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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

  • Bag Boutique

    This mouthwateringly colourful book contains 20 beautiful bags to sew from popular designer Debbie von Grabler-Crozier. It includes a huge variety of different styles and sizes, from totes and bucket bags to backpacks, clutches and shoulder bags, and Debbie makes each one easy.

    The book contains a complete guide to all the techniques needed, shown using easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. Also included is a section on creating beautiful finishing touches, including embroidery, appliqué, crocheted flowers, beaded charms and labelling. All the templates required are included on a handy pull-out sheet.

    Look inside the book.

  • 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.

  • Constellations

    Patchwork quilting meets the celestial sky and the result...clean, elegant style with a cosmic touch. Each of the 12 blocks (plus a bonus Orion block never released before) finishes at 20" square and brings the sparse beauty of the celestial into the home with minimalist patchwork.

    Each block sparkles with an accurate representation of the stars found in the night sky. These clever but easy-to-piece astrology blocks allow for personalization galore. Perfect for welcoming baby quilts using a single block, combining two for a unique wedding quilt or take it beyond quilting and make up a fashionable custom kimono-style Hoshi jacket.

  • 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+.

  • 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

  • Free Motion Block Designs

    Want inspiration for your free-motion quilting? Now you have the perfect tool! This spiral-bound book is full of designs – JUST designs – and will lay flat on your work surface to keep your hands on the quilt and that needle moving!

    This visual guide is filled with over 75 diverse block designs from your favourite designers to get you stitching.

    • Perfect for domestic and longarm machines
    • Full-page spreads with innovative block designs
    • Lays flat for easy reference while quilting

  • 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.