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

By Abigail Booth
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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.
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Washing up is Good for you

Can washing up really be good for you? Can we discover a moment of insight, a wave of calm, a tickle of delight or a tingle of connection within our simple, readily available, everyday routine? Without needing to alter our entire lifestyle, can we unearth a fresh way in, hidden inside the daily and seemingly mundane? How might we flip our thinking away from resisting and towards maybe even relishing the washing up, the cleaning and the cooking? What might this do for our body, our mind and our relationships?One everyday activity at a time, artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers share their stories and experiences of the everyday. You will hear of family bonding over the washing up, wondrous rituals with a cup of tea and the creation of playful households.So, yes, we are suggesting that washing up can be good for you. In fact, even more than good for you! It can be liberating, relaxing, creative and healing. These ideas are deeply embedded in some of the world's most ancient wisdom. Here, we simply explore how this way of thinking can very easily become part of our daily doing.
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Walking in the Rain

Getting lost and feeling found...'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.' - John Muir, John of the MountainsWalking is medicine for the mind. It helps us slow down and think things through. It also helps us perk up and generate new ideas. There are few activities as readily available and revitalizing as a brisk walk, or as soothing and stimulating as a long walk. Wonderful things can happen when we set out on two feet.Within these pages, you will find stories from artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers who are inspired by the effect of pacing outdoors. You will hear of walks in the city, hikes through woods at dawn and epic adventures involving long journeys on foot. No matter the scale of the tale, the writer offers lessons they learned of a simple, human nature that we can all understand.In each chapter you will discover suggestions and ideas about how to create simple daily habits from the writer's thinking. In a world where so much of the noise around us suggests we are not good enough as we are, and that we must seek to change, these accounts try to do something different. They aim instead to invite a stroll into the complex pathways of the mind to discover the beauty of our own quirky individuality.
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  • Wallace & Gromit Querkles

    By Thomas Pavitte
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    Thomas Pavitte
    Thomas Pavitte's amazing Querkles are an exciting twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children, and have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is an amazing picture, waiting to be revealed!Featuring the beloved characters of Aardman's Wallace & Gromit movies, this book provides hours of creative colouring fun for fans of all ages. Along with several portraits of our cheese-eating inventors you will discover a collection of curious characters from the films including Feathers the Penguin, the moon robot and Shaun the Sheep. Choose your own colour scheme or use the suggested palette for your Querkle, discover what's hidden in each puzzle, and create a striking portrait that you can easily remove and display.

    The Way of Whisky

    By Dave Broom
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    Dave Broom
    Winner of the André Simon John Avery award'This book is incredible' - Alex KratenaAn in-depth, personal journey around Japan's whisky distilleries.Award-winning author and Japanese whisky expert, Dave Broom, tells their story and unveils the philosophy that lies behind this fascinating whisky culture, and how it relates to many Japanese concepts. Dave looks at the history and output of each distillery, considering the elements that make that particular whisky what it is, and including tasting notes. Features on aspects of Japanese life and culture that are crucial to a wider understanding, from the importance of the seasons to the role of craftsmanship, add to the picture. And interwoven throughout the book is the fascinating narrative of the journey across Japan which Dave made with photographer Kohei Take, offering further insight into the country which creates this wonderful drink and making this a must-have edition for any whisky lover, whisky drinker, whisky collector or Japanophile.
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    The World Atlas of Street Fashion

    By Caroline Cox
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    Caroline Cox
    Discover the inspirational world of global street styles and the fascinating stories behind them, accompanied by hundreds of stunning photographs.Filled with eye-catching images of 100 styles from around the globe, The World Atlas of Street Fashion is a celebration of those who dare to think differently. Written by acclaimed fashion historian Caroline Cox, The World Atlas of Street Fashion celebrates the invention and creativity to be found in fashion all around the globe.From the Chinese skinheads of Beijing to the feminist funkeiras of São Paolo, the raggare of Stockholm to the Junglists of Whistler, this is world street style as you've never seen it before. Organized geographically by continent, this book examines street style in all its international diversity, by tracing the many and varied ways in which it has developed in different regions of the world, from the streets to the catwalk.From the famous to the niche, the rebellious to the downright revolutionary, The World Atlas of Street Fashion offers a ground-breaking portrait of world street style.

    What Would Freud Do?

    By Sarah Tomley
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    Sarah Tomley
    What Would Freud Do? uses the key ideas of more than 80 psychological thinkers, past and present, to shine new light onto today's everyday problems. Ever wondered what a great therapist like Freud or Jung would have to say about your horrible boss, your phone-checking addiction or an occasional wish to cheat on your partner? Ever wished someone would explain why you sometimes act like an idiot just when you want to look good, or generally keep doing things you don't really want to do?From Erich Fromm on how to find Mr/Mrs Right, to Jaak Panksepp on road rage and Magda Arnold on how to deal with 'banter', these theorists have intriuging suggestions for ways to see and do things differently. Divided into five sections, including 'What am I like?', and 'Why am I acting like this?', other questions include:-'My family's a nightmare -- shall I cut them off?'-'Is my partner lying to me?'-'Why do I keep buying the same brand all the time?'-'How can I stop people unfriending me on social media?'-'Why do I lie when she says "Does my bum look big in this?"'With Sarah Tomley's enlightening commentary throughout, this book provides the answers to the most deep and meaningful (or, indeed, shallow and meaningless) questions that you have ever pondered. A pocket guide to facing the hurdles and obstacles of life, with the advice of all the greatest psychologists at your fingertips.

    What Would Nietzsche Do?

    By Marcus Weeks
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    Marcus Weeks
    What Would Nietzsche Do? uses the key ideas of more than 80 philosophical thinkers, past and present, to shine new light onto today's everyday problems.Ever wondered if Schopenhauer could fix your broken heart? How Heraclitus might help you if you lost your phone? Given the chance, would Foucault leave the toilet seat up?With sections on Relationships, Self and Identity, How to Live, Art and Aesthetics, and Politics, there is an answer to each of modern life's questions here. Each section is comprised of a collection of questions, from 'Is Shakespeare better than the Simpsons?' to 'Should I get a takeaway tonight?'; from little niggling questions, to the great mysteries of human existence. With Marcus Weeks's illuminating commentary on each philosopher's answer to the question at hand, you'll be spouting Socrates and discussing Descartes before you know it. A guide to life, of sorts, and also a fantastic introduction to philosophy for anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of the subject.

    Wine it's not rocket science

    By Ophélie Neiman
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    Ophélie Neiman
    Rocket science is complicated, wine doesn't have to be. With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and bursting with fool-proof and reliable advice, Wine: it's not rocket science is the guide that answers the sentence: I wish I knew more about wine. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the colour, aroma and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident serving and ordering wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative colour drawings and infographics.

    Weber's Complete BBQ Smoking

    By Jamie Purviance
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    Jamie Purviance
    This fantastic collection of recipes for meat, fish and seafood and vegetable smoking will give you all the inspiration you need to expand your BBQ repertoire. From classic Baby back ribs to ambitious Smoked duck and cherry sausages, these mouthwatering dishes will prove that you don't need a professional smoker, or hours of time, to get fantastic results. With cookery methods for all types of barbecues and smokers, insider tips for getting the best results, notes on wood chips, papers and planks, and food pairing suggestions, Weber's Complete Barbecue Smoking will help you achieve great taste with minimum effort.
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    Weber's Complete BBQ Book

    By Jamie Purviance
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    Jamie Purviance
    We all love to get the barbecue out on a hot summer's day and enjoy some down-to-earth al fresco dining, but why restrict ourselves to only one season in the year? This comprehensive guide shows you how to cook food the Weber way to get the most from your grill throughout the year, and contains everything the avid barbecue enthusiast needs to know. Enjoy over 150 delicious triple-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables and fruit, as well as invaluable ideas for rubs, marinades and sauces. You will also find expert answers to common questions about barbecuing, plus tips and advice on safety, upkeep, fuel and lighting methods.From simple kebabs to elaborate rotisseries, a grilled cheese salad or a tasty fruit pudding, Weber's Complete BBQ Book is packed with an extensive range of delicious recipes for all-year-round barbecuing.
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    Weber's American Barbecue

    By Jamie Purviance
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    Jamie Purviance
    Fresh, modern and totally original, this book tours some of the most interesting trends in barbecue today. Get ready to savour the latest flavours, go beyond the traditional and get a taste of the new, authentic American barbecue. Featuring places of interest, local experts and history behind the recipes - you'll feel like you're taking a road trip across the nation of barbecues. Weber's All American Barbecue is an exciting, hands-on exploration of how American barbecue is evolving. With over 120 new recipes that reimagine the classics, in-depth instruction on the latest techniques, and a look at how global influences such as Latin America, China and France are shaping what we put on our grill, Weber, the most trusted and authoritative name in grilling, brings contemporary, extraordinary barbecue within reach for everyone.Classics are approached 'three ways' with a beginner, intermediate and advanced version:Beginner: Easy spareribsIntermediate: Rotisserie St Louis-cut ribs with root beer-bourbon glazeAdvanced: Spareribs wrapped with butter, sugar and spices

    The Wholefood Pantry

    By Amber Rose
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    Amber Rose
    'Kitchen staples and basic recipes are the nuts and bolts of every cook's kitchen. They are what I like to call the toolbox recipes. They are the flavoursome, nourishing base components and little extras that can finish a dish to make it sing.' Rid your cupboards of readymade, processed 'staples' and change the way you cook with this essential collection of healthy recipes for stocks, sauces, spice mixes, butters, oils, ferments, cultures, chutneys and more. * Create your own kefir, kimchi and pickles. * Discover how to make nut milks, creams and cheeses. * Customise your favourite dishes with a wealth of spice mixes, marinades, dressings and dips. * Indulge in sumptuous fruit butters and seasonal bakes. * Enjoy raw chocolate, gut-healing marshmallows and tempting syrups and cordials. Nutritious, delicious and unequivocally joyful, The Wholefood Pantry shows how recipes can be combined to expand your culinary repertoire and make everyday dishes extraordinary.
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  • What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

    By Rosalind Davis, Annabel Tilley
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    Rosalind Davis, Annabel Tilley
    You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The thing they don't teach you in art school is just how active and engaged you need to be; you'll have to become your own finance, business and marketing manager, as well as a researcher, curator and administrator. What They Didn't Teach You in Art School is the ultimate survival guide to life as an artist, and the perfect springboard for aspiring artists who haven't yet given up the day job. The book provides expert advice, tips and inspiration to help you build a successful career - giving you the opportunity to nurture your true talent.
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    Wedding Photography 101

    By Michelle Turner
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    Michelle Turner
    Long gone are the days of lining people up for predictable staged group shots; modern brides want photos, and photo-books, that'll let them dive back into the experience of their special day.In this book Turner shares the secrets that have propelled her to the top of her game. With inspiring and illuminating images in a candid photojournalistic style, you'll have all accompanying details you need to capture similar images.Readers will find a wealth of information on the crucial practicalities of capturing the day; a good wedding photographer will seem to be in many places at once so they can capture everything the guests will remember - from the special moment the bride puts on the dress, to the venue, place settings and memorable speeches.Readers will also find advice on getting up and running as a business.
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    World Atlas of Beer

    By Tim Webb, Stephen Beaumont
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    Tim Webb, Stephen Beaumont
    'Written with authority and wit... the perfect guide to the rapidly changing beer scene' - the GuardianAs craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, The World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer, with information on brews ranging from the Trappist ales of Belgium to the wheat beers of Bavaria, Breton black beers, barrel-aged Californian beers, British bitters, Vietnamese bia hoì, traditional Finnish sahti, and the output of the hundreds of craft breweries around the world, from the USA and Canada, to Japan and even the Easter Islands. It explores the development of beer and the myriad brewing techniques in use today. Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Now in a fully updated second edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.
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    World Atlas of Tea

    By Krisi Smith
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    Krisi Smith
    A cup of tea is an everyday pleasure for people the world over. And increasingly there is a dizzying array of teas to choose from - from robust black tea to elegant green tea and everything in between. In fact every tea has a fascinating story to tell about the place in which it grew - from soil, climate and altitude to the choices its producers made in processing it. Then there are the myriad ways in which that tea can be prepared for your daily cup. Tea mixologist Krisi Smith sets out what you need to know to appreciate teas of all descriptions - from harvesting and processing methods for different varieties to how to make the perfect cup. The world's key tea-growing regions and their best products are identified and their taste profiles explained - from China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka to Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. The world of tea is fast-moving and Krisi also includes info on everything from blending teas to your own taste and some innovative recipes, to health benefits and the perfect kit to make your brew truly delicious.
  • What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School

    By Demetrius Fordham
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    Demetrius Fordham
    This book won't tell you how to take photographs. It will, though, teach you a much more difficult set of skills: how to be a photographer.Passing on hard-earned lessons from a successful career in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography, Demetrius Fordham shows how to snag the best internships and assistant roles, impress at an interview, develop an amazing portfolio, forge strong relationships with clients, and lay the foundations of your own successful career. Illustrated throughout with Demetrius' own duotone photography, dramatically typeset to appeal to visual thinkers, and presented in an appealing handbook format, this is the book that will launch the careers of the next generation of photographers.

    Web Design Start Here

    By Stefan Mischook
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    Stefan Mischook

    Weber's Burgers, Sausages & More

    By Jamie Purviance
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    Jamie Purviance
    From the world's leading authority on grilling, Weber's Big Book of Burgers goes beyond the bun with over 80 inventive burger recipes, from the Four-Alarm Jalapeño Cheeseburgers to the Smoked Chicken Burgers with Bacon and Blue Cheese. Whether you're craving beef, pork, lamb, poultry or seafood, or want to go completely meatless, you're guaranteed to find a burger for you. You'll also find recipes for sizzling sausages, brats hot dogs, sides, and drinks to serve alongside.