This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels and other distinctive features.
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt.
A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations and other designs.$36.99
This book invites you to lose yourself in the incredible world of Miss Violet.
Whether you have a doll's house, some shelf space or an unwanted shoebox, Sam McKechnie has created 25 makes that are perfect for any miniature residence. In addition to the makes there is a pop-out paper Miss Violet doll (and outfits to dress her in) at the back of the book. You will also find a shoebox house project and a chapter of scraps (to photocopy or download) so that every room in their house can be embellished with fabulous paper furnishings – from cooking pots and carriage clocks to picture frames and paper pansies. Chapters and makes include:
- Introducing Miss Violet – meet the star of the show plus a wealth of ideas for clothing and accessories
- Moving in – learn how to select a home (traditional doll's house, shoebox, cupboard or shelf) and create a name plaque
- Kitchen – clay food, embroidered tablecloth and bobbin table and stools
- Parlour – a chandelier, fireplace and Christmas tree
- Bedroom and bath – pressed flower wallpaper, playing card bath mat and a fairytale mattress
- Garden – a pond, instant flower garden and clothes line
Miss Violet's Doll's House includes everything needed to imagine and create a miniature world.$37.99
Featuring a wide variety of mixed media techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, ephemera, encaustics, collaging, journaling and more, The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art is the perfect resource for artists exploring the many ways they can expand their artistic horizons with mixed media art.
Each technique is presented with simple step-by-step examples of how to wield basic art tools and materials to effect both traditional and cutting-edge mixed media concepts. Artists will not only learn a variety of new concepts and techniques, but also discover how to apply them within their own mixed media projects. With so many techniques to choose from, the book will inspire artists of all skill levels to explore the many ways they can get started with the ever-evolving, ever-popular mixed media art form.$24.99
Design the dolls of your dreams with this amazing book of crochet patterns.
The flippable pages and mix-and-match format make it easy to build a character with the exact hairstyle, outfit and accessories you want. Put them together in a million different ways to create a countless number of dolls, from one that looks like a family member or friend to another that resembles your favourite pop star. Or make a single perfect doll with an extraordinary wardrobe: the options include princesses, ballerinas, soccer players, astronauts, surgeons, and more.
Step-by-step instructions help even beginners grasp all the crochet techniques, and a 30-page gallery presents a selection of finished dolls to inspire you.$32.99
It’s time for some hands-on surface design with your favourite surface – fabric!
- Learn 4 easy ways to copy images to fabric, then embellish with 6 surface design techniques – cut-out, embroidery, discharge, paint, appliqué and reverse appliqué
- Sew 16 modern projects for giving and living, with full-size motifs for DIY fabric printing
- Use the pattern pull-out to copy modern graphics in the perfect size for your project
- Mix it up for one-of-a-kind pieces – the inspirational project gallery shows you how
Ignite your creativity with this interactive flip-book that will keep you, your hook and your imagination busy for years to come.
Design your own crazy critters with this amazing book of mix-and-match crochet patterns. Choose the body parts that take your fancy from our extensive selection and use your favourite colours. Add stripes, spots or scales, and then turn to the sew-on extras section to select hair, eyes, horns, wings or tails.
The flippable pages make it easy for you to follow the patterns in any combination. With 30 heads, one basic body, and 30 different pairs of arms and legs, projects are crocheted in one go from the top down. With step-by-step instructions for all the basic crochet techniques that are needed, this is perfect for beginners.$29.99