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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
'Filled with inexpensive and relatively easy do-it-yourself design projects for the home. Step-by-step photos show you how to do everything from dipping vintage cutlery in paint and reupholstering an armchair in shoelaces to covering a wall in mirrors' - Telegraph
'True original Pascal Anson urges us, with winning wit and idiot-proof step-by-steps to turn ''dad'' jeans, an ugly table, holey trainers, mismatched cutlery [...] into desirable stuff using the alchemy of imagination. His brief? Low skill levels and high concept' - World of Interiors
In Ordinary Made Extraordinary designer, artist and maverick-maker Pascal Anson shows how easy it is to transform everyday items into extraordinary statement pieces.
Make ordinary a thing of the past with 24 inspiring and achievable projects including:
- Create a chandelier with just a few rolls of Sellotape.
- Cast a stunning concrete plant pot.
- Build a child’s treehouse with cling film.
There are ideas for projects for everyone – from repairing and reinventing worn out trainers, to bigger projects such as the wood-clad car and the stylish hairy chair.
Edith Holden (Author)
A stunning new colouring book that will take you through a year in the life of the English countryside.
Nearly 40 years ago, a rediscovered diary enchanted the nation. Edith Holden's 'Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' from 1906 captured her observations on the English countryside's changing seasons, accompanied by exquisite illustrations of its flora and fauna.
Now, for the first time, Edith's work been turned into an beautiful colouring book.
Featuring black & white ink illustrations based on her paintings, alongside the original handwriting from the lost journal, this is a captivating colouring book that guides you through a year in the world of this truly remarkable Edwardian lady.
Published: 5 Jan 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
Pick up your pencils and make each of these famed William Morris patterns your own.
Taking nature as his inspiration, William Morris created over a hundred intricate and iconic wallpaper, textile and embroidery designs. As much a poet and activist as a designer, today he is considered one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century. His patterns continue to be made and sold today and can be found all over the country, including at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London.
Relax and unwind with these beautiful, decorative patterns - and marvel at their timeless appeal.
Published: 4 Aug 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 Doctor has many faces… and many outfits!
Take a romp through time and space with this fantastic collection of Doctor Who paper dolls. Hours of crafty, cosplay fun to be had, with 26 dolls – including all 12 Doctors and a range of companions and characters, from Rose and Donna to Missy and new companion Bill – and over 50 different outfits to change them into. Learn the secrets behind the costumes, with insights from the actors and producers, and find out how to take your own dress-up to the next level with cosplay tips from Doctor Who: The Fan Show’s Christel Dee.
Featuring some of the show’s most iconic looks, Doctor Who Paper Dolls is fun, immersive and totally addictive.
Published: 24 Aug 2017
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