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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.
Explore the beautiful, flowing, organic designs of the Art Nouveau era in this gorgeous book full of stylish patterns to colour.
Patterns are taken from some of the most popular items of the time, including glassware, ceramics, jewellery, tiles and furniture. Lots of snippets of information allow readers to discover more about the decorative arts produced around the turn of the nineteenth century, including the work of famous designers, such as Macintosh, Tiffany and Lalique.$12.99
Yoko Saito shares how she began to design and create what is now coined as Japanese Taupes. She walks you through the simplicity and complexity of taupe colours and how to lay the groundwork for designing and creating your own colour collections to achieve the look you want.
You will find 20 colour collections shown in traditional or originally-designed blocks as she integrates step-by-step instructions on "taupe colour theory". Additionally, there are 37 different projects, with instructions, from handbags to sewing items and cushions.
If you love the concept and impression of Japanese taupes and want to learn from the master herself ... this is the book for you.$59.99
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
The Bloomsbury Group fostered a fresh, creative and vital way of living that encouraged debate and communication ('only connect'), as often as not across the dining table. Gathered at these tables were many of the great figures in art, literature and economics in the early twentieth century: E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, J. M. Keynes, Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf, among many others.
Here the Bloomsbury story is told in seven broadly chronological chapters, beginning in the 1890s and finishing in the very recent past. Each chapter comprises a series of narratives, many of which are enhanced with an appropriate recipe, along with sketches, paintings, photographs, letters and handwritten notes, and featuring original quotations throughout.
Part cookbook, part social and cultural history, this book will appeal to lovers of food and lovers of literature alike.$49.99
With little more than some paper and a trusted pair of scissors all sorts of beautiful papercrafts can be made by folding, flipping and ulitmately cutting sheets of paper.
Featuring 72 clever designs and a range of different cutting techniques crafters can, with little effort, make their own cutouts for display, decoration or embellishment. Once they've mastered the basics, the author provides ideas to help crafters come up with their own original projects.
Everybody Kirigami comes with 30 pages of ready-to-fold-and-cut patterns, on both craft paper and delicate Japanese rice paper, along with dozens of stensils to quickly get going!$39.99
Mae is a romantic 1940's inspired blouse. Featuring a flattering scalloped front neckline design, kimono sleeves and fitted front and back waist darts for a flattering feminine figure.
Mae is suitable to a variety of fabrics, able to be worn tucked in or out and is ready to you take from day to night. A button down back finishes off this lovely blouse. A versatile and easily adaptable blouse that is wearable in all seasons, day or night, and suits a variety of different fabrics.
Multi-size: 4–18. Bluegingerdoll patterns are designed on a D cup. Imperial and metric measurements are listed on the back of the pattern.
Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight fabrics, such as cottons and cotton blends
Skill level: Beginner$20.00