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Self-Sufficiency: Soap Making.

By: ADE, Sarah.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: New Holland, 2009. 9781847734273:

Seller ID: 42547

ISBN: 1847734278

"Begins by listing the natural ingredients available for soap making and their properties before explaining the techniques required for creating these gorgeous soaps....Also discusses the benefits of a macrobiotic lifestyle and holistic skin care, and why your body will thank you for it...." Pp.128. Paperback. VG. View more info

Flowers in Cross Stitch.

By: ALFORD, Jane; HALL, Dorothea, & WATTS, Shirley.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Premier Editions, 1994.:

Seller ID: 28227

1st ed. "The beauty of flowers is celebrated in this delightful cross stitch collection ..." 29.5cms. x 24.5cms. Pp. 160 colour illustrations and charts throughout. Illustrated laminated boards, with matching illustrated d/w. VG/VG. View more info

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Wood Carving. (The Woodworker Series).


Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Evans Brothers Ltd, 1921.:

Seller ID: 41200

Second edition. "In the Volume will be found five chapters dealing specifically with the application of carving to furniture. In the subsequent chapters, however, the blending of art-handwork and construction is kept in view, and the treatment of natural forms, of grotesques and figure subjects, has all a direct bearing on the general aim. The illustrations...have been specially drawn to elucidate the text..."(Foreword. J.C.S.Brough). Pp.216, many detailed black & white illustrations throughout, small bookseller's label (A.C.Aquilina & Co. Booksellers & Stationers Valletta, Malta) to inside fr... View more info

The Embroidery of Roses.

By: ANON.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan: Ondorisha Publishers, 1980.:

Seller ID: 21204

"Here presented lovely roses in the world by the work of embroidery. Diagrams, patterns and instructions included." Pp.143, with colour illustrations. P/b with illustrated cover. VG. View more info

Creative Origami: Practical & Decorative Origami. (Photographs by Mark Hill).

By: ANSILL, Jay.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London:Cassell,1992.:

Seller ID: 10703

1st UK ed. "...if you're the sort of person who asks 'what do you do with origami?', then this is the book for you. All of the designs given here have been chosen to be a part of everyday life, and they include a greetings card, napkin ring, heart-shaped gift box, picture frame, display flower and a cake decoration." Pp.96, figure illustrations and colour photos throughout, lower page edges have slight rippling due effect of previous damp, otherwise clean. PbK. G. View more info

Handicraft for All.

By: ARKWRIGHT, Peter.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Arco Pub, 1965.:

Seller ID: 21122

1st ed. "For the purpose of this book a 'handicraft' has been taken as a pastime that demands certain manual skills, as opposed to a hobby." Ex- libris. Pp.2081, 16 b/w plates, inkstamp to fep. Maroon cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

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Mario Puppet Secrets. Set Two: How to Paint and Dress Marionettes.

By: AYRE, Ernest M.(Compiler) & AYRE, Beatrice E.(Illustrator).

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Poole: J.Looker Ltd, nd (c.1946).:

Seller ID: 42022

Second in a set of six cards illustrated with instructions for painting and dressing Marionette puppets. These instructions were aimed at schools and puppet societies. This set includes 2 full colour cards: Painting the Face: the various stages; Representative Character Suggestions; and 4 cards with Actual Size Patterns and Instructions for making: Trousers; Coat Back; Coat Front; Coat Sleeves. 10" x 8". Illustrated cream card covers with brown spine, punched-hole ring binding with red cord, tear to lower punch-hole with some pages partially loose. Minor edge wear. Scarce. G+. View more info

Stumpwork: Historical & Contemporary Raised Embroidery.

By: BEST, Muriel.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London: B.T.Batsford Ltd,1990. 0713455721:

Seller ID: 33887

ISBN: 0713455721

Rep. "The technique offers exciting possibilities to embroiderers wishing to produce contemporary stumpwork, and the author shows how to combine the techniques of the seventeenth century with modern design. Methods such as applique, canvas and calico slips, padding, stiffening with wire, making purling and wrapping are considered, and assembling figures and modelling in clay are also dealt with." 25.5cms x 19.5cms. Pp.120, some colour and many b/w illustrations throughout. Blue cloth, illustrated d/w has clear protective cover. VG/VG. View more info

The Julia Clements Colour Book of Flower Arrangements.

By: CLEMENTS, Julia.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1964.:

Seller ID: 19327

1st ed. Covers every aspect of flower arranging. 25.5cms. x 19.2cms. Pp. 96, 107 flower arrangements in colour, 6 figures, inscrip. to fep, uneven toning to endpapers. White cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w has tears and old tape repairs. G+/G-. View more info

A Text-Book of Netting. (Drawings by Gordon Bennett).

By: COLLARD, B. St. G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leicester: The Dryad Press, 1948.:

Seller ID: 44992

1st edition. "There are a great many kinds of nets that an amateur can make, from a full-sized lawn tennis net to a shopping bag : there is no end to the list. War has taught many people how useful a netted bag can be for bringing home the rations. whilst a roomy bag rolled up in one's pocket may be just what is wanted on many other occasions> (author's preface). Pp.viii/63, black & white photo frontispiece + 6 further pages of black & white photos and 46 figure illustrations by Gordon Bennett, minor spotting to closed page edges. Light blue stiff boards. G+. View more info

The Soft Furnishings Book.

By: CONRAN, Terence.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Book Club Associates (Conran Octopus) 1986.:

Seller ID: 21226

"The book covers every aspect of soft furnishing: walls, doors, ceilings, windows, tables, chairs and beds. Each chapter offers a section on imaginative design ideas and themes, followed by a range of projects described and illustrated by both photographs and step-by-step drawings..." 28.5cms x 21cms. Pp.224 with colour illustrations. Blue boards edges scuffed, illustrated d/w. G+/VG. View more info

Introduction to Book Binding.

By: DARLEY, Lionel S.:

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London: Faber and Faber, 1976.:

Seller ID: 31165

"...he(Darley) describes and illustrates with numerous drawings his methods and procedures for cloth binding, repairing old books, and, of course, binding in hand-tooled leather in the traditional manner. He ends by giving an outline of the methods and machines employed in the modern wholesale bookbinding trade." Pp.120, 4 pages of b/w plates + occasional sketch illustrations by the author throughout. Pbk. VG. View more info

Celtic Iron-on Transfer Patterns.

By: DAVIS, Courtney.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1989.:

Seller ID: 8818

1st ed. 65 transfer patterns of Celtic designs. Pp. 24, instructions to inside back and front covers. P/b. Illustd. cover. 28 cms. x 21 cms. VG.. View more info

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Artistic Leather Work. A Handbook on the Art of Decorating Leather.


Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: E & F.Spon Ltd, 1923.:

Seller ID: 41589

2nd edition. "Whilst many branches of Leather Decoration are touched upon, it will be noted that the more detailed instructions are gived in reference to 'incised work'. This is simply because, not only does such work need greater care to obtain success, but also because it is often the foundation of more elaborate work, and, in combination with staining, is capable of yielding remarkably artistic effects, even where little or no relief-work is attempted." Pp.viii/67/7(ads), black & white frontispiece + 5 further photp plates + 21 figure illustrations. Grey cloth with blind-staped decorated ... View more info

Painting Fabric. (Letts Contemporary Crafts.)

By: ELLIOT, Marion.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Charles Letts & Co. Ltd., 1993.:

Seller ID: 24621

1st ed. "The craft of painting fabric transforms plain lengths of cotton or silk into swirling works of art, everyday practical items, and designer clothes for all ages and styles." 27cms. x 20cms. Pp. 96, colour illustrations throughout. Illustrated laminated boards. VG. View more info

Silk in New Zealand.

By: FLETCHER, Joan.:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New Zealand: New Zealand Spinning, Weaving & Woolcrafts Society Inc.,1986.:

Seller ID: 29194

"This book has been produced for people wishing to work with silk fibre and yarns, and without affecting accuracy, formulae have been reduced to workable descriptions for craftworkers." Pp.72, figure and photo illustrations. Green card covers slightly rubbed. VG. View more info

Lets Make a Memory. Great Ideas for Building Family Traditions and Togetherness.

By: GAITHER, Gloria and DOBSON, Shirley. (Illustrated by Russ Flint).

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Texas: Word Books. 1978. 0849929660:

Seller ID: 25461

ISBN: 0849929660

"Because they believe families are so important, the authors have compiled this book. Here they show how their own family traditions have formed lasting values in their homes. They also share a wealth of how-to information". 21cms x 27.5cms. Pp 223, many b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

The Fascination of Flowers. A book on flower arranging. Foreword by Iona Trevor Jones.

By: GIBBONS, Elsie.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Chester: G.R. Griffith Ltd., 1967.:

Seller ID: 9787

1st ed. Study of flower arranging, illustrated by diagrams and photos. Pp. 401 col. & 13 b/w photos, 19 diagrams. P/b. Illustd. cover. 22.8 cms. x 17.7 cms. VG. View more info

Dressmaking with Special Fabrics.

By: GILES, Rosalie.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Mills & Boon, 1976.:

Seller ID: 21243

"While this book will meet the needs of students working for GCE'A'Level and City and Guilds, it can also be used by a much wider public..." 21cms x 16.5cms. Pp.112, with b/w instructional drawings. P/b with illustrated cover. G. View more info

Paper Magic.


Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Frances Lincoln Ltd., 1991.:

Seller ID: 24624

1st ed. "Original, imaginative and practical, 'Paper Magic' will inspire you to tackle many new ways of decorating with paper." 28.5cms. x 22cms. Pp. 192, frontis, colour illustrations throughout, 22 pps. diagrams. Cream boards, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. VG/VG. View more info