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The Herb Companion is a home reference guide to over 50 herbs.
Each entry gives the essential properties of each herb, as well as its medicinal and culinary uses, and cultural significance. In addition, there are sections on flavour combinations, and uses for beauty and health.
Beautifully packaged in cloth-textured hardback and with original line drawings of each herb – this book is the perfect gift for the home cook.$19.99
Farmer John's rusty old tractor lies locked in the shed. Rusty yet trusty and orangey-red. When the rain comes and the river rises, will Farmer John's tractor be able to save the day?
Fantastic rhyming text by award-winning Sally Sutton and beautiful watercolour illustrations by Robyn Belton make this a story to read again and again.
Recommended for ages 3+.$14.99
Jacket: Loose-fitting jacket with soft, fold-back lapels, long sleeves with faced cuffs and angled narrow hems. Under sleeves end in "V" at waistline side seams. Wrong side of fabric shows on lapels.
Pant: Straight-leg pant with inner leg seams only, flat waistband in front, elastic sides and back.
Jacket: Linen, Lt. wt. Wool, Silk, Rayon, Hand Wovens, Sheers, Cotton, Challis, Novelty Weaves.
Pant: Linen, Rayon, Lt. wt. Wool, 3-Ply Silk, Jersey Knit.
Multi-sized: XS – XXL
Here's a colourful needlecrafter's menagerie of cloth animal designs and toys that will delight babies and toddlers. Rebecca Shreeve presents easy-to-follow animal patterns for decorating babies' T-shirts, bibs, socks, blankets and more.
Additional patterns include a play mat embellished with friendly monsters, a whale towel, and a kitten pillow. There are templates for making charming, colourful stuffed-fabric toy animals. They include Ella the mouse, Olivia the sheep, Lucy the elephant, Luke the monkey, and Henry the Pig. A final project shows readers how to make a delightful cloth book filled with charming show more.$24.99$12.99
From the Golden Age of Haute Couture in the 1900s to the lifestyle brands of the 1990s, this book looks, decade-by-decade, at the high fashion of the 20th century.
Each chapter examines the significant stylistic changes that occurred in the decade in question, and places these in their cultural and political context. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings of the clothes and the people who wore them.
Alongside the individual chapters, three designers that made their mark on fashion are discussed, as well as three key looks per decade. Many of the designers are household names; some are lesser known. But all these individuals, whether through their designs or their business practices, are exemplars of their age.$39.99
Reuse, recycle and repurpose the clothing you love, creating new, one-of-a-kind garments.
Every one of the 21 inspiring projects in this book can be sewn quickly, even by beginners. The descriptive photo instructions make it easy to follow the process step-by-step.
Sew a length of chiffon onto a top to create a unique dress. Change a beloved sweater by giving it a great new neckline. Revamp an old linen shirt into a trendy halter top. That favourite pair of jeans that’s got holes worn in its knees – transform it into a denim skirt. Give a T-shirt a dramatic lace yoke, turn out-of-style pants into ever-stylish chinos, and much more.$32.99