Christmas: Crafters & Hobbyists

  • SCCH
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    This brilliant book from DK shows you how to craft your way through over 40 fantastic festive projects including gifts, decorations and wrapping paper. All inspired by German and Nordic festive markets, they're sure to turn heads.

    From home-made bath salts to floating tea lights and gingerbread hearts, the projects all have step-by-step instructions and there's even a chapter focusing on last-minute ideas. Other ideas are flower garlands, edible gift tags and authentic tree ornaments.

    This book also has full-size templates and photography that will surely inspire you to have a home-made holiday.
  • 100 Simple Paper Flowers - Paperback - 9781782403081 - Kelsey Elam
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    Join in the paper flower trend and create some truly stunning decorations with the help of Kelsey Elam in this gorgeous craft book.

    Paper flowers are affordable, fun and easy to make and provide an uplifting hit of colour that will brighten anyone's day. With its 100 templates and projects, this book is blooming with brilliant ideas for ornaments, applications and decor.

    With inspiring photography, it shows you how a handful of techniques can work across the board and will show you how to make everything from paper daisies to bouquets of lilies.
  • Creative Colouring Techniques - Paperback - 9781782435532 - Cindy Wilde
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    From mixing colours to advice on how to use crosshatching and contours, this guide has all the advice you need to make the most of your colouring books.

    Designed to teach creative new techniques, the easy-to-follow guide is neatly divided into sections and is full of tips and swatches. It also contains beautiful pictures just waiting to be coloured in.
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    Catherine Woram, a leading crafts expert, reveals how you can ditch the expensive, mass-produced Christmas decorations this year and create your own exciting festive projects.

    From decorations for the tree to wrapping paper and its various alternatives, the book will also teach you how to make labels and gift tags, table decorations for Christmas lunch and a selection of tasty treats including festive cupcakes, chocolate brownies and biscuits to hang on the tree. There is also a chapter on 'Makes for Kids' which includes paper chains and pom-pom decorations.

    With designs ranging from chic and sophisticated to those that are fun and colourful, this is a must-have for any crafter who wants to get festive!
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    Book People customers have really enjoyed sewing superstar Debbie Shore's Half Yard Heaven and Half Yard Home. Now she's back with festive-themed projects to create using leftover pieces of fabric in Half Yard Christmas.

    The book has six themed chapters - rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids - and each one offers simple projects that you can mix and match to decorate your home at Christmas... or give to friends and family as holiday gifts.

    Packed with Debbie's friendly guidance and easy-to-follow photographs of each process, the book will leave you and your home feeling festive in no time!
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    Kirsten Burke's Secrets of Modern Calligraphy is an inspirational workbook that will help you develop your love of lettering.

    Ideal for beginners, it shows you how to master the art of the nib and showcases all the methods and practices that Kirsten presents in her acclaimed workshops. After you've built up your writing skills with a nib pen, she then presents a variety of easy-to-follow and enjoyable projects that will help your build your calligraphy confidence.

    This book even contains seven removable art cards for you to complete and treasure. It's a part how-to book and also bursting with brilliant projects for any creatives.
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    Make a model of the Millennium Falcon and enjoy a book filled with fun facts and character profiles from a galaxy far, far away.

    This Star Wars book includes moments from the saga and even explains all about the schematics the spaceships featured in the film.

    You won't need any glue to put the pieces together and when fully built, the model measures 30 x 30cm. It even has moveable cannons and a radar dish. The removable panels also allow Star Wars fans to look inside and find out more about the famous freighter.
  • Homemade for Hamsters - Paperback - 9780857621511
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    Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.

    From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.

    With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.
  • Knitted Toys - Paperback - 9786059192156 - Tetyana Korobkova
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    Learn how to knit 14 adorable toys in this cute book. Every one of them has a traditional theme (perhaps reminiscent of The Magic Roundabout) and would make a lovely gift for anyone you know.

    The techniques you'll need to use to knit together the toys are clearly explained and there are step-by-step photographs to show you exactly what you should be aiming for. There are also photos to show close-up details and the finished pieces.

    The projects range from quick and easy for intermediate knitters to more complex designs and include tiny teddies, cool children and so much more.
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    Anyone who has a creative edge or who is interested in calligraphy will love to find out how to design their own alphabets with this hand lettering handbook.

    Thy Doan Graves is an artist and illustrator and in this book she guides you through each alphabet with easy-to-follow steps. She shares all her knowledge on creating bespoke lettering and will inspire you to come up with designs of your own. She also talks about the different materials you can use to write the letters, including brush pens and sharpies.

    The alphabets can be used to add a personal touch to all kinds of things, ranging from banners and invitations to comics, posters and menus. This book even has practice pages so you can try your hand at each one.
  • MNKW
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    Suitable for all skill levels, Mini Knitted Woodland is bursting with cute and easy knitting patterns for animals, birds and other critters you would find living in a forest.

    There are 27 animals to knit and they all come with step-by-step instructions. The techniques you'll need to make the cute projects are also highlighted, complete with easy-to-follow illustrations.

    From badgers to bears and stags to squirrels, this is quite simply a magnificent animal-themed book. You can even knit together a forest floor mat to provide a backdrop to your scene.
  • KNTP
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    Danielle Holke's Knits & Pieces is a comprehensive, illustrated miscellany that looks over the origins of one of the world's most popular crafts - knitting.

    Anyone who loves this hobby will find the facts in this entertaining history fascinating. Danielle explains all of the useful, not-so-useful, historical and humorous elements of the craft. She reveals how knitting brings about optimism and even tells all about knitting graffiti and yarn-bombing.

    She also looks at the revival led by bloggers, podcasts, celebrities and social media and how there is now a truly international knitting community.
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    If you're planning on giving hand-made gifts this Christmas, then this DK book will show you how to make beautiful cards, gifts, decorations and bakes.

    With step-by-step instructions and plenty of photographs, the projects use techniques ranging from metalwork to bread making and focus on upcycling and using natural materials.

    Enjoy your most creative Christmas yet with this cool craft book.
  • If You're Bored with Watercolour Read This Book - Paperback - 9781781574041 - Veronica Ballart Lilja
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    This contemporary and stylish book highlights all the incredible things you can do with the classic art form of watercolour painting.

    Watercolour has often been seen as conventional, easy to manage and perhaps inoffensive... this book changes everything. It shows you how to use a variety of modern techniques and learn a host of new tricks.

    Written by fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja, it reveals how you can use luminous colour, dynamic composition, mixed media and so much more. From choosing the correct materials to using different object, it even showcases enhanced techniques like creating silhouettes for painting city skylines.
  • Art for Mindfulness: Winter Wonderland - Paperback - 9780007949212 - Lizzie Harper
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    Rediscover one of your favourite childhood hobbies and find serenity with this gorgeous adult colouring book. It will transport you straight into a winter wonderland.

    A great way to relax and find focus, this festive book has 60 stunning blank winter wonderland scenes to help focus your mind, unlock creativity and calm your consciousness.

    Each image also has an inspirational quote that will help you find mindfulness while unleashing your creativity.
  • Half Yard Kids - Paperback - 9781782212553 - Debbie Shore
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    Book People favourite and all-round sewing guru Debbie Shore presents her most fun creations yet in Half Yard Kids.

    She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 projects (using templates you make yourself) that are colourful and inventive and certain to delight children of all ages. Among the projects are a fold-away easel for budding artists, a magnetic fishing game for kids who love nature and a colourful backpack for young explorers. There are even seasonal items like spooky Halloween bunting.

    With a template for Monkey Skittles, the book includes guidance and advice on tools and techniques for beginners as well as handy tips. The book's designs will also delight experienced sewers.
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    As it never frays when cut, felting is more popular than ever before and as we head towards Christmas, what better material to make your decorations from?

    In this book, well-known crafter Sachiyo Ishii presents 30 quirky, easy-to-make projects ranging from baubles to penguins and a Santa Claus complete with sleigh and reindeer. You could even make the complete Christmas story!

    Sure to turn some heads when on display in your home, all of the quirky ornaments are suitable for all levels of felter as the techniques and stitches you need are explained through photographs at the beginning of the book and templates are also included.
  • HDYW
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    This is a great gift book for anyone who wants to learn all the ins and outs of woodworking. It provides simple explanations for the techniques you'll need and suggestions for all the tools that are needed.

    The inspirational projects to make include a frame, a wine rack and a bookcase while there is also advice on preparing wood, making different kinds of joints, veneering, finishing techniques and working safely.

    There are also photographs of the tools you need and suggestions of how to use them and take care of them.
  • The 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Book - Paperback - 9781781571361 - 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!

    As calming as adult colouring, but with the added bonus of a little bit of problem-solving, The 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Book will provide hours and hours of creative entertainment.
  • Collage Carnival - Paperback - 9781849943086 - Lizzie Lees
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    Cut, colour and paste your way to creative heaven with this fantastic book from the designer, Lizzie Lees.

    Inviting you to create collage projects ranging from cityscapes and travel journals using holiday snaps to glitter-filled cards for friends, the book also contains hints and tips for starting your collage and reveals which pages are best to colour, cut out, customise, draw on and embellish.

    There are perforated pages so your finished masterpieces can be displayed with pride and there are also stickers and pages with gatefolds to help you create your own collage carnival!
  • Tips for Knitters - Hardback - 9780091932794
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    Bestselling author and knitting guru Debbie Bliss returns with a handy, comprehensive and wholly accessible book that offers helpful tips to every ability of knitter.

    Beautiful photography and step-by-step illustrations complement Debbie's indispensable advice as she tells you how to improve on the basics of knitting, how to pick yarns, techniques for simple and more advanced shaping, casting on and off, and even tips on how more advanced knitters can progress into thinking about and making their own patterns. Tips on how to incorporate beads and buttons into your creations are also shared by Debbie.

    Guiding you through each process, this is an invaluable guide for knitters of every level; simply pick which areas you want to work on and Debbie will shed some brilliant advice!
  • Super Craft - Hardback - 9780241242278 - Sophie Pester
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    Upcycle things you find lying around the home - including old hangers and eggshells - into something stylish with the craft projects featured in Supercraft.

    From the experts at DK and compiled by designer Sophie Pester, this book includes 52 projects ranging from jewellery and accessories to home decoration and furniture.

    All the projects can be easily completed in one weekend, making them even more fun to complete.
  • Crocheted Throws and Wraps - Paperback - 9781782494867 - Melody Griffiths
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    This book is bursting with ideas for warm, beautiful and special throws and wraps that you can crochet by yourself. Among the other items featured are blankets, throws and coverlets.

    There is a comprehensive techniques section so you can master the art of crochet and these are followed by instructions for easy-to-follow patterns. The styles range from 'vintage' to 'around the world' and can be displayed in a variety of stunning colours.

    Suitable for all levels of crocheter, every one of the 25 projects is beautiful and there are even 10 extra ideas for smaller items including bed covers and pillows.
  • The 1000 Dot to Dot Book: Wonders of the World - Paperback - 9781781573679
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    Embark on a journey through time and space with this large-format dot-to-dot book, full of the world's most-treasured heritage sites!

    With 1,000 dots to join in each design, they all take a satisfyingly long time to complete and include the likes of Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China.

    All the designs have been created by acclaimed graphic artist Thomas Pavitte.