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    Author: GINN PETER

    The illustrated Slow Tech manual will interest historians and re-enactors, parents managing their children's screen time, and young adults looking for mindful and practical escapes from the digital age.

    Featuring topics such as building bread ovens, making clay pots in a bonfire, felling and processing trees, cooking on open fires, blacksmithing, beer making, wattle and daubing, this book is a combination of the dangerous book for boys and a practical manual of experimental archaeology and historical research. Highly readable and hugely practical, the book is either armchair reading or a valuable guide to getting your hands dirty and creating something useful as you discover the art of slow technology. Light a fire without matches and cook a meal on it. Weave a basket, build a bread oven in your back garden and brew your own beer. Go camping in the wild, build a shelter, catch fish without a rod, and teach your kids how to knap flint. Whether you decide to try to make your own forge in the garden, carve a wooden spoon, build a dry-stone wall, or process your own salt, you will be reconnecting with your own practical abilities and creative impulses.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • 100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists & Engineers
    100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists & Engineers
    ISBN: 9781624148927
    Title: 100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists & Engineers

    Exciting Activities for Young Artists, Scientists and Engineers

    Spark your curiosity with these fun games and creative projects to learn early concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These incredible activities from Andrea Scalzo Yi, creator of Raising Dragons, make learning such a blast, you'll forget you're doing it

    Feeling bored on a rainy day? Now you can pick a project, gather your supplies and let the magic happen. Try far-out science experiments like making Shaving Cream Rain Clouds or Lava Lamps. Make math-time snack-time with delicious Cream-Filled Cookie Fractions. Unlock boundless creativity with art projects like Marbled Paper or Monster Bugs. With seasonal activities like the Pool Noodle Obstacle Course and Erupting Pumpkins, there are games to love year-round.

    Have fun learning early ideas in chemistry, physics, computing, color-mixing and so much more, all while problem-solving and working together with friends. With projects that use common household items and require little adult supervision, 100 Easy STEAM Activities is the ultimate resource for an amazing, creative day of learning.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 250 Japanese Knitting Stitch Patterns The Original Pattern Bible
    250 Japanese Knitting Stitch Patterns The Original Pattern Bible
    ISBN: 9784805314838
    Title: 250 Japanese Knitting Stitch Patterns The Original Pattern Bible

    250 Japanese Knitting Stitches contains the original collection of knitting stitches first published by Hitomi Shida in 1996. Copies of the original Japanese edition have been jealously coveted by knitters around the world, and now Tuttle Publishing brings you this classic in English for the first time

    Hitomi Shida's previous work, the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible was released by Tuttle in October 2017 and has already been purchased (and tested) by thousands of avid knitters who are thrilled to discover a treasure trove of elegant and intricate new patterns. 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches was Hitomi Shida's first effort and, like its successor, is filled with her highly original and beautiful designs and variations on knitting classics.

    Translated and introduced by veteran knitting instructor Gayle Roehm, the best-known teacher of Japanese knitting in America. Roehm guides knitters through the particulars of the patterns and explains how to execute the stitches.

    This knitting reference book features the following:

    • Stitches designed for borders and edgings
    • Beautiful cable stitches, both simple and elaborate
    • Elegant popcorn stitches from fine to bold
    • Multiple variations on individual patterns
    Shida's finished projects are a wonder to behold and accomplished knitters will brave even the most daunting of stitch patterns to create them. Filled with 250 distinctive and inventive patterns--with a stitch diagram and photo for each pattern--this highly anticipated book is destined to be on every knitter's bookshelf.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
    Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
    ISBN: 9781419730245
    Title: Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
    Author: BEATY ANDREA

    For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie's and Iggy's project books, Ada's will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid's lab would be complete without it

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Alice in Wonderland (Story Box): Remake the Classic Fairy Tale
    Alice in Wonderland (Story Box): Remake the Classic Fairy Tale
    ISBN: 9781786274793
    Title: Alice in Wonderland (Story Box): Remake the Classic Fairy Tale
    Author: LAVAL ANNE

    In this charming puzzle, Alice in Wonderland is updated to the modern city: the White Rabbit runs a hot dog stand and the Cheshire Cat is a wily cab driver. The Queen of Hearts even drives a pink stretch limo! Anne Laval's witty illustrations will introduce a whole new audience to the classic story.
    The game contains 20 storytelling puzzle pieces printed on both sides. Each piece can be swapped around or flipped over to allow for all kinds of plot twists and turns, and there are three alternative endings. Together, all the pieces stretch out to over 8 feet.

    Format: Board Game
    Price: $25.00
  • Almost Lost Arts Traditional Crafts & the Artisans Keeping Them Alive
    Almost Lost Arts Traditional Crafts & the Artisans Keeping Them Alive
    ISBN: 9781452170206
    Title: Almost Lost Arts Traditional Crafts & the Artisans Keeping Them Alive

    Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been mechanising and digitising processes previously done by hand. But craftsmanship isn't lost to the footnotes of history. Meet the makers, fixers, and collectors dedicated to preserving traditional handicrafts. Brittany Nicole Cox repairs antique clocks; Anita Rodríguez and Joanna Keane Lopez build and preserve traditional adobe structures; Simon Vernon roves the British countryside drawing maps by hand; Lee Eun Bum maintains a ceramic tradition from tenth-century Korea.

    Almost Lost Arts& pays tribute to these artisans, celebrating human ingenuity and tactile beauty. Twenty in-depth profiles& and stunning full-colour photography transport the reader to workshops across the globe, from Kyoto to Oaxaca, and from Milan to Tennessee. Two essays - by a calligraphy expert and the curator of Harvard's Forbes Pigment Library, respectively - explore the experience of engaging deeply with tradition. The book is lovingly curated by Emily Freidenrich and features a deluxe three-piece case with foil stamping.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Anatomy for the Artist
    Anatomy for the Artist
    ISBN: 9780241426456
    Title: Anatomy for the Artist

    Unlock your inner artist and learn how to draw the human body in this beautifully illustrated art book by celebrated artist and teacher Sarah Simblet.

    In Anatomy for the Artist, Sarah reveals the extraordinary structure of the human
    body. Combining specially-commissioned photographs of models with historical
    and contemporary works of art and her own dynamic life drawing, she leads us inside the human body to map its skeleton, muscle groups, and body systems. Detailed line drawings superimposed over photographs reveal the links between what the body looks like and its internal construction. Six drawing classes show how to observe different parts of the body - from top to toe - and give expert guidance on how to draw them. Inspirational master classes on famous works, ranging from a Michelangelo study to a Degas painting, show how artists have depicted the human body over the centuries. Each master class includes a photograph of a model holding the same pose as in the painting, to highlight details of anatomy and show how the artist has interpreted them.

    Understanding anatomy is the key to drawing the human body successfully. As well as being the perfect reference, Anatomy for the Artist will inspire you to find a model, reach for your pencil, and start drawing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Art of Language
    Art of Language
    ISBN: 9781788683043
    Title: Art of Language

    From Arabic and Japanese to Hebrew, Javanese and Cherokee, explore 26 unique scripts and alphabets with Lonely Planet - and learn to write local proverbs with our calligraphy tutorials.

    For each script you'll discover its history and roots, how and where it flourished, and gain insight into other people, places, cultures and traditions throughout the world. We'll then tell you how to use the script and the easiest handwriting techniques to make it look authentic.

    Accompanying each script is local proverb and a calligraphy tutorial with a blank page so you can easily recreate the sentence in your own hand.

    Scripts include:

    • Arabic - from Africa and the Middle East
    • Vai - from Sierra Leone and Liberia
    • Hangul - from Korea
    • Japanese
    • Hanunoo - from the Philippines
    • Tamil and Sinhalese - from Sri Lanka
    • Tibetan
    • Georgian
    • Cyrillic - from Belarus, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine
    • Mongolian
    • Tifinagh - from north Africa
    • Hebrew and Syriac - from the Middle East

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Artist's Guide To Human Anatomy
    Artist's Guide To Human Anatomy
    ISBN: 9781782217374
    Title: Artist's Guide To Human Anatomy

    A beautifully illustrated introduction to the study of human anatomy by best-selling artist and author, Giovanni Civardi.

    In this comprehensive guide, Civardi combines his stunning anatomical drawings with annotations explanatory photographs and concise theory to offer the learning artist an accessible yet incredibly informative approach to understanding and drawing the human form.

    Beginning with the history of capturing the human anatomy in art, Civardi takes your through every aspect of our form to give the reader a useful, overview of how our bodies work. From our skeletons and muscles through to the proportions of the body and our movements, Civardi covers a wide variety of areas in order to help the artist achieve an accurate, beautiful rendering in pencil.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings Step-by-Step Building & Design Instructions Plus Plans to Build More Than 100 Outbuildings
    Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings Step-by-Step Building & Design Instructions Plus Plans to Build More Than 100 Outbuildings
    ISBN: 9781580117999
    Title: Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings Step-by-Step Building & Design Instructions Plus Plans to Build More Than 100 Outbuildings

    Adding a backyard storage shed, a new detached garage, an attractive playhouse or any other type of utility building not only improves the functionality of your home but also adds value to your property.
    Written with the DIY enthusiast in mind, Ultimate Guide: Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings gives you the information you need to enhance your property by constructing one of these buildings.
    Whether you plan to do the work yourself or you just want to know the basics before you hire the work out to someone else, this new updated edition provides information on planning, building and finishing in clear text aided by 60 easy-to-follow photographic sequences.
    Select from dozens of ready-to-build plan packages and order readily available construction blueprints, CAD files, cost estimates and materials lists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Big Sticker Book of Birds
    Big Sticker Book of Birds
    ISBN: 9780500652008
    Title: Big Sticker Book of Birds
    Author: ZOMMER YUVAL

    Drawing from Yuval Zommer's hugely popular, fact-filled The Big Book of Birds, this jam-packed sticker activity book brings the avian world alive in a creative way. Taking fascinating facts as its starting point, activities invite children to draw, color, and play games with birds from around the world--creating an interest in nature as they play.

    Yuval Zommer's rich illustrations illuminate some of the quirkiest creatures in the animal kingdom. The Big Sticker Book of Birds features over two hundred fantastic stickers for children to use in their drawings and to complete games and puzzles.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Board Games to Create & Play Invent 100s of Games with Friends & Family
    Board Games to Create & Play Invent 100s of Games with Friends & Family
    ISBN: 9781911624295
    Title: Board Games to Create & Play Invent 100s of Games with Friends & Family

    Create the next Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan with this creative board game book! With over 55 boards to customize, Board Games to Create and Play is a doodle book where every page is an unfinished tabletop game. Just learn the basic concepts, colour and play!

    Board games are back in vogue - with board games cafés popping up all across the UK, they're no longer something to play on a rainy day, but a fun and social activity for every day of the year! In this interactive gaming book, Board Games to Create and Play teaches you how, in just half an hour, you and your friends can come up with a new game and start playing immediately. Just decide on a theme for the game, pick a rule set from the book, agree on some variations, doodle onto one of many board game designs and gather your die and counters!

    Completely dippable and possible to play in any order, this book is packed with tips, tricks and mechanics on how to design the perfect game. At the front of the book, there is an introduction to how everything works and what you'll need to play the games. What follows next in a beautiful package of 20 board game designs, each repeated three times for replayability. There are then three tutorials and a cheat sheet to get players started, a cornucopia of suggested games to push you in the right direction, and then 25 different rule sets, each introducing a new concept, to encourage players to think outside the box.

    Whatever the experience level of players, the game that you create from this book will always be playable, entertaining and surprising. Each board you create is easy to pull out and can be played again and again. So whether you play video games, mobile games or want to have a go at designing the next classic tabletop, this book is perfect anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
  • Botany for the Artist
    Botany for the Artist
    ISBN: 9780241426425
    Title: Botany for the Artist

    This beautifully illustrated guide to botany in art explores the extraordinary world of plants and inspires you to try drawing them yourself.

    Understanding botany helps any artist draw plants better. In Botany for the Artist, celebrated artist Sarah Simblet takes you on a journey of discovery through the kingdom of plants--from tiny ferns and mosses to exotic flowers and majestic trees--encouraging you to observe them more closely and draw them more accurately.

    Complemented by beautiful photographic plant portraits, Sarah's drawings reveal the structure of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits as she explains how plants breathe, feed, and produce fruits. If you have ever wondered how photosynthesis works, why leaves change color in the fall, where plants store food, or how seeds know when to grow, Botany for the Artist has all the answers.

    Step-by-step drawing classes and detailed pages from Sarah's sketchbooks guide you through all the techniques that you need to draw plants successfully. Master classes by famous artists--from Renaissance masters to contemporary illustrators--showcase different approaches to drawing and painting plants over the centuries. Botany for the Artist is a visual feast, not just for anyone wishing to create fresh, vibrant, drawings, but for gardeners, photographers, and everyone who is passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

  • Box Making
    Box Making
    ISBN: 9781784942465
    Title: Box Making
    Author: GMC EDITORS

    Aimed at keen woodworkers of all levels, Box Making features 25 projects to suit all tastes. From traditional dovetailed and finger-jointed boxes to those using more adventurous, state-of-the-art construction methods, you'll find plenty of imaginative designs to choose from. Boxes are grouped into three categories: classic boxes, those that use marquetry and veneering, and boxes with curves. All projects include step-by-step instructions, along with clear photographs or explanatory diagrams and detailed plans. This inspirational book is designed to get you thinking outside the box

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Brain Teasers LP
    Brain Teasers LP
    ISBN: 9781787013148
    Title: Brain Teasers LP

    Who's the smarty pants in your family? Packed with number and logic puzzles, riddles, dingbats, codes and much more, this fun and challenging travel-themed activity book is perfect for car journeys, holidays and rainy days - and provides a great test for both kids and adults.

    • Designed for children aged 7+.
    • Brain teasers include:
    • Scrambled Cities - anagrams of famous places
    • Code breaker - morse code messages to decipher
    • Flagtastic - match the country to its flag
    • World traveller, desert and jungle word searches
    • Say what you see - solve the visual word puzzles
    • Flag finder - crack a series of semaphore messages
    • Riddles of the Sphinx - crafty cryptic questions
    • Arctic explorer crossword and airport sudoku

    Other Lonely Planet Kids family activity books also available:

    -Boredom Buster
    -Round the World Quiz Book
    -My Holiday Scrapbook
    -My Holiday Drawing Journal
    -My Travel Journal
    -Backyard Explorer
    -My Family Travel Map
    -My Family Travel Map: North America
    -My Family Travel Map: Europe
    -My Family Travel Map: Australia
    -My Family Height Chart

    About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
    ISBN: 9781506704586
    Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
    Author: FOX

    Bring to life these ready-to-color pages filled with your favorite Big Bads and monsters in your own way in this follow-up to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book. Forty-five original black and white illustrations give you the Chosen One and all the Scoobies, and a rogues gallery of the very worst and most interesting vampires, demons, witches, and more, interspersed with elements of magic, a little humor, and the heart of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Demons, horror, and fantasy fill this volume of original illustrations based on Joss Whedon's cult-classic television series. Focused on their greatest foes, inside you'll find heroes Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Giles, fighting to save the world from foes like The Master, Angelus, Spike, Drusilla, and other supernatural beasts and beings.

    Buffy and the gang return in an all-new adult coloring book.

    Features all-new art with an emphasis on creatures and bad guys.

    All artwork is original and created explicitly for this official adult coloring book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

  • Cardboard Box Creations
    Cardboard Box Creations
    ISBN: 9781787018075
    Title: Cardboard Box Creations

    What can you do with a cardboard box? Plenty! No longer destined for the recycling bin, turn your spare scraps into amazing things, from a hot air balloon and space rocket to a Chinese dragon and Tiki totem pole!

    Welcome to a world of crafting, creativity... and cardboard! Lonely Planet's Cardboard Box Creationswill take you around the globe as you build 20 travel-themed objects, icons and famous landmarks. Including step-by-step instructions and a starter kit of cardboard sheets with cut-out template guides, you'll soon become a master cardboard crafter!

    Cardboard projects include:

    • Suitcase and camera
    • London bus
    • Shadow theatre
    • Empire State Building
    • Tent and campfire
    • Amazon canoe and caiman
    • Japanese-inspired tea house
    • Redback spider
    • Didgeridoo
    • Aquarium

    About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $27.00
  • Cat Lover's Craft Book Cute & Easy Accessories for Kitty's Best Friend
    Cat Lover's Craft Book Cute & Easy Accessories for Kitty's Best Friend
    ISBN: 9784805314920
    Title: Cat Lover's Craft Book Cute & Easy Accessories for Kitty's Best Friend

    Unleash Your Inner Crazy Craft Lady

    Here a cat there a cat, everywhere a crafted cat Cats to decorate your home, to wear, or to give to someone you love. The Cat Lover's Craft Book is dedicated to those who craft and those who are in love with all things cat-related Whether you like to embroider, crochet, sew, knit or felt, there's a cat-tastic project inside this charming book you'll want to try your hand at, including:

    • Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail
    • Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover
    • Make a lovely hand embroidered brooch or earrings
    • Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric
    • Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags
    • Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow
    • Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric
    • Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up
    • And so much more
    Super simple, step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates make these adorable cat crafts accessible to knitting, felting and embroidery beginners. These purr-fect needlework crafts will delight cat lovers of all ages, and provide many hours of fun creating cute and kitschy cat-inspired items--the perfect handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Cats Fold & Play
    Cats Fold & Play
    ISBN: 9780764359514
    Title: Cats Fold & Play
    Author: IKASK

    Are you ready to Origanimo? With this beginner introduction to paper folding, create a merry band of black cats, each in a unique pose and ready to pounce on the included paper balls of yarn. Precut and creased kitties are ready to pop out and play in just a few folds

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Ceramics Masterclass
    Ceramics Masterclass
    ISBN: 9780500295717
    Title: Ceramics Masterclass

    The practice of ceramics is steeped in history and tradition. For thousands of years humans have exploited the versatile qualities of clay as a material to produce items ranging from humble utilitarian vessels integral to family living, right through to exquisite works of art.Ceramics Masterclass explores this diverse discipline by showcasing 100 of the most innovative and inspiring artists past and present, analysing the techniques and methods used to create the works, and the concepts which underpin their creative process. It shows how to recreate intricate still-life dioramas like 15th-century artist Bernard Palissy, explore narrative like Grayson Perry and convey sensitivity to material like Phoebe Cummings.Arranged thematically, Ceramics Masterclass includes chapters on vessels, batch production, sculptures, figurative works, installation and expanded field. Perfect for students, amateur ceramicists and professionals, this book represents a global perspective of historical and contemporary approaches to clay and be a catalyst for discovery and intrigue.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins & True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
    Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins & True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
    ISBN: 9780393356571
    Title: Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins & True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

    Faced with an endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for goods bearing the mark of authenticity—hand-made tools, local brews, and other objects produced by human hands. Archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands reaches as far back as the Neolithic period to recover our lost sense of craft, combining deep history with detailed scientific analyses and his own experiences making traditional crafts. Craft brims with vivid storytelling, rich descriptions of natural landscape, and delightful surprises that will convince us to introduce more craft into our lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Crafter's Guide to Papercutting
    Crafter's Guide to Papercutting
    ISBN: 9781844488957
    Title: Crafter's Guide to Papercutting

    The appeal of papercutting is that anyone can try it, the equipment is cheap, and the results are stunning. All you need is practice to perfect the art. This beautiful book will introduce you to the world of papercutting and show you how to create your own exquisite works of art.

    Beginners will have all the knowledge they need to get started: from basic techniques to creative step-by-step projects. It's also a great resource for the more advanced papercutter: materials, techniques, and inspirational projects all feature. Learn about the history of papercutting and be inspired by the work from many international papercutting artists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Crocheted Sea Creatures: A Collection of Marine Mates to Make
    Crocheted Sea Creatures: A Collection of Marine Mates to Make
    ISBN: 9781861087577
    Title: Crocheted Sea Creatures: A Collection of Marine Mates to Make

    This amazing collection of sea creatures to crochet will enchant children and adults alike. Inside this fun, colourful book there are 12 aquatic friends from all over the world to choose from, each with a very distinct personality. The projects vary in level of complexity and there is a comprehensive and straightforward techniques section to help learn the necessary skills. Each project includes beautifully drawn crochet charts and detailed instructions. Along the way the reader will also learn some interesting and sometimes surprising facts about these fascinating creatures. Projects include: turtle, whale, shark, starfish and sea horse AUTHOR: Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning how to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a self-employed children's wear designer, illustrator and commercial interior designer. She now specialises in silkscreen work and designing crochet jewellery, which she sells through her company Kissy Suzuki (www.kissysuzuki.com). She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa is a regular contributor to craft books and magazines and is the author of other titles for GMC including Crocheted Accessories, Animal Hats, And Sew To Bed, Crocheted Animal Hats and Sew Adorable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Day at the Zoo: My Big Wimmelbook
    Day at the Zoo: My Big Wimmelbook
    ISBN: 9781615196296
    Title: Day at the Zoo: My Big Wimmelbook

    "Abounding with humor and detail, this brain-building excursion to an illustrated zoo would be a great rainy-day substitute for a real one."--The Wall Street Journal

    In these one-of-a-kind picture books, every page is bursting with life--and tons to discover

    Children as young as two have a blast pointing out recognizable things--a blue tricycle, a hungry dog, a piggyback ride--while older kids can follow the star characters from page to page, telling their stories along the way.

    How? Wimmelbooks are virtually instruction-free, inviting kids to make their own way through the busy Wimmelworld they encounter, and to craft their own stories. First, you're introduced to a unique cast of characters who are hidden in plain sight on the pages that follow. As you seek them out, each character's storyline unfolds, but it's up to kids to interpret the scenes and create stories they think fit. It's hours upon hours of fun--and an effortless introduction to literacy to boot.

    So welcome to Wimmelzoo From the wildcat enclosure to the aviary to the monkey house, get ready to explore an array of animal exhibits and spot the characters there to enjoy them in My Big Wimmelbook--A Day at the Zoo.
    Wimmelbooks originated in Germany decades ago and have become a worldwide sensation with children (and adults ) everywhere. My Big Wimmelbooks is the first-ever Wimmelbook series to feature Wimmelbooks as Wimmelbooks in English.

    Format: Board Book
    Price: $28.00
  • Dinosaur Bingo
    Dinosaur Bingo
    ISBN: 9781786272416
    Title: Dinosaur Bingo

    Play bingo with a huge Giganotosaurus, an armour-plated Stegosaurus and many other fearsome dinosaurs in this fun and engaging take on the classic game. &

    Easy to play and full of weird and wonderful creatures, Dinosaur Bingowill engage and delight children for hours. It can be played with three to eight people, making it the perfect game for dino-mad children and their families. &

    Dinosaur Bingocontains 48 chips and a cardboard dino head to store them in, a game board, eight double-sided bingo cards and Jurassic counters for you to mark up your card.

    Format: Board Book
    Price: $30.00
  • DIY Afternoon: Paper
    DIY Afternoon: Paper
    ISBN: 9781849766517
    Title: DIY Afternoon: Paper

    Eight creative activities to create pop-up cards, a mix-and-match card game, an accordion and many other 100% paper creations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
  • Dog Man: Guide to Creating Comic in 3-D
    Dog Man: Guide to Creating Comic in 3-D
    ISBN: 9781338568844
    Title: Dog Man: Guide to Creating Comic in 3-D

    Dog Man - from the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey - comes to life in this cool 3-D book!
    George and Harold know a LOT about making comic books. (Remember their Captain Underpants comics?) But before they told you that story, first they told you the story of Dog Man -- part dog, part man, and all cop!

    Want to know how George and Harold come up with hilarious heroes like Dog Man and Li'l Petey and Chief? And how do they think up such wretched villains, like Petey and Piggy and Philly? Now's your chance to find out! The boys will give step-by-step instructions on how to draw some of their best Dog Man characters. Plus, get advice on how to create your own funny comic-book characters -- and bring them to life in 3-D!

    This book is packed with 3-D glasses; a write-on, wipe-off pen; a drawing pad; and over 30 stickers from the New York Times bestselling series!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $17.00
  • Dorodango :The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls
    Dorodango :The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls
    ISBN: 9781786274984
    Title: Dorodango :The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls

    The exquisite Japanese hikaru dorodango, or shiny mud ball, is created by rolling earth by hand into a perfect sphere and polishing it until it gleams. Not only are the results truly impressive, but this calm and meditative practice, once a playground game, has been rediscovered as a peaceful pastime. Known for inducing flow, the ultimate state of happiness, this simple art is being adopted by people of all ages. Alongside beautiful photographs of the process, master dorodango maker Bruce Gardner covers every aspect of making and finishing your dorodango, accompanied by inspiring words on the mindful qualities of this earthy activity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Drawing & Painting Wild Animals
    Drawing & Painting Wild Animals
    ISBN: 9781782217879
    Title: Drawing & Painting Wild Animals

    Award-winning animal artist Vic Bearcroft presents his versatile and complete guide to all aspects of drawing and painting wild animals of all types. Learn how to draw tigers, zebras, pandas, elephants, chimpanzees, wolves and even sloths- learning new techniques, selecting the right paint media and getting the essence of the animal in the wild.

    In this reissue of his popular book, Vic Bearcroft shares his love of drawing and painting wild animals, showing how to capture the personality and distinctive features of a variety of creatures. Using simple steps and plenty of detail, this guide shows you how to create beautiful artworks, from drawing the basic shapes through to realizing your favourite animals in your preferred medium.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

  • Drawing & Painting: Materials & Techniques for Contemporary Artists
    Drawing & Painting: Materials & Techniques for Contemporary Artists
    ISBN: 9780500293164
    Title: Drawing & Painting: Materials & Techniques for Contemporary Artists
    Author: WILSON KATE

    Bursting with practical techniques, engaging artist profiles and inspirational galleries, Drawing and Painting combines an authoritative 'category killer' approach with a contemporary aesthetic guaranteed to appeal to all artists. The book's up-to-date approach is a far cry from the dry instructions and dated artwork that feature in more traditional art books. In contrast to other, largely project-orientated titles, Drawing and Painting places the emphasis on the techniques themselves, encompassing drawing, sketching and a range of painting styles. Covering everything from pen and ink to oils and acrylics, specially commissioned photography and artwork accompanies step-bystep techniques, while profiles of contemporary artists provide insight into various working methods, materials and techniques. Acknowledging the growing interest in digital tools as a medium, information is provided throughout the book on how effects can be created using Smart Pens, tablets and apps.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Drawing for the Artist: an Innovative, Practical Approach to Drawing the World Around You
    Drawing for the Artist: an Innovative, Practical Approach to Drawing the World Around You
    ISBN: 9780241410240
    Title: Drawing for the Artist: an Innovative, Practical Approach to Drawing the World Around You

    Develop your drawing skills and rediscover the world around you with this innovative and beautifully illustrated book.

    In The Drawing Book, acclaimed artist and teacher Sarah Simblet teaches you how to draw by combining practical lessons with examples of both her own work and some of the world's greatest drawings. She introduces all the key drawing materials, then shows you how to master the basic elements of drawing in a series of step-by-step drawing classes, covering topics ranging from simple mark-making to establishing form, creating tone, and conveying perspective. You will learn how to explore a wide variety of subjects, from still life, plants, and animals to portraits, the human body, landscapes, and buildings, all of which are introduced with outstanding drawings by famous artists. The bestselling author of Anatomy for the Artist and Botany for the Artist, Sarah demonstrates how she works - from quick pencil sketches to pen and ink studies - with expertise and plenty of encouraging tips, and complements them with plentiful examples from her own drawing books.

    The Drawing Book is for anyone who wants to draw, whether you are a complete beginner or would like to refresh your existing skills. Whatever your ability, it will inspire you to reach for a pencil and paper and start drawing.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity & Artistic Confidence 4th Edition
    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity & Artistic Confidence 4th Edition
    ISBN: 9781585429202
    Title: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity & Artistic Confidence 4th Edition

    A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone.

    Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. This revised/updated fourth edition includes:

    • a new preface and introduction;
    • crucial updates based on recent research on the brain's plasticity and the enormous value of learning new skills/ utilizing the right hemisphere of the brain;
    • new focus on how the ability to draw on the strengths of the right hemisphere can serve as an antidote to the increasing left-brain emphasis in American life-the worship of all that is linear, analytic, digital, etc.;
    • an informative section that addresses recent research linking early childhood "scribbling" to later language development and the importance of parental encouragement of this activity;
    • and new reproductions of master drawings throughout
      A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
  • Early 20th Century Embroidery Techniques
    Early 20th Century Embroidery Techniques
    ISBN: 9781861088208
    Title: Early 20th Century Embroidery Techniques
    Author: MARSH GAIL

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Eddie Woo's Magical Maths
    Eddie Woo's Magical Maths
    ISBN: 9781760785741
    Title: Eddie Woo's Magical Maths
    Author: WOO EDDIE

    Maths is all around us. It's in the leaves on the tree and our DNA. It's in the patterns on our footpaths and the shape of the stars. Draw, doodle, colour in, code, decode, make a snowflake, count the stars, meet an octagon, map out a mystery, discover why a cyclone and a nautilus are alike ....Be a-mazed by maths. Eddie Woo is the author of Woo's Wonderful World of Maths.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Elephants on Tour: An Around-The-World Adventure
    Elephants on Tour: An Around-The-World Adventure
    ISBN: 9781786272218
    Title: Elephants on Tour: An Around-The-World Adventure

    Join the elephants on an exciting around-the-world adventure!

    From the skyscrapers of New York and Tokyo to the jungles of Peru and Madagascar, the elephants are off to see some of the most amazing places in the world - discovering famous buildings, food, transport and activities in each destination along the way.

    Each scene is packed with hundreds of things to find and discover - spot each of the elephants, their lost possessions, and the sights and friends they see along the way. Follow the elephants' journey and get spotting!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques
    Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques
    ISBN: 9781782214762
    Title: Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques

    This comprehensive guide to traditional and contemporary techniques provides the reader with all the information they need to produce beautiful quilting and patchwork projects. For beginners, there is how-to-start advice and step-by-step photographs, diagrams and instructions to guide them through each stage of their work, and for more experienced quilters there are advanced techniques that they can dip into for help with a particular problem. For the busy but creative quilter, a section on rotary cutting and speed piecing shows how to achieve satisfying results in no time. The book ends with a gallery of stunning items that will inspire the reader to create amazing patchwork and quilting projects of their own, whatever their ability.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Everyday Sketching & Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique & Personal Sketchbook Habit
    Everyday Sketching & Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique & Personal Sketchbook Habit
    ISBN: 9781580935050
    Title: Everyday Sketching & Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique & Personal Sketchbook Habit
    Author: REDDY STEVEN B.

    Why do so many adults come to view drawing as difficult or fraught with anxiety? Traditional art instruction is often bogged down with jargon, rules, and admonishments that unintentionally stifle the joy of drawing for its own sake.

    Steven Reddy's new and easy approach to drawing instructs sketchers to document their unique and compelling lives in realistic yet playful sketches that record the places, spaces, and objects that help define them as individuals. He reminds artists to slow down, notice, and attend to the sketch-worthy scenes and subjects that are unstaged and always there in our everyday lives. He offers a versatile technique that can lead to a skill that fills sketchbooks with the visual details that differentiate one life from another. This approach is a meditative, relaxing alternative to academic concerns about perspective, proportion, and accuracy. Reddy encourages artists to capture in whimsical but detail-specific illustrations their unique, subjective interpretation of their visual surroundings.

    Steven Reddy's drawing method produces extremely detailed and realistic scenes of objects and scenes in everyday life in a relatively short period of time (60 minutes to 3 hours or more, depending on the sketcher's preference). Modifying a technique utilized by Old Master oil painters, the drawings pass through 5 clearly articulated stages where each step focuses on one visual concept at a time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
  • Explorer Academy Codebreaking Activity Adventure
    Explorer Academy Codebreaking Activity Adventure
    ISBN: 9781426333071
    Title: Explorer Academy Codebreaking Activity Adventure

    Unlock ancient puzzles and secrets introduced via supercool codes and cyphers in this this companion book to the new Explorer Academy series. In the first activity book based on the new Explorer Academy series, kids test their knowledge of ancient codes and cyphers in a series of head-scratching puzzles designed to outwit even the most clever cryptographers. When they successfully navigate the codes, they are rewarded with a first-class tour of the Academy. Kids will have a blast, teaming up with the characters from the series and learning firsthand from the world's most renowned scientists, explorers, conservationists, photographers, and journalists. It's a far-flung adventure, too, traveling to historic and majestic locations around the globe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Faces & Expressions (Drawing Step by Step)
    Faces & Expressions (Drawing Step by Step)
    ISBN: 9781633228528
    Title: Faces & Expressions (Drawing Step by Step)

    With drawing tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects, Faces & Expressions (Drawing step by step) is the perfect resource for artists ready to enhance their skills at drawing realistic facial expressions and portraits.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
  • Fairytale Blankets to Crochet
    Fairytale Blankets to Crochet
    ISBN: 9781782216926
    Title: Fairytale Blankets to Crochet
    Author: ROWE LYNNE

    Do you know a child with a favourite storytime character? Crochet them a hooded blanket, then crochet all the others

    Each blanket tells a story, with pockets on the sides for snuggly paws and different tails. Perfect for unwinding for a bedtime story and animating the oral tradition of storytelling - little listeners as well as their parents will find themselves enchanted.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

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