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Published: 4 Sep 2003
D Bliss (Author), Debbie Bliss (Author)Knitting is experiencing an enormous boom, as more and more people appreciate the opportunity it affords to create something truly special and individual. Many of these new knitters, however, have not learnt the skills from their mothers, like previous generations, and need help with their techniques. There can be no better guide than Debbie Bliss, highly successful knitwear designer and author of numerous bestselling books. In Knitting Workbook Debbie provides a guide not only to basic techniques - casting on, key knitting stitches, sewing up garments successfully etc - but also pinpoints the key features of her successful designs and takes knitters through them step-by-step. A basic guide to how to knit, accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and photographs, kicks off the book. Debbie then concentrates on the techniques she feels are essential to creating successful knitwear, from using simple shapes to colour work such as fair isle and intarsia and adding finishing touches with embroidery and beading. Colour illustrations are used to demonstrate each technique then a range of projects, featuring step-by-step photographs pinpointing key stages, allow the knitter to practise and perfect their skill. As a guide to how to knit, and an insight into the secrets of this highly successful designer, this book will be invaluable.
Published: 5 Apr 2001
With enough money-saving tips to banish the budgetary blues for good, these collected hints and tips from Channel 4’s Supercrimpers show us all how to be more clever with our cash.
Why waste money when you can have new for nothing? Rediscover the thrill of thrift with our clever tips and ideas to help you have the lifestyle you want without it costing the earth.
These days it’s hip to be thrifty and we’ve looked to the superscrimping skills of yesteryear to find hints and tips to remind us all of the nation’s fine tradition of resourcefulness.
And you’ll find brand new ideas for chic-on-the-cheap fashion, handy homes, beauty, DIY and more that will put some glamour into your life without emptying your pockets.
Proving frugal can be fun, join our proud penny-pinching revolution and learn how to live well for less!
Published: 9 May 2013
Crafting has never been more popular and Maggy Woodley, the creative force behind Red Ted, is passionate about making things with her children, Max, four, and Pippa, two.
Using recycled materials and bits and bobs collected when out and about, here are over 60 utterly irresistible things to make with your kids. From adorable peanut shell finger puppets to walnut babies, loo roll marionettes and egg carton fairy lights, fabric mache bowls, stick men and shell crabs, stone people, and many more, these are projects for all the family to have fun with. And what's more, the end results are so cute and desirable that they look great around the home, or make wonderfully unique and personal gifts.
With a funky, modern design and vibrant full colour photography throughout, this is a must-have addition to every young family's bookshelf.
***Make every day a new beginning with this lively illustrated journal from the author of Me, You, Us***
Brimming with fun and quirky ways to learn, create and grow, this charming journal presents simple activities to make every day count. Prompts include:
o Memorize a poem
o Compliment a stranger
o Be a tourist in your own town
o Learn to say "hello" in five new languages
o Write a fan letter
o Avoid the news for a full day
o Write a five-star review
o Send an overdue apology
Filled with delightful illustrations and plenty of room to record your own progress and insights, this is a DIY happiness guide to share with a friend or use as a secret personal playbook for jump-starting each day. Flip to any page and begin!
Published: 29 Aug 2017
Join Lizzie Mary Cullen (the illustrator behind The Magical City and The Magical Christmas) on an expedition around the world, with her brand new colouring book.
For the past few months, Lizzie has been travelling the world, exploring some of our planet's most beautiful landscapes and fascinating cities. Inspired by the places she discovered, she has created this stunning new colouring adventure.
The Magical Journey is Lizzie's most interactive and absorbing book yet - with different treasure hunts for each continent around the world.
This is an epic trip that will transport you from the depths of the Brazilian rainforest to the dizzying heights of the New Zealand mountains. Join Lizzie and faithful friend Paddy the Pug as they trek, fly, sail and swim through the wonders of the world, discovering hidden objects along the way.
For fans of Johanna Basford's The Secret Garden and Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom, this is a stunning new colouring book.
Published: 16 Jun 2016
From Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a wondrously festive treat for the winter.
Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising colouring book. Join celebrations across the world and throughout the years, from skating at the Rockefeller Center to surfing in Sydney and frost fairs on the Thames to Victorian toy shops. Travel with the wise men following a star, spot Santa's sleigh skimming over the rooftops and discover dazzling gingerbread houses with Lizzie's intricate inky illustrations.
Fans of mindfulness and art therapy will love this beautiful Christmas gift book. A whole world of festivity is waiting for you inside. . .
Published: 29 Oct 2015
The Magical City is a brand new colouring book by award-winning illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen, exploring the hidden magic of cities.
Open your mind to the hidden wonder of urban landscapes across the world with this beautifully intricate colouring book. From London to Luxor, follow cobbled pavements through winding streets, look up at skyscrapers soaring to the skies, and gaze over rooftops and dreaming spires. And as you colour and doodle your way through these illustrations, you'll find hidden details emerge not only on the page but also in the world around you.
For fans of Johanna Basford's The Secret Garden and Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom, this is a stunning colouring book.
Published: 16 Jul 2015
A wonderful adult colouring book for Ladybird fans of all ages, this is the full classic Cinderella well-loved fairy tale in the original mini hardback format, for you to colour, reimagine and make your own.
Each of the twenty-four images has been faithfully reproduced from the original book - from the ugly sisters and the fairy godmother to the golden coach created from a pumpkin, the dashing prince and all three of Cinderella's iconic ballgowns.
Published: 1 Sep 2016
Make biscuits with Manolo Blahnik or customise your bike with Paul Smith.
Let Charlotte Olympia put a spring in your step and turn a magazine into a millinery with Stephen Jones.
Fashion a Bella Freud jumper or a Topshop Tee, make a Fabergé egg and dress up like Henry Holland.
Let Michael Howells and Christian Lacroix help you create a drama and Nick Knight a cup of tea.
Turn on your imagination and MAKE LIFE BEAUTIFUL.
MAKE LIFE BEAUTIFUL provides a unique glimpse into some of style’s most creative minds with full-colour pictures throughout and a personal introduction from the designers to each of the projects.
Craft has never been so fashionable.
Published: 10 Sep 2015
Published: 2 Sep 2004
With more than 150 challenging (and snarky) activities, the THE ULTIMATE COLOURING FOR GROWN-UPS provides a hilarious, darkly satirical twist on the adult colouring trend.
Packed full of colouring pages, connect-the-dots, paper doll cut outs, word searches, mazes and more, readers will find activities such as:
- 'Hipster or Homeless' colouring page
- 'Find the Meaning of Life' connect-the-dots
- 'I Tolerate You' Valentines
- 'Evade Jury Duty' word search
- 'Escape the Toxic Relationship' maze
With books like Milly Marotta's Animal Kingdom and the Mindfulness Colouring Book fuelling the colouring for relaxation trend, COLOURING FOR GROWN-UPS throws laughter into the mix: the perfect gift for any fans of black comedy looking to escape from the strains of adult life.
Published: 5 Nov 2015
Impossible pies, homemade kites, shortbread hearts and colourful crystals...
Following on from the success of the number 1 bestselling The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls, Rosemary Davidson provides an all new compendium of glorious things to do, packed with fun and exciting things to keep girls of all ages entertained through the summer holidays and beyond.
Published: 3 Jul 2008
The Flower Arranging Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world's best-selling gardening author.
There are so many beautiful books on flower arranging, with authors showing you examples of their work. The purpose of The Flower Arranging Expert is not to try to inspire you with the style of a particular expert - it sets out to put you on the road to becoming your own expert.
The basic principles, the containers to buy, the plants to choose, the way to use colour, and so on. There are the step-by-step guides to the various basic styles - some old-fashioned and others contemporary, some you will love and others you will hate...this book does not make the choice for you.
Published: 6 Oct 1994
Published: 8 Oct 1998
A deceptively simple adventure into the unknown using only paper, a pencil and a single line
Wreck This Journal had a simple premise: destroy the book in all the ways you can imagine.
The Line is even simpler: find pencil, start a line.
As you move through the pages of Keri Smith's newest book, you'll be asked to let your line meander, explore the book's gutter, and jump around the edges of the pages. You'll hide your line, cut your line and even let someone else take over your line for a bit. The farther you get into the book, however, the more you'll discover that maybe things aren't as simple as they first seemed. The line has a mind of its own, and it's up to you to discover what's at the end of the line (hint: it's just the beginning).
Published: 3 Oct 2017
Keri Smith's Everything is Connected is not just a book of postcards. It's a series of experiments designed to shake us out of our ruts. Through the ingenious use of the common postcard, Keri Smith encourages us to embark on a quest to reanimate everyday life. No matter how hard we try, everyday life always becomes predictable. From the toothpaste we use and the clothing we wear, to the way we talk and what we do in our free time, we follow the same habits, most likely because someone told us to, or we never really gave it much thought to begin with.
But what if we could shape our lives into our own vision, informed with our own desires and passions? What if we had the power to create our own realities whenever we wished - just by changing the way we perform simple tasks?
Published: 3 Oct 2013
An exuberant tale of craftsmanship for nature lovers and rugged outdoor types everywhere
Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.
As seen on Kirstie Allsopp's Vintage Home.
Nobody wants to look like everyone else and Lisa shows you just how easy it is to stand out from the crowd. In these tough economic times we're all looking for fun ways to make our pennies stretch further and so it's no wonder making-your-own is back in vogue.
Expert crafter, Lisa Comfort, in this, her first book, shares the secrets of her sewing passion. Lisa guides you through all the basics of sewing by hand and machine, as well as providing you with the skills you need to follow her simple but stylish projects.
Beautifully illustrated with step-by-step photography for over 25 fun and easy-to-follow sewing projects, this book is guaranteed to get both fashionistas and the crafting community talking, and the rest of us taking a trip to John Lewis...
* Simple projects to make in a weekend
* Customise, adapt and update vintage clothes
* Make your own accessories
* Easy instructions for one-off pieces to wear
Now pick up your needle and thread, and get sewing!
Published: 6 Sep 2012