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Native offers planting palettes and design themes, gardening techniques and inspiration for an original and exciting perspective on the very best of Australian local flora.
The authors explore the unique beauty and resilience of Australia’s native plants. Known for their absolute versatility and hardiness in the garden, native plants also offer up original forms for cut flowers and sculpture. Chapters cover topics such as: Feature Foliage, Sculptural Forms, Pliability, Shady Spaces and Flowering Meadows.$49.99
Terrariums are the perfect type of garden for the apartment or city dweller starved of nature and lacking space, time or patience for maintenance.
This book will guide you step-by-step through the process of putting together your own beautiful living sculpture that can be adored all year round, whatever the weather outside.
Miniscapes covers all the basics of soil and rocks, moss, tools, propagation, choosing your plants and containers and assembling your tiny landscape. You will learn the skills to create and maintain your own healthy happy terrariums that are cheap to create and super easy to maintain.
The 16 projects cover four different biomes: Desert, Forest, Carnivorous and Air plants. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, tapping into the upcycled/recycled trend.$29.99
West Ireland, with its streets of colourful painted houses and ancient stone walls, provides the perfect inspiration for the richly varied quilt designs in Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Ireland.
Renowned for his use of colour, Kaffe creates colour palettes of brilliant hot pinks and reds; deep blues, purples, and greens; and soft blues and whites from his journey to Ireland, showcased in striking quilt designs that are as unpredictable as the landscape of Ireland.
With contributions from designers Liza Prior-Lucy and Philip Jacobs, this book will inspire quilters of all skill levels. Each quilt pattern includes complete instructions, with colour diagrams, plus a section on patchwork and quilting basics.$54.99$49.99
Madeline is a divine two-piece sewing pattern with detailed instructions, technical diagrams and pattern pieces. It includes a cropped shirt and floaty slip with optional deep cargo pockets.
Use light to medium fabric.
Sizes XS – 3XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$29.00
Just for Fun: Easy Perspective takes a complicated topic and makes it easy and fun for aspiring artists and art enthusiasts! Even if you've never picked up a pencil or paintbrush, you can follow the simple, step-by-step instructions, and create realistic, proportionate artwork using perspective.
Featured subjects start with basic lines and shapes, then slowly progress with each new step to fully rendered artwork.
- Learn about the differences between one-, two-, and three-point perspective; vanishing points; and methods for measuring and dividing areas of a subject or scene proportionately
- Use basic lessons on depth and distance to add colour and create your own drawings and paintings
- Sep-by-step instructions for shapes, architecture, portraits, animals, street scenes and more
Odette Pieced top has right front dart and left princess seam, side front and back panels, tapered peplum. Long sleeves have shoulder darts. Neck binding and stitched hems.
Ivy Swing tunic has front and sleeve insertions, diagonal skirt panels. Neck and sleeve bindings, three-quarter length sleeves, stitched hems.
Suggested Fabrics Lightweight to medium-weight knits with 2 or 4-way stretch.
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$35.00