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Arts and Crafts - Techniques, Guides and Inspiration -

Related category: Arts & Creativity
Related booklists: Creativity, Crafts, Keri Smith's Books, Photography: Guides and Techniques,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Draw Your Own Fonts: 30 alphabets to scribble, sketch, and make your own! by Tony Seddon
    Draw Your Own Fonts: 30 alphabets to scribble, sketch, and make your own! - by Tony Seddon

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782404972 | ISBN 10: 178240497x

    Learn how to turn a doodle into a terrific, fully functional font with this easy-to-follow guide to hand lettering and how to do it. With 30 complete alphabets drawn in a variety of styles by a team of designers and illustrators, you too can learn ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mindfulness in Knitting: Meditations on Craft and Calm by Rachael Matthews
    The Mindfulness in Knitting: Meditations on Craft and Calm - by Rachael Matthews

    £8.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782404187 | ISBN 10: 178240418x

    Everyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful.   The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this famously calming craft, and reveals how the simple repetition of plain and purl can in itself nurt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing: A Creative Path to Awareness by Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
    Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing: A Creative Path to Awareness - by Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

    £8.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782402831 | ISBN 10: 1782402837

    Wendy Ann Greenhalgh explores how drawing creates a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us, and is as natural to us as breathing.  Through mindful creative exercises and personal anecdote, she reveals how artists can rediscover ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Artist
    The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self - by Julia Cameron

    £16.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509829477 | ISBN 10: 1509829474

    Have you ever longed to be able to draw or paint, write or compose music? With The Artist's Way you can discover how to unlock your latent creativity and make your dreams a reality. The Artist's Way provides a twelve-week course that guides you thro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hand-Lettering for Everyone: A Creative Workbook by Cristina Vanko
    Hand-Lettering for Everyone: A Creative Workbook - by Cristina Vanko

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780399173011 | ISBN 10: 0399173013

    In an increasingly digital and impersonal world, hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus, as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design, writing by han ... more

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  • Cover image of book Practical Calligraphy: Materials, Techniques & Projects by George Thomson
    Practical Calligraphy: Materials, Techniques & Projects - by George Thomson

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782402794 | ISBN 10: 1782402799

    Learn how to turn your scrawls into stunning calligraphic text with just a few basic pieces of equipment and this neat and approachable guide. Practical step-by-step exercises and engaging examples are accompanied by hints and tips from lettering exp ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently by Sunni Brown
    The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently - by Sunni Brown

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781591847038 | ISBN 10: 1591847036

    There is NO SUCH THING as a mindless doodle   What did Einstein, JFK, Edison, Marie Curie, and Henry Ford have in common? They were all inveterate doodlers. These powerhouse minds knew instinctively that doodling is deep thinking in disguise-a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bento
    Bento's Sketchbook - by John Berger

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688199 | ISBN 10: 1781688192

    A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing.  The seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza — also known as Benedict or Bento de Spinoza — spent the most intense years of his short life w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sketch Your World: Drawing Techniques for Great Results On the Go by James Hobbs
    Sketch Your World: Drawing Techniques for Great Results On the Go - by James Hobbs

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781845435141 | ISBN 10: 1845435141

    Packed with accessible tutorials and inside tips and advice from contemporary artists, Sketch your World is the ultimate handbook for anyone seeking to explore the exciting creative possibilities afforded by sketching on location, whether in a bustli ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence by Betty Edwards
    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence - by Betty Edwards

    £20.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780285641778 | ISBN 10: 0285641778

    The expanded and updated fourth edition of the world’s most widely used drawing instruction book. This step-by-step guide to drawing will give you greater confidence in your artistic ability, and enhance your creativity. Whether you are a profession ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Print Making Book: Projects and Techniques in the Art of Hand-printing by Vanessa Mooncie
    The Print Making Book: Projects and Techniques in the Art of Hand-printing - by Vanessa Mooncie

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781861089212 | ISBN 10: 186108921x

    This book is your complete introduction to the art of hand printing. With 23 projects to make, you will be guided through a plethora of techniques that include relief-, screen- and mono- printing – all using tools and materials that are easy to sourc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods by Jessica C. White
    Letterpress Now: A DIY Guide to New & Old Printing Methods - by Jessica C. White

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781454703297 | ISBN 10: 1454703296

    At last - a contemporary how-to reference on letterpress, a traditional craft that's experiencing a huge resurgence!   This information-packed book offers details on how to use a variety of presses and all the tools of the trade, including ab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stan Lee
    Stan Lee's How to Write Comics - by Stan Lee

    £19.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780823000845 | ISBN 10: 0823000842

    Comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe, has set about to teach everything he knows about writing and creating comic book characters. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to wri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Designs of the World by Eva Wilson, Rebecca Jewell, Susan Bird, Ian Stead and Karen Hughes
    Designs of the World - by Eva Wilson, Rebecca Jewell, Susan Bird, Ian Stead and Karen Hughes

    £18.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780714150888 | ISBN 10: 0714150886

    A sourcebook of hundreds of designs drawn from the work of artists and craftsmen throughout time, from the Pacific cultures of Oceania to the rich and varied heritage of Ancient Greece.  British Museum Pattern books reproduce in intricate ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith
    How to be an Explorer of the World - by Keri Smith

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780241953884 | ISBN 10: 024195388x

    Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti
    Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice - by Ivan Brunetti

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780300170993 | ISBN 10: 0300170998

    The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling — it is as much a matter of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers ... more

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  • Cover image of book This is Not a Book by Keri Smith
    This is Not a Book - by Keri Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846144448 | ISBN 10: 1846144442

    A curious, engaging, and creative rethinking of what a book can be, from the creator of Wreck this Journal.  In this uniquely skewed look at the purpose and function of “a book,” Keri Smith offers an illustrated guide that asks readers to creative ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes by Keri Smith
    Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes - by Keri Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846144479 | ISBN 10: 1846144477

    In Mess, Keri Smith, creator of Wreck This Journal, asks readers to explore what it feels like to throw themselves off balance - on purpose.   Smith dares readers to drop some kind of coloured liquid (ink, tea, coffee) onto a page from a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain
    Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti - by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781551522555 | ISBN 10: 1551522551

    On city street corners, around telephone posts, through barbed wire fences, and over abandoned cars, a quiet revolution is brewing. “Knit graffiti” is an international guerrilla movement that started underground and is now embraced by crochet and kni ... more

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  • Cover image of book African Inspirations in Embroidery by Mary Sleigh
    African Inspirations in Embroidery - by Mary Sleigh

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906388324 | ISBN 10: 1906388326

    A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture and landscape translates the many striking images of Africa into textile art, using embroidery, dyeing and quilting. From the dusky colours of the savannah to the traditi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Make a Zine! When Words and Graphics Collide by Joe Biel
    Make a Zine! When Words and Graphics Collide - by Joe Biel

    £6.50   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934620069 | ISBN 10: 1934620068

    In Microcosm’s DIY guide to zine-making, editors Bill Brent, Joe Biel, and a cast of contributors take you from the dreaming and scheming stages onto printing, publication and beyond!   Covering all the bases for beginners, Make a Zine! h ... more

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  • Cover image of book DIY Screenprinting Book by John Isaacson
    DIY Screenprinting Book - by John Isaacson

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780977055746 | ISBN 10: 0977055744

    A fascinating graphic novel that details the art and science of screenprinting from inception to printed t-shirts to working in a print shop to understanding line screens, to hawking your printed wares on the street! How to build a screen, burn an im ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Celtic Design Book by Aidan Meehan
    The Celtic Design Book - by Aidan Meehan

    £12.95   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780500286746 | ISBN 10: 0500286744

    This bumper edition of Aidan Meehan’s guides to the art and design of the Celts brings together three of his bestselling titles, A Beginner’s Manual, Knotwork and Illuminated Letters.   Part One presents all the simplest forms of Celtic desig ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weaving: Methods, Patterns and Traditions of an Ancient Art by Christina Martin
    Weaving: Methods, Patterns and Traditions of an Ancient Art - by Christina Martin

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263555 | ISBN 10: 1904263550

    In all early cultures, weaving represented the image of creation. In this beautiful book, Martin presents the history, folklore, and techniques of weaving through various cultures. She explains and illustrates the three basic weave structures-plain w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sound of Paper; Inspiration and Practical Guidance for Starting the Creative Process by Julia Cameron
    Sound of Paper; Inspiration and Practical Guidance for Starting the Creative Process - by Julia Cameron

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141018690 | ISBN 10: 0141018690

    What can we do when we face our keyboard or canvas with nothing but a feeling of emptiness? How can we begin to carve out our creation when our vision and drive are clouded by life's uncertainties? In other words, how can we begin the difficult work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox by Victoria Finlay
    Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox - by Victoria Finlay

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780340733295 | ISBN 10: 0340733292

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used.  This remarkable and beautifully written book remembers a time when red p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered by Quentin Blake and John Cassidy
    Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered - by Quentin Blake and John Cassidy

    £12.99   hardback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781570543203 | ISBN 10: 1570543208

    Learn to draw with Quentin Blake!  Quentin Blake is one of the most celebrated illustrators in the world today, and the best person imaginable to collaborate on this sketchbook with training wheels.  Full of inspirational artwork, instruction ... more

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