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Delectable dessert patterns to satisfy any sweet tooth. Crochet a variety of sweet things, including key chains, pouches, bag mascots, and more!
If you have ever wanted to transform yourself into a different character, this is the book for you. Become a Victorian gent, a pirate or even a rabbit by simply donning one of our fantastic knitted disguises! The hilarious projects - beards, moustaches, wigs, glasses and even a knitted bald head - will allow you to change your appearance in a flash. There are different hair styles as well as accessories like a bandit mask, a monocle and pipe and even a paper bag for complete anonymity. So choose your favourite pattern and get knitting, whether you want to adopt a secret identity, win a fancy dress competition, fool your friends or simply make them smile. And don't forget, nothing will keep your face warmer than a cosy knitted beard! Word count: 12,000
With an emphasis on Jane Brocket's 'gentle' approach to craft, this book celebrates the simple act and very enjoyable pleasures of stitching. In a collection of more than 40 projects, Jane will show you how to make simple, stylish, and eye-catching pieces for your home. Whatever you choose to make, from quilts and samplers to needlepoint pin cushions and stitched greetings cards, Jane's unique take on stitching will ensure that the creative process is as enjoyable as seeing the finished object. The author's text and photographs outline her inspiration for each project, and includes her top tips on the best places to find fabrics, ribbon, buttons and everything else you need to create beautiful, gentle stitching. With techniques as varied as Japanese Sashiko, kantha quilting, traditional cross stitch and modern day 'crinoline ladies', there is something here for every keen stitcher. Word count: 50,000
Oodles of Doodles is an inspirational sketchbook packed full of ideas of things to draw accompanied by custom-made illustrations; all designed to boost creative thinking.
This book contains artistic quotes to get you thinking and blank pages for your own ideas and free drawing, let them start you off and see where they take you. You'll never be stuck for ideas again!
Express and boost your imagination, creativity, and personal style with this great selection of ideas of things to draw, doodle, sketch, shade, color, or scribble.
Written by a leading authority on the subject of patination, this book is an inspirational resource, a how-to guide, and a book that jewelers have long been waiting for. It is neatly organized by metal for ease of access and then arranged by colour and other variables such as application method. All recipes are illustrated so you can clearly see the effect you're going to get, and step-by-step sequences walk the beginner through the processes. There are scores of possible effects and many variables: Matthew Runfola chooses the most beautiful and arresting, and selects for inclusion pieces by a range of leading artisans, working on exquisite pieces of jewelry, both large and small. All artists will draw inspiration from the range of work shown here.
Paper is a great material - it is readily available, inexpensive and very adaptable. It comes in hundreds of types, weights, colours and textures. Many of the projects in this book only need simple measuring and cutting skills. And if you make a mistake you can just scrunch it up and start again! The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite papercrafters in a range of impressive disciplines from papercutting to papier mache. They share their tips, stories and beautiful projects, inspiring us all to pick up an old book, a newspaper or a vintage map and get creative. Learn how to make stylish cards to impress friends and family, create unique folk-inspired papercut artworks, fold origami lily fairy lights, and decorate your home with an impressive handmade lampshade, a delicate paperbird and a mini party pinata. With simple projects requiring only the basic kit of paper, glue gun and craft knife, as well as more complicated ideas using decoupage, quilling, pop-ups and papier mache, there is plenty to keep you busy. In fact, you could say we've got papercraft all wrapped up!
From the international bestselling creator of Lost Ocean comes a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a wondrous expedition through the jungle. Follow ink evangelist and queen of colouring, Johanna Basford down an inky trail through Magical Jungle and discover a forgotten world of flora and fauna just waiting to be coloured in. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations, colour-inners of all ages are invited to explore an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small. Encounter speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and playful monkeys. Let your imagination run wild in the leafy treetop canopy or find yourself drawn to the delicate world of sensational blossoms and tropical plants below. There are ancient relics to be found along the way, each one leading toward the mystical treasure hidden at the heart of the magical jungle. Only the bravest, most inquisitive colourers will discover what lies hidden at the end of this inky quest. For Magical Jungle Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.
Masterclass instruction to make 40 pieced blocks using both hand and machine techniques, including two brand-new blocks, English Patchwork Floor Tile and Blanket Stitch Applique. Step-by-step illustrations for block construction, appearing in full colour for the very first time - perfect for beginners and experienced quilters wishing to expand their repertoire. Forty-five newly photographed sampler quilts created by quilters just like you to inspire you as you choose your own fabric patterns and colours.
Tina Barrett shows us that 'natural' need not be bland with this range of funky and colourful crochet projects for babies and toddlers. These delightful chemical-free creations make use of beautiful yarns such as alpaca, soy silk, corn fibre, cotton, wool and bamboo. Projects include: for babies - alpaca heart blanket; romper suit; sleeping bag and hat; corn fibre dress; leggings and hat; cotton matinee jacket, for toddlers: cotton ribbon sash dress; cotton tank top and beanie; wool swing jacket; wool star sweater; cotton granny square jacket and accessories including soya and cotton nappy pants and a cotton cot mobile.
If you've ever wanted to have a piece of London in your own home, this is the book for you. Whether you fancy recreating a ride in a Black Cab, the Changing of the Guard or a trip to Buckingham Palace, Knit London has the perfect project. Includes patterns for the buildings that make up London's famous skyline, such as Big Ben and the London Eye, as well as quirkier items like the red phone box and a London street sign. This book is a real celebration of what makes London great. Make all the projects and build your own knitted city! Forthcoming titles in the series will include: Knit New York (9781908449160), Knit Paris, Knit Tokyo. Word count: 10,000
Mittens are the ideal small knitting project and make a great gift for anyone in the family. Learn the basics and create six knitted mitten styles that suit just about everyone "Easy-Knit Mittens" is a detailed knitting booklet that includes six hat knitting patterns in all sizes. Designed with beginners in mind, these stylish, traditional projects have helpful introductions, sizing information, and step-by-step photos.
Fill your home with splashes of colour with any of these 25 beautiful throws, blankets and wraps. Whether you want to make a lovely quilt to pass down to your children or a fi reside blanket for winter nights, you’ll be sure to find a project to cherish as you transform your yarn into a wonderful range of designs from this stunning collection. All the information you need is here, with charts, detailed instructions and photographs. The designs have been created with simplicity in mind, so even novice crocheters will be able to produce exquisite pieces in no time at all.
Bow-wow-WOW! Get your DIY on with these 36 fun dog-themed projects for you and your pet. From a cute Pomeranian mug to a bone-shaped welcome mat, this companion to Crafting for Cat Ladies features 36 charming projects for dog lovers and their four-legged friends. There are irresistibly adorable items to decorate your home, accessorize your outfits, entertain guests, and (of course) pamper your pooch. And they're all easy to make, thanks to plenty of step-by-step photos, templates, and beginner-friendly crafting techniques. Bring whimsy to your wardrobe with Dalmatian-print trousers, customize a leash and collar for your cherished pup, design a dachshund shopping bag, create sweet "paw-ty" favors, and so much more!
Vyf van Cicely Mary Barker se verruklike blommefeetjies is vir die eerste keer omskep in lintborduur en stumpwerkontwerpe vir almal wat kreatiewe driedimensionele borduurwerk geniet. Hierdie titel bevat hope nuwe tegnieke en idees en nabyskote van tegnieke en stap-vir-stap aanwysings wys jou hoe om: Pragtige blomme en blare met sy- en organzalint te borduur; delikate stumpwerkvlerkies in organzastof en sygaring te skep; organza- en sylintappliek vir blare en blomblare te gebruik; bekoorlike stumpwerk-insekte te skep; die feetjies in lae organza te tooi en die pragtigste hare te borduur; verruklike feetjieklere in kort-en-langsteek te borduur.
Following on from her bestselling first book 'Contemporary Quilts', award-winning contemporary quilt artist Sandra Meech explains how to harness your own creativity to add innovation and depth to your quilt and embroidery work. In 'Creative Quilts', she shows you how to take inspiration from a wealth of sources, including art, textiles and architecture, and gives special emphasis to journals and sketchbooks. The book contains full instructions for a range of exciting techniques, including surface embellishment, mixed-media techniques, and taking quilt work into three dimensions, plus practical advice on exhibiting work. Special 'Creativity Plus' and 'Design Workshop' exercises help you to develop confidence in your own creativity. Illustrated with work from the world's leading quilt and textile artists, this book is both a practical workbook and a precious source of inspiration.
The world has gone activity book crazy, and the trend is set to go even dottier, with Extreme Dot-to-Dot. Unique, challenging and expertly produced, the Extreme Dot-to-Dot are for grown-up kids of all ages who want to relax and unwind and create something from nothing! Extreme Dot-to-Dot invites you to engage with your inner artist, to pick up a pen and create something truly amazing. Taking inspiration from a wide range of inspiring places and locations, this exciting new book is your one-stop shop to help you create art masterpieces, one dot at a time. Beautifully packaged, challenging to perfect, Extreme-Dot-to-Dot lets you create own magical works of art: all you have to do to join in the fun...is join the dots.
This beautifully illustrated and very popular book covers the commonly used knots & splices. In colour, it clearly illustrates how to tie each knot through the use of clear, sequential diagrams and a step by step approach. It covers the ten knots which everyone should know and many other useful knots, detailing the use and benefits of each. It tells you how to choose the right rope for the job and illustrates splices and whippings.
'Cubicle farms are full of enemy combatants begging to be taken out.' WIRED Achieve clandestine ends practically and inexpensively with Desk Wars - perfect for do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts. Follow fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to build 30 miniature secret weapons and surveillance tools from stationery, transforming common household items into uncommon gadgets and sidearms. Assert dominion over the desktop with these cunning contraptions: >>> Paper-Dart Watch >>> Pen Blowgun >>> Mint-Tin Catapult >>> Rubber-Band Derringer >>> Toothpaste Periscope >>> Bionic Ear >>> Cotton Bud .38 Special >>> Paper Throwing Star >>> 44 marker magnum >>> And more!
This is the fourth and most technical book on abstract art by Rolina van Vliet. In comparison to its predecessors it takes a more in-depth look at the practical nature of abstract art. With a detailed explanation of the technical aspects of painting, the book covers figurative elements, composition and construction work specifically. Abstracts Techniques and Textures is a comprehensive handbook for amateurs, professionals, teachers and students alike to learn the intricacies of painting abstracts. It features 50 studies detailing dozens of techniques and textures readers can use to practise achieving abstract and non-figurative painting. The book also includes more than 350 selected images to inspire and guide the reader's eye.
In Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary, designer Dora Ohrenstein does what no crochet author has done before: She offers detailed instructions for how to create 125 stitch patterns, plus she explains how to increase and decrease each stitch pattern in three different ways-without shaping, with shaping at the edges, and with internal shaping. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and filigree to shells and textured stitches, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. A focus on the ins and outs of shaping makes working stitch patterns far more accessible and allows the creative crocheter to make many items without a pattern. Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary will become an invaluable go-to resource that's sure to inspire legions of crocheters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways.
Crocheted granny squares are great for using up precious scraps of yarn to make blankets, purses, and more "First Time Granny Squares "is an informative booklet and the go-to guide for crochet lovers who want to create beautiful building blocks for larger projects. Learn the step-by-step basics to make patterned, multi-colored squares a success, as well as five fun projects to try.
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