The act of writing can be creative, meditative and very enjoyable. Whether you want to personalise your wedding stationary, create unique greetings cards, or add a special touch to display your poetry, decorated lettering transforms even the mundane into something personal and beautiful. A comprehensive course in all aspects of decorated lettering; this book is suitable for beginners, experienced calligraphers and all those interested in the magical world of lettering. In fact, it is for everyone who loves letters.
Perennially popular, sugarcraft has a very wide appeal and attracts both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts of this craft. This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects from some of our best-selling sugarcraft authors. The book covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas decorations, dogs, brides and grooms, flowers, shoes, bags and animals, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. The tools and materials used are widely available from major craft stores and are relatively inexpensive. Sugarcraft is an easy craft to learn ... + Read More
Kirsten Glasbrook demonstrates the ancient art of tapestry weaving using wool yarn, fine linen and cotton on simple rectangular frames with notches, or purpose-built looms for larger tapestries. She shows step by step how to weave gorgeous tapestries, from choosing colours and winding warps through to creating images and finishing off with tassels and beads. Readers will learn how to create horizontal and diagonal lines, curves, motifs, shading, outlines, borders and more. There is a gallery of beautiful finished works to inspire everyone from ... + Read More
Series: Fun Figurescute character cake toppers for all occasionsPaperbackLorraine McKay9781782210320$19.95COOKING Jan 19, 2015
This gorgeous book guides you through Lorraine McKays distinctive sugar art style, showing you how to create cute, characterful sugar figures for 10 special occasion cakes, from weddings and graduations to baby showers and birthdays. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction, covering all the basic techniques you need, from mixing skin tones and making eyes, arms, teeth and hair, to supporting your finished figures. The book then guides you step by step through 10 inspiring projects, each finishing with a gallery of close-up shots to sh... + Read More
Series: Celtic CalligraphyCalligraphy, Knotwork and IlluminationHardcoverKerry Richardson9781782210016$24.95ART Sep 22, 2014
With this book you will learn how to write the beautiful calligraphy that we associate with Celtic culture, and be taught how to develop scripts that are based on original mediaeval manuscripts into lovely projects to treasure. Starting with the materials you need and basic calligraphy techniques, the book will move on to the development and improvement of skills with design elements, exercises, clear instruction on lettering, using colour, knotwork illustration and illumination, with inspirational examples of Celtic art and lettering. Beginner... + Read More
Now in a new edition, this stylish and simple guide shows how to create colourful, original designs, and it includes over 80 step-by-step photographs and a selection of stunning finished pieces. Eight innovative easy-to-follow projects show the beginner how to create a range of mosaics, from a colourful table top and crazy-paving flower pots to a beautiful clock embellished with beads and stunning bathroom panels. Each project is accompanied by a design template, and clear step-by-step photographs. A selection of striking mosaic items are incl... + Read More
Royal icing and piping expert, Christine Flinn, adds a modern twist to this historical sugarcraft technique. Learn all you need to know to produce stunning cakes for all occasions, from covering cakes and boards and making piping bags to piping basic shapes, roses and leaves. Learn how to use fruit or sponge cakes in various shapes, covering them with marzipan, royal icing and fondant (sugarpaste). There are step by step photographs, instructions and expert tips for piping, from first attempts at making shapes to accomplished cake decorating. T... + Read More
Series: Making CandlesCreate 20 decorative candles to keep or to givePaperbackSarah Ditchfield9781782214298$14.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES May 01, 2017
Candles are a much-loved feature in the home, and make thoughtful, handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Sarah Ditchfield shows you how to make beautiful, unique candles for all occasions, using traditional and modern materials and techniques. This indispensable book features: 20 gorgeous candle projects, from taper candles to ice pillars Concise and colourful instructions on candle-making methods Ideas and inspiration for decorating and packaging your candles
A vintage look is a classic look, and one you can achieve with ease for your own cakes and cookies using Christina Ludlam’s exquisite book. Vintage Cake Decorations Made Easy is a sumptuous and accessible guide to creating sugarpaste masterpieces using modern tips, tricks and techniques that are available to everyone - from professional cake decorators to home bakers. Christina’s book is filled to the brim with clear, step-by-step instructions, mouth-watering projects and gorgeous photography, and in it she reveals her secrets to help you creat... + Read More
Series: Amazing Macramé29 knotted & beaded accessories to makePaperbackClaire Rougerie9781782213567$19.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Jun 20, 2016
Macramé is back with a fresh, new style. Claire Rougerie guides the reader through 9 lessons accompanied by easy step-by-step instructions and diagrams. There are 29 original and colourful designs to make including jewellery, bags, accessories and various ideas for embellishing your outfits. The designs are both chic and bohemian combining a retro sixties style with a more modern look.
Comprehensive step-by-step visual analysis of all major calligraphic techniques, from Foundational hand and Uncials to Gothic, Italic and Copperplate. Inspirational gallery of work by leading calligraphers demonstrates how, when and what style of calligraphy best suite a given subject. Basic design principles explained, together with coverage of equipment and materials. An indispensable source book for all aspiring calligraphers of whatever level of expertise. Previously published as The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques 9780855329983
Stephanie Weightman spent months researching ways to paint convincing pictures on cakes with more subtlety and depth than had ever be achieved before. She came up with this exciting new technique using edible powder food colours with edible varnish. She begins by showing how to cover chocolate cakes, fruit cakes, Victoria sponges and cupcakes (recipes supplied) with sugapaste, royal icing, sugarpaste sheets or chocolate. Then she shows how to double-load a varnish-dipped brush with two colours, then demonstrates a variety of brush strokes to cr... + Read More
Series: Figuring Out FashionBalance Your Wardrobe and Your BudgetPaperbackJay Hunt9780992792343$16.99CRAFTS & HOBBIES Jun 20, 2016
Reworking existing clothing adds up, reducing the cost for both the wearer and the planet. Many wardrobes are full of unworn impulse purchases and expensive mistakes: clothes that dont fit well or with details that dont flatter. For those concerned about the cost of fashion shoppingnot just personal debt, but the ethical issues of cheap labour and the ecological impact of over-consumption of fashion clothingFiguring Out Fashion provides answers. Fashion stylist Jay Hunt links fashion theory to financial planning to show how a healthy bank bala... + Read More
Clay is an exciting material that has been used to make both practical and decorative items since prehistoric times. With this practical guidebook, learn all the skills you need to start creating your own beautiful ceramics. Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will guide you through the core techniques, including pinching and coiling and throwing and trimming. Discover inspirational projects as your skills progress, from simple coiled vases with painted decoration to marbled clay boxes with transparent glazes. Learn how to decorat... + Read More
Series: Twenty to MakeMini MosaicsPaperbackAimee Harman9781782211105$9.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Mar 23, 2015
These projects are small, easy to make and imaginative. These designs are accessible to all ages and suitable for all abilities, these projects are perfect for those who are new to mosaics, love the designs or simply want to have a go, as well as more experienced mosaicists who are looking for new ideas and inspiration. Aimee Harman uses user-friendly materials and techniques that makes the projects ideal for children, under adult supervision. 20 To Make Mini Mosaics includes a broad range of designs, in different shapes and styles and using d... + Read More
Series: Twenty to MakeSugar CatsPaperbackFrances McNaughton9781782212874$9.95COOKING Jan 18, 2016
Learn how to make 20 cute kitties using easy techniques and inexpensive materials. The techniques are explained with easy-to-follow instructions, and no previous experience of sugar crafting is needed. The materials used are widely available from major cake suppliers. These characterful cats include a Siamese, a Burman, a Ragdoll and lots of moggies including a ginger tom, a tabby and a tortoiseshell. There are also some very cute kittens to make. The author makes this very easy, with all the component parts pictured and very clear step-by-st... + Read More
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Dorothy Cockrell encourages readers to enjoy the delights of this exciting and gratifying craft. Offering easy step-by-step photographs and instructions, she guides the reader through all the different techniques, illustrating how beautiful and unusual effects can be achieved once the basic principles have been learnt. She discusses how to prepare the metal, choosing and mixing colours and firing methods. More advanced techniques are also included: stencilling, drawing on enamel, sgrafitto, using rubber stamps, working w... + Read More
Renowned sugarcrafter, Frances McNaughton, the author of several best-selling books on sugar fairies, creates a magical world in sugarcraft to decorate cakes for fairy lovers everywhere. She begins by revealing the tools and readily available materials she uses and goes on to show techniques such as modelling all the basic shapes required, sculpting with tools, dusting or painting to add colour and texturing with royal icing. There are then ten step by step projects showing how to make beautiful fairies in fairyland scenes. Some are funny or wh... + Read More
Ten easy-to-make projects using polymer clay. These designs include candle-holders, drawer handles, photo-frames and beautiful jewellery pieces with templates included. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will guide you through the different types of clay and an illustrated techniques section will show you everything else you need to know to create these charming pieces. Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults.
Series: Twenty to MakeSugar AnimalsPaperbackFrances McNaughton9781844484782$9.95COOKING Apr 01, 2010
Frances McNaughton shows how to make cute and funny sugar animals for cake decorating using sugarpaste and a few simple tools and techniques. First we learn about the simple shapes that are the basis for all the animals, and the few basic tools that are needed. Then it is staight on to making elephants, monkeys, pandas, lizards, dolphins, kangaroos and much more. The constituent parts of the animals are shown with the step by step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished animal is pictured in all its splendour. Animal lovers ... + Read More
Series: Twenty to MakeSugar DogsPaperbackFrances McNaughton9781844489664$9.95COOKING Sep 22, 2014
Frances McNaughton shows how to make adorable sugar dogs for cake decorating using sugarpaste and a few simple tools and techniques. First we learn about the materials and tools that are needed. Then it is straight on to making twenty popular breeds of dog including a border collie, dachshund, bichon rise, bassett hound, dalmatian, King Charles Spaniel, poodle, shitzu, St Bernard and yorkshire terrier. The models are all recognisable as particular breeds but with plenty of humour and character built in. The constituent parts of the animals are ... + Read More
Series: Twenty to MakeSugar FlowersPaperbackLisa Slatter9781844486250$9.95COOKING May 01, 2011
Lifelike flowers and foliage are yours to make with this great book from Lisa Slatter. Twenty projects cover a variety of sugar flowers including incredibly lifelike roses, lilies and orchids. Experienced cake decorator and author Lisa Slatter shows you how to make these wonderful flowers from first principles and simple shapes. This book will appeal to everyone from beginners to flower experts with a mix of fantastic and true-to-life flowers and foliage.
Popular television presenter and champion of craft Stephanie Weightman brings her expert knowledge to the world of sugarcraft, with her pioneering new techniques for stencilling on cakes. Inspiring results are achieved with only simple techniques and basic cake-decorating materials. Learn how to use food stencils to produce your own sumptuous works of cake craft. This book includes full instructions on the materials you will need, basic techniques for covering cakes with a variety of ingredients, and an extensive section showcasing Stephanie's ... + Read More
Series: Twenty to MakeMini Sugar BagsPaperbackFrances McNaughton9781844488643$9.95COOKING Apr 01, 2013
If you want a special decoration for a party or wedding cake, girly cupcake or designer cookie, bags never go out of fashion and they will create a sugar sensation. Frances McNaughton shows how to create tasty bags with an assortment of sweet embellishments. No specialist moulds or cutters are required, just commonly used sugarcraft tools and materials. The following are some of the projects: a clutch bag, starry evening bag, basket, zebra print bag, leopard vanity case, gel bag, sheepskin bag, camouflage bag, backpack, designer satchel and sp... + Read More
Series: Start ToStart to KnitPaperbackAlison Dupernex9781844483884$10.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES Mar 01, 2009
NEW IN PAPERBACK This book is perfect for readers from ten to fourteen to learn how to knit. Because there are only a few techniques to learn, absolute beginners can quickly learn how to make brilliant knitted items from scarves, belts and bags to purses and beanie hats. Each project is set off by bright, full colour photography, lively design and ideas for adapting the patterns. Have a go: you really can start to knit!
Renowned sugarcrafter, Frances McNaughton, shows how to make beautiful, natural-looking sugar animals with realistic colouring, attitudes and expressions. In the step by step demonstrations, she uses simple modelling techniques and basic shapes to create the animals, then sculpts and colours them to produce sensational cake toppers. Learn how to make favourites such as a lion and cats, as well as more unusual animals such as a meerkat, gorilla and polar bear, and many more. If someone in your life loves animals, or cakes, these gorgeous sugar c... + Read More
Series: Twenty to MakeSugar ScariesPaperbackFrances McNaughton9781844489411$9.95COOKING Jun 01, 2013
Sugarcraft really does have a dark side, and here are twenty easy-to-make, fun projects to prove it. Frances McNaughton has delved into the darker recesses of her imagination and produced twenty positively horrid projects that will appeal to children as well as adults. There's a scary ghost, an evil witch, a creepy hand emerging from a coffin, skulls, skeletons, vampires, bats and more - perfect for Halloween or for any sort of celebration cake with a scary theme. Each project shows the various components of the model and explains, through clea... + Read More
Renowned sugarcrafter, Paul Bradford demonstrates all the skills and techniques needed to decorate stunning cakes for the festive season, full of beauty, impact and humour. He begins by showing step by step how to model basic shapes in sugarpaste, moving on to making a Santa, a penguin and a rose. There is step by step instruction on covering a cake with ganache, icing a cake and board and applying a ribbon. Then it is on to fourteen amazing projects including a hilarious Snowball Fight, beautiful Angel cake, stunning Winter Ruffle with modelli... + Read More
Georgie Godbold's quirky, wobbly, sugarcrafted figures are packed with character! Included in this delightful book on Christmas decorations are instructions on how to make reindeer, Father Christmas, Mrs Claus, an assortment of elves and fairies and much more there is something for everyone. This fun, adorable book contains step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs to help you begin your sugarcraft journey and create lovely sugary things to decorate your home and cakes this Christmas!
An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.