Japanese Art: the colouring book
By Frédérique Cassegrain, Dominique Foufelle
Pick up your pencils or brushes and colour in 20 beautiful landscapes from Japanese master Hokusai, including The Great Wave at Kanagawa, The Falcon and the Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji in Clear Weather. Along the way learn about the techniques and most famous works of this famous master. For each painting, there is an image of the original painting, a line image to colour in, a brief history of the painting, and a blank page for drawing. Unleash your creativity, practise your technique and sketch your own image in the Hokusai style. Whether you are a colouring fan, a lover of art or an aspiring artist, this book is a must-have.
Klimt: the colouring book
By Dominique Foufelle, Isabelle de Couliboeuf, Mustapha Oucherif
Pick up your pencils or brushes and colour in 20 of Klimt's major works, one of the greatest artists of the early twentieth century. Along the way, learn about the techniques and understand the secrets of his painting. Paintings include The Kiss, Judith I and Portrait of Emilie Flöge. Accompanying each painting are a short history of the painting, line images to colour in and blank pages for your own sketches. Copy directly from Klimt's works, practise different drawing techniques, or create your own Klimt-esque drawings - it's up to you! This is a book that will be loved by colouring fans, art lovers and aspiring artists alike.
How can you shake off those niggling everyday worries? If you would like to re-focus and re-charge your batteries, try losing yourself in colouring in. Choose at random from the illustrations in this book, which are all inspired by the Amazon rainforest. There are absolutely no rules - use felt-tips, pencils, gouaches or pastels. Just choose any colours you like and get going. Gradually, as the images come to life, you'll find calm returning. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations. Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring in is enough to encourage mindfulness.
How can you shake off everyday worries? Let the magic of the East transport you to a world of a thousand and one colours and lose yourself in all the little details of colouring in. These 50 designs include geometric and ornamental shapes, arabesques, scrolls and much more. Simply choose a design at random and make a start. There are no rules - you can use felt tips, pencils, gouache, pastels... As you concentrate on the action of colouring you'll find your mind clearing and calm returning.Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring is enough to encourage mindfulness.
The Knitter's Handbook
By Eleanor van Zandt
Whether you are new to knitting and want to learn the basics or an experienced knitter who wants to try complex patterns, The Knitter's Handbook will guide you through more than 90 stitches and techniques. Featuring a comprehensive guide to yarns and patterns, clear and easy-to-follow instructions and 250 step-by-step illustrations, this practical book will help you master the techniques in no time.
How can you shake off those niggling everyday worries? Immerse yourself in these detailed designs inspired by Japan. You will become totally absorbed in the wonderful images drawn from nature and from legend (cherry trees, clouds, waves, dragons, tigers, carp and much more). Many are redolent of the age of the Samurai. Choose an illustration at random, then make a start, using whichever colours you like and choosing from felt-tips, pencils, gouaches or pastels. Gradually, you'll find calm returning as your thoughts focus purely on the action of colouring in. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations. Just 5-10 minutes a day of colouring in is enough to encourage mindfulness.
By Rosie Goodwin, Alice Chadwick
Choose your colours, unleash your creativity and lose yourself in a wonderful coloured universe. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
Make Your Own Cards
From simple cut-outs to 3-D pop-ups, designing and making your own stunningly original cards has never been easier, or more enjoyable! Choose from 24 fabulous, fun and innovative projects, all covering a huge range of occasions, such as Christmas, birthdays, weddings and Valentine's Day. Learn quick and easy techniques from embossing and collage to copying on acetate, or add sparkle with diamanté and jewellery wire.
The Craft Library: Knitted Toys
By Zoe Mellor
This book covers everything from a cute chick and a stripy snake to colourful mice and a patchwork tortoise - 25 unique designs for adorable toys for newborns to teens. It includes a great range of 25 toys from a fairy doll to a shiny robot, with ideas for adding fabric and felt accents to produce truly unique creations. Projects are graded for complexity to cater for every level of knitter with step-by-step instructions on knitting and finishing techniques.
By Geoffrey Budworth