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Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

  • KFTH
    Hilary Grant
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    Inspired by traditional knitting, Hilary Grant's patterns offer a more contemporary slant on Nordic designs and in Knitting from the North she shows you how to make a host of cosy hats, gloves, scarves and jumpers.

    There are 30 colourful hand-knitted projects (two stunning jumpers and various ideas for hats and mittens) featured in the book and they all have clean and simple shapes that ensure that pattern and colour are always at the forefront. Hilary share her inspiration for each pattern and even gives advice on choosing the right yarn.

    Every project follows a pattern with a mitten, hat and scarf variation - meaning you'll soon have a whole winter wardrobe full of accessories.
  • KNTT
    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 to more complex designs and include tiny teddies, cool children and so much more.
  • CCRA
    Catherine Woram
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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!
  • Collins Learn to Draw Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007960309
    CLTD
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Learn to draw like a professional with this wide-ranging collection. From animals and buildings to still life and the countryside, these books are full of hints, tips and techniques to inspire you to embrace your creative nature.

    The books are all easy to follow and will help you master the basics of drawing techniques for each subject and then encourage you to hone these new-found skills in a variety of ways. There's even a book to help you create realistic drawings of people.

    Each book has practical exercises and looks at the structure and form of each subject. They will help you choose the right medium, learn about composition and understand the importance of light and shade. They will also help you capture movement and behaviour.
  • CATQ
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    Book People customers have been enjoying all our Querkles books so far and we're sure you'll love this purr-fect new book from Thomas Pavitte.

    Featuring a host of feline friends, this book has some cute and cuddly cats hidden within designs that add a new dimension to classic activity of colouring by number. From roaring lions to loopy long hairs, it's up to you if you want to colour them in vivid colours or something more natural.

    The pages can easily be removed so that they can be displayed once you have finished.
  • CRBG
    Emma Friedlander-Collins
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    Using vibrant colours and easy-to-follow techniques, Emma Friedlander-Collins presents a functional collection of bags to crochet in this exciting craft book.

    Fun and functional, among the designs are an Aztec shoulder bag made in tapestry crochet and a strawberry handbag. There are also ideas for totes, holdalls and duffle bags. Emma even includes ideas for smaller items like a glasses case, a pencil case and a tablet holder.

    The techniques section covers all the basic stitches and will show you how to master tapestry crochet. It also includes advice on lining your bag and suggestions for variations to make each design your own.
  • HKSG
    Kat Goldin
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    With projects suitable for a range of abilities, Hook, Stitch & Give features 30 creative crochet presents that you'll love to treat your family and friends to.

    From birthdays to house-warmings and festive celebrations, you'll find the perfect project for every occasion. From cushions and cabled throws to cardigans, there are so many cool projects to complete.

    Kat Goldin has been crocheting all her life and was recently described by Mollie Makes as 'Crochet's new star'. Among the crocheted presents you can enjoy making are granite mittens, a tablet case and a bobble hat.
  • HMCH
    DK
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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.
  • MNKC
    Sue Stratford
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    Full of cute, pocket-sized knits that are easy to make and all with a festive feel, this is a gorgeous book for anyone who loves to knit and wants to make some special gifts in the build-up to the big day.

    All from the bestselling designer Sue Stratford, you'll be able to get your needles out and create everything from a knitted nativity scene with Mary, Joseph and Jesus to Christmas crackers and a show-stopping Santa's sleigh.

    Great for using up leftover yarn, the projects are suitable for all levels of knitter and all have step-by-step instructions. The stunning photography will help you know exactly what to aim for.
  • HYXM
    Debbie Shore
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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!
  • HSPF
    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.
  • CLAG
    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!
  • SWCT
    Lucy Collin
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    Are you a craft fan who also loves Star Wars? Well, get ready to power up your crochet hook and make some amazing Star Wars characters with this out-of-this-world set.

    With all the materials (five colours of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, eye beads and a yarn needle) you need to make Yoda and a Stormtrooper included, the book also has instructions for making the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and the lovable droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.

    Perfect for creative Jedi, the book has step-by-step instructions and the finished projects can be played with or displayed for all to see. Every character has been inspired by the popular Japanese style of amigurumi.
  • MYOJ
    Nicolette Lafonseca
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    Everyone wants a Christmas jumper at the most magical time of year, and what better way to mark the festive season than with your very own one that requires no knitting?

    Taking any plain jumper as a starting point, this book provides 20 easy and inspiring ways in which you can transform it into something altogether more Christmassy. All you'll need is a few simple materials, a spare hour or two and plenty of festive spirit.

    Whether you want it to be glitzy and glam or twee and tasteless, the book will also encourage you to add as many sequins, pompoms and twinkly lights as is physically possible to make sure you brighten up people's Christmas time.
  • MSDD
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    Everyone's favourite web-slinger will be swinging back onto the big screen in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and this intricate dot-to-dot book is sure to get your spider senses tingling.

    Bursting with action shots by Thomas Pavitte (whose other large-format dot-to-dot books have been given a huge thumbs-up by Book People customers) this is a fun activity for teens and grown-up Spidey fans and the dots are even colour-coded to help you find your way around each puzzle.

    Familiar favourites including Mary Jane, the Green Goblin and J. Jonah Jameson are all featured in the designs and there's even an extra-large puzzle featuring Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus battling it out.
    Please note that the dots featured in this book are very intricate.
  • HMXM
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    Packed with 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for the festive season, Handmade Christmas is the book to help you celebrate the big day with crafts and style.

    From making gifts for loved ones to decorating the table for Christmas lunch, this is bursting with inspiration and the projects and ideas are suitable for all tastes, ages and styles - whether you like bold and bright or chic and sophisticated.

    Separated into three sections - Decorations, Cards & Giftwrap and Gifts - all the projects have step-by-step instructions. By following them, you'll soon be making your own Christmas crackers, embroidery gift tags and even meringue snowflakes.
  • SHCL
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    Bring to life scenes from William Shakespeare's most famous works with Colouring Shakespeare - a colouring book inspired by the Bard.

    Featuring a foreword from Shakespearean actor and playwright Simon Callow, the book encourages you to express your creativity through selecting the right colours and shading for each pattern and texture.

    Ideal for anyone who wants to find mindfulness, the quotes come from plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • ARPT
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    If you've always dreamed of painting or if you just want to hone your creative skills further, Artist's Painting Techniques is a book that will help you explore art with watercolours, oils and acrylics.

    A book that encourages you to discover your own style and grow as an artist, it starts with the basics of painting such as developing your observational skills and learning how to draw and then gradually progresses to working with the different types of paint.

    It will explain everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork and composition and build your confidence. It also has inspiring advice from practising artists and will take you through a range of projects that will hone your skills, step by step.
  • KACZ
    Fiona Goble
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    From a baby owl tea cozy to a sleepy fox hot water bottle cover, this book has knitting patterns for 35 woolly creatures that will keep things safe and warm.

    All very appealing and with easy-to-follow instructions, there are ideas to use in the kitchen, around the house, in your bag and even on your desk. These include a butterfly vase cover, a big-cat phone cozy and even an octopus apple cozy to prevent your fruity snack getting bruised.

    Charming and original, you'll also love the racoon tablet cover!
  • QAEQ
    Lynne Goldsworthy
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    Add some colour and interest to any room with one of these 20 modern machine-quilting projects.

    This craft book has easy-to-follow instructions for a wide range of projects and some can even be finished in just one weekend. The quick and easy quilts focus on big blocks to make them easier to complete and there are 12 full-size quilts to make including ones inspired by picnic blankets and nature. The eight smaller projects cover everything from bed runners and cushion covers to wall hangings.

    Lynne Godsworthy has created some truly stunning designs in this illustrated book that also has templates for many of the quilts.
  • OFMI
    Mari Ono
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    Origami for Mindfulness is a book bursting with 35 projects that will help you destress, keep calm and live in the moment.

    Mari Ono is an expert in Japanese papercrafts and in this book she reveals how just a few simple folds of paper can improve your concentration and help overcome negativity. From flowers to objects and animals, this is a very satisfying hobby and you're sure to find inner peace while completing each project.

    The book comes with 60 pieces of origami paper, including some that you can colour in yourself.
  • AMDD
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    Avengers assemble!

    This cool dot-to-dot book from Thomas Pavitte features iconic images of the world's mightiest superheroes including Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man. All you have to do is get your pencils out, relax and join the 1,000 dots together to see the images appear.

    Once complete, you can then colour in the completed pictures and display them on your wall with pride. This is a Marvel-lous gift for any fan (teen or older) of the spectacular superheroes.

    It even includes a special 1,700-dot poster inspired by Civil War which finds Cap and Tony Stark battling against each other.

    Please note that the dots featured in this book are very intricate.
  • 20 to Make Christmas Crafting Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781782214069
    TMCP
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Get ready to spread some festive cheer with the delightful craft projects featured in the Twenty to Make books.

    Spread across five books, you'll find 20 charming Christmas projects in each and they're all brought to you by experts in their respective fields - knitting, pompom making, felting, crocheting and sugar decoration making.

    Each little book has step-by-step instructions for and among the fun-filled and beautiful projects you'll find are a crocheted Yuletide Coaster; a pompom Father Christmas; a sugar decoration of a Christmas Robin; a knitted snowman; and felt gingerbread men.

    The sugar decorations are for decoration only and not edible... maybe you can eat your mince pies while making them?
  • DRUP
    Rosy Nicholas
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    Full of 30 simple accessories to make and wear, Rosy Nicholas' Dress You Up is a book that shows you how to use everyday household items in an attempt to jazz up your wardrobe.

    A thrifty book for anyone who likes to make their own fashion accessories, it will show you how you can revamp your shoes, make paper and flower crowns and create colourful bangles and pom-pom rings.

    Good for beginners and experienced crafters, the projects use a range of hand-made techniques and the projects are accompanied by colourful illustrations and step-by-step photography.