Craft & Hobbies (504)

How To Spot An Artist

ISBN: 9783791374406

Author: Danielle Krysa    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

With over 200,000 Instagram followers, Danielle Krysa has helped a lot of people overcome the fear that they "aren't creative." In books like Creative Block and...


With over 200,000 Instagram followers, Danielle Krysa has helped a lot of people overcome the fear that they "aren't creative." In books like Creative Block and Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk she calls out the self-criticism that keeps us from claiming and expressing our artistic abilities. Now she uses her characteristic playfulness, lively illustrations, and humor to help kids overcome negativity about their artistic endeavors-and to help them redefine what being an artist means. Every page delivers encouragement to the kid who thinks artists all live in cities, or that art has to look like something familiar, or that painting and drawing are the only way to make art. In a world that drastically undervalues creative freedom, Krysa's whimsical paintings and collages joyfully proclaim that art is essential and that artists are everywhere. Additionally, a page at the back of the book includes ideas for art projects-because who wants fewer art projects? Nobody!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 254 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2020


$35.99
Dinosaurs Fold & Play

ISBN: 9780764360565

Publisher: Schiffer Books

Are you ready to Origanimo? Origanimo is the latest in paper engineering entertainment and is a perfect introduction to paper folding as you create and identify...


Are you ready to Origanimo? Origanimo is the latest in paper engineering entertainment and is a perfect introduction to paper folding as you create and identify eighteen multicolored dinosaurs. These paper dinosaurs include the popular Tyrannosaurus Rex as well the Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, and more that will be ready to stomp (or fly) off the page in just a few easy folds. Each page features the name of the dino to help you identify them as you fold and collect them all!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-2020


$22.99
Baby Animals Fold & Play Series

ISBN: 9780764360572

Publisher: Schiffer Books

Are you ready to Origanimo? Origanimo is the latest in paper engineering entertainment and is a perfect introduction to paper folding as you create and identify...


Are you ready to Origanimo? Origanimo is the latest in paper engineering entertainment and is a perfect introduction to paper folding as you create and identify eight animal families. Precut and creased adult animals along with their babies are ready to pop out and prowl right off the page in just a few folds and include a daddy penguin and his chick, a kangaroo mom and her joeys, and more. Each page features the name of the baby animal to help you identify them as you fold and collect them all!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-2020


$22.99
Cut It : 15 Fun Papercutting Projects for Kids

ISBN: 9780764360664

Author: Patricia Moffett    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructi...


This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructions, Cut It! teaches kids how to enjoy the craft traditions of paper. How? By cutting "flat" into an imagination-rich new idea! Patricia Moffett offers her expertise in professional design and crafting to kids in a way that they love, and helps you share the joy of creating beautiful paper items with a new generation of young crafters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 209 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$49.99
Weave It : 15 Fun Weaving Projects for Kids

ISBN: 9780764360657

Author: Maria Sigma    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructi...


This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructions and colorful photography, Weave It! teaches kids one of the oldest worldwide craft traditions. Using natural and recycled materials, Maria Sigma, a professional tapestry weaver, helps you share the joy of creating beautiful woven items with a new generation of young crafters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 209 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$49.99
Print It : 15 Fun Printing Projects for Kids

ISBN: 9780764360671

Author: Amy Appleyard    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructi...


This series plants a long-term love of craft. Each book is by an established artist in the craft medium. Featuring 15 projects with clear step-by-step instructions and colorful photography, Print It! teaches kids how to enjoy the craft traditions of printing. Amy Appleyard offers her expertise in professional design and crafting to kids in a way that they love, and helps you share the joy of creating beautiful prints of all kinds with a new generation of young crafters.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 209 x 273 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$49.99
Behind the Curtain : The Glass Art of Mary Shaffer

ISBN: 9780764360527

Author: Mary Shaffer    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This first comprehensive work on Mary Shaffer illuminates her radical life and art, from a single mother in the '70s entering the male-dominated world of glass ...


This first comprehensive work on Mary Shaffer illuminates her radical life and art, from a single mother in the '70s entering the male-dominated world of glass art to the renowned master she is today. A pioneering figure in the American Studio Glass Movement, she expanded the art form with her innovative mid-air slumping technique, which uses gravity to create flowing, organic shapes from glass. Nearly 200 photos covering four decades feature her iconic slumped and cast glass art, as well as large outdoor sculptures, conceptual installations, and commissioned pieces. Personal stories shed light on integral figures, moments, and developments in studio glass art throughout her career, giving rare insider insight to artists, students, and collectors. A foreword by Jane Adlin and contributions from Lucy R. Lippard and William Warmus delve further into Shaffer's artistic philosophy and legacy-one rooted in dissolving the binaries of liquid/solid, female/male, intangible/tangible, personal/political.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$89.99
The Art of Kintsugi

ISBN: 9780764360541

Author: Alexandra Kitty    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Beauty in imperfection! Learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi and understand why, in the way of kintsugi artists, broken is better than new. This is your g...


Beauty in imperfection! Learn the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi and understand why, in the way of kintsugi artists, broken is better than new. This is your guide to putting the pieces back together to restore broken plates, vases, and other ceramics and glass items to be even better than before. Starting with repairing a simple dent or crack, you'll gain the skills to reconstruct goblets, vases, plates, spherical objects, and statues. Transform your broken pieces and heirlooms or create new works of art and wearable art with this method. Explore kintsugi's fascinating origins in 1400s Japan, its history, and its philosophy, along with ways to push the boundaries for your creations today. As you repair ceramic and glass objects-kintsugi works both for precious and thrift-store-level items-you'll learn the traditional methods as well as modern methods not taught elsewhere. You'll soon appreciate why kintsugi is the only Japanese art form that has taken a spiritual philosophy as its very purpose.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$65.00
DUE > 20th Jan 2021
Leathercraft : Traditional Handcrafted Leatherwork Skills and Projects

ISBN: 9780764360398

Author: Nigel Armitage    Publisher: Schiffer Books

In this modern age of technology and speed, what is taught in master crafter Nigel Armitage's renowned workshop follows a very traditional and timeless theme. H...


In this modern age of technology and speed, what is taught in master crafter Nigel Armitage's renowned workshop follows a very traditional and timeless theme. Here, for the first time, he offers a learning resource and projects for leathercrafters who believe that high quality matters, in how you make things and in the finished results. Enjoy learning the time-tested approach as Armitage helps you learn traditional techniques and projects that use them in modern ways. From beginner projects like a simple card holder, to intermediate projects like a belt, to advanced projects like a round-bottom bag, each project, while modern in terms of using new tools and materials, is still very much seated in the foundations of the craft. Yes, a laced leather bag is quick to make and looks nice but will not last. A traditional saddle-stitched bag becomes an heirloom because, if looked after, its longevity will span generations. If you appreciate the latter, then this book will meet your expectations and take your leather creations further than you might think possible.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2020


$65.00
Fast-Fold Hexie Quilting

ISBN: 9781947163409

Author: Mary Hogan    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

You asked, we listened! Newly expanded with tons of new quilt projects - from baby quilts, tote bags, and a holiday tree skirt to table toppers, full-size quilt...


You asked, we listened! Newly expanded with tons of new quilt projects - from baby quilts, tote bags, and a holiday tree skirt to table toppers, full-size quilts, wall hangings, and more - create an array of hexagons with less cutting in less time with this unique quilt-as-you-go technique! Using pre-cuts or fabric scraps to stitch up scores of hexagons with backing and batting included, save time by fast-folding hexies. Learn the basic construction of hexies, then practice fussy cut hexies, half hexagons, stacked hexies, and more. With easy-to-follow instructions and patterns, you'll love learning this simple, innovative, and new way to make tons of amazing hexagon projects! Author Mary Hogan is a passionate quilter that teaches regularly at The Quilting Season.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 08-12-2020


$39.99
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