creatures from Socks (Paperback): Danta, Are Wei Stray Sock Sewing - Making One-of-a-Kind Creatures from Socks (Paperback)
Danta, Are Wei
R295 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R77 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover how to create odd and endearing one-of-a-kind creatures from all your old socks. Stray Sock Sewing blends lovable how-to projects with zany and whimsical narrative. A thorough basic techniques section breaks down the sewing essentials into easy to follow lessons. Eight full step-by-step projects show you how to use your new-found skills to make cute and cuddly creations such as the lotus kitty, sock pig and Indian elephant.

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