Availability: A beginner's guide to watercolour with mixed media : inspirational projects and innovative techniques / Alison C. Board.
This book introduces the reader to the range of media that is available, explains briefly and clearly how to use the materials and provides six step-by-step projects and inspiring finished paintings to encourage the reader to take a definitive leap into the exciting world of mixed media art. Author Alison Board covers a multitude of topics in her work, and this book features projects on the subjects of flora, animal portraits, dancers in motion, cities and cityscapes, and landscapes.
Availability: Get up & gouache : unleash your creativity with 20 painting projects / Jessica Smith.
Get Up & Gouache shows you how to bring the vibrant and versatile medium of gouache to life. Get stuck in to 20 step-by-step projects that show you how to layer, blend and bloom in order to create beautiful and lively paintings ideal for prints, cards, gifts or simply the pleasure of painting.
Availability: How to paint landscapes quickly and beautifully in watercolor and gouache / by Nathan Fowkes.
From simplifying complex scenes and making smart choices about portraying light and texture, to establishing an effective color palette to enhance mood, world-renowned entertainment and fine artist Nathan Fowkes shares priceless lessons that he has developed over twenty five yearsof painting a broad range of places. His detailed tutorials and thoughtful insights will help you create more impactful, gallery-worthy landscapes on location--without an easel--in record time.
Availability: Simple applique : 25 quick and easy projects to make / Janet Goddard ; photographer, Jesse Wild.
Make the most of your spare time and discover the stylish and fun craft of appliqué with this book of 25 original and beautiful designs. Delve into your spare fabric stash to achieve some stunning results using very simple techniques, all fully explained with clear step-by-step instructions. Both hand and machine-sewn appliqué techniques are covered in detail, giving the reader the choice to use their preferred method. Templates are included to make completing each project easy.
Availability: Knitting stashbusters : 25 great ways to use up your yarn leftovers of one ball or less / Fiona Goble.
Every knitter knows that sometimes you have yarn left over after finishing a make - maybe a whole ball, often slightly less than a ball, but either way too much to just throw it away and not enough to return it to the seller. Knitting Stashbusters has the answer: 25 lovely projects specially chosen to use up your yarn. Some can be made with one ball, others use up smaller amounts of several different shades, but all of them are chosen to save you from wasting what you already have in store.
Availability: Simply wood : home projects from branches, logs, and other found wood / Linda Suster.
Whether you are drawn to delicate twigs, graceful branches, sturdy logs, silvered driftwood, or weathered boards, there is a project for you, from lighting and shelving to wreaths, trays, and wall hangings. Simply Wood shows even novice woodworkers how to make elegant and practical objects using found wood.
Availability: Modern crochet bible : over 100 contemporary crochet techniques and stitches / Sarah Shrimpton.
Learn how to stitch stunning contemporary crochet projects using traditional techniques with a twist such as filet crochet or brand new techniques such as corner to corner crochet. All the key crochet techniques and stitches including Tunisian, tapestry, corner to corner, overlay, mosaic, filet, colour pooling and crochet embroidery are featured, as well as instructions on how to use the exciting, new yarns that are available.
Availability: Crocheted toys : 25 quick and easy projects to make / Emma Osmond.
This book presents 25 cute and colourful toys to crochet with love for young children and babies. A variety of toys and games are included, from tactile stacking rings and an adorable giraffe to a practical stroller toy and educational number cubes - you'll want to make them all. There is even a toy basket to store all your precious makes. The essential tools and techniques section means that those new to crochet need not worry, these simple projects are achievable for all levels of…
Availability: Drawing with fire : a beginner's guide to woodburning beautiful hand-lettered projects and other easy work / Aney Carver.
The 25 projects in this book present a modern, easy-to-follow approach to the ancient art of wood burning, also known as pyrography. By pressing a heated wood burning tool to wood, you can "write with fire" to engrave words, a picture or other design and create your own custom art, and with this book Aney Carver of Pyrocrafters shares her expert tips and tutorials to ensure beginners can get an amazing result from their very first try.
Availability: Simple crochet hats : 15 beautiful designs to create with ease / Vanessa Mooncie.
These beautifully designed crocheted hats are just the thing for getting you noticed on a cold winter's day. There are 15 easy projects, from beanies to berets, all clearly presented and beautifully photographed. Even those with no previous crocheting experience will be whipping up stylish hats in next to no time. Basic crochet techniques are clearly explained, including how to add a lining for extra coziness. Sizes are included for children and adults.
Availability: Brushstrokes. Acrylic / Angela Moulton.
Learn to create bold, dynamic works of art using step-by-step painting techniques that require minimal time, effort, and only the most basic supplies. Designed for absolute beginners, Brushstrokes: Acrylic uses large brushstrokes and thick, creamy paint to help budding artists create loose, dynamic paintings in practically no time at all.
Availability: Traditional Danish sweaters : 200 stars and other classic motifs from historic sweaters / Vivian Høxbro.
Vivian Hoxbro showcases Danish heritage from a proud chapter of knitting history. The 200 star motif patterns in the book have their origin in carefully preserved sweaters that were part of women's traditional dress in the 1800s. These "night sweaters," as they were called, are a treasure chest of knitted damask patterns: beautiful, single-color relief designs in knit, purl, and crossed stitches, with stars as a particularly charming motif. The book includes 200 charted patterns.
Availability: Artists's guide to human anatomy / Giovanni Civardi.
In this comprehensive guide, Giovanni 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.
Availability: Wild mittens & unruly socks 2: 22 more outrageously unique knitting patterns / Lumi Karmitsa ; translation into English, Maija van de Pavert.
Lumi Karmitsa, author of the bestselling Wild Mittens & Unruly Socks, is back with a brand-new collection of hand-knit adventures! With her trademark eye for color, unmistakable style, and sense of fun in full swing, these expressive animal figures, imaginative pattern concepts, and delightfully vivid yarns will have you reaching for your needles in no time. Clear instructions and full-color charts will guide you through the colorful projects.
Availability: The addictive sketcher / Adebanji Alade.
Adebanji Alade believes that everything in art begins as a sketch, and his mission is always the same: to instil his work with the power and immediacy of the sketch. This book will show you how. Lively, stimulating and instructive, it is packed with numerous examples of the author's sketches as well as his vibrant finished paintings. Covering pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite, along with finished oil paintings, this book provides a fascinating insight into the author's…
Availability: Adorable baby crochet / Kristi Simpson.
Blankets, sweaters, booties, hats, toys, and so much more make this book of 40 easy and oh-so-cute baby essentials the only one you'll need for crocheting for the babies in your life. There are patterns for girls and boys, and many that will work for either based on color choices.