Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts Books

  • OIME
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    So many people have fond memories of Blue Peter, especially when it comes to making stunning toys and decorations from inexpensive household goods. Who could forget the BP version of Tracy Island?

    With a foreword from Valerie Singleton, this book celebrates the enduring appeal of the longest-running children's programme in the world and features facsimiles from the popular annuals as well as step-by-step instructions for making the toys, games, recipe and crafts.

    This book fondly remembers a doll house made from a shoebox (with matchbox furniture, of course), a cat basket made from a washing-up bowl and an Advent Crown calendar made with wire coat hanger, tinsel and candles.
  • YWDC
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    This tutorial sketchbook will show you how to make the most of drawing with colouring pencils.

    It is full of clear instructions for drawing in colour and has blank pages for you to practise on. It can be laid flat so you can draw comfortably and also offers handy hints and tips on building skills and developing an understanding of composition, colour and tone.
  • AECI
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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.
  • AEMG
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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.
  • CTKH
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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.
  • KASH
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    This book contains 35 animal knitting patterns for hats and socks for all ages.

    The patterns for babies, toddlers and children include teddy bear booties, unicorn socks and a pug hat, while teens and adults will adore the reindeer socks come Christmas.

    All of the patterns are accompanied by simple and straightforward instructions.
  • SNWF
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    This Christmas craft book contains instructions for 15 festive projects based around the concept of a snowflake including gift wrap, wall art and wreaths.

    This book starts with single snowflakes that can be used to create cut-outs and embellishments for cards and tags and then progresses in difficulty to more delicate and complex artworks and sculptures.

    Each project has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and line illustrations to help you make the stunning pieces. All you need is a craft knife, a cutting mat, a creasing tool, a ruler, scissors and glue.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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