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Beginner's Guide to Goldwork

by Ruth Chamberlin & Mary Corbet

A beautifully illustrated, step-by-step guide for beginners to the exquisite art of goldwork embroidery.

This popular and enduring book by Ruth Chamberlin now returns as a Search Press Classic, with the addition of a foreword by the illustrious embroiderer and world-renowned blogger Mary Corbet (www.needlenthread.com).

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Zendala

The mandala is an ancient symbol used in ritual and religion as a centring device. Mandalas can be...

By Susanne Schaadt

How to Make Resin Jewellery

Resin jewellery first started in the US around 6 years ago and has now become one of the...

By Sara Naumann

How to Paint Skies

Skies are an important part of landscape paintings, setting the tone of the scene as a whole and...

By Geoff Kersey

Beginner's Guide to Goldwork

Goldwork is the art of embroidery with metal threads, and has been prized by religious orders and...

By Ruth Chamberlin & Mary Corbet

Learn to Paint in Watercolour with 50 Small Paintings

The second in this series following the success of Little Ways to Learn Watercolour, this unique...

By Wil Freeborn

Tangle Wood Collector's Art Edition

From the popular artist who created the enchanting colouring books Tangle Wood, Tangle...

By Jessica Palmer

The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists & Illustrators

Originally published in German in 1964, Professor Gottfried Bammes Die Gestalt des Menschen is still...

By Gottfried Bammes

Freeform Crochet with Confidence

Freeform Crochet with Confidence aims to inspire creativity and, through each project, encourage you...

By Carol Meldrum

Portraits of Babies & Children

For admirers of the world renowned life-drawer and for those who have struggled to capture the...

By Giovanni Civardi

From Sketch to Watercolour Painting

Wendy Jelbert begins this book by asking the question 'why sketch?'. Her answer is that it is the...

By Wendy Jelbert

200 Fun Things to Knit

200 Fun Things to Knit contains an irresistible collection of small and cute knitting projects* for...

By Lesley Stanfield & Jessica Polka

200 Fun Things to Crochet

200 Fun Things to Crochet contains an irresistible collection of small and cute crochet projects*...

By Lesley Stanfield & Betty Barnden

A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

Part of the bestselling A-Z series of specialist needlework books, this extensive how-to text...

By Country Bumpkin

A-Z of Wool Embroidery

Part of the bestselling A-Z series, this title explores the handiest stitches and techniques for use...

By Country Bumpkin

Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me

This book is filled with cute, easy knits with a vintage feel. There are knitting patterns for seven...

By Sue Stratford

Stitch, Fabric & Thread

Experiment with stitch, fabric and thread to create your own unique textiles. This inventive book...

By Elizabeth Healey

Make It With Air-Dry Clay

Delve into the world of air-dry clay crafting with 20 beautiful, easy-to-make projects that are...

By Fay De Winter

Stitched Shibori

Written by expert shibori teacher Jane Callender, this beautiful, practical book is packed with both...

By Jane Callender

How to Paint Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylics

An exciting new talent, Fraser Scarfe's moody and expressive landscapes combine the best of the...

By Fraser Scarfe

How to Draw: Hands & Feet

Hands and feet are considered the hardest parts of the body to draw, due to the variety of shapes...

By Susie Hodge

Drawing Statues

Sculptures and statues have been popular subjects for observational sketching since the Renaissance,...

By Giovanni Civardi

Sketch Your Stuff

For those who want to learn to draw, but stuck for how to get started, Sketch Your Stuff shows...

By Jon Stich

How to Paint Water in Watercolour

A compilation of in-depth exercises and practical projects created by the artist Joe Dowden, to help...

By Joe Dowden

How to Draw: Zentangles

Learn to draw zentangle-inspired designs with this step-by-step book by well-known doodler Ann Marie...

By Ann Marie Irvine

How to Draw: Mandalas

This easy-to-follow book teaches the reader how to draw a wonderful variety of mandalas using very...

By Ann Marie Irvine

Sew Flower Quilts & Gifts

Sew Flower Quilts & Gifts is the most colourful and cheerful collection of quilted projects...

By Atsuko Matsuyama

Crochet Yourself Calm

An inspiring collection of repeat crochet patterns, with both small and large geometric motifs,...

By Carmen Heffernan

Paper Panda's Guide to Papercutting

Paper Panda, aka Louise Firchau, is a papercutting superstar, with thousands of fans worldwide eager...

By Paper Panda

Fold & Cut!

From simple mirror folds to layered papercuts, this is a book for paper crafters looking to master...

By Naomi Shiek

Drawing and Painting Animals with Expression

Marjolein Kruijt's deep and abiding love of animals is obvious in this book, which will teach you...

By Marjolein Kruijt

Meet the Authors

Aimee Harman

Aimee Harman

Aimee is a self-taught mosaicist who became obsessed with making mosaics in 1998. In 1999 she...

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Wendy Tait

Wendy Tait

Wendy Tait lives in Derbyshire and studied at the Joseph Wright School of Art. She produces designs...

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Marisa Edghill

Marisa Edghill

Marisa Edghill grew up in a house filled with glitter, pretty paper, and an inherent love of craft....

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Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is the publisher and designer behind Vetty Creations. She has a passion for whitework...

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Hazel Everett

Hazel Everett

Hazel Everett first became interested in embroidery whilst still at school, and her teacher...

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Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared...

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Trixie von Purl

Trixie von Purl

Trixie von Purl is a grande dame from Bath, who lives in a formidable Georgian residence on the...

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Fiona Pullen

Fiona Pullen

Fiona Pullen is the founder of The Sewing Directory, the popular and successful site for finding...

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Susie Johns

Susie Johns

Susie Johns is an experienced crafter, specialising in knitting, papercrafts and embroidery. She...

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Madeleine Millington

Madeleine Millington

Madeleine Millington is best known for her work with recycled, dyed blankets. Her main signature has...

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Frances McNaughton

Frances McNaughton

Frances McNaughton demonstrates sugar fairies and making sugarcraft flowers the soft way, and...

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Di Van Niekerk

Di Van Niekerk

Di Van Niekerk began with needlecraft at a very young age and has always been fascinated by colour...

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Hashim Akib

Hashim Akib

Hashim Akib was encouraged to paint as a child. He attended art college and has worked as an...

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Janet Whittle

Janet Whittle

Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specialises in flowers and...

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The Woolly Felters

The Woolly Felters

Roz Dace and Judy Balchin are crafty sisters who love to felt. Their frist book together, How to...

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Sue Stratford

Sue Stratford

Sue Stratford owns and runs The Knitting Hut, a yarn and needle supplier, and she finds the yarns...

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Bobby Britnell

Bobby Britnell

She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild and of the Textile Study Group, a national teaching and...

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Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison became interested in art early on, attending Art School at the age of sixteen. His...

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Val Pierce

Val Pierce

Val Pierce's passion for knitting began at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting...

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Arne & Carlos

Arne & Carlos

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established their design...

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Sachiyo Ishii

Sachiyo Ishii

Sachiyo Ishii was a money broker in Wall Street and London, but discovered the joy of handcraft...

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Dave White

Dave White

After 30 years of being in finance, Dave White discovered he could paint, and recognising that we...

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Jean Haines

Jean Haines

Well known for her enthusiasm and passion for art, Jean Haines covers a wide range of subjects in a...

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Jessica Palmer

Jessica Palmer

Jessica Palmer gave up a TV production career to rekindle her first love of art, gaining an MA in...

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Ann Cox

Ann Cox

First and foremost, Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own company selling...

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Marrianne Mercer

Marrianne Mercer

Marrianne (Maz) Mercer studied at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University to gain a degree in Graphic...

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Jessica Alexandrakis

Jessica Alexandrakis

Jessica Alexandrakis learned to quilt while living in Hokkaido, Japan in 2002. She loves collecting...

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Gill Stratton

Gill Stratton

Gill Stratton has always loved hats, a passion passed down from her Mum and Gran, who took any...

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Free Pattern

Design Source Book: Oriental Flower Designs

Design Source Book: Oriental Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 17: Oriental Flower Designs.

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Design Source Book: Egyptian Designs

Design Source Book: Egyptian Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 09: Egyptian Designs

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Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

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The Complete Book of Flower Designs

The Complete Book of Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from The Complete Book of Flower Designs

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Design Source Book: Chinese Designs

Design Source Book: Chinese Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 12: Chinese Designs

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Design Source Book: Garden Flower Designs

Design Source Book: Garden Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 22: Garden Flower Designs

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Design Library: Maori Designs

Design Library: Maori Designs

This Free Pattern comes from Design Library: Maori Designs

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Free Project

Twenty to Make: Button Jewellery

Twenty to Make: Button Jewellery

These pretty little earrings are from Twenty to Make: Button Jewellery by Marrianne Mercer. ...

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Mini Knitted Safari

Mini Knitted Safari

This free pattern is taken from Mini Knitted Safari by Sachiyo Ishii.

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Festival Boot Cuffs

Festival Boot Cuffs

Get ready for Festival season! We are sharing a fun project for a pair of colourful boot cuffs,...

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12 Days of Penguin... On the tenth day of Penguin

12 Days of Penguin... On the tenth day of Penguin

To celebrate our 12 days of Penguin we have 12 days of free penguin projects. On the tenth day of...

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Flowers to Knit and Crochet

Flowers to Knit and Crochet

To celebrate Remembrance Day we are offering this fantastic knitted poppy pattern for free.This free...

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12 Days of Penguin... On the sixth day of Penguin

12 Days of Penguin... On the sixth day of Penguin

To celebrate our 12 days of Penguin we have 12 days of free penguin projects. On the sixth day of...

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Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

This fun felted bead project is taken from Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting. The beads can be made...

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12 Days of Penguin... On the eighth day of Penguin

12 Days of Penguin... On the eighth day of Penguin

To celebrate our 12 days of Penguin we have 12 days of free penguin projects. On the eighth day of...

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12 Days of Penguin... On the eleventh day of Penguin

12 Days of Penguin... On the eleventh day of Penguin

To celebrate our 12 days of Penguin we have 12 days of free penguin projects. On the eleventh day...

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Painting Watercolour Landscapes the Easy Way

Painting Watercolour Landscapes the Easy Way

This lovely Venetian Doorway was painted by Terry Harrison, and is taken from Painting Watercolour...

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