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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

Mandala Stones

by Natasha Alexander

50 inspirational and calming designs to paint on stones

Discover the meditative power of the mandala. In this book there is a collection of 50 unique designs, including mesmerising geometric patterns, calming nature-inspired motifs and spiritual symbols.

- Each colourful mandala is created by painting dots onto a stone or pebble a simple yet soothingly effective process.
- No specialist tools or skills required
- With clear and easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photography, you will soon be gently crafting your way to a calmer, more creative self.

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By Carol Hodgson

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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

Paper Quilling

Elizabeth Moad takes you through simple step-by-step techniques to show you how to make beautiful...

By Elizabeth Moad

Terry Harrison's Complete Brush with Watercolour

In this comprehensive guide to painting watercolour landscapes, two of Terry Harrison's best-selling...

By Terry Harrison

Soutache

Discover Soutache, the art of creating modern and unique jewellery from looped braids. Donatella...

By Donatella Ciotti

Field Guide to Knitted Birds

Let Arne & Carlos guide you on a journey into the colourful and imaginative bird kingdom!...

By Arne & Carlos

Happy Hexies

Hexies are taking the world by storm! Driven by the popularity of English paper piecing, hexagons...

By Boutique-Sha

Paper Folded Flowers

With step-by-step photographic guidance, Elizabeth Moad shows you how to make simple, yet effective,...

By Elizabeth Moad

Bird Art

Few creatures symbolise the beauty of the natural world better than birds. Their delicacy, poise and...

By Alan Woollett

Vibrant Watercolours

Vibrancy and impact are qualities that experienced watercolour artists aspire to, and this book...

By Hazel Lale

Learn to Paint in Watercolour Step by Step

Learn how to paint relaxing landscapes, exciting seascapes and portraits with personality. Whatever...

By William Newton

Beautiful Blankets, Afghans and Throws

Leonie Morgan is back with another wonderful book, showcasing her vibrant colour and stitch...

By Leonie Morgan

Painting Perspective, Depth & Distance in Watercolour

A lavish expansion and update of Geoff Kersey's bestselling Perspective, Depth and Distance title in...

By Geoff Kersey

The Skirt Emporium

This fun, quirky book is packed with 25 gorgeous, colourful skirts for adults up to size UK 20/US 16...

By Madame Zsazsa

Meet the Authors

Susie Johns

Susie Johns

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

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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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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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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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Madeleine Millington

Madeleine Millington

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

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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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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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Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton

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

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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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Hazel Everett

Hazel Everett

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

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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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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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Fiona Pullen

Fiona Pullen

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Frances McNaughton

Frances McNaughton

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

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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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Free Pattern

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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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: Egyptian Designs

Design Source Book: Egyptian Designs

This FREE pattern comes from Design Source Book 09: Egyptian 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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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: 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: 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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Free Project

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

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

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

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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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Mini Knitted Safari

Mini Knitted Safari

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

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Decorating Cupcakes & Cookies

Decorating Cupcakes & Cookies

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

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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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Tangle Bay Colouring Poster

Tangle Bay Colouring Poster

To celebrate the release of Tangle Bay, the follow-up to the bestselling colouring book Tangle Wood...

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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 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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