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.
Kids Make Christmas
Over 40 Kids' Craft Projects for Christmas
Pia Deges’ big book of kids’ craft projects shows how you can transform a sock into a Rudolph Reindeer glove puppet, toothpicks into sparkling comets, or fir cones into Christmas owls. There are illustrated instructions for more than 40 seasonal gifts, confectionery, tree decorations and games, with tips for making things at home and templates for the puppets and photo-booth props. Age 8+
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.
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.
Vintage Knits for Him & Her
30 Modern Knitting Patterns for Stylish Vintage Knitwear
Styled by Marie Claire magazine, the garments in this book are inspired by the fashions of the 1950s,1960s and 1970s. From chic Mad Men style sweaters to a geometric skirt and a hippy poncho, these 30 knitting patterns offer a modern take on stylish vintage design.
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.