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Welcome to Search Press - the world's finest art and craft book publisher. We publish beautiful and practical books that delight and instruct artists and crafters of all skill levels the world over.

Book of the week

Intuitive Color & Design

by Jean Wells

An updated edition of her best-selling art quilting book from award-winning quilter Jean Wells.

Jean Wells gives you the assignment of your life: put away your ruler and use your inner vision to design and piece spectacular, free-form quilts you'd never have guessed you could create.

- Jean's workshop assignments get your juices flowing, giving you challenges to expand your quilting horizons
- Start by learning to see line and colour, there's expert advice on problem solving
- You'll never see quiltmaking in the same way again

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Painting Watercolour Snow Scenes the Easy Way

Snow scenes are a popular subject of painters all year round. In this inspiring and accessible...

By Terry Harrison

Mini Felt Christmas

Making your own decorations in the run-up to Christmas has never been more popular! In this...

By Sachiyo Ishii

Twenty to Make: Christmas Cross Stitch

Create twenty unique and whimsical Christmas cross-stitch designs with this latest addition to the...

By Michael Powell

The Textile Artist: Layered Cloth

Ann Smalls imaginative use of cutting and manipulating techniques, and her layering and colouring...

By Ann Small

Take Three Colours: Watercolour Flowers

Tempted to start painting but not sure where to start? Learn how to paint beautiful watercolour...

By Julie King

How to Make Heirloom Teddy Bears

Teddy bears are an iconic symbol of childhood. They are often our first and best-loved toys right...

By Sue Quinn

Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Street Scenes in Watercolour

This complete beginners guide to painting watercolour street scenes is ideal if you want to learn to...

By Grahame Booth

Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Flowers in Watercolour

This complete beginners guide to painting flowers in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to...

By Ann Mortimer

Knitted Cats & Dogs

This fantastic compilation from one of Search Press's best-selling authors, Sue Stratford, brings...

By Sue Stratford

Decoupage Your Home

One of the most popular crafts to re-emerge recently, decoupage is ideal to decorate just about...

By Fransie Snyman

Half Yard Vintage

Sew 23 beautiful, vintage-style items that will bring a touch of elegance to your home and make...

By Debbie Shore

Sew Advent Calendars

Count down to Christmas with Debbie Shore. Sew unique, personalised advent calendars for your loved...

By Debbie Shore

The Art of Embroidered Flowers

Explore nature through a combination of textiles and embroidery in this new, modernised edition of...

By Gilda Baron

Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings

This unique book works as a complete course in acrylic painting, built up from key techniques. As...

By Mark Daniel Nelson

Crocheted Baby Shoes

Looking for a unique baby gift? Here are twenty gorgeous shoes, booties and pumps to crochet in a...

By Val Pierce

Knitted Baby Mitts

Nothing is more adorable than a tiny pair of mittens for a new baby and now you can knit your own...

By Sian Brown

Knitted Hats

Knitted hats are never out of fashion, and in this collection of twenty hats to knit, Monica Russel...

By Monica Russel

One-Patch Quilts

Carolyn Forster, who is an expert quilter, provides the inspiration for making these simple quilts,...

By Carolyn Forster

David Bellamy's Arctic Light

This book is an absolute delight, to browse through, to absorb the superb and evocative images,...

By David Bellamy

Beginner's Guide to Pottery & Ceramics

Clay is an exciting material that has been used to make both practical and decorative items since...

By Jacqui Atkin

Vintage Cake Decorations Made Easy

A vintage look is a classic look, and one you can achieve with ease for your own cakes and cookies...

By Christina Ludlam

Girl with a Sewing Machine

This beautiful, instructive book from The Great British Sewing Bees Jenniffer Taylor shows you how...

By Jenniffer Taylor

More Traditional Dutch Ganseys

Between approximately 1875 and 1950, Dutch fishermen wore sweaters with characteristic knit and purl...

By Stella Ruhe

Mandala Stones

Discover the meditative power of the mandala. In this book there is a collection of 50 unique...

By Natasha Alexander

Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff

ENTER PLANET CUTE!!! Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff teaches you how to draw anything and...

By Angela Nguyen

Mittens from Norway

Take a trip to Norway without ever setting down your needles! Let Nina Granlund Sæther guide you...

By Nina Granlund Sæther

Knit Yourself Calm

Knitting is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime, and this winning combination focuses on mindfulness...

By Lynne Rowe & Betsan Corkhill

RSN: Raised Embroidery

This practical, contemporary guide to the exciting and varied world of raised embroidery is written...

By Kelley Aldridge

How to Paint Flowers & Plants

A complete guide to painting flowers and plants in watercolour, by a bestselling author and...

By Janet Whittle

Making Candles

Candles are a much-loved feature in the home, and make thoughtful, handcrafted gifts for friends and...

By Sarah Ditchfield

Meet the Authors

Madeleine Millington

Madeleine Millington

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

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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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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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Frances McNaughton

Frances McNaughton

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

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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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Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore

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

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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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Marrianne Mercer

Marrianne Mercer

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

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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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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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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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Fiona Pullen

Fiona Pullen

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

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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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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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Janet Whittle

Janet Whittle

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

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Arne & Carlos

Arne & Carlos

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hazel Everett

Hazel Everett

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

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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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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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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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Jessica Alexandrakis

Jessica Alexandrakis

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

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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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Sarah Ditchfield

Sarah Ditchfield

Sarah Ditchfields candle-making journey started after her husband bought her a candle-making kit one...

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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 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 Library: Maori Designs

Design Library: Maori Designs

This Free Pattern comes from Design Library: Maori 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 Library: Heart & Flower Designs

Design Library: Heart & Flower Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Library: Heart & Flower 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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Free Project

Decorating Cupcakes & Cookies

Decorating Cupcakes & Cookies

This delightful Easter Bunny cookie project is taken from Decorating Cupakes & Cookies by...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Halloween Election from Jessica Palmer

Halloween Election from Jessica Palmer

To celebrate Halloween Jessica Palmer, author of the latest colouring book Tangle Magic, has...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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