Contemporary Cake Decorating Collection - 3 Books
With almost 30 years of sugar-craft experience, Lindy Smith was inspired to start a career as a culinary artist when she made her own wedding cake. In this series, she offers step-by-step illustrated tutorials on stencilling, piping and flower-work – demonstrating how to recreate her signature fresh, modern look on cakes, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions. The three titles included in this set are:Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Stencilling (Read more...) Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Piping (Read more...) Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible: Flowers (Read more...)
Stitch Alphabets and Numbers
120 Contemporary Designs for Cross Stitch and Needlepoint
This collection contains three alphabet charts, to create shadow, woodblock and circus lettering (all capitals), and three charts to stitch vintage, floral or screen-print style numbers. Details about materials and equipment are given, and finishing techniques such as stretching and framing are explained, demonstrating how the designs can be used to make personalized items including wall hangings and cushions.
Sweet and Simple Party Cakes
May Clee-Cadman of Maisie Fantasie fame explains how to re-create a selection of her best-loved designs, such as her 'Ruffles' and 'Champagne Bubbles' wedding centrepieces, as well as daisy-themed cupcakes and mini-cakes embellished with sugar-paste lavender sprigs and hearts. She provides recipes for vanilla sponge, carrot, fruit and chocolate fudge cakes and offers advice on decorating with fresh flowers, ribbons and jewels.
Time-saving Designs for Fabric Leftovers
The renowned quilt maker Lynne Edwards presents 20 step-by-step projects devised to use up remnants of fabric. Ideas include an eclectic variety of quilts and smaller items such as bags and soft toys. Each design comes complete with easy-to-follow piecing diagrams plus expert advice on bordering, backing and binding.
Simply Perfect Party Cakes for Kids
Easy Step-by-Step Novelty Cakes for Children's Parties
From a teddy bears’ picnic, ideal for a first birthday, through ideas for budding superheroes and little princesses, to disco and paintballing themes suitable for teenagers, this well-illustrated book offers step-by-step instructions to make twelve novelty cakes for children. It contains recipes for the cakes, fillings and toppings; shows how to sculpt them; and includes time-saving alternatives such as cupcakes and cookies.
Fun and Original Birthday Cakes
The seven sugarcraft scenes demonstrated in this guide include Golfing Dreams, Retail Therapy and The Toy Box. Step-by-step instructions show how to make the figures and components, such as a dragon or a toy train, to replicate the images in the book or for use in your own designs. Recipes and guides for construction are also given, as well as a list of equipment.
DIY Kids' Dress Up
36 Simple Sewn Accessories for Creative Play
Designed to encourage imaginative play, these 36 simple felt accessories can be used to create costumes for twelve different characters, from superheroes such as Captain Courage to mythical creatures, and animals including a parrot, a peacock and a tiger. The book contains templates for the masks, wings, paws and tails, and step-by-step instructions and diagrams.
Creative Colour for Cake Decorating
20 New Projects from Bestselling Author
Revealing how she selects and adapts the colour palettes for her signature designs, the culinary artist Lindy Smith presents twenty themed cake decorating projects such as 'Peacock Panache' and 'Flamboyant Flora'. Each detailed tutorial is introduced with a list of the materials and equipment required, followed by step-by-step instructions and photographs covering every stage of the creative process. Also included are an index of commercial food paste colours and advice on how to alter their tone, hue and intensity.
Craft Bomb Your Bike
20 Makes for You and Your Bike
Combining their love of crafts and cycling, the contributors to this volume present 20 handmade accessories for bicycles and their riders. The ideas range from the practical, such as a clutch bag that attaches to the handlebars, or crocheted wrist warmers, to more whimsical options including decorations for the basket and spokes. The knitting, crochet and sewing techniques are fully explained with diagrams, making the projects suitable for beginners.
Chic and Unique Celebration Cakes
30 Fresh Designs to Brighten Special Occasions
This illustrated volume features ten themed projects, each comprising a centrepiece tiered cake and two complementary bakes decorated in Zoe Clark's signature feminine style. Emphasising the importance of colour in transforming a simple design to suit any occasion, she explains techniques including stencilling and brush embroidery.
Character Cake Toppers
This illustrated guide to creating sugar paste cake toppers features 65 ideas for a range of occasions. The humorous characters and miniature scenes include a mischievous puppy, a pirate with his parrot and treasure chest, and a jolly Santa accompanied by a teddy bear and sack of presents. Information on basic shapes and equipment is followed by detailed instructions on how to make and assemble each design.
Cakes to Inspire and Desire
Inspired variously by Art Nouveau, Greek ceramics, Indian temples and Gaudi's mosaics plus the colours and patterns found within exotic flowers, this collection of cake designs is organized in three sections: round, square and creative cakes. A comprehensive reference section explains the basic techniques required, detailed instructions cover every aspect of the bake and design templates enable a professional result.
Buttercream Flowers for All Seasons
A Year of Floral Cake Decorating Projects from the World's Leading Buttercream Artists
Presenting clear tutorials on the different piping techniques required to create buttercream flowers such as roses, dahlias and violets, plus leaves, berries and succulents, this illustrated guide also offers expert advice on stacking, dowelling and covering 16 season-themed cake designs.
The Busy Girl's Guide to Cake Decorating
Ruth Clemens, a finalist on the inaugural series of The Great British Bake Off, offers advice on effectively planning a variety of cake decorating projects, from her novice-friendly Strawberry Field Cookies to the more challenging Pink Whisk Cake. An introduction covers equipment, store-cupboard ingredients, and core cake and icing recipes, and charts indicate the volumes of mix and cooking times required for different sized tins.
20 Crewel Embroidery Designs to Stitch with Wool
Nancy Nicholson demonstrates how, by substituting embroidery silk for knitting and tapestry wool, it is possible to create folk-art inspired hand-stitched designs on a large scale. Some of the 20 projects are for embellishing existing homewares, accessories and clothing, while others are made from scratch.
The 1718 Coverlet
69 Quilt Blocks from the Oldest Dated British Patchwork Coverlet
Owned and preserved by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, the 1718 silk patchwork coverlet features hearts, flowers, animals and heraldic devices as well as simple geometric shapes. Following a brief history of the coverlet this book offers detailed information on its construction, templates and instructions for making each of its 69 blocks, and guides to both traditional and modern piecing, allowing quilters to create a replica. Foreword by Kaffe Fassett.
50 Thrifty DIY Lampshades
After explaining the basic techniques and equipment needed to make lampshades of different shapes and sizes, this illustrated book shows how to embellish them to suit different interior styles. Ideas include a beaded bohemian chandelier, retro paper designs and upcycling fabrics and other objects for a contemporary look.
Celebrate with Cupcakes
Renowned for her attention to detail and eye for colour, the cake artist Lindy Smith has been translating her designs into sugar-craft for many years. In this illustrated guide, she offers 30 step-by-step cupcake decorating tutorials to suit occasions from baby showers to birthday parties and weddings, shares her cake and icing recipes, and explains how to achieve a professional finish.
Stitch Style Country Collection
Fabulous Fabric Sewing Projects and Ideas
Each of the eight country-inspired home projects in this illustrated guide is worked in two complementary fabrics from collections by Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry. A suggested toolkit of equipment required for a professional finish is included, and easy-to-follow instructions guide the crafter through the process, from cutting out to finishing, to create items including a bolster, a large floor cushion, a tablecloth and a lap quilt.
The Vintage Fashion Bible
The Style Guide to Vintage Looks 1920s–1990s
Written by the co-founders of British fashion brand ‘Red or Dead’ Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and illustrated with items from their personal archive, this complete visual history of 20th-century fashion is arranged by decade. Along with an introduction to each period and discussion of the social influences on fashion, key designers and style icons of the day, it has a practical guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage clothing and interviews with collectors.
A Passion for Patchwork
Over 100 Quilted Projects for All Seasons
From simple items that can be completed in a few hours to more intricate and ambitious creations, the projects in this workbook include purses, bags, place mats, hangings, cushions and quilts. Using simple patchwork, appliqué and quilting techniques and a variety of fabrics, the designs include step-by-step instructions, templates and piecing diagrams.
100 Creative Papercraft Ideas
This crafting activity book includes ideas for imaginative paper-based projects using a range of techniques such as stamping, stencilling, origami and découpage. Step-by-step instructions outline each method and there are templates and decorative papers to cut out.
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts
Basic Techniques Plus 150 Inspired Projects
From dolls to dog jackets and sarongs to shower curtains, this well-illustrated and comprehensive compendium presents over 150 projects suitable for all skill levels. Basic techniques are explained for hand and machine sewing as well as other craft skills, and glossaries of fabric, threads and tools are included. The accompanying CD contains full-size clothes patterns and templates that can be printed out.
Folk Quilt Appliqué
20 Irresistible Projects to Brighten Your Home
Table mats, bags, wall hangings and quilts are some of the appliqué projects featured in this illustrated how-to guide, which contains templates for 20 designs. Listing all necessary materials, the book features chapters on fabric selection, tools and equipment and the different machine and hand techniques, including needle-turn, needle felting, piecing, embroidery, quilting and finishing.
Country Style Quilting
Inspired by nature, the 14 designs in this practical workbook include quilts, pillows, throws, cushions, wall hangings, dining mats and coasters. Each project features step-by-step instructions, templates, colour photographs and diagrams; and there are supplementary chapters on materials and equipment, basic techniques for beginners – including stitches, appliqué and borders – and a worldwide list of suppliers.
Knitted Toy Tales
Irresistible Characters for All Ages
Including bunnies, bears and robots, each toy in this manual has a name and comes with its own introductory story and rhyme. The patterns use a minimal number of parts to avoid having to sew together too many components afterwards, and there is a clearly illustrated section on techniques, with templates, lists of suppliers and yarns used, and advice on which projects best suit a beginner.
The Novel-Writer's Toolkit
Your Ultimate Guide to Writing and Publishing a Successful Novel
There's a story deep inside you that's burning to be told. But you've never written much more than a thank-you note before. Where do you begin? Caroline Taggart brings together a team of novelists, editors, publishers and literary agents to provide insiders' information as well as practical advice on how to set about writing a novel and getting it published. This practical handbook includes over 150 pages of professional contacts, courses and competitions.