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See below for a selection of the latest books from Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts category. Presented with a red border are the Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
A new colouring book from New York Times bestselling illustrator, Kerby Rosanes. Fragile World features over 55 endangered and vulnerable creatures to colour. Showcasing some of the most threatened animals from around the globe in their natural habitats, from the Tapanuli Orangutan to the Hawksbill Turtle, and many more. With a section of facts and information at the back explaining the inspiration and rationale behind each illustration, this book will raise awareness of our fragile world and inspire conservation. Kerby's incredible artwork will provide a remarkable way to learn about our planet's rich diversity and fragile ecosystems - all of which can be brought to life with colour.
This creative colouring book is the perfect companion to the best-selling The Little Book of Mindfulness. The Little Book of Mindfulness Colouring includes line illustrations of the natural world - from flowers and trees to butterflies and birds that are specially designed to be coloured in - alongside a collection of 50 inspirational quotes that will enable you to still the mind and relax the body, whilst generating and boosting a feeling of well-being and contentment that will permeate every aspect of everyday life. The perfect gift to bring lasting happiness and peace for friends and family. This is a practical way to relax the mind, whilst subconsciously developing self knowledge, expanding the imagination and nurturing creativity.
Landscapes have long provided a source of inspiration for artists and makers. From the sharp concrete edges of buildings and frosted hedgerows to seaweed strewn beaches and eroded cliffs, there is so much we can take from the environment around us. Texture explores Erika Knight's personal journey through the landscape of knitted fabrics as she examines the different habitats that have inspired her designs throughout her career. Broken down into countryside, city and coast, the core of this book is a compilation of simple knitting recipes that embrace the movement for 'slow fashion' and honour the process of craftsmanship. Each of the 20 garments will teach you how to tackle knitted texture - turn a graphic rib, an intricate lace stitch, and a travelling cable into a covetable collection of jumpers, gloves, hats and socks. Through each of the projects, you will consolidate and build upon new skills that will take your knitting further. With simple and stylish shapes, Erika dispenses her designer tips for creating a series of modern yet timeless garments. Including inspiring photography that showcases the beautiful designs, this book is the ultimate source for knitted texture and belongs on every knitter's bookshelf.
A deluxe adult coloring book featuring artwork from numerous fan favorite White Widow artists. Each page is printed on the same great exclusive coloring paper used for our sketch covers! Artists include Eric Basaldua, Jamie Tyndall, Iwan Nazif, Kael Ngu, Greg Horn, and many more!
The perfect gift either for yourself or the object of your affections, The Love Colouring Book celebrates all things connected to l'amour! Filled with images of beautiful hearts and flowers, as well as many other romantic designs, this wonderful collection is sure to enthuse readers with the pure joy of being in love, if not with someone special then just the notion of being alive to take pleasure in the world.
Kindness is something we all have to give and we all need, regardless of status or background. The current global effort to protect our communities' most vulnerable shows how kindness spreads and that when we are kind to others it lifts our spirits. In The Kindness Journal, Jaime Thurston, founder of the charity 52 Lives, motivates and inspires readers to practice kindness as much for their own wellbeing as for the wellbeing of others. The book will help readers cultivate kindness habits, with simple exercises that make a positive impact on others and themselves, and provide a place for readers to acknowledge and remind themselves how being kind to others made them feel. Through prompts suggesting simple actions, inspirational quotes and scientifically supported facts, readers will understand the positive effect kindness has on our physical and mental health. 52 Lives is a registered charity that has been changing a life every week since 2013, with the support of almost 100,000 strangers who work collectively to help a person in need of some kindness. Through the charity, Jaime sees first-hand the impact kindness has, not only on those we are kind to but on us when we are kind.
This creative colouring book is the perfect activity book for a relaxed and calm state of mind. The Coloring Book of Mindfulness includes line illustrations of the natural world - from flowers and trees to butterflies and birds that are specially designed to be coloured in - alongside a collection of 50 inspirational quotes that will enable you to still the mind and relax the body, whilst generating and boosting a feeling of well-being and contentment that will permeate every aspect of everyday life. This is a practical way to relax the mind, whilst subconsciously developing self-knowledge, expanding the imagination and nurturing creativity.
Using examples from all over the world, the author discusses informally his response to baskets and his ideas about them, and shows hundreds of photographs to illustrate his text. A child's Easter basket is valued as highly as the most refined basket from China. A folded leaf is as remarkable as a prized feather basket of the Pomos. The great panorama of basketmaking is presented with all its trappings of beads, feathers, bells, and strips of rags and leather. Straw, bark, tinfoil and plastic take their places alongside bamboo, rattan, oak splints and the rest, as materials to be worked into baskets. The basic techniques of plaiting, twining, coiling and wickerwork are like materials themselves, something to be manipulated, combined, played with. Of The Nature of Basketry the authors says, It is a personal interpretation, concerned with the aesthetic quality of baskets as it relates to process and material and human impulses. What started as a book of photographs with breif descriptions became the occasion for developing a number of ideas about basketry and expresing my own insights into the basketry process in relation to other art processes. I suppose the real purpose of the work is to express my own love of baskets. Through a perception of baskets, the world -- and humankind -- can be perceived fresh.