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.
Today my daddy said to me, "It's time you learnt to peck a tree."
Little Woodpecker has just learnt how to peck and – ooh! yippee! – what fun it is! Off he goes, on his first big pecking adventure, and he peck, peck, pecks his little heart out. He pecks the hat and then the mat, the tennis racket AND the jacket ... just LOOK at all the holes he has made!
Comical, contemporary and original! A stunning new picture book title with colour so exuberant it leaps right off the page.
Age range 0+.$16.99
Biodynamic farming, with its focus on ecological sustainability, has emerged as the gold standard in the organic gardening movement. This engaging call to action teaches us to not only create sustainable gardens but also to develop a more holistic, community-minded approach to how our food is grown and how we live our lives in balance with nature.
Illustrated with photographs of gardens designed by the author as well as line drawings, the book is a resource packed with advice on establishing a biodynamic garden, composting, soil composition and replenishment, control-ling pests and disease, cooperative gardening practices and even creating delicious meals.$29.99
Quirky, eclectic and just plain fun: with this adorable collection, crocheters can embellish clothing, décor, gifts and more!
Suzann Thompson has fashioned more than 60 irresistible motifs that fall into six categories: Critters, Food, Seasons, Growing Things, Home and Toys, Tools, & Transportation – plus a few Martians thrown in!$24.99
This decorative pad contains 100 decorative tear-out sheets for creating irresistible homemade decorations, including bunting, butterflies, birds and flowers.
Simple step-by-step instructions show how to cut, fold and stick the sheets to ensure great results every time. All you need is a pair of scissors and some sticky tape.$14.99
Reiko Kaito's Mystery Quilt was published in several issues of Quiltmania magazine in 2013. Now the quilt, featuring Reiko's delightful Billy and Sue characters, is available in a pattern kit which includes all the instructions and full size block patterns for the whole project in one package. This includes:
- A 24-page booklet with instructions for the blocks and final assembly
- Full-size block patterns for the six blocks
From Quiltmania with all text in English.$39.99
Now in paperback, Sheila Smith's popular book covers dry-felting techniques using hand-held needles and embellisher machines. These mess-free techniques open up a range of felt ideas for textile artists. The book includes the use of commercial ready-made needle-punch felt for fashion and design work and provides a range of decorative stitching and dyeing methods that can be used to embellish the felt.
Colourfully illustrated with inspirational textiles, plus clear step-by-step instructions, the book covers:
- Laying the Foundations: Use a variety of fibres and fabrics to create exciting cloths that are both beautiful and versatile. These can be layered further – experiment with Bondaweb, Pelmet Vilene and Lutradur – or developed into bags, book covers and other stunning items
- Building Texture: Use fast and simple techniques to create impressive effects with the needle punch, from incorporating tucks, folds and tubes to three-dimensional bowls and vessels
- Colour and Dyeing: Step-by-step instructions on rapid and space dyeing make it easy to create and assemble beautiful colours to use in your own work
Includes an overview of all the equipment and materials needed, plus an appendix explaining traditional wet-felting techniques.$34.99