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Written by the most respected authorities on seafood in the country, this landmark publication contains all you need to know about selecting and preparing over 60 types of fish and seafood, including catching methods, notes on sustainability, flavour profiles and cooking guidelines...
More than 130 recipes showcase the delicious potential of the vast array of seafood available, and clear step-by-step photography illustrating the key techniques takes all the guesswork out of cooking seafood at home. Accompanied throughout by striking imagery, this important book is as beautiful as it is informative, and will become the benchmark reference for anyone interested in cooking and eating fish and seafood.$79.99
This design offers the benefits of pockets to both men and women. One side of this reversible vest features two patch pockets with two hand pockets hidden beneath plus a zippered patch pocket on the back.
The reverse side has two chest pockets, two hand pockets and a back pocket all with zips. Options include a phone pocket, epaulet to hold your camera on your shoulder and a loop for hanging your glasses. The collar is optional and can be worn up or down.
Multi-sized: XS – 3XL
This treasure trove for the modern knitter presents 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns (ranging from basic to complex) and offers an enlightening guide on how cables are engineered and how knitters can design their own.
Teacher, author and knitting expert Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout in a conversational, easy to understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next.
Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 14 garment patterns – hats, wraps, socks, sweaters and accessories. Each pattern is offered in two versions, for a classic look or a custom-cable design of your own creation.$44.99
Explore a life lived in stitches and witness the aesthetic evolution of a treasured quiltmaking artist.
Revel in this dazzling self-curated collection of Gwen Marston's more than five-decade passion for quiltmaking. From her early pieces inspired by Mennonite quilts to her innovative work with appliqué and texture to her exploration of modern design, Gwen's aesthetic has remained a glorious marriage of freedom in construction, expert use of unexpected colours and negative space and happy design surprises.
See more than 80 quilts representing more than 40 years and a variety styles – all united by a common thread: the artist Gwen Marston.$49.99
From the beginner to the experienced stitcher, these 12 original and beautiful designs, each with detailed stitch instructions, will capture the imagination through embroidery. Detailed patterns, diagrams and simple, unique instructions throughout.
Working any of them will help master the main techniques of Jenny McWhinney's form of thread painting. This gorgeous full colour book will delight any embroiderer who sees it and will be a 'must-have' for her many fans.$34.99
The long sleeves, with a slight cross over at the front, make this delectable and divine to wear. The length can ve varied for many different looks.
Sizes XS to 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$26.00