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From the beginner to the experienced stitcher, these 12 original and beautiful designs, each with detailed stitch instructions, will capture the imagination through embroidery. Detailed patterns, diagrams and simple, unique instructions throughout.
Working any of them will help master the main techniques of Jenny McWhinney's form of thread painting. This gorgeous full colour book will delight any embroiderer who sees it and will be a 'must-have' for her many fans.$34.99
Frieda Munro draws on her experience both making jewellery and teaching the craft, and describes every conceivable problem that a jeweller might face at all stages of making a piece.
She suggests ways to resolve what's gone wrong, or to use it creatively: turning a fault into a design feature. Images and diagrams throughout help a jeweller easily identify what may be going on with their own work, and what to do next.$36.99
Weber's Barbecue Bible is an all-in-one masterclass in every aspect of outdoor cooking. Whether you barbecue with gas or charcoal, this comprehensive guide contains everything your avid barbecue enthusiast needs to know.
- Over 150 triple-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables and fruit
- 1,000 step-by-step photographs to guide you
- Invaluable ideas for rubs, marinades and sauces
- Expert answers to common questions about barbecuing
- Tips and advice on safety, upkeep, fuel and lighting methods
From simple kebabs to elaborate rotisseries, the perfect steak recipes for all-year-round barbecuing.$34.99
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced baker, this book is designed to provide you with all the baking and decorating techniques you'll need to become a confident and creative cake, cupcake and cookie maker.
With easy-to-follow recipes and advice about essential tools, experienced cake decorator Giovanna Torrico guides you through the planning and preparation stages, including baking and icing tips and how to layer and stack a cake.
Using stylish designs and handcrafted edible flowers and animals, you can create personalised masterpieces for all occasions. Step-by-step photography enables you to follow the decorating techniques closely to achieve stunning results every time.$39.99
Celebrate the changing seasons with colour-splashed quilts and more from That Patchwork Place. Complete instructions and patterns for each design are included so you can sew along all through the year.
- Be inspired by beautifully styled photography; tempting projects include quilts ranging from wall hangings to throws – plus pillows, embroidered coasters and a table runner
- Enclosed pull-out booklet features step-by-step illustrated instructions for every design
- 12 specially selected projects by top designers
Twenty-five years ago, Mickey Robertson and her husband Larry made an impulsive decision to purchase a collection of historic but dilapidated Georgian farm buildings in country NSW. Thus began an unplanned, intensely emotional journey of restoration and renewal, traced in this richly illustrated book through a warmly engaging narrative and inspirational images.
The natural world and the seasons are an integral part of Mickey's home and life, and she explores the links between them as she recounts the story of the creation of her home's interiors and her garden. Glenmore House exemplifies her philosophy that colour, texture, representation, sentiment, memory and emotion each play a role in creating a home. Today the rooms are filled with the stories of her family's lives, of things gathered, and of inspiration, while the colours, textures and vistas of her garden play a significant role within each room of the house.
In addition to the ornamental garden that enfolds her home, Mickey has built a working, productive organic/biodynamic kitchen garden which is never dormant. She also provides 30 seasonally based recipes inspired by the abundance and freshness of her home-grown produce.$59.99