• Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      April 2006

      THE COMPLETE HOME POTTER

      by Josie Warshaw

      CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      September 2012

      NEW CRAFTS: BASKETWORK

      25 practical basket-making projects for every level of experience

      by Polly Pollock

      Basketry, one of the most ancient crafts, evolved from a practical need to collect and transport food, using materials gathered from nature. Basket-makers draw on the techniques developed in the past to create objects of great beauty, from both traditiona

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      September 2012

      NEW CRAFTS: PICTURE FRAMING

      by Rian Kanduth

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      October 2014

      NEW CRAFTS: LEATHERWORK

      25 practical ideas for hand-crafted leather projects that are easy to make at home

      by Mary Maguire

      Since the introduction of man-made materials the use of hand-worked leather has declined, but the art and craft of leatherwork is still popular and designs can easily be produced at home in a wide range of shades and finishes. This practical book offers s

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      October 2012

      NEW CRAFTS: BATIK

      The art of fabric decorating and painting in over 20 beautiful projects

      by Susie Stokoe

      The versatility of batik has led many designers to develop this traditional craft, with innovative and original results. The basic equipment and materials such as papers, fabrics and dyes are outlined in this book, which also explores the various methods

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      January 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: WIREWORK

      25 designs for decorative and practical wirework projects that are easy to make at home

      by Mary Maguire

      Wire is one of the cheapest and most readily available craft materials, yet it also has the potential to form exquisite and delicate objects. However, although long celebrated in its folk-art form, this medium has only recently regained popularity. This b

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      January 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: BEADWORK

      25 practical projects for beadwork designs to make at home

      by Isabel Stanley

      Beadwork can lend a touch of class to everyday objects, from bead-embellished buttons and cushions or children CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      February 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: MOSAICS

      25 exciting projects to create, using glass, tiles and marble

      by Helen Baird

      Mosaic-making is a classic art that uses marble, vitreous glass and smalti. As well as using traditional materials, mosaics can be made with crockery, tiles, mirrored glass and metal. It is this versatility, as well as its decorative qualities, which make

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      February 2013

      NEW CRAFTS:WOODCRAFT

      25 step-by-step hand-crafted projects

      by Sally Stewart Walton

      For anyone who enjoys creative crafts, working with wood is a perfect medium for both practical and artistic purposes. This book introduces a variety of decorative wood techniques, that are used in 25 appealing projects, which range from a simple keepsake

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      May 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: RIBBONWORK

      25 decorative projects that celebrate the beauty of ribbonwork

      by Christine Kingdom

      For centuries ribbons have been used for decoration, and as status symbols and tokens of love. The choice of shades, fabrics, textures and styles ranges from traditional silks, satins and velvets to metallics and exotic prints. By mastering a few easy tec

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      May 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: SHELLS

      25 practical projects using shapes and textures of natural shells

      by Mary Maguire

      The use of shells for both practical and decorative purposes is one of the oldest and simplest arts. The variety of textures, shapes, sizes and shades found in shells made them a popular medium for decoration, particularly in Victorian times when shell gr

    • Painting & art manuals
      June 2013

      HOW TO DRAW AND PAINT FIGURES & LANDSCAPES

      Expert techniques, and 70 exercises and projects shown in over 1700 illustrations

      by Vincent Milne, Abigail Edgar Sarah Hoggett

      This comprehensive, practical book offers budding artists the chance to take lessons with highly acclaimed experts, and learn the art of drawing and painting people and the world around them. The book begins with advice about all the essential materials a

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      August 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: DECORATING GLASS

      25 original projects for creative glasswork

      by Michael Ball

      The availability of easy-to-apply paints in an exciting range of colours means that glass decoration is within the reach of everyone, without the need for specialist equipment. By mastering a few simple skills, you can turn everyday objects into attractiv

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      August 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: STICKS AND STONES

      25 practical projects using natural materials

      by Mary Maguire

      The use of stone and wood for decorative and symbolic purposes is as ancient as the materials themselves: from basket-making to a Roman pebble mosaic; from African statuettes to the mysterious circle at Stonehenge, the use of the earth <a href="http://

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      October 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: MACHINE EMBROIDERY

      25 beautiful and original projects photographed step by step

      by Isabel Stanley

      The versatility of machine embroidery has enabled designers to update and develop a traditional craft with innovative and truly original results, yet even experienced needleworkers can be daunted by using the sewing machine in an unconventional way. This

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      October 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: SILK PAINTING

      25 inspirational projects with step-by-step guidance

      by Susie Stokoe

      The art of decorating textiles has been popular since ancient times and of all the natural fabrics silk is the most sought after. Increasingly sophisticated dyes have led to new and elaborate decorative techniques, but the real beauty of silk painting is

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      December 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: APPLIQU

      25 inspirational sewing projects shown step by step

      by Petra Boase

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    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      December 2013

      NEW CRAFTS: DECOUPAGE

      25 handcrafted projects shown in 280 step-by-step photographs

      by Maggie Pryce

      The art of applying paper-cuts to a background is a versatile and accessible craft. All you need is a pair of scissors, cut-out pictures, adhesive and a clean background surface. The principles of decoupage are easy to master, and this inspiring new book

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      March 2014

      HANDMADE CRAFT PROJECTS FOR THE HOME

      160 fun, creative and easy-to-make ideas shown step by step, with over 800 practical photographs

      by Kate Eddison

      Crafts have never been so accessible, so up-to-theminute or so popular. Modern craft materials and simplified techniques have encouraged more and more people to discover their own creative abilities. In this book are easy-to-follow project ideas to tempt

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      March 2014

      NEW CRAFTS: PAPER CUTTING

      25 beautiful and practical projects shown step by step

      by Stewart Sally Walton

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