Author: Rotraud Reinhard
A unique craft book containing step-by-step instructions to make an entire farm out of felt, including a family, animals and the farmyard itself.
Author: Allison Glock-Cooper, T. Cooper
Publisher: Atom Books
Changers Book Two: Oryon finds our hero Ethan/Drew on the eve of her second metamorphosis--into Oryon, a skinny African American skater boy with more swagger than he knows what to do with. Enter a mess of trouble from the Changers Council, the closed-minded Abiders, the Radical Changers, and his best friend Audrey - at least she was his best friend when Oryon was Drew - and now, it's complicated. But that's life (and life, and life, and life) for Changers, an ancient race of humans who must live out each year of high school as a completely different person. Before next summer, Oryon will learn what it means to be truly loved, scared spitless, and at the centre of a burgeoning national culture war. Most of all, he will learn again how much the eyes of the world try to shape you into what they see - and how only when you resist do you clearly begin to see yourself.
Author: Christine Schäfer
“Unspun sheep’s wool, also known as magic wool, is the perfect material to craft an enchanting collection of miniature fruit children, which can be enjoyed by adults and children alike and are perfect for a nature corner or seasonal table. Includes detailed instructions on how to create fruits for every season – berries, acorns, apples, plums, mandarins, toadstools, pumpkins – and delightful little people to match.” –Book cover.
Author: Cheryl Fall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time! Discover how to * Select the right fabrics and threads * Design your masterpiece * Use quilting software * Save time with rotary cutters and other cool tools * Quilt by hand or machine * Get creative with applique
Author: Gakken Handmade Series
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Create cute and realistic felted animals with this fun and easy-to-follow needle felting book. Nothing feels better than a cute, fuzzy animal you can hold in the palm of your hand. Adorable Felted Animals shows you how you can create more than 30 endearing dogs, cats, birds and other animals using a little wool roving, a felting needle, and a few simple techniques. With basic shapes you roll in your hands, you can sculpt the most lifelike miniature animals, using your felting needle to join the individual parts and give them their firm and final shape. With little bits of contrasting wool, you can provide your felted friends expressions that are irresistible. It's simple, creative, and very relaxing. These cute felted animals range from the wonderfully realistic to enchantingly adorable. Included in this book are: Beloved dogs such as Golden and Labrador retrievers, a Pug, a Poodle, and Dachshund and more Exotic cats, like the Siamese and Abyssinian Feathered friends such as the parakeet, cockatiel, lovebird and finch Other household companions like the ferret and hamster Outdoor dwellers like the chipmunk and rabbit The animals range from about 2-4 inches high, and instructions are included for turning a few of your felt creations into fun dangly accessories. A full lesson takes you through one of the projects from beginning to end, covering all the basics to ensure that you have all the skills you need to make any critter you want.
Author: Alison Smith
Need to learn how to shorten a hemline? Eager to make some cushion covers or a simple tunic dress? Sew Step by Step will come to your rescue. A compact version of DK's The Sewing Book, here all the essential basic techniques and tools are clearly explained so you can start sewing with confidence. With no projects, just all the information and guidance you need to get going, this book is sure to whet your creative appetite and leave you equipped and inspired to make beautiful, personal pieces. Packed with easy-to-follow techniques, from sewing on a button to personalizing a garment, Sew Step by Step brings these traditional, practical, and artistic crafts up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials, introducing these immensely satisfying skills to a whole new generation. So what are you waiting for? With the help of this book you can learn a skill that expresses your individuality and flair, will save you money, and will create objects you can cherish for years.
Author: Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen
Christmas Amigurumi is a collection of great crochet patterns for Christmas. Included are a snowman, santa claus, christmas tree, a christmas doll, trolls and small decorative Christmas figurines for the Christmas tree. You need a basic knowledge of crochet to read the patterns. Sizes: You can make the doll smaller or bigger by using different yarn and hook, without changing the patterns. The small dolls are 1.8 to 2.6 inches (4.5 to 6.5 cm) high. The big dolls are 5 to 8.5 inches (12.5 cm to 21.5 cm) high. The size of the doll depends on the size of the crochet hook, the thickness of yarn and how you stuff it; a bigger hook and thicker yarn make a bigger doll. A doll stuffed tightly is bigger than a loose stuffed doll.
Author: Daniela Drescher
A little fairy gets lost in a snowstorm and is blown far away from home. Her poor, thin wings are freezing! As she looks for shelter, she meets a friendly robin and owl who give her food and clothes, and in turn she looks after a little elf boy. It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas is out delivering his presents. Along his way he finds the lost, shivering children, and takes them home, as well as giving them gifts. Together the children have a wonderful Christmas -- and finally get warm. Beautiful, delicate illustrations make this book one to treasure.
Author: Fi Oberon
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
As one of the UK's leading needle felters and designers, Fi Oberon is much in demand for her gorgeous animal sculptures created from felt. The Natural Art of Needle Felting, her first book, aims to be the most beautiful and engaging on the market on this increasingly popular subject. Taking inspiration both from the farm where she grew up and the countryside and seaside in the north of England where she lives, she has created a delightful collection of projects. Ranging from simple to more complex, they include a charming selection of animals found in different natural environments, from a woodland owl and hedgehog, to a farmyard cow and hen with her chicks, to a polar bear and penguin from the frozen plains of Antarctica. Divided into four chapters - 'Uplands', 'Frozen Plains', 'Farmyard & Fields' and 'Coast' - each adorable creature is presented in a specially designed set to reflect its habitat, and there are additional instructions for making incidental items such as dandelions, mushrooms, plants and trees. As an experienced tutor, Fi's instructions are clear and engaging, as she teaches new skills and techniques while encouraging experimentation and self-expression. Her irresistible felt sculptures will appeal to animal and nature lovers as well as crafters.
Author: Daniela Drescher
A new edition of this beautiful picture book from Daniela Drescher, author and illustrator of In the Land of Fairies. Full-spread watercolor illustrations reveal the secret world of the elves and their animal companions. In amongst the tree roots and fields, we see them at work and play through the seasons.
Author: Eduard Mörike
Publisher: Axel Menges
Text in English & German. The beautiful Lau, the heroine of Eduard Mörikes story, is only half a water spirit -- her mother was a human woman, and her father was a water nix of royal blood. She has thin webs between her toes, but apart from this she is not externally different to a human being. Because she cannot laugh and can bear only dead children, her husband, the Donaunix, sends her to the Blautopf lake. Before she can be permitted to return, she must laugh five times. The Blautopf is located in Blaubeuren, and is the source of the river Blau. It is a "pot spring", and connected to a cave system that was first studied in the 1950s. One of the great caverns discovered by explorers -- the so-called "Mörike-Dom" -- is 25 m wide, 30 m high and 125 m long. The spring waters are deep blue in colour, and change from turquoise blue to dark blue as the light shifts -- on overcast days, the water actually appears to be almost black. During Germanys Romantic period, the Blautopf gave rise to all kinds of speculations and stories, and Mörike, one of the most prominent exponents of Swabias group of Romantic poets, who spent a night in Blaubeuren during a journey in 1840, took his inspiration from this striking place.
Author: Pepin Van Roojen
PEPIN Giant Artists Colouring Books contain 24 sheets (2 x 12 designs) of superior-quality acid-free drawing paper in A3 size. The designs are precise representations of masterpieces of art and design - very intricate and challenging and suitable for serious colourists and art students. Each design is included twice, so that you can either create variations or use one for testing and the other as the final artwork.