By Zoé de Las Cases
Capture the beauty of colourful kimonos, the intricate designs of fans, the peace of an ancient temple and enjoy the uniquely elegant Japanese way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
By Zoé de Las Cases
Wander through picturesque streets, visit quirky shops and cafes, and enjoy a uniquely French way of life in the course of these pages. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
Learn to Sew with Lauren
By Lauren Guthrie
Lauren Guthrie was a very popular finalist in BBC TV's Great British Sewing Bee. Now Lauren wants to show anyone who has been bitten by the sewing bug how beautiful, useful things for your home, for yourself and for family and friends can be only a stitch away.Through a series of step-by-step projects that gradually increase in complexity, Lauren provides structured techniques that allow you to build expertise and confidence - and make some gorgeous projects in the process. The clothes and homewares reflect her own lovely pared-back style, and feature in particular the attention to detail and distinctive touches that she loves to bring to anything she makes, from an unexpected lining to a clever edging. From bags, belts and simple tops to blinds and cushions, each of the projects includes one or more variations to the design, fabric or embellishments, so that, once you have mastered the basic technique, you can create endless, stunning alternatives.To make it even easier, full-size patterns are provided with the book.
Draw Faces in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
Yes, you can draw! And Draw Faces in 15 Minutes will show you how. By the time you finish this book, you'll have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait.Artist and life drawing expert Jake Spicer takes you through a series of carefully crafted tutorials, from how to put together a basic portrait sketch to developing your portraits and then taking your drawings further. From understanding and constructing the head and shaping the hair, to checking the relationships of the features and achieving a lifelike expression, every aspect of the portrait process is examined, along with advice on which materials to use and how to find a model.
Draw Dogs in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
Draw Cats in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
With their luxurious fur and distinctive markings, you might think that drawing cats is an impossible challenge. Not so! Professional art tutor Jake Spicer's unique guide will have you sketching your favourite feline in next to no time.Easy-to-follow tutorials take you from learning the basic techniques every artist needs to know to capturing the unique qualities that characterise your cat including anatomy, details and expression. With its friendly approach and beautifully illustrated lessons, this book ensures that anyone who's ever wanted to draw a cat will soon be able to.
Made at Home: Breads
By Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge
As featured in The Independent, Dick and James Strawbridge, presenters of the popular ITV programme Saturday Farm, have shown you how to grow, harvest, preserve, cook and make the most of seasonal produce. Breads expands their series of books and is packed with expert advice and tips for creating delicious handcrafted foods as well as recipes for truly mouth-watering and memorable meals, because ultimately it's all about the eating! This is a very timely book as many people are returning back to the traditional ways of living and self-sufficiency. Whether you are a city-dweller or country lover, it's easy to have a go at the Good Life.Made at Home: Breads. There's nothing like a fresh loaf, warm from the oven - and with this new title baking has never been so simple. Breads shows you how to make your own sourdough, yeast, quick and unleavened breads for every occasion. Dick and James Strawbridge are experts at showing you how to transform fresh produce into delicious handcrafted food and drink for enjoying and sharing any time of year. This practical guide to baking is packed full of delicious recipes and detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as expert hints and tips straight from the authors kitchen.
Creative Makers: Simple Crochet
By Sara Sinaguglia
Portable, pretty and quick to learn - crochet is back in vogue and Sara Sinaguglia is one of its most talented advocates. Taking her inspiration and palette from her country cottage home and the glorious Dorset landscape that surrounds it, Sara has created 35 easy-to-make crochet projects for in and around the home. The book begins with step-by-step photographs demonstrating how easy it is to teach yourself to crochet. From cushions, coasters and bags to toys, scarves and her now famous apple cosies, bring a little of Sara's stylish vintage vibe into your crafting life. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning a few balls of richly coloured yarn into something individual. Never has crochet looked so beautiful!
Creative Makers: Simple Sewing with Lola Nova
By Alexandra Smith
Sewing is at the forefront of the new craft revolution and part of its charm is the chance to rediscover the skills of our grandmothers and to recycle treasured scraps of fabric. Celebrated craft blogger, Alexandra Smith, AKA Lola Nova, has created the perfect sewing book for the new crafternooner. With 25 highly original projects arranged into chapters on Boho, Vintage, Natural, Eclectic and Whimsy, you will soon be raiding junk shops and jumble sales for material to transform into gifts, home accessories, clothes and bags. Projects include a Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Into the Woods Throw, Deer Diary and Call Me Cushion. For each project there are step-by-step instructions (illustrated with photographs) that will guide the beginner through the making process, whilst Alexandra's innovative ideas will provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning junk-store fabrics into something beautifully handmade.
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.
Beading For Beginners
By Lucinda Ganderton
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.