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Make and colour your own beautiful 3D bird ornaments with this beautiful and unique press-out board book.
Each press-out design is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring 10 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create bright and cheerful hanging ornaments. From a chirpy robin to a proud peacock, these gorgeous birds are perfect to hang around the home and add sparkle to any setting.$19.99
Pen & Ink combines practical instruction with inspirational art and photographs for a comprehensive guidebook designed to awaken a new generation of pen-and-ink enthusiasts.
Professional pen-and-ink artists take readers on a creative journey through each of their distinct techniques, from learning basic pen techniques to stippling portraits and adding watercolour washes. Instructions for rendering each technique, as well as beautiful finished artwork across a variety of styles, give aspiring artists a contemporary look into working with pen and ink.$27.99
In this update of a classic, master weaver Catharine Ellis teaches weavers of all skill levels how to create beautiful dyed woven cloth, using environmentally friendly natural dyes. It features:
- Techniques for incorporating shibori into two-shaft weaves, monk's belt, overshot, twills, laces and other patterns
- Guidance and inspiration for creating your own woven shibori designs
- Instructions for preparing the fabric for dyeing and finishing the dyed cloth
- Recipes for creating natural dyes from plants and insects to dye both plant and animal fibres
- Special effects for enhancing woven shibori, including layering colours, cross dyeing, felting, creating permanent pleats and burning out
A delightful and enjoyable sound book filled with gentle sounds of the garden. A great book to entertain young children, while allowing them to exploring the world around them.
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99
Piece stunning Log Cabin blocks from 60° shapes like diamonds and triangles!
Marci Baker and Sara Nephew are back with a new slant on the classic Log Cabin. This updated second edition includes 6 amazing new patterns, for a total of 40 projects! This fully illustrated guide includes easy-to-use troubleshooting tips and detailed material lists for all the quilts.
Cutting is fast and easy with the 10" Clearview Triangle ruler (purchased separately). A robust "design your own" section with setting shapes, alternate blocks and border options will help you uncover infinite possibilities.$39.99
Lewis Carroll's fantastical tale is an artist's dream. With the complete, unabridged text and glowing full-colour illustrations on almost every page, Alison Jay's vivid interpretation of this classic story is a perfect introduction to the novel – and an elegant gift for those who are already Lewis Carroll fans.
Recommended for ages 8+.$27.99