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  • 101 Organic Gardening Hacks

    A hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks and solutions Shawna Coronado has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners.

    Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.

  • A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

    This extensive how-to text focuses on garment construction for smocking enthusiasts and is the ideal companion to the A–Z of Smocking.

    Presented in an easy to use style, this book is overflowing with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating beautiful heirloom garments from blouses to bridesmaids' dresses.

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  • Bird Art

    Few creatures symbolise the beauty of the natural world better than birds. Their delicacy, poise and power combine to create an irresistible subject for the artist. In this his first book, award-winning artist Alan Woollett captures perfectly, in breathtaking detail, the exquisite beauty of birds in their natural environments using graphite and coloured pencils, often combining both media in the same composition.

    More than a teaching guide, this book is a sumptuous source of ideas and inspiration that covers everything from observing birds in the wild to photography, composition and setting. With clear, step-by-step demonstrations and projects to work through as well as numerous examples of the author's stunning artworks, this book represents a true masterclass in the art of drawing birds.

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  • Colour Your Own Historical Maps

    This colouring book is packed with a series of fascinating hand drawn maps carefully selected from the extensive collection of the British Library, which includes charters and seals, medieval historical and iconic atlas' from Queen Mary I's personal collection and King George III's to detailed drawings from well-known artists such as Nicolas Sanson and William Hack.

    Each of the original maps is reproduced in colour, so that you can decide whether you prefer to choose your own colours, or to use the colours that the cartographer intended. With key facts about each of the maps, this is the perfect book for geography lovers, history buffs and colouring-in fanatics alike.

  • Fantastic Stash Quilts

    Piece beautiful blocks from your scrap bag or uniformly plan your approach from fabric yardage – with line drawings of each quilt to colour in, the choice is yours!

    Start with 8 quilt patterns, each shown in 2 distinct looks, plus get easy sewing and pressing tips to remake quilts in your favourite fabrics. Piece complicated-looking designs, learn special binding techniques and uncover new ways to freshen up and use your fabric collection. Even beginning quilters will be able to jump right in and sew their own colourful stash quilts.

    • Make 8 quilt projects in scrap or yardage variations, for 2 wildly different looks
    • Reimagine your stash, whether it’s made up of consistent colorways or a wild rainbow of scraps
    • Learn easy piecing methods and quilting tips for stunning, complex designs

  • How to Make Resin Jewellery

    Sara Naumann shows you just how easy and quick resin jewellery is to make, using minimal equipment and readily available products, and provides over 50 fabulous projects for you to try.

    • Add numerous items to the resin to achieve different effects
    • Place paper in the bezels to act as a background to the resin such – try sheet music for a vintage vibe, or origami papers for a fresh, contemporary look
    • Immerse various items in the resin before it cures, such as dried flowers and leaves, feathers, shells, beads and charms, or try adding glitter, coloured inks, nail polish and virtually anything else you can think of

    The versatility of resin jewellery is awe-inspiring, providing papercrafters as well as jewellery-makers with all the skills and inspiration they need to design and make their own stunning pieces.

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  • Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet: Accessories

    Melissa Leapman shows you how to make more than 25 fresh and beautiful crocheted accessories for women. From winter warmers like cozy hats and scarves that make a statement to all-season wardrobe builders such as one-of-a-kind jewellery, colourful handbags, and stunning shawls, this book has it all.

    The projects include something for crocheters of all levels, from beginners to intermediate and advanced knitters. Each project offers easy-to-follow instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols and a clear photo to illustrate the finished piece. The back of the book also includes helpful resources such as general crochet and finishing techniques, material resources, and a short discussion about the online crochet community.

  • Modern Empire

    Unique cross-tie trim creates soft gathers and fit.. Flattering V-neckline, straight long sleeves, short close sleeve or short flutter sleeve. High/Low hemline. Perfect for stretch fabrics, but equally delightful in soft woven fabrics with drape.

    Sizes XS through 3XL

  • My Quilting Legacy

    May you be inspired to create your own stories and share your memories and connections. Norma Whaley.

    Norma Whaley’s finest quilts are brought together in this book reminiscent of the gentle pleasures of life in a very country style. Tell your story in fabric. Let these 18 projects add joy and warmth to your home.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French. Includes full-size patterns.

  • New Adventures of Sue & Billy

    Rediscover these two favourite little characters in new settings that are full of warmth! Enjoy Reiko Kato's creativity and talent with these 24 poetic projects including quilts, bags and settings.

    From Quiltmania with text in both English and French. Includes patterns.

  • Parson Gray Trade Quilts

    This 20-project book is a guide of rustic sewing ideas for modern pioneers. There are patterns and instructions, of course, but more importantly, there are ideas for colouring outside the lines, embracing patina, revelling in whoops and blending vintage with modern.

    The timeless style of these designs will inspire quilters of every skill level. Clear, step-by-step instructions detail how to use inventive techniques such as coffee staining and bleaching to achieve a perfectly distressed vintage feel, while dozens of helpful diagrams and photographs make these projects even more accessible. Includes four, full-size pattern templates.

  • Practical Pattern Making

    In Practical Pattern Making two pattern-making experts and designers introduce the basic techniques of creative pattern design for clothing. It is intended to help fashion students, designers and enthusiastic sewers develop and create a variety of styles, regardless of complexity.

    The book uses photographs, examples, diagrams and templates to explain all of the techniques, formulas and professional tricks to create a custom-tailored skirt, suit or dress. The tutorial style poses questions that encourage problem-solving.

    Features include:

    • How to measure the body, with 13 illustrative photographs
    • Blank professional worksheets to copy and use
    • 40 scaled pattern templates with all markings
    • How to draw and mark a sized pattern with darts, pleats and so on
    • Modelling and draping to design and fit a pattern
    • Working with fabric grain and bias
    • Photos of garments in process and finished
    • The 40 garment selections begin with a basic skirt and progress from a fitted jacket and suit to an asymmetrical balloon dress, flounce dress, tissue dresses and more. All require just a few pattern pieces.