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Pattern Design for Torchon Lace by Jane Atkinson (£68.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713452420]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [67]; Colour Photographs [7]; Black & White Drawings [117];

From the cover: “Many lacemakers are keen to design for themselves, but uncertain how to get started. This book will encourage those who already have some lacemaking experience to create new Torchon patterns, providing a wealth of ideas to develop this traditional technique.

Simple exercises and examples are expanded through the use of unusual grids and colour combinations, using both the familiar and more unexpected threads. Over 60 new patterns are included, and over 180 illustrations. Jane Atkinson provides exciting new sources for design, including Art Deco, Japanese, Russian, Pueblo, African and Celtic patterns, and inspiration drawn from anything and everything from electrical circuits to Venetian glass.

Good design needs the right materials and control of technique. The author sets out basic pattern skills in an orderly format, which allows each reader to learn at her own pace. Every pattern is intended to be fully workable, and can be made into anything from household linens to luxurious dress trimmings.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: lace and making patterns design bobbin torchon manuals crafts hobbies needlework tatting lacemaking handicrafts arts jane atkinson 0713452420 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: From Prehistory to the Present by S. J. Vainker (£49.00)Publisher: London: British Museum Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714114480]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a vertical crease to the spint. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Porcelain dish decorated with a white dragon, cobalt blue glaze. Yuan dynasty, mid-14th century / White porcelain phoenix-head ewer, green-tinged glaze. 10th-11nth century AD. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [80]; Colour Photographs [100]; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “Chinese Pottery and Porcelain is a comprehensive survey of the development of ceramics from the Neolithic period to the present day. Assessing the roles pottery has played in each dynasty throughout the history of China, the author also discusses its enormous impact on the ceramic industries of the rest of the world, where Chinese porcelain has been admired and collected for centuries.

From the earliest earthenwares to the exotic burial figures of the Tang, from the classic forms and subtle glazes of the Song to the famous porcelains created especially for export or imperial tastes, the book draws upon the extensive collections of the British Museum for lavish illustration.

The author considers the purposes for which the ceramics of each period were made, how their production was organised, and what effect local conditions might have had on their final forms. Incorporating contemporary commentaries, recent archaeological evidence from kiln sites and the most up-to-date scientific analysis, the book provides a valuable new account of China’s ceramic history.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: vainker 0714114480 pottery chinese history porcelain tang-five dynasties song-yuan sung-yang art arts china modelling clay wax plastic materials crafts hobbies carving
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
The New Yankee Workshop Kids' Stuff by Norm Abram (£44.00)Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown & Co. — 1998Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0316004928]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Norm Abram shows you just how easy it can be to build durable, handcrafted furniture and playthings that every kid (and parent) will love. If you have a special child in your life, a grandchild or two, a nephew who thinks you’re the greatest, or a daughter who doubles as your shadow, you should have The New Yankee Workshop Kids’ Stuff in your workshop, right next to your trusty hammer. And then you can decide which is more rewarding making these projects or giving them away.”Notes: 184 pages. Tags: abram 0316004928 home garden crafts hobbies woodworking projects expert advice norm furniture making children design construction
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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Embroidered Books by Isobel Hall (£19.00)Publisher: Batsford — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781906388133]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Light pull and slight creasing to the head of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: From the cover: “Embroidered books are enjoying a huge surge in popularity, and these precious objects can be works of art in themselves. They can be made as practical items such as journals, address books and photo albums, or their pages can be embroidered individually to tell a personal story or to commemorate a special event.

This guide by the acclaimed author of Bags with Paper and Stitch contains techniques for making a wide range of books, including ones with embroidered spines, wrap-up books and zigzag books, with both soft and hard backings and intricately constructed bindings. Over 30 projects and techniques show you how to recreate these beautiful books, from basic assembly to exquisite embellishment, and innovative devices such as waterfall pages and carousel-style constructions.

The books are created in many different styles and shapes, from a Wild West-influenced wallet book to a sewn book scattered with delicate flower petals, and a book inspired by stained-glass windows to one in the shape of a lady’s bodice. A wide range of materials is used, including all the latest fabrics such as Lutradur and Evolon, plus hand-made paper and unusual found objects, including driftwood and stone.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: and backings bindings bookbinding books both constructed crafts embroidered embroidery hard hobbies intricately needlework sewn soft spines wallet-style with wrap-up zig-zag
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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Gardens of Tuscany by Edited by Massimo Piccione (£18.00)Publisher: Firenze: Edifir — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 8879701282]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Plans;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". 167 pages. Tags: piccione arts photography design decorative graphic crafts hobbies home how-to improvements professional technical architecture buildings 8879701282
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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Wooden Toys by Anthony Hontoir (£18.00)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852234490]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white, drawings and diagrams. From the cover: “The making of wooden toys is a most enjoyable pastime which requires neither considerable woodworking skill nor experience, and need not cost a great deal of money.

This practical manual offers a selection of projects which will appeal to a range of ages and interests, and will be suitable for both boys and girls. The smallest and simplest projects are intended for the very young, and the pencil dice and clock puzzle have features which help the child to learn. There are a number of toys for the garden: a small table and chair set can be used for holding tea parties; the oval rocker can either be treated as a rocking horse or see-saw; the toboggan will appeal to the more adventurous child; and the horse tricycle is ideal for toddlers making their first excursion around the local park. Other projects include table-top skittles, the string puppet, the farm tractor and cart, and the windmill money box.

Each project profile details materials and equipment required and, with full illustration, shows step-by-step how to plan, design and construct each toy. Ideas for painting and finishing are also given.

Suitable for anyone keen on woodwork, even the complete novice, the book is sure to inspire beautiful results which will bring hours of fun, and may well go on to become treasured family heirlooms..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: all and bears cart crafts dolls equipment farm finishing for hobbies horse ideal including making materials painting puppet skittles string techniques teddy toboggan top toy toymaking toys tractor tricycle wood wooden woodworkers woodworking
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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Chinese Brush Painting: A Complete Course in Traditional and Modern Techniques by Jane Evans (£17.50)Publisher: London: Collins — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0004125193]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Some light spotting to the verso of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Contains advice and help on choosing and using Chinese painting materials, as well as stage-by-stage painting demonstrations and a chapter on all the different elements of a landscape painting.Notes: Size: 11" x 8". 144 pages. Tags: ink painting chinese technique brushwork landscape paintings landscapes techniques watercolours art materials china crafts hobbies brush manuals asia
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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Marion Foale Knitting Collection: Book 1 by Marion Foale (£17.00)Publisher: Petaluma: Unicorn Books & Crafts — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781893063242]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 14½" x 10½". 80 pages. Tags: foale 1893063240 9781893063242 knitting patterns crafts hobbies needlework
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 Encyclopedia of Games by Molly Perham (£16.50)Publisher: Aurum Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854105787]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Very small nick to the top corner of the upper panel, again to the tail of the spine, otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Games are an almost infinite source of entertainment and pleasure. There are games that can be enjoyed with family and friends and games you can play by yourself; games for pubs and clubs, games to keep the children entertained in the car and games for the grandest social occasion. There are games that can enliven a winter’s evening by the fire and games for a summer’s afternoon in the garden. But what all the games have in common is that they are fun; so the more games you and your family know, the more fun you are likely to have. The Encyclopaedia of Games is divided into five parts, covering Card Games, Board Games, Domino & Dice Games, Family Games and Sporting & Activity Games. In each case the rules and methods of play are fully described with the help of diagrams and there is also advice on strategy and tactics. Details are given of the number of players, and equipment required (if any), the degree of difficulty and the likely duration of a typical game. In total, the book covers more that 250 games, plus variations where appropriate. Some, like Noughts and Crosses (tic-tac-toe) or Blind Man’s Buff are already well known, others, such as Owari (a West African game played with stones or seashells) will be relatively unfamiliar. There are games like Chess or Mah-Jongg whose origins can be traced back to early times and games like Call My Bluff which have been invented in the television age. There are games that demand skill and intense concentration (Bridge for example) and others guaranteed to make a children’s party go with a swing. But whatever your tastes and whatever the occasion you will find the game you need between the covers of this book..”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 304 pages. Tags: activities encyclopedias games general hobbies indoor juvenile nonfiction outdoor quizzes recreation reference sports works
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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Candace Bahouth's Medieval Needlepoint by Candace Bahouth (£16.00)Publisher: London: Conran Octopus — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850295344]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The beauty, richness and intricacy of medieval art has long been recognized and imitated in needlework by a variety of designers, from William Morris onwards. Candace Bahouth, one of today’s most influential and exciting needlepoint and textile artists, brings her talents to bear on recreating the magic of the medieval period, with a feast of examples from her own needlepoint repertoire, and over 20 new practical projects.

The Lady and the Unicorn, The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, and medieval books of hours and illuminated manuscripts are just some of the influences and inspirations behind Candace’s work. Mythical beasts, filigree patterns, jewel-coloured flowers, verdigris forests and rustic hunting scenes leap out from the designs and are captured for posterity in the rich colours of tapestry wools. Each of the designs is worked in tent stitch, and there are a variety of simple and more elaborate projects to suit every level, including cushions, tapestry-style waistcoats and small motifs. The projects are all illustrated with the finished picture of the made-up design, and a full-colour chart allows the reader to copy the colours and the pattern precisely.

Easy-to-follow stitch instructions, helpful tips and making-up techniques are given at the back of the book, whilst a comprehensive yarn conversion chart ensures projects can be made in Appleton, Paterna, DMC or Anchor yarns.

Illustrated with Clay Perry’s atmospheric photographs, which show how well these designs transcend the centuries and complement today’s home, Candace Bahouth’s Medieval Needlepoint provides a truly imaginative collection of needlepoint projects for all levels.”
Notes: Illustrated by Clay Perry. Foreword or introduction by Lindsay Clarke. Size: 10½" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: embroidery designs canvas patterns projects cushions chair covers tapestry-style waistcoats decoration ornament medieval art crafts hobbies needlework
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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Collecting Fashion & Accessories by Carol Harris (£14.00)Publisher: Millers — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840002123]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled slightly at the top corner of both the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “From the 1920s flapper dresses to 1940s twin-sets, 1970s flares and the avant-garde catwalk creations of the designers of the 1990s, the multitude of fashions produced in the 20th century offers something for every sartorial taste.

This easy to use book takes a close look at this increasingly popular area of collecting, covering styles from the very beginning of the century to the present day. For ease of reference, this book is divided into decades and then subdivided into daywear, evening wear, underwear, accessories and menswear, with special sections on unisex clothing included under the 1970s and 1990s. It features information on key designers and trends and is packed with handy tips on how to spot a bargain.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¾". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: costume history 20th century collectors and collecting dress accessories fashion dates covered 1901-2000 antiques collectibles textiles collectables carpets rugs clothes design united kingdom great britain hobbies crafts reference accessori carol harris madeleine marsh 1840002123 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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Metropolitan Jewelry by Sophie Mcconnell (£13.50)Publisher: New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0-8212-1877-8]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price clipped. Gently bruised at the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; Glossary; Photographic end papers & blanks; Title page vignette;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 111 pages. Tags: metropolitan museum art new york, n.y. catalogs, jewelry state catalogs, jewellery public u.s.a, antiques collectables gold silver jewellery, crafts hobbies jewelry, first edition books, books written sophie mcconnell, 0-8212-1877-8
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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Complete Pattern Designing by Ann Ladbury (£13.00)Publisher: London: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283998148]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Colour Photographs; Patterns;

From the cover: “Ann Ladbury, the country’s best-known dressmaking expert, describes step by step how you can transform your own ideas for all types of clothes into ready-to-wear garments. Separate sections cover patterns for trousers, skirts, blouses and bodices, coats and jackets, lingerie, nightwear and beachwear, with advice on how the various style features combine to make complete outfits.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: clothing making, needlework fabric crafts, hobbies needlework, dressmaking tailoring, first edition books, written ann ladbury
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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Haiku Knits: 25 Serenely Beautiful Patterns Inspired by Japanese Design by Tanya Alpert (£12.50)Publisher: New York: Watson-Guptill Publications — 2009Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780823098071]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Tables; Patterns;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Erika Knight. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 244 pages. Tags: alpert erika knight home garden crafts hobbies knitting 9780823098071
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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Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More by Nicky Epstein (£12.50)Publisher: New York: Potter Craft — 2012Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9780307587060]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Diagrams; Patterns; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “One circle can become a stylish hat or an adorable shrug. Two, and you have a unique handbag or cover-up. Knit more circles, and you can make show stopping scarves, jackets, sweaters, afghans — even a stunning lace dress.

Only Nicky Epstein, always on the cutting edge of knitwear design, could dream up these innovative garments and accessories that all start with a simple shape. In her bestselling book Knitting Block by Block, Nicky elevated the humble block to outstanding fashion, but that was just the beginning. Now she takes on a new challenge and shows you how to make a statement with circles. Mix and match to your heart’s content with one hundred circular patterns and twenty inspiring projects that feature everything from cables to rich colorwork, delicate lace, and over-the-top embellishments in Nicky’s signature style. You’ll find step-by-step techniques for how to knit circles, both in the round and flat, plus expert guidance on customizing the projects, with unique cut-and-paste circle templates to design your own styles.

With this groundbreaking book, you’ll never look at circles the same way. Once again, Nicky Epstein has outdone herself, opening up a world of creative possibilities with a gorgeous reference that will have you knitting in the best of circles.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 223 pages. Tags: crafts hobbies home knitted flowers fringes lattice edgings embellishments style handmade garments sweaters ideas instructions appliques borders cords embroidery enhancements tassels pompoms ties 9780307587060
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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An Introduction to Drawing Flowers: Form, Technique, Colour, Light, Composition by Margaret Stevens (£12.00)Publisher: Edison: Chartwell Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0785801596]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the very margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour drawings; Diagrams; Glossary;

From the cover: “Flowers have been drawn and painted for centuries, from early Egyptian tomb paintings to the ornate botanical art of the 18th and 19th centuries. For today’s artist they are a challenging and rewarding subject and their delicate colours and forms are well suited to the drawing media.

Whether you want to portray a dramatic floral display or concentrate on a single flower head, An Introduction to Drawing Flowers provides a thorough grounding in the skills you will need. The initial chapters concentrate on the importance of observing and understanding the shapes and structures of plants and how they are affected by perspective. Further chapters cover composition and using a sketchbook, and explore suitable media such as pastel, ink, pencil and mixed media. The text is accompanied by finished drawings and step-by-step demonstrations.

An Introduction to Drawing Flowers is an invaluable book, full of practical advice on how to improve your technique. It clearly explains the principles behind drawing flowers and also suggests ways in which artists can expand and develop their skills.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: drawing technique botanical illustration art flowers plant anatomy watercolour painting floras plants drawings techniques materials crafts hobbies nature still landscapes seascapes animals 0785801596
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Knitting with the Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio by Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably (£11.50)Publisher: New York: Sixth&Spring Books — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781936096374]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Diagrams; Patterns; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: “Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably are renowned for their innovative use of colour in knitwear and beyond. Their workshops and books have inspired knitters all over the world to embrace colour and its possibilities. In Knitting with The Color Guys, Kaffe and Brandon join forces to create a fabulous collection of knits that explore every corner of the color spectrum:

In SOFT TONES, delicate pinks, creams, baby blues, and honey yellows tint a triangle-motif baby blanket, a striped stole, fingerless gloves, and more.

The paint box brights of SINGING COLOUR are vibrantly displayed on a graphic-patterned throw, a pineapple-motif blanket, and a dazzling striped scarf.

MOODY HUES features smouldering shades in a series of dotted cushions, a blanket inspired by an Amish quilt, and a hyacinth-blue scarf.

In RICH SHADES, deep, intense tones create a sophisticated palette perfect for an elegant stole, a richly textured scarf, and a dramatic blanket.

With complete instructions and detailed charts, these sensational designs and more will have you Knitting with The Color Guys in no time!”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 176 pages. Tags: mably knitting patterns creating colorful knits designs color art soft tones singing moody hues rich shades home decor projects crafts hobbies needlework
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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Turning Green Wood by Michael O'Donnell (£11.50)Publisher: Lewes: Guild of Master Craftsman — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1861080891]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “A guide to the art of turning delicate bowls and goblets from freshly felled, unseasoned wood. Using green timber enables you to choose and cut your own wood. The author explains how to harvest and store timber, and how to make the best use of the grain patterns and other properties. Six projects are described and illustrated: a cross-grain translucent bowl; a cross-grain natural-edge bowl; an end-grain bowl; a natural-edge end-grain bowl; a natural-edge end-grain goblet; and a part-turned bowl.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". 135 pages. Tags: turning wood products lathe work amateurs manuals woodworking sculpture three-dimensional art forms crafts hobbies woodwork 1861080891 9781861080899
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With Gun, Rifle and Bow: Stories for the Field Sportsman by James Douglas (£11.50)Publisher: Blandford — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0713723432]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block lighty tanned and spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author on the ½-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “All the enthusiasm, drama, humour and excitement of country sports shooting and hunting are contained in these entertaining pages compiled by foremost field sportsman James Douglas.

Drawing on his thirty years of hunting experience in three continents, the author recalls many colourful events in a spellbinding collection of anecdotes that will delight like-minded outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. If evidence is needed to show the diversity provided by these hobbies then this lively book provides it — poachers, shooting parties, novice hunters, celebrities, champion shots, bemused outsiders and many others appear in tales set in all weathers, several countries and some secret locations.”
Notes: Illustrated by David Holdsworth. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: anecdotes douglas field fishing hunting james recreation shooting sports
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Beautiful Botanical Knits: 40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers, 6 Beautiful Projects by Nora J. Bellows (£10.50)Publisher: Newton Abbot: David & Charles — 2012Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781446302439]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Contains: Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Nora Bellows, the creative mind behind Noni Designs, brings her passion for flowers to this stunning new knitting collection.

In Beautiful Botanical Knits, a gorgeous array of knitted lilies, magnolia blossoms, forget-me-nots, pansies, roses, daffodils, and other flowers are captured in lush, realistic detail. Drawing inspiration from her own garden and nineteenth- and twentieth-century botanicals, this volume of forty flowers rendered in silk, merino, mohair, and lace- and worsted-weight yarn is a study in texture, colour, imagination, and exquisite detail. Knit an entire bouquet of your favourites, or use a single bloom in endless ways to embellish garments, accessories, and home accents, such as the six included projects for knitted gloves, wraps, pillows, and bags.

While many of these flowers appear complex, you’ll discover that the skills needed to create them are not. Inside, you’ll find tips for using different gauges, needles, and yarns to create flowers large or small, along with clear instructions for felting, finishing, and wiring your work to ensure that your flowers always look as fresh as the day you made them.

With the sumptuous designs and technical expertise found in Beautiful Botanical Knits, you’ll soon be knitting a spectacular garden of your very own.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 8½". 176 pages. Tags: knitting patterns flowers art anatomy knitted flower tools angel tear daffodil cherry blossom crocus dahlia dogwood english bluebell jasmine artificial crafts hobbies needlework 9781446302439
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Cash-In On Collecting by Tony Curtis (£10.50)Publisher: Lyle — 1986Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0862480558]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and the boards. Slightly shelf-cocked. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.

From the cover: “Collecting is a passion that can become a way of life. The lure of the chase, the search for the elusive treasure, the fascination of knowing almost, but not quite, everything about some out-of-the-ordinary subject are what makes a collector’s adrenalin surge.

Collectors thrive most of all on the teasing certainty that fortunes can be made out of their hobbies and that around the next corner they could find the one thing that will make their collection complete and unique.

This book contains the stories of many fascinating and successful collectors. They are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who have been bitten by the collecting bug. Their specialities range from old bank notes to cigarette lighters, from dolls to picture postcards.

From their own experience they give first hand tips on collecting including how to start, where to go and, most interesting of all for the would be collector, what to start specialising in now so that your hobby can be turned into money. The astute collector picks an area of the market that is unexploited and develops it. Two young men who tell their collecting story in the book introduced the words ‘street jewellery’ to the Oxford English Dictionary because that was what they called the enamel signs, manhole covers and street direction boards which they began to collect only a few years ago. Street jewellery is now a large and thriving area for other collectors.

Everything and anything can be collected from 18th century prints to today’s throwaway beer cans. In this book you learn how to build up your collection and also how to add an unexpected pleasure to your life for collecting can not only be a cure for boredom and the blues but it carries with it the very real possibility of turning a modest outlay of money into a considerable nest egg.

The sky is the limit for the successful collector. Read how it can be done..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Pictorial boards. 444 pages. Tags: collecting elusive treasure collectors astute collector street jewellery dolls toys cigarette lighters cookery books advertising inserts masonic items crown cork bottle poison bottles beer lables motoring signs gladys cooper postcards shell memorabilia cream pots bairnsfather ware quack medicine royal fairground guinness stout piscatorial paper packets car mascots football wireless equipment petrol
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Discover Cross Stitch: 40 Original Projects to Build Your Needlecraft Skills by Steven Jenkins & Jane Franklin (£10.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600583058]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little ruffled at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Patterns;

From the cover: “Cross stitch embroidery has a long tradition and has been known and practised for hundreds of years in many cultures throughout the world. Discover Cross Stitch is a complete guide to the various techniques involved in the application of different forms of cross stitch. By working your way through the different projects you will gain the satisfaction of seeing your skills put to practical use. Discover Cross Stitch will show you how to create objects ranging from kitchen samplers and pin cushions to tea cosies and table linen that you will be proud to use and display at home or to give as gifts to those people special to you.

Clear instructions, photographs and colour charts enable the reader to carry through the 40 original projects that are featured in the book. And to make this wealth of information even simpler to use, each project has been carefully graded into Easy, Intermediate and Advanced skill levels.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 112 pages. Tags: cross-stitch patterns embroidery crafts hobbies needlework textile handicrafts arts steven jenkins jane franklin 0600583058 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Elliot's Guide to Home Entertainment by John Elliot (£10.50)Publisher: Aurum — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854104853]Condition: Very Good. Light yellowing to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight else.Description: 4th Edition.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 954 pages. Tags: classification cinematography certifications bibliographies entertainment documentaries certification discographies broadcasting satellite-tv live-action corporation association laservision productions blockbuster re-mastered documentary soundtrack low-budget production claymation recordings catalogues screenplay supporting decoration television directors extensive animation hollywood principal assistant direction reference broadcast programs juvenile pictures thriller suitable children catalogs synopsis category artistic sporting american releases original
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Knit One, Bead Too: Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads by Durant (£10.50)Publisher: North Adams: Storey Publishing — 2009Binding: Hardback (Spiral Bound) [ISBN: 9781603421492]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Diagrams; Patterns;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 159 pages. Tags: durant home garden crafts hobbies jewelry knitting
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The DMC Book of Cross Stitch and Counted Thread Work by Eleanor Van Zandt (£10.50)Publisher: Collins & Brown — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1855851679]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the top edge otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “This is a highly practical and accessible guide to one of the most popular and creative forms of needlework. Clear, step-by-step instructions and colour illustrations introduce the beginner to a variety of counted thread techniques, such as cross stitch, pulled work, blackwork and Hardanger embroidery.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Matching Pictorial boards. 160 pages. Tags: zandt 1855851679 cross-stitch patterns counted thread embroidery crafts hobbies needlework
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The Guinness Book of Film Facts and Feats by Patrick Robertson (£10.50)Publisher: Guinness World Records — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851122094]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In its 288 pages this book is packed full of information relating to films, the methods of production and the film industry. There are sections relating to performers, awards, box office, censorship, documentaries and shorts, news films, camera work, publicity, cinemas, titles, films on TV, amateur films, advertising films, animations, etc. All in the style which has made the Guinness Facts & Feats series such a success. To give some idea of the spread of contents, did you know that: The longest film ever made runs for two days and nights without interruption?; The star with the longest screen career has been appearing in films since 1908?; The first feature-length film was made in Australia?; The largest cast for a film numbered 187,000-more than the number of people who saw it?; Winston Churchill wrote film scripts?; The longest production schedule was 18 years?; Crazy inventions have included films for the blind?; Only one western has been directed by a woman?; A British monarch acted in movies?; The first star to appear on screen naked was back in 1916?; Dracula has never been portrayed on screen the way he was described in the book?; Mary Pickford starred in a Russian movie-without her knowledge?”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Turquoise boards with White titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: bibliographies certifications cinematography classification discographies documentaries certification entertainment broadcasting satellite-tv association documentary re-mastered blockbuster laservision corporation live-action productions decoration low-budget recordings exhibitors catalogues screenplay claymation supporting soundtrack characters production television censorship performers assistant extensive audiences festivals out-takes favourite directors animation broadcast reference hollywood principal american pictures programs juvenile thriller suitable catalogs
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The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats by Patrick Robertson (£10.50)Publisher: Guinness — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0851128998]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Spotting to the leading edge of the first few leaves otherwise a well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. 3rd Edition. From the cover: “In its 288 pages this book is packed full of information relating to films, the methods of production and the film industry. There are sections relating to performers, awards, box office, censorship, documentaries and shorts, news films, camera work, publicity, cinemas, titles, films on TV, amateur films, advertising films, animations, etc. All in the style which has made the Guinness Facts & Feats series such a success. To give some idea of the spread of contents, did you know that: The longest film ever made runs for two days and nights without interruption?; The star with the longest screen career has been appearing in films since 1908?; The first feature-length film was made in Australia?; The largest cast for a film numbered 187,000-more than the number of people who saw it?; Winston Churchill wrote film scripts?; The longest production schedule was 18 years?; Crazy inventions have included films for the blind?; Only one western has been directed by a woman?; A British monarch acted in movies?; The first star to appear on screen naked was back in 1916?; Dracula has never been portrayed on screen the way he was described in the book?; Mary Pickford starred in a Russian movie-without her knowledge?”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7½". 236 pages. Tags: academy actors actress amateur american animation artistic arts assistant association audiences awards bbfc bibliographies blockbuster bloopers broadcast broadcasting budgets buff cable carlton cartoon catalogs catalogues category censorship certifications channel characters cinema cinematography classic classification claymation code colour comedy corporation coverage credits decoration directors discographies documentaries documentary editing effects entertainment episode exhibitors
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English Countryside Embroidery: A Treasury of Over 50 Original Needlepoint Designs by Stafford Whiteaker (£9.50)Publisher: Bracken Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851709738]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Patterns;

From the cover: “Following the success of his highly acclaimed English Garden Embroidery, Stafford Whiteaker has now gone further afield in his search for fresh inspiration for his original needlepoint designs.

He has found it in the English countryside — that idyllic place of all our dreams. Old-fashioned flowers in the traditional cottage garden like pretty pinks, fat cabbage roses and tiny violas were the first to catch his attention. Beyond the garden gate he sought out the wild flowers, fragrant honeysuckle, dog roses and red berries of the country lanes. The rich harvests of farm fields also inspired new ideas for needlepoint patterns.

The accompanying text, with its tales, songs and poems of country life, has a delightful informality that emphasizes the role of needlepoint as a source of relaxing pleasure and practical entertainment. Stafford Whiteaker underlines this message of enjoyment by basing some designs on the pursuits of a Victorian afternoon in the country. Here are found embroidery repeats of Victorian jewels, coloured garlands, fish swimming in a garden pond, fancy patterns of marbled papers and the mythical creatures of heraldry.

Alongside this treasury of patterns, the practicalities of needlepoint are not forgotten. There is a chart of essential stitches, with two new exciting ones to try, and a section about canvas with advice on colour and working with yarns. Background colours and patterns are also discussed with 20 hints to make your needlepoint work more enjoyable. A variety of stitched-up projects from cushions and firescreens to chairs and footstools are shown in full-colour photographs.

Like its predecessor, English Countryside Embroidery is beautifully illustrated with paintings of scenes that recall the charm of the countryside in Queen Victoria’s day. They accompany an introduction in which the author talks about the English countryside of yesterday and today — that rural place just outside the garden gate where wild flowers bloom, cottages nest among honeysuckle and roses, and gentle peace is to be found away from the rush of city life. For centuries this countryside has inspired the themes and motifs of the English embroiderer and Stafford Whiteaker adds a contemporary voice to that tradition for another generation of needleworkers.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Orange boards with Black titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: canvas embroidery patterns crafts hobbies needlework united kingdom great britain england fabric textile artworks fine arts art history stafford whiteaker 1851709738 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Fashion Magic: Fun Ways to Transform Your Clothes by Michelle Huberman (£9.50)Publisher: Piatkus — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0861888847]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs, diagrams and tables. From the cover: “Fashion Magic shows you how to create an exciting new fashion look in only minutes. Fashion innovator Michelle Huberman describes how you can decorate and transform your existing clothes with easy-to-buy accessories, such as sequins, flowers, studs, fabric paints, feathers, bits of leather, zips, and colourful buttons and bows. Discover how easy it is to turn a sweater into a stunning evening outfit with a few sequins and some silver braid. A simple T-shirt can be transformed into a unique fashion garment with polyester flowers or diamante studs. A skirt can be fringed with leather, and colourful beads of feathers added for an up-to-the-minute ethnic look. A child’s jeans can be patched with fun shapes or livened up with bright buttons or fabric paint.

Michelle Huberman has created over 50 simple,, yet wholly original designs for you to follow i interpret as you wish. Every garment is accompanied by a colour photograph, easy-to-] follow step-by-step instructions, and helpful diagrams where necessary.

Fashion Magic is the ideal style book for everyone who wants an eye-catching look bi doesn’t have much time or money to spare. For many of the outfits, you don’t have to know how to sew-with a few studs, some glue and a little know-how, anyone can work magic on their clothes.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: accessories bows braid buttons chambray child’s clothing colourful costume crafts decorate designs diamante ethnic existing fabric fashion feathers fringed garment hobbies jeans leather needlework net original outfit paints patched sequins shirt silver studs sweater tassel transform unique women's zips
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George Clooney: A Biography by Jeff Hudson (£9.50)Publisher: Virgin — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185227994X]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 with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A-list celebrities don’t come much bigger than George Clooney. Film star, producer and, most recently, director, Clooney brings a Midas touch to every project he takes on. Directors queue to shoot his next picture, actors take huge salary cuts to appear alongside him, producers bend schedules to accommodate his every need. But it wasn’t always like this. When hospital drama series ER hit American TV screens in 1994, George Clooney finally achieved the ‘overnight’ success that he’d been working solidly towards for more than a decade. As maverick paediatrician Dr Doug Ross, he won over the hearts of millions, finally putting behind him the gruelling and often demeaning years of selling women’s shoes, cutting tobacco and appearing in more than a dozen pilot episodes for series that were never made. Next stop Hollywood, and starring roles with Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: opposition washington suttivan's macpherson basketball earthquake conquering television impossible production soderbergh mccluggage dreamworks sonnenfeld collimvood nicollette schumacher aamiokoski centennial appearance individual university industrial rosenfield weinberger foundation underneath unbecoming katzenburg cincinnati gloucester lookalikes kimberlyso revelation rees-jones peacemaker nicholson stanislaw clooney's mackenzie zellweger beautiful wrestlers margulies rosenthal hardwicke rodriguez locations louisiana shaquille macedonia
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Introducing Handbuilt Pottery by Tony Jolly (£9.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0823061949]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little ruffling at head of DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This book will be of invaluable help to those interested in pottery work for schools and also in a rewarding adult hobby. 96pp. Jacket Designed by Tony Lindford.Tags: Pottery Hobbies Education 0823061949
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Judy, Patrol Leader by Dorothea Moore (£9.50)Publisher: The Children's Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with light creasing to both panels and the price clipped. Pages deeply tanned by age. Description: From the cover: “We’re not accustomed to having relations of the staff planted upon us. So runs the feeling among the girls of IV A. in St. Oswyth’s School for Girls when Judy Bethune, niece of the Latin master, arrives in the middle of the Spring Term. But Judy, although a little bewildered, is not daunted by this cool reception; with her natural friendliness, enthusiasm and love of adventure she breaks down the barrier of resentment. Herself a keen Guide, Judy tries hard to interest her school-mates in Guiding, but it is not until she has proved herself a ‘good sport’ by showing resourcefulness and pluck that her dream of a Guide Company at St. Oswyth’s comes true.

Judy’s adventures make exciting and amusing reading and will be much enjoyed by all schoolgirls.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Boys' and Girls' Library series. 188 pages. Tags: aberdeen address adeline adventures advertisements alexandra allowances alphabet amateur america and animals annuals answers appeals article articles ashford association attitude attitudes australia authors a-wheel bachelors bateson battenberg beatrice beautiful bedford belgian belinda benefactor benjamin between bicycling blackwell blaquiere bonnets book-keepers boys bride briefless brothers brought budgeting burnside careers cassells catherine caulfeild
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Making and Flying Kites: Traditional & Modern Designs by Wolfgang Schimmelpfennig (£9.50)Publisher: Secaucus: Castle — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1555213766]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps [1]; Plans;

From the cover: “Kiting has a long and fascinating history, the first flat kites being invented as early as the 15th century. Since then ever more elaborate designs have been created, producing kites capable of the most demanding and exciting manoeuvres. Making & Flying Kites celebrates the thrill and beauty of this unique craft. Easy-to-follow instructions, over 100 diagrams and 60 colour photographs, help you to create up to 19 kites, from the simplest to the most sophisticated design. The book also contains invaluable advice on materials, flying characteristics and launching.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8½". White boards with Red titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: kites toys design construction models model-making sports outdoor recreation juvenile crafts hobbies toymaking aviation
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Painting the British Isles: A Watercolourist's Journey by Ashley Jackson (£9.50)Publisher: Boxtree — 1994Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1852834684]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Painting the British Isles is an inspirational and practical guide to capturing in watercolour some of the most beautiful places in Britain. Travelling to twelve locations, ranging from the Isle of Skye in Scotland to St Ives in Cornwall, Ashley Jackson finds new challenges and fresh pleasures in each.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 10". Pictorial boards. 110 pages. Tags: art british crafts europe general guides handicrafts hobbies holiday isles landscape materials paintings techniques travel watercolor watercolours
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Starting Drawing by Jason Bowyer (£9.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747501270]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Spotting to the front pastedown and title page otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “An attempt to provide a comprehensive introduction to drawing skills. It lays out the principles of drawing for the complete beginner and gives exercises to follow using objects found in the home. By working through the book the beginner should develop the skill to produce both drawings as the basis for paintings and works that are pleasurable in themselves..”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pictorial boards. In the Art Class series. 60 pages. Tags: art crafts drawing drawings general handicrafts hobbies instruction materials technique techniques
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The Dragon's Head by Doris Leslie (£9.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434418242]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fading at the spine and some short, closed nicks and chips. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “The setting of The Dragon’s Head is England in the decade after the First World War. Amid this topsy-turvy world of profiteering, bereavement, mass unemployment and social and political upheaval leading up to the General Strike of 1926 the author unfolds the romantic story of an aristocratic young girl’s divided loyalties. What is the truth about Prince Riabovitch, the White Russian émigré who professes admiration for the Revolution which has dispossessed him and why is he interested in a secret British Government research establishment? How does Russton, the brisk young colonial ex-Serviceman with the means to support his expensive hobbies — racehorses, fast cars — come to work as a hired waiter? And to which of them does Felicity’s heart really belong, if not to her own adored father, the Earl of Rodborough, who seems to depend on her more and more, now that his son and heir is dead and his estate has been sold?”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: historical chronicles narration chronicle narrative storyline medieval earlier ancient account history england fiction stories middle period bygone legend annals times olden fable story tale saga ages days yore myth past one day old
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The Liberty Home: Distinctive Sewing Projects from Classic Liberty Fabrics by Ljiljana Baird (£9.50)Publisher: London: MQ Publications — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0809229889]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Patterns;

From the cover: “Since it opened its doors in 1875, the House of Liberty has been synonymous with upscale living. The Liberty Home invites you to celebrate the unique heritage of the world’s finest fabrics by creating distinctive home-decorating projects and gifts.

This stunning book takes you around the Liberty home, demonstrating projects that can be made with a little skill, a free imagination, and your choice of sensational Liberty fabrics. Decorate your living room with a beautiful Tree of Life lap quilt, pillows in the deep rich colors and designs so characteristic of Liberty, and elegant lampshades and accessories. Or brighten up the kitchen with lovely floral tablecloths and colorful blinds and wall hangings. From the dining room to the bedroom to the nursery, Liberty fabrics will help you create this classic and enduring style.

The fascinating introduction describes how Liberty, under the guidance of its founder, Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty, grew from a small retailer of exotic Oriental fabrics into the world’s finest fabric house, setting new standards of quality in home refinement.”
Notes: Illustrated by Penny Brown. Size: 11½" x 9¾. Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: liberty house furnishings company household linens draperies interior decoration home furnishing needlework fabric crafts decorating design hobbies textile fabrics england 0809229889
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Timesaving Sewing by Edited by Reneé Dignan (£9.50)Publisher: Cy DeCosse — 1987Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0865732159]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Singer Sewing Reference Library series. 128 pages. Tags: dignan 0865732159 singer sewing library quick efficient arts photography fashion designers home garden crafts hobbies how-to improvements household hints
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Carpets: From the Tents, Cottages and Workshops of Asia by Jon Thompson (£8.50)Publisher: London: Laurence King — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1856690334]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First published as Carpet Magic in association with the Barbican Art Gallery to accompany the exhibition of that name London, 1983. Contains: Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Title page vignette;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 176 pages. Tags: thompson rug carpetmaking carpets rugs western eastern carpet making tribal domestic weavings town court symbolism asia antiques collectibles crafts hobbies 1856690334
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Furniture Restoration: A Manual of Techniques by Graham Usher (£8.50)Publisher: Marlborough: The Crowood Press — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1852239050]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Charts; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Glossary;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 224 pages. Tags: furniture repairing amateurs manuals finishing decorative arts crafts home furnishing decoration woodworking hobbies woodwork 1852239050 9781852239053
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Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects to Knit, Wear and Enjoy, on the Go and Around the Clock by Veronik Avery (£8.50)Publisher: New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781584798446]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Patterns;Notes: Size: 9½" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: avery knitting patterns dress accessories sweaters crafts hobbies needlework 9781584798446
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Narrow Boat Painting: A History and Description of the English Narrow Boats' Traditional Paintwork by A. J. [Anthony John] Lewery (£8.50)Publisher: Newton Abbot, London & North Pomfret: David & Charles — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715367714]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1974] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Signed by the Robert Shopland, editor of Waterways World & Ships Monthly on the first blank, with a business card laid in — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: canal-boats inland waterway vessels england decoration ornament english narrowboats water britain narrow boats transport ships shipbuilding ship folk art decorative finishes surfaces crafts hobbies decorating
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Ronnie Corbett's Small Man's Guide by Edited & Compiled by Spike Mullins (£8.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph / M & J Hobbs — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718115589]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. .Description: Advice to the small man from Ronnie Corbett.Notes: Jacket designed by Lawrence Edwards. Illustrated by Bill Tidy. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 108 pages. Tags: and decorating english get hobbies home humor humorous humour man older pastimes people prose pygmy romance self-defence shorty small smaller texts wit
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Girl's Own Crafts & Hobbies by Ruby Evans (£8.00)Publisher: Lutterworth Press — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ ruffled with some nicks and tears and a little loss.Description: DescriptionTags: granddaughter's correspondents advertisements correspondence international photographers o'shaughnessy supplementary disadvantages contributions story-writing type-writists contemporary sitting-room competitions telephonists tight-lacing match-girl's flower-girls convalescent emancipation contributors seamstresses book-keepers difficulties housekeeping stay-at-home presentation geographical photographer housekeeper marchioness governesses whitechapel washing-day handwriting association inexpensive mothercraft work-basket journalists typewriting gentlewomen equivalents restaurants schoolgirls trespassers circulation journalist photograph sisterhood
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Stained Glass in England by June Osborne (£7.50)Publisher: Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0750902345]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: First in this edition. [First: Muller, 1981] Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Glossary; Frontispiece; Title page vignette;

From the cover: “There are few countries more rich in stained glass than England. Under the infinitely variable conditions of the northern sky, hues intensify or merge, faces and figures come into prominence or fade, and scenes are created or lost. In the Middle Ages glass was regarded as magical and even today it may be a source of inspiration.

From the very first documentary evidence in AD 680, when, according to Bede, Benedict Biscop, Bishop of Jarrow and Monkwearmouth, ‘sent messengers into Gaul, to fetch makers of glass thence, that… they might glaze the windows of the church, and the cloister, and the refectory’, right up to the present day, Stained Glass in England provides a visually stunning and evocative account of all aspects of stained glass, including the different qualities, techniques, methods of conservation and architectural settings.

When this book was first published in 1981 it was greeted by Sir John Betjeman as ‘the first I have found to cover the subject fairly’. This new edition has been completely revised and updated. It is fully illustrated throughout and includes thirty-two pages of colour reproductions. The extensive gazetteer provides a record of sites throughout England, from the humblest parish churches to the great cathedrals, where interesting examples of stained glass are to be found.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Myfanwy Piper. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XII] 270 pages. Tags: glass painting staining england history stained modelling clay wax plastic materials 20th century art crafts hobbies glassware britain 0750902345 9780750902342
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