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Our crafts books are full of inspiration for your next home crafting project. Our range includes knitting books, origami, drawing books and much more! Whether you're after sewing patterns or other textile craft designs, you'll find great ideas in our hand-picked selection of arts and craft books.

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Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts Books

Our crafts books are full of inspiration for your next home crafting project. Our range includes knitting books, origami, drawing books and much more! Whether you're after sewing patterns or other textile craft designs, you'll find great ideas in our hand-picked selection of arts and craft books.

  • AEMG

    Artful Etching: Midnight Garden (Paperback)

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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of stunning gardens.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the garden outlines. Instructions in the book will show several ways to get started for each drawing.
    • £4.99
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    HSPF

    100 Simple Paper Flowers (Paperback)

    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.
    • £3.49
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  • WATR

    Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad (Other)

    Emma Faull

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    Create beautiful avian artworks and enjoy the relaxing practice of watercolour painting with this incredible book.

    Featuring the European goldfinch, a hummingbird and a wren, this book is full of beautiful birds for aspiring artists to paint in watercolour.

    Emma Faul's stunning artworks have been reproduced as outlines on high-quality watercolour paper and this book also contains advice on getting started and mastering a wide range of techniques.

    To get started, simply choose an outline on watercolour paper and pull it out of the book, then follow the artist's step-by-step advice for creating beautiful watercolours and use the gallery of finished artworks as a guide.

    The professional paper will also work beautifully with other media, such as acrylic paint, artists' pencils and art brush or marker pens.
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  • AECI

    Artful Etching: Cities (Paperback)

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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of the world's favourite cities' iconic skylines.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the building outlines. Instructions in the book show several ways to get started on each drawing.
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  • SEWP

    Sew Perfect Pets (Paperback)

    Helen Rhiannon

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    This craft book is full of whimsical animal-themed sewing projects ranging from an owl doorstop to a doggy oven mit.

    Designer Helen Rhiannon offers step-by-step instructions for 18 projects that will add character and colour to any household and also serve useful functions. Key techniques and basic materials are detailed at the start of the book and the projects can be completed by sewers of all abilities.

    Other projects include a snake draught excluder, a sheep hot water bottle cover and a fantastic fox pillow. Templates for all the animals are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.
    • £3.99
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  • AVRY

    Sue Stratford's Knitted Aviary (Paperback)

    Sue Stratford

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    Knitting expert Sue Stratford provides you with patterns for 21 feathered friends - from a seagull to a puffin and parakeet to a flamingo!

    This book features beautifully clear colourwork charts to make the patterns easy to follow and all the projects can be completed quickly and easily.

    As well as the birds themselves there are instructions for making a hanging nest, a felt nest box, branches, flowers and leaves so you can display them in style!

    Why should you buy this book? The knitting projects of beautiful birds are fun to knit and make great gifts.
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    MNFT

    Mini Felt Christmas (Paperback)

    Sachiyo Ishii

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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.
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  • FBKA

    Folded Book Art (Paperback)

    Clare Youngs

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    Get creative and recycle your old books into stunning paper crafts using this inspiring book.

    From simple bird designs to botanical lampshades, Clare Young shares a variety of 35 paper projects that range from beginner to advanced level. They all have step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you get started - all you need is books!

    Examples of projects in chapter one (Folding Books) include a sailor's knot and a shining star, in chapter two (Making Scenes) users can make a fairy tale castle or a tiger in the jungle, and in chapter three (Refashioned Pages) you can transform pages into greeting cards or hanging birds.
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  • EGTD

    The Essential Guide to Drawing Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

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    Five practical and inspirational workbooks to help you hone your drawing skills in areas including perspective and composition, portraits, landscapes, animal and still life.

    These accessible and illustrated books provide step-by-step introductions to their subjects with clear examples of what you should be aiming for - from capturing the likeness of a human being and rendering elements of water, trees and rocks to sketching realistic animals and drawing single objects and themed compositions.

    They are suitable for any level of artist and go through the process of drawing and tackling the subject matter with clarity.
    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
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  • CRCH

    Mindful Crochet (Paperback)

    Emma Leith

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    Crochet can be a very relaxing hobby and you're sure to find mindfulness when you work your way through the 35 patterns in this craft book.

    With specially designed elements of repetition, colour and texture that will help you relax, refocus and unwind, these projects make stunning additions to your home and beautiful gifts.

    They encourage you to be 'in the moment' as you follow the pattern, keep yarn on the hook, count stitches and use different colours.
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  • DBAC

    Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes (Paperback)

    Matthew Brehm

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    You don't need to spend so much time on incredible drawings of architecture and landscapes... Matthew Brehm's book is full of tips that will help you sketch urban environments in just 15 minutes.

    The exercises in this book will help you develop the core skills for drawing buildings and cities in a shorter timeframe and there is also advice on playing with proximity and point of view. Matthew even shows you how to capture the unique character of buildings and cities and record details including reflections and shadows.

    This book will build your confidence as it proves anyone can draw - and that good drawings aren't always the ones that you've spent a lot of time over... Some of the best pieces are swift and energetic.
    • £3.99
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  • BAGM

    A Beginner's Guide to Bag Making (Paperback)

    Estelle Zanatta

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    Learn how to sew 20 stylish bag designs with this beautiful beginner's guide.

    From tote and box bags to sports and bowling bags, the projects can be completed using a variety of techniques, styles, fabrics and finishes.

    This book also includes step-by-step instructions for mastering every technique you will need.
    • £4.99
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  • HBYD

    Happy by Design (Hardback)

    Victoria Harrison

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    Happy By Design is a hardback book that shows how you can improve your health and well-being by designing your living space in a simple and practical manner.

    From the happiest paint colour to the science behind getting a good night's sleep, this book is packed with affordable and easy design ideas - inspired by everyone from NASA scientists to colour gurus.

    It contains fun and easy ideas for every room to make you feel happy and will help you put well-being at the heart of your home. It can even help you tidy your way to happiness!
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  • DCTS

    Draw Cats in 15 Minutes (Paperback)

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    With their luxurious fur and distinctive markings, you might think that drawing cats is an impossible challenge. Think again! With Draw Cats in 15 Minutes you'll be sketching your favourite feline friend in no time at all.

    Following the formula of the popular Draw Faces in 15 Minutes, the book presents easy-to-follow tutorials that take you from basic drawing techniques every would-be artist needs to know, to capturing the unique qualities that define your cat.

    From understanding a cat's anatomy to how it affects their appearance, rendering their fur in both pencil and charcoal and putting their distinctive character onto page, Draw Cats in 15 Minutes is a book that ensures that anyone who's ever wanted to draw will be able to in no time!
    • £3.99
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  • WIBK

    The Watercolour Ideas Book (Paperback)

    Joanna Goss

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    Give in to your creative urges and experiment with watercolour by following the tips and advice from contemporary artists in this incredible book.

    Watercolour painting is perfect for experimentation and this book is packed with tips for textures, applications, techniques and materials to use from contemporary artists.

    Create truly original artwork as you learn from what other people have done and rub, dab, scratch, scrunch, cut, sew and seal your next incredible piece.
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  • BOUN

    Bound (Paperback)

    Rachel Hazell

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    Discover a host of imaginative bookbinding projects in Rachel Hazell's beautiful book.

    Suitable for all levels of crafter and inspired by remote landscapes, typography, shorelines and literary cities, the projects include the slit book, a concertina with pockets and multi-section softback which can then be developed further to make personalised notebooks and keepsakes.

    The projects also make use of various types of techniques including cutting, folding and stitching.
    • £5.99
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  • MMWW

    Millie Marotta's Wildlife Wonders (Paperback)

    Millie Marotta

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    Bestselling adult colouring book illustrator Millie Marotta brings together her favourite scenes from her previous books in this stunning compendium.

    Containing 120 illustrations inspired by the animal kingdom, a tropical wonderland and the wild Savannah, this is a book that is sure to ease you into a wonderful state of mindfulness.

    Other scenes include captivating creatures, beautiful birds and treetop treasures.
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  • KYOD

    Knit Your Own Dolls (Paperback)

    Fiona Goble

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    The 25 knitted doll projects in this book by Fiona Goble are so appealing - and easy to make!

    There are boy, girl and animal dolls to make and a whole range of clothes and accessories and outfits. Other characters to make include Ben the Surfer Dude, Marion the Mermaid or Superhero Stan.

    With 35 patterns to master and easy-to-follow instructions, these handmade projects make great gifts for all ages.

    Please note that the projects in this book use Debblie Bliss Cashmerino yarn, although they can be adapted to use standard DK yarn.
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  • CTKH

    Catapults & Key Hooks (Hardback)

    Geoffrey Fisher

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    Geoffrey Fisher offers woodworking tips and projects that can help you make the most of your home and help your garden's eco-system thrive!

    From crafting a catapult to building a bee hotel or making a cup-and-ball game for young children to play with, this book is packed with whittling brilliant ideas. All of the projects are accompanied by step-by-step photography.

    Geoffrey covers the basics of woodworking and also explains how to check wood for disease and maintain it properly before offering step-by-step instructions for the stunning projects.
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  • HDIC

    Home Decoration in Crochet (Paperback)

    Tanya Eberhardt

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    These bright and bold crochet projects are suitable for beginner and advanced crocheters. From drawstring pouches and glass jar covers and lacy blankets to lemon slice rugs, there are so many colourful designs to brighten your home.

    The different levels of difficulty means all skill levels can learn new techniques. They use smooth cotton yarn and include full pattern instructions and charts.

    With inspiring photography, this book will encourage creativity and personalisation within the home. It also includes step-by-step instruction for pouches, poufs and cushions!
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  • AFAA

    How to Draw Animals for the Artistically Anxious (Paperback)

    Faye Moorhouse

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    This fun and quirky fill-in book will inspire even the most anxious of artists to draw amazing animals.

    There are fill-in watercolour illustrations by Faye Moorhouse to complete on each page and suggested options of features to copy. Among the creatures you can complete are tigers, sharks and peacocks.

    Encouraging any age to use their imagination, these fun and accessible drawing exercises provide perfect practice for budding artists.
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  • SAKW

    Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book (Paperback)

    Chris Lubkemann

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    Get out your Swiss Army knife and prepare to carve 43 incredible, useful and whimsical objects. They range from the practical and useful to the wonderfully creative.

    Presented in a handy pocket size and written by Chris Lubkemann, a famous and talented whittler, the objects require no more than a stick and a Swiss army knife and range from practical spoons and forks to ornamental flowers, funny animals and the classic curly-tailed rooster.

    Chris also offers advice on choosing the best wood, sharpening a blade and safely controlling your knife.
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  • SIWP

    Say It With Paper (Paperback)

    Hattie Newman

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    This papercraft book will help you create some truly remarkable things using paper - including pop-ups, papercuts and 3D shapes.

    This book explains how paper can be used to communicate ideas and how it can be photographed in a variety of ways. It's also packed with tips on how to make models and scenes with paper and how you can construct all sorts of stunning projects including animal masks, ferris wheels, lanterns and pop-up greetings cards.
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  • PPLT

    Make It By Hand Papercraft: Paper Plants (Paperback)

    Sarah Dennis

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    Decorate your home with a variety of papercraft floral arrangements, house plants, fruits and vegetables.

    This book has 15 designs for anyone new to the craft to master and also includes over 40 pages of colour templates from which the artworks can be directly cut out. Every project also has step-by-step photographs and instructions.
    Cut and assembled from coloured and patterned papers, these contemporary projects will bring a bright modern twist to artificial decoration and include the likes of tulips, poppies, succulents, pumpkins and a fly-catcher.
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Let your creative side run wild with our impressive range of arts books, get stuck into a new project with one of our fun crafts books, or decorate your own ornaments with one of our helpful handicrafts books.

Be creative with your crafts

With guides on everything crafty, from sewing to drawing to toy-making, we have so many options for you to express your creativity. From amateur to advanced, learn to make all manner of crafts, or get ideas for your next big craft project from one of our many books about crafts.

Decorate your home

Your home is your space so you should be free to decorate it however you want and, with one of our many handicraft guides, you can. From home comforts such as quilts and toys to crafts you can wear including clothing, bags, and jewellery, to paper art, such as handmade cards and paintings, you can make your own style with our handy craft guides.

Fun for the whole family

With an exciting range of craft books for kids, why not get the whole family involved in a crafting project?