Can Do Books is the home of fine leisure books and sewing patterns. We offer the best range in Australia, at great prices, especially for crafters, gardeners, woodworkers and photographers.
Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists takes the concepts, theory and method of Zentangle and transfer them into quilting patterns and projects.
You will learn how to create tangle patterns on paper and then how to create the same patterns in thread, the key difference being that Zentangle patterns on paper are 'one stroke at a time' while quilting patterns are most efficiently achieved in one continuous line.
Zentangle-inspired quilting projects include materials, how to mark and prepare fabric, tricks and tools. The projects can be achieved on either a domestic (conventional sit-down) sewing machine or longarm quilting machine.$34.99
Candie Cooper creates 50 beautiful beaded earring projects that are fun for both beginners and seasoned beaders. Stylish and feminine, they work for the office, a night on the town, or a casual weekend.
In addition to beads and wire, these lovely pieces of jewellery include leather, clay, charms, found objects and other fun materials. The author's accessible instructions on tools and techniques, plus plenty of detailed photos, guide you every step of the way.$34.99
This book introduces painters to a variety of brushwork and floral painting techniques, and shows how to apply them to a diverse collection of flowers. Using this guide broadens the skill base of the artist, who ultimately will be able to paint any flower in a garden.
- Professional tips and techniques from renowned artist, Joan Lok
- All techniques are clearly explained, from holding and loading the brush to achieving the perfect consistency of paint and creating subtle gradations of colour in your paintings
- 36 beautiful flower projects and 250 images of artwork and illustrations to inspire you
- Each flower includes step-by-step instructions, a palette of colours and a mini demonstration indicating the order, direction and type of brushstrokes
Here is the perfect book to get started with this intriguing weaving technique for tiny palm-sized pin looms:
- 40 appealing projects for everyone
- As portable as knitting – drop a tiny loom in your bag or keep one in your car
- Tips and techniques for blankets, bags and 3-D creations
- Includes directions on how to build your own pin loom
Brighten up your wardrobe with a pretty new blouse! The Alma Blouse is a feminine, semi-fitted blouse with neckline and sleeve variations. Darts create a fitted silhouette without being too tight, with an optional tie belt to cinch the waistline. The Alma Blouse closes at the side with an invisible zipper.
All of the sleeve and neckline options work together to create nine different blouses from a single pattern! Your choice of cute cap sleeves, elbow-length sleeves or long sleeves with cuffs. For the neckline, choose from a simple rounded neckline, a contrast Peter Pan collar, or a notched neckline to frame your face.
Perfect for work, equally pretty for a night out!
Sizes: 0–16 (all sizes are included in one pattern!). Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips.
Skill Level: Intermediate$19.00
Erin Gardner is famous for her unique designs and cake decorating skill. In these pages, she demonstrates professional techniques for creating beautiful, custom-made cakes that are also completely delicious.
From how to make mouthwatering, homemade buttercream to molding gorgeous fondant flowers and bows, Erin's detailed, step-by-step instructions offer home cooks all the decorating know-how they need. She also presents a host of secrets and shortcuts for dressing up plain cakes in absolutely no time.$29.99