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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
    $50.00
  • Acrylic: Do More Art
    Acrylic: Do More Art
    ISBN: 9781786275691
    Title: Acrylic: Do More Art
    Author: ISAAC RITA

    The second book in the popular 'Do More Art' series explores the myriad creative possibilities of working with acrylic. Fans of this artistic powerhouse will discover everything from basic painting techniques to more creative applications, such as pouring, marbling, and working with acrylic spray paint and markers. Examples by some of the world's greatest artists will demonstrate many of the techniques and ideas, providing plenty of creative inspiration. With its contemporary aesthetic and accessible content, Acrylic will appeal to artists of all abilities.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
    Author: FREIDENRICH EMILY; KHANDEKAR NARAYAN (COMPILED BY)

    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
    $70.00
  • Anatomy for the Artist
    Anatomy for the Artist
    ISBN: 9780241426456
    Title: Anatomy for the Artist
    Author: SIMBLET SARAH

    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
    $55.00
  • Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal: A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way
    Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal: A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way
    ISBN: 9780874778861
    Title: Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal: A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way
    Author: CAMERON JULIA

    An Empowering Companion Volume to the Bestselling The Artist's Way

    The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal is your personal gateway to one of The Artist's Way's most effective tools for cultivating creativity, personal growth and change - the morning pages.

    Morning pages are three pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing done first thing in the morning. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind, and are intended to provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. This daily writing, coupled with the 12-week programme outlined in The Artist's Way, will help you discover and recover your personal creativity, artistic confidence and productivity.

    The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal includes an introduction by Julia Cameron with complete instructions on how to use the morning pages and benefit fully from their daily use. Its inspiring quotations will guide you through the process, and a final chapter shows how to start an Artist's Way study group.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Artist's Drawing Techniques
    Artist's Drawing Techniques
    ISBN: 9780241255988
    Title: Artist's Drawing Techniques
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    Learn how to draw, create, and sketch

    Learn how to draw with charcoal, pen, and pastel with step-by-step workshops from professional artists.

    Artist's Drawing Techniques is your guide to every aspect of drawing, from choosing a subject to mounting your finished masterpiece. Follow the workshops that teach you more than 80 artist's techniques, including cross-hatching, stippling, blending, and masking using pencil, charcoal, coloured pencils, and pastels. Develop your artistic style by following step-by-step drawing tutorials through beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects.

    Explore new creative challenges with inspiring exercises and art projects to develop your skills, and study the stunning feature drawings that showcase every artistic technique and show you how that technique can be applied. Artist's Drawing Techniques will help you tap into your creative potential and unlock new talents.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Artist's Guide To Human Anatomy
    Artist's Guide To Human Anatomy
    ISBN: 9781782217374
    Title: Artist's Guide To Human Anatomy
    Author: CIVARDI GIOVANNI

    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
    $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
    Author: CREATIVE HOMEOWNER EDITORS

    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
    $45.00
  • Botany for the Artist
    Botany for the Artist
    ISBN: 9780241426425
    Title: Botany for the Artist
    Author: SIMBLET SARAH

    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

    $55.00
  • Breaking the Pattern: A Modern Way to Sew
    Breaking the Pattern: A Modern Way to Sew
    ISBN: 9781787131835
    Title: Breaking the Pattern: A Modern Way to Sew
    Author: HUHTA SAARA; HUHTA LAURA

    Scandinavian fashion has long been admired for its stylish, clean-lined, interesting cuts and aesthetic. Breaking the Pattern is the first authentic dressmaking book that showcases the beauty and uniqueness of Scandinavian style. Complete with stunning photography, clear illustrations and instructions this book will show you how to create a coherent capsule wardrobe - complete with a collection of 10 garments that are easy to make, wear, and combine with each other.

    From the Finnish sewing duo behind the dressmaking fashion label Named, Laura and Saara offer up an enticing selection of tops, dresses, skirt and trousers for the modern seamstress. You will build your skills as you work through the book and with plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there's lots of room for you to add your own personal touches and quirks to each design.

    Taking you beyond the patterns featured in this book, Breaking the Pattern will inspire you to not only build on your sewing repertoire but to grow in confidence with your own sewing. Patterns come in a range of sizes from US sizes 4 to 16, with concise information of measuring yourself and finding the perfect fit. Full size pattern sheets are included in this neat package, perfect for the contemporary dressmaker.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Bug Bingo
    Bug Bingo
    ISBN: 9781856699402
    Title: Bug Bingo
    Author: BERRIE CHRISTINE

    This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 species of bugs from around the world. Identify all kinds of insects - from the Giant Hawker Dragonfly to the Kissing Bug and the Orchid Bee to the Sacred Scarab - mark them off on your card and bingo

    Bug Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colorings of both favorite species like the Honey Bee and more exotic bugs like the Vampire Moth.

    Contains 64 superbly illustrated bug tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards and brightly colored counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the bugs featured.

    Format: Board Game
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Build the Shark
    Build the Shark
    ISBN: 9781760651381
    Title: Build the Shark
    Author: TAYLOR BARBARA

    Sharks are considered the wolves of the sea, and Build the Shark gives you something to howl about.

    Sharks are one of the oldest creatures on the planet--perhaps even older than the dinosaurs--and they have so much to teach us Build the Shark will teach you about the shark's body, how it interacts with its environment, where it lives in the ocean, and how it survives. Have fun while learning, and see sharks like you never have before through colorful illustrations, fascinating facts, and finally by building your own great white. Everything you need to build your own shark model is right here.

    * This unique set includes a 32-page book full of colorful illustrations and intriguing facts about sharks, plus 35 model pieces that slot together to build a 2.5 foot great white shark.
    * Explore the inner workings of the shark and learn how it interacts in the ocean.

    Build the Shark offers a unique building and learning experience as you piece together the great white shark.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
  • Build the T. Rex
    Build the T. Rex
    ISBN: 9781760651398
    Title: Build the T. Rex
    Author: NAISH DARREN

    With this unique interactive guide, you’ll build a model of a Tyrannosaurus rex and learn fascinating facts about all kinds of dinosaurs. How did T. Rex use its massive jaws and bullet-shaped teeth to attack prey? How did smaller predatory dinosaurs team up to attack larger ones? Which dinosaur could sprint at speeds of up to 60 km/h? Discover the answers to all these questions and more as you build the T. Rex!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Building the Pattern Sew Your Own Capsule Wardrobe
    Building the Pattern Sew Your Own Capsule Wardrobe
    ISBN: 9781787135499
    Title: Building the Pattern Sew Your Own Capsule Wardrobe
    Author: HUHTA LAURA ; HUHTA SAARA

    The fashionable Finnish sewing duo are back with a second book that shows you how to create a coherent capsule wardrobe - complete with a collection of 20 garments that are easy to make, wear and combine.

    Complete with stunning photography, clear illustrations and instructions, Scandi sisters Laura and Saara offer up an enticing selection of tops, dresses, skirts, and trousers for the modern seamstress. Using the five essential building blocks, choose, customize and adapt the designs in this book to create a variety of flattering garments for every occasion that suit your style and fit your figure.

    Taking you beyond the patterns featured in this book, Building the Pattern offers expert advice on how to achieve the perfect fit, alter the designs and add your own personal twist. Discover how to create clothes with care, build your sewing repertoire and embrace the slow fashion movement.

    Six full-size pattern sheets are included in this neat package. The patterns are in a range of sizes from UK sizes 8 to 22 (US size 2 to 18 / 34 to 50 EUR sizes), with concise information on measuring yourself and technical sewing tips to sew for your shape.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    ISBN: 9780451498960
    Title: Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling
    Author: ABRANTES MELANIE

    Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects with bespoke details, all are designed to be useful at home or while camping. And because these objects are small, they require only a few hours and a tool or two to complete. You'll also learn how to choose the right knife and wood, helpful information on techniques and safety, and tips for refining, personalizing and maintaining your piece. Whether you're headed to the woods or just to the porch, this pocket-sized guide will have you carving your own unique designs in no time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 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
    $23.00
  • Ceramic, Art & Civilisation
    Ceramic, Art & Civilisation
    ISBN: 9781474239707
    Title: Ceramic, Art & Civilisation
    Author: GREENHALGH PAUL


    In his major new history, Paul Greenhalgh tells the story of ceramics as a story of human civilisation, from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. As a core craft technology, pottery has underpinned domesticity, business, religion, recreation, architecture, and art for millennia. Indeed, the history of ceramics parallels the development of human society.

    This fascinating and very human history traces the story of ceramic art and industry from the Ancient Greeks to the Romans and the medieval world; Islamic ceramic cultures and their influence on the Italian Renaissance; Chinese and European porcelain production; modernity and Art Nouveau; the rise of the studio potter, Art Deco, International Style and Mid-Century Modern, and finally, the contemporary explosion of ceramic making and the postmodern potter. Interwoven in this journey through time and place is the story of the pots themselves, the culture of the ceramics, and their character and meaning. Ceramics have had a presence in virtually every country and historical period, and have worked as a commodity servicing every social class. They are omnipresent: a ubiquitous art. Ceramic culture is a clear, unique, definable thing, and has an internal logic that holds it together through millennia. Hence ceramics is the most peculiar and extraordinary of all the arts. At once cheap, expensive, elite, plebeian, high-tech, low-tech, exotic, eccentric, comic, tragic, spiritual, and secular, it has revealed itself to be as fluid as the mud it is made from.

    Ceramics are the very stuff of how civilized life was, and is, led. This then is the story of human society's most surprising core causes and effects.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans
    Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans
    ISBN: 9780500500729
    Title: Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans
    Author: CRESWELL BELL AMBER

    Ceramics is back in a big way, experiencing a steady surge of interest and popularity not seen since the 1970s. The return to the handmade, driven by our increasingly digital lives, means there are now more makers, sellers, and collectors than ever. There is also a new desire for unique objects made by hand and the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Pottery captures this authenticity in ways no other medium can.

    From decorative pieces to the beautiful but functional, to sculptural works pushing the boundaries of the medium, Clay surveys the rich creative output of fifty of the top studio potters from around the world. It is a celebration of a new generation of artisans working in clay, a snapshot not necessarily of what is happening at the elite gallery level but rather a behind-the-scenes look at unique and eclectic offerings, both functional and sculptural, from small studios around the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00

    $75.00
  • Collins Complete DIY Manual
    Collins Complete DIY Manual
    ISBN: 9780007425952
    Title: Collins Complete DIY Manual
    Author: JACKSON ALBERT

    Collins Complete DIY Manual has sold over 3 million copies and is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced.For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more.This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) â? the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them.And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder â? saving you money too in the process.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Complete Guide to Acrylics: All the Essential Techniques & Skills You Need
    Complete Guide to Acrylics: All the Essential Techniques & Skills You Need
    ISBN: 9781782215745
    Title: Complete Guide to Acrylics: All the Essential Techniques & Skills You Need
    Author: KLOOSTERBOER L

    This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics, and has been created as one book that will accompany the reader on the complete journey from beginner to artist. With expert advice and step-by-step guidance in a wide range of techniques, this is an indispensable resource for beginning artists, students, and experienced painters alike. * Drawing on the expertise of master painters from around the world, Complete Guide to Acrylics covers every aspect of working in acrylics in detail, from materials and mediums to tools and techniques. It is also a very practical approach, brimming with demonstrations to explain and reinforce the essential skills, and offering useful insights into all stages of the creative process. * Accompanied by a wealth of images, and with a useful reference section with technical data and notes on commissions, selling and exhibiting, this is the ultimate desktop resource for artists, students, and hobbyists alike

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Contemporary Ceramic Art
    Contemporary Ceramic Art
    ISBN: 9780500295786
    Title: Contemporary Ceramic Art
    Author: VANNIER CHARLOTTE

    A companion volume to Unravelled and Threads, featuring the work of ninety artists at the forefront of contemporary ceramic art.

    No longer considered merely decorative, ceramic art has broken free from the dusty display cases to which it was once relegated and is now taking centre stage in contemporary galleries.

    Although often integrating traditional modelling, firing and glazing techniques into their output, the 90 artists featured here invite us to look at ceramics in a different way. Whether creating monumental installations or intricate miniatures, imaginary beasts or life-size human figures, they subtly blur the borders between art and craft, sometimes conceiving witty or unnerving twists on traditional ceramic forms, sometimes using cutting-edge technology, conceptual thinking and new platforms to push the boundaries of clay and broaden its appeal.

    Packed with works that are questioning and provocative, disturbing and seductive, this is an exciting overview of a booming field.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 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
    Author: LANGLANDS ALEXANDER

    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: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    ISBN: 9780743235273
    Title: Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    Author: THARP TWYLA

    What makes someone creative? How does someone face the empty page, the empty stage and making something where nothing existed before? Not just a dilemma for the artist, it is something everyone faces everyday. What will I cook that isn't boring? How can I make that memo persuasive? What sales pitch will increase the order, get me the job, lock in that bonus? These too, are creative acts, and they all share a common need: proper preparation. For Twyla Tharp, creativity is no mystery; it's the product of hard work and preparation, of knowing one's aims and one's subject, of learning from approaches taken in the past. It's a process undertaken every day. It's a habit. The Creative Habit is not merely a look inside the mind of a remarkable woman with remarkable skills, but a programmatic, inspiring, encouraging guide to help each of us achieve our fullest creative potential.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • 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
    Author: HOWARD KATE & PILKEY DAV

    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
    $17.00
  • 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
    $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
    Author: SIMBLET SARAH

    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
    $55.00
  • Drawing on the Dominant Eye
    Drawing on the Dominant Eye
    ISBN: 9781788167932
    Title: Drawing on the Dominant Eye
    Author: EDWARDS BETTY

    The long-awaited follow-up to the beloved bestseller Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - with new insights about creativity and our unique way of seeing the world around us

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
    $40.00
  • Embroidery: The First Time: The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Learn By Doing Step By Step Basics & Projects
    Embroidery: The First Time: The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Learn By Doing Step By Step Basics & Projects
    ISBN: 9781631597978
    Title: Embroidery: The First Time: The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Learn By Doing Step By Step Basics & Projects
    Author: WYSZYNSKI LINDA

    Learning how to embroider and cross stitch has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of hand stitching techniques.

    Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for classic embroidery, crewel,& and& cross-stitch& will have you creating and embellishing projects like jewelry, journal covers, pillows, fashions, and more with confidence.

    With First Time Embroidery and Cross Stitch, you'll be personalizing your own amazing pieces with beautiful stitches in no time.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques A Unique Visual Directory of Pottery Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them
    Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques A Unique Visual Directory of Pottery Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them
    ISBN: 9781782216469
    Title: Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques A Unique Visual Directory of Pottery Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them
    Author: COSENTINO PETER

    The new and up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive pottery book by ceramics expert Peter Cosentino

    The new and up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive pottery book by ceramics expert Peter Cosentino.

    Inside, discover all the major pottery techniques used the world over, from time-honoured traditional methods to exciting new developments. These include coiling, combing, resist decoration, sgraffito, slabbing and texturing clay. Once you've learnt these essential techniques, put your new skills into practice with a wealth of inspirational examples, ranging from bowls, vases and cups, to plaques, spheres and sculpture.

    In addition, advice on materials and equipment is provided inside to help you on your crafting journey, including kilns, glazes, moulds and more. Finally, a gallery of stunning images is featured throughout the book, demonstrating an array of beautiful designs by established potters and ceramicists that will inspire both beginners and experienced crafters.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
    Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
    ISBN: 9781782216452
    Title: Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
    Author: MARTIN JUDY

    A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on printing techniques by professional artist Judy Martin.

    This inspirational, visual guide offers a wealth of information on all the different methods of printmaking, from monoprinting, wood engraving and etching to intaglio printing, screen-printing and more. Then, learn how to apply these methods yourself by following the helpful, illustrated step-by-step demonstrations inside to create your own printed pieces. Included is a stunning gallery of images created by professional printmakers, featured throughout the book, to provide both inspiration and examples of how to take your new skills further. There is something for everyone in this comprehensive, colourful encyclopedia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques
    Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques
    ISBN: 9781782216049
    Title: Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques
    Author: HARRISON HAZEL

    A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia to watercolour painting by professional artist Hazel Harrison.

    Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of areas concerning watercolor. The book is divided into three sections: the first covers the essential materials and tools you need to get you started on your watercolor journey, and how to set up your indoor and outdoor working spaces. The second provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic washes through to creating special effects using salt and wax resist. The third and final part tackles picture composition, from guiding readers on how to choose their palette and how to work with different lights, to understanding important concepts such as perspective and spatial depth.

    This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists--both amateurs and veterans--develop their own impressive watercolor painting style.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Encyclopedia of Woodworking Techniques
    Encyclopedia of Woodworking Techniques
    ISBN: 9781782216476
    Title: Encyclopedia of Woodworking Techniques
    Author: BROUN JEREMY

    A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by award-winning furniture designer, Jeremy Broun.

    This unique visual encyclopedia of techniques is the essential benchtop reference for all woodworkers. Divided into three parts, this first section introduces you to the tools, timbers and machines that are used and necessary to basic woodworking. Then, in A to Z format, woodworking techniques are fully demonstrated and described through helpful step-by-step photographs and text, from abrading and biscuit joints through to mortise and tenon joints and jigs. Power-tool and hand-tool variations are also fully detailed, providing you with that much-needed flexibility in your own workshop. Finally, a gallery of finished examples by leading craftspeople demonstrate the principles of design and construction, which will inspire both novice woodworkers as well as the more experienced craftsman.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Extraordinary Things to Cut Out & Collage
    Extraordinary Things to Cut Out & Collage
    ISBN: 9781786274946
    Title: Extraordinary Things to Cut Out & Collage
    Author: RIVANS MARIA

    If you want to discover the fun of collage then this fabulous book is the perfect kit. Collage artist Maria Rivans has gathered hundreds of beautiful, quirky, and downright daft images, and they're all here for you to cut out and stick.

    Flowers, birds, cats, and butterflies can be combined with buildings, eyes, moustaches, and catalog models in dubious pants to create extraordinary original artworks and talking pieces

    Maria provides an introduction to collage styles and tips on technique. An ideal activity for young and old, this book is a perfect gift or self-purchase for anyone seeking arty fun and a great deal of sticky silliness

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Fabulous Paper Flowers: Make 43 Beautiful Asian Flowers
    Fabulous Paper Flowers: Make 43 Beautiful Asian Flowers
    ISBN: 9780804854092
    Title: Fabulous Paper Flowers: Make 43 Beautiful Asian Flowers
    Author: YAMAMOTO EMIKO

    Exquisite paper flowers that never wilt!

    In this book, Japanese paper crafting expert Emiko Yamamoto reveals her secrets for making realistic blossoms, leaves and stems from inexpensive colored paper sheets. Her simple cut-curl-paste method is perfect for beginners--making it easy to create dozens of different flowers.

    Fabulous Paper Flowers features 43 different Asian flowers for every season, including:
    • Spring: Wild Cherry Blossoms, White Clover, Japanese Primrose, Japanese Marigolds & Fuji Dawn Violets
    • Summer: Bigleaf Hydrangea, Japanese Iris, Water Lilies, Moutan Peony, Japanese Morning Glory & Evening Primrose
    • Fall: Cosmos, Japanese Bush Clover, Cranesbill Geraniums, Japanese Maple Leaves & Gingko Leaves
    • Winter: Heavenly Bamboo, Japanese Camellia, Snow Camellia, Pheasant's Eye, Japanese Plum & Chinese Sacred Lilies

    The finished pieces look great as table settings, wearable brooches, gift toppers, in framed displays, on handmade cards and so much more. Make wedding decor on a budget, decorate for a baby shower, make a dinner party special or surprise a loved one with a handmade gift--with this book, the possibilities are endless!

    This complete how-to guide has descriptions of the easy-to-find materials and tools, templates that you can trace and cut out, and step-by-step photos showing you how to curl and crease the pieces, then assemble them with dabs of glue.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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

    $33.00
  • Fantastic Fungi: The Coloring Book
    Fantastic Fungi: The Coloring Book
    ISBN: 9781647222406
    Title: Fantastic Fungi: The Coloring Book
    Author: INSIGHT EDITIONS

    Explore the fantastic world of fungi with this creative coloring book

    The mushroom kingdom is full of mysteries. These strange fruits emerge from a vast network of mycelium with the power to heal, shift consciousness, and potentially save the planet The critically acclaimed documentary Fantastic Fungi dives deep into the many uses of fungi, from culinary and pharmaceutical applications to environmental impacts, in what has been called "the forefront of a mushroom revolution."

    Based on mind-blowing photography by director Louie Schwartzberg, this deluxe coloring book is filled with the gorgeous and exotically beautiful images from the film. Featuring well over a dozen different types of fungi, it also includes information from the companion book Fantastic Fungi so that mushroom enthusiasts can learn more about these incredible organisms. With an array of reds, yellows, greens, and blues that are inherent in the fungi kingdom, this coloring book offers hours of creative and educational relaxation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Floating World - Japanese Prints Coloring Book Color Your Masterpiece and Clear Your Mind
    Floating World - Japanese Prints Coloring Book Color Your Masterpiece and Clear Your Mind
    ISBN: 9784805313947
    Title: Floating World - Japanese Prints Coloring Book Color Your Masterpiece and Clear Your Mind
    Author: VIGAR ANDREW

    Featuring elegant designs and high-quality paper, Floating Worlds Japanese Prints Coloring Book is the perfect stress-reliever for fans of classical Japanese woodblock prints.

    The floating world of Geisha, Kabuki actors, cherry blossoms and the majestic Mt. Fuji--with this coloring book for adults you are there, recreating woodblock prints of people, landscapes, flora and fauna.

    This fine art, adult coloring book includes 22 woodblock prints from the Ukiyo-e genre, all ready for the touch of your colored pencils or fine markers. A copy of the richly-colored original print sits opposite your coloring "canvas" to use as a reference, or not. Before beginning, enjoy a little of the story behind the image, as each print comes with a brief yet fascinating introduction to the original work. Altogether, it's the perfect way to relax and have fun with art.

    When your masterpiece is complete, tear it out at the perforation to frame and display.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Flower Expert: Ideas & Inspiration for a Life with Flowers
    Flower Expert: Ideas & Inspiration for a Life with Flowers
    ISBN: 9781760760816
    Title: Flower Expert: Ideas & Inspiration for a Life with Flowers
    Author: MCHARG FLEUR

    Fleur McHarg is a florist in the true, traditional sense of the word. Guided by the eternal wisdom of Constance Spry, the trailblazing early-20th-century British florist, Fleur believes in letting flowers be the stars of the show by working with the natural shape of a flower or branch. When it comes to beauty, you can't beat nature - but you can learn how to showcase it for startling impact.Fleur has cultivated a lifelong obsession with colour, beauty and flowers. Here, she shares her astute flower philosophy, including:- Over 30 of her favourite flowers and how to use them- Why some combinations work and others don't- How to select a base and blend colours for a flower arrangementThe Flower Expert is a stunning celebration of Fleur's artistry and her ability to fuse modern and classic to create a style that suits each occasion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Girls Garage How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, & Build the World You Want to See (Teenage Trailblazers, STEM Building Projects for Girls)
    Girls Garage How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, & Build the World You Want to See (Teenage Trailblazers, STEM Building Projects for Girls)
    ISBN: 9781452166278
    Title: Girls Garage How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, & Build the World You Want to See (Teenage Trailblazers, STEM Building Projects for Girls)
    Author: PILLOTON EMILY

    Girls Garage is the only book you'll ever need for a lifetime of building and repair. Packed with over 175 illustrated tool guides, 11 how-to projects, 21 essential skills, and 15 inspiring stories from real-world builder girls and women, Girls Garage will inspire you to fill up your toolbox and get building

    With a background in architecture and construction, Emily Pilloton started the nonprofit Girls Garage to give girls the tools to build the world they want to see. Since 2013, girls ages 9-18 have come to Girls Garage's workshop eager to use power tools and build real-world projects for their community. The Girls Garage book puts that same power into girls' hands around the world, inviting them to join a thriving, diverse, and fierce movement of fearless builder girls.

    Not sure which screws to buy? Need to fix a running toilet? With Girls Garage, you'll have the expertise to tackle these problems with your own hands. Or maybe you want to get creative and build something totally new. A birdhouse? A bookshelf? Girls Garage has you covered. Girls Garage will be both a trusted household resource and a wellspring of inspiration and encouragement in the vein of Women in Science Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World.

    • Nonfiction books for women and girls age 14 and up
    • Carpentry, home repair, building projects
    • Inspiring DIY for teens, kids, and adults


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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