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Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts

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!

Egg Art 50 Designs to Paint, Dye and Draw

Egg Art 50 Designs to Paint, Dye and Draw

Author: Katya Trischuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Eggs aren't just for breakfast! With a bit of imagination, they can also be transformed into beautiful decorative items and gifts. A modern and accessible hobby, egg art is something all generations can take part in, and connect over. Egg Art feeds into the current trend of working and crafting with natural, everyday objects, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Hatch a plan and get cracking on your egg-cellent designs now!

Cute Amigurumi Animals 16 Adorable Creatures to Crochet

Cute Amigurumi Animals 16 Adorable Creatures to Crochet

Author: Eleonore & Maurice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Enter into the whimsical, crocheted world of Eleonore & Maurice, created by Aleksandra Peeroo, a talented designer who blends pastel yarns with delicate floral fabric to make truly adorable amigurumi creations: plush animals with little accessories, as well as sweet cushions. The combination of the calming pastel cotton yarn and the delicate floral designs give beautiful results. These cute creations include a cat cushion, a bird family, a hedgehog, a rabbit and a reindeer. The crochet patterns are clear and easy to follow and the sewing element is minimal, including items such as fabric bows, belts, ears, tails and collars. Make them for yourself or as gifts for family and friends. Everyone is sure to love these beautiful crocheted creatures. The soft colours and splashes of floral fabric make them perfect companions that children will love.

Oriental: 20 detachable postcards to colour in

Oriental: 20 detachable postcards to colour in

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Featuring intricate patterns and drawings inspired by motifs, images and animals of the Orient, these postcards provide the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life. After just a few moments of colouring in you will find calm returning. Each postcard is detachable, with a blank space for you to write a message, making them perfect for sharing with family and friends. This book is a must-have for budding artists, those who love colouring, or those simply looking for a way to relax.

Modern Rug Hooking 22 Punch Needle Projects for Crafting a Beautiful Home

Modern Rug Hooking 22 Punch Needle Projects for Crafting a Beautiful Home

Author: Rose Pearlman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Sloth Crafts 18 Fun & Creative Step-by-Step Projects

Sloth Crafts 18 Fun & Creative Step-by-Step Projects

Author: Ellen Deakin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

These crafts will make you appreciate the slower side of things! Try out these adorable crafts based on the animal that everyone's talking about! Sloths are fuzzy, endearing, and oh-so-sweet! No one can resist their adorable faces-especially when they're the inspiration for a dozen crafts that will have your sloth-loving friends oohing and aahing. With Sloth Crafts you'll learn how to create sloth: Plushies Necklaces Ornaments Bags Brooches Cakes Scarves Masks And more! Both novice and expert crafters will enjoy this wide variety of projects. Each craft comes with a list of all the items and templates that you will need to create your sloth-fueled fun. There's no shortage of ways in which you'll be able to envision these fantastic sloth crafts-the perfect activities for any creative sloth fan. They're great for yourself or to give as gifts, but you'll probably want to make them for both. Slow down, hang out, and get crafting with Sloth Crafts!

The Wizard's Craftbook Magical DIY Crafts Inspired by Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More!

The Wizard's Craftbook Magical DIY Crafts Inspired by Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and More!

Author: Andrea Wcislek Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Bring the magic wherever you go with these wizard-inspired crafts! Abracadabra! Now you too can reveal your inner wizard with these fantastical crafts inspired by your favorite witches and wizards from Shakespeare, Disney, The Lord of the Rings, and more! Dazzle your friends and family with creative decorations for your home or apartment or charm a significant other with the perfect gift. Nerds and geeks of all shapes and sizes will be under the spell of these witchy crafts. With fifty different projects and ideas, The Wizard's Craftbook will have you dusting off your potions and alchemy sets and constructing amazing creations such as: Wands Owl Post Packages Jewelry Cosplay/costume props Party decorations Witch's Hat Bath bombs And many, many more! With easy-to-follow instructions and templates, you'll find projects you can complete whether you're just a first year or an ancient scholar. No curses or hexes will penetrate the perfection of these magical crafts. Simply scan the QR codes within these pages to access templates and how-to videos. These fantastical creations are perfect for everyday fun, activities at parties, or to create ahead of time as decorations. Any witch or wizard in your life, no matter their age, will enjoy the creating (or receiving) the crafts contained in this enchanted book. So break out your wand and sorcerer's hat (or make your own) and start crafting some magic with The Wizard's Craftbook!

Pyrography Style Handbook Artistic Woodburning Methods & Techniques

Pyrography Style Handbook Artistic Woodburning Methods & Techniques

Author: Lora S. Irish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

A must-have resource for any beginner or intermediate pyrographer, this is a comprehensive guide to all of the major styles used in pyrography. Including 31 finished samples and line art, author and respected pyrography artist Lora Irish provides step-by-step instructions for each art style, from silhouettes, engraving, and cross hatching to pointillism, realism, pencil shading, and texture stroke painting. From this book, you'll be given the chance to work, experiment, and experience some of the major art styles that you can use with any pattern or design. You'll be able to realize which style offers the most comfort and the best results, and what's the most controllable so you can become a consistent master! Learn essential skills and techniques from a leading expert in the field, and discover how style affects the image to expand your artistic range.

Gourds in Motion: Simple Techniques to Make Gourd Projects Move

Gourds in Motion: Simple Techniques to Make Gourd Projects Move

Author: C. Angela Mohr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Bring new direction and inspiration to your gourd crafts by adding motion! Gourd art is often stationaryaeither elaborately decorated items of beauty or practical toolsaand introducing motion breaks the world of gourd crafts wide open. Using small gourds and easily accessible tools and supplies, learn to make your gourd projects spin, jump, and more! Clear instructions and step-by-step photos teach how to generate four basic types of movement in any project: spinning, jumping, up and down, and rise and drop. Create a flock of moving flamingos, kinetic sculptures, a human in a swaying rowboat, spinners that create optical illusions, a duck that waddles complete with flapping sounds, and many more. Written with beginners in mind, these ideas provide inspiration for modern gourd crafters to explore new, dynamic, and active avenues for their creative talents.

Art in a Box: 30 Creative Projects in Mixed-Media Assemblage

Art in a Box: 30 Creative Projects in Mixed-Media Assemblage

Author: ,Marlis Maehrle Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

In the multimillion-dollar crafter market, this is one art form that appeals to artists and makers of all kinds, whatever their other mediums may be. Also termed 3-D collage, shadow boxes, or assemblage, it's based on how you choose and arrange items in a box (term used loosely!) to create a visual message. With 30 intriguing projects of varied complexity, this complete guide teaches techniques for arranging, organizing, mounting, and creating narratives. The boxes use easily available items like cigar boxes, unusual packaging containers, or mint tins. The form's history is covered too, including the curiosity cabinets of Renaissance Europe, the found-object assemblage boxes created in the 20th century by Joseph Cornell, and the works artists create today. Includes examples to teach arrangement, grouping, and assembly and offers extra inspiration with a 40-page gallery of a wide range of works by expert artists.

When Doves Craft

When Doves Craft

Author: Sonia Bownes, Zoe Bateman Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

This book guides you through 10 simple projects that will bring a touch of superstardom to your life and a smile to your face. Each project has clear step-by-step instructions, as well as suggestions for how to show off your symbolic creations. Learn how to make a Finger Prince. Laugh with your own Purple Crane. Fall in love with some Raspberry Crochet. Tonight you're getting crafty like it's 2019. With step-by-step photography and tips, When Doves Craft is ideal for beginner crafters as well as those looking for something completely unique. And with inspirational quotes and facts about Prince, it is a perfect tribute to the most creative artist of them all.

Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book Myths & Legends

Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book Myths & Legends

Author: Zenescope, Dawn McTeigue, Jamie Tyndall, Al Rio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

Continuing Zenescope's best-selling GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK line comes the beautifully detailed MYTHS & LEGENDS. This magnificent collection includes some of the best fairy tale artwork with Zenescope's take on Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and many more. Discover your creative side with these beautiful drawings, by incredible artists, as you enter a realm of imagination and colors. This artistic masterpiece is one to own in any coloring enthusiasts collection!

Making Leather Bags, Wallets, and Cases 20+ Projects with Contemporary Style

Making Leather Bags, Wallets, and Cases 20+ Projects with Contemporary Style

Author: Yasue Tsuchihira Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Grab your leather working tools and get started making yourself some great new leather items you'll be proud to carry! Well-crafted leather pieces are always in vogue. And minimalist modern styles are easy to make following the step-by-step instructions and templates provided in Making Leather Bags, Wallets, and Cases. From statement handbags to chic wallets, eyeglass cases, portfolios, and more, this book includes projects even a novice leather worker can make but that look so high-end people will be astonished if you tell them you made it yourself.