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Shapes For Woodturners


Featuring more than 500 designs, this exhaustive compendium truly has something for everyone. From bowls to plates, vases to jugs, teapots to chess sets, each project and its suggested variations will inspire creativity while increasing both confidence and skill for any level woodworker.
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34,68 € 36,51 €

Embroidered Books


Embroidered books are enjoying a huge surge in popularity, and these precious items can be works of art in themselves. This beautiful guide by the acclaimed author of Bags with Paper and Stitch contains all the techniques for making a wide range of book styles, including books with sewn spines, wrap-up books, zig-zag books and wallet-style books, with both soft and hard backings and intricately constructed bindings. The books are then embellished with exquisite embroidery in many different styles - from a Wild West-influenced wallet book to a sewn book scattered with delicate flower petals. A wide range of materials is used, including all the latest specialist fabrics such as Lutradur and Extravorganza, plus hand-made paper and unusual found objects including seashells and driftwood.
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25,64 € 26,99 €

Bigger Book of Fashion


Following the sucess of the bestselling Big Book of Fashion Illustration, this brand-new collection showcases the very latest in fashion illustration. *All new material and bigger, better and bang on trend *Over 1000 of the most cutting-edge fashion illustrations from around the world The visual bible for fashion illustrators, the Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration provides the best and most exciting fashion illustration from around the world today, from France to Australia, India to Mexico. Digital masterpieces as well as traditional drawing and painting are included in this unprecedented display of fashion expression. Every kind of fashion is covered, from women's couture to tweenies, from lingerie to lipstick, swimwear to separates. Plus, new for this edition, a range of fashion sketchbook work for insight into the creative and technical process. With over 1000 illustrations, the book is an invaluable acquisition for students and college libraries internationally but should be on the shelf of all those involved in fashion and graphic design as fashion illustration continues its onslaught on today's media.
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27,08 € 28,50 €

Big Book of Fashion Illustration


A visual bible for fashion illustrators and graphic designers, giving an unprecedented variety of approaches for illustrating fashion with hundreds of stunning images. Illustrators from all over the world show a range of approaches, techniques and styles. With illustrators from Singapore to Italy, America to New Zealand, it is the ultimate resource for fashion expression.
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27,08 € 28,50 €

Cane, Rush & Willow


Weaving with natural materials like willow, cane and rush, is a timeless and inexpensive craft. The traditional techniques lend themselves to both old and new designs alike. This book contains projects to suit all levels of expertise and skills.
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34,68 € 36,51 €

Vintage dress Patterns of 20th Century


This is a collection of 30 key garments that defined an era, from the 1920s flapper dress and 1940s New Look to the 1960s mini skirt and 1970s flares. Historically accurate patterns cover every decade of the 20th century, accompanied throughout by beautiful photography and illustrations of period dress. It is an essential reference for costume designers, fashion students and lovers of fashion who wish to create beautiful vintage garments. This is a stunning collection of the most iconic garments of the 20th century, these vintage patterns chart the 30 key garments that defined their era. The book features a range of historically accurate garments, including a 1920s flapper dress, a 1940s New Look skirt, a 1950s jive skirt, a 1970s maxi coat, and many more. Wonderful illustrations and photographs of period dress are accompanied by practical information on notable features, underwear and accessories for each period. Scale patterns follow for each outfit shown, complete with detailed notes on making up, using techniques appropriate to the period. A grid for enlargement of the pattern pieces is provided together with full instructions. This is an essential book for any dressmaker interested in recreating period dress, especially film and theatre costume-makers, but also fashion designers and fashionistas looking for authentic and individual vintage garments.
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27,08 € 28,50 €

Vintage fashion Illustrations


Some of the greatest fashion illustrations ever created appeared in "Harper's Bazaar," and their styles, shapes, and colors continue to influence today's practitioners. This stunning collection showcases more than 250 iconic images published between 1930 and 1970--including artwork from Jean Cocteau, Leon Benigni, and Jane Bixby. Whether they work with traditional pencils, crayons, watercolors, or a digital pen, fashion illustrators will find inspiration in these breathtaking designs.
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17,58 € 18,50 €

Complete fashion Sketchbook


This book shows you how to make the most of your fashion sketchbook. It shows how to finesse your creativity with guidance on research, design development, assembly and presentation. It is packed with exercises and case studies. It features hundreds of working sketchbook pages and portfolio work. This is an essential book for all fashion designers and fashion illustrators whether they are learning or looking for new ways to make the most of their creativity. This book takes the reader through the most important uses of a sketchbook, beginning with approaches and sources for research and capturing colour, silhouette and texture, and including drawing and photography. You can find out how to evaluate and appraise your research and establish key elements and themes, with the creation of story boards and mood boards. Next is the design development, where you are guided through testing out ideas, problem solving and garment considerations and detailing. Finally, there is assembly and realization during which you refine the work, and work towards its presentation. There are great exercises to help unleash new ideas and case studies to see how others have worked through their sketchbook to a final collection. With hundreds of great images from working designers and illustrators as well as other students, this is a great book for any fashion student or professional who want always to make the most of their creative work.
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25,64 € 26,99 €

4000 Alphabet and Letter Motifs


The next in the bestselling series for all crafters and designers - 4000 stunning motifs of initials and whole alphabets - provided in book form and also on the accompanying CD. Like all of his previous motif books, the author provides alphabets and initials in a range of historic fonts and scripts. He also presents Roman alphabets that show the influence of other cultures, such as Cyrillic (Russian/Slavonic) scripts and Rune letters. But unique alphabets and elaborate initials - created by the author himself - are also featured to make up a great sourcebook for all those working in the creative field. Author Graham McCallum's fine draughtsmanship makes this large resource of motifs an essential addition to the library of every designer and crafter, whether they are a needleworker, quilter, glass painter or woodworker. All the images are free to be copied for further creative work.
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23,70 € 24,95 €

5000 Flower and Plant Motifs


The most comprehensive motif design resource for all kinds of creative work. Whether you're a graphic designer, a stitcher, woodworker, ceramicist or tattooist, this book has over 5000 floral and plant motifs, providing a range of designs for use or inspiration. A huge number of the motifs come in historical styles, including Ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Gothic, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. It includes border motifs, simple plant motifs plus elaborate plant compositions. All hand-drawn by accomplished artist Graham McCallum, these motifs provide the best creative resource today.
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27,50 € 28,95 €

The Art of Checkmate


One of the most popular and enduring chess books of all time finally gets the English-language edition it deserves--with algebraic notation for the very first time! When it originally appeared in the 1950s, "The Art of Checkmate" was marred by a careless and mistake-filled translation. This new version accurately reflects the authors' stellar work, including fresh analysis and text missing from previous publications. It presents the basic patterns of checkmate, explanations of how to carry them out, examples from regular play, and test-yourself puzzle positions to reinforce Renaud and Kahn's valuable unmatched information. Never before has it been clearer why so many players consider this a favorite, and put it on their top-ten lists.
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22,75 € 23,95 €

Millie Marottas Tropical World


Millie Marotta is a hugely popular illustrator and her idiosyncratic drawings of the botanical world are stunning. Millie Marotta's Tropical World invites you to lose yourself in a riot of colouring in and drawing. Her beautiful illustrations are crying out for a touch of colour, an additional line here and there - the most mindful of activities. The artist's intricate style of illustration will get you itching to make your own mark, whether it's to add to the fine lines on exotic trees, or add a splash of colour to petals on an exotic bloom or the feathers of a tropical parrot. Pens, crayons or paints can bring them all to life. Add your own colours to the rainsforest scenes, make a pattern with your colour choices, or try out your drawing skills by adapting the illustration. Each picture offers scope to improve your artistic skills while relaxing. The images and imaginative scenarios can be completed in colours of your choosing and are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. This book will bring enjoyment not only to illustrators and designers, but anyone who is looking for a creative outlet or mindful activity.
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12,30 € 12,95 €

Millie Marottas Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures


The new book by the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom. Enter Millie's wonderful world of treetop treasures and discover the birds nesting and flying high up in the treetops, and the myriad creatures found among the branches. The enchanting illustrations to colour in range from birds such Major Mitchell's cockatoo and rose robins, to the magnolia warbler, silver-eared mesia and whiskered treeswift. As well as the beautiful birds of the world, Millie's intricate designs show the more unusual creatures residing in the treetops, such as the Amazonian milk frog, the sugar glider or the tree-kangaroo. Millie's inimitable style is treasured by thousands around the world and in this new, exciting book there are all sorts of creatures and fauna waiting to be coloured in, from tiny insects to winged beasts and scaled reptiles to buds and blossoms. The world's rainforests, woodlands and thickets are teeming with life and this book guarantees hours of relaxation and colouring fun.
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14,20 € 14,95 €

Millie Marottas Animal Kingdom


Millie Marotta is a hugely popular illustrator and her idiosyncratic drawings of the world's strange, cute, weird and lovely creatures will draw you in. Millie's Animal Kingdom offers a range of beautiful illustration to personalise and make your own. The artist's intricate style of illustration will get you itching for a pen, whether it's to add to the fine line hatching on the birds, the flowing tendrils of a jellyfish, or the composite of flowers that make up a grizzly bear. The work will inspire you to appreciate the detail of line drawing and its huge potential. You can colour her work or add your own line drawings to make it special to you. Add your own patterns to the lively forest scene, choose your own birds to add to the branches, or make a pattern with your colour choices. Each picture offers scope to improve your artistic skills while giving you a finished picture to show for your endeavours. The images and imaginative scenarios can be completed in colours of your choosing and are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. It is a book to be enjoyed by illustrators and designers but also by anyone who wants to enjoy the creative process.
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15,68 € 16,50 €