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  • HTMS

    Sally Hornsey

    • £3.99
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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
  • CFGU
    • £4.99
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    Think colouring in is just for kids? Think again! Colouring has been established as a great way for all ages to unwind, relax and get creative and this two-book set of grown-up colouring books is bursting with beautiful and intricate illustrations that are waiting to be completed.

    The perfect size to fit in a handbag or rucksack so they can easily go with you wherever you go, the patterns featured in the two adult colouring books are tremendously detailed and will help anyone unwind at the end of a long day or make a lengthy journey go quicker.

    From floral delights to patterns, swirls and geometric wonders, the books provide a wide-ranging selection of projects to colour in any way you like!

  • THKN

    Melanie Porter

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    With projects for both Baby's Room and Toddler's room, Melanie Porter's The Hand-Knitted Nursery provides you with 35 brilliant patterns to choose from to create a cosy and colourful nursery.

    The baby projects are inspired by vintage colour palettes and include clothes, toys, hats, booties and mittens, while the toddler ones have more contemporary designs. The patterns can cover baskets, hooks and coat hangers, as well as blankets, rugs and cushions.

    The techniques section covers the basics of knitting for beginners and acts as a helpful reference guide for those who are more experienced.
  • ATCB

    Richard Merritt & Hannah Davies

    (1)
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    Sit back, relax and unwind with this thoroughly enjoyable and sophisticated adult colouring book, Art Therapy: An Anti-Stress Colouring Book, which is filled with lots of adult doodling, colouring and drawing fun.

    From creating free-flowing lines, swirls and shading in beautifully intricate patterns, each and every illustration in this colouring book for adults has been carefully crafted so that even beginners to art can enjoy the satisfaction of creating something exceptionally stunning.

    Packed with absolutely no rules, instructions nor guides, this adult colouring book is the perfect anti-stress activity - just let your imagination run wild and your creativity shine.
  • MCRO

    Mollie Makes

    (2)
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    The team at Mollie Makes, one of the country's most popular lifestyle and craft magazines, present a variety of beautiful crochet projects in this amazing hardback book.

    Aimed at complete beginners who want to hone their skills, the book is also suitable for those looking to move on after their first successful projects. With ideas including crocheted blankets, cushions, toys and gifts as well as accessories and pieces for around the home, the book also includes ways you can embellish existing items too.

    Each stitch comes with clear instructions and illustrations to make sure your projects are beautiful and there is also advice on how to use different techniques.
  • KTBA

    Tracey Lord

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    A great book for first-time knitters, Knitting Basics provides step-by-step instructions that will help you become an expert with a needle and thread!

    Starting with casting on, garter stitch and casting off, the book has 20 workshops that will show you the different stitches and techniques you will need - as well as colour artworks to show how everything is done!

    As you progress, you'll also have the chance to learn how to read patterns, how to join pieces and how to knit in the round. Among the projects you'll soon be creating are table runners, a child's jumper and textured throw!
  • SDRE
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    Have you ever wanted to make clothes in the comfort of your own home? Let the experts from DK show you how with this compact and comprehensive guide!

    Throughout the book Alison Smith will tell you everything you need to know to learn how to sew an entire wardrobe of clothes and even gives advice on the tools and materials you need to use the key sewing techniques.

    By following the simple instructions for the 11 sewing patterns included, you'll soon be making skirts, dresses, trousers, tops and jackets. Whether you're a beginner looking for advice on dressmaking or a dressmaker in need of new projects and a little inspiration, DK's Dressmaking Step by Step has something for you!
  • QLTN

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    With over 40 projects to try your hand at, The Quilting Book is a craft book that will tell you everything you need to know about mastering quilting, patchwork and applique.

    From cushions and bags to full-sized quilts, the book even contains 100 individual patterns for quilt blocks that will form the foundation of any patchwork project.

    If you're new to the world of quilting, the book will teach you how to make a quilt with its pictures, step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow tutorials, while those who are more experienced will be able to learn some new skills to help make something spectacular.

    A brilliant book to help you make unique quilts!
  • BTKN
    (3)
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    Filled with techniques, patterns and plenty of inspiration, Baby & Toddler Knits Made Easy will help you create truly unique gifts for young children. Featuring patterns for both boys and girls and ranging from newborn babies to toddlers, the 50+ projects in this brilliant DK book includes essential knits for tots like scarves and hats, as well as more ambitious projects like toys and bunting. The step-by-step instructions and clear photographs mean even beginner knitters can complete the book's tasks as they learn the basics about tools and yarns. Experienced makers will be just as satisfied with the more challenging patterns too. A wonderfully presented DK book bursting with gorgeous gift ideas.
  • TFKD

    Dawn Isaac

    (2)
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    Dawn Isaac's 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside builds on the success of her blog www.littlegreenfingers.com and inspires children (and grown-ups) to get away from computer and TV screens and get outdoors!

    From quick 10-minute activities to full days of fun, the ideas cover all four seasons and include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage and setting up a wormery.
  • CEBT

    Val Pierce

    (1)
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    A fun, cute and cuddly collection of characters and special gifts to knit and crochet, Cutest Ever Baby Toys is full of perfect presents to make for the little one in your life.

    Offering a host of soft and squishy characters including a crocheted crab, a dinosaur and a lovely rotund penguin, the book even offers step-by-step instructions for making mobiles, a playbook and even a pair of rattles to keep baby entertained.

    The helpful images and easy-to-follow information in this book show just quickly and easily beautiful baby toys can be made with the remnants of soft yarn.
  • NITS
    (4)
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    The Big Book of Knitting will provide you with over 100 stylish projects to try out. With clear photography and step-by-step instructions, the book is perfect for anyone looking at getting into knitting. There is information on basic equipment, mastering techniques, key knitting stitches and advice on how to follow patterns. The book is also suitable for more experienced knitters and provides a comprehensive range of scarves, hats, throws, cushions and toys for you to try your hand at.
  • PAPL

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    Paper London is a celebration of the 20 most iconic features that make the capital city so special to its millions of residents and tourists.

    From The Shard to Buckingham Palace, you'll find absolutely everything you need here to recreate London in miniature form, along with a handy guide to where you can find the real thing when it's time to visit London itself.

    Build your own model-sized metropolis with the help of Paper London!
  • DTDA

    Thomas Pavitte

    (2)
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    So, do you still think that dot-to-dot is just for children? We think this book may change your opinion! The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals is full of mind-bending puzzles of creatures of the animal kingdom that any person with a steady hand (or a ruler) will love.

    Proven to improve cognitive development in both children and adults, the unique book - with each puzzle consisting of 1000 dots - features 20 amazingly satisfying depictions of incredible animals that will keep you guessing from the very first dot to the last.

    A massive book, both in size and in scope, it's perfect for passing the time or simply testing your skill and patience with puzzles, and the brilliant beasts are not only fun to line draw, but are also cool enough to put up on the wall!
  • KWGN

    Hanna Charlotte Erhorn

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    For anyone who is a weekend knitter or a crafter with a few hours to spare, Knitting with Giant Needles could be just the book.

    Focusing on the latest trend of knitting with giant needles, the book will help you create beautiful and unique accessories for your wardrobe and home in next to no time.

    Among the 35 inventive and practical projects are scarves, shoulder bags, cushions and blankets and the step-by-step instructions will appeal to newcomers and experienced knitters alike.
  • GRIT

    Aneeta Patel

    (3)
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    This full-colour hardback is a tried-and-tested guide for beginner knitters who are starting their knitting journey and then looking for follow-up projects that will provide the perfect challenge to test and practise their new skills.

    You can learn how to make that all-important first scarf and then progress far beyond that as your knitting confidence grows with every creation.

    Increase your ambition and make beautiful home-made designs you'll be proud to display around your home and give to others as charming gifts with this invaluable guide to knitting for those who are completely new to the timeless and very practical craft.

    A great way to get to grips with the absolute basics of knitting!
  • SSBS

    Maggi Gordon and Ellie Vance

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    Pick up your needle and thread and become a skilled sewer with DK's Stitch Step By Step. Sewing is all the rage at the moment and Sew Step by Step will help you progress from sewing student to seasoned stitcher in no time. This is the complete guide to decorative sewing, embroidery and needlepoint stitches from cross stitch to couching and whitework to beading. Over 200 stitches and techniques are clearly photographed across the full sewing spectrum and annotated notes make following the steps quick and easy. Stitch Step by Step will give you all the stitches you need to create beautiful, personal pieces perfect for any occasion.

  • DTDB

    Thomas Pavitte

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    Who said dot-to-dots were only for children? This comprehensive collection of intricate and complex dot-to-dot patterns features 1,000 dots in each pattern to build your concentration and keep you focused for a satisfyingly long time.

    The unique puzzles presented on extra large pages take on Thomas Pavitte's unique style and recreate people and portraits in dot form. So not only will you have plenty of fun completing the pictures, but the finished illustrations will be impressive enough to display on your wall, too!
  • THWA
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    Featuring wide-ranging, carefully chosen routes from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wilderness of Jamaica, 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die is an essential guide to the world's most beautiful mountain passes, woodland paths, Native-American trails and much, much more.

    Packed with facts and a wealth of information about every must-try walk - which range from 1-hour beginner routes to week-long expeditions - including essential details about its start and finish points, overall distance, difficulty rating, maps and more, this is the perfect partner for those looking for some time in the great outdoors both at home and abroad.

    Fully illustrated and including beautiful photography, this guide will make a great gift for all those who love to lace up their walking boots and explore the world - whatever their level of experience.
  • AKFK

    Amanda Berry

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    From those who are just starting out knitting to those at a more advanced level, Animal Knits for Kids provides a range of knitting projects for babies and little ones - from a safari outfit to jungle creatures and animals who live under the sea!

    With each chapter travelling around a different zone from the zoo, you'll find plenty of inspiration for bright baby clothing and accessories. Many of the projects will take less than a day to complete, while there are also bigger projects for the more adventurous knitter. There is also guidance and hints on how to master a number of techniques so that the projects can be finished in style.

    As well as all this, the book also gives advice on what should be your basic tool kit and notes on safety and conversion charts.
  • CMOT

    Melody Griffiths

    (3)
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    An increasingly popular hobby, 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas will help get you started when it comes to crochet! The inspirational book features 150 crochet blocks and motifs for you to try your hand at, as well as 51 creative projects. There are simple instructions and stitch diagrams for the most complex motifs, and also advice on what type of yarn to use to achieve the best results. The directory will help you create everything from the simplest crochet crosses and spirals to trickier geometric shapes, pictures, lacy patterns and bold, beautiful flowers.
  • MFYB
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    Many parents love to keep a record of their baby's eventful first year in the big, wide world and whose illustrations are better to accompany these incredible pictures and notes than We're Going On a Bear Hunt's Helen Oxenbury's?

    Featuring her famous babies - stars of picture books for over 30 years - this is a wonderful book to remember precious moments forever. A brilliant gift for new parents!
  • CIRP
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    Play like the experts with this deluxe edition Playing Card Set! Presented in a fantastic tin box, the set contains 2 sets of playing cards, 5 dice and a 65-page book that will teach you how to play a wide range of both single and multi-player card games. The games included range from easy to difficult. With practice, even those with little experience of card games should be comfortable at all levels of difficulty. A fantastic gift for anyone interested in playing card games!
  • SUDO

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    Brought to you by the UK's leading puzzle publisher, the 365 Sudoku challenges in this bumper book give your brain a workout for every day of the year! Sudoku enthusiasts as well as those new to the brain-bending activity will be thoroughly entertained by the puzzles in this book which not only come with solvers but also space to note those all important dates and reminders that you need in a diary.