General Crafts

  • 100 Little Christmas Gifts to Make

    The book is excellent value, containing 100 projects covering a wide variety of crafts from papercraft, sewing, knitting, crochet, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint.

    All projects (such as a knitted star, a pompom Santa Claus, a polymer clay bear, a felt winter owl, a crocheted Christmas tree heart and a Christmas Tree papercut) are simple enough for experienced beginners (and will also appeal to seasoned crafters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming Christmas items make fabulous gifts for family and friends.

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  • 20 to Make: Fabulous Pompoms

    Take the humble pompom and transform it into a wonderful array of decorations, including fun little Springtime chicks, a Christmas pompom garland, a Happy Halloween pumpkin and gorgeous gift toppers, as well as a chirpy Christmas robin to hang from your tree!

    Pompoms are quick and easy to make, and all the designs can be made either with a Pompom Maker, or in the traditional way using cardboard templates. These are quick and easy projects for adults of all abilities as well as for children.

    • 20 fabulous designs
    • Easy-to-master techniques
    • Ideal for using up scraps of yarn

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  • 20 to Make: Gift Makes

    An exciting selection of fantastic projects using crafts such as sugarcraft, sewing, knitting, papercrafts, crochet and many more. Make a stylish leather jewellery cuff, a faux fur hot water bottle cover, a beautiful papercut or a decoupage mirror. This book includes 21 projects taken from 20 previously published 20 to Make titles.

    • Fantastic variety of crafts in one book
    • Actually 21 projects to choose from
    • Quick and easy to make

  • 20 to Make: Polymer Clay Buttons

    Ranging from classic round buttons to quirky ladybirds, toadstools and Russian dolls, you are sure to find something to bring a little fun to your hat, scarf or handbag.

    • Try them out as charms or attach them to greetings cards or scrapbook pages
    • Use up all those leftovers and add 'zing' to clothes and accessories
    • Quick and easy projects for beginners, lots of inspiration for more advanced crafters

  • 50 Thrifty DIY Lampshades

    50 Thrifty DIY Lampshades provides you with a beautiful yet achievable collection of lampshade projects to enhance any home that look expensive but don't have the price tag to match!

    Each of the 50 projects is accompanied by simple instructions, diagrams and illustrated by beautiful photographs. Useful templates and stencils are also provided to help you master the basic techniques, whether you are a complete novice or an expert.

    Features a diverse range of styles, techniques and materials for wide appeal including knitting, sewing, beading, decoupage, upcycling, papercraft and more.

  • 500 Cups
    Art that delights the sense and reflects how varied our perception of the cup can be. Lavish colour photos capture the work of master ceramists and reveal the limitless artistic potential of the cup. From hand built to wheel thrown, functional to sculptural, round, square, organic or avante-guarde, these cups are unique expressions of ceramic mastery. Whether inspired by ancient pottery or contempary conceptual art, the works in this eclectic collection reflect today's best possibilities.
  • Art Abandonment Project

    The Art Abandonment Project is your guide to expressing yourself through random acts of art! Create something for the joy of making it, and then leave it for an unsuspecting person to find.

    Inside you'll discover fun ideas for monthly abandonment challenges, ways to connect with other "abandoners" in the creative community, the value of sharing with others and more.

    • Learn the ins and outs of being an abandoner
    • Get ideas and inspiration for monthly abandoning challenges
    • See examples of abandoned art, and read the stories of the artists as well as the "finders"
    • Receive helpful encouragement for letting go of your creations (sometimes it's hard!)
    • Connect with the Art Abandonment community and learn how to share your own stories with others

    Join the art abandonment project, set your art free and make someone's day!

  • Art of Crayon

    Crayons aren't just for kids anymore! Sculptors use them whole, bundling thousands of crayons to create environmental and installation-size sculptures. Carvers pierce and reshape crayons with scalpels, turning them into mini totems, helixes and portrait busts. Textile designers take advantage of the medium's 120 shades of wax to create brilliant batik fabrics. Landscape and still-life artists layer crayon shades in works on paper that rival paintings in their subtlety and depth. What will you do?!

    The Art of Crayon will guide you through a gallery of works by contemporary artists who use crayons as a diverse and dynamic medium. Each chapter includes a specific style of crayon artwork, complete with engaging projects to help you learn different techniques. From sculpture, to carving, to melted wax and drawing, you'll soon become a master crayon artist!

  • Art of Handmade Flowers

    Nylon flower making is an easy-to-learn craft that uses simple tools and inexpensive materials to create a long-lasting art form. This book features detailed instructions and easy-to-follow photographic sequences to achieve stunning results.

    Jue Liu cultivates and arranges dozens of varieties of flowers in her spare time and started experimenting with nylon flowers and continues to refine her methods and develop new techniques, culminating in this book.

    The 70+ creations detailed vividly capture nature with simple materials and tools. Including; colourful tulips, roses, chrysanthemums and water lilies.

  • Art of Steampunk
    Discover the fantastical and stunning artwork of 17 artists from around the world – an insight into the captivating world of this underground genre. The featured artists have displayed their work in an exhibition at The Museum of History of Science at the University of Oxford, UK and have attracted the attention of BoingBoing, one of the world's largest blogs.

    You will find that the artists themselves are as unique and colourful as their masterpieces; many have adopted a mad scientist persona to match the intricacies of their artwork.
  • Big Book of Mod Podge

    Everyone loves Mod Podge – it's one of the most popular craft materials on the market. This big book follows features 90+ fun decoupage projects, big and small.

    From trendy bracelets to picture frames to a collage-chic headboard and a refurbished dresser, every treasure here is made new again with Mod Podge.

  • British Folk Art

    British Folk Art showcases the rich diversity of art made beyond the mainstream over the centuries.

    Beautifully illustrating an array of exceptional objects from throughout the United Kingdom, from monumental trade signs and carvings, to ornate embroideries and quilts, ships' figureheads, idiosyncratic collages and paintings, this book provides an illuminating introduction to this long-neglected subject. Rare archive images suggest the contexts in which these extraordinary objects were made and the people who made them – whether amateurs or craft workers, soldiers or sailors.

  • Collected

    In Collected, expert collectors and decorating experts Fritz Karch and Rebecca Robertson present a tour of peculiar, elegant, and awe-inspiring collections from around the world.

    The book teaches readers the basic principles of the hunt while exploring the thoughtful and inventive ways people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme. The featured collections range from dice to café au lait bowls to 19th-century-French sewing tools to sand from world travels – illustrating collections as expressions of personal style.

    From no frills to ornate, the authors examine the selected collections according to personality type. The book showcases 16 different collecting personalities, each with its own chapter, featuring gorgeous photo­graphs, vignettes showing how the objects are displayed and a collecting lesson.

  • Craft a Creative Business

    A complete must-read guide for anyone wanting to turn their hobby, craft or art skills into a successful business. Covering everything you ever wanted to know, the book includes:

    • Simple, practical advice on the importance of identifying markets, assessing the competition, making sure the price is right and setting goals.
    • Sections on product photography, branding and legal matters
    • Emphasises online selling, with detailed information on markets, blogging, using social media and the importance of analytics and search engine optimisation (SEO)
    • Information on offline selling with notes on selling at craft fairs, trade fairs and markets, selling through retail outlets, running courses and workshops, and featuring work in the media.

    A fantastic reference book and user guide, tailored to craftspeople and artists.

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  • Craft It Now

    Whether you're carving a new piece of jewelry or an adorable plush bunny, you'll find something to love in Craft It Now. With more than 75 simple projects ranging from crochet to polymer clay and everything in between, this book has you covered when you need a quick craft fix.

    • Simple step-by-step instructions
    • Projects can be completed in a weekend (or faster!)
    • Original projects for papercraft, jewellry-making, needlework and more!

  • Craft Traditions of the World
    This is the first worldwide survey to cover so many crafts. The 90 crafts are arranged geographically in six sections with over 475 colour photos of traditional examples & modern examples using classic methods.

    The techniques used in each craft (backstrap weaving, papercutting, metal casting, wood carving) are explained & illustrated, along with a history & other relevant info (composition, uses today, subjects).
  • Crafted Garden

    The Crafted Garden is about bringing the outdoors in and being inspired by nature. Louise Curley who shares her passion for natural garden craft with 50 novel and attractive projects and techniques.

    There are projects for indoors and out, arranged by the season, with galleries of projects to inspire, step by steps projects to copy and technique masterclasses to help readers develop their own skills. Use home-grown and foraged plant material to open up the imagination and capture seasonality, whether that's to add a touch of individuality to a dinner party or for making the perfect housewarming gift. And above all, reuse, recycle recreate!

    Can Do Pick This book combines my two loves cooking and gardening! The wheat grass garden in a tea cup is first on my list followed by the eggshell vases in a nest.

  • Crafty Kid
    Shows just how easy it is to make irresistible items, both for and with children, from recycled or inexpensive materials. Written especially for those who want to hand-make their own beautiful gifts, and to steep children in the creative life from an early age onwards, The Crafty Kid is full of fun, simple ideas for rainy-day entertainment and passes on the sensible adage: make do and mend. Including more than 50 projects, from cotton book bags, felt egg cosies and oilcloth aprons to soft lambswool cushions and practical picnic blankets.