November 2019 (50)

Big Book of Embroidery

ISBN: 9781947163287

Author: Renee Mery    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

A visual encyclopedia of stitches, Big Book of Embroidery is the essential reference guide for both beginner and experienced embroiderers. Packed with 250 popu...


A visual encyclopedia of stitches, Big Book of Embroidery is the essential reference guide for both beginner and experienced embroiderers. Packed with 250 popular embroidery stitches and techniques for looped stitches, straight stitches, knotted stitches, cross-stitch, long stitches, and more, this book will help you to understand the basics while you learn to embroider various details and designs within those fundamental methods. After learning the basic stitches and their variations, move on to the more advanced woven, couching, smocking, and needlework stitches, plus many more! Learn the art of embroidery quickly with concise text, easy-to-follow close-up photography, and step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Also included are 29 inspirational projects to create décor, shirts, shorts, tablecloths, linens, wall hangings, and more so you can practice and build on the skills and designs you've learned. Embroider charming flowers, succulents, birds, hearts, snowflakes, butterflies, fruits, and more, with confidence! Big Book of Embroidery is perfect for anyone, from beginner to experienced, who wants to learn and master the traditional craft of embroidery. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you'll be able to accomplish and perfect every stitch under the sun!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$39.99
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Basket-Weaving Crafts

ISBN: 9781497100503

Author: Virve Boesch    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you've ever wanted to create full baskets but felt it was too intimidating, Basket-Weaving Crafts is your go-to guide! Featuring 22 contemporary projects, st...


If you've ever wanted to create full baskets but felt it was too intimidating, Basket-Weaving Crafts is your go-to guide! Featuring 22 contemporary projects, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and high-quality photography, this book is the gateway to creating modern masterpieces. An introduction explains all the materials and basic techniques in easy-to-understand descriptions before continuing to the projects, which are arranged from the simplest to the most elaborate, to help you expand your skills. Learn basketry techniques and methods by making smaller, more manageable items rather than starting with a more cumbersome full basket project. From a serving tray, mirror, and purse to a lantern, picture frame, and hanging planter, these projects are as approachable as they are beautiful! Written by Virve Boesch, a passionate creator and host of numerous workshops on basketry, this is a beginner-friendly, easy-to-follow, and beautifully chic introduction guide and project book. If you're looking to get started in basketry, you'll be happy you started here!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$34.99
Mexican Cartoneria

ISBN: 9780764358340

Author: Leigh Ann Thelmadatter    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Mexico’s love of celebration is well known, and cartonería, a kind of papier-mâché art, produces the objects that are essential to Mexican holidays and fes...


Mexico’s love of celebration is well known, and cartonería, a kind of papier-mâché art, produces the objects that are essential to Mexican holidays and festivals, including Day of the Dead, Holy Week, and Christmas. Just about everyone knows what a piñata is, but few understand that it is part of an entire branch of traditional handcrafts. With more than 120 photos and bilingual English/Spanish text, here is the history of the craft, how it is woven through Mexican culture, and how the craft is growing and changing. Learn about the traditional objects made with the technique and their importance to Mexican culture. Look inside the studios of several artisans and consider not only the craft's strongholds in Mexico City and Celaya, Guanajuato, but also other areas in Mexico where it is expanding in creativity. A variety of artisans (more than 50 artists, museum directors, and other experts) help identify who the main drivers of this folk art are today, its relevance to modern Mexican culture, and where it is headed.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2019


$75.00
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
The Tarot of Enchanted Dreams

ISBN: 9780764358289

Publisher: Schiffer Books

Step into the fantasy world of dreams and fairy tales in this charming and traditional deck. Designed to increase awareness so you can connect with your higher...


Step into the fantasy world of dreams and fairy tales in this charming and traditional deck. Designed to increase awareness so you can connect with your higher self—a critical step on our path of personal growth and a boon in times of need. Let the cards be your guide as you solve day-to-day issues and overcome obstacles. Gain valuable insight and learn to stabilize emotions. Full of whimsy and enchantment, this deck lets you use the keywords and meanings from the guidebook to move your life forward. The special affirmations and tasks offer tools you can take with you when you step back into reality. Readers of all levels will find joy and meaning in this 78-card deck.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2019


$75.00
The Mermaid Craft Book

ISBN: 9781787832237

Author: Marianne Thompson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Make a splash with this mer-mazing craft book! Add a little mermaid magic to your underwater wardrobe with some seashell earrings or fish-tail flares, make your...


Make a splash with this mer-mazing craft book! Add a little mermaid magic to your underwater wardrobe with some seashell earrings or fish-tail flares, make your hair and nails sparkle like the ocean with our beguiling beauty tips, and embellish your deep-sea palace with a raindrop moon lantern and ocean-ripple cushions. Whether you are a crafting beginner or have been making for many moons, there is something for everyone who longs to let their inner mermaid swim free! #mermaidlife


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 179 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 08-11-2019


$34.99
Look on the Bright Side

ISBN: 9781787830127

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Let life’s light shine bright Seeing the good in everything is the secret to a happy life. And like any skill, the more we do it, the easier it gets. In every...


Let life’s light shine bright Seeing the good in everything is the secret to a happy life. And like any skill, the more we do it, the easier it gets. In every area of your life, at work or at play, while exercising or relaxing, there are simple steps you can take to improve your mood and brighten your day. Full of optimistic advice, cheerful mantras and uplifting quotes from sunny souls, this book will help lighten life’s load and leave you beaming.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 08-11-2019


$27.99
Its Always Wine OClock

ISBN: 9781787830080

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling… There are so many delicious wines to delight the nose and palate and so many occasions to celebrate them all. Whatever yo...


Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling… There are so many delicious wines to delight the nose and palate and so many occasions to celebrate them all. Whatever your favourite grape or vintage, dry or sweet, indulge your inner sommelier and raise a glass to the wonders of wine with this collection of quotes from the world’s wisest and wittiest drinkers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-11-2019


$19.99
How to Survive a Quarter-Life Crisis

ISBN: 9781787830073

Author: Anna Martin    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

My ‘life goals before 25’ when I was 20: mortgage, become an MD or social media sensation, have good hair, have my own sustainable coffee shop, travel to 98...


My ‘life goals before 25’ when I was 20: mortgage, become an MD or social media sensation, have good hair, have my own sustainable coffee shop, travel to 98 countries. My life goals on the eve of my 25th birthday: afford my rent without getting overdrawn this month, get at least two likes on my Instagram post on my new shoes, remember to pluck nose hairs before work, stop mislaying my refillable coffee cup, visit my parents once a month. Is it just me, or does everyone else have their shit together? Believe me, you’re not alone! If you’re having sleepless nights about your latest social media post, think that you’re a bit of a loser in love, or have a job that you hate (but you need the money and there are no full-time poet positions out there), then this book is your life-jacket and comfort blanket rolled into one sweet package. Learn why you’re not the failure you think you are, and why actually you’re well on your way to being a flawed-but-brilliant grown-up, as this guide helps you navigate your way through the choppy waters of your quarter-life crisis.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 127 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 08-11-2019


$22.99
My Mood Tracker

ISBN: 9781787833289

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

A mood tracker is a handy tool to help you map your emotions over time. Whether you want to understand how you feel and why, or learn more about your mood patte...


A mood tracker is a handy tool to help you map your emotions over time. Whether you want to understand how you feel and why, or learn more about your mood patterns, this book is the perfect place to start. Including a monthly mood tracker, a sleep chart, a diet tracker and more, this journal allows you to check in with yourself every day - it's a simple way to untangle your feelings, keep tabs on your state of mind and gain a clear snapshot of you.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 14-11-2019


$27.99
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