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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
Kyle Books

Pallet Style

Nikkita Palmer
Authors:
Nikkita Palmer

Pallet Style captures the growing trend for DIY furniture made from wooden pallets, one of the most searchedfor items on Pinterest. An introductory section explains the different kinds of standard pallets, many of which can be sourced for free as they are so readily available. Full instructions for deconstructing a pallet are provided, together with ideas on how to source them.The projects are divided into three sections - Furniture, Storage & Display and Accessories - each project includes full step-by-step instructions and photographs. In furniture, find out how to construct a sofa, a home bar or a coffee table. Storage & Display features makes for a display shelf, a herb box planter and a log 'basket', as well as a recycling centre for your kitchen. In Accessories, find out how to make key hooks, a breakfast tray and a festival sign. Whether you want to make something in a weekend orare embarking on a more complex bespoke piece for your home, each of these projects are stylish design solutions, from Scandi-influenced urban apartments to rustic retreats.

Ilex Press

Make & Mend

Jessica Marquez
Authors:
Jessica Marquez

Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread!Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With 15 projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, altering a hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag.

Kyle Books

Wood & Steam

Charlie Whinney
Authors:
Charlie Whinney

In this beautifully compiled book, Charlie Whinney, the UK's leading expert on the topic, shares the secrets of the unique and magical craft of steam-bending. Although his creations look quite impossible, the reader will soon discover that wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Charlie guides you through the ecological sourcing of wood for your projects and then, with practical instructions, reveals how to create your own steam-bent masterpieces. Form a wooden coathanger in the embers of a campfire, create perfectly round wooden hoops using just a saucepan and a mug, or use the steam from a kettle to shape a beautiful fruit bowl.With step-by-step instructions and inspiring photography from Charlie's workshop in the Lake District, this will make the perfect gift for anyone interested in developing a new skill.

Kyle Books

Catapults & Key Hooks

Geoffrey Fisher
Authors:
Geoffrey Fisher

Whether building a bee hotel to help your garden's ecosystem thrive, crafting a catapult, whistle, skipping rope or cup and ball game to give away, or making a key hook or cobweb brush to organise your home, the result of each will be entirely unique while also effortlessly stylish.All basic woodworking techniques are covered, plus Geoffrey also shows how best to prepare materials, including checking for disease, drying and stripping bark, and gives a detailed guide on your essential tool kit - what to have, how to handle your tools safely and how to maintain everything to the highest standard -meaning anyone can pick up Catapults & Key Hooks and dive straight into the world of Geoffrey's designs.

Spruce

Ciderology

Gabe Cook
Authors:
Gabe Cook

In Ciderology, Gabe Cook, aka 'The Ciderologist,' leading global cider expert, shares his passion for all things cider (and perry!), with an essential history of the drink and production processes, and a round-the-world tour of the most important and exciting cider makers in operation. You'll find delicious recipes incorporating cider, tasting notes for cider styles that you can try yourself, and a wealth of anecdotes and tales that intermingle fact and myth.A real treat for the drinks enthusiast, inveterate cider lover and cider novice alike, Ciderology contains anything and everything you have ever needed to know about cider.What is Ciderology?- Ciderology is about understanding the way cider making has evolved over the centuries, from the heart of cider country to the new wave of cider makers. - It's about learning how terroir and climate affect the quality of cider, just like a wine; and how to match your favourite dishes with the perfect cider. - It's about wassailing, community and tradition, but is also about the innovative and creative craft cider makers emerging all over the world.

Ilex Press

Star Wars Felties

Aimee Ray
Authors:
Aimee Ray

Learn how to create adorable Star Wars characters out of friends to keep or gift.The kit includes an illustrated instruction book with easy-to-follow steps for 10 projects (as well as techniques for basic embroidery stitches), die-cut templates and all the materials you need to make adorable felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Boba Fett.Inside you'll find:48-page instruction bookDie-cut templates for 10 projects11 sheets of feltEmbroidery needle9 colours of embroidery threadStuffing

Ilex Press

Disney Frozen Crochet

Kati Gálusz
Authors:
Kati Gálusz
Kyle Books

Vintage Home

Sarah Moore
Authors:
Sarah Moore

Recycle, revamp and rejuvenate; with over 50 projects Sarah covers a whole spectrum of imaginative ideas for every room of the house, from blanket curtains to patchwork wallpaper, clever storage crates to fun mobiles for children, as well as unique ideas for dining, sleeping and bathing. Interweaved throughout the book are ideas for 'one thing four ways' to show how the same piece of furniture or a room can be updated with different look, plus handy advice on essential kit and techniques. Aimed at all skill levels, the projects can be completed in a few hours or over a weekend so you can revamp and refurbish your home in no time at all.

Kyle Books

Let's Go Camping! From cabins to caravans, crochet your own camping Scenes

Kate Bruning
Authors:
Kate Bruning
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.

Aster

Happy by Design

Victoria Harrison
Authors:
Victoria Harrison
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.

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
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

Discover just how much fun these seemingly boring squares of coloured paper can truly be! Post-it notes are found in offices and homes all over the world and they are much more versatile than you may first think. In Stick It! Bridget Dove offers the latest take on the increasingly popular paper-craft trend - which taps into the theme for mindful craft - in this fabulously innovative book. The projects are divided into three categories - Wall Art, Origami and Decorations - and with 40 imaginative ideas ranging from a colourful lampshade to a beautiful scene of a tree with falling `leaves', and from sticky origami flowers and boxes to a graphic table runner, there is something to suit everyone. Bridget gives clear, easy instructions and with step-by-step illustrations, you can indulge your creativity, whatever your ability.

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

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.

Kyle Books

Knitting From the North

Hilary Grant
Authors:
Hilary Grant