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Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

  • HFKD
    Debbie Shore
    • £3.99
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    Book People favourite and all-round sewing guru Debbie Shore presents her most fun creations yet in Half Yard Kids.

    She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 projects that are colourful and inventive and certain to delight children of all ages. Among the projects are a fold-away easel for budding artists, a magnetic fishing game for kids who love nature and a colourful backpack for young explorers. There are even seasonal items like spooky Halloween bunting.

    With guidance including advice on tools and techniques for beginners and handy tips scattered throughout, the book's designs will also delight experienced sewers.
  • QKMP
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    Colouring is still one of the nation's favourite hobbies and Querkles puts a whole new slant on this entertaining and relaxing activity.

    A puzzling colour-by-numbers book, each artwork has been designed by Thomas Pavitte, the esteemed graphic designer behind the hugely popular 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Books. Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when they're coloured in, famous artworks start to appear...

    Including the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa and Girl with a Pearl Earring embedded in the puzzles, this interactive book will help a colouring fan of any age relax and unleash their creativity.
  • SWBL
    Debbie Shore
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    The latest book from Book People favourite Debbie Shore will show you how to sew 12 stylish bags in all shapes and sizes. Once you've mastered these projects, you can pick and choose from the styles and techniques to make your own bespoke creations.

    Debbie provides easy-to-follow instructions and the book features step-by-step photography alongside accessible instructions for the techniques. All the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and all the accessories you need are featured in the Design Toolkit.

    Among the bags Debbie will show you how to make are beach bags, office bags, shopper bags, rucksacks and so much more.
  • KNKT
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    Find the purr-fect knitted toy for your cat in this incredible book.

    Featuring 25 patterns that will entertain and delight your feline friends, the projects are suitable for all abilities of knitters and range from classics including mice, fish and birds to crazier ideas including a doughnut, a mushroom and a leaping lizard.

    Designed to bring out their kitten-esque playful nature, these toys are ones any cat will want to get their paws on.
    Please note all these projects are knitted on three needles
  • HMFH
    Carin Oliver
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    Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.

    From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.

    With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.
  • MCSW
    Laura Strutt
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    Following on from Modern Granny Square Crochet and more, Laura Strutt reveals how a shawl, wrap or throw can liven up any wardrobe or home.

    From the comforting and cosy to the stylish and delicate, the book has 35 patterns for you to try out, from a simple, slip-on crochet wrap to a large, open-work shawl complete with tassels.

    Featuring everything from elegant shawls to capelets for chilly days, the book shows how you can use Granny hexagons and stars to make rectangular wraps and throws, while using triangle stitch and puff stitch to add texture and weight. It will even show you how to master the 'stash-buster' pattern and use up your leftover yarns.
  • AG0976
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    Hook, Yarn and Crochet contains 20 simple but adorable crochet projects.

    It includes projects such as a garland of sweet crocheted daisies, which brings a touch of the meadow into your home, while the bobtail bunny will give you the perfect pocket-size pal.

    There are also chapters on crochet kit essentials and basic techniques, making this a must-have for any crochet enthusiast.
  • 50 Things to Colour - Paperback - 9781600587474 - Susan Hogan Tice
    TTCO
    Susan Hogan Tice
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    This brilliant book provides 50 creative ways for you to enjoy the vibrancy of colours, no matter what your age.

    The subjects range from the everyday to the offbeat and the book also presents basic colour theory alongside helpful techniques that can inspire all artists.

    With pages you can colour in, the book's great for unleashing your creativity.
  • CLET
    (5)
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    Packed with creative prompts, fun exercises and simple step-by-step projects to complete, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a sophisticated, interactive book that will teach you how to create beautiful hand-lettered crafts in no time at all.

    From modern calligraphy and illustration to chalk and stitching, the clever and unique book presents a variety of ways to turn words and letters into beautiful pieces of art you can be proud of - such as gifts, home decor and more...

    Complete with full-colour photographs that guide you through each of the projects - and even a section on taking your hand-drawn inspiration into the digital realm of Photoshop - you'll learn to swirl, flourish and free-brush your way to creating your own unique lettering style.
  • TDCA
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    Add an extra dimension to your colouring with this 3D book dedicated to animals.

    Presented in a very large format, the intricate designs all have instructions which will tell you where to place the warm and cool colours. After finishing the piece, all you have to do is pop on the included glasses and watch the artwork pop off the page.

    Throughout the book, you'll have the chance to colour in designs including birds of paradise, incredible insects, sensational sea creatures and other exciting exotic animals.

    There are also plenty of gridded pages where you can copy the designs to develop your drawing skills.
  • LVTC
    Suzy Taylor
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    Grab your pens, pencils and paints and prepare to add a dash of colour to the intricately designed letters included in this huge notepad-style colouring book.

    With each page including a different letter or symbol, you can make banners or signs to say 'Congratulations', 'Good Luck' or 'Happy Birthday'. There are plenty of designs to choose from and they've all been designed in style by folk artist Suzy Taylor.
  • PWCS
    Terry Harrison
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    In nine step-by-step projects, bestselling author Terry Harrison takes the mystery out of painting the sea and the sky in watercolour in this incredible how-to book.

    Perfect for any budding artist, the book contains step-by-step instructions for painting clouds, sunsets, foam bursts, breaking waves, rippled water, reflections and so much more.

    The book covers the techniques you should use to make your paintings amazing and also reveals how to use Terry's specially made brushes to paint watercolour seascapes easily.
  • PPRC
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    Fold, snip and shape your own paper creations with the help of the hobby experts at DK's 50 beautiful paper craft projects.

    From striking card ideas and stunning paper flowers to glorious decorations to add a bit of colour to your home, Paper Craft shows you how you can achieve fantastic results using classic paper-craft techniques including origami, paper cutting and quilting... all with a modern twist.

    Full of step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you along the way, with the help of this book you'll be making your perfect paper creations in next to no time.
  • POMM
    Christine Leech
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    Whether adorning a headdress, swinging from a bag handle or dangling from a mobile phone, pompoms are very fashionable right now - and this book can show you how to create your very own.

    With no fancy equipment needed, the projects are inexpensive to make and the combination of graphic photography and step-by-step photographs will guide you through them with ease. Each one takes no more than an hour to make, too!
  • PRPP
    Paula Pascual
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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.


    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.
  • IGCC
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    We all know just how popular adult colouring has become and this book provides a perfect introduction to making your own doodles and even creating your own patterns that are ready to be coloured in.

    Doodling can be a unique and creative outlet that takes you to new and imaginative places. With this artistic guide, you put pen to paper and discover the discipline, order and joy of using specific, repeated patterns to design and then colour in your intricate works of art.
  • ANIK
    Millie Marotta
    (5)
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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds of wonderful wildlife - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs.

    Adding a personal touch to some truly gorgeous illustrations, this book proves that colouring in doesn't have to be solely for kids. Among the drawings you will get to add some colour to are a beetle in need of some colour for his shell, a whale waiting for a magnificent ocean home and plenty of fauna and flora!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this is a colouring book full of adventure!
  • MLKG
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    From baby bootees to brilliant bears, this book is bursting full of little knitted gifts to give to all your friends and family. With over 100 to choose from, you'll find something woolly and wonderful for every taste.

    The gorgeous illustrations show you exactly what to aim for, while the step-by-step instructions for the projects make knitting them easy. Quick and satisfying, the patterns are suitable for both beginners and advanced knitters.

    Other projects featured in the book are wrist warmers, beanies and festive-themed knits.
  • One Ball of Wool - Hardback - 9780241197172
    OBOW
    (2)
    • £2.99
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    Are you a knitter with that one ball of wool you just don't know what to do with? Well, this book is bursting with plenty of creative ideas to make sure it does not go to waste.

    Suitable for all skill levels, One Ball of Wool provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of contemporary projects, ranging from hats and scarves to baskets and throws. Using one ball of yarn means projects are cost-effective and quick to make, many of them only taking a few hours - perfect for the weekend.

    The book also provides expert advice on all aspects of knitting and crochet, from casting-on techniques, tension and types of stitches to choosing the right materials. A great way to get into knitting.
  • Collins Complete Artist's Manual - Paperback - 9780007528110 - Simon Jennings
    CAMA
    Simon Jennings
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    The Complete Artist's Manual is a definitive guide to the materials and techniques that can be used when it comes painting and drawing.

    Covering all the elements, the book also covers colour composition and the different kinds of media that are available, as well as offering a structured painting course which will help beginners move onto more advanced projects.

    Visually rich, exciting, practical and comprehensive, this is a great addition to any artist's studio.
  • HMBT
    Juliette Goggin
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    Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, using only natural ingredients, you can make skincare and haircare products easily at home.

    Truly inspirational, the products can be made using just a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment. The first part of the book looks at the things you will need to make the cosmetic projects; while the second includes 37 recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations.

    Including step-by-step instructions for home-made face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, hand creams, body butters and bath bombs, the projects cater for all skin and hair types. It even includes ideas on how you can package them.
  • SBSS
    (1)
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    Tying in with the fourth series of the popular BBC Two show, The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style has over 25 projects for creative sewers to master and complete.

    Including the three main sections of Foundation, Inspiration and Experimentation, the book will take you on a sewing journey. Starting with a collection of garments to ease you into sewing, it then encourages you to look around and seek inspiration from alternative sources beyond the high street and finally encourages you to blend these together and sew using different fabrics, non-conventional sewing methods and tricky techniques.

    There are 25 garment designs for all tastes and ages and the book is full of techniques, tips and tricks from seamstresses and tailors who star in the series.
  • How to Paint Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781600587245
    HTPS
    • £5.99
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    • Just 60p per book
    From still life to portraits, this 10-book collection will help you learn how to paint in style using oils and acrylics. Covering all the basics of painting, the books feature progressive visual demonstrations and expert advice to help you get to grips with a paintbrush in the right way.

    There are step-by-step lessons featured in all the books too, helping you learn how to paint spectacular landscapes, sunsets, clouds and skyscapes, pet portraits, oceans and seascapes and flowers.

    There is also advice on setting up a studio, selecting tools and materials and learning the tips, tricks and techniques for the different styles of painting. A perfect starter library for a budding artist!

    Please note these books are dedicated to oil and acrylic painting.
  • Knit Your Own Farm - Hardback - 9781909397880 - Sally Muir
    KYOF
    Sally Muir
    (1)
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    Filled with a collection of patterns for recreating herds of your favourite farmyard animals, Knit Your Own Farm has something for everyone - from cows, bulls and horses to cute chicks, lambs and piglets.

    Surprisingly easy to make, in only a few evenings you could create yourself a loveable animal companion - such as a llama, foal, donkey or bull, perhaps - and as an added bonus: these farmyard friends won't make any mess or take up too much room!

    Beautifully photographed and providing stitch-by-stitch instructions for creating all of the farm animals you could ever hope to meet, Knit Your Own Farm will make a wonderful treat for both the keen knitter and animal enthusiast.