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Using just a few simple sewing techniques, discover the easy way to create fun and stylish outfits for young children (0–5 years). By combining a few easy-to-learn stitches with great fabrics and trims, expert seamstress Emma Hardy explains how to make beautiful yet practical clothes for your children.
Choose from 25 different projects, including party frocks and pinafore dresses, simple shirts and elasticated trousers, sleepwear and accessories, such as hats, bibs, bootees and aprons. There are clothes for young boys and girls, toddlers and babies, plus full-size paper patterns that can easily be scaled to suit different ages.
Packed with useful tips and sewing techniques, Making Children's Clothes provides a comprehensive guide to creating fantastic items that your child will love to wear.$29.99$14.99
Maggie Righetti shares her knitting know-how and good fashion sense so that no matter what your knitting level, you can overcome the fear of failure, adapt already-existing patterns, and plan and create sweaters that really fit and look terrific.
Topics and techniques include: understanding the nature of yarn and pattern stitches; how to tell whether or not a sweater will look good on you – before you start; and, start-to-finish instructions for thirteen classic sweaters. Each technique is illustrated with clear diagrams, sketches, or photographs.
Complete with conversion charts and a personal-measurements record-keeping section, Sweater Design in Plain English takes the guesswork out of every creative knitting effort.$39.99$17.99
Exploring the art of papermaking, this reference provides instructions on how to transform distinctive papers into unique, one-of-a-kind handbags by using modern crafting techniques.
Showcasing dozens of exquisite handmade bags and the methods for achieving similar success, this guidebook provides secrets for creating bags from various types of papers and materials, including silk cocoon strippings, linen, flax, merino and paper clay.
Details on how to personalize the bags with brooches, charms, trinkets and other found objects accompany instructions on how to use embossing enamels and metals on paper fabric. With material lists and step-by-step instructions, this resource is an ideal companion for beginners and seasoned crafters alike.$29.99$17.99
Here is a big, one-volume directory that shows and describes virtually everything for every graphic artist from simple charcoal pencils to easels and canvas-stretching equipment. All items are illustrated in colour photos, and examples of how all materials are used are shown in drawings and reproduced paintings.
Cataloged in this book are charcoal and colored pencils, sanguine chalks and pencils, charcoal sticks, crayons, pastel chalks, inks and pens, paint brushes of all shapes and sizes, palettes and palette knives, dry pigments, oil paints, watercolours and gouache paints, acrylics, varnishes and paint solvents, papers of different textures, drawing pads for different media, canvases and stretching frames, easels, cutting tools, sponges, brush and equipment cleaners
The book's final section shows examples of how to use these many different materials in finished paintings and drawings.$39.99$19.99
Jewellery teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and superb how-to photography. She has created the best modern casting book that's authoritative, approachable, and loaded with fantastic creative techniques
Several wonderful and innovative projects to explore the teachings and a beautiful gallery round out this valuable, hands-on volume.$34.99$14.99
Discover how to create colourful and cute jewellery charms quickly and easily with polymer clay. This inspirational book shows you how to craft intricate charms with this versatile material, using only a handful of tools and equipment.
With 50 delightful projects to choose from, there is something for everyone. From adorable little creatures, tiny cakes and pretty flowers to cute household miniatures, beads and buttons.
Features clear, step-by-step instructions for all the essential techniques, including conditioning clay and mixing colours; shaping and cutting; caning; and baking and finishing techniques. There are projects for the absolute beginner, as well as those which feature a number of techniques for the more advance jewellery maker and which the novice can turn to with practice.$29.99$14.99