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Learn to make 20 button designs using fabric as an embellishment to a garment or as a piece of jewellery or accessory. Gina Barrett uses techniques such as stitching, embroidery and beading, and provides shaped templates for those projects where the reader may need more assistance.
The buttons are all worked at a small size, so will require limited materials and thread for a polished finish. There are no complex button-making techniques here; all the buttons can be created by the reader at home, following Gina's straightforward instructions and stitch diagrams.
Look inside the book.$13.99
With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of the Royal Horticultural Society.
From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth), the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world.
The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS to give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.$59.99
This exquisite book shows you how to create beautiful messages through the combination of hand lettering and watercolour. Broken down into easy-to-follow stages, you will soon learn how to use different pens and inks to produce gorgeous lettering, embellished with simple yet stunningly effective watercolour motifs.
This practical book guides you gently through the materials and tools you need to get started, and sets you on your hand-lettering journey with some simple exercises. There are then 10 pretty step-by-step projects for you to try, after which you'll be confidently creating your own handwritten artworks that you can display on your wall, send as notecards to loved ones, or use to decorate your journals and scrapbooks.
There is also a treasure trove of gorgeous botanical-style motifs and borders along with four delightful alphabets created by the authors in a variety of scripts perfect for gently encouraging beginners and inspiring more experienced hand-lettering artists to play with new designs and styles. This is followed by six handy worksheets on which to practise your letter-writing technique.
You'll soon find that hand lettering with watercolour is quick and fun to learn, and a wonderful skill that will bring you joy for many years to come.
Look inside the book.$34.99
The many dedicated fans of Noro's unique self-striping yarns will welcome these stunning full-size projects! Nothing beats a large project for showing off the beauty of Noro's trademark colour-changing yarns, and Knit Blankets helps aficionados go big with this magnificent collection of 25 blankets.
Discover the most popular patterns from Noro magazines and books, along with brand-new and exclusive designs; the diverse techniques range from mitered squares to intarsia and entrelac. Spanning all skill levels, and complete with step-by-step tutorials for the more complex blankets, this volume will welcome, encourage and inspire every knitter.
Look inside to view pages from the book.$29.99
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
Create 20 practical and stunning basketry projects for your home and garden. Anyone can create one of these basketry projects as no special skills are required, and the baskets can be made at home.
Author Sylvie Bégot uses coloured cane to bring this enduring, traditional craft right up to date. She uses simple techniques that are clearly explained through step-by-step photographs and instructions.
Look inside the book.$36.99