Hobbies & Interests

Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

  • HGIF
    (1)
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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!
  • PAPO
    Claire Heafford
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    Jam-packed with 20 projects to help kick-start your creativity, Paper Only is a celebration of all things paper and how you can using the seemingly mundane - such as leftover wallpaper and junk mail - to create home-made delights to decorate your home and treat friends.

    From making simple gift tags and origami bows, to giant lilies and even setting up your own art studio, the book takes readers on a journey of artistic self-discovery with the help of stunning photography and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

    A wonderful hobby that is kind on the wallet - and equally rewarding to participate in - follow the paper trail and begin your artistic adventure with Paper Only!
  • MGSC
    Laura Strutt
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    Whether you're looking to learn how to crochet or have moved on to other stitches and patterns, this book will help reignite your love of granny squares, circles, triangles and more.

    Modern Granny Square Crochet and More will teach you all the basic stitches and techniques you need to create a selection of stylish pieces and will start you off with larger scale projects for the home (pillow, throws, etc.) before moving onto finishing touches including rugs, place mats and crochet 'pictures'.
  • URBN
    Max Bainbridge
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    Max Bainbridge's The Urban Woodsman is a hardback book that shows how you can work with wood to make bespoke cutlery including spoons, bowls and boards.

    Max will show you where to source local timber from (without having to pay much at all) and then explains the tools you'll need and the cutting techniques you should learn to make them. He also reveals the ways to achieve the perfect finish.

    Wood you believe it? This book is ideal for both novices and experienced carvers and will show you how to make some stunning contemporary homeware.
  • GPTD
    Elizabeth Wilhide
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    With evening classes being oversubscribed all over the country, pottery is quickly becoming the nation's favourite hobby - thanks, in part, to BBC Two's hit series, The Great Pottery Throw Down.

    This companion book provides a complete introduction to ceramic art and its craft, manufacture, history and culture. It reveals how the history of pottery runs parallel to the evolution of mankind and how it's played such a key role in everything from terracotta warriors to home furniture.

    Its narrative will tell you jaw-dropping details about the materials, processes and skills involved in making pottery and is full of striking photographs and illustrations.
  • 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.
  • AG1067
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    Transform plain old paper into beautiful decorations, handmade cards and stunning scrapbooks with this incredible book.

    Suitable for novices and those who already enjoy papercrafts, it also contains step-by-step instructions for jewellery, bunting and lanterns.
  • 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.
  • TRIC
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    Part of the Trianimals series, this colouring book most certainly is cool for cats!

    Adding a new twist to the tradition of colouring by numbers, it features images of all your favourite felines and once you add a dash of colour to each segment, the cute kitties will magically come to life.

    This book features cats ranging from bengals to Scottish fold kittens and American bobcats. There's even a selection of cat masks included.
  • UDDA
    Dr Gareth Moore
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    With extreme puzzle challenges to complete and colour, this large-format dot-to-dot book contains over 30,000 dots.

    All animal themed, the puzzles are sure to entertain and engage you for hours on end. As you connect the dots (one has 2,000 just by itself!), the intricate animal images will appear before your eyes - as if by magic.

    Once you've finished joining the dots, why not colour it in and make it unique?
    Please note that the dots featured in this book are very intricate.
  • 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.
  • AG1027
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    From the first loop to the last seam, First Crochet is an essential beginner's guide to one of the most popular needlecrafts.

    It's full of comprehensive instructions and step-by-step photographs that start by showing the basics, from holding the crochet hook to weaving intricate patterns.

    There are over 20 gorgeous projects to make including stylish home accessories like cushions and a throw and beautiful gifts such as scarves, bags and baby items.
  • 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.
  • AC2043
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    This deluxe box set has everything an aspiring artist needs to start drawing.

    From the best materials to use to basic techniques, this instructional book has tips for every element. It discusses the importance of light and shade and covers everything from drawing people to sketching landscapes.

    Ideal for all ages, this beginner's guide will help you improve your artistic skills and inspire you to draw all sorts of incredible things. It even comes with three charcoal pencils (soft, medium and hard) and three drawing pencils (soft, medium and hard).

    Paperback book, size 250 x 185mm, 128 pages
  • 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!
  • BWAT
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    If you want to start painting or are looking to hone your skills, Beginner's Watercolour will inspire you to pick up a brush and a palette in order to create your own masterpieces.

    Suitable for all ages, it will show you the basics of painting with watercolour - from building up washes to mixing colours and creating the impressions of light and shade. There is also advice on how you can use effects such as spattering, sponging and stippling.

    A brilliant book bursting with advice for all those who want to paint - whether you're interested in portraying landscapes, still lives or people.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • KTBA
    Tracey Lord
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    A great book for first-time knitters, Knitting Basics provides step-by-step instructions that will help you become an expert with a needle and thread.

    Starting with casting on, garter stitch and casting off, this helpful knitting book has 20 workshops that will show you the different stitches and techniques you will need - as well as colour artworks to show how everything is done.

    As you progress, you'll also have the chance to learn how to read knitting patterns, how to join pieces and how to knit in the round. Among the projects you'll soon be creating are table runners, a child's jumper and textured throw.
  • 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!