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  • HTMS

    Sally Hornsey

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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
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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!

  • DCTY

    Thomas Pavitte

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    We built this city... We built this city on dot-to-dots!

    Part of the creative craze sweeping the world, adults are enjoying fun and relaxing 'children's' activities like colouring in and drawing once more and The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes has 20 incredible drawings of cities and their landmarks that can be brought to life by you joining the dots.

    Illustrated by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer responsible for the most complex dot-to-dot puzzle ever devised - the book features major cities like New York, Paris and London rendered in extraordinary detail. With its perforated pages, the book gives you the chance to hang your cool new pictures up on your wall, too!
  • STOS

    Claire Buckley

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    Giving you all the techniques and confidence you need to make decorative and practical pieces, Start to Stitch is a fun and enjoyable introduction to textile crafts!

    With projects including cushions, bags and mobile phone cosies, the book will help you master the methods of four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. Alongside the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there is also advice on which materials are best to use.

    Written by experts Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson, this is a super craft book with a wide variety of projects and variations - ideal for beginner stitchers!
  • SEWU

    Debbie Shore

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    In Sew Useful, Book People favourite Debbie Shore shows you how to create storage solutions that will help keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully organised...

    With photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and they range from storage cubes to drawstring toy bags, garment covers, tablet covers, a laundry bag and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.

    Add a home-made touch to your storage solutions with the practical yet beautiful projects from Debbie Shore!
  • CTCB
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    Adults all over the world are rediscovering the joys and benefits of colouring in and Creative Therapy: An Anti-stress Colouring Book is designed especially so that you can make something both beautiful and calming.

    With its flowing lines, sweeping swirls and highly detailed patterns, every illustration gives a grown-up the chance to unleash their inner creativity and with no rules or instructions, you'll be able to doodle and colour away to your heart's content - creating something amazing and unique in the process.

    Relieve stress and ease your worries away with this fun-packed adults' activity book!
  • HCPK
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    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.

  • 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
    (3)
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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

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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!
  • KDIH

    Time Out Guides Ltd

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    Featuring a wide range of activities that children can enjoy across mainland Britain and the Channel Isles, 1000 Things for Kids to do in the Holidays is a great resource for any parent, guardian or childcare professional. Packed with up-to-date information compiled by Time Out, this handy guide suggests activities and days out spanning from Cornwall to the Highlands and everywhere in between. Split into easily navigable sections to help you find the kind of activities that you know your children will enjoy, this is an invaluable source of ideas during the school holidays.

  • 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.
  • MAHP

    Dick & James Strawbridge

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    Made At Home: Preserves is written by some of the leading experts in living a good and healthy life - Dick and James Strawbridge. The hardback will help you discover how to preserve fruit and vegetables - both home grown and shop bought - and also provides plenty of practical step-by-step instructions. The book also features many colour illustrations and tips, advice and recipes that will help you make the most of the plentiful seasonal produce. A great resource that will make sure you enjoy delicious preserves all year round.
  • TFKD

    Dawn Isaac

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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

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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.
  • CUPC
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    Coming in a beautiful keepsake box, The Cupcake Card Collection contains 20 luxury handcrafted cards that can be used for birthdays, celebrations and other special occasions.

    Some of the cards say happy birthday while others are blank so you can write in whatever message you want. There are also a selection of yummy cupcake recipes included with the cards!
  • NITS
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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.
  • MSRJ
    (1)
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    A visual journey through some of the great rail routes, The World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys is a must-have book for anyone with a passion for either travel or trains.

    Compiled by former Pacific Railnews editor Brian Solomon, each journey is accompanied by a map of the route, stunning photography and information about the challenges of building the railroad, as well as descriptions of some of the stunning views you can see while travelling.

    Amongst the famous railroads included are the Darjeeling Himalayan in India, the Canadian Rockies and the Indian Pacific which runs from Perth to Sydney in Australia.
  • BJEW

    Maya Brenner

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    Beading has become an increasingly popular activity and Maya Brenner's Beaded Jewellery: Step-by-Step Techniques and Projects to Create Your Own Style manages to capture the craze and show readers how simple, accessible - and fulfilling - making your own jewellery can be. With 18 step-by-step projects to follow, covering everything from high fashion to street chic, and elegant necklaces to fun and funky earrings, this step-by-step project book will show you how design and make your very own masterpieces.
  • GSQC

    Catherine Hirst

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    Taking the traditional Granny Square, crocheting expert Catherine Hirst shows you how you can make 35 contemporary and diverse designs to brighten up your home, your wardrobe and plenty of toys and garments for children. From blue-and-white mug cosies that can be made in just an hour, to more elaborate bed covers and projects perfect for accessorising gloves, scarves and bags to cot blankets, bibs, toys and hats. Follow the carefully graded skills chart to pick projects best suited to your ability and use the comprehensive yet easy-to-follow technique explanations to master the basics too. Granny Square Crochet is perfect for both those new to crochet and more experienced crafters simply looking for more ideas.
  • 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!
  • RPCS
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    Learn to play cards like a professional with this fantastic Playing Card Set. Featured in a handy tin case, there are 2 sets of playing cards, 5 dice and a 65-page book packed with over 45 amazing games to try out. The useful book also reveals some of the secrets to a number of the games so you?ll be sure to impress your friends. From Rummy and Poker to Clock Patience, the games range from easy to difficult and with helpful hints included too, this is a must-have for anyone who has an interest in playing cards.