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  • 1423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over

    The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1423 facts to bowl you over.

    • Iceland imports ice cubes
    • A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness
    • It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child Sandi
    • Eight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoon
    • People who read books live longer than people who don't
    • Prince Philip was born on a kitchen table in Corfu
    • No human beings have ever had sex in space
    • Netflix's biggest competitor is sleep
    • Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour

    $22.99
  • A Piece of Cake

    Mix simple piecing with fabric from 10-inch-square Layer Cakes plus your favourite background fabrics and you've got a quilt you'll be proud of.

    Transform your Layer Cake collection into intricate-looking designs that are a breeze to stitch – Peta Peace's tips will help you start and finish like a pro. You'll love the cheerful colours and innovative designs in these 14 all-new patterns.

    $34.99
  • Baby Quilts for Beginners

    Whip up a quilt today for a baby shower, birthday, holiday or just to bring a smile to Baby's face!

    These 13 fabulously fast and delightfully simple quilts for little ones are bright, adorable and super easy to make. Share the love with cuddly traditional and modern patterns by today's top quilt designers.

    $29.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting

    This complete guide to the crisp, precise finish of botanical painting marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on colour, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection.

    Michael Lakin makes botanical art approachable with simple exercises and a variety of step-by-step instructional approaches, making this a fantastic guide for aspirational beginners.

    Look inside the book.

    $36.99
  • Birds

    Jonathan Elphick tells the remarkable story of the development of bird art through the centuries.

    The book features early, skilfully executed but often fanciful images of birds, scientific illustrations produced during the ages of exploration, and modern approaches capturing the essence of these freest of all creatures. The outstanding selection of images from the unrivalled collection at the Natural History Museum includes exquisitely crafted works from some of the most famous natural history artists ever published including Audubon, Lear, MacGillivray and Gould.

    A detailed, lively text, interweaves ornithological science, art history, biography and travel and provides fascinating insights into the lives of both the artists and the birds they painted.

    $60.00
  • Cut-Out Paper Dolls

    A fantastic activity book which allows young fashion designers to channel their creativity as they cut out all the pieces and see the 3D dolls come to life. Children will find dressing the dolls very rewarding and want to share it with their friends.

    Recommended for ages 5+.

    $14.99
  • Embellish Magazine #31

    Embellish magazine aims to fuse fashion, fantasy and art into everyday items, gifts and homewares. Features in issue 31 include:

    • Artist Profile: Michele Carragher
    • Artist Profile: Andrea Taylor
    • Bugs and Beetles by Kath Danswan
    • Slow Stitch Movement by Andrea Taylor
    • Artist Profile: Lynn Elizinga-Henry
    • Reader Postcard Challenge by Lynda Worthington
    • Threadalicious by Lynda Worthington

    Projects / Techniques

    • Leaf Insect by Penny Earmer
    • Dolls Done Digitally by Lynn Elizinga-Henry & Liz Wauchope
    • Rusted Butterfly by Penny Earmer
    • Monarch Butterfly Scarf by Michelle Mischkulnig
    • Cricula Cascade by Lynda Worthington
    • Butterflies: A Patterned Panel by Penny Earmer

    $9.95
  • Fussy Cutters Club

    Cut up your favourite fabrics with intention! Lifelong fussy cutter Angie Wilson teaches you how to look at your fabric stash with new eyes and piece the best bits together, like a colourful collage of your favourite things.

    Try your hand at 14 totally fun, unique projects for both beginners and seasoned quilters. Use templates and illustrated tutorials to zero in on motifs and create secondary patterns from your fabrics, while you fussy cut for colour as well as design. Frame your motif, cut your fabric, and love the results!

    • Cut fabrics thoughtfully to inject humor, boldness and style into your quilts
    • Use fussy cutting as a foundation for 14 projects, from improv piecing to English paper piecing
    • Uncover your stash's hidden treasures as you choose motifs and cut them with your own templates

    $39.99
  • Garden

    Garden is a lavishly photographed celebration of renowned Australian landscape designer William Dangar's unique and highly creative approach to garden making and a journey through a series of 21 inspiring, emotive and lyrical gardens.

    Each garden is photographed at its optimum moment – not when newly planted, but when nature has reasserted itself and there is a certain expressiveness, a sense of wildness, breaking through the original structure and order. Each project is described through Will's frank perspective, chronicling the challenges, the planting choices, the collaborations, the relationships and the joy that make these gardens significant.

    $59.99
  • Mandalas to Embroider

    Slip into serenity through your stitches with this collection of 24 beautiful, meditative mandalas by Carina Envoldsen-Harris.

    The book offers 12 large and 12 smaller mandalas to embroider, which Carina explains how to make through simple, beautiful stitch diagrams and keys. Only 10 stitches have been used to create all the mandalas, and each one is explained and accompanied by clear, step-by-step diagrams at the beginning of the book.

    In addition, there are notes on what you need in your basic embroidery kit from fabrics through to needles and thread which means those new to embroidery can start their journey to mindfulness right away. With Carina's gentle guidance beginners can also learn how to display their creations in embroidery hoops, including the much-loved Dandelyne hoops which the 12 mini mandalas can fit inside perfectly.

    If you are less confident about jumping straight into embroidery or are pressed for time, 24 corresponding black and white motifs can be found on transfer sheets at the back of the book, which you can iron onto your chosen fabric multiple times. There is also a final, mystical mandala template included for you to transfer, allowing you to test your new embroidery skills and develop your new-found creativity.

    Look inside the book.

    $29.99
  • Modern Bohemian Crochet

    From the beach to the city streets, a chic, laid-back look is always on trend. And Modern Bohemian Crochet is the perfect foundation for getting that effortless look.

    In this fashion-forward collection, designer Beth Nielsen presents original garments and accessories that are classically inspired without being too retro. Show off a fresh take on hairpin lace with the Geneva Cardigan. Stay cool with the linen Kinzie Tee, featuring an airy back-keyhole detail. Throw on the Eastlake Sweater for a stylish extra layer on a crisp autumn day.

    With a wide variety of crochet techniques – including some that look just like knitting – and projects suitable for advanced beginner stitchers and beyond, you're sure to find something hip to stitch for your free-spirited side.

    $39.99
  • Modern Tapestry Crochet

    Modern Tapestry Crochet teaches you how to crochet colour work projects by carrying two or more colours of yarn at once, which opens up new design possibilities from Fair Isle details to bold, geometric designs and everything in between.

    The book takes tapestry crochet away from its traditional aesthetic, giving it a thoroughly modern makeover with techniques suitable for beginners to experienced crocheters alike. It features:

    • Detailed step-by-step photos and illustrations
    • Tips on developing your own charted designs
    • 16 stylish projects, including hats, scarves, bags and more!

    $39.99