10 Lessons and Projects for Knitting Stripes, Chevrons, Triangles, Polka Dots and More
This manual shows how geometric shapes can be used to achieve striking designs, with lessons and projects to help knitters learn new skills and create hats, fingerless gloves, scarves and a floor mat in a variety of simple but effective patterns.
A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts
A Compendium of Fabulous Creatures, Enchanted Beings and Magical Monsters
Stories of humans transforming into wolves go back to the ancient Greek civilization, and were widely believed in the Middle Ages with werewolf trials taking place in central Europe from the 15th century. From the monsters of classical and Norse myths to the inventions of gothic writers and modern fantasy authors, this compendium profiles the origins and characteristics of a host of supernatural creatures including dragons, goblins, griffins, vampires and unicorns.
Whole Food Energy
200 All-Natural Recipes to Prepare, Refuel and Recover
Elise Museles’ 200 all-natural recipes for smoothies, breakfasts, energy bars and treats are designed to be prepared in bulk, ready to ‘grab from the fridge on the way out the door’ and provide snacks for refuelling and recovery throughout the day. There are also instructions for preparing three whole food staples (home-made yoghurt, nut butter and nut milk) and information on nutrition.
The Paleo Healing Bible
‘Paleo’, referring to ‘Paleolithic’, is based around the diet our ancestors ate 2.5 million years ago, which excluded grains, dairy, pulses and processed foods. Beginning with an introduction to Paleo living – which includes lifestyle, not just diet – this book provides a comprehensive directory of recommended Paleo ingredients, with details of how they benefit the body, and recipes to show how they should be prepared.
Monster Knits for Little Monsters
20 Animal-Themed Hat and Mitten Sets to Knit for Babies and Toddlers
Nuriya Khegay presents 20 hat-and-mitten sets to knit for babies and toddlers, and provides a practical section on knitting basics. The designs are not all monsters – as well as the Chinese Dragon, the Friendly Monster and the Garden Gnome, the animals include a koala, a lamb, a zany zebra and a lion.
500 Wines for 100 Occasions
'Context is everything with wine', Observer wine correspondent, David Williams points out; even the most acclaimed or expensive wine might not be the appropriate choice for the food, the occasion, the climate or the company. This wine guide suggests choices for 100 different situations from a camping trip to a wedding anniversary with bottles to suit varying budgets and additional sections of general wine-buying advice.
The Home Sewer's Guide to Practical Stitches
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Seams, Hems, Darts... and More!
This collection of machine and hand stitches provides a useful reference for every kind of sewing project, from dressmaking to repairs. It gives a step-by-step illustrated tutorial for creating more than 60 stitches, as well as information on common applications for each and the best fabrics, threads and needles to choose. The diagrams are clear and the photos of the stitches in use give a good idea of the finished effect. (Previously in Postscript as Super Stitches Sewing.)
World War II as Portrayed by Signal the International Nazi Propaganda Magazine
The Nazi propaganda magazine Signal was first published in April 1940 as a supplement of the weekly title Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung. In the early years the journal celebrated German military successes as well as reporting show business, sports and fashion news, but as the war progressed the magazine increasingly focused on promoting the heroism of the soldiers at the front. This selection of facsimile pages covers the whole period of publication from 1940 until 1945 and includes contextual historical commentary.
An Illustrated History of the Bizarre and Beautiful
From the cumbersome farthingdales favoured by Tudor noblewomen to glitter platform boots in the 1970s and punk cheeks pierced by safety pins, the history of fashion is filled with weird and wonderful trends. With the benefit of hindsight, these fads and fashions can be seen as absurd and sometimes downright dangerous, but gathered together here, they make for a highly entertaining survey of human folly.