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A stylish and satisfying picture book about a curious pet rabbit who accidentally escapes the safety of her backyard, and then must survive in the wilds of suburbia at night.
One pet rabbit.
One dark night.
One hungry fox.
A wonderfully entertaining picture book about a clever pet rabbit on the run recommended for ages 2+.$19.99
A gorgeous long shirt! You need this as shown, or made with the optional sleeve ruffle. Features a ribbon tie.
Use lightweight rayon, voile, linen or silk.
Sizes: XS – 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$35.00
Marissa is a unique tunic made in four different colours as shown. Or choose to make it in just one colour. It is oversized with fitted sleeves, pocket and side ruffle for fun. Add lace to make it delicate, or make it all in black for an urban look.
No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colourful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants. Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash!
The expert advice in this book gives you all the instruction and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. You'll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and maintaining your re-grown plants. Two-part photo instructions show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing.
Edibles big and small, quick to grow and those that take a big longer, are included, so you can pick and choose which projects to take on. A few of the many plants profiled include: Green onions; Tomatoes; Melons; Avocados; Potatoes; Carrots.$26.99
Bojagi, sometimes called Pojagi, is a traditional Korean textile art. Centuries old, it was originally textiles made for every day living with scraps of left-over fabrics artfully put together. They often resemble works of modern artists such as Mondrian and Klee. Today, the technique now produces beautiful textiles that are fast influencing textile art in the West, particularly amongst quilters.
Using her own work and the work of other artists, leading expert on the subject Sara Cook demonstrates the techniques and how modern textilers can interpret the principles of Bojagi creatively. The book covers a brief history and understanding of Bojagi in Korean culture, then covers:
- Fabrics and sewing equipment (incl. silk, hemp and ramie)
- Obanseak – technique and designs of bojagi colours and symbolism
- Colour Seams and Embellishments
- Jagokbo – textiles pieced from tiny scraps.
A beautiful book offering textile artists and quilters a range of ideas to use in their own work.
About the Author Sara Cook is a textile artist, teacher and judge who established the Patchwork and Quilting courses at the Brighton Fashion and Textile School. She regularly contributes to articles for magazines, has worked as technical editor for several quilting books, and is a qualified Quilt Judge at the Quilt Festival. She regularly attends the Korean Bojagi Forum in Seoul, where she is having a solo exhibition of her work and giving a lecture.$44.99
DIY Hydroponic Gardens takes the mystery out of growing in water. Tyler Baras shows exactly how to build, plant and maintain more than a dozen unique hydroponic systems, some of which cost just a few dollars to make.
He has developed many unique and easy-to-build systems for growing entirely in water. With step-by-step photos he shows precisely how to create these systems and how to plant and maintain them. All the information you need to get started with your home hydroponic system is included, from recipes for nutrient solutions, to light and ventilation sources, to specific plant-by-plant details that explain how to grow the most popular vegetables in a self-contained, soilless system.
Even if you live in an area were water is scarce, a hydroponic system is the answer you’ve been looking for. Hydroponic systems are sealed and do not allow evaporation, making water loss virtually non-existent.$29.99