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.
Master the art of oil painting with instruction on key topics and techniques such as materials, observation, references, forms, composition, colour palettes, mixing colours, underpainting, working in layers, light effects, painting on location, textures and more from ten contributors, including beautiful gallery images of finished works.
Readers will enjoy producing better artworks and getting professional-looking results by studying the methods of today's experts, such as Laurie Kersey, Camille Przewodek, Albert Handell, Kevin MacPherson, Phil Starke, Marc Hanson and more.$39.99
This concise edition of the phenomenally successful Australian Native Plants (now in its sixth edition) makes it even easier to choose Australian native plants for your garden. It includes more than 1500 species and cultivars that are easy to obtain and grow, many illustrated with colour photographs.
Plants are divided into chapters: Ground Covers, Rockery Plants, Water Features, Shrubs, Trees, Annuals and Bedding Plants, and Climbers with:
- Recommended planting zones for every plant
- Updated plant names
- Advice on propagating plants from seed and cuttings
- Information on soil preparation, planting, fertilising, watering, pruning, and pests and diseases
Especially for beginners, this is the perfect flared skirt which is easy to wear, simple to sew! A wardrobe essential, the Hollyburn Skirt has just the right amount of flare. It sits right at the waist for maximum figure flattery, and features super practical pockets!
Based on the popular Lonsdale Dress pattern, this skirt pattern includes three different lengths with three different amounts of flare. The shorter the skirt, the more flared the silhouette. Additional details add emphasis to the waistline, with optional button tabs to feature pretty buttons, or belt loops to show off your favourite belts.
Pattern includes extra-thorough sewing instructions and detailed sewing diagrams. Perfect for your first garment project!
Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller waist, larger hips.
Sizes: 0–16 (all sizes are included in one pattern)
Skill Level: Beginner$20.00
This collection of modern designs features striking projects perfect for your favourite designer fabrics. From modern-traditional to improvisational and liberated layouts, these saturated patchwork quilts breathe new life into the lucky rainbow.
Arrange your fabric in a way that honours nature’s prism, or take liberties as you mix in neutrals, substitute related hues or experiment with colour intensity. Rebecca Bryan's quilts will inspire you to play with jewel tones, pastels and even neons as you incorporate a modern rainbow in your quilting projects!
- 14 modern quilt patterns inspired by the color wheel
- Revolutionize the rainbow by experimenting with colour order and intensity
- Modern-traditional, modern and improvisational designs
- Tips on fabric selection, plus quilting basics
Featuring 30 new designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture 2 builds on the international success of the previous title, showing you step-by-step how to make unique designer furniture.
Including both conceptual objects and modern designs, the book showcases innovative processes using readily available materials commonly found at the local hardware store. Each project features diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece.
The projects range from novice to experienced, allowing the reader to start where they are comfortable and work towards more difficult projects as they gain knowledge, familiarity with tools, and confidence. The designs in this book will have you thinking about common materials in a whole new way!$34.99
This is a statement piece shown in a natural linen with vintage fabric patches. A lovely dress not for the faint hearted!
Sized Small, Medium and Large. Small fits size 4–6, Medium 8–10 and Large 12–16.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$21.00