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Easy Country Crafts

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781897954980
  • Publication date: 15 Sep 1998
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Star Wars Felties

Aimee Ray
Authors:
Aimee Ray
Ilex Press

Disney Frozen Crochet

Kati Gálusz
Authors:
Kati Gálusz

This too-cute kit includes a full-color book with instructions and step-by-step photos showing how to stitch 12 adorable crochet characters from the movie, plus enough materials to make Elsa and Anna. Whether you want a crochet Kristoff or a stuffed Sven, this kit will help you create characters that will melt your heart!Projects include:1. Elsa2. Anna3. Kristoff4. Sven5. OlafAnd many more!

Ilex Press

Say It With Paper

Hattie Newman
Authors:
Hattie Newman

There are many things you can do with paper but what can paper do for you?Discover paper's true potential with this book full of exciting projects that enable you to discover new paper arts, such as pop ups, papercuts and 3-D shapes. Learn how paper can be used to communicate ideas, how it can be photographed and lit to great effect and even how it can be animated. Develop skills in construction, tessellation, model making and scene creating, while also working with scale and moving parts. Paper has never been more fun and more intriguing. Projects include: animal masks, ice creams, shadow puppets, tropical island, Ferris wheel, 3-D pig, car, lantern, geometric mobile, paper food, pop-up greetings card, paper theatre, giant pencil, and many more.

Kyle Books

The Urban Woodsman

Max Bainbridge
Authors:
Max Bainbridge

Hand carving is easy, satisfying and therapeutic when guided by Max Bainbridge. Create your own unique pieces and carve with confidence thanks to detailed information on tools, cutting techniques and clear step-by-step photography accompanying each project. Start with basic spoons, cooking spoons and spatulas, before moving onto butter knives, chopping boards and small bowls, with only a few simple tools required. Max also advises on the perfect finish for your projects - how to sand, ebonise, scorch and texture surfaces as well as waxing and oiling your new creations. Whether you are a novice or an experienced carver, this book will inspire you to make something that you will be proud of.

Ilex Press

Fast Art

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight

Everyone can be an artist!Discover 30 fast and fun art projects that anyone can do. You don't need specialist equipment or experience -- you'll be amazed how easy it is to create eye-popping artworks with just the everyday stuff you have to hand! Every idea in this book presents a different challenge to stimulate and inspire you. Experiment more, look beyond the obvious, and most of all enjoy yourself while making great art.

Aster

Happy by Design

Victoria Harrison
Authors:
Victoria Harrison

Happy by Design teaches us how we can actively improve our health and wellbeing through the way we design our living spaces. From the paint colour that's been named the happiest, to the science of getting a good night's sleep, Happy by Design offers bite-sized and affordable design ideas that are accessible to all, from a young renter in an urban apartment to a busy family in their own home.By quizzing experts from NASA scientists to colour gurus, Victoria Harrison has devised a Happy Home Programme to help everyone transform their living spaces and put wellbeing at the heart of their homes. With fun and easy ideas for each room in the home, the programme is easy to follow and packed with tips and inspiration to help everyone live the happiest life possible.

Kyle Books

Active

Holly Davidson
Authors:
Holly Davidson

We all want to feel fit, healthy and strong, but with today's fast-paced lifestyles it can be hard to find the time or motivation to exercise. What if there was a way to find the fitness that's right for you - workouts that will fit into the time and space you have available?Holly Davidson is a top personal trainer who works according to the fundamental belief that fitness is within each one of us, and we can find it wherever we are. She has used her years of experience to devise an exercise programme that is varied, flexible and fun. She is used to working with clients who have jam-packed schedules, so she has dozens of clever tips that will help fit your workout into your regular routine. This book will guide you to maximise the experience of training anywhere, and to use these tools and techniques to craft a regime that is not boring, repetitive, monotonous, but instead varied and diverse.Holly's sustainable, holistic approach is based on balance and setting realistic and achievable goals. It's not about crash dieting or scrambling to get a bikini body - it's about integrating fitness into your lifestyle and making workouts work for you.With her encouraging tone and easy-to-follow exercise routines, Holly is with you every step of the way. Feel happy. Feel healthy. Feel strong. And get active!

Ilex Press

The Collage Ideas Book

Alannah Moore
Authors:
Alannah Moore

Collage allows your creativity to run riot. It lets you juxtapose disparate elements, styles, and media against each other and create something entirely novel, bizarre, arresting, beautiful, ironic, or unsettling. Old and new can be fused together; the digital and hand-made can be combined.What you can create with collage knows no bounds.This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary collage artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every page, you will discover fresh ways of tackling the medium to create work that is original and exciting.

Mitchell Beazley

Street Art Activity Book

From witty road signs to bold painted street bollards, cute cartoons to politically inspired wall paintings, street art is colourful, vibrant, diverse and exciting. Now, you can create your own. Paint your own wall art, create your own billboards or transform road signs into colourful cartoons within the pages of this book. Transform your surroundings and distort street publicity. The Street Art Activity Book is filled with pages of city canvases on which to create your own graffiti masterpieces. Profiles of the most creative street artists in the world provide inspiration and explain how to be inspired by the shapes and colours on the streets and interact with the city surroundings. Discover the greatest graffiti artists transforming the urban landscape and bring your creativity to the street with a stroke of the brush or pencil.

Ilex Press

Forty Ways to Write I Love You

Lana Hughes
Authors:
Lana Hughes

Learn 40 creative hand-lettering styles. Starting with an overview of necessary materials and a brief introduction to the art of typography, you will master a huge range of modern calligraphy styles. Easy to follow step-by-steps will teach you how to use frames, borders, shapes, banners, and other decorative flourishes to enhance your penmanship. Practise pages accompanying each style invite you to try out your newfound lettering skills. This lettering book has one major difference: Each unique design says 'I Love You' in a different language.

Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray
Mitchell Beazley

Pocket Beer 3rd edition

Tim Webb, Stephen Beaumont
Authors:
Tim Webb, Stephen Beaumont

With so many beers now on offer, it's more essential than ever to have an expert guide - this carefully curated selection encompasses the very best beer the world has to offer.Written by two of the world's leading beer experts, with the help of a team of international contributors, The Pocket Beer Book takes you from the Bock beers of Germany to the Trappist beers of Belgium, the complex bitters and stouts of Britain to the cutting-edge brews of North America. This expert selection covers the extraordinary variety the world's beers now have to offer.Detailed tasting notes cover the top traditional, classic and new craft beers of over 80 countries. With special features on national beer styles and the best new Breweries to Watch as well as Iconic Breweries of both traditional and craft brewing, this up-to-the-minute guide is indispensable for any beer lover.

Ilex Press

Even More Star Wars Crochet Pack

Lucy Collin
Authors:
Lucy Collin

Brandish your crochet hook and create even more of your favourite Star Wars characters! This starter kit includes everything you need to make BB-8 and a Jawa, plus tutorials for ten more characters. Your collection can soon include Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian, Rey, Finn, and many other favourites from a galaxy far, far away. The kit includes a crochet hook, all the yarn you need to make the droid BB-8 and an alien Jawa, stuffing, eyes, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle. As well as a book that guides you step-by-step through each of the projects with easy instructions and clear photos so that even crochet novices can learn.

Kyle Books

The Wild Dyer: A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch

Abigail Booth
Authors:
Abigail Booth

`By teaching you the foundations of natural dyeing, and guiding you through the simple stitch techniques, this book will allow you to dip in and out of projects while learning how to forage for and grow your own dye plants.' In The Wild Dyer, Abigail Booth demystifies the `magic' of natural dyeing and shows how to use the results to stunning effect in 15 exquisite patchwork and stitch projects, including a drawstring forager's bag, an apron, samplers, cushions and a reversible patchwork blanket. Focusing on how to grow or gather your own dyeing materials - from onion and avocado skins to chamomile and comfrey, nettles and acorns - as well as scouring, mordanting (using fixative) and setting up a dye vat, Abigail explains how to create effective dyes. And once you have them, how you can produce beautiful, contemporary textiles that can then be used to create projects that build on your skills.

Kyle Books

Stick It!

Bridget Dove
Authors:
Bridget Dove
Kyle Books

Terrariums & Kokedama

Alyson Mowat
Authors:
Alyson Mowat

Terrariums, aeriums and kokedama (Japanese for 'moss ball') have exploded in popularity and making them at home is surprisingly easy and a wonderful way to keep plants in our homes. In this inspirational guide, Alyson Mowat shares her creative ideas for greening up your home and workspace, with 20 projects to make your own botanical beauties and containers to show them off. Alyson guides you through the information and tools you'll need to help cultivate your green thumb, before sharing her tips for making your own unique containers, such as a concrete planter or kokedama tray, choosing the best plants for your space and desired effort, and even includes tips to propagate them. With names such as Through the Looking Glass, Plant-O-Saurus and Hung Up on You, the projects are fun and quirky, bringing the outside in. With Alyson's keen, stylish eye, you can create chic, low-maintenance greenery to cover your home or work.

Ilex Press

The Ballpoint Doodle Handbook

Sarah Skeate
Authors:
Sarah Skeate

This delightful activity book combines inventive doodling ideas with your own space to embellish, draw, scribble and doodle as you please. Artist Sarah Skeate clearly wasted her school days improving her books' margins and covers, and now she shares her inky-crazed imaginings with you, in the three ballpoint pens that you always have near at hand: red, blue and black. You'll create fantastical cities, crazy creatures, cure characters and dramatic patterns - so pick up your pens and let your imagination run wild!

Cassell

Coffee Art

Dhan Tamang
Authors:
Dhan Tamang

Over 128 pages of 60 stunning designs from Britain's champion latte artist. From free pouring to etching, stencilling and more complicated designs for the black belt barista, you'll have fun emulating innovative designs such as The Swan, The Unicorn, and frothy 3-D babyccino animals. The book even includes 9 stencil patterns for you to trace and try.Starting with basic skills and patterns, readers will learn how to create the crema (the froth that acts as a canvas in the coffee cup) and how to produce the hearts, rosettas and tulips that will be used as the basis to form more complicated artworks. Dhan Tamang is a world-renowned latte artist particularly known for his use of colour, and now you too can create impressive multicoloured designs following Dhan's step-by-step instructions. By the end of this book you will be able to create fabulous designs to delight family members and dinner party guests alike.

Kyle Books

Knitting From the North

Hilary Grant
Authors:
Hilary Grant

In Knitting from the North Hilary Grant - who lives in Orkney, at the very north of Scotland, closer to Norway than London - has translated her most popular patterns from her luxury Scottish knitwear range into 30 colourful hand-knitting projects - hats, mittens, scarves and jumpers - to keep your hands warm and spirits high. Simple, clean shapes ensure that pattern and colour are at the forefront, creating modern yet timeless designs. Each project follows a pattern with a mitten, hat and scarf variation for a whole winter collection of accessories. Hilary also shares her inspiration behind the patterns, expert tips on finishing, as well as advice on colour and selecting yarns that enhance the lustre of the natural fibres, while inspirational photography provides a window on life at 59 North.

Ilex Press

Moodscapes

Rebekka Guoleifsdottir
Authors:
Rebekka Guoleifsdottir