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Design and Build Your Own Doll's Houses by Beryl Armstrong (£24.00)Publisher: Apple Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850766401]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rubbing to the head of both the dust wrapper and the boards. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice, tight copy.Description: Reprint. [First: 1993] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The world of doll’s houses is an exciting and magical one and when you build your own house you are limited only by your imagination. You can create in miniature whatever you want — a palatial mansion, an old farmhouse, a country cottage or a shop. Design and Build Your Own Doll’s Houses gives you all the information you need to achieve this. There is one simple principle upon which the construction of a whole house is based and that is building a box. It is clearly explained at the beginning of the book and once you have grasped this you can go on to create a house as simple or elaborate as you wish. Design and Build Your Own Doll’s Houses guides you through the whole building process — making the basic box structure, adding the internal walls, floors and ceilings and putting on the roof and front. It includes detailed information on how to build staircases, doors, windows, fireplaces and how to wire and decorate your house. Techniques for every conceivable feature are explained with the aid of step-by-step photographs, and as many alternative methods are given as possible so that you can adapt them to suit your own requirements. This book is full of inspiring and useful ideas and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. There is a suggested work schedule to help you organise and order the construction, and at the end you will have your own unique house, awaiting only furniture and inhabitants.”Notes: Size: 9" x 11¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: and architrave assembling attic banisters barge barn bars baseboard basement basic bathroom bay birch blinds block boards box breast brickwork bulbs carpet ceiling chimney choice circuit clamp clubs connector construction copper covering coving craft cupboard curtains curved cut decorating depth design designing dividers dollhouses dolls doorknobs doors doorways dormer double drill
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Book of DIY and Home Repairs by Edited by Mike Lawrence (£22.00)Publisher: Caxton — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0907305326]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: This book shows you how to do many of those jobs which you previously felt were better left to the experts. No previous experience is required as all the tasks are carefully explained at every stage making this book as suitable for the beginner as for the DIY enthusiast. Five sections — on Home Plumbing, Home Electrics, Basic Building, Home Carpentry and Home Decorating — cover many of the standard maintenance and repair jobs you are likely to encounter, whilst Ready Reference sections on each project provide easy-to-refer-to guides on tools to use and mistakes to avoid.Notes: Size: 11½" x 9". 448 pages. Tags: diy Home Plumbing, Home Electrics, Basic Building, Home Carpentry and Home Decorating
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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Design and Decoration in the Home by Henry Stephenson (£21.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ edgeworn, faded with loss at head and tail and a small scuff at the top corner of the upper wrap. Previous owners inscription and name stamp to the ffep, complimented by a pasted on BP Oil "Stop, Look & Listen" sticker.Description: This useful handbook shows how to design and decorate the interior of a house or flat, whether it is a new one or already lived in. In clear and explicit text, aided by black and white drawings, takes the reader through the stages of developing a scheme for a bedroom, lounge, dining room, hall, kitchen, bathroom, and nursery. The final effect in each case is shown in a stimulating colour illustration.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". 80 pages. Tags: decorate design interiors wall paper decorating painting trims accessories furniture make overs
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Sewing Fun Stuff!: Soft Sculpture Shortcuts by Lynne Farris (£21.50)Publisher: Sterling — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780806961644]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Learn the sewing techniques by tackling any or all of these thirteen wonderful projects. Then let your imagination run wild with ideas of your own. Here are just some of the fun and fuzzy designs you can make: fabric cacti in decorative pots; a family of funny-looking frogs; an autumn harvest of soft-sculptured vegetables; an angel tree topper for the holidays; Add a gentle touch to your art and new dimension to your craft and see how fun 3 sewing soft sculpture can be!Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 160 pages. Tags: machine-attaching crease-resistant heat-sensitive blindstitching edge-finishing staystitching self-styling mothproofing topstitching organization waistbanding interfacings computerized convertible interfacing adjustments stockpiling dissolvable elasticized accessories furnishings timesaving lampshades 4/3-thread techniques 4/2-thread waistbands continuous decorating microwaved drawstring shortcuts placemats draperies shrinking finishing allowance appliques ravelling stitching playhouse technique 3-thread moisture valances pressing taylor’s smocking raveling closures shutters
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The Search Press Book of Decorative Effects for the Home by Lindsey Durrant, Sandy Barnes, Jane Gordon-Smith, Michelle Powell & Judy Balchin (£21.00)Publisher: Search Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085532905X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 304 pages. Tags: technique needed create stunning effects for the home from basic paint through creating flowers and finishes amateurs manuals interior decoration improvement construction crafts hobbies decorating house furnishing design decor style guides jane gordon-smith 085532905x first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book by Mike Lawrence (£16.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859671268]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the lower panel.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and tables. Reprint [1993]. From the cover: “Every home needs repainting, updating or repair work to keep it looking fresh, stylish and in good condition. Whether y have a new house in need of additional features and fittings, an old property requiring a major overhaul, or simply want to refresh an outmoded decorating scheme, The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book provides all the guidance, expertise and inspiration needed for complete success and perfect results every time.

An introductory chapter sets the scene, outlining how best to assess the existing decor and condition of the home, and how to plan the work and choose new decorating materials. These planning stages are clarified with invaluable advice on using colour, texture and pattern to best effect, reorganizing available space effectively and choosing lighting to enhance every room in the house.

Each of the following practical chapters — Painting, Paperhanging, Tiling, Laying Floor Coverings, Features and Fittings, Soft Furnishings, Storage, and Maintenance and Repairs — contains all the instructive and problem-solving information you will need to complete any given task. The self-contained projects include clear step-by-step photographs and instructions, with additional charts, checklists and explanatory diagrams for instant reference. Advice on the types of materials available, the necessary tools and equipment, and plenty of practical hints and tips ensure that every technique is accessible and easy to follow.

Aimed at everyone from the novice home decorator to the experienced enthusiast, The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book covers all the different areas of practical do-it-yourself required to make the very best of your home without spending a fortune.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: alterations colour coverings décor decorating do-it-yourself dwellings everyday features fittings furnishings furniture ideal interior internal laying lighting maintenance materials painting paperhanging repainting repair schemes storage tiling updating using
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Complete Home Makeover Book by Edited by Katie Millar (£16.50)Publisher: Merehurst — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853918768]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “This comprehensive guide will tell how to plan and successfully carry out improvements to every aspect of your home. Fully illustrated with hundreds of step- by-step diagrams. It offers advice on how to plan and start your home improvements, then provides detailed information and expert advice.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. In the Complete Makeover series. 303 pages. Tags: millar 1853918768 complete makeover interior decoration amateurs manuals dwellings maintenance repair remodelling diy home furnishing house do-it-yourself decorating design
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Colour Library of Cake Decorating and Making by Stella Hartwell (£16.00)Publisher: Colour Library Books — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600358860]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Spine a little faded. Slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Discover how to make all kinds of cakes that will delight your family and friends. With the help of Cake Making and Decorating you can learn how to make a cake to suit any occasion. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced cook, you will find Cake Making and Decorating full of exciting ideas and practical advice. Illustrated with colour photographs. 320pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Hamlyn DIY & Decorating by ANON. (£14.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: From the cover: “The Essential Guide in Home Maintenance, Decorating and Soft Furnishing. From the introduction: “Whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced handyperson intent on more ambitious decorative effects, this book will serve to excite your interest, and to bring new tasks within your scope. Sections of the book range from using colour and pattern to repairing and preparing surfaces, creating all kinds of decorative finishes, improving flooring, lighting, and storage — even the shapes of your rooms. In every case, the sections take a step-by-step approach, offering ideas; outlining the items you will need, illustrating the methods by which you can achieve the best possible results. This is a book to inspire as well as to inform, to read at leisure as well as to follow project-by-project.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: structures wiring plumbing lighting flooring diys do-it-yourself home maintenance improvement decorating paints wallcoverings interior decorating home diy floor sander liming limewashing countersink continuity circuit tester compression joint consumer unit colour washing blowlamp bradawl belt sander mac linoleum marking gauge mcb miniature circuit breaker milk paint oak graining orbital sander paint kettle
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Hamlyn DIY & Decorating by ANON. (£14.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, tiny nick to the head of the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: The Essential Guide in Home Maintenance, Decorating and Soft Furnishing. From the introduction: “Whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced handyperson intent on more ambitious decorative effects, this book will serve to excite your interest, and to bring new tasks within your scope. Sections of the book range from using colour and pattern to repairing and preparing surfaces, creating all kinds of decorative finishes, improving flooring, lighting, storage — even the shapes of your rooms. In every case, the sections take a step-by-step approach, offering ideas, outlining the items you will need, illustrating the methods by which you can achieve the best possible results. This is a book to inspire as well as to inform, to read at leisure as well as to follow project-by-project.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: ballvalve valve blowlamp bolster cold chisel consumer unit wall colour washing coving chipboard damp-proof limewashing matting newel preservative plasterboard rccb screed floor sponging stencilling stippling varnish vinyl decorating painting wallpaper
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Pottery by J. H. Eppens-Van Veen (£14.50)Publisher: Merlin Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, slight loss at head of the spine, corners of the upper panel and a little faded.Description: This book gives a concise introduction to the history of the art, from the earliest use of clay, through the development of glazes, of porcelain and majolica, to the work of contemporary potters. The chemical processes involved in the firing of days and glazes are explained. Photos in colour as well as black-and-white illustrate a wide range of pottery, ancient, medieval and range of pottery, ancient, and modern.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 79 pages. Tags: antimoniate applying basic bats biscuit bowls china chuck clay cobalt coiling cooking copper cups decorating decoration developing earthenware equipment execute firing fritt glaze glazing grammar handles ideas jugs kilns knobs lids making manganese oxide plates porcelain pots premises preparation profession purpose resist saucers sgraffito slip spouts stack stoneware technique throwing thrown tin turned turning uses vases ware wax wedging
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Autumn Kitchen by Edited by Julia Canning (£14.00)Publisher: London: Ebury Press — 1997Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0091853699]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the introduction: “The book includes a wide range of delicious recipes, from Parsnip and Apple Soup to Braised Pork Chops with Plums and Ginger, as well as recipes for special occasions such as French roast Pheasant with Grapes and Nuts, Almond Tarte Tatin and preserves such as Marrow and Apricot Jam. In addition, the book's step-by-step decorating and entertaining ideas show how to make the most of seasonally available produce to decorate the table and home.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. In the Good Housekeeping Cook's Year series. 80 pages. Tags: good housekeeping cook year soups starters fish shellfish poultry game meat cheese eggs pasta noodles vegetarian dishes vegetables salads desserts baking preserves basic recipes tips freezing seasonally available produce cooking times calorie counts instructions variations seasonal foods
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Creative Spaces for Kids by Lauren Floodgate; Nikki Haslam; Gill Brewis; Karen O'Grady (£14.00)Publisher: Hamlyn — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600605078]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Includes 16 room designs ranging from a nursery to a teenage den. Each room design includes both practical and inspirational ideas, from imaginative colour schemes to novel storage. Step-by-step projects, colour swatches and finishing touches all guide you to achieving the look you want, so you can recreate a room in its entirety, or just take elements that appeal to you and adapt them to a design of your own.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 9¼". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: ages assessing attic basic bedroom boy's chick's child children's colours decorating decoration den directory dream family farmyard flooring football frutti furnishing furniture girl's hippy interior jungle laying lime mania materials needs nursery organizing painting paraphernalia pasting pink planning playroom projects putting reference relationships remodeling renovation rocket rooms sailor's schemes share shelves states style techniques teenage traditional tutti united upbringing wallpaper walls working
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Country Diary Book of Stenciling by Jane Cheshire; Rowena Scott; (£14.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9781854711588]Condition: Very Good.Description: This book aims to present a wide variety of stencilling techniques simply and clearly. All the instructions given are born of practical experience and experimentation with suitable materials. Every project described is accompanied by one or more stencils. Each stencil is printed to scale in monochrome, so the outline is plainly visible and again in colour for colour matching and shading techniques. Once you have mastered the basic techniques of stencilling and learnt how to measure and mark out the surfaces to be decorated they can be copied, combined or altered to suit your individual projects.Notes: Size: 11¼"x 9". 160 pages. Tags: stencilling decorating crafts painting bathrooms kitchens living rooms sitting rooms drawing rooms décor
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
The New Paint Magic by Jocasta Innes (£14.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0711207445]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Featuring: Antiquing • Bambooing • Bleaching • Colourwashing • Crackle Glaze • Craquelure • Distressing • Decorative Painting • Dragging • Dyeing • Fresco • Faux Fresco • Gilding • Graining • Graphitng • Lacquering Lining • Lapis Lazuli • Malachite Marbling • Porphyry • Ragging • Rag-Rolling • Rubber Stamping • Rubbing • Spattering • Sponging • Staining • Stencilling • Stippling • Tortoiseshelling • Trompe L'oeil • Verdigris • Vinegar Painting • Watercolour Motifs •Notes: 240 pages. Tags: tortoiseshelling complementary architectural understanding colourwashing distressing watercolour conversions stencilling furnishings rag-rolling psychology lacquering furnishing harmonious decorative upholstery stairwells permission craquelure foreground decorating spattering extensions residences decoration properties children's signature spongeing contrasts scumbling designing screening qualities bathrooms stonework teenagers cupboards amateurs' stippling bambooing antiquing malachite bleaching graphidng verdigris interiors furniture porphyry interior
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Salvage Style in Your Home: Inspirational Ideas and Over 30 Projects for Using Rescued and Recycled Materials in the Home by Moira & Nicholas Hankinson (£13.50)Publisher: London: Kyle Cathie — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856263746]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Whimsical waisted cupboards, colourful baskets and bowls, gutsy armchairs and fantasy picture frames have all been created from reclaimed materials; something that has already had one life but has been rescued, recycled and recreated into something new and original. This book looks at salvage, ransacks the reclamation yards and gets insights from architects, designers, and enthusiasts on the practical use of recycled materials.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 10". Red boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 143 pages. Tags: interior decoration accessories salvage waste scrap materials found objects art home furnishing management house decorating design nature natural resources environmental
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Autumn Kitchen by Julia Canning (£13.00)Publisher: Ebury Press — 1997Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) First Edition. [ISBN: 0091853699]Condition: Very Good+.Description: From the introduction: “The book includes a wide range of delicious recipes, from Parsnip and Apple Soup to Braised Pork Chops with Plums and Ginger, as well as recipes for special occasions such as French roast Pheasant with Grapes and Nuts, Almond Tarte Tatin and preserves such as Marrow and Apricot Jam. In addition, the book's step-by-step decorating and entertaining ideas show how to make the most of seasonally available produce to decorate the table and home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". In the Good Housekeeping Cook's Year series. 80 pages. Tags: imaginative decorations vegetables decorating vegetarian approaches preserving gatherings preserves shellfish halloween inspiring delicious abundance starters glorious desserts freezing flavours seasonal kitchen cooking recipes savoury poultry bonfire noodles salads casual dishes subtle autumn baking hearty superb cheese style fruit sweet fresh guide table pasta basic night soups ideas takes both game eggs tips meat fish and for the
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Cake Decorating by Marie Sykes & Patricia Simmons (£13.00)Publisher: National Book Distributors & Publishers — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781864360424]Condition: Very Good. Rubbed at the upper tips of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. New edition. This book covers all of the techniques necessary to become an accomplished sugar craft artist. It is of value to the beginner as well as to the more experienced cake decorator. Early chapters give information on equipment (including hints on ways to improvise), marzipan and covering fondant, icing and piping techniques.Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". 118 pages. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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50 Painting and Decorating Ideas by David Fisher (£12.50)Publisher: Cavendish House — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: book will give you not only the ideas, but also the know-how to enable you to obtain professional-looking results with the decorating materials of your choice. Begin with paints, learn how to use wood stains, try your hand at wall-papering or perhaps use fabric instead of paper, see the beautiful effects you can create with tiles. As an extra aid, instructions are accompanied by step-by-step drawings.Notes: Size: 4to Medium (29 x 23cm Approx.). 64 pages. Tags: painting paint effects decorating wall papers wall hangings interior design home decor ideal home exhibition decorate ideas
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Home Design and Decorating by Jenny Plucknett (£12.50)Publisher: Peerage — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600558967]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: From the cover: “explains how to rethink the elements which give a room its character — colour, pattern, texture, lighting, furniture — and shows you how to turn each room into a more comfortable, streamlined and attractive place to be. Guiding you through the main areas of decorating step by step, it explains not only how to put all your new ideas into practice, but also how to plan and prepare each job thoroughly, choose the right materials and equipment and how to achieve a flawless professional finish. Painting, wallpapering, tiling, and renovating and laying flooring are all covered in depth.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: design colour texture pattern furniture lighting character walls ceilings painting walls ceilings textured paint effects paints varnishes stains decorative paint finishes wall covering stairwell coving floortiles carpet curtains blinds shelving
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Laura Ashley Decorating with Patterns and Textures by Jane Struthers (£12.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091813271]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Lightly bruised at head and tail otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “There are more than 30 step-by-step projects, ranging from simple to fairly elaborate, yet all can be achieved by a beginner, using the clear instructions and drawings that accompany the colour photographs of each project. In addition, there are plenty of innovative decorating ideas that you can either copy exactly or adapt to suit your own requirements. The projects are used in eight stunning new rooms designed especially by Laura Ashley for this book. Each chapter covers a different part of the home, and includes advice on using pattern and texture in that room.”Notes: Illustrated by David Brittain (Photos.). Size: 10¾" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Tags: colour pattern texture kitchens bedrooms laura ashley fabrics wallpapers patterns style sewing patchwork appliqué embroidery decoupage stencilling stamping paint effects furnishings lifestyle
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Make Your House a Home by Edited by Ellen Dupont (£12.50)Publisher: London: Marshall Cavendish — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1871612543]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Anyone who has ever wanted to brighten their home will find something in this book to inspire them. Each room of the house has a chapter devoted to it, full of projects to make it look special. From transforming a shabby chair to making no-sew curtains, paper windmills for a child’s bedroom or a beautiful patchwork quilt, there is something in these pages for you.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 190 pages. Tags: dupont 1871612543 home decorating paint framing curtain making restoration stencilling
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Paint Magic (Revised Edition) by Jocasta Innes (£12.50)Publisher: Windward — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0711204713]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper somewhat ruffled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This updated version of what has become a classic interiors tome has been revised to include new developments, techniques and looks. More like a chunky bible, this is best used as a directory to every aspect of painting in the home. Absolutely nothing is left out of the comprehensive subject matter: walls, woodwork, floors, furniture, as well as all the fundamentals (definitions and explanations of different paints and tools) and even recommended suppliers.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 239 pages. Tags: amateurs antiquing bambooing burges colours colourwashing combed contemporary creating decorating decoration decorative decoupage dragging dyes face-lift fashion fashionably finish finishes floorboards floors furnishing furniture gilding giving glazes graining graphiting gustavian includes industrial instant interior l’oeil lacquer latest making manuals marbled marbling metallic mixing painted painting paints preparing putty ragging rag-rolling residences rosewood rubber scandinavian seal shellac shimmering spattering sponging stains stamping stencilling stippling textured thumb-printing trompe using varnish varnishes vinegar walls washes wax woodwork
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Mrs. Beeton's Traditional Cake Decorating by Isabella Beeton (£11.50)Publisher: Ward Lock — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0706371739]Condition: Near Fine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Mrs Beeton’s complete guide to the creative art of cake decorating. Essential techniques clearly illustrated with step-by-step line drawings. Traditional recipes for sponge and fruit cakes, fillings and icings. Design ideas and templates for cakes for every occasion.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 160 pages. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
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Sewing by Jean Kinmond (£11.50)Publisher: Brockhampton — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340104449]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several notable nicks and tears with some loss. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Small date-stamp to the ffep.Description: Contents: Introduction; Equipment; Sewing Stitches; Machine Sewing; Fabrics; Sewing Techniques; Sewing For The Home; Sewing For Yourself; Easy Clothes For The Beginner; Decorative Finishes; Index; A basic handbook on sewing and sewing techniques, illustrated with over twenty photographs in full colour and black and white, and more than 130 drawings, diagrams and patterns.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". 89 pages. Tags: machine-attaching crease-resistant heat-sensitive blindstitching edge-finishing staystitching self-styling mothproofing topstitching organization waistbanding interfacings computerized convertible interfacing adjustments stockpiling dissolvable elasticized accessories furnishings timesaving lampshades 4/3-thread techniques 4/2-thread waistbands continuous decorating microwaved drawstring shortcuts placemats draperies shrinking finishing allowance appliques ravelling stitching playhouse technique 3-thread moisture valances pressing taylor’s smocking raveling closures shutters
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Stencilling and 3-D Work by Sarah Gleave (£11.50)Publisher: Letts — 1991Binding: Hardback Condition: Near Fine.Description: Sarah Gleave, a cake decorator with a range of designs, shows how stencilling can achieve professional results. 89pp. Index. Size: 21 x 22cmTags: three-dimensional architectural incorporating multicoloured mexican-style heat-sealing professional self-healing polyurethane fleur-de-lis masterpieces alstroemeria transferring horizontals christening parachuting celebration introducing proportions backgrounds positioning preparation monogrammed stencilling sugarcraft enthusiast three-tier decorating mackintosh decorative decoration decorators children’s stencilled techniques furnishing dado-rails ready-made commercial irregular designing wonderful essential butterfly preparing templates improvers repairing repeating furniture aeroplane
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The Batsford Book of Soft Furnishings by Angela Fishburn (£11.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713412674]Condition: Good - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Ffep removed otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Later printing [1978]. From the cover: “Soft furnishings play an important part in all homes — bright and stimulating, or quiet and restful — they reflect one’s personality, and can create a relaxing environment in which to live and entertain one’s friends. This book will serve as a guide and inspiration to both the proficient needlewoman and the beginner, who will gain commence by progressing from the smaller items to those which demand a little more skill.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: colour design texture decorating scheme fabrics basic stitches seams piping crossway strip ruching mitred comers decorative borders cushions basic cushion covers bolster cushions curtains curtain tracks and fittings linings making the curtains wadded edge decorative braid decorative cord gathered heading pinch-pleated heading goblet-pleated heading box-pleated heading pencil-pleated heading smocked heading scalloped heading tab heading pelmets valances roller blinds dressing table draperies loose covers settees wing chairs stools bedspreads valances lace throw-over bedspread patchwork quilting italian quilting trapunto quilting duvets traditional quilts down quilts lampshades balloon lining tiffany-style lampshades firm lampshades
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The Creative Home by Harriette Lanzer (£11.50)Publisher: Sebastian Kelly — 1999Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 1840811102]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Stylish, vibrant and imaginative craft projects to enhance the home, from painted furniture and soft furnishings to decorative stationery and gift wraps, frames, mirrors and mobiles. 256pp. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)
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Cake Decorating And Sugarcraft by Evelyn Wallace (£10.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1986Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0600318583]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & diagrams.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
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Cakes and Cake Decorating by Wendy James & Gill Edden (£10.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861368614]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of DJ slightly worn, front fold-in creased, otherwise bright and clean. Internally bright and clean. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. In this book a glossary of baking terms introduces you to a host of mouth-watering recipes, from traditional tea-time treats to cakes for special occasions.Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". In the All-Colour Cookery series. 72 pages. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
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Decorating Tricks Antique Style by Rubena Grigg (£10.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600594254]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ a little ruffled with a couple of tiny nicks at the head of the spine, ½" closed tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “An inspirational, informative and practical guide, Decorating Tricks Antique Style will appeal to anyone interested in creating a period mood in their home. The book combines Rubena Grigg’s interior design knowledge and experience of easy-to-use antiquing techniques with her unique sense of style.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Purple boards with White titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: planter decorative finishes finishes planter pot pouiri suliman silk cushions medieval cushions rose-painted edwardian victorian chairs edwardian dressing table indian regency desk queen anne cabinet french cafetieres lloyd loom chairs douchepots
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Decorating With Stencils: Innovative Designs, Step-By-Step Instructions, Templates by Tony Roche & Patricia Monahan (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297833340]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This is the first book to cover every aspect of stencilling and offer a unique series of innovative designs that releases this popular craft from the tyranny of the floral border. From basic skills to ambitious schemes for entire rooms, Decorating with Stencils contains step-by-step instructions, invaluable tips and hints on techniques, and a host of projects for both small and large-scale decorations, making it ideal for both the novice and the more experienced stenciller.

The book begins with straightforward, practical details of materials and how to prepare them, from paper to cutting and drawing equipment, from painting and spraying tools to the paints themselves — oils, acrylics, textured paints, fabric paints. It then continues with an encyclopaedic study of stencilling techniques, which includes planning projects, drawing and cutting templates and stencils, protecting and storing stencils, and applying paint. Every technique is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Over thirty projects then offer ideas for decorating everything from lampshades, trays and picture frames to walls, doors and floors. The projects are arranged in eight sections, based on themes as varied as Scandinavian Folk Art, Medieval Heraldic Style and Moroccan Tile Patterns. They progress from simple, one-stencil designs and move towards more complex ideas using up to a dozen stencils to create sumptuous effects. Throughout, practical hints and tricks of the trade accompany the step-by-step instructions; there are also many suggestions for different ways of using the techniques illustrated, plus ideas on colourways and styles. Finally, templates are supplied for every stencil used in the book to ensure that all the projects can be re-created by the reader.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". Yellow boards with Red titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: acrylics airbrushes antique applying badger border brushes cutting dado deco decorating decoration designing designs distressed doors effects egyptian empire enamels equipment fabriano fabric floors floral flower folk frames gothic gouache hangings heraldic hint interiors lampshades lines making marks medieval moderne moroccan motifs negative oils painting paints paisley paste patterns polishes practical register saunders scandinavian shellac silhouette spraying stainers stencilling stencils stippling stone-effect style sumptuous techniques templates texture textured tile trays tricks universal varnishing vertical walls waterford wax wipe-out
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Decoupage by Josephine Whitfield (£10.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859674313]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of DJ a little ruffled, small nick at the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover; “Over 20 decorative projects for the home. Original inspirational ideas using one of the most popular craft techniques. Transform your home with over 20 stylish and economical effects: create a seashell frame, a mosaic-look stool, a classical wooden box, an architectural frieze for a room or a wildlife-theme hat box. Step-by-step instructions for every project, from individual accessories to decorating ideas for walls and tables.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 8¼". 96 pages. Tags: acrylic primer ageing techniques animal motifs antiquing paint technique wax glass plate lacquerwork colourwash method for picture frame natural pigment sanding reveal wood grain balloons barge ware black and white print applying blanket box bookends borders crackle varnish heart shaped oriental style shaker butterflies candle sticks cutting card reducing thickness
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Easy Cake Decorating: Simple Techniques For Beautiful Results by Joanna Farrow (£10.50)Publisher: England, Bath: Love Food — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781445422947]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a short, closed, tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Are you an enthusiastic baker who would like to take your cake-making skills to the next level? If you want to learn how to craft beautifully decorated creations that will wow friends and family then this is your easy and accessible guide. Covering a wide range of skills, from decorating a cake with icing to creating a chocolate collar and sugar flowers, this book will take you through all the decorating stages in clear and simple steps. Easy Cake Decorating is packed with inspirational ideas for any occasion, including weddings, birthdays and Christmas.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: farrow 9781445422947 cake decorating birthday cakes bow wedding boards chocolate caraque gingerbread party confectioners’ glaze cupcakes baking ready roll icing marzipan piping techniques templates decoration
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Furniture and Furnishings: Practical Decoration and Design Ideas by Melanie Paine (£10.50)Publisher: London: Conran Octopus — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1840910011]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: First in this edition. [First: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The furnishings of a room give it its distinctive character, providing the decorator with the opportunity to transform a home through imaginative consideration of shape, coverings and surface decoration. Written by an interior-design expert, this sourcebook guides you through the practicalities of making and decorating all sorts of furnishings — both customizing fabrics and existing furniture, and creating individual items from slip-covers to table-linen and cushions, and including ideas for fastenings and trimmings. Illustrated product directories set out over 40 kinds of furnishing fabric, and along with options for embellishing textiles through sewing, dyeing, printing or painting reveal the full potential of soft furnishing coverings. Decorative ideas for reviving existing furniture pieces include varnishing wood, staining and creating texture with paint; achieving a verdigris effect on metal; mosaic work; applying decoupage; and suggestions for working with plastic and glass.”Notes: Size: 10" x 8¾". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: house furnishings interior decoration amateurs manuals design home furnishing decorating
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Glass Painting Projects: Decorative Glass for Beautiful Interiors by Jane & John Dunsterville (£10.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715308335]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs, diagrams & designs.Notes: Size: 11½" x 8". Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Tags: air-drying applying arts back-painting bands barrel bat baubles bottles bowl boxes brush brushes buds cabinet celtic ceramic character checked colour-mixing colours compote crackle crackle-glazed craft cream creative crinkled curvatures curved decals decorating decorations decorative designs desk effects equipment etching eye-catching felt-tipped film finish flutes foam foil frames freehand frosting gel gifts
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Laura Ashley Complete Guide to Home Decorating by Deborah Evans; Carolyn Chapman; Linda Gray; Celia Ruffey; (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0297831550]Condition: Very Good. Fading to the margin of the lower wrapper near the spine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. First in this edition. From the cover: “How a room can be transformed by the use of decorative effects. Instructions are given for curtains, soft furnishings, wallpaper and paint finishes.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Nick Ashely. Size: 11½" x 10¼". 224 pages. Tags: amateurs ashley bedlinen beds bedspreads blinds bold borders carpets choice colour covers cushions decorating decoration doors dramatic dressing effects fabric-lined floors furnishings furniture general hangings hard home house interiors lace lampshades laura layout linen loose manuals paint paintwork period pictures preparation regency residences restoration rooms rugs schemes sewing shops slipcovers soft surfaces table techniques the tiles upholstery use voile wall wallpapers
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Papercraft Gifts and Projects by Gillian Souter (£10.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; From the cover: “Papercraft, like the best traditional crafts offers three things: it is inexpensive to undertake, almost unlimited in what can be achieved and encompasses a wide range of techniques to be mastered. Many of these papercrafts have become extremely popular in recent years. Papermaking, decoupage, marbling and quilling are presently highly fashionable pastimes. For some, they are even all-consuming passions.

This book introduces these plus lesser known papercrafts such as embossing and paper sculpture. It also dips into methods adapted from other crafts, including weaving and applique. Clever techniques for decorating paper, such as stencilling and printing are also covered.

As well as providing you with a wealth of information and inspiration for practising these techniques, Papercraft Gifts & Projects is filled with delightful projects, each clearly explained in step-by-step photographs and beautifully presented with all the necessary patterns. Whether you want to make something for a friend, a child, or for yourself, you will have plenty from which to choose. For those new to papercraft, there is a comprehensive guide to basic paper techniques as well as ideas for gift wrapping and giving, making your papercraft pleasure complete.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Brown boards with White titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: crafts folding handicrafts hobbies origami paper use projects related making personalized stationery and book covers different papercraft techniques such papier mache quilling sculpture stencilling marbling gillian souter first editions firsts printings 1st
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Stencilling by VARIOUS (£10.50)Publisher: Macdonald Orbis — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356153223]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: From the flap: “Practical advice and inspirational ideas for stencilling. The clear, straightforward instructions enable the reader to tackle every surface with confidence. Floors, walls, ceilings, doors, windows and fabrics are covered, as well as furniture and small objects such as china, writing paper and clocks. Directions for drawing and cutting original designs are given, and tips for making the best use of commercial stencils are included.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jerry Tubby. Illustrated by Val Hill. Size: 10" x 7½". 128 pages. Tags: multicoloured architectural mexican-style fleur-de-lis transferring polyurethane self-healing heat-sealing professional stencilling proportions horizontals backgrounds preparation monogrammed dado-rails decorating children’s furnishing decoration decorative decorators stencilled techniques enlarging templates geometric repairing combining irregular butterfly stripping furniture paintwork aeroplane adhesives repeating finishing improvers technique preparing aerosols position solvents resizing contrast sticking repeated scalpels removing interior
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The Complete Book of Cake Decorating by Mary Ford (£10.50)Publisher: Mary Ford — 1991Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0946429367]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11"x 8¾". Pictorial boards. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
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The Creative Guide To Dried Flowers by Carol Petelin (£10.50)Publisher: Webb & Bower — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863501931]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the flap: “This book gives step-by-step instruction to those who wish to create their own floral displays without being to technical or confusing the issue with rules and regulations.”Notes: Illustrated by Simon McBride (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 9". Green boards with Yellow titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: dried-flower pot-et-fleur arrangements trouble-free traditional arrangement longlasting artificial potpourris hydrangeas 0718133927 desiccants sb449.3.d7 techniques containers decorating harvesting 0863501931 horseshoe preserves glycerine shrinkage splendour pomanders colouring microwave arranging meanings seasonal pressing blooming garlands fragrant perfumed bouquets dramatic language mixtures displays foliage display elegant bedside hanging flowers bouquet schemes manuals pyramid candles wreaths
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The Cross Stitch House by Melinda Coss (£10.50)Publisher: Anaya — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine with a short, untidy, tear. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Patterns;

From the cover: “In her latest book, leading needlework and knitwear specialist Melinda Coss has created over 60 stunning new cross stitch designs based around different rooms in the home. Taking the kitchen, nursery, bathroom, bedroom and living room as her inspiration, Melinda has produced a range of exciting new projects in a whole host of different styles. The designs for the bathroom are based around the very different motifs of shells, toile de Jouy and American folk art, while Cupid, flowers and butterflies acted as her inspiration for the bedrooms. The book includes designs for samplers, cushions, bedspreads, a curtain tie, bell pull, baby’s bib, child’s bag, address book, lampshade, glasses case and a paperweight, as well as many other household and decorative items.

The book is lavishly illustrated with over 80 specially commissioned colour photographs and each design is accompanied by a clear chart and easy-to-understand instructions.

The Cross Stitch House contains something to please everyone, whether this is your first introduction to the art of cross stitch or whether you are already an accomplished stitcher. The projects vary from the simple to the more complicated, from the small to the large. All are beautifully designed and will become treasures to grace any home.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 168 pages. Tags: crafts cross stich decorating cross-stitch embroidery designs melinda coss
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The Curtain Sketchbook 2 by Wendy Baker (£10.50)Publisher: Marlborough: Shoestring Book Company — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0953293920]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Chrissie Carriere. Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 168 pages. Tags: baker chrissie carriere home furnishing decoration house decorating draperies interior art techniques drawing 0953293920
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The Decoupage Kit: Creative Ideas, Simple Techniques, Beautiful Projects by Belinda Ballantine (£10.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1996Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0316905984]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margin of both boards. All 6 Decoupage Design Sheets are present. Description: From the cover: “Decoupage is the traditional art of decorating with colourful scraps and cut-out paper oddments, by applying them to furniture, mirror and picture frames, lampshades, boxes and other surfaces. The images are glued into place and then lacquered with varnish. Focusing on the wide-ranging possibilities of decoupage, this book describes the techniques and features 60 projects, eight of which are described in detail using the step-by-step method. Six sheets of the author’s original hand painted designs are included.”Notes: Illustrated by Sue Atkinson (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 9½". Pictorial boards. 127 pages. Tags: decoupage cutting techniques preparing surfaces creating antique look handicrafts use paper templates and motifs arranging sticking ballantine also wrote the decorative artist with jocasta innes paintwise belinda sue atkinson photos 0316905984
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Changing Rooms by Linda Barker (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563383828]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly frayed at the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Do you hanker after an exciting, professional new look for one of your rooms? Would you like to transform your surroundings in just a couple of days? If the answer is ‘yes’ then Changing Rooms is the book for you.

In the popular BBC series, neighbours from all over the country have been revamping rooms in each other’s houses. With the help of professional interior designers and DIY expert Handy Andy, the teams achieve fantastic results with a budget of just £500.

This book looks at 16 rooms from the series, all beautifully styled and photographed in full colour. Each room is examined in detail, and easy-to-follow instructions are provided so that you can achieve the same stunning results in your own home, including:

  • advice from top design professionals on overcoming problem rooms

  • handy checklists of materials and equipment needed

  • practical advice on the use of colour and lighting

  • trade secrets from the professional interior designers on the show

  • step-by-step decorating and construction techniques with clear illustrations

  • great ideas and solutions for storage and awkward spaces

  • glossary of DIY terminology


If you thought decorating and DIY were too difficult or time-consuming, then think again. Let Changing Rooms loose in your home, and give your room the makeover it has been waiting for.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 129 pages. Tags: adhesion attachment back batten beading before bevel board broken butt calico carpet chalkline colour cord cornice countersink dado decorating decorative decoupage designer details diy downlighters drapery edging effect fabric fibreboard finial finish fitted flat fretwork furnish furnishings furniture gilding gold grouting highlighting interior joint laminate level line mdf medium-density melamine mitre moire moiré moulding paint painting paintwork patterned pelmet piping plug plumb rail rawlplug re-decorate re-design refurnish room roughen roundel sanding scumbling selecting size spirit strip surface swag techniques terms tie wadding walls window
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Decorating With Dried Flowers: Techniques, Equipment and Ideas for Arrangements, Posie and Festive Decorations by Pamela Westland (£9.50)Publisher: Apple Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850763046]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Dried flowers, everlasting materials that can be used again and again in a host of varied ways to brighten the home, are the ideal decorating medium. The beauty of a well-stocked garden can be captured and enjoyed all year round by mastering the simple techniques of air drying, desiccant drying, and preserving in glycerine — you can even use a microwave to dry flowers. Detailed instructions and photographs guide the reader through these techniques, and special tables list which plants respond best to which methods and how long the drying and preserving processes take. Since dried flower decorations are longlasting, it is particularly important to provide them with a solid basis, and the various stem-holding and fixing materials available are itemized, with advice on how to prepare a wide range of containers for different decorations.

Successful flower designs do not rely on these mechanics alone; colour is the most important factor and the author discusses how to use it to various effect — the attraction of opposing colours, such as blue and orange, or the harmony of adjoining colours, such as orange and yellow — in relation to the materials selected for the design and the shades and patterns present in the room in which it will be displayed. Shape is another important element, both the shape of the overall design and the flower forms used within it; the most attractive designs are usually composed of all three basic" shapes — full, round flowerheads, spiky blooms and softer, lacey sprays. The type of container selected also plays an important part in a design,’be it a rustic country basket, a shiny copper pot, or a traditional china or pottery vase. Not all designs need a container, however, and the final chapter shows how to compose pretty Victorian posies, free-style bouquets, festive rings, garlands and swags, and unusual indoor trees and hanging spheres. Illustrated throughout, over 20 individual step-by-step projects provide clear instruction in all the various techniques and will inspire readers to devise individual designs of their own.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: air and arrangement arranging chart circlets crafts desiccant dried drying floral flowers foliage for garden glycerine heads hobbies materials microwave nature plant posies pot-pourri preserving pressing ribbons rings seed skeletonizing stem-holding suspending time trees well-stocked
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Fuchsias by Leo Boullemier (£9.50)Publisher: Ward Lock — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706367383]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Versatile fuchsias can be grown as bushes, standards, against walls, as pot plants in a cool greenhouse, or for decorating hanging baskets. However you choose to display them, their beauty will ensure an elegant and colourful focal point in any planting arrangement.

This Plantsman’s Guide provides an informative and attractive introduction to the plant family of fuchsia. It begins with a brief history of the genus, its origin and the development of hybrids. From there, it moves on to different planting schemes, showing ways to make the most of these very distinctive plants in a variety of situations; how to contrast colour, shape and texture; and ideas for grouping them with other plants. Another chapter offers tips on selecting the best species and cultivars of fuchsias; and there is advice too on general cultivation (including a year-round programme of care) and propagation.

For anyone wishing to make the most of fuchsias in his or her garden, the Plantsman’s Guide is an ideal handbook with all the tips needed, and all set out clearly and concisely with the help of 20 line drawings and 40 colour photographs..”
Notes: Size: 9" x 7". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Plantsman's Guide series. 128 pages. Tags: 0706367383 0706372611 0715385925 best boullemier choosing cultivation fuchsia fuchsias gardening gardens guide ideas leo planting plants plantsman showing the
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Off-Ramp: Adventures And Heartache In The American Elsewhere by Hank Stuever (£9.50)Publisher: Henry Holt — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0805075739]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “Hank Stuever’s funny, touching reports take us to everyday places where the increasingly unusual realities of today’s world run rampant. He finds it by bypassing Big News and taking off ramps to places where seemingly ordinary people lead lives just slightly off-kilter. Stuever’s Elsewhere extends through trailer parks, roller rinks, malls no longer sparkling, and suburbs where robot dogs growl and bored children jump off rooftops using Hefty-bag parachutes. From Star Wars conventions to credit disasters, from snipers to missing persons, there is always something happening in Elsewhere — and Hank Stuever never misses a scintilla of the action. In Off Ramp, his destinations include Piano, Texas, home of two friends both named Angie (“Piano princesses”) who turn home-decor disasters over to a TV decorating show and wind up at war against orange carpet. In Washington, D.C., we meet a ponytailed "sofa surgeon" who confronts the mysteries of the universe and couches that won’t go through doorways. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spiral-permed secretary begins an odyssey toward marriage that takes her from anxiety dreams (“‘I’m walking down the aisle and nobody is looking at me or anything’”) to anxiety that is no dream. And we are there. We visit discount funeral homes (“Let’s say you’re dead”), campgrounds where international bonds are formed (“‘We are from the Netherlands, and we are for two days wonderink who it is you are’”), and storage facilities where America keeps its strangest secrets. We meet the men who drew the comic-book characters (including Wonder Woman) Stuever loved as a child, professional bowlers, waterbed aficionados, and some Texans on “debris drives” in search of pieces of the fallen Columbia shuttle. Finally, we travel to Stuever’s hometown of Oklahoma City, where the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building has created a kind of Elsewhere he has never seen before.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black & Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplane biggest blonder bridal bride chandra chimayo concerts couch crazy credit customs description dreams due elsewhere evil exit fair faiths faster floated gets guy hank happen having heads i'm invisible josie journalists kamp lands lane layaway living lollapalooza mexico missing monster needed nine-ish notes panic people's pieces powers preface prequel prevailed queens ramps recallifornia rooms sci-fido scooch service shot snipers social somebody spaces space-time spirits states stuever stuff things traded trailer tuesdays unassigned united warped woman's world's xanadu
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Paint Effects by Maggie Philo (£9.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859676022]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: 25 Decorative Projects for the Home. Later printing — reprinted [2001] as ‘Paintwork’.Notes: Size: 9½" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. In the Inspirations series. 96 pages. Tags: diamond-stencilled vinegar-glazed crackle-glaze colour-washed eye-catching scandinavian red-panelled blue-spotted dry-brushed accessories distressing tile-effect colourwash limewashed techniques decorating decorative wax-resist distressed craquelure floorcloth furniture interiors technique imitation varnishes aluminium catalogue harlequin effective classical preparing different antiquing stippling dragging limewash two-tone approach shutters brushing quickest graining tabletop cheapest marbling projects sponging original rollered surfaces
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Paint Finishes Handbook: How To Rag-Roll, Sponge, Marble, Stipple, Wood Grain and Create Other Special Paint Effects by Charles Hemming (£9.50)Publisher: Macdonald — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780356107936]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “Paint Finishes opens up a vast range of visual possibilities to the home decorator — from dragging and combing to wood graining and trompe l’oeil. Whether you want to bring an old table back to life or jazz up a wall, pick out a cornice or make your staircase look like marble, this practical handbook shows you how to achieve intriguing and dramatic effects on a wide variety of surfaces. Many of these techniques have traditionally been the preserve of the professionals, but this book demonstrates that they are easily accessible to the careful amateur. Clear, down-to-earth instructions on planning — choosing a colour scheme, buying tools and materials and preparing the surface — and execution — a wide range of techniques ranging from basic broken colour methods to advanced representational and fantasy effects — ensure results. Tricks of the trade and hints on using particular effects to mask problem surfaces complete the picture. Lavishly illustrated, this book will open your eyes to the wealth of opportunities for using paint to great effect.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: accessories acrylics aerosols ageing alkaline aluminium amber antiquing application approach artists aspect auburn bamboo basic beer bird's-eye blowers blow-lamps blow-torches blue-spotted brushes brushing canvas catalogue ceilings chair cheapest chemical choosing chrome cinnamon cissing classical cleaning clothing cloths cloudy coat colours colourwash colour-washed colour-work combed combing complementary copper crackle crackle-glaze craquelure cutting
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