From nourishing oat soap bars to impressive rosebud soap cakes and fun soaps for kids, this book will inspire you to make beautiful handmade soap without all the chemicals found in commercial products. Sarah shows you how to master the two key techniques of handmade soapmaking – the traditional Cold-Process method and the fast and fun Melt-and-Pour method and then demonstrates how to use these techniques to make fabulous soaps, shampoo bars, homemade washing powder and even dishwasher soap bombs. Step-by-step photography and the author's insightful advice from years of experience teaching soap-making makes every project achievable, guiding you effortlessly from start to finish. Packed with handy tips and an easy, approachable style, this is a beautiful book filled with practical projects so that anyone, including children, can make a variety of soaps they will be proud to use, display and give away!
A fabulous collection of 15 original quilt designs and other project ideas based on the idea of the home. From townhouses to quaint cottages, seaside beach huts to shepherd's huts there's a quirky quilt for every taste. Janet uses a whole range of sewing and quilting techniques in her projects including freehand machine embroidery, applique and hand quilting to fantastic effect. As well as full sized bed quilts, the book includes smaller projects lap quilts, wall hangings and also some super quick projects such as key rings. The book is full of her own drawings and sketches, many of which double up as templates, to give a fantastic quilter's sketchbook feel.
Jo Colwill taught Kirstie Allsopp to create one of her beautiful cushion designs on Kirstie's Handmade Britain, and now she can teach you too! This gorgeous collection of cushion and quilt projects are all inspired by Jo Colwill's life on her Cornish farm. Learn how to sew with step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams and clever tips and tricks. For most of the projects, patchwork is combined with applique and hand embroidery, and the sewing techniques are clearly described to help you to achieve professional results. There's a wide range of designs to suit everyone, whether you're a beginner looking for a quick and simple cushion project or an experienced quilter wanting more of a challenge. You can make the projects just as they are or modify the ideas to create your own individual style. The book also includes a full-size quilt pattern for the featured Advent Quilt design.
A collection of classic sampler quilt block patterns from quilting expert, Lynne Edwards. Features step instructions for creating 9 classic quilting blocks which can be quilted as you go. Includes techniques for finishing, quilting and how to turn them into a sampler quilt or wall hanging. Choose from classic quilt blocks including Rail Fence, Log Cabin, Dresden Plate and Maple Leaf. A great introduction to the world of quilt block piecing.
A collection of quick and easy quilting projects including designs by authors such as Lin Clemens ( The Quilter's Bible ), Marion Elliot and Tacha Bruecher from Fat Quarterly. The projects include home decoration notions such as hanging hearts, quilted oven gloves, table mats and cushions. Every project is quick and easy to do even if you've never quilted before. Choose from hand or machine quilted projects and make fabulous gifts for friends and family.
A gorgeous collection of Spring-themed quilting and stitching designs from top fabric designer Lynette Anderson, including table runners, wall hangings and larger quilts, as well as smaller, quick-to-stitch gifts, all featuring Lynette's new fabric range from Lecien. Beautiful fabrics, fresh colours and cute designs are enhanced by a book design that captures Lynette's heart-warming, quirky style.
Want to make gorgeous homemade gifts, cakes, cards and decorations? This stunning collection of all-new projects includes something for every occasion with a wide range of crafts to enjoy, from sewing and knitting to papercraft, beading and cake decorating. Simple step-by-step projects. Quick makes for fast results. 101 original projects to choose from.
This is a fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for those who are new to knitting, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy, or Intermediate skill level. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques and making-up techniques.
This is a fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for those who are new to knitting, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy, or Intermediate skill level. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques, and making-up techniques.
Read & Co. presents this new edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours. First published in 1814, this small volume comprises a collection of 110 swatches displaying nature's colour palette together with their poetical descriptions.
In the 18th Century, German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner set out to establish a standard reference guide to colour for use in the general sciences. Scottish flower painter Patrick Syme later enhanced and extended Werner's work to include all of the most common colours or tints that appear in nature, with each colour swatch accompanied by examples from the Animal, Vegetable and Mineral Kingdoms.
The resulting work was used by many scientists, explorers and anthropologists to further their studies, including Charles Darwin during his time on the HMS Beagle. Werner's Nomenclature of Colours is considered the predecessor of modern systems such as Pantone and has even inspired heritage paint ranges from the likes of Dulux and Farrow & Ball.
Read & Co. is republishing this beautiful little volume in a new facsimile edition and has taken great care to reproduce the original text and art for a new generation of artists and scientists.