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Contents LIFESTYLE

Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Outdoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Various. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Food & Drink. . . . . . . . . . . 83

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CRAFT General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Art/Lettering. . . . . . . . . . 115 Quilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

WOODWORKING . 159 TRANSPORT. . . . . .

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Gardening for Geeks

Using Science, Ecology, and Mathmatics for a High Yield Garden Christy Wilhelmi

Paperback • 225 x 175 mm • 7” x 9” • 248 pages £14.99 • 9781620083581 Pub date: February 2020

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• A great resource for beginners to learn all the basics of gardening, even in urban areas. • Explains the science behind how plants work, how soil lives, and how bugs help. • Progresses into bigger concepts for a wide scope of gardening techniques and strategies. • Advice ranging from planning to pest control, including recommendations and step-by-step directions. • Founder of Gardenerd (www.gardenerd.com), Christy Wilhelmi specializes in small-space, organic vegetable garden design and consulting. Her writing has appeared in Edible Los Angeles, Edible Westside, The Good Food Blog, and more.

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Know Your Bees and Other Pollinators Tim Harris

Paperback • 127 x 178 mm • 7” x 5” • 96 pages 8500 approx words • £7.99 • 9781912158553 Pub date: April 2020

• A pocket guide of general information about 44 different insect pollinators • Filled with interesting facts about 44 common pollinating insects, including bees, butterflies, ladybugs, beetles, moths, wasps, and flies • Provides general details on their appearance, history, breeding, and how to attract them to your garden • Includes distinctive high-quality photography of each breed • Its compact size makes it fun and easy to flip through for fast and interesting info

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Grass and Bamboo Handbook

A Practical Guide to Growing Grasses and Bamboo in Any Location Ian Looke

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 144 pages £12.99 • 9781620083857 Pub date: March 2020

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• A complete beginner-friendly manual that details the various types of grasses, bamboos, and the families in which they belong • Provides practical advice on buying plants and soil preparation, as well as step-by-step sequences to how you should plant, cut back, trim, propagate, and sow from seed • Includes 14 planting schemes, such as prairie planting, contemporary bedding, urban jungles, pots and planters, and more • Contains an A-to-Z photo-illustrated gallery of bamboos and grasses for tons of inspiration for your own planting scheme • New edition includes an expanded and updated species guide with detailed information

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Organic Book of Compost, 2nd Revised Edition Easy and Natural Techniques to Feed Your Garden Pauline Pears

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages 35000 words • £14.99 • 9781504801232 Pub date: January 2020

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• A detailed guide to learn the sustainable, low-cost way to produce rich, fertile soil in your backyard • Includes everything you need to know about composting and what it is, how to make it, how to store it, and how to use it • Perfect for both small-space gardeners in the city or large scale gardeners in rural areas • Discover how to recycle your household waste in an environmentally efficient manner to grow beautiful fruits, vegetables, and flowers • Contains insightful information on community composting, worm composting, various techniques, answers to frequently asked questions, and more

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Contents Introduction 6 Garden Organic 10

Composting then and now 14 Why compost? 22 Getting started 30 Making compost 38 What can I compost? 60 A home for your compost 78 Worm composting 92 Other composting techniques 112 How to use your compost 138 The creatures in your compost heap 156 Composting in the community 168

Frequently asked questions 176 Resources 186 Index 188 Acknowledgements 192

Trench Composting

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3 Making a compost trench

USE FOR: Uncooked fruit and vegetable waste

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Mark out the area you want to use as a trench with string and stakes on either end. Dig a trench about the width and depth of your spade (about 30 cm wide and 30 cm deep) and a couple of metres long (see photograph opposite, top left). Heap the soil up along the edge of the trench.

Fruit and vegetable waste from kitchen and garden, including windfall apples and all Bokashi-treated food waste (see pages 120– 121), can be composted simply in a ‘compost trench’ in the garden. This method is usually used over the winter and early spring; crops are then grown in that spot in the following summer, making use of the food and moisture released by the decaying waste. This method is not suitable on heavy, poorly drained soils. A compost trench is a good way of recycling stems and leaves from winter brassica crops (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts). It has the added benefit of burying and killing mealy aphids and whitefly, two pests commonly found on old brassica plants. Runner beans are traditionally grown on a compost trench, while French beans, courgettes, pumpkins and squashes also enjoy the moist, rich conditions.

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Starting from one end, add suitable waste to the trench as material becomes available (see photograph opposite, top right).

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Cover each addition of material to the trench with some of the soil that you have dug out (see photograph opposite, bottom left). Repeat this process each time you add material to the trench.

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When the trench is full, cover it completely with the remains of the soil (see photograph opposite, bottom right). This will probably make a mound, but this will gradually settle over the next couple of months. You can then use the site for planting beans, courgettes and other vegetables.

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Propagation Techniques for Flowers, Vegetables, and Trees Growing Plants from Seeds, Cuttings, Grafts, Division, and Bulbs Julie Hollobone

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages £14.99 • 9781504801249 Pub date: March 2020

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• A complete guide for both beginners and experts to different horticultural principles involved in propagating plants • Understand how to germinate rare varieties, preserve existing specimens, and reduce material costs • Contains detailed instructions on how to grow plants from seeds and cuttings, types of layering, grafting, budding, and much more • Includes an at-a-glance plant directory, as well as trouble-shooting tips • Helpful charts, photography, illustrations, diagrams, and descriptions throughout • Contents: Introduction • Growing Plants from Seed • Growing Plants from Cuttings • Division • Layering • Grafting and Budding • Bulbs • Propagation Equipment • Plant Directory • Glossary of Term • Index

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You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes, Second Edition How to Grow Great-Tasting Tomatoes in Any Backyard, Garden, or Container Mike McGrath

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 128 pages 37100 words • £12.99 • 9781497100756 Pub date: January 2020

• A complete guide to growing heirloom tomatoes, whether you have a backyard or a small garden set up • Learn about tomato varieties, germination, planting, staking and caging, food, water, maintenance, pest control and diseases, and harvesting • Understand the benefits of growing your own tomatoes that go beyond the obvious fact that they taste better • Also included are fascinating tomato lore and expert tips and techniques • Written in the witty, funny, and conversational tone Mike McGrath is known for in his popular PBS show, You Bet Your Garden Contents: Introduction: Why Am I Doing This Instead of Enjoying My Summer? • Chapter 1: ‘Picking’ Your Tomatoes • Chapter 2: The Joy of Germination • Chapter 3: The Art of Tomato Planting • Chapter 4: Staking and Caging • Chapter 5: Food, Water, and Basic Keeping-Alive Skills • Chapter 6: Pest Control and… • Chapter 7: Dealing with Disease • Chapter 8: The Harvest and Beyond • CoolStuff Sources • Index

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Contents Introduction: Why Am I Doing This instead of Enjoying My Summer? . . . . 10 Chapter 1: ‘Picking’ Your Tomatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 (Do all of these things have funny, rude, or mysterious names?)

Chapter 2: The Joy of Germination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 (Or, Killing Your Own Tomatoes from Seed)

Chapter 3: The Art of Tomato Planting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 (You want me to bury them?)

Chapter 4: Staking and Caging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 (And no, that’s not staking or caging. It’s staking and caging!)

Chapter 5: Food, Water, and Basic Keeping-Alive Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 (Oops—you mean I shouldn’t have watered them each and every day?)

Chapter 6: Pest Control and… (Am I the only creature around here not eating my tomatoes?)

Chapter 7: Dealing with Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 (Can’t we just take them to the hospital?)

Chapter 8: The Harvest and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 (Aren’t they supposed to stop being green at some point?) (So this one here cost me about forty bucks, right?) (Can the kids use the green ones to play Mr. Tomato Head?)

Cool-Stuff Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

GROWING GREAT TOMATOES

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JetJet Star Star

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‘Picking’ Your Tomatoes

JET STAR is a hybrid variety with a reputation for extremely high sugar content, massive production, and rampant vine growth—so give this candy factory lots of room. Said to do well even in cool climes, Jet Star is a real favorite of fresh eaters who have a Love Apple Sweet Tooth .

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here are no “wrong” tomatoes (other than those waxed-fruit varieties in the supermarket); you should grow what you like. So I’ll provide a few basic facts and helpful information—like how to start the seeds, how to support the plants, and how long you generally have to wait for ripe tomatoes—and you will fall in love with weird names and romantic illusions and grow as many different solanaceous flights of fancy as you can. Some will become your tomatoes forever, while others will end up being a dimly recalled one-season stand. That’s OK—you’re young and foolish, and we don’t judge. (Unless you dismiss the flavor of a first-rate tomato like big juicy Brandywine as “mealy” or something.) Anyway, tomatoes are like wine—because all the good ones are red! (White wine is something you drink when you’re sick, like tea.) Actually, unlike wine, some of the best tomatoes aren’t red (but they aren’t white either, tea drinker!). Seriously, tomatoes really are like wine—because you often have the most fun when you break the rules.

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Yard and Garden Furniture

Plans & Step-by-Step Instructions to Create 20 Useful Outdoor Projects Bill Hylton

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 208 pages £14.99 • 9781580118507 Pub date: January 2020

• A complete project guide for homeowners to create 20 useful backyard and garden furniture pieces, from simple to sophisticated • Each project contains step-by-step instructions and photography, parts lists, cutting plans, and assembly views • Includes simple projects for novice woodworkers – planted bench, basic garden bench – as well as more challenging pieces – deck chairs, porch rocker • Written by Bill Hylton, a contributor for Woodworker’s Journal and author of several woodworking and home improvement books

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INTRODUCTION Tools & Techniques Materials

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Slat Table & Benches

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Round Deck Table

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Deck Chair

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Adirondack Chair & Rest

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Adirondack Side Table

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Adirondack Plant Stand

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Planter Bench

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Outdoor Chair

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Outdoor Lounger

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Outdoor Side Table

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Tree Bench

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Garden Bench

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Park Bench

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Hammock Stand

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Plant Cart

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Folding Table-Stool

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Cedar Recliner

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Picnic Table & Benches

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Porch Swing

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Porch Rocker

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Glossary

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Index

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a dirondack c hair and r esT Adirondack chairs are noted for their graceful, angular design. Remarkably, chairs built with this straightforward, nail-them-boards-together construction are comfortable. You just fall into that seat and lean back, and the aches and strife of the day tend to melt away. In the same curious way, Adirondack chairs are attractive, and they occasionally find themselves in rather stylish indoor settings. The name isn’t just some marketing gimmick. The first such chair was constructed at the turn of the twentieth century in the general area of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York when backwoods camps furnished with elaborately rustic furniture were all the rage. The forerunner of this chair was one of the home-brewed solutions to a desire for comfortable seating in the camps. Soon it was a hallmark of Catskills resorts as well as Adirondack camps, and today you can find them all over the country. This particular Adirondack chair design has that original angularity combined with graceful curves and softened edges. The stringers of the chair and its companion footrest feature elegant curves that are at once attractive and intriguing. The design is distinctive; the chair is comfortable and practical; and the project is straightforward, so you can make one yourself.

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Pine Stock

Chair stringers

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7 1/2"

36"

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Chair legs

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3 1/2"

21 1/2"

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Chair apron

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3/4"

5 1/2"

22 5/8"

1x6

Back cleat

1

11/16"

3 1/2"

22 5/8"

5/4x4

Back support

1

11/16"

3 1/2"

28 3/4"

5/4x4

Arms

2

3/4"

5 1/2"

29"

1x6

Center back slat

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3/4"

5 1/2"

35 1/4"

1x6

Long back slats

2

3/4"

3 1/2"

33 3/4"

1x4

Short back slats

2

3/4"

3 1/2"

30 3/4"

1x4

Arm braces

2

11/16"

3"

8"

5/4x8

Footrest apron

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3/4"

5 1/2"

22 5/8"

1x6

Seat slats

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3/4"

3 1/2"

22 5/8"

1x4

Footrest stringers

2

11/16"

5 1/2"

23 3/4"

5/4x8

Legs

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11/16"

3 1/2"

15 1/4"

5/4x4

Top slat

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3/4"

3 1/2"

24 3/4"

1x4

Footrest slats

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3/4"

3 1/2"

22 5/8"

1x4

Shopping List □ 1 pc. 5/4x8 12’ pine □ 1 pc. 5/4x4 12’ pine □ 4 pcs. 1x4 8’ pine □ 1 pc. 1x6 8’ pine □ 1 1/4" galvanized deck screws □ 1 5/8" galvanized deck screws

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Garden DIY

25 Fun-to-Make Projects for an Attactive and Productive Garden Samantha Johnson and Daniel Johnson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 192 pages 30300 words • £14.99 • 9781620083345 Pub date: March 2020

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• A complete DIY project book filled with both practical and decorative projects to create the garden of your dreams • Contains 20 step-by-step projects that are easy to accomplish and feature inexpensive materials and basic techniques • Projects include bee-friendly flower gardens, mason bee lodge, trellises, raised beds, hummingbird feeder, cold frames, compost bins, wagon wheel pizza garden, birdbaths, sundials, benches, and much more • Provides a basic overview of necessary tools and skills, complete plans, and construction tips

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Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 4 Vertical garden � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 98 Trellis (beans and peas)� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 12 Arbor � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 102 Teepee trellis � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 18 Garden tool hanger � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �112 Sundial � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 26 Cold frames� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �118 Brick or stone walkway � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 32 Flower planter � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 126 Bird bath � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 38 Potting bench � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 134

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Garden bench � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 42 Wagon wheel pizza garden � � � � � � � � � � � 144 Rain barrel � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 52 Fencing (predator proof) � � � � � � � � � � � � 156 Plant markers � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 68 Mason bee lodge � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 162 Scarecrow � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 72 Hummingbird feeder � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 178 Raised beds � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 78 Bee-friendly flower garden � � � � � � � � � � � 182 Above-the-ground raised beds � � � � � � � � � 82 Garden gate � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 188 Compost bin � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 90 Outdoor Garden Sink � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 190

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Garden Marker Rocks

Garden Marker Rocks

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ITEMS NEEDED • Several 3”-16” smooth stones • Various colors of acrylic paints • Paintbrushes • Pencils • Paper towels • Garden hose

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It’s always a nice when you can combine form and function in your garden space by creating a useful object that also adds a decorative touch to the area. DIY garden markers are one of the simplest and most enjoyable projects you can create. Your creations are limited only by your imagination, and the materials required are minimal and inexpensive. With this project, we hope to provide you with some inspiration and ideas for creating your own garden markers made from stones. The process is fun and relaxing, and especially good for a group of gardeners to do together—perhaps a fine indoor project for a rainy day that is keeping you out of the garden, or a winter pastime that you can do while planning next year’s garden (“I think we’ll plant some onions this year—let’s make an onion stone!”). There is, of course, no right or wrong way to design these rocks, but hopefully you can use our examples as guides and either try to copy them or use them as jumping off points for your own designs. The specific steps are here to help ensure that your garden marker rocks turn out properly. Once you’ve painted all of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your garden, take your stones outside and put them to work! Have fun.

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Step 1: Gather rocks� Obviously you can utilize any size stone you would like for this purpose, but we chose some fairly flat stones about 6”-10” long for our garden markers. You can obtain stones from many possible sources, but we gathered ours from the borders of our farm fields, where farmers in years’ past built large piles of stones while clearing the fields and plowing. When you choose your rocks, try to visualize how they will sit on the ground and envision which shapes will make good markers with enough room for painting. Also keep in mind that a detailed design won’t turn out as well on a rough rock as it will on a flat one.

Step 2: Wash and dry rocks� Odds are that stones straight from the outdoors will have bits of sand or dirt stuck to them, so a quick washing is a good idea. You’ll probably want to do this outdoors with a hose and not inside at a sink! Once washed, leave the stones to dry thoroughly before attempting to work with them. Flip them over halfway through the drying time to allow the undersides to dry properly as well.

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Garden Mosaics

19 Beautiful Projects to Make for Your Garden Emma Biggs & Tessa Hunkin

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 144 pages £14.99 • 9781497100749 Pub date: March 2020

• An exciting beginner-friendly craft book featuring 19 mosaic projects for the garden • Understand the materials, tools, and techniques necessary to get started • Create stunning works of mosaic art using ceramic, vitreous glass, marble, mirrors, or granite tiles • Projects range from simple to elaborate and more challenging, including plant pots, garden ornaments, a bird bath, wall plaques and panels, stepping stones, tables, and more • Step-by-step instructions, photography, and project templates provided

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CONTENTS Introduction ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6 Materials ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8 Tools ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––13 Techniques –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––17 PROJECTS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 26 House Number –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 28 Table Top –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 32 Simple Flower Pot –––––––––––––––––––––––––– 38 Terrazzo Table –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 42 Bird Bath –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 48 Circle Panel ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 54 Smalti Marble Wall Strip ––––––––––––––––––– 58 Night and Day Roundel –––––––––––––––––––– 64 Cast Slab –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 70

Flying Jay Wall Plaque ––––––––––––––––––––– 76 Seat ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 80 Runner Bean –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 84 Wall Panel ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 90 Two Beasts Under A Tree –––––––––––––––––– 94 China Plant Pot –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 100 Sphere–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 104 Cast Fossil Paver –––––––––––––––––––––––––– 108 Blue Cat ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 112 Slate Paver –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––118

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Flying Jay Wall Plaque This design is inspired directly by nature and the increasingly common sight in urban towns and gardens of an unexpected flash of colour as a jay swoops along from tree to tree. The process of transforming a real object or creature into a successful mosaic can be approached in two distinct ways. There is the highly realistic approach, championed by the Vatican schools in Rome, who have, since the time of Raphael, used mosaic with enormous skill to emulate the effects achieved in painting. This technique uses very careful shading and foreshortening effects to create the illusion of a three dimensional object on what is really a flat surface. This approach is often tempting when trying to capture the appearance of a real creature and when using photographs or natural history illustrations as reference materials. However, the particular characteristics of mosaic make these illusions difficult to achieve, unless working with very small pieces, and then the amount of labour involved can raise the question of why not do a painting or take a photograph instead. The other approach is to stylise the natural forms, capturing their spirit but not their exact detail. In this project, the feathers of the jay have been simplified to create a regular pattern formed from the repeating shapes and colours of the mosaic pieces. The scale of this pattern is much larger than the pattern of the real jay’s feathers, but the aim is to communicate the beauty of the pattern-making and the sense of underlying order. The background is a simple motif of twigs and catkins that breaks up the pale blue of the sky. This area is treated with great simplicity, in a single colour and with regular shaped pieces, so as not to conflict with the complexity of the bird which is the focus of the piece.

Tools and Materials • Brown paper • Charcoal • Washable PVA glue • Small paintbrush • Unglazed ceramic tiles • Vitreous glass tiles • Tile nippers • Double-wheel tile cutters • Ceramic floor tile • Grey grout • Grey cement-based adhesive • Notched trowel • Tiler’s sponge • Mixing trowel • Rubber gloves

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Farm DIY

20 Useful and Fun Projects for Your Farm or Homestead Samantha and Daniel Johnson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 192 pages 30300 words • £14.99 • 9781620083321 Pub date: July 2019

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• “Make it for less” continues to be a growing trend among Millennials. • Includes both utilitarian and decorative projects. • Build practical items like log jacks, sawhorses, rabbit hutches, beehives, and fences, a weather vane, a barn quilt, and a see-saw. • Includes instructions for building a farmer’s market display stand. • Contents: Introduction • Tools: What you’ll Need • Projects: • Build a Bee House • Make a Candy Board for Honey Bees • Extract and Bottle Honey • Build a Goat Seasaw • Build a Log Jack • Paint a Barn • Plant a Fruit Tree • Protect a Fruit Tree • Build a Rabbit Nest Box • Build Sawhorses • Build a Stone Boat • Build a Stone Crib • Build a Beehive • Build a Goat Stand • Build a Farmer’s Market Display Stand • Build a Rabbit Tractor • Make Cottage Cheese • Build a Barn Quilt • Graft a Fruit Tree • Build a Barn/ Stable Medicine Cabinet • Index • About the Authors

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A Way of Life: Sheepdog Training, Handling and Trialling

A practical guide to handling and trialling border collies and other herding breeds Barbara C. Collins

Paperback • 246 x 189 mm • 6” x 9” • 192 pages 57200 words • £12.99 • 9781912158416 Pub date: April 2020

• Whether you want a dog, want to farm, want to compete, or just want to know, A Way of Life is an enlightening read from Glyn Jones, a thirdgeneration expert sheepdog handler • Speaking from experience, the story of his life serves as an integral component of his advice on training, handling, trailing, breeding, competing, and more • Learn a compassionate, dog-centered approach to raising and training herding dogs, all while gaining an appreciation for the life and work of a sheepdog

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Raising Animals for Fiber

Producing Wool from Sheep, Goats, Alpacas, and Rabbits in Your Backyard Chris McLaughlin

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages 57200 words • £14.99 • 9781620083246 Pub date: September 2019

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• Essential guide for aspiring “fiber farmers.” • How to raise livestock and use their wool for knitting, crochet, and other crafts. • Extensive information on breeds, housing, feed, breeding, health care, shearing, and more. • Author is an experienced gardening and homesteading writer who owns a working fiber farm in California. • AOA (Alpaca Owners Association) - over 5,000 members, 225,000 registered alpacas. • Contents: Chapter 1: The Basics for Keeping Livestock for Fiber • Chapter 2: Sheep • Chapter 3: Angora Goats • Chapter 4: Alpacas • Chapter 5: Angora Rabbits • Chapter 6: Congratulations, You’re a Fiber Farmer • Fiber Farming Resources • Contributors • Acknowledgement • Index • Photo Credits • About the Author

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A Practical Guide to Rabbit Ranching Raising Rabbits for Meat and Profit Deborah Mays

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages 63000 words • £14.99 • 9781620083642 Pub date: November 2019

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• A guide to humanely raising and ranching rabbits as a profitable meat avenue • Topics cover housing, feeding, breeding, disease management, market outlets, laws and regulations of the rabbit meat industry, and much more • Learn to make rational management decisions for your own rabbit farm • Author Deborah Mays has a degree in Wildlife Biology and academic experience in animal husbandry, and runs her own successful rabbit ranching business Contents: Preface • Chapter 1: Meat, Rabbits and The Rabbit Industry • Chapter 2: Getting Started and Rabbit Basics • Chapter 3: Breeding, Pregnancy, and Birthing • Chapter 4: Feeding and Growing • Chapter 5: Cages and Housing • Chapter 6: Selection and Genetics • Chapter 7: Slaughter and Carcass • Chapter 8: “Going Commercial” and Regulations • Chapter 9: Markets and Marketing • Chapter 10: Costs and Profits • Chapter 11: Raising Rabbits for Meat and Profit Summary • References and Additional Information • Appendix A: Rabbit Purchase Agreement Examples • Appendix B: Brochure Example • Appendix C: Restaurant Flyer Example • Index • About the Author 28


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Know Your Hobby Farm Animals: A Breed Encyclopedia 194 Breed Profiles of Chickens, Cows, Goats, Pigs, and Sheep Jack Byard

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages 7500 approx words • £14.99 • 9781497100879 Pub date: May 2020

• A complete compilation of the most popular farm animal breeds within the Know Your… book series • Includes breed profiles of 194 chickens, sheep, cows, goats, and pigs, plus tons of interesting information on their unique characteristics, history, breeding, personality, and more • A larger format than the popular pocket guides, but with the same fun facts and high-quality photography • Perfect for farm animal enthusiasts both young and old, and fans of the Know Your… series

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Stiefelgeiss Characteristics Weight: 110–176 lb (50–80 kg). Height: 26–33 in (67–85 cm). The horns are thick and curve back from the head; the nanny’s (though similar) are slightly smaller.

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he Stiefelgeiss, the Booted goat, is a robust and hardy breed and well suited to life in its harsh mountain habitat. It could until 1920 be found in the uplands of St Gallen in Glarus, Switzerland, but by the 1980s the breed was on the verge of extinction, and so ProSpecieRara took control. The Booted Goat Breeders Club of Switzerland has now taken over management of the breed and farmers all over Switzerland are being actively encouraged to breed the Stiefelgeiss for its milk, meat and fibre. Their appetite for leaves, buds and bark makes them an ideal tool to preserve the quality of pastureland. They also make ideal surrogate mothers. Their colour ranges from a light greyish brown to a dark reddish brown. They have beards and longer hair on their back legs which is usually a different colour, hence the “boots”.

Appenzell Characteristics Weight: male 143 lb (65 kg), female 99 lb (45 kg). Height: male 29–33 in (75–85 cm), female 27–31 in (70–80 cm). Usually without horns.

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his is a beautiful pure white dairy goat: a native of Switzerland usually found in the cantons of Appenzell and St Gallen, and a rare and endangered breed dating back many hundreds of years. In the 1980s it was infected by a terrible disease, Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE), which forced it to the point of extinction. In 2000 only 677 were registered, and in 2011 this had increased to 1,479. This was due to the help and support of the FOA, the Swiss Goat Breeders Association and ProSpecieRara, the Swiss Preservation Foundation which supports the breeding and cultivation of traditional animals and crops. They are bred mainly for their milk, which contains 2.9% fat and 2.7% protein, a perfect base for cheese-making. In close cooperation with ProSpecieRara and the Coop supermarket of Switzerland, innovative cheese-maker Matthias Koch has created a new cheese made solely from Appenzell goats’ milk, which has been extremely successful. With a guaranteed market for the milk the farmers are enlarging their herds to keep up with increasing demand. The beautiful Appenzell is now out of danger.

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Know Your Pigs Jack Byard

Paperback • 127 x 178 mm • 7” x 5” • 64 pages 6500 approx words • £6.99 • 9781912158546 Pub date: March 2020

• Features 29 popular breeds of pigs, each receiving its own full-page spread, from the belly rub-loving American Guinea Hog to the robust Yorkshire who is happiest foraging outdoors • Provides fun facts highlighting their appearance, history, breeding, personality, and more • Includes distinctive, high-quality photography of each breed • Its compact size makes it fun and easy to flip through for fast and interesting info

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Know Your Donkeys and Mules Jack Byard

Paperback • 127 x 178 mm • 7” x 5” • 80 pages 7500 approx words • £6.99 • 9781912158560 Pub date: March 2020

• A fun and engaging read to discover loads of interesting facts about 34 popular breeds of donkeys and mules, each receiving its own full-page spread • Provides fun facts highlighting their appearance, history, breeding, uses in agriculture and tourism, and more • Includes distinctive, high-quality photography of each breed • Its compact size makes it fun and easy to flip through for fast and interesting info • Also included is a feature on mule racing in the US

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Know Your Horses Jack Byard

Paperback • 127 x 178 mm • 7” x 5” • 96 pages £6.99 • 99781912158492 Pub date: January 2020

• Features over 40 breeds of horses, each receiving its own full-page spread • Provides fun facts highlighting their characteristics, history, personality, capabilities, and more • Includes distinctive, high-quality photography of each breed • Its compact size makes it fun and easy to flip through for fast and interesting info

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Know Your Minature Breeds Jack Byard

Paperback • 127 x 178 mm • 7” x 5” • 80 pages 7500 approx words • £7.99 • 9781912158577 Pub date: April 2020

• Features 35 popular mini breeds of hobby farmers, each receiving its own full-page spread, including mini cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, and sheep • Provides fun facts highlighting their size, origin, and personality • Includes distinctive, high-quality photography of each breed • Its compact size makes it fun and easy to flip through for fast and interesting info

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Seventy Years of Farm Tractors Brian Bell

Paperback • 246 x 189 mm • 7.5” x 9.75” • 304 pages 98000 approx words • £19.99 • 9781912158430 Pub date: October 2019

• A historical guide to the evolution of farm tractors from 1930 - 2000 • Discusses technological developments over the years • References the top 100 makes and models • Features manufacturing companies like Allis-Chalmers, Zetor, John Deere, and more • Contents: Early History • 9 Chapters with history of 100 Tractor brands and models organised A-Z including

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The Ferguson Tractor Story Stuart Gibbard

Paperback • 275 x 215 mm • 8.5” x 10.75” • 168 pages 31500 approx words • £16.99 • 9781912158447 Pub date: November 2019

• An illustrated account of the history of Britain’s most loved tractor • Details Harry Ferguson’s other tractor products, from before the 1930s to the merger with Massey in 1957 • Includes a fresh archive of materials and interviews • Features chapters dedicated to the Ford-Ferguson, the American Ferguson TO series, and more • Contents: Acknowledgements • Author’s Note • Preface • Foreword • Introduction – The Ferguson System • Chapter 1: The Belfast Plough • Chapter 2: The Ferguson-Brown • Chapter 3: The Ford Ferguson • Chapter 4: The TE-20 Family • Chapter 5: Ferguson Overseas • Chapter 6: MasseyHarris-Ferguson • Epilogue: The Ferguson Legacy • Appendix 1: Ferguson Conversions • Appendix 2: Ferguson Tractor Serial Numbers and Designations • Bibliography • Index

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Click With Your Chick

A Complete Chicken Training Course Using the Clicker Giene Keyes

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 144 pages 43400 words • £12.99 • 9781620083444 Pub date: August 2019

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• Chickens have become popular as pets and egg providers-this book explains how to engage with them on a positive level • Shows how to understand and connect with your pet chicken-it can do anything a dog can do if it is trained correctly • Teaches how to use operant conditioning, luring, and positive training methods on chickens • Popularity of clicker training began with Karen Pryor’s 1984 book Don’t Shoot the Dog! • Contents: Acknowledgements • Introduction • How Chickens Learn • Understanding Your Chicken • Bonding with Your Bird • The Clicker • Preparing Your Chicken for Training • Chicken Tricks • Chickens, the Environment, and Other Animals • Let’s Talk About Roosters • Chicken Enrichment • Appendix: Chicken Rescue • Index • About the Author • Photo Credits

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Play Your Way to Good Manners

Getting the Best Behaviour from Your Dog Through Sports, Games and Tricks Kate Naito & Sarah Westcott

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 224 pages 85300 words • £14.99 • 9781621871859 Pub date: September 2019

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• Shows how to train dogs with cool tricks, exciting sports moves, and interactive games • Draws from techniques used in canine sports and applies them to a positive-reinforcement manners training program • Effective strategies for teaching dogs impulse control, obedience, polite leash walking, and good manners around kids and strangers • The authors are prominent urban dog training professionals • “Dog training” is a steady search term in Google Trends, with a twenty percent increase in the last three years • Contents: Meet the Authors • Introduction • Foundation: Everybody, Just Chill • Make Sits, Downs, and Stays Fun • Reliable Recalls • Get the Most Out of leashed walks • Cute Tricks • Active Tricks • Games to Beat Boredom • Take it Further • Resources • Index • Acknowledgements • Photo Credits

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For the Love of Rescue Cats

The Guide to Selecting, Training, and Caring for Your Cat Tom Colvin, Carol Griglione, Mick McAulife

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 224 pages 51500 words • £14.99 • 9781620083604 Pub date: October 2019

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• The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Rescue Cats is a witty and informative book on all things feline-related • Featuring over 250 stunning pictures of cute cats, this resource illustrates the many facets of their personality, provides tips on training, and explains the best ways to care for a rescue cat • Know how to give them the life they’ve always wanted as you flip through the pages of this books that’s as adorable as it is enlightening • Contents: About the Animal Rescue league of Iowa • Choosing the Right Cat or Kitten for You • What You Should Know about Shelter Cats • Bond of Love • Bringing Your new Cat Home • Choosing a Veterinarian • Litter Training • Toys and Enrichment for Cats • Cats and Wild Play • Scratching • Communicating with Your Cat • The Fearful Cat • Natural Aversives for Cats • Training Your Cat • Keeping Your Cat Safe Indoors and Out • Dealing with Aggression • Special-Needs and Elderly Cats • Other Situations • Closing Thoughts • Index • Publisher’s Acknowledgements • Photo Credits • About the Authors

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For the Love of Rescue Dogs

The Guide to Selecting, Training, and Caring for Your Dog Tom Colvin, Paula Sunday, Mick McAulife

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 224 pages 57200 words • £14.99 • 9781621871897 Pub date: October 2019

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• The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Rescue Dogs is a witty and informative book on all things canine-related • Featuring over 250 stunning pictures of cute dogs, this resource illustrates the many facets of their personality, provides tips on training, and explains the best ways to care for a rescue dog • Know how to give them the life they’ve always wanted as you flip through the pages of this books that’s as adorable as it is enlightening • Contents: Introduction • From the Shelter’s Perspective • Understanding Dog Behaviour and Communication • Developmental Stages and Socialization • Choosing Your new Dog • Getting Ready for Your Adopted Dog • Children and Dogs • House-Training: It’s Easier than Your Think • Basic Training and Cues • Your Healthy Dog • Problem Behaviours • Index • Photo Credits • About the Authors

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Crested Geckos Handbook 2nd Edition

Expert Advice for Keeping and Caring for a Healthy Crested Gecko Philippe de Vosjoli

Paperback • 203 x 203 mm • 8 x 8 • 176 pages £12.99 • 9781620083956 Pub date: May 2020

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• An authoritative, visual guide to keeping popular, low maintenance crested geckos • Includes information about purchasing, handling, heating and housing, water and feeding, life cycle and sexing, and breeding • Also contains chapters on diseases and disorders, health needs, recognizing signs of disease, tail loss, and pelvic deformities • Provides two chapters purely devoted to their most alluring feature, color and color changes • Second edition includes updated information on new hybrids

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Koi (Revised Edition)

Complete Guide to Raising Koi in Your Backyard Pond Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages £14.99 • 9781620083932 Pub date: June 2020

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• A comprehensive care manual on keeping koi for the experienced koi hobbyist • Contains anatomical diagrams, recommended treatments for ailments, tips on health and feeding, how to show your koi, and more • Has more than 15 profiles of the most popular koi varieties with detailed descriptions and variations of markings, patterns, and colors • Provides valuable insight on the importance of the pond water environment and how to keep the water’s quality at its best • Updated edition features new koi varieties

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Smart Approach to Home Decorating, Revised 4th Edition Decorate Every Room in Your Home with Confidence and Flair Editors of Creative Homeowner

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 360 pages 80700 words • £18.99 • 9781580118453 Pub date: December 2019

• An aspirational guide to interior design • Topics on basic design principles, space layout, choosing fabrics, and more for every room • Learn to decorate a home with professional results • New edition features updated information on current design trends and materials • Contains over 400 gorgeous photos • Perfect for homeowners and designers

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1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization, New Edition The Ultimate Sourcebook for Storage Ideas and Materials Joseph R. Provey

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 280 pages 53000 words • £18.99 • 9781580118446 Pub date: December 2019

• Over 1,000 ideas for kitchen organization • New edition features updated trends and products • Helpful tips for kitchen storage space ideas • Over 1,000 beautiful photographs to inspire homeowners, designers, and organizers • Learn how to maintain easy access to frequently used items without a cluttered countertop

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Contents: Introduction • Part 1: The Essentails • Chapter 1: Finding Efficiency • Chapter 2: Cabinets and Accessories • Part 2: Beyond the Cabinet • Chapter 3: Countertop and UnderCabinet Storage • Chapter 4: Overhead and Vertical Spaces • Chapter 5: Getting Creative with Leftovers • Part 3: Specialized Storage • Chapter 6: Cool and Cold Storage • Chapter 7: Trash and Recyclables • Chapter 8: Kitchen Offices and Message Centers • Resource Guide • Glossary • Index • Credits

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Pocket Guide to Houseplants Over 240 Easy-Care Favorites Jack Kramer

Paperback • 175 x 144 mm • 5” x 7” • 312 pages 60000 words • £12.99 • 9781580118460 Pub date: November 2019

• Comprehensive pocket guide to picking plants • Great for travel and on-the-go use at the store • Growing and care information for over 250 popular species • Contains of 500 color photographs and illustrations • Author and garden expert Jack Kramer has written over 100 gardening books • Contents: How to Use This Book • Part 1: About Houseplants • Chapter 1: Decorating with Houseplants • Chapter 2: Caring for Houseplants • Part 2: Plant Profiles • Glossary • Index • Photo Credits

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Cozy Cottage & Cabin Designs

200+ Cottages, Cabins, A-Frames, Vacation Homes, and Apartment Garages Design America Inc

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 240 pages 31000 words • £14.99 • 9781580118415 Pub date: November 2019

• A catalog to discover and own the cabin or cottage of your dreams • Contains more than 200 functional floor plans, construction blueprints, and CAD packages • Features cabins, cottages, a-frames, vacation homes, and apartment garages • Select and order an expertly prepared plan to make your small home dream a reality • Contents: What Makes a Great Vacation Home? • Cabins • Living Large in a Small Home • Cottages • Vacation Home Maintenance • Vacation Homes • “Right-Sizing” Your Home and Life • Small Homes • Apartment Garage Door Ideas • Apartment Garages • Garages with Lofts and Storage • Before Building a Shed or Small Structure • Small Structures & Sheds • How Can I Find Our If I Can Afford to Build? • Our Blueprint Packages Include • What Kind of Plan Package Do You Need? • Do You Want to Make Changes to Your Plan? • Other Helpful Building Aids • Before You Order • Order Form • Index • Photo Credits

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Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages Editors of Creative Homeowner

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 216 pages £14.99 • 9781580118422 Pub date: February 2020

• Learn to plan, design, and remodel unused areas in your home to maximize living space • More than 50 detailed step-by-step procedures for the DIY construction process • Over 580 inspirational and informative photographs and illustrations • Easy-to-follow techniques to help you make the conversion yourself • New edition features updated information on current codes and materials

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DIY for Renters Don’t Call the Landlord

A Guide to Helpful Tips, Projects, and Repairs for Apartment and House Renters Charles Byers

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages 49000 words • £14.99 • 9781580118330 Pub date: February 2020

• A complete DIY repair and maintenance guide for home renters with stepby-step instructions and photos for a wide variety of tasks • Gain basic repair skills that will be valuable for the rest of your life • Learn how to address normal maintenance issues as inexpensively and effectively as possible, from installing ceiling fans and fixing squeaky doors and floors to plumbing, electrical, heating, and more • Focuses on common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and don’t conflict with tenant/landlord agreements so you can get your full security deposit back • Also included are tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it’s time to move out

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Contents: Acknowledgements • Introduction • Chapter 1: Before You Begin • Chapter 2: Drywall Issues • Chapter 3: Painting Basics • Chapter 4: Primer and Finish Paints • Chapter 5: Interior Doors • Chapter 6: Exterior Doors • Chapter 7: Windows • Chapter 8: Electric • Chapter 9: Electrical Device Repairs • Chapter 10: Water Service • Chapter 11: Plumbing • Chapter 12: Kitchen Plumbing Repairs • Chapter 13: Bathrooms • Chapter 14: Bathroom Plumbing Repairs • Chapter 15: Toilet Repairs • Chapter 16: Appliances • Chapter 17: Exterior Repairs

CONTENTS Safety ...................................................7 CHAPTER ONE

Home Exterior Maintenance ...................10 Gutters and Down spouts........................................................12 Storm water run-off ...............................................................14 Damp/ wet basements ...........................................................18 Exterior siding .......................................................................20 Exterior roofs ........................................................................22 Exterior doors........................................................................24 Exterior windows ...................................................................26 Exterior painting....................................................................28 Exterior caulks.......................................................................30 Basic porch repairs .................................................................32 Mail boxes .............................................................................34 Basic walkways ......................................................................36 Interior/exterior hardware .....................................................38

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Interior Maintenance Basic wall and ceiling repairs ..................................................40 Repairing interior doors .........................................................42 Primer/sealer paints ..............................................................44

Tub drain traps ......................................................................92 Tub faucets ............................................................................94 Kitchen sink shut-off valves ....................................................96 Kitchen sink strainer baskets ..................................................98 Kitchen sink drain traps..........................................................100 Dishwasher shut-off valves .....................................................101 Dishwasher drains/ traps .......................................................104 Dishwasher repairs ................................................................105 Garbage disposal electric........................................................106 Garbage disposal & sinks .......................................................108 Garbage disposal repairs ........................................................110 Washer laundry connections ...................................................112 Washer drain types ................................................................114 Laundry tubs .........................................................................116

Painting ceiling and walls .......................................................46 Painting trim .........................................................................48 Staining/ Clear wood .............................................................50 Painting cabinets/ doors ........................................................52 Fixing squeaky Floors ............................................................54 Vinyl and Hardwood Floors .....................................................56 Carpet and padding................................................................58

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Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance ..........60 Main water shut-off valves .....................................................62 Main Sewer pipe ....................................................................64 Water & sewer line materials ..................................................66 Water Heater types ................................................................68 Water Heater Maintenance .....................................................70 Toilet supply shut-off valve .....................................................72 Toilet tank flush valves ...........................................................74 Toilet wax/ rubber seals.........................................................76 Toilet seats ............................................................................78 Vanity sink shut-off valve .......................................................80 Vanity sink drain traps ...........................................................82 Vanity pop-up drains ..............................................................84 Vanity faucets ........................................................................86 Tub faucet shut-off valves.......................................................88 Tub waste and overflow ..........................................................90

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Heating Repairs and Maintenance..........118 Types of Heating systems .......................................................120 Types of air conditioners.........................................................121 Heater prevent. Maintenance..................................................122 Outdoor comp. units ...............................................................124

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Electrical Repairs and Maintenance .......125

Basic Wiring troubleshooting ..................................................128 Circuit Fuses ..........................................................................129 Circuit Breakers .....................................................................130 Light switch replacement ........................................................132 Receptacle replacement ..........................................................134 Light fixture replacement .......................................................136 Installing ceiling fans .............................................................138 Door bell circuits ....................................................................140 Wireless security system.........................................................142 Outdoor receptacles ...............................................................144 Outdoor lighting ....................................................................146 Garage door openers .............................................................148

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Patios & Decks..........................................150 Concrete patios/steps .............................................................152 Wood decks/ stairs ................................................................154 Composite decks/ stairs .........................................................156 Concrete driveways ................................................................158 Asphalt Driveways .................................................................159

Index ....................................................160

Basic Residential Wiring .........................................................126

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Maintain Your Fences

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First impressions are important, and the state of the

mildewed or dirty. If you live somewhere with a lot of

outside of your house can give off a pretty powerful

storms, along a main road where the dirt from the cars

one. If you’ve ever come home and realized that your

constantly collects on your siding, or somewhere with a

yard was overgrown, the house dirty, and the fence

lot of humidity, then power washing might be a good

dented and falling apart, then these tips for keeping

idea for vinyl siding. Whether you call somebody in, or

the exterior of your home looking like new are for

rent a machine to do it yourself, power washing is a

you. Let’s bring back some curb appeal! Your yard can

great way to keep your house looking clean and new if

look like a million bucks, but a dirty or unkept house

you have vinyl siding. If your house is painted, consider

will ruin the image. Make sure you regularly clean the

using an exterior paint product that features an added

windows (yes, the outside as well as the inside), and

level of protection against the growth of mold and

put shutters on if you don’t have them already. Keep

mildew. Davis Frost exterior paints feature technology

up with any repainting if you have wood siding and

that will save you time and effort in keeping the exterior

repair and clean the siding as soon as it starts to get

of your painted home looking beautiful.

Whether your fences are old, peeling, and falling apart; or new, freshly painted and sturdy can be all the difference in making the exterior of your home look nice. If your fence really is as bad as the first description, then you might want to go ahead and tear it down, either leaving the space empty or building a new one in its place. But if it’s not quite an eyesore yet, then just stain and repaint it as needed. You can also power wash your fence every so often to remove the layer of aged wood, and then apply a polish to keep it looking new and shiny. Then keep up on the general things like nailing down loose boards, getting rid of rusty nails, and etc. to keep your fence in good condition. Keep it clean: Yes, just a simple cleaning goes a long way – more so when it is done regularly. It would also make a big difference if you can give your exterior a quick power wash every once in a while. Make sure that there is no garbage that can ruin how your house looks like from the street. Do a little gardening: You do not have to hire a landscape artist or a gardener to add a little green! Remember, though, that there should be a fluid transition from your home to your garden so it won’t look detached from the house itself.  Mow your lawn on a regular basis. If you have flower beds, spread some fresh mulch over them. If there are any potted plants, make sure that they are healthy and not wilting. Remove weeds and dead plants, too. Detail trees and edge flower beds as well. Refresh surfaces with a paint job: We know – this is not something that you can do often for it to be called part of a routine. You will agree, however, that for your exterior to really appear well-maintained and beautiful, a fresh paint can do the trick. Of course it should only be done when it’s really necessary and no amount of cleaning can give your wall the appearance you are hoping for.  If your house has some natural stones or bricks, of course, you cannot paint them. You can however, really scrub them clean, too.

Pave Your Driveway

One thing that most new houses have in common is a shiny, dark, newly paved driveway. If yours happens to be made of rocks, then paving it is practical as well as nice. If your driveway has already been paved but is full of cracks and weeds, then spray a bit of weed killer down and wait for that to do its job. Then you can either hire someone to come in and repave your driveway or buy some sealer and fill up the cracks yourself. Not only will this make your driveway look better, but will stop weeds from growing roots down underneath the cement and breaking it up later on.

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The main doorway of the house is a focal point and gets a lot of use, so you keep it looking nice by resisting the urge to leave shoes, sports equipment, etc. out there. Add a bench or porch swing, and flowers either hanging or in pots. Make sure that any railings are newly painted and in good shape, along with the door. If you have steps, then always keep these sturdy and reliable, for safety issues as well as looks. An easy upgrade to your porch could include an update of the flooring. Exterior stone and tile can spruce up a tired-looking porch and make the space easier to clean. If you are considering this type of change, look for products that will make upkeep and maintenance a breeze. Custom Building Products offers several grout products for tile and stone that resist the growth of mold and mildew, which can make your exterior spaces look dirty and worn. You can also look for tile products from Florida Tile that have built-in protection against staining, keeping the products cleaner and beautiful for longer. While a tricycle on the lawn and chalk on the driveway can look cute and homey, it’s best to keep the toys, bikes, and sports equipment inside the house. That goes for shoes on the porch, garbage cans on the lawn, and anything else that tends to get put outside and left there. Spacious, bright, and open is always the way to go, so also make sure that none of the trees or bushes get out of hand and give the place a dark, gloomy, overgrown vibe.

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Exterior Home Maintenance

Maintaining the exterior of your home might not be the most glamorous of house projects, but it’s certainly worth your while to keep everything in the best shape. •

Roofing

Gutters

Pathways & Patios

Foundation

Siding

Roofs tend to have a long lifespan. To make sure it lasts, you’ll want to clean your roof annually. This gets rid of any moss, dirt and grime that could eventually damage your roof. The average cost to clean a roof is $392, with most homeowners spending between $319 and $432.

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Chapter One | Home Exterior and Maintenence

Chapter One | Home Exterior and Maintenence

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The Joy of Tiny House Living

Everything You Need to Know Before Taking the Plunge Chris Schapdick

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages £14.99 • 9781580118347 Pub date: July 2020

• Comprehensive review of the practical considerations that go into building, owning, and living in a tiny home on wheels. • What it means to upgrade to tiny, and what readers should know about design, construction, and the legalities of living in a tiny home. • Chris Schapdick is the founder of Tiny Industrial, a tiny house building company. He was awarded the “Best Tiny House Award” by the New Jersey Tiny House Festival in 2017. • Other tiny house and small home plans books sold on average over 10,884 copies, with $66,804 in net sales. • Contents: Foreword • Gallery • Chapter 1: Fundamentals • Chapter 2: Design • Chapter 3: Construction • Chapter 4: Other Considerations • Chapter 5: Legalities and More • Final Thoughts • Tiny House Checklist • Resources • About the Authors • Photo Credits • Index • Notes

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Paracord Projects for Camping & Outdoor Survival Keeping It Together When Things Fall Apart Bryan Lynch

Paperback • 175 x 144 mm • 5.7” x 7” • 176 pages £10.99 • 9781497100459 Pub date: March 2020

• Contains more than 60 useful paracord projects for outdoor emergencies and survival • Teaches the fundamentals of survival and 7 ways to carry paracord • Provides both minimal and ideal gear list tips • Written by Bryan Lynch, author of Victorinox Swiss Army® Knife Survival Guide

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Making Your Own Bush Knife

A Beginner’s Guide for the Backyard Knifemaker Bradley Richardson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages 40000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100121 Pub date: December 2019

• Go-to guide for a beginner knifemaker to forge a bush knife in their backyard • Learn the techniques of forging and stock removal, as well as how to select, quench, and grind steel into a bush knife • Provides helpful information on types of forges and fuels • Written by an experienced blacksmith, outdoorsman, and knifemaking instructor, Bradley Richardson, who appeared in two seasons of the History Channel’s TV show, Alone • Contents: Introduction • Chapter 1: The Steel • Chapter 2: Designing and Profiling • Chapter 3: The Cutting Edge • Chapter 4: Preparing the Tang for a Handle • Chapter 5: Hardening the Blade • Chapter 6: Finishing the Blade • Chapter 7: Choosing Handle Material • Chapter 8: Attaching the Handle • Chapter 9: Shaping the Handle • Chapter 10: Proper Knife Care and Maintenance • Knifemaking Terms • Index • About the Author

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Extreme Outdoor Survival Manual

How to Survive Extreme Situations Anywhere in the World Garth Hattingh

Paperback • 175 x 144 mm • 7” x 8” • 176 pages £14.99 • 9781497100602 Pub date: April 2020

• An outdoor enthusiasts’ guide to survival with information on how to handle, manage and survive a variety of emergency situations • Information on medical advice, map reading, river crossings, shipwrecks, and more • Be prepared for anything and know you’re in good hands – your own • Updated edition includes new, vitally important information on wildfires • Author Garth Hattingh has over 30 years of outdoor experience including mountain rescue and outdoor survival training

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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION........................................ 8 SURVIVAL PRINCIPLES .......................... 10 • Avoiding survival situations • The art of survival • Tactics for survival • Mental & physical preparedness • Contingency planning

BASIC KIT ............................................. 22 • Basic kit • Environment-specific gear • Using vehicles & spare parts • Making tools & basic utensils

FIRST PRIORITIES.................................. 36 • Clothing: different climates • Shelter: man-made & natural • Water: sources & purification • Food: plants, animals, cooking, preparation & firemaking

MOVEMENT ........................................... 78 • Map-reading & navigation • Orientation: nature & GPS • Group movement patterns • River crossing & bridge building • Mountain hiking, climbing techniques & weather wisdom

MEDICAL KNOW-HOW .......................... 102

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• Managing medical emergencies • Basic first aid & patient care • General injuries, minor ailments • Environmental emergencies • Bites, stings & travel diseases

COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION ... 126 • How to be seen • Communication & signalling • Search patterns, rescue methods

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EXTREME SURVIVAL SITUATIONS ........ 138 • Vehicle crashes, shipwrecks • Survival at sea • Problems on rivers, water rescue • Lost: in mountains, forests & caves • Environmental hazards: surviving fires, hurricanes, lightning, floods, volcanoes & earthquakes

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GLOSSARY .......................................... 156 INDEX ................................................. 158 CREDITS ............................................. 160

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The very nature of survival situations is that they often arise when one least expects them. Few people knowingly place themselves in minimalized positions where their very existence is at stake. However, the growth in adventure sports such as off-piste skiing, kayaking, climbing, mountaineering, back-country hiking, micro-light flying and sailing has meant that more people are suddenly finding themselves in life-and-death situations. A large number of recent survival incidents have involved backpackers, 4x4 enthusiasts, snowmobiles or small boats. It is fair to say that most survival situations have been unanticipated by the persons concerned, although this is not to say that they arose inevitably – human fallibility often has a good deal to do with it.

Avery useful guideline is to always play the prophet of doom and bank on a ‘worst case’ scenario when taking a trip into the great outdoors. Cater for the worst in anticipated weather and for the longest expected time, then add extra to both. If an emergency does arise, you’ll be better prepared in terms of essentials such as clothing, shelter, food and medical supplies.

into back-country woods on an adventure trip in the middle of winter is hardly a suitable activity for novice hikers – yet a surprising number of rookie groups do just this, often with sadly predictable and even fatal consequences. This is not to say ‘Stay at home, and never go hiking or exploring the outdoors.’ Far from it – outdoors and adventure activities provide a magnificent escape from the stresses of everyday life, and can have great character-building benefits. What is important, however, is to match the activity or the level of the activity to your experience and that of the group. To take a group of amateur climbers on an extreme climbing expedition in the Canadian Rockies would be courting disaster, no matter how experienced the leader may be. It may just be the leader who dies or is injured during the trip. The focus of this manual is to help outdoor adventurers be better equipped when things go radically wrong and survival is at stake. If you are a parent reading this, make sure that your entire family is informed – they might end up being the ones who need the knowledge, or the only

ones capable of using it. And if you are one of the younger members of your family, persuade your parents and older siblings to read this book. It would certainly do no harm to study and practise some of the principles covered on these pages, and it might make the difference between life and death. At the very least, it may enhance your experience of a recreational outdoor experience.

Avoiding survival situations Perhaps the most self-evident thing is to try to avoid getting into survival situations in the first place. There are unfortunate times when one can do absolutely nothing to prevent this – a commercial aeroplane crash, the wreck of a pleasure liner and entirely unpredictable natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes or freak avalanches. However, many incidents arise because an individual or group is inadequately prepared for the area or the activity and is thus unable to cope with the conditions. An important

ABOVE: Before setting out on any hike, ensure that you are equipped with vital skills such as navigation and route finding.

consideration should always be ‘Have I the right equipment for the task, and enough of it?’ Equally important is to ask ‘Do I have sufficient background and knowledge for the task?’ There is often no substitute for experience – this adage is frequently forgotten in the information overload of our modern, fast-paced world. Going deep

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TOP: Thorough research is the basis for a successful and well-organized adventure experience. Fail to prepare and you may run the risk of unpleasant or downright serious situations. Guide books are not the only useful ‘tools’, however. Through powerful search engines, the Internet is able to provide almost instant feedback on numerous locations worldwide. RIGHT: Climbing on small, local outcrops of rock is a useful way to prepare and get fit for higher climbing trips. Local climbing excursions can, of course, also make for fun adventure outings in their own right.

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Professional Modelling

Every Model’s Must-Have Guide to The Industry Giles Vicker-Jones & Louise Cole

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages 31300 words • £16.99 • 9781504801096 Pub date: October 2019

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• The ultimate guide for aspiring professional models • Valuable tips on how to break into modelling and earn a living • Advice on etiquette, posing, grooming, exercise, makeup, and clothing • Written by international models with years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry • Contents: Introduction • Modelling Through the Ages • Types of Modelling • Approaching an Agency • Working as a Model • The Pose • Working Abroad • Diet, Exercise and Grooming • Finances • Longevity and Future Prospects • Glossary • Credits • Index

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Staying Healthy When You Travel

Avoiding Bugs, Bites, Bellyaches, and more Jane Wilson-Howarth

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 320 pages £14.99 • 9781620083789 Pub date: January 2020

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• A must-have guide to plan and prepare for staying healthy abroad, and what to do if sickness strikes • Provides advice on immunizations and precautions to take with tables and maps that match disease risk to countries • Includes tips to protect yourself from insects and worms, what to pack in your first-aid kit, how to handle sickness, accidents, and emergencies, and much more • Features case histories for detailed, real-life perspectives • Written by Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth, an expert in parasitology, vector ecology, and child health who has traveled the world to treat the sick

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Yoga Handbook

A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to the Principles and Poses of Hatha Yoga Noa Belling

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages £16.99 • 9781620083727 Pub date: January 2020

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• A complete guide to yoga to improve techniques and master the postures • Includes step-by-step instructions and photography for more than 60 sitting, standing, balancing, inverted, and resting postures • Provides insightful information on the physical benefits of each pose, techniques on breathing and meditation, and more • Learn the ancient history and philosophy of yoga • Written by an experienced yoga teacher and dancer, Nora Belling

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Black Belt Judo

Mastering the Fundamentals and Principles of Throwing and Grappling for all Students Neil Olhenkamp

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages £14.99 • 9781504801201 Pub date: April 2020

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• A complete handbook to the discipline, art, form, and grace of this timeless, humbling sport • Describes the philosophical and technical foundations of martial arts to refine your technique and gain a deeper understanding and level of respect • Includes step-by-step instructions and hundreds of color photos to show advanced grappling and self-defense techniques to help those preparing for a black belt test both mentally and physically • Learn to add power and grace to improve your skills, and execute both basic and advanced hip, hand, leg throws, and much more • Written by master coach Neil Ohlenkamp, a 6th-degree black belt who has earned the highest level of coach certification

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The Hot Book of Chillies

History, Science, 51 Recipes, and 97 Varieties from Mild to Super Spicy David Floyd

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 160 pages 28200 words • £12.99 • 9781620083765 Pub date: August 2019

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• For both timid triers and fiery fanatics, David Floyd’s newly updated The Hot Book of Chilies provides you with everything you need and want to know about this eye-watering ingredient • Containing dozens of recipes and a gallery of 97 varieties of peppers, from mild jalapenos and pasillas to hazardous habaneros and pequins, with useful information on their degree of hotness, health benefits, biology, and history, this is the ultimate resource on all things chili peppers • Learn the best ways to grow them, how to relieve chili burn, and make your own salsas, curry powders, hot sauces, jams, and chutneys to incorporate your favorite chili peppers of any spice range into your everyday meals • Contents: The Chili Story • The Chili Effect • Chili Identification Guide • Chilies in the Kitchen • Chili Recipes • Index • About the Author • Picture Credits

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Pizza

Over 100 Innovative Recipes for Crusts, Sauces, and Toppings for Every Pizza Lover Pippa Cuthbert & Lindsay Cameron Wilson

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages 33400 words • £14.99 • 9781620083741 Pub date: October 2019

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• The go-to guide for DIY pizza making • Features over 70 creative topping and crust ideas • Great for fish and meat-lovers, vegetarians, and even kids • Find inspiration for traditional toppings and discover new flavor combinations you’ve never tried before • Contents: Introduction • Ingredients • Equipment • Bases and Breads • Classics • Land and Sea • From the Garden • Kids • Sweet • Sauces and More • About the Authors • Bibliography • List of Recipes • Index

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Cocktails, Mocktails, Teas & Infusions From Your Garden

Using Your Garden’s Bounty to Create & Flavor Delicious Beverages Jodi Helmer

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 144 pages £13.99 • 9781620083833 Pub date: April 2020

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• An inspirational and instructional guide to growing your own cocktail or mocktail ingredients in your garden • Discover what leaves, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and roots to grow for garden-to-glass cocktails • Learn how to plant, maintain, and harvest each fresh, home-grown ingredient • Includes cocktail recipes for a variety of drinks and mocktails, as well as helpful tips and a guide to making your own infusions, syrups, tinctures, and purees • An ideal resource for a small garden set-up

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Preserving the Season

90 Delicious Recipes for Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Chutney, Pickles, Curds, Condiments, Canning & Dishes Using Them Mary Tregellas

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 192 pages £14.99 • 9781504801225 Pub date: January 2020

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• An essential guide for gardeners who grow more produce and herbs than they know what to do with • A collection of over 90 easy-to-follow recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, chutneys, ketchup, cordials, vinegars, oils, and even liqueurs and breads • Also included are recipes that use your homemade preserves as ingredients • Anecdotes, literary quotes, and historical fun facts interspersed throughout for a fun, engaging read • Contains helpful tips, variations, and sentimental notes for each recipe

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Introduction ................................................. 6

CONTENTS

Preserving the seasons ................................. 8 Useful equipment ......................................... 11 A note on ingredients ................................... 15 General preserving tips ................................ 16

LUSCIOUS .................................. 20 JUICY .......................................... 44 CRUNCHY .................................. 58 TANGY ........................................ 72 TROPICAL .................................. 92 WHOLESOME ............................ 104 AROMATIC ................................ 118 WILD ........................................... 146 INTOXICATING ........................ 160 DAILY BREAD ........................... 172 Index............................................................. 190 Acknowledgements ...................................... 192

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One-Stitch Baby Knits

22 Easy Patterns for Adorable Garments and Accessories Using Garter Stitch Val Pierce

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 144 pages 20500 words • £12.99 • 9781504801102 Pub date: June 2019

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• Beginner-friendly book with quick and easy ideas for hand-knitted baby clothes and accessories • Everything in this book is made with the garter stitch, a simple stitch that is usually the first learned, making it very accessible for beginners • Quick-finish projects allow mothers and family friends to keep up with fast-growing babies • Contents: Introduction • Hints, Tips and Techniques • Projects • Beginner: • Geometric Blanket • Easy Burp Cloth • Tickled Pink Bootie and Headband Set • Bunny Earflap Hat • T.Shaped Sweater and Simple Shoes • Simple Pom-Pom Hat • Intermediate: • Color-Block Hooded Scarf • Navy and Speckle Striped Booties • Pink Ombre Baby Bib • Sleepy Babies Blanket • Pinafore Dress • Sailboat Bib • Christmas Shoes • Ducky Snuggle Blankie • Toasty Mittens on a Rope • Navy Striped Bib • Sleepy Cow Hat and Drawstring Mittens • Experienced: • Striped Yoke Cardigan • Newborn Diaper Cover, Hat and Booties • Teddy Bear Romper • Underthe-Sea Hooded Jacket • Little Rosebud Wrap Set • Index • Suppliers • Acknowledgements • Photo Credits • About the Author

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Creative Curtain Making

Easy-to-Follow Instructions to Create Professional-Looking Curtains and Shades for Any Room Heather Luke

Paperback • 200 x 255 mm • 8” x 10” • 192 pages £14.99 • 9781620083482 Pub date: May 2019

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• A complete step-by-step course on curtainmaking • Professional advice on designing and creating beautiful window treatments for every room in the house • More than 300 inspirational color photographs • “The problem with curtains is that we’re limited by the selection at our local stores. usually the selections are WAY overpriced. and that’s where the magic of DIY comes into play! We can be thrifty and creative and still have amazing curtains at a fraction of the price by making them ourselves!” –Celeste, Decor Blogger • Author Heather Luke is a renowned European interior designer

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Making Charming Rag Rugs

15 Step-by-Step Projects For Hand Crafted Rugs Juju Vail

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 112 pages £12.99 • 9781497204560 Pub date: April 2020

• Create beautiful throw rugs from scraps to utilize recycled materials, such as leftover fabric, old clothes, and household textiles • A collection 15 original designs from talented rug crafters complete with step-by-step instructions, materials list, helpful illustrations, and photographs of each finished rug • Learn all necessary techniques, such as hooking, prodding, braiding, and weaving • Covers the basics, from preparing the rags to finishing, cleaning, and caring for the completed rugs • Techniques are easy to learn, cost is minimal, and very little equipment is needed, making this book perfect for beginners and any crafter

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Contents

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Tools & Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Transferring the Rug Design . . . . . . . 12 Preparing Rags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Using a Stretcher Frame . . . . . . . . . . 14 Hooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Prodding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Clipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Braiding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Design your own Rug . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Finishing & Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 How to use this Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Projects

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Retro Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Lavender Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Amish no. 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Cream Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Colour Stripes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Braided Woolly Rug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Sardines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Shaggy Rug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Chevrons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Tulips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Devil Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Sun Rays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Hearts & Tulips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Sleight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 About the Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Suppliers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Amish Number 4 • Rug canvas 73 x 75cm (28¾ x 29½ in), 3 holes to 2.5cm (1in) • Steel ruler

I have admired the designs and products of the Amish for some years. The simplicity of the clear, uncluttered lines, the geometric shapes and the colours used in

• Marker pen

the designs convey the impression of a serene and

• Wool blanket-type fabric in brown, blue, purple, green and red

regular way of life. When looking through a book

• Rotary cutter

designs would transfer very successfully to hooked rag

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rugs. This is one of the designs I chose to adapt. I used

• Rug hook • Scissors • Blanket or newspaper • Water spray • Latex adhesive (optional) • Lining material such as hessian, calico or a similar fabric, 80 x 80cm (31½ x 31½ in) • Dressmaker’s pins • Needle and strong sewing thread

• Rug size: 72 x 72cm

about Amish quilts, it occurred to me that many of the

two or three shades for each block of colour. This was purely a personal decision and not a design necessity for making the rug.

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To neaten the rough edges at the top and bottom of the rug canvas, turn under a strip of three holes, making sure that the holes are in exactly the same place on both layers. Mark out the design on the rug canvas freehand, using the steel ruler and marker pen.

(28 x 28in)

• Technique: Hooking

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Making Wow Jewelry

Techniques and Projects for Making a Statement Gay Isber

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages 27000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100022 Pub date: January 2020

• Fresh approach to DIY fashion jewelry-making • Pretty, attention-grabbing statement jewelry that readers can make in one sitting • Each project includes a full-page beauty shot, supply list, step-by-step photos, tips and tricks, a narrative about the piece, and creative variations • Author is an award-winning jewelry designer and cable television personality with a big social media following • Contents: Part 1: Getting Started • Part 2: Projects which include: • Aqua Crystal Drops • Beetle Wing Bangle and Ring • Pink and Gold Crown • Boho Earrings • High-Shine Headband • Super Shiny Dangle Necklace • Mosaic Necklace • Bead Nests Headpiece • Feather Tassels • Wiggly Wire Cuff and lots more • Index

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Making Copper Wire Earrings

More Than 100 Wire Wrapped Designs Lora S. Irish

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages £14.99 • 9781497100152 Pub date: December 2019

• Using copper wire, make wearable works of art • Includes over 100 DIY earring projects • Contains step-by-step instructions, high-quality photography, list of materials, and helpful tips and tricks • Make stunning copper earrings and even coordinating necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories for cohesive sets • Written by internationally-known artist and craftswoman, Lora Irish

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Making Marbled Paper

Paint Techniques & Patterns for Classic & Modern Marbleizing on Paper & Silk Heather RJ Fletcher

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages 14450 words • £14.99 • 9781497100435 Pub date: October 2019

• Learn the history and techniques of the ancient art of marbling paint • A modern guide to create more than 30 colorful and intricate marbling patterns • Includes step-by-step interactive workbook • Practice techniques for stone, get-gal, non-pareil, and chevron designs and their advanced variations • Transfer your marbled designs on a variety of materials for home décor, stationery, textiles, and other possibilities • Author is one of 20 marbling masters in the world, Heather Fletcher

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Contents: Introduction • Part I: Your Studio • Setting Up Your Space • Tools & materials • Paints and Colors • Part II: Patterns • The Four Foundational Patterns • Advanced Designs Based on the Four Foundational Patterns • Italian Sisters Comb Patterns • Three Muses Comb Patterns • Part III: Projects • Marbling on Fabric • Projects with Marbled Paper • Part IV: Troubleshooting • Resources • Index • About the Author • Acknowledgements

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Leather Pyrography

A Beginner’s Guide to Burning Decorative Designs on Leather Michele Y. Parsons

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 144 pages 28100 words • £14.99 • 9781497100442 Pub date: October 2019

• Learn about the art of leather pyrography, including the detailed basics on equipment, pen types, how they vary, and more • Understand how pyrography pens interact with leather as opposed to wood • Contains 6 projects ranging in difficulty with step-by-step instructions and photography • Create dynamic pyrography designs on a coaster, key fob, bookmark, journal cover, and more • Author Michele Y. Parsons teaches workshop-based pyrography classes all over the US, writes for Pyrography Magazine, and is the founder of Parsons Wood Artistry

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Contents: Introduction • Chapter 1: leather • Chapter 2: Tools and Equipment • Chapter 3: Techniques • Chapter 4: Colour and Finish • Chapter 5: Projects: • Coaster • Key Fob • Bookmark • Journal Cover • Fringed Pillow • 3D Quail • Chapter 6: Patterns • Resources • About the Author • Acknowledgements • Index • Photo Credits

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Pyrography Style Handbook

Artistic Woodburning Methods & Techniques Lora S. Irish

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 192 pages 30000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100138 Pub date: December 2019

• A comprehensive guide for all the major styles used in pyrography • Includes 31 finished samples of line art • Provides step-by-step instructions for each art style, from engraving and cross hatching to pointillism and realism • Experiment and experience which major styles suit you best to become a consistent master • Written by an internationally-known artist and craftswoman with several best-selling titles in pyrography, woodcarving, and other craft hobbies, Lora Irish

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Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving

Techniques and Projects for DIY Woven Reed Baskets Lora S. Irish

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages £14.99 • 9781497100145 Pub date: February 2020

• Learn the methods to the art of traditional basket weaving • Features 20 classic folk basket patterns, including egg, potato, and Appalachian baskets • Provides step-by-step instructions and photography • Focuses on proper techniques instead of just the how-to on an intermediate level • Author Lora Irish is an accomplished artist and maker of many trades

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Modern Faux Flower Projects

Fresh, Stylish Arrangements and Home Decor with Silk Florals and Faux Greenery Stevie Storck

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages 18150 words • £14.99 • 9781497100473 Pub date: December 2019

• Create beautiful, long-lasting home décor using silk flowers • Includes step-by-step instructions for various projects, such as flower arrangements, wreaths, garlands, wall hangings, and more • Provides high-quality photography and helpful tips on design, color schemes, texture, technique, and composition • Organized by season for year-round faux floral ideas

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Upcycle with Country Design Style

30 Upcycling Projects for Furniture and Accessories to Beautify Your Home Jeanette Chaney

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 192 pages 30000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100770 Pub date: June 2020

• Discover ways to repurpose and transform ordinary objects into gorgeous home décor • Fill your home with one-of-a-kind, upcycled décor you create yourself instead of throwing items away or spending money • Includes 30 DIY step-by-step projects using commonly found objects at thrift stores, yard sales, and landfills • Projects include using everyday kitchen items, wood furniture, old books, garden tools, cereal boxes, jars, and more • Author Jeanette Chaney is the founder and owner of Country Design Style

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Contents Introduction Best places to find items to upcycle

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WOOD FURNITURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Tips to upcycle wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Paint, Distressing, Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 PROJECTS

How to destroy a book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 How to make book pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 How to find books to upcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 PROJECTS Farmhouse style file box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tabletop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Step stool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

KITCHEN ITEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Chalkboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

PROJECTS Three tier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

LIGHTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Vases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Garden edging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Cutting boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

Strip the wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 PROJECTS Candleholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Wall hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Vase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

FRAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Is it glass or plastic? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Painting tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 PROJECTS Terrarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Layered photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Gallery walls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

UPCYCLED SEASONAL . . . . . . . . . .130 PROJECTS Plate snowman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Spindle ornament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Winter Lantern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

MISCELLANEOUS FINDS . . . . . . . .150 PROJECTS Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

SPINDLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Garden tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Tool boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Suitcases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

How to find spindles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 PROJECTS

MISCELLANEOUS TRASH . . . . . . . 170

Candleholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Towel bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Sailboat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Hanging light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

PROJECTS Cans, soda and veggie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Cereal boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

Shop Yard Sales like a pro Several years ago, I shopped yard sales and thrift stores to find things to upcycle and sell . Now I shop yard sales and thrift stores to share ideas for readers to upcycle . I’ve spent time trampling people’s grass looking for great deals . So, I’m sharing my tips to survive a long morning of yard sales . 1. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes . Have a hat and sunscreen on hand . 2. Get cash the day before . Make sure to have small bills . I wore overalls with lots of pockets . Then I would divide bills into different pockets . If you grabbed a five dollar bill while asking if they would take it for the seven dollar frame, most of the time it was a yes! 3. Plan your route before leaving the house . Make sure to visit the multi-family sales or sales that list items you’re interested in buying . 4. Bring plenty of water and snacks . Shopping makes me hungry . 5. Take a tape measure and a large tote . 6. Have hand sanitizer handy . You will get dusty . 7. Have a list of things you’re looking to find . 8. Remember to empty the trunk to make room for your treasures . 9. If an item doesn’t have a price or you’d like to pay less ask, “what’s your friendliest price?” 10. Say hello and smile . Have fun and chat with others . Being friendly can lower that price on that desk that would fit perfectly in your craft room .

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Creative Coloring Through the Seasons Valentina Harper

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 120 pages £9.99 • 9781497204195 Pub date: September 2019

• Color a whole year’s worth of stunning seasonal images • An expanded coloring book featuring 120 pages • Printed on archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper • By bestselling artist, Valentina Harper

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Hidden Language of Flowers A Coloring Compendium Valentina Harper

Paperback • 254 x 254 mm • 10” x 10” • 128 pages £12.99 • 9781497204522 Pub date: April 2020

• A unique coloring exploration of finding the symbolism and meaning in flowers • Discover flowers’ secret meanings; white oak for independence, snowdrops for hope, roses for love, and many more • Filled with full-spread coloring challenges, as well as interactive activities, drawing pages, and reflectional prompts • Perfect for adult coloring artists and crafters • Written by Valentina Harper, author of the best-selling Creative Coloring series

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The olive branch is a symbol of peace.

Bearded crepis represent patience.

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Live a Colorful Life Coloring Book, It’s All Good 40 Images to Craft, Color, and Pattern Thaneeya McArdle

Paperback • 225 x 213 mm • 8.5” x 11” • 96 pages £7.99 • 9781497204409 Pub date: November 2019

• Exercise your creativity and de-stress while reminding yourself to live a colorful life • Contains intricate patterns and uplifting sentiments to color • Each page is perforated for easy removal and display • Printed on archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper that resists bleed through • Author Thaneeya McArdle is a best-selling coloring book artist known for her whimsically optimistic designs

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Hello Angel Fun & Fantastic Coloring Collection Angelea Van Dam

Paperback • 225 x 213 mm • 8.5” x 11” • 144 pages £12.99 • 9781497204416 Pub date: January 2020

• New addition to the popular Hello Angel coloring series • Features beautiful, intricate designs for hours of creative coloring fun • Includes full-color artist’s guide pages with helpful hints on coloring techniques • Designs are printed on archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper • Perforated pages detach easily so you can tear and display final artwork

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Notebook Doodles Unicorns Jess Volinski

Paperback • 225 x 213 mm • 8.5” x 11” • 80 pages £5.99 • 9781497204423 Pub date: January 2020

• The newest addition to the popular and inspirational Notebook Doodles series by bestselling coloring artist, Jess Volinski • Features a variety of whimsical unicorns, Pegasus heads, rainbows, flowers, and more with 32 magical full-page designs to color • Includes basic coloring techniques and tips, fully colored examples, and suggested color palettes, as well as creative activities and fill-in prompts with inspirational hand lettered sentiments • Printed on high-quality, extra thick paper to resist bleed through for a variety of art materials, such as colored pencils, markers, crayons, gel pens, or watercolors • Designs are printed on one side of each perforated page so they are easy to remove and display

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Notebook Doodles Girl Power! Jess Volinski

Paperback • 225 x 213 mm • 8.5” x 11” • 80 pages £5.99 • 9781497204430 Pub date: May 2020

• A brand new addition to the successful Notebook Doodles series by popular coloring artist, Jess Volinski • Features an emphasis on girl empowerment, strength, bravery, and confidence • Consists of 32 encouraging, positive, and self-esteem building full-page designs to color • Includes basic coloring techniques, fully colored examples, and suggested color palettes, as well as creative fill-in prompts and inspirational hand lettered sentiments • Printed on high-quality, extra thick paper to resist bleed through for a variety of art materials, such as colored pencils, markers, crayons, gel pens, or watercolors • Designs are printed on one side of each perforated page so they are easy to remove and display

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Calligraphy

A Guide to Handlettering Margaret Morgan

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 104 pages 27800 words • £14.99 • 9781504801133 Pub date: January 2020

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• Advice on pens, inks, papers, and techniques to learn and practice calligraphy • 12 step-by-step projects • Create beautiful cards, calendars, letterheads, and wall hangings • Contains 4 alphabets to practice various styles of calligraphy • Written by professional lettering artist Margaret Morgan

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Contents: Introduction • A Brief History of Western Calligraphy • An Equipment Overview • Setting Up Your Studio • The Specifics • Paper • Making Your Mark • Roman Capitals • Foundation Hand • Italics • Versais • Practice Projects • Alphabet Broadsheet • Words as Patterns • Design Skills • Developing Projects • Letterhead with Monogram • Greetings Card • Menu and Matching Place Cards • Combining Text and Translation • Multilingual Calendar • Pushing Out the Boundaries • Christmas Card • Gilded and Decorated letter • Alphabet and Gilded A-Z • A Magic Carpet Gilding with Colour • Glossary • Useful addresses •Index

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Lettering for Absolute Beginners

Using Faux Calligraphy to Create Simple Versatile Projects Danielle Stringer

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages 4200 words • £14.99 • 9781497100527 Pub date: January 2020

• An interactive workbook to the art of hand lettering for beginners • Learn to letter with normal everyday pens, no brush pen or calligraphy nub necessary • Practice drawing letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses in multiple alphabet styles • A guide to the faux calligraphy method that’s versatile for paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and other large formats • Pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display • Written by owner and artist behind Imperfect Dust, Danielle Stringer • Contents: Introduction • Getting Started • Supplies •The Breakdown • The Alphabets • Watch Me Letter • Word Practice • Common Words • Trace and Try • Trace and Frame • Art Ready to Frame • Projects: • Giving Plate • Hand-Letter Décor • Chalkboard Sign • Bible Journaling • Gift Giving • Progress Over Perfection • About the Author • Acknowledgments • Index

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Super Simple Hand Lettering Projects

Techniques and Craft Projects Using Hand Lettering Kiley Bennett

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 144 pages £12.99 • 9781497204515 Pub date: May 2020

• A hands-on calligraphy project book for practiced hand letterers to personalize gifts, decorate their homes, and let their skills shine • Features a variety of projects to showcase your lettering artwork, from Christmas ornaments and cake toppers to inspirational signs and more • Projects will vary on many different surfaces, such as paper, chalkboard, fabric, and wood, as well as how to digitize lettering and lettering in 3D • Provides accessible, highly appealing project ideas for crafters to display, gift, or sell • The perfect follow-up book to Kiley’s successful Super Simple Hand Lettering to inspire crafters on what to do next once they learn and master hand lettering

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What Is Hand Lettering, Anyway?

Using a Brush Pen

Hand lettering is the art of drawing fancy letters. There are various ways to go about hand lettering. You could use a basic quill pen and a pot of ink, a permanent marker like a Sharpie, or my personal favorite: a brush pen!

A brush pen is like any marker or ink pen except for its special, flexible nib that bends with a slight bit of pressure. The amount of pressure you use determines how thick your strokes will be. It’s this flexibility that allows you to create beautiful brush lettering.

In this book, you’ll be using four different pens to achieve various looks. What differentiates these pens from one another, making each one special and unique, is what we call the “nib.” The nib is a fancy term for the tip of the pen. Most pens, like ballpoint or fine tip pens, have stiff nibs that create uniform lines. Those nibs are referred to as “monoline nibs.”

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A combination of thick and thin strokes in a single letter creates the dramatic brush-lettered look. But how do you know where to make your strokes thick and where to make them thin? Easy peasy! Every time your pen moves down, or toward your body, you should apply lots of pressure— press hard—to create a thick downstroke.

Monoline nib lettering Other pens, like brush pens, have flexible nibs that bend with pressure. That’s how brush pens create really beautiful letters with thick and thin strokes, making for eye-catching and impressive-looking lettering styles. Those nibs are called “brush nibs.”

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Every time your pen moves up, or away from your body, you should apply no extra pressure; just use the pointy tip of the pen to create a thin line for your upstroke. Depending on the size of the brush pen you’re using (whether it’s large or small), your different strokes will look more dramatic or more understated.

The top row of downstrokes in this image was created with a small brush pen. The bottom row of downstrokes was created with a large brush pen. See the difference? Brush nib lettering But don’t let the idea of downstrokes and upstrokes confuse or frustrate you! You make both of these strokes in your everyday handwriting with every letter and word you write. When hand lettering, your downstrokes and upstrokes should be where you naturally write.

You can also divide nibs by their size, small or large. So here are the four distinct nib types you’ll want to get cozy with: large and small brush nibs and large and small monoline nibs.

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The hardest part is to decide where you’ll display your customized mat and the memories inside!

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the lettering. Go back 2 Adjust over your letters to make sure you are happy with them before proceeding with inking. I traced back over my pencil sketch to make sure my lettering suited my vision for this project. inking. Going slowly, 3 Start begin tracing your sketch with a brush pen. I love using a small nib brush pen for delicate projects like this one!

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First-time Quiltmaking

Learning to Quilt in Six Easy Lessons Editors at Landauer Publishing

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 136 pages 22500 words • £16.99 • 9781947163072 Pub date: September 2019

• Learn to quilt in 6 easy lessons with this illustrated guide to fabrics, tools, and techniques • Contains 7 simple projects that allow beginners to practice their newfound skills • Includes step-by-step instructions, photography, and diagrams • New edition includes 3 new patterns using popular pre-cut fabrics • Perfect for first-time quilters and introductory quilting classes • Contents: Six Easy Lessons • Lesson 1: Beginning Basics • Lesson 2: Preparing the Fabric • Lesson 3: Sewing Accurate Seams • Lesson 4: Assembling the Quilt Top • Lesson 5: Making the Quilt Sandwich • Lesson 6: Finishing the Quilt • Glossary of Quiltmaking Terms • Introducing First-Time Quiltmakers • Gallery of First-Time Quilts

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Inspired Star Block Quilts

12 Projects Using Traditional and Modern Blocks Sandy Berg

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 112 pages 27700 words • £16.99 • 9781947163171 Pub date: September 2019

• Patterns for 12 star block quilts • Learn new skills by using piecing and paper piecing techniques • Form traditional and modern stars with contemporary elements • Author and quilt designer Sandy Berg uses her passion as a “Quilts of Valor” volunteer as inspiration for the theme of this book • Contents: Welcome to My World of Stars • Quilting Basics • Projects which include: • Oh My Stars! • Providence • Star Chain • Star Crossing • Point the Way • Starburst • Starry Night • Wondow on the Stars • Salute to Service • Fandango Dance • In Honor • Starts of the Show • Templates • About the Author, Acknowledgements, Dedication

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The Weekend Quilter

25+ Fabulous Quilts to Make in a Weekend Edited by Rosemary Wilkinson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 192 pages 33750 words • £14.99 • 9781947163294 Pub date: October 2019

• Contains 26 step-by-step projects to accomplish in a weekend • Great for quilters who love to create but don’t have time for long projects • Make both traditional and modern quilts • Learn specialist shortcuts and design techniques from 5 artists • Tips for using a rotary cutter and sewing machine

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Applique: Basics and Beyond, Second Revised and Expanded Edition

The Complete Guide to Successful Machine and Hand Techniques with Dozens of Designs to Mix and Match Janet Pittman

Hardback/hidden Spiral • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages 33600 words • £21.99 • 9781947163225 Pub date: October 2019

• An award-winning informative guide and project book for learning and practicing applique • Contains 9 projects with step-by-step instruction, photography, and illustrations • A newly expanded edition to the original title of the same name with two new projects and information on wool applique, hand applique, and updated tools • Contains over 550 full-color photos and illustrations • Author and designer quilter of 20 years, Janet Pittman has won awards for both her quilts and her books, including this one • Contents: Making a Project – Basics and Beyond • Equipment and Supplies • Preparing Applique • Stitching • Embellishing • Wool Applique • Projects • Patterns • Index • About the Author

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Quilting with Kids

16 Fun and Easy Projects to Make Together Wendy Sheppard and Gwendolyn Sheppard

Paperback/hidden Spiral • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 152 pages 22300 words • £14.99 • 9781947163201 Pub date: December 2019

• Passes down the craft of quilting to younger generations by introducing them to the basics • Kids will learn about the safe use of all the tools and how to cut, pin, and stitch • Contains 16 step-by-step directions to fun and kid-friendly projects to enjoy with family and teachers • Interest Age 6 and up, with an adult • Written by well-respected quilting artists within the industry and mother/ daughter duo, Wendy and Gwendolyn Sheppard

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Quilt Block Genius, Expanded Second Edition

Over 300 Pieced Quilt Blocks to Make 1001 Blocks with No Math Charts Sue Voegtlin

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 208 pages £17.99 • 9781947163188 Pub date: December 2019

• An expanded and revised edition to the best-seller Block Genius • Contains new smaller blocks for mini quilts, new quilt settings, new sampler quilt patterns, and a new “create your own block” technique • Features 300 pieced quilt blocks and variations to grand total of 1001 blocks • Includes user and math-friendly charts • Author, sewist, photographer, and editor Sue Voegtlin wrote, sewed, photographed, and “did the math” for you to enjoy all the possibilities

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Quilts from the Collection of the Henry Ford

24 Vintage Quilts Celebrating American Quiltmaking Henry Ford

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 224 pages 34300 words • £17.99 • 9781947163249 Pub date: January 2020

• Discover 24 quilt projects for making replicas of historic quilts with complete step-by-step instructions and full-size patterns • Includes sewing techniques and a timeline of the history of quilting in America • New edition features an updated introduction from The Henry Ford president and collection curator • Includes special essay, A Century of Quilting Genius 1825-1925, and a gallery of The Susan McCord collection from The Henry Ford • The Henry Ford’s 90th anniversary of being founded is in October 2019 • Contents: Forewords • A Century of Quilting Genius 1825-1925 • Susan McCord’s Quilts: A Farmwife’s Legacy • Susan McCord Quilts • Red & White Quilts • Log Cabin Quilts • Applique Quilts • Patchwork Quilts • Index

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Fearless with Fabric Fresh Quilts from Traditional Blocks An Inspiring Guide to Making 13 Quilt Projects Sarah J Maxwell

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages £15.99 • 9781947163232 Pub date: January 2020

• A must-have project book for dedicated and intermediate quilters to quilt outside of their comfort zone and build confidence • Learn to transfer traditional blocks to modern quilts • Includes step-by-step projects to combine fabrics from different lines and genres to encourage mixing and matching • Provides 4 sidebar features for every pattern to boost confidence: Leap of Faith suggestions, Confidence Booster tips, alternative digital colorations, and Fearless Takeaways lists • Written by Aurifil designer, and fabric and pattern designer for Studio 37 Fabrics, Sarah J. Maxwell

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Hexagon Star Quilts

100 English Paper-Pieced Star Patterns to Piece and Applique Cathy Perlmutter

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 128 pages £16.99 • 9781947163355 Pub date: April 2020

• A scrap and precut-friendly guide to 100 English paper-pieced star block patterns that fit inside a hexagon, from classic style to modern and quirky • Contains clear directions for English paper-piecing both by hand and by machine • Offers readers a huge selection of star patterns with a variety of choices for a smooth piecing experience with minimal guesswork • Includes 7 projects (4 relatively small, 3 large) with complete step-by-step instructions, photography, and helpful diagrams and illustrations • Readers will also learn how to design their own quilt for total creative freedom

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Creative Block Quilts

10 Gorgeous Quilts to Make from One Simple Block Linda J. Hahn and Deborah G. Stanley

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 72 pages £14.99 • 9781947163348 Pub date: April 2020

• Work with one magical block to create 10 beautiful quilts • Each quilting project includes step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and helpful diagrams and illustrations • Learn how to incorporate a partially foundation-pieced component into a regular pieced quilt • Build your skills and practice different techniques with each quilt that increases in difficulty • Written by independent designer, Deborah G. Stanley, and award-winning quilting author Linda J. Hahn

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101 Quilting Tips & Tricks Pocket Guide Penny Haren

Paperback • 150 x 100 mm • 4” x 6” • 48 pages 5280 words • £6.99 • 9781947163133 Pub date: October 2019

• Learn 101 tips and tricks to quilting, whether you’re a beginner or experience quilter • Convenient, compact pocket size is great for on-the-go use and reference • Expert knowledge on equipment, short cuts, organization, patterns, and so much more • Written by a nationally-known quilting trade speaker, columnist, and consultant Penny Haren • Contents: Introduction • Organising Your Space • Sewing Machine • Rotary Cutting Mats • Cutting • Notions • Picking a Project • Choosing Fabric • Borders • Choosing Backing • Pressing • Applique & Embroidery • Machine Quilting • Binding • Decorating • Miscellaneous

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Guide to Interfacings

Carry-Along Reference Guide Kristine Poor

Paperback • 150 x 100 mm • 4” x 6” • 64 pages 5500 words • £5.99 • 9781947163263 Pub date: September 2019

• A pocket-sized guide to quilt interfacings and fusible products • Great to avoid common mistakes and use different interfacings and products correctly • Over 50 pages of charts containing helpful tips • Trained engineer and owner of Poorhouse Quilt Designs, author Kristine Poor is famous for her use of fusibles • Contents: Introduction • Chapter 1: Interfacing • Chapter 2: Stabilizers • Chapter 3: Fleece • Chapter 4: Fusible Web • Chapter 5: Tapes • Chapter 6: Specialty • Index of Uses • Resources • About the Author

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Know Your Battings

Carry-Along Reference Guide Krista Moser

Paperback • 150 x 100 mm • 4” x 6” • 56 pages £6.99 • 9781947163256 Pub date: April 2020

• Pocket-sized guide to always choosing the right battings • Great to avoid common mistakes and use different battings correctly • Over 50 pages of terminology definitions and charts of helpful tips • Written by a professional machine quilter, instructor, and quilt maker Krista Moser, who has spent 18 years researching battings

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Yearn to Burn: A Pyrography Master Class

18 Creative Woodburning Projects with Step-by-Step Instructions Simon Easton

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 168 pages 44800 words • £14.99 • 9781565239869 Pub date: July 2019

• New woodburning book from bestselling pyrography author Simon Easton. • Perfect next step for readers of Easton’s popular first book for beginners. • Wide variety of projects to fit a range of occasions and decors, organized by theme. • Contents: Chapter 1: Tools, Hints and Tips • Chapter 2: Pyrography Projects • Herb Garden Label Set • Engagement Ring Box • Texture Print Key Fobs • Mandala-esque Table Set • Celtic knotwork Bangle • Art Nouveau Wall Organizer • Dream Catcher Clock • Stained Glass Wall Sconce • Mirrored 3D Layer Picture Frame • Zodiac Solitaire Game Board • Dragon Table Catchall Bowl • Castle Kitchen Container • Owl Keepsake Box • Set List Text Art Frame • Children’s Reward Bank with Tokens • Christmas Eve Platter for Santa • Reversi Game Board and Counters • Halloween 3D Platter • Chapter 3: Patterns • Resources • Index

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Woodburning Realistic Animals

12 Step-by-Step Pyrography Projects of Birds, Pets, and Wildlife Minisa Robinson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 136 pages 19850 words • £14.99 • 9781565239852 Pub date: July 2019

• Guide to creating highly realistic pyrography portraits of domestic animals, North American wildlife, African wildlife, and birds. • Skill-building tutorials show how to burn specific features like eyes, noses, fur, etc. • Contents: Introduction • Chapter 1: Gallery • Chapter 2: Getting Started • Chapter 3: Working From Photographs • Chapter 4: Woodburning Basics • Chapter 5: Feature Studies • Chapter 6: Adding Color And Finishing • Chapter 7: Projects • Acknowledgments • Meet the Author • Index

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Carving Small Characters in Wood

Instructions & Patterns for Compact Projects with Personality Jack Price

Paperback • 225 x 150 mm • 6” x 9” • 104 pages 18100 words • £10.99 • 9781497100183 Pub date: October 2019

• Learn simple techniques to carve mini characters that can fit in an old film tube • Teaches the basics, then progresses into more challenging and detailed chapters • Contains step-by-step directions and photography for carving various facial features, body parts, clothes, and more • Written by well-respected carver who specializes in compact figures, Jack Price • Author of Carving Compact Characters and 50 Character Patterns for Woodcarvers

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Carving Undercover Santas

13 Projects in Wood with Patterns and Painting Instructions Russell Scott

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 128 pages 3300 words • £10.99 • 9781497100060 Pub date: October 2019

• Great guide to inspire carvers to create Santa for year-round décor • Contains 13 designs for carving Santa in various off-season disguises • Includes 7 step-by-step projects with patterns and instructions to carve and paint each piece, plus a gallery of 6 additional designs • Disguises include fireman, lifeguard, sport coaches, policeman, and more • Author and skilled wood carving artist Russell Scott is known for his Santa caricatures and has written 7 other carving books • Contents: Introduction • Projects: • Chef Santa • Park Ranger Santa • Toy Store Manager Santa • Snowboard Santa • Librarian Santa • Fireman Santa • Basketball Coach Santa • Mailman Santa • School Nurse Mrs Santa • Baseball Coach Santa • Policeman Santa • Tree Farmer Santa • Lifeguard Santa • About the Author • Helpful Resources • Index

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Scroll Saw Baby Animals

More than 50 Adorable Puzzle Projects to Make in Wood Judy and Dave Peterson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 144 pages 10000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100541 Pub date: October

• Over 50 baby animal scroll saw projects • Provides basic information on using a scroll saw to create puzzle animals • Includes simplified projects that are safe as toys • Written by best-selling authors and award-winning scroll saw artists Judy and Dave Peterson • Contents: Introduction • Chapter 1: Getting Started • Chapter 2: Production of the Sloth • Chapter 3: Simplifying Puzzles • Chapter 4: Designing from a Photograph • Chapter 5: Cutting Features • Chapter 6: The Puzzle Patterns • Tools and Supply Sources • Index • About the Authors

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Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes 13 Projects To Carve in Wood Paul Purnell

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 144 pages 55000 words • £16.99 • 9781497100114 Pub date: January 2020

• Instructional guide for intermediate to advanced-level wood carvers • Includes 13 creative cane and walking stick projects that include carving various animal heads on top of derby sticks, pistol-grips, lyre-shaped thumb sticks, gent’s walking sticks, and more • Provides step-by-step directions and photography, including painting and finishing instructions • Author Paul Purnell is a self-taught wood carver of 15 years, having carved projects for The Guild of Master Craftman’s magazines

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Woodworker’s Handbook

The Beginner’s Reference to Tools, Materials, and Skills, Plus Essential Projects to Make Roger Horwood

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 168 pages 41900 words • £14.99 • 9781497100657 Pub date: November 2019

• A complete reference handbook for DIY woodworking • Great for beginners to learn the basics, tools, and techniques of the craft • Includes 5 step-by-step projects to put your skills to the test • Provides useful information on different types of wood, how they cut, their durability, and which woods are best for certain projects • Contents: Introduction • Chapter 1: Woods for the Woodworker • Chapter 2: Tools for the Job • Chapter 3: Joining Wood and Turning • Chapter 4: Finishes and Finishing • Chapter 5: Step-by-Step Projects • Chapter 6: Repairs and Restoration • Chapter 7: Your Own Designs • Table Leg of Template • Index • About the Author

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Joy of Chip Carving

Step-by-step Instructions & Designs from a Master Carver Wayne Barton

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages 8000 words • £18.99 • 9781497100565 Pub date: December 2019

• The last book by Wayne Barton, a leading icon in wood chip carving • Barton details his expert philosophies, knowledge, and instruction on line, design, carving, finishing, and much more • Includes his highly sought-after Barton Capitals and Foliated Alphabet templates, which have never been published • Contains an inspirational gallery of Barton’s finished work • Wayne Barton is a renowned wood chip carving artist with 7 best-selling books published in 6 countries, and is the founder of The Alpine School of Woodcarving • Contents: Acknowledgments • Foreword • Introduction • Tools and Materials • Sharpening • How to Hold the Knives • The Cutting Knife • The Stab Knife • Carving Tips • Understanding Line and Design • Definition of Lines • Elements of Composition • Design Suggestions • Candleholder Project • Borders • The Barton Capitals • Foliated Alphabet • Gallery • About the Author

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Super Simple Woodworking and Furniture Making

Glue, Screw, Cap and Finish Your Way to Strong and Beautiful Projects Eugenie Giasson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 192 pages 18000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100558 Pub date: February 2020

• Learn a simple “glue, screw, cap” joinery method for building and assembling furniture • Using a saw and a drill, create 30 pieces of furniture • Projects include easy-to-follow instructions, cutting templates, and power carving directions for adding decorative features • Make a coffee table, bench, and more • Author and professional female woodworker, Eugenie Giasson shares her super simply joinery method that’s perfect for beginning woodworkers

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Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing Restore, Rebuild, and Renew Wooden Furniture Brian D. Hingley

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 264 pages £18.99 • 9781580118439 Pub date: February 2020

• A go-to guide to repair, renovate, and refinish furniture • Includes more than 500 step-by-step instructions, photographs, and drawings • Learn to remove or restore old finishes, refurbish warped wood, make structural repairs, and more • Provides shop-tested and approved methods, as well as helpful information on tools and supplies • Written by furniture repair expert and authority in the field, Brian D. Hingley

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Whittling in Your Free Time

24 Quick & Easy Projects to Carve in Wood Tom Hindes

Paperback • 225 x 150 mm • 6” x 9” • 96 pages 15000 words • £9.99 • 9781497100701 Pub date: May 2020

• Perfect for beginners, complete 24 new projects using the approachable flat plane style of whittling and carving • Flat plane style of carving can be split into complexity levels from very simple to difficult, making this book perfect for anyone on any skill level • Carve boots, owls, wizards, gnomes, elephants, and dozens of other characters, animals, and objects with step-by-step instructions and coordinating photography • A continuation to the bestselling 20-Minute Whittling Projects • Author Tom Hindes is a whittling artist, carving teacher, and regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine

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Woodcarving a Santa and Friends Chess Set

Plans & Instruction to Carve Complete Christmas-Themed Chess Sets Dwayne Gosnell

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 80 pages £9.99 • 9781497100695 Pub date: May 2020

• Carve a unique holiday-themed chess set in a game of wits where Santa and Mrs. Claus are King and Queen • Simple caricature carving techniques perfect for beginning to intermediate wood carvers • Provides step-by-step instructions for each piece • Includes 6 full-size caricature patterns, from reindeer knights and elf pawns to North Pole rooks and snowman bishops • A police officer by day and a wood carver by night, author and instructor Dwayne Gosnell is an award-winning carver and president of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers

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Woodcarving a Halloween Chess Set

Plans & Instruction to Carve a Complete Halloween-Themed Chess Set Dwayne Gosnell

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 80 pages £9.99 • 9781497100824 Pub date: May 2020

• Carve a unique holiday-themed chess set in a game of wits where Dracula is King and a Witch is Queen • Simple caricature carving techniques perfect for beginning to intermediate wood carvers • Provides step-by-step instructions for each piece • Includes 6 full-size caricature patterns, from werewolf knights and mummy pawns to coffin rooks and Frankenstein bishops • A police officer by day and a wood carver by night, author and instructor Dwayne Gosnell is an award-winning carver and president of the Catawba Valley Wood Carvers

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Carving and Painting Adorable Animals in Wood Techniques, Patterns, and Color Guides for 12 Projects Desiree Hajny

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 112 pages 20000 words • £12.99 • 9781497100831 Pub date: June 2020

• A pattern book for advanced woodcarvers to create 12 adorable animal shelf sitters, from otters and pandas to foxes and raccoons • Each project includes a pattern, hair tract, and color chart for painting • Helpful tips and notes provided throughout to capture the essence of each animal • Projects can be done from a roughed out blank or a band saw cut-out • Written by Desiree Hajny, a Woodcarving Illustrated contributor and has taught several workshops on creating her successful animal sitters • Contents: Foreword • Introduction • Getting Started • Materials • Carving • Texturing • Woodburning • Painting/Finishing • Projects • Wold (step-bystep) • River Otter • Fawn • Kangaroo • Elephant • Fox • Chipmunk • Bobcat • Donkey • Raccoon • Rabbit • Panda Bear • Acknowledgements • Index

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Quick-Start Woodburning Guide Michele Y. Parsons

Paperback • 178 x 127 mm • 5” x 7” • 48 pages £7.99 • 9781497100848 Pub date: June 2020

• A small-format guide that covers the basics of pyrography • Perfect to introduce a newcomer to the hobby of pyrography by understanding safety, care and use of equipment, and how to burn using different pens • Written in a quick, easy-to-read format with a lot of photos and captions • Includes a list of further suggested reading for project books and DVDs should the reader decide to continue and want to begin practicing • Written by Michele Y., a pyrographer, woodcarver, founder and owner of Parsons Wood Artistry, instructor, and author of Leather Pyrography

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Beginner’s Guide to CNC Woodworking

Understanding the Machines, Tools and Software, Plus Projects to Make Steven Thompson

Paperback • 228 x 178 mm • 7” x 9” • 156 pages 35000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100589 Pub date: July 2020

• A complete beginner-friendly manual to understanding the fundamentals, machinery, software, tools, and materials of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) • Complete 2 step-by-step projects for a CNC chair and a 3D flip machining spoon • Each project incorporates various concepts and techniques in digital wood joinery and 3D CNC machining to truly immerse the reader in several methods and practices, even how to overcome limitations of 3-axis CNC machines • Informational chapters are written in an easy-to-understand format that’s approachable and beginner-friendly • Clear instructions, diagrams, illustrations, software screenshots, and photography provided throughout • Author Steven Thompson is an experienced woodworker and engineer, and is currently an instructor at San Francisco State University as well as Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop

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Woodburning Projects and Patterns for Beginners Minisa Robinson

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 136 pages 20000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100855 Pub date: July 2020

• A complete overview and introduction into the hobby of pyrography intended for beginners • Understand the different tools, supplies, and safety precautions involved in the art of woodburning • Learn basic techniques for burning even lines, shading, black backgrounds, stippling, and more • Includes beginner-friendly step-by-step projects and patterns included on a variety of materials, from signs and boxes to frames, ornaments, and coasters • Know how to avoid and fix mistakes, then seal and finish each project • Pyrography artist Minisa Robinson is also the author of Woodburning Realistic Animals and has contributed to Woodcarving Illustrated and Pyrography Magazine

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Wooden Whirligigs

10 Step-by-Step Projects to Make for Your Garden Michael Screen

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 176 pages 25000 words • £14.99 • 9781497100800 Pub date: July 2020

• A hands-on project guide for woodworkers to build creative yard and garden whirligigs • Provides 10 step-by-step projects that progress in difficulty, from simple propeller models to propellers moving crankshafts to oscillating rods • Projects include a pecking rooster, swimming fish, flying dragon, rowboat figure, and more • Build your skills and learn the aspects of physics and design to be equipped create your own wooden automata • Author Michael Screen is a teacher and toymaker that specializes in kinetic wooden objects; he is also a member of the British Toymakers Guild

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Riding America’s Backroads

20 Top Motorcycle Tours in Every Corner of the US RoadRUNNER Motorcycle and Travel

Paperback • 225 x 175 mm • 7” x 9” • 224 pages £14.99 • 9781620083369 Pub date: May 2020

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• 20 must-ride motorcycle tour itineraries with stunning color photography, evocative travel stories, detailed maps, trip planning details, points of interest, and more • Entertaining and indispensable resource for planning motorcycle touring adventures • Includes how-to information on trip planning, group riding, packing a bike, tool kits, night riding, and off-roading • All the trips connect together coast to coast—visit the whole country or pick a piece • From the editorial team at RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine, the pre-eminent motorcycle touring magazine in North America

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The Silk Road & Beyond

The Hair-Raising True Adventures of a Lond-Distance Trucker in the Middle East Ivor Whittall and Paul Rowlands

Hardback • 280 x 203 mm • 8” x 11” • 240 pages 46500 approx words • £24.99 • 9781912158355 Pub date: August 2019

• True accounts of one man’s long-distance trucking career that began in the late 1960s, these adventurous anecdotes are told by one of the first pioneers in long-distance trucking to the Middle East, Ivor Whittall • From traveling overseas to Kuwait, driving the desert trek between Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and surviving the infamously dangerous (and sometimes deadly) Tahir Pass in Eastern Turkey that has claimed the lives of truckers with its haphazard landslides and avalanches and tricky mountainous terrain, readers get a driver’s seat perspective to Whittall’s daring career • With 72 contemporary color photos of trucks, drivers, passports, visas, and custom forms, readers will be thrust into what it was like being a longdistance trucker in the 1970s • Full of disastrous near misses, border control mishaps, intense home sickness, mechanical failures, cultural misunderstandings, and so much more, this book will urge you to buckle up

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Lorries of Arabia Part 3: ERF NGC Robert Hackford

Hardback • 256 x 234 mm • 6” x 9” • 120 pages 17500 approx words • £19.99 • 9781912158362 Pub date: August 2019

• A must for all ERF fans, this is the third and final installment in The Lorries of Arabia series • While the first book paid tribute to ERF’s world-class long-haulers in the Middle East and those who drove them and the second book went on to explore the fortunes of this legendary machine, this final volume is a continued narration of an unfolding history in the 1970s and 1980s of a premium tractive unit model • With new findings, new details, new insights, and new pictures, readers of the first two books will surely enjoy the final volume of this acclaimed series • Containing a full register of all the 91 NGCs known to have ever been built, this is the enthusiast’s guide to the rugged, reliable, left-hand drive tractive unit forever associated with long-haul European and Middle Eastern routes of the 70s and 80s

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The Long Haul Pioneers

A Celebration of Astran, Leaders in Overland Transport to the Middle East for over 45 Years Ashley Coghill

Paperback • 256 x 234 mm • 6” x 9” • 320 pages 130000 approx words • £19.99 • 9781906853334 Pub date: November 2019

• In this book Ashley Coghill documents the complete history of the company to date with the focus predominantly on the early days when the men were fighting for something and revelling in the adventure • These early long haul drivers would think nothing of a 10,000 mile round trip to Iran or the Arabian Gulf and being stranded at 6,000 feet on a mountain pass with temperatures below -40 was just all in a day’s work • Ashley Coghill has an immense enthusiasm for his subject and has given his research total dedication • He has also tracked down past and present employees to gather first hand information which he has illustrated with over 300 carefully selected images • The end result is a detailed, comprehensive and fascinating account of an extraordinary company.

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Know Your Model Tractors Lars Bjork & Tommy Grunbaum

Paperback • 127 x 178 mm • 7” x 5” • 80 pages 7500 approx words • £6.99 • 9781912158591 Pub date: May 2020

• A quick and fun pocket guide to 35 popular and collectable model tractors • Features full-spread profiles of each model tractor with manufacturer, scale, and collectability information • Contains dozens of color photos and interesting facts, such as the most expensive model tractor sold for over $15,000 in 2009 • Includes 7 popular North American models, such as the John Deere 70, Ertl’s McCormick WD-9, Massey-Harris Pony, and more • Contents: Photos and profiles for 35 model tractors, including these popular North American models • Case IH Quadtrac 600 • Farmall Super M-TA • IH 3788 • IH Titan 10-20 • John Deere 70 • Massey Harris Pony • McCormick WD 9

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Modern Earth Moving Machines Keith Haddock

Paperback • 229 x 229 mm • 9” x 9” • 128 pages 11000 approx words • £14.99 • 9781912158584 Pub date: May 2020

• A comprehensive and visual showcase of the machines that mine coal and minerals, construct highways, lay pipelines, dig basements, landscape parks, and assist in worldwide disaster relief • Features profiles of bulldozers, off-highway trucks, scrapers, graders, excavators, and walking draglines • Makes include Komatsu, Caterpillar, Hitachi, JCB, Case, Deere, Liebherr and Terex, O&K, and Bucyrus • Short chapter introductions provided for each machine, as well as image captions for over 128 full-color photos • Author Keith Haddock is one of the world’s leading experts on earthmoving and surface mining equipment • Contents: Acknowledgements • Introduction • Chapter 1: Bulldozers • Chapter 2: Wheel and Crawler Loaders • Chapter 3: Scrapers • Chapter 4: Graders • Chapter 5: Hydraulic Excavators • Chapter 6: Roper-Operated Crawler Excavators • Chapter 7: Off-Highway Trucks • Chapter 8: Walking Draglines • Chapter 9: Continuous Excavators 197


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The World of Custom Trucks Ferdy De Martin & Xavier Stefaniak

Paperback • 127 x 203 mm • 10.4” x 8.25” • 160 pages 12500 approx words • £16.99 • 9781912158393 Pub date: May 2020

• An international collection of 29 current working trucks from leading manufacturers, including Volvo, Scania, Mercedes, Peterbilt, and more • Emphasizes the decoration of each truck as an art form, ranging from delicate and subtle to elaborate and ornate • Includes over 275 vividly colored photographs with descriptive and enthusiastic captions, detailing both the interior and the exterior of each custom truck • New edition includes double the amount of US and Canadian trucks • Contents: Around the World • Some History • The Custom Trucks which include: • Volvo FH16 700, Dieppedalle Transports (France) • Scania R620, ‘Jo Siffert’, Muller (Switzerland) • Mercedes MP4, ‘Xtar’, Kuljetus Auvinen Oy (Finland) • Scania R580 Topline, Fred Greenwood & Son (UK) • And many more (to be confirmed)

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BigFoot Goes on Great Adventures (Paperback Edition) Amazing Facts, Fun Photos, and a Look-and-Find Adventure! D.L. Miller

Paperback • 250 x 250 mm • 10” x 10” • 48 pages 2500 words • £6.99 • 9781641240437 Pub date: July 2019

• Seek and find learning adventure picture book • Educational fun facts before each puzzle for children to learn about people, places, events, and more both past and present • 10 engaging visual puzzles • Over 500 hidden items to find • Interest age 5 - 12

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BigFoot Goes on Vacation (Paperback Edition) A Spectacular Seek and Find Challenge for All Ages! D.L. Miller

Paperback • 250 x 250 mm • 10” x 10” • 48 pages 2500 words • £6.99 • 9781641240413 Pub date: July 2019

• New series of search & find activity books featuring the legendary BigFoot • 10 big visual puzzle panoramas offer an impressive level of detail • Readers will search for BigFoot, his footprint, and more than 500 other unexpected personalities and objects • Scenes include a beach, camping, cruise, farm, carnival, safari, National Park, and more • Fun facts and illustrations about each vacation activity provide educational content

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Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles

A Treasury of Fabulous Facts, Secret Codes, Games, Mazes, and More! Vicki Whiting

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 72 pages 300 words • £5.99 • 9781641240444 Pub date: September 2019

• Includes hundreds of activities, puzzles, mazes, secret codes, word searches, brain teasers, and more challenges to learn all about animals • A fun and educational resource for kids to learn STEM-related content • Perfect for kids aged 5-10 • Author Vicki Whiting, a former teacher, is the founder and president of Kid Scoop, an award-winning weekly educational page syndicated in well over 200 newspapers • Illustrator Jeff Schnikel is the creative director of Kid Scoop, has been drawing his entire life, and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco • Contents: Super-Duper Animal Facts • Animal Jokes • Bees • Butterflies • Cats • Coyotes • Crocodiles • Dogs & Puppies • Elephants • Girafffes • Gorillas • Hermit Crabs • Hummingbirds • Kangaroos • Koalas • Lions • Octopuses • Orcas • Pandas • Polar Bears • Rats • Reindeer • Rhinoceroses • Sea Otters • Seahorses • Sharks • Snails • Snakes • Tarantulas • Tigers • Answers • Who Made This Book? 205


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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing Cartoon Animals

More Than 75 Fun Activities All About Cool Animals! Vicki Whiting

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 72 pages 235 words • £5.99 • 9781641240321 Pub date: September 2019

• Kids will use and build on basic shapes to learn how to draw 28 wild cartoon animals including elephants, crocodiles, sharks, tigers, pandas, and more • Step-by-step drawing instructions provided, followed by full trace-anddraw sketches to put it all together • Plenty of space included to practice drawing on their own • Interest age 5-10 • Author Vicki Whiting, a former teacher, is the founder and president of Kid Scoop, an award-winning weekly educational page syndicated in well over 200 newspapers • Illustrator Jeff Schnikel is the creative director of Kid Scoop and has loved drawing his entire life. He attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and now enjoys teaching kids how to draw • Contents: Let’s Draw • Drawing Tips • Bee • Butterfly • Cat • Coyote • Crocodile • Dog • Elephant • Giraffe • Gorilla • Hermit Crab • Hummingbird • Kangaroo • Koala • Lion • Octopus • Orca • Panda • Polar Bear • Rat • Reindeer • Rhinoceros • Sea Otter • Seahorse • Shark • Snail • Snake • Tarantula • Tiger • Amazing Facts • Animal Jokes • Who Made This Book?

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Making Picture Book Art Projects

15 Art Lessons Inspired by Illustrators Kids Love Addie Boswell

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 128 pages 25750 words • £9.99 • 9781497204577 Pub date: February 2020

• A children’s project instruction book that shows kids how to draw and make art like their favorite picture book authors • Features best-selling and award-winning authors and illustrators, such as Mo Willems (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!), Herve Tullet (Mix It Up!), David Shannon (No, David!), Peter H. Reynolds (Ish), and many more • Projects for children ages 5-10 contain artistic lessons and projects with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photography • Teaches new techniques, alternative media, and outside-the-box approaches to traditional illustration and story design • Features classroom-tested, student-approved projects that can be completed in under an hour with simple, easy-to-find objects • Contents: Introduction • Part One: Start Your Art • Part Two: The Projects • Part Three: Things Illustrators Do • Part Four: Templates • Index • About the Author

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And the supplies for just $1!

What’s the Best Paper?

Shopping dollar stores is a cheap way to find useful crafty supplies—especially for groups. These are my favorites:

The two main “grades” used in these projects are regular paper and thicker paper. Regular paper is just plain old white paper, otherwise known as typing or printer paper. You can also use kids’ sketchpads, newsprint, or even use the back of wrapping paper and old posters for the drawing projects. At an art supply store, thicker paper will be called Bristol, heavyweight drawing paper, or watercolor paper, and will vary in price. At an office supply store, they call it card stock or “cover paper” and give weights from 65 lbs. to 120 lbs. (176 to 325gsm). For kids’ purposes, it is all interchangeable, so buy whatever pad or ream you like—though 11x17 (279 x 432mm) or larger is more versatile and can be cut down. Though not necessary to the projects, super thick surfaces create a special occasion, and are especially good for collage and mixed media art. My favorites are matte board and foam core pieces, which you can often buy as cast-offs from art and frame stores. Other options are recycled cardboard, Masonite pieces, and canvas boards.

™ Plastic/vinyl table covers

™ Baby food containers—perfect for storing paint ™ Plastic cutting boards and white boards—as art surfaces ™ Ketchup/mustard squeeze bottles for paint dripping ™ Spray bottles

™ Cotton buds and cotton balls

What’s the Best Glue?

™ Poster board and foam core pieces

There’s still no beating Elmer’s white glue for an all-around adhesive. Tacky glue is another grade stronger (similar to wood glue) but harder to squeeze out for small hands. If your kids have trouble with glue bottles, squeeze glue into small plastic containers and use cotton buds or paintbrushes to apply. To add another glue to your supply kit, I recommend Mod Podge. It looks like Elmer’s glue and sticks like Elmer’s glue, but dries to a smoother, clearer surface that also acts as a varnish. So, instead of limiting your glue use to dots, you brush a layer of Mod Podge under your paper, stick the paper on, and brush another Mod Podge layer on top. This flattens the paper as it dries and creates a more finished-looking surface; it also makes your piece waterproof. (If your paper starts to warp, simply brush a layer on the back to counteract.) Note: Mod Podge will yellow over years, so if you want archival quality, opt for an acrylic medium, which is the same basic substance in a higher quality. Hot glue guns are another great option. Kids as young as three can use miniature glue-guns successfully, though they aren’t for the highly sensitive kid. That’s because everybody burns themselves with hot glue, including adults. Still, there is no beating the speed and strength of attachment, and kids get the hang of it quickly. Some tips:

™ Index cards

™ Handheld mirrors

™ Pipe cleaners, pom-poms, feathers, beads, googly eyes, rocks, and more

Mod Podge can go on pretty thick, just brush out any “puddles” so that everything dries clear.

™ Hold large objects in your left hand, squeeze glue on and place quickly. ™ For smaller objects, squeeze glue directly onto the flat surface and set the object on top quickly. ™ For fabric or paper, use a popsicle stick to push the material onto the hot glue to avoid burns. ™ Give the glue gun a place to rest, like a paper-plate, to make bumping it less likely. ™ Don’t use hot glue on outdoor art; it doesn’t hold up in weather.

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“It’s like playing with the concept of mistakes—taking out the penalty and the sting of a mistake. Oops is a softer word. A beautiful oops is an opportunity to play.”

OOPS! Like Barney Saltzberg

2. SPILLY OOPS Prepare

Barney Saltzberg has written and illustrated more than sixty books, and he worked hard on the wonderful pictures inside. But his most popular book is full of mistakes! When he discovered a frog-like coffee stain on his journal—and a piece of ripped paper that looked like an alligator, he turned the concept into Beautiful Oops. If you don’t know where to start, or where to go with your art, Barney believes that you can just make a squiggle. Or a drip, splatter, smear, rip, or crumple—and see what happens next. Barney travels the world talking about creativity and making oops art with kids and adults.

™ Three to four small cups or juice glasses of colored “bubble paint.” Squeeze acrylic or tempera paint into the bottom of the cup, add water until it is the consistency of chocolate milk, and add two squirts of dish soap. ™ Straws

™ Thicker paper, cut in half. Finding the right paper to “take” the bubbles is the trickiest part of this, and you may have to experiment. Try cardstock and stationary paper first—you don’t want anything too thin, too shiny, or too absorbent.

1. DRIPPY OOPS You can drip paint with just a paintbrush, but a drip tube is just plain fun to use—and is an especially good activity for outside on a summer day.

™ Newspaper on the table—or a cake pan or cookie sheet to catch the bubbles.

Prepare ™ A file-box size cardboard box or plastic storage tub to catch the drips. ™ Lay thicker paper or cardboard inside your drip box.

And Spill!

™ Three to four colors of paint in cups, with water added to get a drippy consistency. When you hold a brush up, the paint should slowly drip off by itself.

Place one cup of bubble paint on top of one piece of paper. Stick the straw into the paint and start blowing bubbles! Bubbles will “grow” to the top of your cup and spill over onto your paper. Help them off by nudging with your straw, as you gently pull the cup away. Bubbles will “grow” to the top of your cup and spill over onto your paper. Help them off by gently nudging and spreading with your straw across the paper as you remove the cup. Once the bubble are on your paper, it is very tempting to pop them! But if you let them dry naturally, the color will soak into your paper better. Then you can add another bubble paint color beside or on top of the first—though too many bubbles will quickly turn into a blob. Experiment blowing fast and slow and see how this changes the size and shape of your bubbles.

™ Things to try dripping with: turkey basters, medicine droppers, eyedroppers, straws, and paintbrushes. And Drip! Standing above your box, experiment with different tools to drip paint. Droppers and basters can suck up small amounts and squirt it out. Straws can blow the paint around after its been dripped.

Make a Drip Tube use a wide-style mailing tube, PVC pipe, or two or three oatmeal or coffee containers taped end-to-end, bottoms cut off. The taller the tube is, the more splatters you’ll get. Place paper in your drip box, center the drip tube on top, and squeeze paint through the tube. You won’t be able to see what happens until you pick up the tube to check! (But don’t lift the drip tube out of the box! It will be really messy inside; keep it inside the box until it has fully dried.)

If your drips get really thick, try tilting the paper onto another paper to make a different sort of oops.

DON’T POP THE BUBBLES! Too much

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Hidden Picture Puzzles at the Zoo

50 Seek-and-Find Puzzles to Solve and Color Liz Ball

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 96 pages 2600 words • £7.99 • 9781641240376 Pub date: November 2019

• Black and white hidden puzzle picture book • Contains 50 visual puzzles • Search for over 400 hidden items and animals within each illustration • Illustrations double as coloring pages • Includes fun facts about the animals • Interest age 5 - 10

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Kids Guide to Learning the Ukulele 25 Songs to Learn and Play for Kids Emily Arrow

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 96 pages 12000 words • £9.99 • 9781641240482 Pub date: April 2020

• Kid’s instructional guide to learning how to play the ukulele with 25 easyto-learn songs, games, and activities • The perfect resource to introduce children to music and the benefits of playing an instrument • Provides an introduction to the ukulele – including kid-friendly fun facts on its history – the fundamentals (tuning, holding positions, etc.), basic chords, and more • Contains charming illustrations, diagrams, and chord stickers with easy-tofollow instructions • Written by YouTube sensation, official Kala artist, award-winning children’s songwriter, and popular music educator Emily Arrow • Contents: Introduction • About the Ukulele • Playing Ukulele • Tuning and Strumming • Dot Chords • 25 Songs to Learn and Play • Practice Path

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Cloud’s Legacy

The Wild Stallion Returns Ginger Kathrens

Paperback • 254 x 203 mm • 8” x 10” • 160 pages £14.99 • 9781620083628 Pub date: November 2019

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• Published as a companion volume for public television’s Nature series, Cloud: The Wild Stallion of the Rockies is documentary filmmaker Ginger Kathrens’s personal retelling of her years following the wild horse she named Cloud • Beautifully designed, the book is elaborately photographed and divided into seventeen chapters that follow the life of a wild stallion, just one of hundreds of horses that have roamed wild in the Rocky Mountains for two hundred years • The book begins with the author and filmmaker witnessing the birth of a helpless white colt, that will soon capture her heart and imagination • Each subsequent chapter documents Cloud’s interaction with his mare Raven, his brother Diamond, and other colts in the wild as well as his adventures encountering dangerous predators, older stallions, and human trappers

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My Spiritual Journey

A Guided Journal with Questions and Reflections to Light Your Path Joanne Fink

Hardback • 200 x 150 mm • 6” x 8” • 128 pages £7.99 • 9781641780957 Pub date: December 2019

• A guided journal to encourage self-discovery, spiritual insight, and reflective writing • Asks deep questions to ground yourself in gratitude, know your soul, and guide you through life • Includes thought-provoking prompts, gorgeous lettering and illustrations, and relaxing coloring pages • Author, calligrapher, and award-winning designer Joanne Fink is the author of 15 books from Fox Chapel Publishing, including Zenspirations® Letters & Patterning, Complete Guide to Bible Journaling, Flowers of Faith Coloring Book, L’Chaim: Celebrate Life, and When You Lose Someone You Love. • Contents: Discovery: • Introduction • Discovery • Awareness • Talent • Passion • Perspective • Values • Action: • Purpose • Intention • Implementation • Impact • About the Author and Acknowledgments

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My Quilting Journal Linda Hahn

Paperback • 200 x 150 mm • 6” x 8” • 128 pages £9.99 • 9781641780964 Pub date: January 2020

• A great keepsake journal for quilters to keep track of past projects and plan all their future projects • Includes quick reference information on inside covers • A convenient place to remember important projects details to refer to later • Great for gifting to quilters • Written by award-winning quilt author, instructor, and fabric designer, Linda Hahn, who based My Quilting Journal’s content on her own personal experience with students and what quilters need to note, keep track of, and remember

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Yardage Chart

Fat Quarter: 18 x 22 inches

YARDS

INCHES

1/8

4 1/2

¼

9

1/3

12

3/8

13 ½

½

18

5/8

22 ½

2/3

24

¾

27

7/8

31 ½

1

36

4”

Mattress Size Quilt Bedspread

MATTRESS

YOUTH

/ 36” =

yards

if your quilt width is between 38” and 80”*

How Many Binding Strips Do You Need? 12” top + bottom + both sides (in inches)

Fat Eighth: 9 x 22 inches

TWIN

+

just in case

/ 40” =

QUEEN

KING

54” x 75”

60” x 80”

76” x 80”

2 ½” squares from a 2 ½” strip of fabric

14

2 ½” strips

84” x 92” 106” x 98”

13

3” squares from a 3” strip of fabric

12

3” strips

74” x 97” 81” x 106” 96” x 106” 102” x 111” 120” x 115”

11

3 ½” squares from a 3 ½” strip of fabric

10

3 ½” strips

10

4” squares from a 4” strip of fabric

9

4” strips

8

4 ½” squares from a 4 ½” strip of fabric

8

4 ½” strips

8

5” squares from a 5” strip of fabric

7

5” strips

7

5 ½” squares from a 5 ½” strip of fabric

6

5 ½” strips

6

6” squares from a 6” strip of fabric

6

6” strips

18

2” strips

36” x 60” 56” x 78” 63” x 87”

number of binding strips needed (round up if necessary)

From a Yard (36”) of Fabric FULL

16

QUILT

yards of backing fabric (round up to the next 1/4 yard)

*If your quilt width is less than 36”, multiply by 1 instead. If your quilt width is 80” or more, multiply by 3 instead.

27” x 52” 32” x 66” 39” x 75”

n/a

x2=

quilt top + for/ length extra (in inches) backing

Standard Mattress and Quilt Sizes CRIB

How Much Yardage Do You Need for Backing?

78” x 87”

BEDSPREAD

“Quilt while you’re ahead!”

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Title Index 101 Quilting Tips & Tricks Pocket Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization, New Edition . . . . . . . 54 A Kid’s Guide to Drawing Cartoon Animals. . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Applique: Basics and Beyond, Second Revised and Expanded Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 A Practical Guide to Rabbit Ranching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 A Way of Life: Sheepdog Training, Handling and Trialling. . . 25 Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Beginner’s Guide to CNC Woodworking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 BigFoot Goes on Great Adventures (Paperback Edition). . . . 202 BigFoot Goes on Vacation (Paperback Edition). . . . . . . . . . . 204 Black Belt Judo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Calligraphy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Carving and Painting Adorable Animals in Wood. . . . . . . . . 181 Carving Creative Walking Sticks and Canes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Carving Small Characters in Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Carving Undercover Santas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Click With Your Chick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cloud’s Legacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Cocktails, Mocktails, Teas & Infusions From Your Garden. . . 89 Cozy Cottage & Cabin Designs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Creative Block Quilts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Creative Coloring Through the Seasons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Creative Curtain Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Crested Geckos Handbook 2nd Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 DIY for Renters Don’t Call the Landlord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Extreme Outdoor Survival Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Farm DIY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fearless with Fabric Fresh Quilts from Traditional Blocks. . . 149 Ferguson Tractor Story, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 First-time Quiltmaking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 For the Love of Rescue Cats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 For the Love of Rescue Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Garden DIY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Gardening for Geeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Garden Mosaics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Grass and Bamboo Handbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Guide to Interfacings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Hello Angel Fun & Fantastic Coloring Collection . . . . . . . . . 122

Hexagon Star Quilts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Hidden Language of Flowers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Hidden Picture Puzzles at the Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Hot Book of Chillies, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Inspired Star Block Quilts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Joy of Chip Carving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Joy of Tiny House Living, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Kids Guide to Learning the Ukulele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Know Your Battings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Know Your Bees and Other Pollinators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Know Your Donkeys and Mules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Know Your Hobby Farm Animals: A Breed Encyclopedia. . . . 30 Know Your Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Know Your Minature Breeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Know Your Model Tractors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Know Your Pigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Koi (Revised Edition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Leather Pyrography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Lettering for Absolute Beginners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Live a Colorful Life Coloring Book, It’s All Good. . . . . . . . . . 121 Long Haul Pioneers, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Lorries of Arabia Part 3: ERF NGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Making Charming Rag Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Making Copper Wire Earrings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Making Marbled Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Making Picture Book Art Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Making Wow Jewelry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Making Your Own Bush Knife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Modern Earth Moving Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Modern Faux Flower Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 My Quilting Journal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 My Spiritual Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Notebook Doodles Girl Power! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Notebook Doodles Unicorns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 One-Stitch Baby Knits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Organic Book of Compost, 2nd Revised Edition. . . . . . . . . . 10 Paracord Projects for Camping & Outdoor Survival . . . . . . . 68 Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

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Play Your Way to Good Manners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Pocket Guide to Houseplants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Preserving the Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Professional Modelling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Propagation Techniques for Flowers, Vegetables, and Trees. 13 Pyrography Style Handbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Quick-Start Woodburning Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Quilt Block Genius, Expanded Second Edition . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Quilting with Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Quilts from the Collection of the Henry Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Raising Animals for Fiber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Riding America’s Backroads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Scroll Saw Baby Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Seventy Years of Farm Tractors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Silk Road & Beyond, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Smart Approach to Home Decorating, Revised 4th Edition . 52 Staying Healthy When You Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Super Simple Hand Lettering Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Super Simple Woodworking and Furniture Making . . . . . . . 174 Ultimate Guide to Basements, Attics & Garages . . . . . . . . . 60 Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing . . . . . . . . 176 Upcycle with Country Design Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Weekend Quilter, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Whittling in Your Free Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Woodburning Projects and Patterns for Beginners. . . . . . . . 184 Woodburning Realistic Animals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Woodcarving a Halloween Chess Set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Woodcarving a Santa and Friends Chess Set . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Wooden Whirligigs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Woodworker’s Handbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 World of Custom Trucks, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Yard and Garden Furniture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Yearn to Burn: A Pyrography Master Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Yoga Handbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes, Second Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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