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Get creative with this amazingly innovative colouring book, full of beautifully-designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour.
The 24 gorgeous designs are inspired by animals and birds found in the British Museum and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends. Use the handy index at the back to take inspiration from the museum objects themselves or get experimental – try unusual colours and different materials to make each card truly unique!
With enough blank space inside for a message, envelopes to customise and stickers to seal your card – this is the complete creative package!$16.99
Discover the joys of weaving beautiful projects for your home with the rigid-heddle loom, including techniques, tips, tricks and projects. This book will give you the tools and techniques you need to weave custom textiles for every room of your home.
Learn how to make multiple towels all the same size, how to create a sturdy rug and more. All of these projects plus placemats, runners, tablecloths, trivets, pillows, curtains, throws and even shower curtains can all be made on a rigid-heddle loom with little sewing, shaping and loom waste. Home decor makes great gifts, and from a weaver's perspective, they are fun and efficient to make.
You can put on long warps to weave multiple projects, changing up each one to create something truly unique. Weaving for your home means that you can create a runner that perfectly fits the dimensions of your dining room table and then create custom placemats and napkins to go with coordinating the colours of your room.$42.99$39.99
Compose, create and print innovative art quilts starting from your own digital photographs – even those from your phone! Well-known fibre artist Wen Redmond starts with the tools and equipment you'll need – any image editing software and a standard inkjet printer – and teaches you to alter images, print them on a variety of fibres and accentuate them with stitching. With a sense of adventure, even a beginner can apply these techniques to create new and innovative works of art.
- Transform your photographs into matchless works of art with mixed-media techniques and quilting
- Explore inkjet printing on almost anything – design with fabric, paper and other substrates
- Get photo editing, layering and printing tips
- Learn new approaches to digital printing – perfect for quilters, fabric and paper artists, digital artists, mixed-media artists, photographers, art teachers and more
Create stunningly intricate jewellery using soutache – a form of ornate braid or tassel.
Providing plenty of photographed step-by-step instructions as a guide, the author shows intermediate-to-advanced jewellers the various techniques needed to make bracelets, pins, necklaces and earrings. From a richly hued Shimmering Sea Turtle Pendant to Crystal Coil Earrings and a Day of the Dead Bracelet, these 15 colourful pieces are magnificent.$44.99
From colouring book queen Johanna Basford comes a lavishly illustrated fable about a girl named Ivy who stumbles upon a secret door leading to the magical world of Enchantia. A charming story that interacts playfully with beautiful, colourable artwork in Johanna's signature style, Ivy and the Inky Butterfly is a one-of-a-kind adventure for the whole family and readers of all ages to customise, colour and cherish.
Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.$24.99
Uniquely styled loose-fitting pullover top. Bias bound scoop neckline, slightly flared long sleeves and extensions that fall from the high hip.
Perfect for stretch fabrics, but equally delightful in soft woven fabrics with drape.
Sizes Included: XS through XL$29.00