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Make this shirt/jacket in something soft such cotton, rayon, jersey or silk. Raw ruffle edges, bound neckline and waist tie. Features optional button closure. Also included in the pattern is a slightly fitted crop pant.
Multi-sized XS – 2XL$35.00
When Sid makes yet another mess, and his mum is at the end of her patience, Sid does what every quick-thinking kid would do he blames it on his big, furry, vanilla-and-pink friend Kevin!
And while it seemed like a good idea at the time, Sid gets an unexpected surprise when he finds out that Kevin and his world might not be so imaginary after all and while his friend might be make-believe, his feelings are very real.
A beautifully illustrated rhyming tale of friendship, kindness and stepping up, from a rare picture book talent. The perfect story for any child, from age three and up.$24.99
The National Trust manages hundreds of woods, covering over 60,000 acres of England and Wales. They include many of the oldest woodlands in the land and some of the oldest living things of any kind – trees that are thousands of years old.
This book covers the natural history of these forests and how they have changed the face of the landscape. Covering the different species of trees that give these woods their unique characters, the plants and animals that inhabit them and the way their appearance changes throughout the seasons, Woods is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated celebration of Britain's trees and the ancient stories that surround them.$39.99
The artist's first step in creating a painting is to sketch out a rough drawing on a canvas. This drawing gives the painting its structural base, indicating the picture's layout, the correct proportions of each element and the distribution of the details that combine to make up the picture's overall composition.
Drawing for Painters shows you how to make these basic drawings, and then guides you through the various stages toward completion of your painting. It provides practical advice and instruction to art students and serious amateurs and includes tips that even experienced professionals find helpful. Features include captioned colour illustrations and notes on how famous artists solved specific problems.$19.99$9.99
This book is as much for beginners to stumpwork embroidery as it is for experienced stitchers, as it contains information on all aspects of this beautiful art form of embroidery.
While the main focus of the book is techniques found on historical pieces of stumpwork, it also encompasses modern techniques. This book takes stumpwork apart and looks at its history and each element that makes it up – from motifs such as flowers and animals to stitches and needle lace.$49.99
The popular craft of quilling is given a stylish and contemporary update in this fabulous book by Turkish paper artist, Sena Runa. Inside there are 20 stunning projects to make and then display. Beautifully stylised and with a clever use of colour to create exciting effects, these projects will hang well in the most modern of homes.
Designs include a butterfly, sail boat, dancer, confetti, cocktail, cloud, heart, cat, and mermaid, to name just a few. The projects vary in complexity and will appeal to beginners and experienced quillers alike. They are broken down into concise, fully illustrated step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, and templates are provided. All the tools, materials and techniques you need to get started are fully covered.$29.99