Craft & Hobbies (326)

Turner Coloring Book

ISBN: 9783791370903

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world’s masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space ...


Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world’s masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


$17.99
The Swimmers

ISBN: 9781584237167

Author: Ms Bianchi    Publisher: Gingko Press

In the later part of his life, wheelchair-bound and unable to fully take care of himself, Henri Matisse began to experiment with collage and paper cutouts as a ...


In the later part of his life, wheelchair-bound and unable to fully take care of himself, Henri Matisse began to experiment with collage and paper cutouts as a way of continuing to make art. Sometimes representational and sometimes abstract, his bold, simple shapes became iconic of his style, and his collages remain some of his best-loved work. In Ana Bianchi’s latest children’s book – part biographical vignette, part activity guide – kids will read first of Matisse’s life and the circumstances that led to his paper cut-outs, then get a step-by-step guide to creating their own Matisse-style collages. Bianchi’s versatile illustrations capture the fierce color and compositional nuances of Matisse’s work, and her simple, engaging text teaches useful art terms like composition, palette, crop and sketch while outlining the artist’s methods in a way that’s sure to inspire young artists to create their own collage masterpieces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 178 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2018


$34.00
DUE > 22nd Feb 2019
Honeybee Hobbyist 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781620083154

Author: Norman Gary    Publisher: Companion House

A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftop...


A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftops to large expanses of farmland. Discover whether honey beekeeping is right for you, and find out everything you need to know to keep and acquire bees in this updated guide. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting pastime. Dr. Norman Gary, a world-renowned honey bee expert and enthusiast, counsels beginners on all things honeybee related. He takes readers from finding bees and housing them to collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. With more than 100 fascinating colour photographs and tips and tricks acquired over half a century of beekeeping, this practical handbook is your first step toward a wonderful and rewarding lifelong hobby. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will show you how to: Start your own hive Understand the life and times of honey bees Care for your bees in each season and at every stage of life Expand your apiary Keep your neighbours happy Educate others about bees Get the most out of your new hobby


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2018


$39.99
Orchids Handbook

ISBN: 9781620083055

Author: Michael Tibbs    Publisher: Companion House

Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring ...


Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring for orchids, packed into one fascinating, easy-to-use volume. Orchids Handbook provides the beginner with commonsense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in variety of settings (for example in the house, under a shade cloth or in the greenhouse) and mastering techniques for repotting, dividing and growing from seed. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive and well-illustrated plant directory of 40 popular varieties, covering all the major orchid families and their characteristics, with advice on choosing the plant that is right for your climate conditions. This useful handbook also covers pests and diseases and everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition. Inside Orchids Handbook Practical guide to growing and caring for orchids. Well-illustrated plant directory of 40 orchid species and types. Covers all of the major orchid families. Comprehensive advice on care and cultivation, from getting started to repotting, dividing, growing from seed, and dealing with pests and diseases. How to choose the right orchid for any climate condition and establish a collection. Everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$39.99
Little Book of Wooden Bowls

ISBN: 9781565239975

Author: Kevin Wallace    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This craftsman's companion celebrates the woodturners and innovative artists from around the world who have taken bowl-making to a higher level of aesthetic for...


This craftsman's companion celebrates the woodturners and innovative artists from around the world who have taken bowl-making to a higher level of aesthetic form. Little Book of Wooden Bowls features 31 of today's finest woodworkers and artisans--such as Virginia Dodson, Binh Pho, Harvey Fein, Paul Fennell, and Marilyn Campbell--who share their personal motivations, thought processes, and the studio techniques they employ to bring out the breathtaking beauty of wood. Each artist's profile includes full-color, studio-quality photographs of their most spectacular work, including vessels, bowls, platters, and more, along with insights on their design ideas and objectives. Curated by prominent wood art authorities Kevin Wallace and Terry Martin, this book is sure to become a treasure in every woodworking library.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 145 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$27.99
The Art Of Cutting

ISBN: 9788417412159

Author: Jean-Charles Trebbi    Publisher: Promo Press

Trimming, piercing, slicing, snipping: just a few of the many words that relate to the idea of cutting. In this volume Jean- Charles Trebbi explores the traditi...


Trimming, piercing, slicing, snipping: just a few of the many words that relate to the idea of cutting. In this volume Jean- Charles Trebbi explores the traditional techniques of paper cutting, before examining current manifestations of this art form, including the contemporary materials and technologies it uses and the types of artistic expression it offers. The Art of Cutting is a collection of artworks thathave been created using a variety of cutting techniques. The author explores traditional techniques that are still very much alive worldwide, and he analyses the current aspects of the art of cutting, in which different materials and technologies lead to new forms of artistic expression. This book presents a selection of artists who revisit and work with traditional techniques, as well as those who adopt contemporary approaches. From paper to ceramics, food design and architecture, The Art of Cutting offers a stunning and diverse universe that is waiting to be discovered.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 220 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


$75.00
Journal Tips & Tricks

ISBN: 9788416500994

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

If you are passionate about DIY and simple things, creating your own Journal is the perfect system for you! It allows you to enjoy the usefulness of an agenda b...


If you are passionate about DIY and simple things, creating your own Journal is the perfect system for you! It allows you to enjoy the usefulness of an agenda but within a completely personalized and methodical system that will help you organize your day, month and year. 17 passionate about the Journal, they explain first-hand what notebook they like to work with, what are the most used materials, and how you can organize and decorate your Journal.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2018


$45.00
Woodworking For The Garden

ISBN: 9781580118309

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Whatever the size or style of your garden, this book will provide a wealth of inspiring ideas for enhancing your outdoor space! Woodworking for the Garden offer...


Whatever the size or style of your garden, this book will provide a wealth of inspiring ideas for enhancing your outdoor space! Woodworking for the Garden offers 16 attractive, functional projects for making the most of your yard or garden—from trellises and planters to decking, fences, chairs, benches, tables, sheds, and even a children's playhouse! Each project includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, color photographs, cross-section drawings, and comprehensive materials lists. Authors and renowned DIY experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater also provide helpful advice on cutting and preparing wood, fixing joints, finishing, and maintaining outdoor wooden structures. Grab your woodworker's tools and get outside with the exciting projects inside Woodworking for the Garden!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2019


$39.99
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap

ISBN: 9781620083468

Author: Vivienne Bolton    Publisher: Companion House

Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as t...


Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as to receive. Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes. Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions―birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more―you may never want to buy a card again! Inside Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap · 50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches. · Each project includes step-by-step illustrations and beautiful color photographs of the finished pieces. · Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to make the most of your cards. · Handy templates to assist in both the card and gift wrap-making process. · Practical instructions guide you through all the techniques used throughout the book. · Inspirational galleries illustrate how one design motif or tool can be used to create a variety of different results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2019


$39.99
Creative Curtain Making

ISBN: 9781620083482

Author: Heather Luke    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Dress Your Windows in Style Create beautiful window treatments for every room in your house―and save money at the same time! Even novice curtain makers can us...


Dress Your Windows in Style Create beautiful window treatments for every room in your house―and save money at the same time! Even novice curtain makers can use this book to realize their window dreams. This complete guide to curtainmaking combines inspirational ideas with practical, easy-to-follow instructions for making all kinds of curtains and shades, as well as valances, borders, ruffles, tiebacks and other decorative details. Beginning with the essentials of sewing draperies―from measuring windows and choosing fabrics to combining and matching patterns and estimating and cutting yardage―Easy Curtainmaking provides step-by-step instructions and expert commentary on every aspect of planning and executing a window dressing. Inside Easy Curtainmaking: · Complete step-by-step guide to making your own curtains with an individual look perfectly suited to your own home. · Hundreds of proven techniques for creating sheer and lined curtains and shades. · More than 300 inspirational color photographs that emphasize unique pattern combinations with elegant finishing touches. · Overview of finishing details like basic stitches and embroidery, seams, mitered corners, trims, bindings, and piping. · Inspirational how-to secrets from a prominent interior designer and soft furnishings instructor.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$39.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
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