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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
(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’
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.
Easy-to-follow projects to create for and with kids!
- how to make a wide range of toys for babies and young children, including nursery playthings, first toys to aid early learning, outdoor toys for energetic kids, fun games for two or more, and much more
- Clear step-by-step photographs illustrate every project, with over 360 inspirational pictures
- Produce a beautiful doll’s house and accessories, a cute rag doll, walking stilts, a felt picture book, a kite, and a delightful toy box to store everything in
- All the projects are simple to make, and many can be created by grown-ups and children working together
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This One and Only Mandala Colouring book features 70 of the most beautiful mandalas to colour at your leisure. Mandalas are traditionally used as sources of wisdom and meditation. So, relax, turn your mind to zero and channel your inner creativity with these exquisite designs just waiting to be coloured in.This colouring book has extra thick high quality paper, making it suitable for most colouring implements, whether you whether you opt for pencil, pen or paint.
Get ready to customize to the max in this fun-packed Cars book!
Here are some of the things you can make:
– Lightning’s colourful Race Boats
– A super Table-Top Football game with Sarge
– Car-Razy Bowling with Sally
Plus, stories and fun facts to wow your friends!
Do you want to be a quiz whiz? Do you think you’re a bit of a clever clogs? Then get ready to test your knowledge of everything under the sun!
Challenge yourself and your friends with 1000 mind-boggling questions! The free-standing flip book allows you to play in pairs, teams or even on your own – with no cheating!
(hardback: CD included, pen not included)
Help your child learn number patterns and order, multiplication and division processes and number-word recognition. The sing-along CD helps to teach, reinforce and practise the times tables. Each times table has revision activities for extra practice and to build learning.