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The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook teaches you how to tailor your pet's diet to their specific nutritional needs for better health and behaviour.
The book includes 75 recipes that you can make at home, nutritional information for every stage of your pet's life from puppy or kitten to adulthood, meal plans, healthy snacks and treats, and suggestions for supplementing store bought food with homemade ingredients.
The switch from store bought to homemade pet food doesn't have to be hard or expensive. The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook makes switching your pet over to a homemade diet comfortable, safe and inexpensive.$27.99
When beginning a project, every knitter confronts the question: “What yarn should I use?” The answer can be complicated. Sometimes the recommended brand is unavailable or too expensive – or you’d rather use extra yarn from your stash. But even similar products might yield different results, altering structure, size and texture.
Now, trusted knitwear designer and teacher Carol Sulcoski provides solutions to this common conundrum, offering a wealth of information. She explains what characteristics to consider when substituting yarn, and gives guidance on calculating the quantity of yarn you'll need and how to evaluate your swatches. Ten projects offer case studies of yarn substitution in action; each finished project shows suitable alternatives and reveals how yarn choice affects every aspect of the item.$29.99
This 1940s inspired, knee-length modified swing coat has a deep shawl collar, inseam pockets with decorative welts and optional cuffed sleeves and lower band. The collar can be worn hugging the neck or open for a full luxurious look.
The coat can be made lined or unlined. Suitable for medium to heavyweight fabrics.
Sizes included: XS – 5XL$29.00
Unless you have a friend or relative to teach you how to start, often would-be knitters turn to the so-called 'beginners patterns' but these can be confusing, difficult to follow, and more often than not written in 'knit' rather than English.
This book is a tried-and-tested guide for people at the very beginning of their knitting lives, looking for guidance and patterns for projects that they can use to make that first all-important step 'Beyond the Scarf'.$36.99
This lifesize guide and essential reference reveals the extraordinary beauty, surprising diversity and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.
Seeds are often overshadowed by the adult plant’s size and show. Here, 600 seeds are spotlit, each given equal attention, each shown as glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving of the parent plant. Every profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen’s importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, dispersal method, and scientific significance.
Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.$59.99$34.99
Each page of this brilliant book is actually a box!
Simply tear along the dotted lines, fold along the scored lines and you've created a gift box perfect for storing all kinds of treats for special occasions throughout the year. The boxes are beautifully decorated with intricate black-and-white designs, which you can customise by colouring in with pens or pencils.
Get creative with your colour scheme and this fantastic book of boxes will make sure your gifts are truly special – whether it’s Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas or a birthday!$19.99