Kirstie's Christmas Crafts

Kirstie's Christmas Crafts

Hand-make your perfect Christmas with Kirstie Nothing shows how much you love someone more than a handmade gift, card or decoration. And the pleasure is just as much in the planning and making as it is in giving and receiving. In this ultimate celebration of Christmas, Kirstie has brought together over 50 of her favourite festive projects to make, bake and create.

Kirstie Allsopp Craft

Kirstie Allsopp Craft

'To my utter joy, crafts of every kind have made their way back into our lives - big style. They've shaken off their old-fashioned image and a whole new generation of people have embraced them. Join me on my voyage of discovery, meeting passionate crafters, learning the secrets of their amazing artistry and then, for my sins, trying to compete with them in craft competitions across the country.' Kirstie Allsopp Kirstie Allsopp's love affair with British crafts took off when she renovated her house in Devon. Now she takes to the road on a tour of the country to discover and celebrate the things that make Great Britain a nation of truly great crafters. Kirstie Allsopp Craft is an inspiring collection of projects that introduces you to traditional crafting skills in a fresh, modern way. From making your own family scrapbooks and appliqué cushions to jam-making and handmade bunting, Kirstie Allsopp Craft contains 50 practical projects to inspire you to have a go.

Kirstie's Homemade Home

Kirstie's Homemade Home

'This book is packed with achievable ways to transform your house into a home that reflects you and the things you value, plus lots of gorgeous craft projects to try yourself. Welcome to my world.' Kirstie Allsopp Be inspired to create a home that reflects you and the things that you love with the help of Kirstie's Homemade Home. Nothing compares with the pleasure and satisfaction of making something yourself and Kirstie shows just how easy it can be. Drawing on the advice and enthusiasm of a host of craft experts, Kirstie shows how to personalise your home and create your own gifts with simple and practical step-by-step projects. From stencilling wallpaper and sewing your own cushions and quilts, to making candles and soap and icing a cake, Kirstie's Homemade Home includes everything you need to get to get you started. Packed with advice on how to find a style that reflects you as well as Kirstie's own little black book of shops and websites that have helped her to transform her own home, Kirstie's Homemade Home is for everyone who loves car boot sales and antiques and values the art of the homemade.

Mandy's Magical Christmas

10 Timeless Sewing Patterns for a Handmade Yule

Mandy's Magical Christmas

Nobody does a handmade Christmas like Mandy Shaw! Learn how to decorate your home with unique and personal touches with this gorgeous collection of sewing patterns from the Queen of Christmas Craft. Featuring Mandy's signature Redwork designs and cute folk-inspired characters, this charming book brings Mandy's best-loved Christmas projects together into one volume. With inspiring lifestyle photography, step-by-step instructions and full-size templates, you'll learn to sew wreaths, garlands, pennants, hanging decorations and more, and bring some of Mandy's sparkle to your own magical Christmas.

British Goats

British Goats

Ever wondered why a goat's eyes have rectangular pupils? Or what happened to Thor's goats each day after they finished pulling his thunderous chariot? Do goat's milk, cheese and meat represent more ethical food choices than cow and sheep products, and if so, can goat farming play an important role in humankind's future? Whether you're an aspiring smallholder, cheese fanatic or simply want to know more about our caprine companions, this guide introduces the fascinating history and folklore of goats and examines the development of goatkeeping in Britain, shedding light on one of our most intelligent, curious and mischievous domestic animals. It also explains the origins and features of the sixteen British goat breeds and the qualities of their products, and even has a few craft and recipe ideas for you to try.

Paper Christmas

Paper Christmas

Craft your own Christmas in paper - 16 festive projects for the perfect homemade holiday! Craft your own Christmas with 16 festive papercraft projects ranging from simple yet effective bunting to intricate snowflake tree decorations, bell jar Christmas trees, and an advent calendar village. Give your holiday season the homemade touch, from wrapping paper to tree decorations, using very few materials and innovative techniques, such as printing with shaving foam and creating stunning greeting cards using gold embossing ink.

How to Make Christmas Wreaths and Garlands

11 Christmas Wreath Ideas to Stitch and Sew

How to Make Christmas Wreaths and Garlands

A collection of Christmas wreath and garland projects to make the festive period even more special. Celebrated author and pattern designer, Mandy Shaw, shares her favourite Christmas sewing projects with us and shows us how to make beautiful Christmas decorations to decorate your home at this special time of year. The projects feature Mandy's favourite seasonal motifs including snowmen, reindeer, holly, doves and candy canes and also includes Mandy's super simple techniques for making 11 different garlands, wreaths and Christmas cones. All the motifs and wreaths can be 'mixed and matched' to make endless seasonal variations for a totally unique Christmas project. These projects make the perfect presents for friends and family or treat yourself and make one to decorate your own home this Christmas!

Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing

12 Beautiful Coastal-Inspired Printing Projects with Templates

Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing

Screen printing is made accessible in this beautiful step-by-step guide featuring twelve projects. In this Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing, Erin Lacy shows you how to make your own screen using an embroidery hoop and silk fabric, and demonstrates how to create beautiful designs that are easy to achieve. Using modern techniques, screen printing is an accessible and affordable craft! Discover how to print onto different surfaces such as wood, cork and fabric, and create twelve stunning, botanical and coastal-themed projects through bright and colourful step-by-step photography. The photography, by Belgian talent Virginie De Man, is taken on location at Erin's own studio in St. Ives, Cornwall, as well as in and around the coastal town itself. The book includes full-size templates and inspiration on how to design your own templates and motifs.

Paper Home

Beautifully unique origami projects

Paper Home

With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe’s first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than they are. The book contains projects with varying levels of difficulty. If you consider yourself an origami novice, it might be worth trying slightly simpler projects, like the Triangular Box or Star Garland. These simpler projects are designed to ease you in gently, and many of the items require you to fold multiples of the same shape – an ideal way to practice your skills. Mastering projects that use a similar origami technique is also a good way to develop your folding ability. Projects that lend themselves well together are the Photo Holder, Cube (in the Geometric Mobile) & Vase, which are all based on sonobe origami modules. Make paper cranes into a child’s mobile or string tiny stars onto a garland before moving on to a functional set of 'feltigami' storage baskets and the more ambitious, and incredibly impressive, concertina lampshade.

Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door

Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door

The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.