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.
100 Modern Quilt Blocks
Tula Pink's City Sampler
This illustrated planner contains 100 block designs, based on a range of geometric shapes, and demonstrates how to make an original quilt by mixing and matching them. It also includes five city-themed quilt patterns, cutting and assembly diagrams and practical tips to guide the novice through every step of the process, from the initial design to the finishing stages.
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.
The Cardmaker's Bible
160 Inspirational Card Designs and Definitive Cardmaking Techniques
Cardmaking is a good introduction to crafting, combining simple paper cutting and folding with the use of a range of accessories such as stamps, punches, templates and stickers. With 160 card designs covering every occasion from children's birthdays to wedding anniversaries, this crafter's compendium introduces all the basic techniques as well as more advanced skills such as quilling and 3D découpage.
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.
Mindfulness in Eight Weeks
The Revolutionary Eight-Week Plan to Clear Your Mind and Calm Your Life
With downloadable audio materials, this illustrated manual uses mental and physical exercises with clear step-by-step instructions to help readers to become aware of their habits, learn how to breathe, understand their feelings and reactions, and live mindfully.
Vintage Knits for Him & Her
30 Modern Knitting Patterns for Stylish Vintage Knitwear
Compiled by Marie Claire magazine, these 30 knitting patterns are inspired by fashion from the 1950s to ’70s, including Mad Men style sweaters, a geometric skirt and a hippy poncho. The garments range from 4-ply to chunky knits and feature cables, fair isle, fringing and lace.
Maps and Sketches from Georgian and Early Victorian Birmingham
By 1770, Birmingham – once a small market town – was the third most populous city in England. Its rapid expansion as a commercial and industrial centre left it with a rich legacy of Georgian and Victorian public buildings. Lavishly illustrated with period maps and engraved views, this book charts the city's development and records its assembly halls, churches, factories and pubs, both extant and long vanished. The text is complemented with verse by Ian Henery, Poet Laureate of Walsall.
Wonders of the Atmosphere from Dust Storms to Lightning Strikes
Selecting the most visually striking and unusual examples from around the world, this Met Office collection includes both satellite imagery and ground-based photography to show strange effects such as blood-red mammatus clouds in a post-cyclonic sunset; the concentric rings of a ‘glory’ on Golden Gate Bridge; horizontal lightning; or the awesome clouds of supercell thunder storms. Slightly off-mint.
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.