Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts Books

  • SBTC
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    Learn how to crochet 20 beautiful stripy blankets with this incredible book by Instagram sensation and blogger Haafner Linssen.

    Ranging from simple designs that use basic stitches to more complex creations, these patterns and projects are pleasingly repetitive, can be worked up quickly and don't have lots of ends to sew in.

    Each project also comes with a written pattern, chart, colour advice and information for making it in a variety of sizes.
  • SIWP
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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.
  • CTAW
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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.
  • 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.
  • STWF
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    Felting has never been more popular so what better introduction to this cool craft than with the famous characters from a galaxy far, far away?

    This kit includes a book with step-by-step instructions and all the materials and die-cut templates you need to make felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Boba Fett.

    The felt is presented in fantastic colours and stuffing and an embroidery needle are also included. We have a good feeling you'll enjoy making these out-of-this-world favourites.
  • DSFC
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    Learn how to crochet 12 cool characters from Arendelle - including Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf - with this cute craft set. It comes with all the materials you need to make Anna and Elsa.

    Each project has step-by-step photographic instructions and is so fun to make. This is a great gift for Disney fans and the finished projects are sure to melt your heart.

    Making these crocheted characters is the perfect way to prepare for Frozen 2 in November, 2019!
  • LRNK
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    With a lifelong experience of knitting, Fiona Goble knows what it's like when you're starting out - you're full of the best intentions and have the needles and yarn, but quite can't get your head around a knitting pattern...

    In Learn to Knit, she provides you with step-by-step instructions for all the basic techniques and stitches that you would need to make simple but stylish hats, scarves and home accessories.

    There are 25 patterns to choose from including bobble hats, bunting and even a pencil pot - and they're all really quick and easy to knit. Once you get started, you won't be able to stop!
  • BOUN
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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.
  • NITO
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    Featuring a range of techniques, with accompanying step-by-step diagrams, that are needed to learn how to knit and beyond, this comprehensive guide progresses with difficulty on every page so novice knitters can develop into accomplished ones in no time!

    The book features sections for basic skills like casting on and off through to intermediate techniques like reading patterns and more fanciful stitches, and culminates in advanced methods such as colour work, working with lace, and adapting patterns. Illustrated with detailed hand-shots, 30 stunning products are included so knitters can enjoy Knitopedia not just as a practical guide, but also as a creative one too.

    A helpful stitch list (in order of complexity) also features at the back, noting corresponding projects where each skill is used, so readers can easily navigate their way through this invaluable resource.
  • PRPP
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    This beautifully photographed paper craft book takes you through 20 easy-to-make and inspiring pom-pom decorations that will transform your home, garden or celebration.

    You can discover lots of creative and imaginative pom-pom ideas - from huge, floating 'cloud' pom-poms that hang from the ceiling to centrepieces, cake decorations and party favours.

    With easy step-by-step instructions, as well as tips and suggestions, this will help you quickly gain the skills needed to create the projects and variations on them.
  • CHME
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
  • KNTV
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    Knit your very own Nativity by following the projects in this crafty Christmas book. It's a scene you will bring out year after year and it's sure to become a firm favourite in your festive display.

    All the materials are simple and inexpensive and the projects include the stable, stars, Mary, Joseph, the baby, a manger and much more. It even includes a yarn wrapping activity for young fingers (making the stable wall) to complete, making it perfect for a family to work on together.

    This book has easy-to-follow instructions and photographs to follow and is suitable for all levels of knitter.
  • KALE
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    You'll remember making fortune teller kaleidocycles at school (and some of you may have fond memories of them from the opening credits of Community) and now the crafting craze is taking over the world once more.

    This how-to book proves that the paper-folding creations are just as fun to make as they are to use and has step-by-step instructions for making everything from traditional kaleidocycles to hexaflexagons and paper globes to fortune tellers.

    This book has paper projects to cut out, colour, decorate, fold and create - all in a range of geometric decorations.
  • DRFC
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    This book for aspiring artists offers step-by-step instructions for drawing all kinds of faces. It's suitable for beginners and those who are slightly more experienced.

    It will help you understand how to draw anatomy and form, use light and shade and capture details including hair and wrinkles. From basic facial structures to the finer details, it helps you understand the fundamentals of portraiture and the book lays flat to help you practise drawing comfortably.

    The book's small and compact size means it's easily transportable and always on hand when you want to draw!
  • HDRW
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    This chunky beginner's handbook for aspiring artists of all ages will help you learn how to sketch and draw anything at any time.

    Completely inspirational, whether you want to draw as a hobby or are thinking of a new career, it is full of proven exercises for real-world practice and improvement. It's a complete course of tried-and-tested lessons that range from five-minute exercises to dedicated sessions that can take at least an hour.

    With a focus on everything from still lifes to urban landscapes, the accessible tips and advice in this book comes from Jake Spicer, the UK's favourite drawing teacher.
  • KYOD
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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.
  • LETC
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    It's as easy as A, B, C to bring a touch of typography into your home decorations.

    In this practical craft book, Clare Youngs offers 35 quirky and cool projects to make from inexpensive and easily sourced materials including recycled fruit crates and old T-shirts.

    All the projects have accessible instructions and there's even a tools and techniques section to help you brush up your crafting skills, whatever letter you choose.
  • WIBK
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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.
  • BKAR
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    Repurpose and upcycle your old books into things that are new, attractive and inspiring by following the tips and hints in Clare Youngs' book. There are 35 incredible projects to make including greetings cards, stationery, animals and display scenes.

    Clare celebrates how much typography and vintage artwork adds to projects and explains how book pages add colour, patterns and texture to her incredible designs: the illustrations in children's books add charm to papier-mache dolls, while maps and atlases are perfect for notebooks and greetings cards.

    The designs all come with step-by-step instructions (plenty with illustrations) and make use of a variety of crafting techniques including quilling, collage and decoupage. It also includes a techniques section for first-time crafters.
  • LCPE
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    Esteemed artist Vivian Wong shows you how to realise the true potential of making art using colouring pencils with this interactive and beautifully presented journal.

    She explains how to create luscious drawings that sing off the page and reveals all the methods that will help you make something stunning. Stunningly illustrated, she reveals a host of practical techniques to master using a back-to-basics approach.

    She'll even show you how to blend, crosshatch and gradate colours. You can then practise these newfound skills by copying them into the templates provided. With lots of cute artwork, this is a great guide for helping you get awesome at drawing.
  • HACL
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    Master the art of hand lettering and the design and composition of phrases on a page by following the creative advice in this incredible art book.

    It has illustrated step-by-step instructions for drawing the letters in 15 designs (from Victorian to 'melting' and circus style) and even gives ideas on embellishing your design. This book also has tips on chalk lettering and ideas for 15 projects and gift ideas including signs and gift tags.

    Serifs and scripts are also covered, along with numerous borders, corners, banners, bursts, frames and other accents.
  • HBYD
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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!
  • HGIF
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    With over 70 step-by-step ideas to make and create at home, Handmade Gifts covers all the popular crafts such as sewing, knitting, paper crafts, candle making and crochet, as well as making jam and baking.

    With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there are ideas for every occasion including birthdays, seasonal gatherings, house-warmings and baby showers. There are also 20 technique lessons scattered throughout the book which will help you with casting on and off, embroidery stitches and melting soap.

    From handmade cards to crochet blankets and chocolate egg truffles, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to give handmade presents!
  • AFAA
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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.