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.
By Anne Cardwell
Customize your home and garden with these unique mosaic projects, created using everything from ready-made mosaic tiles in glass and ceramic to salvaged materials like old crockery or buttons for eco-friendly crafting. Step-by-step instructions and photography guide you through using a variety of techniques and mosaic pieces to make 25 inspirational designs from decorative bowls to practical kitchen accessories and stunning garden ornaments. Ideal for all skill levels, Stylish Mosaics includes a comprehensive introductory section on mosaic materials, tools and basic techniques, and every design is graded in skill level so you can start simply and progress to the more difficult projects.
Be an Artist in 10 Steps
By Ian Sidaway, Patricia Seligman
Whether you're a complete beginner or keen to improve your skills, this book is sure to help you on your way to becoming a true artist. Spanning five separate art forms, this amazing guide takes you through all the essential techniques needed to produce fantastic artworks using pastels, pencils, acrylics, watercolours and oils. Simply follow the series of projects to master each medium, then put your skills together for a final masterpiece. Each technique is accompanied by step-by-step photographs, clear instructions and artist's commentary to help you progress quickly and easily. With practical advice on which materials, tools and papers to buy, as well as a thorough explanation of how to use each medium, you'll soon learn to realize your full artistic potential with this invaluable guide.