Craft & Hobbies (437)

The Lladro Guide

ISBN: 9780764358395

Author: Peggy Whiteneck    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Since its founding in the early 1950s, the Spanish porcelain firm Lladró has attracted a large collector market. This book identifies all known Lladró figurin...


Since its founding in the early 1950s, the Spanish porcelain firm Lladró has attracted a large collector market. This book identifies all known Lladró figurine brand names, differentiates them from Spanish porcelain competitors, addresses some of the mysteries surrounding Lladró's production history, and makes the case for Lladró's right to a place among the most-esteemed names in the history of fine porcelain. In addition to analyzing known models, the book gives a tantalizing photographic glimpse of rare, prototypic, and one-of-a-kind models, including several not found in historical catalogs. Also included are pricing and value factors, the most-recent developments with the brand since its sale out of the family, and details on how to distinguish genuine pieces from Spain's several other companies working "in the Lladró style." More than 300 photos provide detailed visual reference.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2019


$100.00
Yard and Garden Furniture 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781580118507

Author: Bill Hylton    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Make the most of your yard with creative DIY furniture! 20 useful projects for backyard and garden furniture pieces, from simple to sophisticated Step-by-step i...


Make the most of your yard with creative DIY furniture! 20 useful projects for backyard and garden furniture pieces, from simple to sophisticated Step-by-step instructions, corresponding photography, parts lists, cutting plans, exploded views, and assembly views for each project Beginner-friendly projects for novices include a planter bench and basic garden bench More challenging pieces for intermediate to expert woodworkers include deck chairs and a porch rocker Author Bill Hylton is a contributor for Woodworker's Journal and author of several woodworking and home improvement books If you're a homeowner wanting to improve the look and utility of your backyard, this is your complete project guide! Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition, provides you with 20 creative and useful outdoor projects—from simple to sophisticated styles—to spruce up your outdoor space. With tips on woodworking tools and techniques, step-by-step instructions and photos, supply lists, cutting plans, exploded views, and assembly views, you'll be equipped with the inspiration and guidance you need to complete a wide variety of yard and garden furniture pieces. The projects inside include a wrap-around tree bench, round deck table, folding table-stool, porch swing, cedar recliner, hammock stand, plant cart, Adirondack chair and side table, glider stand, picnic table with benches, and more. Perfect for both beginners and more experienced woodworkers, these 20 attractive projects range in skill level and difficulty—so there's something for everyone to learn, create, and accomplish. Fill your yard and garden with personal touches you've made yourself, with Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$39.99
Extreme Color by Number : Landscapes

ISBN: 9781497204508

Author: Camille de Montmorillon    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

From majestic mountain ranges and winding river valleys to peaceful seaside villages, enter a coloring journey around the world with 24 challenging color by num...


From majestic mountain ranges and winding river valleys to peaceful seaside villages, enter a coloring journey around the world with 24 challenging color by number landscape scenes! The perfect balance of relaxation and focus, this coloring book for adults is a great way to take a break and unwind. Each gorgeous yet hidden landscape will slowly reveal itself as you add more color from the palette provided for you, so all you have to do is bring it to life! With colored pencils, markers, gel pens, or brush markers, color in the lightly numbered sections and escape to serene beaches, wild jungles, sunlit deserts, and so much more. Designs are printed on a single side of thick, high-quality paper with perforated edges so you can easily pull them out to frame and display, or use however you wish.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$21.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Fearless With Fabric

ISBN: 9781947163232

Author: Sarah J Maxwell    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Quilt outside your comfort zone! The must-have project book for dedicated and intermediate quilters 14 step-by-step projects combine fabrics from different line...


Quilt outside your comfort zone! The must-have project book for dedicated and intermediate quilters 14 step-by-step projects combine fabrics from different lines and genres to encourage mixing and matching 4 sidebar features for every pattern: Leap of Faith suggestions, Confidence Booster tips, Color Lessons with alternative colorations, and Fearless Takeaways lists Insightful guidance teaches you how to transfer traditional blocks to modern quilts with skill and confidence This essential project book is designed to push boundaries and build your self-assurance so you can discover a new world of possibility! The projects, directions, and tips inside will inspire you to transfer your traditional blocks to beautiful modern quilts. With these 14 step-by-step projects that combine fabrics from different lines and genres, providing clear guidelines to encourage your own mixing and matching, you'll no longer fear the play between fabrics and colors! For each pattern, there are four sidebar features to encourage your experimentation: Leap of Faith motivators to give you a concrete suggestion on how to conquer a possible fear. Confidence Booster tips to address common concerns about each technique, from construction challenges to adapting different palettes to the project. Color Lesson suggestions to visualize how the quilt will look using different colorways. Fearless Takeaway lists to highlight the main concepts that you can apply to future projects. From incorporating negative space to manipulating traditional blocks into modern settings, you'll gain the skills to confidently choose, improvise, and embrace your own sense of style. Author Sarah J. Maxwell, an Aurifil designer, is the perfect teacher to help you reach your fullest quilting potential! Sarah is also a fabric and pattern designer for Studio 37 Fabrics with countless quilts to her credit. Her work has been regularly featured in both McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts for the past several years, as well as Make Modern, Simply Moderne, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts & More, and many other magazines. Boost your confidence, quilt outside your comfort zone, and be bold in your future quilting projects with Fearless with Fabric Fresh Quilts from Traditional Blocks!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$45.00
Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes

ISBN: 9781497100114

Author: Paul Purnell    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Put your wood carving skills to practical use! 13 creative projects for canes & walking sticks for intermediate and advanced woodcarvers Step-by-step instructio...


Put your wood carving skills to practical use! 13 creative projects for canes & walking sticks for intermediate and advanced woodcarvers Step-by-step instructions and photography, including painting and finishing instructions Projects include carving various animal heads on top of derby sticks, pistol-grips, lyre-shaped thumb sticks, gent's walking sticks, and more Helpful information on types of wood, joining heads and shanks, and more This must-have stickmaking book features 13 woodcarving projects with step-by-step instructions and photography for making creative and elegant walking sticks. Projects are included for both intermediate and advanced wood carvers. Painting and finishing instructions are provided, as well as helpful information on types of wood used for walking stick shanks, methods for joining a head to a shank, and more! From a simple lyre-shaped thumbstick and a gentleman's walking stick to derby sticks with the head of a fox, eagle, Labrador retriever, black swan, and other animals, you'll enjoy putting your carving skills to the test by creating these beautifully useful walking sticks and canes. Author Paul Purnell is a self-taught wood carver. He has been carving for 15 years and specializes in birds, animals, and other wildlife. His carving style includes a mixture of tools, and he has carved projects for The Guild of Master Craftsman's Wood Carving and Woodworking Crafts magazines. Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes will show you everything you need to know to make your own stunning canes from wood!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$45.00
Handmade In Japan

ISBN: 9783899559927

Author: Irwin Wong    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in hand...


Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country’s artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one’s life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. International readers with an appreciation for handmade processes using sustainable materials will find inspiration in the exploration of craft ecosystems, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Likewise, those who admire skill and beauty will enjoy discovering the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$135.00
The New Traditional

ISBN: 9783899559842

Author: Beside Media    Publisher: Gestalten

Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meaning...


Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meaningful and sustainable life by reconnecting with heritage and traditions. They are looking to the craftsmanship, lifestyle, and unique experiences of the people keeping these practices alive. The New Traditional tells the stories of those devoting their energy, skills, and creativity to crafts such as blacksmithing, distilling spirits, and globe making, and its authors revisit the customs of growing old varieties of apple, beekeeping and producing honey in gardens or on rooftops, and being modern shepherds in Italy or Iceland. They always seek to help preserve cultural traditions and share them with likeminded people.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2020


$120.00
Mending & Alterations Made Simple

ISBN: 9788417412364

Author: Anna de Leo    Publisher: Promo Press

This manual provides all necessary knowledge for anyone who wants to acquire the basic skills for mending, altering and fixing clothes. The publication explains...


This manual provides all necessary knowledge for anyone who wants to acquire the basic skills for mending, altering and fixing clothes. The publication explains in an easy to understand and simple language the most usual clothing repairs, like shortening pants, a seam to be redone, darning a hole, shortening the sleeves of a shirt, etc. From learning to do stitches by hand to using the sewing machine, the author guides the reader throughout the process by simple texts and useful photographs proving that mending is easy. The book also includes a glossary of technical terms. With this DIY guide, the reader will be able to perform some alterations and mendings without the need of going to the professional tailor. It's a basic manual, but also contains some more complicated mendings that people with advanced skills can tackle.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$59.99
Fashion Illustration and Design - Accessories

ISBN: 9788417412647

Author: Manuela Brambatti    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

The third book from this series on illustration and design focuses on the most popular accessories: shoes, handbags, hats, belts, gloves and glasses. Brilliantl...


The third book from this series on illustration and design focuses on the most popular accessories: shoes, handbags, hats, belts, gloves and glasses. Brilliantly illustrated by Manuela Brambatti, a key member of the Gianni Versace fashion house for nearly thirty years, and with the participa- tion of the designer Fabio Menconi, the book guides readers through the fashion world's most iconic accessories, and it features practical information and technical advice on how to draw them to achieve a desired result. From creating a basic drawing to using colour, the way in which techniques are presented seeks to encourage readers to try out what they have learned. The publication provides detailed information on how to capture different materials, surfaces and decora- tions-for example, skin, natural fibres, wool and prints-and it includes sections that provide tips on where to look for inspiration. It also offers examples of transformations in designs and reviews the historical development of accessories. In short, this is a comprehensive, structured and systematic volume that will serve professionals, students and anyone who wants to venture into designing and illustrating fashion accessories.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 216 x 293 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$75.00
Rock That Quilt Block

ISBN: 9781947163348

Author: Linda Hahn    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

See what one simple block can really do and build your skills one quilt at a time! Learn how to incorporate a partially foundation-pieced component into a regul...


See what one simple block can really do and build your skills one quilt at a time! Learn how to incorporate a partially foundation-pieced component into a regular pieced quilt with Creative Block Quilts. Further your skills as you work with one magical block to create 10 beautiful quilts that require different techniques and slowly increase in difficulty. With step-by-step instructions and coordinating diagrams and illustrations to guide you along the way, this is a must-have guide to creating stunning, intricate quilts using just one easy block! Written by independent designer who specializes in easy-to-complete quilting projects using embellishments, Deborah G. Stanley, and fabric designer and award-winning quilt author, Linda J. Hahn.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$39.99
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