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Our November catalogues are now online and are about to be dispatched for those preferring hard copy. They are packed with gift giving inspiration and ideas if you are dropping a few hints for Christmas. If you are unsure, there is always the option of a gift certificate.
First published in 1995, Cover to Cover quickly became renowned in the bookmaking community as the definitive guide to the art. This beautiful revised 20th anniversary edition, now in full colour, features updated photography and a fresh interior design, whilst still retaining the foundational instructions that made it crafters' go-to reference.
After introducing all the bookbinding basics it shows readers, step-by-step, how to create, fold, assemble and stitch a wide range of books and journals, from simple pamphlets to accordion-folded signatures, using a variety of materials.$29.99
20 Ways to Draw a Mustache is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. Wonderfully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook helps you to hone your razor-sharp drawing skills. What better way to liven up your illustrations than the perfect expressions, hair and features?
This all-in-one sketchbook let's you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Whether it's for a project or just to pass the time and relax, learn helpful hints, tips and tricks for drawing the most expressive toons.$24.99
An inventive and beautifully produced pop-up story that follows a small boy in his frantic efforts to retrieve his hat from a little monkey. Ingeniously illustrated using only 10 geometrical patterns.
Recommended for ages 3+.$31.99
This wrapped jumper has a centuries-long history in Tibet. The Chupa features an asymmetrical wrap front, wide neckband and simple faced armholes. Both the Chupa and Chupa-inspired skirt have unique side extensions that wrap around the back to tie in front.
The resulting silhouette is slim, yet the extensions enable enough leg room to make walking easier than most wrap skirts.
Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight cottons and blends such as denim, corduroy, velveteen and poplin; medium-weight linen; medium-weight wool such as flannel, gabardine and tweeds; medium-weight silk such as noil or tussah.
Multi-sized: Misses XS – XL
This design offers the benefits of pockets to both men and women. One side of this reversible vest features two patch pockets with two hand pockets hidden beneath plus a zippered patch pocket on the back.
The reverse side has two chest pockets, two hand pockets and a back pocket all with zips. Options include a phone pocket, epaulet to hold your camera on your shoulder and a loop for hanging your glasses. The collar is optional and can be worn up or down.
Multi-sized: XS – 3XL
Best suited for girls from two to five years old, these sewing patterns are simple, casual, and look good on any girl. The author provides westernized patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for 22 pieces. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame.
Sewing designs include:
- Shoulder-tie camisole top and dress
- Classic smock shirt and dress
- Four variations of a basic elastic-waist skirt
- Shorts and easy-breezy kid-style leggings to pair with any top
- Button-front and pullover tops
- Adorable bucket hat