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This easy, accessible and fun approach to basketmaking offers instructions for 18 beautiful and useful baskets. Beginning with simple basket designs and progressing to more-advanced techniques, you build new skills with each project.
The practical projects include a market basket, square-to-round storage basket, spiral twill basket, catch-all bathroom basket, cat-head bowl and many others. Instructions for adding embellishments, colour and shaping are included to help new basketmakers turn a project into a personal treasure. A chart for designing your own market baskets in six different sizes is invaluable, and photos of work by today’s top basketmakers serve as inspiration.
This book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in learning to make hand-built baskets.$45.99
Creative Stitching is based on the author’s experience teaching thousands of students in many diverse cultures. It is designed to help you learn quickly and easily so that you can apply these wonderful stitches to your current embellishment projects.
- Pick a stitch that creates the effect you want by choosing from the categories at the front of the book
- Learn each stich quickly from the clear illustrations
- Add to your understanding with the help of the concise, written instructions
The new edition features:
- Over 20 new stitches
- A new chapter on Stitch Variations
- New highly detailed illusteations & photographs
- An updated section on Needles & Threads
The Everyday Blacksmith empowers hobbyist blacksmiths to make simple, practical projects for everyday use including hooks, spoons and tools of all sorts.
Modern smiths can use the first section of as a reference for shop basics: safety, equipment and techniques. These basic techniques are illustrated through a series of projects and methods for finishing pieces are covered.
In the second section, you'll find a step-by-step guide to a diverse range of essential blacksmith projects structured by category and difficulty. The emphasis is on the accessibility of techniques, functionality of projects and diversity of design.$34.99
This gorgeous book brings together 100 of the top crochet projects from the best-selling Twenty to Make series.
With contributions from five top crochet designers and best-selling authors, these fabulous designs are quick and easy to make, and include stylish purses and hats, cute teddy bears, flowers, hearts and festive decorations. Whether you are on a budget and want to make a quick and quirky gift for a friend, or wish to indulge in a special treat for yourself, you will discover a treasure trove of ideas within this book that you simply won’t be able to resist.$26.99
The Goldwork Masterclass has been written for all who love the joys of goldwork. The opulence of metal thread embroidery has been associated with royalty, church and military regalia for centuries and now is readily available for all embroiderers to enjoy.
Each chapter of the book looks at a different aspect of goldwork – from traditional to contemporary. Starting with a little of its rich history and the materials and paddings beneath, through to the glittering threads and techniques for their application – the book takes goldwork apart to give you the inspiration to create your own beautiful metal thread embroidery.$49.99
This book is ideal for beginners, improvers and those serious about growing tasty, healthy organic fruit and vegetables.
Some of the techniques are developed from the author's own trials and observations; others are classic techniques that are still useful now. With a bit more detail, and a step-by-step project, a technique becomes much easier to follow and understand.
The book makes several promises to its readers.
- By following its advice you will grow great fruit and vegetables
- The knowledge you gain will save you time as well as money
- You'll enjoy the gardening journey and the discoveries made along the way
- You'll find greener and cleaner ways of doing things, and you'll improve your skills, methods and habits