Fantasy Flock 1000 Piece Puzzle
Designed by renowned artist and naturalist Julie Zickfoose, this 1,000-piece jigsaw features seven migratory birds of America in flight, against a dramatic backdrop of cumulonimbus cloud. Chosen specifically by the artist for their beauty and diversity, the species that are shown include the scissor-tailed flycatcher, black-headed grosbeak and hooded warbler.
Shiels to Shields
The Life Story of a North Tyneside Town
Although North Shields was more advantageously positioned on the Tyne than its upstream neighbour, the 13th-century royal charter granting Newcastle a monopoly over trade held back the settlement's expansion for centuries. This illustrated history identifies the events that shaped the town, describing the local industries of coal mining, shipbuilding and fishing and giving an insight into the working and living conditions of its inhabitants during the period of rapid expansion in the 19th century.
Home Sewing Techniques
Essential Sewing Skills to Make Inspirational Soft Furnishings
Ideal for beginners, and including basic information on equipment from pencils to sewing machines, each technique in this practical guide is explained with tips and colour photographs and followed up with an activity: from sewing seams to making a tablecloth; piping to stitching a headboard cover; pleating to upholstering a footstool. In addition, 30 easy-to-follow household projects include a throw, cushions and curtains.
Encyclopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches
Including detailed depictions of and explanations for 245 stitches, with instructions on tools and materials and 24 projects to complete – from a skill-displaying sampler to a glittery evening bag – this is a valuable resource for stitchwork practitioners. Although some techniques are suitable for beginners and others require a degree of knowledge and experience, this comprehensive reference book can provide inspiration for all.
Map of the World 1,000 Piece Puzzle
Based on a vintage bihemispheric map of the world with collaged images evoking the adventure of travel, this absorbing puzzle measures 20 x 27" when complete. The pieces are made from at least 90 per cent recycled paper, and are packaged in a sturdy 8½ x 10 x 2⅛" box. Not suitable for children under three years of age. Age 6+
The Little Prince Deluxe Puzzle Wheel
Presented in an attractive rounded box and featuring original illustrations from The Little Prince, six sturdy pieces lock into a central hub to complete this colourful puzzle, which measures 12 inches in diameter. On turning the puzzle over, children will discover a colour wheel. Age 2+
Cooper Hewitt Object of the Day
Drawing on the collections of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, these semi-matt postcards show 30 everyday or decorative objects as diverse as cutlery and typewriters, with information about the designs on the reverse of the ‘stub’ photographs to keep.