From the Bookcase: Knooking by Veronika Hug

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  You have probably heard of knitting and crochet but what about knooking? If you enjoy creativity with needles you will love to knook! Knooking by Veronika Hug is a book which shows you how to master this new technique and create the 19 fun projects within it. Veronika takes you through the very  basics Read More

From the Bookcase: Complete Guide to Calligraphy by Vivien Lunniss

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  Both absolute beginners and experienced calligraphers will enjoy the Complete Guide to Calligraphy by Vivien Lunniss. Exceptionally well-laid out and beautifully presented, the book (published by Search Press) teaches you how to master a total of 20 written scripts. As well as detailed explanation to the techniques each of the scripts is also accompanied Read More

From the Bookcase: Little Ways to Learn Acrylics by Mark Daniel Nelson

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Little Ways to Learn Acrylics (Search Press) is a complete course in learning the art of acrylic painting. Keeping the absolute beginner in mind, it does not assume any knowledge at all of the art. Author Mark Daniel Nelson takes the reader through each step from choosing a surface and preparation through to palettes and colour Read More

From the Bookcase: Jersey Yarn Creations by Alexandre Callier-Taylor

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  Textile designer Alexandre Callier-Taylor shares 20 fantastic knitting and crochet projects for any occasion in his book Jersey Yarn Creations by Search Press. Jersey yarn (which you might also know as t-shirt or fabric yarn), enables projects to be completed quickly making them perfect to turn to when you need a speedy gift or just Read More

From the Bookcase – Style Me Vintage: Home by Keeley Harris

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  Vintage-lovers can prepare to be utterly delighted by Keeley Harris’s book Style Me Vintage: Home.  Starting with a look at the different styles and designs that fall under the ‘vintage’ umbrella, Keeley then goes on to the designs of each decade from the 1920s through to the 1970s. Each decade visits a real home Read More

From the Bookcase: Patchwork & Quilting by Mollie Makes

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  Popular craft magazine Mollie Makes is back with yet another inspirational collection of crafts for you to try at home. Patchwork & Quilting (Pavilion) not only shares 15 projects for the reader to create but also provides them with a detailed guide to the techniques used. Whether you are a quilting novice or a Read More

From the Bookcase: Mini Knitted Safari by Sachiyo Ishii

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  Former money broker turned knitting designer Sachiyo Ishii shares yet another marvellous book of 27 projects in her book Mini Knitted Safari. Mini Knitted Safari (by Search Press) shows knitters of all abilities how they can create a mini safari scene of their own. The basic knitting techniques are covered at the beginning of Read More

From the Bookcase: The Picnic Cookbook by Laura Mason

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    With summer now well and truly on the way (we hope!), it’s time to turn our thoughts to long and lazy picnics. Food historian and writer Laura Mason shares her favourite picnic recipes in her new book The Picnic Cookbook (Pavilion). Available in hardback, The Picnic Cookbook features a wide variety of recipes Read More

From the Bookcase: Great Garden Design by Ian Hodgson

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    Landscape architect and former editor of The Royal Horticultural Society’s The Garden, Ian Hodgson takes readers on a thorough and enjoyable journey on creating their own ideal outdoor space in his new book Great Garden Design. From utilising the precious, limited space of small gardens, designing an oasis set atop a roof terrace Read More

From the Bookcase: Noodle Kids by Jonathon Sawyer

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  Getting kids involved in making and creating their own meals is restauranteur Jonathon Sawyer’s tip for encouraging them to eat well. Now he shares his favourite recipes that the whole family make together in Noodle Kids (Quarry Books). There is some debate as to whether noodles are spaghetti – indeed the introduction to some of Read More