Craft & Hobbies (346)

Junk Drawer Engineering

ISBN: 9781613737163

Author: Bobby Mercer    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Kids of all ages can use household items to complete exciting design challenges There's no need for expensive, high-tech materials to test your engineering skil...


Kids of all ages can use household items to complete exciting design challenges There's no need for expensive, high-tech materials to test your engineering skills—you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Each hands-on project in this book will challenge you to come up with a unique solution to a specific design problem. Construct a Pasta Bridge strong enough to support a heavy load, using only dry linguini and glue. Build a Marble Roller Coaster from recycled cardboard tubes, in which the marble "car" jumps a track to land safely at its final destination. Or design an Egg Catch device to safely capture a free-falling egg. Test yourself or use them for friendly competitions—who can come up with the best solution? These 25 open-ended design challenges can be performed for just pennies . . . or less. Each project has a suggested materials list, step-by-step instructions with illustrations for one possible solution, and suggestions on how to adapt each challenge for different ages and skill levels. Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children problem-solving skills and applied physics, all while having a lot of fun.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


$34.99
Baby Botanicals

ISBN: 9780988324954

Author: Alana Dakos    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Introducing Baby Botanicals, a new book by designer Alana Dakos. Following the theme of the previous two volumes in this series, each design captures the beauty...


Introducing Baby Botanicals, a new book by designer Alana Dakos. Following the theme of the previous two volumes in this series, each design captures the beauty of plant life in eye-catching, fun-to-knit details. The 5 patterns included in this collection are sized to fit girls of all ages, 6 months-12 years, and are inspired from the adult sweater patterns from Alana Dakos' popular Botanical Knits series. Now you can make a sweater for you and your little one to match!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


$32.00
The Great Big Art History Colouring Book

ISBN: 9783791372952

Author: Annabelle Von Sperber    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Young readers will find themselves immersed in art history with this large-format coloring book that provides hours of fun with great educational opportunities ...


Young readers will find themselves immersed in art history with this large-format coloring book that provides hours of fun with great educational opportunities along the way. Filled with imaginative drawings and sketches to color in and paint, this book features all twelve large plates and many more individual scenes from Annabelle von Sperber’s “Where’s the Artist?” book. Arranged chronologically, each scene depicts a critical juncture in the history of art: from the temples of ancient Egypt to Leonardo da Vinci’s studio. The drawings encourage coloring and learning about artistic movements and personalities, making this a source of information as well as a welcome outlet for the artist in all of us.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 285 x 395 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$32.00
Margeau Blanc : A New Perspective on Winter White Knits

ISBN: 9780486806105

Author: Margeau Soboti    Publisher: Dover Publications

Elegant in their simplicity, these 13 gorgeous knitwear items for autumn and winter combine plain silhouettes with a chic and sophisticated appeal. Margeau Sobo...


Elegant in their simplicity, these 13 gorgeous knitwear items for autumn and winter combine plain silhouettes with a chic and sophisticated appeal. Margeau Soboti, a former Vogue Knitting editor, presents clear instructions, diagrams, and color photos for seven sweaters and six accessories. Most of the patterns are sufficiently easy for novices but interesting enough for experienced knitters. Among the easy-to-knit items are a fur bomber hat with earflaps, a square shawl with tassels, a broken rib beanie, and a fringed wrap in triangle knit-and-purl pattern. Other simple patterns include loose- and standard-fitting crewneck pullovers, a raglan-sleeve fisherman's sweater, and drop-shoulder pullovers. More challenging patterns include a cabled beanie, an oversized crewneck pullover, and a V-neck cardigan. Yarns range in color from white and snowdrift to ivory and ecru and in weight from DK to bulky, offering an exciting variety of shades and textures.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 75


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 02-01-2017


$39.99
The Pencil Perfect

ISBN: 978389556759

Author: Caroline Weaver    Publisher: Gestalten

The Pencil Perfect takes its namesake’s four simple ingredients – wood, graphite, clay, and water – and narrates a tale of worldwide influence and innovat...


The Pencil Perfect takes its namesake’s four simple ingredients – wood, graphite, clay, and water – and narrates a tale of worldwide influence and innovation. Caroline Weaver, pencil connoisseur and CW Pencil Enterprise Shop owner, composes texts that extol the nuanced influence of her beloved and humble implement. Illustrations exclusively drawn for The Pencil Perfect by Oriana Fenwick, an artist from Zimbabwe who works with fine details and intense realism, pair with Weaver’s words to present a story that is both endearing and enlightening. Through profiles of pencil makers, anecdotes about famous writers’ favorite pencils, and essays about the surprising role of pencils in world history and culture, the chronicle of a modest but mighty tool unfolds. Follow the charming contrivance as it guides the course of early communication in the Scientific Revolution, the American Revolutionary War, the Anglo-French War, and the French Revolution: it is a historical journey and a captivating memoir.  See how its past contemporarily compares with its use and appearance today – from the Blackwing 602 to novelty ferrules. The development of cultures and communities is laid bare within the timeline of this slender entity. The Pencil Perfect immortalizes the biography of an inanimate object within its pages for a future cast of historians, writers, and curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2017


$89.99
Drawing the Human Head

ISBN: 9788416851027

Authors: Giovanni Colombo, Giuseppe Vigliotti    Publisher: Promo Press

Drawing the Human Head offers detailed insights into how emotions and feelings are reflected in people's faces and how they can be depicted. It is a systematic ...


Drawing the Human Head offers detailed insights into how emotions and feelings are reflected in people's faces and how they can be depicted. It is a systematic and structured textbook for learning the skills necessary to draw the human head, and a useful manual for anyone who is eager to learn to draw or to gain further illustration skills. It was written for art students at schools, art academies and universities, and its texts and images have been designed to be understood by both younger and older adults. The book can also be used as a self-study tool.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 215 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$79.99
Floral Patterns & Textures

ISBN: 9788416851164

Author: Rhino Studio    Publisher: Promo Press

This pattern colection has been developed as a useful working tool and a source of inspiration for graphic, textile and interior design professionals and studen...


This pattern colection has been developed as a useful working tool and a source of inspiration for graphic, textile and interior design professionals and students. The book includes bold, eye-catching coloured classic vintage designs. All designs in vector format are included in the CD-ROM or can be downloaded.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$55.00
Animals: 850 Handmade Illustrations

ISBN: 9788416504190

Author: Victor Escandell    Publisher: Promo Press

The book features retro style pen and ink illustrations by Joan Escandell (illustrator of "Captain Thunder," "He-Man," and Disney's "Cinderella "and "The Lion K...


The book features retro style pen and ink illustrations by Joan Escandell (illustrator of "Captain Thunder," "He-Man," and Disney's "Cinderella "and "The Lion King"), who molded the image many youngsters in Europe have of literary figures like Robin Hood. The book gives free access to a library of downloadable high-resolution animal images.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Dimensions: 211 x 221 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


$49.99
Handmade Illustration

ISBN: 9788492810390

Author: Victor Escandell    Publisher: Promo Press

A showcase of 747 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the visual artist Joan Escandell, this title draws on classic styles from various eras, evoking th...


A showcase of 747 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the visual artist Joan Escandell, this title draws on classic styles from various eras, evoking the particular mood and atmosphere of the old with an intriguing modern twist.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Dimensions: 211 x 221 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


$49.99
Art Forms in Nature : A Colouring Book of Ernst Haeckel's Prints

ISBN: 9783791372594

Author: Barbara Dziadosz    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Ernst Haeckel's series of incredibly detailed prints have influenced designers and artists for over a century. Collected in books such as the perennial bestsell...


Ernst Haeckel's series of incredibly detailed prints have influenced designers and artists for over a century. Collected in books such as the perennial bestsellers Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, they now form the basis of a beautiful colouring book that is suitable for any age. Each page contains boldly outlined designs based on Haeckel's original illustrations of Radiolaria, Foraminifera and other forms of microscopic life; jellyfishes, starfishes, corals and other sea life; mosses, lichens, orchids and other plants. With nearly 100 pages to choose from, the variety of designs presented in the book is breathtaking. With colouring books quickly becoming a remedy for daily stress, this collection is certain to be a popular source for those seeking a relaxing pastime that is both artistic and satisfying.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 90


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2016


$32.99
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