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.
Coloursoft is an exciting range of 72 vibrant colours from Derwent, specially chosen for their richness and versatility. The pencils have a soft, velvety strip, ideal for the quick application of bold colour.
The 24 Tin is an excellent choice for intermediate colourists. It containsAcid Yellow, Deep Cadmium, Bright Orange, Red, Deep Fuchsia, Blush Pink, Bright Lilac, Royal Purple, Indigo, Electric Blue, Blue, Green, Light Green, Lime Green, Lichen Green, Dark Brown, Pale Brown, Peach, Ochre, Dark Terracotta, Black, Persian Grey, Dove Grey and White.$59.99
Give your paintings more life – with light! The best watercolour paintings have a certain radiance, a richness of light, colour and detail. You can bring these same effects to your own work with the help of award-winning painter Linda Stevens Moyer.
With this book, you'll discover a layering formula for creating stunning watercolours that explode with light. Even if you've struggled previously with layering colours, you can achieve the results you want through these easy-to-follow instructions. Moyer takes you step-by-step through the entire process, beginning with the most basic aspects of watercolour, including:
- Mixing and using colour
- Creating form and representing space
- Saving and regaining the white of your paper
- Building realistic textures
- Using photographs to inspire and develop your painting
- Layering with transparent watercolour to portray light
Great linen dress with detailed ruching at hem and sides, bound neckline armholes, detail at back and slight razor back.
Sizes XS, S, M, L
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$21.00
An engaging and accessible introduction with information on exactly 100 science topics that will fascinate and inspire children – and adults too.
Packed with facts and colourful infographics on both familiar and less familiar topics from the Earth’s magnetic poles to spider venom and black holes. A brilliant and wide-ranging introduction to an important school subject – and essential for general knowledge too.
Includes internet links to specially selected websites where readers can discover even more surprising science facts. Recommended for ages 8+.$17.99
Cornish gardens have it all: dramatic natural settings in coast or combe, a wet and mild climate yielding exotic and extravagant plant growth, an indefinable quality of foreignness.
Antony has a magnificent early eighteenth-century house in an equally fine natural setting, Glendurgan is the repository of a plant-collecting dynasty who have lived there since the 1820s, while the beautifully restored Heligan retains all the charm of its Victorian heyday. Caerhays boasts an unrivalled collection of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias. Contemporary gardens like the vertiginous jungle encasing Lamorran House, Barbara Hepworth's sculpture garden and the ambitious landscape taking shape at Tremenheere, not to mention the world-famous Eden Project, are proof positive that Cornish gardens continue to be both generic and unique.
Above all, as backdrop to these spectacular places, there is the sea.$29.99
This highly original and personal book describes in detail how, with patience and passion, Frank and Marjorie Lawley restored Herterton House in Northumberland and created an exquisite and unique garden.
As well as discussing the practicalities involved, the book also describes the influences and the lifetime of thinking behind their achievement. Within its mere acre, the garden at Herterton House provides more visual interest and more interesting plants (plants you can also buy from its small nursery) than many gardens twenty times its size. It also stimulates visitors to think about what plants to use and how to use them, about the history of English gardens, about the relation of the past to the present and about the relation of a garden to the landscape around it.
This stunning book records and celebrates Frank and Marjorie's achievement over four decades at Herterton House.$59.99