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  • Jim Elliot: He Is No Fool (Torchbearers) Howat, Irene

    Jim Elliot had a loving wife, a beautiful little girl, and a reason for real joy. God had called him to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the Auca Indians. The love of Christ not only thrilled him but also gave him peace. Jim would spend the rest of his life bringing Jesus to the lost Aucas … but the rest of Jim’s life was only a matter of months.Persecution and death are a reality for many Christians today. Jim Elliot and four other young men died in the middle of doing God’s work. The very people they had come to rescue came out against them with machetes and clubs. Jim had realised for quite some time what serving God really meant. There is nothing that is worth more than Jesus – not even your life. ‘He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.This is the story of Jim’s love for a fighting people and of his fight for a loving God.When his life ended, the work went on and many of the Auca Indians today have the same reason that Jim Elliot had for real joy.Included in this book are a map, timeline and information on Ecuador.

    R30,00
  • Golf & Kolf: Seven Centuries of History by Jacques Temmerman (hardback)

    It is a well known fact that Scotland has played an important part in the development and spread of golf worldwide. But “colf”, a very popular game in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages and up to the early 18th century, also made a major contribution.. Starting in the two countries on either side of the North Sea, this lavishly illustrated art book – with 200 illustrations of miniatures, paintings (from 16th and 17th century landscape painters to modern artists such as Ray Ellis, Kenneth Reed and Arthur Weaver), engravings and posters – outlines the history of golf in Scotland and the English-speaking world, the European continent and Japan. Seven chapters cover the steady worldwide spread of golf, the development of golfing equipment, golfing architecture and the top tournaments and players of the 19th and 20th centuries. The wealth of detailed and beautifully illustrated information makes this book a wonderful gift for all modern golfers.

    R800,00
  • Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman by Nicholas Tucker (paperback)

    Philip Pullman is one of the world’s most popular and original authors, read by children and adults alike. Containing an astonishing cast of characters, from scholarly Oxford dons to armoured bears, witches, angels, murderous Spectres and hideous harpies drawn straight from Greek mythology, Pullman’s fiction can be read at many different levels.

    Darkness Visible looks at the world of Philip Pullman, from the flamboyant Sally Lockhart series and the award-winning Clockwork and I Was a Rat!, to the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. It shows the diverse influences – from Milton and Blake to comic books and radio drama – that have shaped his writing and uncovers the part played by Pullman’s unconventional childhood.

    Written by acclaimed critic Nicholas Tucker, and packed with never-before-seen family photos, illustration from Pullman’s beloved graphic novels and fresh material from recent interviews, this is both a celebration of Philip Pullman and a useful guide to the rich world of his fiction.

    R40,00
  • Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl who Went on Strike to Save the Planet by Valentina Camerini (paperback)

    Greta Thunberg’s story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

    It’s 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have been numerous fires throughout Sweden. Fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg decides she can’t wait any longer: politicians have to do something to save the environment. Instead of returning to school, Greta takes a placard and goes on strike in front of Sweden’s parliament building.

    Greta’s protest began the Fridays for Future – or School Strike 4 Climate – movement, which millions have now joined around the world. Greta has spoken at COP24, the UN summit on climate change, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is her story, but also that of many other girls and boys around the world willing to fight against the indifference of the powerful for a better future.

    An Unofficial Biography

    R50,00
  • Digital Wedding Photography by Steve Sint (paperback)

    As one of the top wedding photographers in the New York metro area, Steve Sint knows exactly what it takes to make it as a professional. While focusing on the prominent role of digital imaging in wedding photography today, he provides a starting point for growing as a successful career in this competitive industry. He offers seasoned advice on all the essential aspects of being a wedding photographer – from meeting the various challenges of the shot list, to determining pricing and putting together great package deals. Photographers of all levels will find everything they need to refine their skills.

    R100,00
  • Handmade Soaps 101 by Debbie Rodgers and Suzanne McNeill (paperback)

    (paperback: new)

    Melt & pour soap crafts are fun, easy, and so indulgent! Handmade Soaps 101 gives you over 80 ideas for making soap for every skin type. You’ll learn to add fragrances, herbs, and oils to match any personality or taste. Use simple techniques to make a variety of soaps including:

    • Marbled soaps
    • Confetti soaps
    • Layered soaps
    • Embedded surprise soaps
    • Cookie cutter soaps
    • Molded soaps
    • Loaf soaps
    • Herbal soaps
    • Soap on a rope
    R60,00
  • Dream, Create, Inspire: easy projects for an amazing bedroom makeover by Sophie Splatt (paperback)

    (paperback: cover slightly damaged, all press-outs included)
    Give your bedroom a colourful makeover with these fabulous, fun and simple decorating projects. Learn how to use objects from around your home and garden to create beautiful wall hangings, stencil rugs, and much more! These simple projects will inspire kids of all ages to personalise their space, using found objects and cost-effective craft supplies. The follow-on title to the very successful ‘Create Your Dream Room’
    R50,00
  • Knitted Animal Socks by Lauren Riker (paperback)

    (paperback: new)

    Make adorable animal socks for you, your friends and family with this collection of awesome knitting patterns.

    Choose from a crafty fox, perfect panda, whiskery cat, stripy owl, perky pig and cute koala or create your own unique designs using the blank templates provided.

    • No complicated colourwork techniques to learn
    • Features step-by-step instructions to create the sweet little animal ears
    • Includes sizes from children to adults with ankle and knee length variations
    R100,00
  • Liberty Cross Stitch by Hélène Le Berre (paperback)

    This book combines pretty cross-stitch designs with the classic Liberty prints to create gorgeous, hand-stitched items for you, your home, and your family and friends. Hélène Le Berre’s stylish designs give the simple, traditional technique of cross stitch a fresh, contemporary appeal and places it firmly in the twenty-first century. With clear, step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs, full-size patterns and easy-to-follow cross stitch charts, you will be amazed at how easily you can make something that has beauty, style and a professional finish.

    R60,00
  • Adobe Photoshop: Lightroom 4: Classroom in a Book (paperback)

    (paperback: CD included)

    Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 11 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom 4.

    Photoshop Lightroom 4 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print.

    This completely revised Photoshop Lightroom 4 cross-platform edition explains new tools that bring out greater detail in highlights and shadows, and tools that help you make targeted adjustments to white balance, noise reduction, and more. You’ll learn how to craft elegant photo books, organize your images by location, and easily share your images and videos on social media and photo sharing sites.

    R80,00
  • Adobe Premiere: Elements 11: Classroom in a Book by Jan Ozer (paperback)

    (paperback: CD included)

    Adobe Premiere Elements 11 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe’s top-rated consumer-targeted video-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your videos with Premiere Elements and learn how best to use the program’s many new features.

    In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new features and rebuilt interface of Adobe Premiere Elements 11. Learn about the three easy-to-use editing modes and determine which one best fits your needs. Manage your footage more easily with the newly updated Organizer and view your videos on a map according to where they were taken. Use the new FilmLooks feature to apply favorite cinematic styles to your clips. Add slow- or fast-motion effects to dramatize your narrative. Adjust color with greater ease and enhance your footage with new photo-blending techniques. Share your finished movies virtually anywhere you want, including Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube.

    Note from the Publisher:
    Regrettably, the file named Greenscreen.mov in the Lesson 6 folder on the companion disc is corrupt. However, that same file is included multiple times on the disc (in lessons 7, 8, 9 and 10), so please copy a file from any of these folders into the lesson06 folder on your hard drive (copying over the existing file) and the exercise should load normally. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

    R120,00
  • Stamp: DIY Printing with Handmade Stamps by Jenny Doh (paperback)

    Want to create a stylish, hand-printed look on your craftsbut find traditional printmaking intimidating? Then stamp it! Ten top designers, each with a distinctive style, have devised a collection of 45 stunning stamped projects plus 200 easily duplicated motifs. The stamps themselves are made of readily available household or store-bought items, and a lavishly photographed basics section walks beginners through the techniques, from transferring images to cutting and carving the stamps to inking. Make gift tags, stationery, wrapping paper, invitations, building blocks, and more!

    R60,00
  • Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork by Di van Niekerk (paperback)

    (paperback: new)

    This new edition of a best-selling book is a must-have for all lovers of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork.

    Di van Niekerk shows you how to make flowers, leaves and little creatures in a gorgeous flower sampler that you can use to embellish anything from crazy patchwork and quilts to home-made cards as well as clothing and accessories.

    There are over 30 designs to stitch with a comprehensive, illustrated stitch glossary of more than 40 stitches.

    Ideal for first-time embroiderers as well as those who wish to brush up on certain techniques.

    R150,00
  • Woodcraft by Janice and Judy Bunce (paperback)

    Woodcraft is an indispensable guide for both newcomers to this craft and more advanced crafters. With templates and detailed step-by-step painting and finishing instructions for each of the more than 40 projects, it contains a wealth of new ideas and suggestions to customise each project to tailor it to your needs and taste.

    By making use of different combinations, from templates to paint finishes you can create your own unique characters and decorated wooden articles. Whether you’re after modern, bright colours or a more rustic country look, it’s all in the finishing. This book shows you how to achieve up to 10 different looks with the same basic template. A comprehensive introduction on general techniques and finishes covers stencilling, splattering, wet- and dry-shading, the versatility of dip-dots and much more, all illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs. This is followed by detailed projects offering:

    • A beautiful colour photograph of the finished item
    • A list of materials
    • Clear, step-by-step instructions
    • Practical hints and tips to anticipate and avoid problems and achieve the best possible results
    • Tips for the best line-work and lattering
    • Special sayings that will enhance that particular project
    • Plus a full 32 page section with complete templates

    The fresh and colourful ideas in this book are bound to have you painting and gluing in no time to create both useful and purely decorative items for your home.

    R60,00
  • Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas by Hazel Blomkamp, Di van Niekerk and Monique Day-Wilde (paperback)

    In this collaboration between fine artist Monique Day-Wilde and master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di can Niekerk, Hazel and di filled Monique’s original hand-drawn mandala designs with creative surface embroidery using a wide range of stitches and techniques in stunning combinations.

    From simple, monochromatic line designs to colourful and flamboyant bead-and-thread combinations, the 27 embroidered mandalas will inspire and delight everyone from rank beginners to the most experienced stitchers.

    Throughout the book the authors share plenty of ideas and tips, and offer instruction with a fresh approach to surface embroidery. There is a complete stitch gallery with illustrations and instructions for all the stitches and techniques used which includes old favourites, such as simple back- and chain stitches, as well as the more intricate – needle lace, trellis couching and weaving. Beadwork is also explored to add sparkle and finishing touches, and special effects are created by incorporating the occasional bit of trapunto, ribbon embroidery and appliqué.

    Both line and color templates of the designs are included, with a detailed stitch diagram and list of threads and materials for every project. A selection of templates also show different embroidery treatments to illustrate how versatile the designs are.

    Fall into a captivating treasure trove of whorled stitches and silk, and discover the beautiful world designed by these renowned artists of needle and brush.

    R150,00
  • Crewel Creatures by Hazel Blomkamp (paperback)

    Animals and birds are popular subjects in crewel embroidery, and here Hazel introduces needlework to the beautiful, exotic creatures found in the African wild. Using the Jacobean embroidery style for which she is well known, and incorporating the subtle influence of the fractal designs found in zentangle art, Hazel also brings beads and other three-dimensional elements into her designs to capture the stunning and colourful art that is traditionally associated with Africa. Those new to Hazel’s work will find the essential crewel stitchesm needle-lace and needle-weaving techniques needed in an esy-to-follow how-to section and stitch gallery inside the book, and all embroiderers will be impressed by the wealth of design ideas and inspiration Crewel Creatures has to offer.

    With every project, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs are included, along with a template of the design, All the projects are stitched and embellished on natural coloured linen, making them not only perfect for framing for display but also wonderfully economical for embroiders to work on.

    For readers looking for something different and new to stitch, and for those keen to challenge themselves with more complex embroidery techniques, this latest addition to Hazel’s Crewel series is an absolute must-have.

    R150,00
  • Crewel Intentions by Hazel Blomkamp (paperback)

    The joy of working with a Jacobean shape is that it is a blank canvas waiting to be filled.

    Using only cotton, rayon and metallic threads, along with beads and crystals, the designs in this book are embroidered onto cotton, linen, taffeta and silk. The techniques, whilst making full use of crewel embroidery stitches, borrow extensively from other styles and other needlecrafts. Needle Lace, Brazilian and Bead Embroidery, Stumpwork and last of all Loom Weaving methods have been incorporated into the embroidery that fills the Jacobean shapes in all of the designs.

    Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and lots of photographs, and the completed embroideries are displayed in ways that are both decorative and functional in the home. Templates of the original designs complete this magnificent source for creative embroidery.

    Filled with common sense, this book sets out to show you how to take Jacobean or Crewel embroidery into the 21st century.

    R100,00
  • Fabric Decoupage by Alet Genis (paperback)

    Decoupage is one of those age-old crafts that keeps returning in new guises. The latest trend is to use fabric to decorate a wide range of objects from shopping bags to bedside tables, or bathroom tiles to storage boxes. It is a fun and easy way to recycle just about any object, and materials and ideas from many other crafts can be incorporated.

    This practical, step-by-step guide offers a refreshing and original look at decoupage, focusing on the use of fabric and textiles as the decorative medium. The text is packed with useful information, helpful hints and sound advice. Detailed instructions, supplemented by clear step-by-step photographs, explain all the techniques required to ensure beautiful, professional-looking projects, while magnificent photographs of all finished items provide loads of inspiration to get started.

    R70,00
  • Fabulous Fabric Paint by Monique Day-Wilde and Angie Franke (paperback)

    Filled with fresh ideas for this evergreen craft, this book gives a modern take on a timeless pastime. The authors delight in sharing their secrets discovered over many years of hands-on painting and teaching.
    New ideas on colour and colour mixing; invaluable advice on choosing fabric, design, paint and colours; a wide range of fabric painting techniques clearly explained; clear step-by-step photographs and instructions for over 50 projects; completely original designs with templates included. Beautifully illustrated with more than 350 colour photographs, this book is an indispensable source of inspiration as well as practical information.
    R70,00
  • Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford (paperback)

    Go on a ramble through a world of secret gardens created in beautifully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations – all waiting to be brought to life through colouring, but each also sheltering all kinds of tiny creatures just waiting to be found. And there are also bits of the garden that still need to be completed by your hand. For artists and gardeners of all ages.

    R150,00