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Boat building techniques Illustrated

By Birmingham, Richard

UK: Adlard Coles Ltd, London, 1985. Sound woodworking skills are essential when building a boat from scratch or just completing a hull, whether it is made of steel, aluminum, GRP or any form of wooden construction. This highly illustrated book will help any aspiring boat builder decide what materials and tools to use and how to use them. Richard Birmingham's classic text covers the wide range of techniques and skills needed when constructing a boat, from interpreting the plans to hints on working different types of timbers. He answers many of those puzzling questions which need to be solved in a refreshingly clear and direct manner. this book will prove an invaluable reference to the home builder or newly trained apprentice in a fitting out yard. dj spine sunned, 312pp, 1 kg to post. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 25 Cm.



By Salomon Kathryn

B. T. Batsford, London, 1988. Very comprehensive text by the author who includes well researched chapters covering Jewish ceremonial embroidery through the ages, figurative art and the synagogue, symbolism, design, embroidery materials and techniques, and much more.. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 25cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.


The Encyclopedia of Picture Framing Techniques

By Cunning, Robert

Australia: Simon & Schuster, 1993. The Encyclopedia of Picture Framing Techniques by Cunning is 176pp & over the 500g mark to post. Choose the right molding, mount, and finish to complement any object, whether it’s a painting, drawing, photograph, or anything else worthy of a frame. A DIY manual for making custom frames.. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 22.5cm.


Cane, Rush and Straw

By Deutch, Yvonne (ed)

Marshall Cavendish Books Limited, 1977. 800g, 136 profusely illus pp. Book includes instructions for creating projects from cane, rush and straw. Includes baskets, cane seating, rush hats, rush braiding and seating, cane lampshades, and much more!. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 25 Cm.


Country Crafts Cooking Decorating Flowers

By Lydia Darbyshire (ed)

Hermes House, 1997. Just shy of 3kg to post, 512pp packed with photos & diagrams. In the fast-paced, urbanized world of today it is hardly surprising that people are turning more and more to the beauties and natural rhythms of the country for inspiration within their homes. Country living is not about hard and fast decorating rules, methods of cuisine, nor even particular regional styles - it is, rather, a way of life keyed to the companionship of family and friends and to what our surroundings can offer us, reflecting the natural progression of the seasons. Capture the essence of the country in your own home with this beautiful compendium, packed with over 300 projects to try throughout the year -- from seasonal recipes to craft and home decorating ideas.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good/Good. 30cm.


Knitting for All the Family

By Stubbs, Una (intro)

UK: Conran Octopus, 1988. Originally published by the French via 100 Idees craft magazine. This is a collection of a wide range of knitting patterns from France, illustrated w/color photos and diagrams. 192 large format pp & a kilo for posting. Here's an extensive review >> This classic knitting book is mainly for the lover of picture knitting (such as intarsia.) The most astonishing pattern in the book is a representation of Hiroshige's Wave, that Japanese block print with a huge blue and white ocean wave. There are also quite a few children's sweaters and knits, including ballerina items like legwarmers and ballerina tops. Ski sweaters abound, Nowegian classic patterns, and there are baby items such as a beautiful patchwork blanket and a nice mohair layette. For kids, some special parkas with animal head hoods--a new take on the hoodie that is sure to delight any child or grandma. These animal sweaters could easily be used for Halloween costumes or Easter or Christmas pageants. The book ends with Thirties-style shells and tanks in lacy knitting. A very versatile book that never seems to go out of style, despite some Eighties-over-the-top flamboyant shapes and patterns. Could end up being the one knitting book you use over and over again. . Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 29cm.


Children's Knitting from Many Lands Patterns for Children Aged 1 to 13

By Starmore, Alice

UK: Bell & Hyman, 1984. Did you see "Tractor Monkeys" on TV, where the host revealed he'd been sent to Kindy wearing a knitted orange sort of jump suit? You can avoid that outrage on your kids by referring to Alice Starmore's handy reference (I've checked, there's no orange suits in it). 128pp & just too far over the 500g to go in the smaller satchel (maybe get another book & use up that 3 kg allowance). about Alice >>> Growing up in a traditional Scottish fishing community with Gaelic as her native language, Starmore learned knitting and created her own designs by the age of five. In 1975 she produced a knitwear collection which was sold in London boutiques. In 1978, Starmore was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship, under which she travelled to Norway, Sweden and Finland to study their textile traditions. She is an authority on Celtic and Fair Isle design and technique through her books, as well as articles for Threads and Vogue Knitting magazines. She markets her own lines of threads and yarn & has an extensive list of titles to her credit.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 25cm.


Beeton's Book of Needlework

By Beeton, Isabella

UK: Chancellor Press, 1986. 592pp, 1.3kg to post. Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836 - 1865), published in 1870, is a classic reference book for all crafters, beginners and experienced alike. It contains descriptions and instructions illustrated by hundreds of engravings of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, netting patterns, embroidery patterns, point lace patterns, Guipure d'Art, Berlin work, monograms, initials and names, pillow work, and lace stitches.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 21.5cm.


Beeton's Book of Needlework

By Beeton, Isabella

UK: Chancellor Press, 1986. 592pp, 1.3kg to post. Fault? binding web showing between half title & title page, otherwise all in great shape, maybe an enthused seamstress opened it too excitedly? Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836 - 1865), published in 1870, is a classic reference book for all crafters, beginners and experienced alike. It contains descriptions and instructions illustrated by hundreds of engravings of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, netting patterns, embroidery patterns, point lace patterns, Guipure d'Art, Berlin work, monograms, initials and names, pillow work, and lace stitches.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 21.5cm.


Step-by-step Picture Framing the Essential Guide to Making and Decorating Over 100 Frames

By Kanduth, Rian

UK: Hermes House, 2004. 256pp & 1.5 kg to post, card cover has 2 diag. crease marks, lower right corner bumped, binding jolly good & pp clean & crisp with a wealth of illustrations to guide you.. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 30cm.


Picture Framing Made Easy

By Stokes, Penelope

UK: Cassell, 1996. 128 crisp pp, 800g for posting, content >>> Make frames worth a fortune, for pennies—with one of these delightful designs. Just follow these guides to preparing the artwork, mounting, and matting, using customized mounting board and making fancy cuts, creating moldings, and constructing and finishing the frame. The author gives quite a bit of detailed information on how to make strong picture frames that increase the aesthetic impact of the framed piece.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 28.5cm.


All About Goats

By Hetherington, Lois

UK: Farming Press Books, 1987. This work offers an introduction to goatkeeping, covering feeding, milking, kidding, housing, rearing, management, dairy produce, showing and commercial goat rearing - a vet section too at rear. 200pp & less than 500g for post.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 22cm.


Miller's Traditional Christmas

By Miller, Judith; Miller, Martin

UK: Mitchell Beazley Limited, 1992. Miller's Traditional Christmas really represents all we'd like to associate with this special festive time even though the bush & the beach aren't in the scenario. Get out the Santa Snow & turn on the aircon, ho ho ho to your tummy's content. 160pp of Christmas ideas, wrapping, decorating, cooking & cracker pulling. 1 kg to put in Santa's sack, would make a nice pre-Xmas gift too. . Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 29cm.


Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia

By Topham, John

UK: Stacey International, 2005. A great standard work for Arabian enthusiasts. Covering the costumes, equipment, and artefacts of the Bedouin of Saudi Arabia, it examines the work of jewellery makers, leather workers, basket weavers, carpenters and metal workers, with stunning colour photographs to illustrate each example. In the engaging text, written by experts in the field, we get a real sense of the traditional lifestyle and ethnology of this enigmatic people. 192 crisp white pp, 1.7kgs for post.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Good. 32.5cm.


Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics

By Karen McCready, Garth Clark

UK: Thames & Hudson, 1995. Having been withdrawn from Bristol library this well read book is now available - (usual stamps etc )This book fills a need for a completely authoritative, spectacularly illustrated guide to the period's eclectic ceramics. Every conceivable color, texture, form and style is to be found in the creative output of factories and artists' studios in the USA, Britain, Continental Europe and Japan. McCready chooses her subject matter on the basis of its visual power, its historical significance and - perhaps above all - its appeal to 1990s collectors, practitioners and everyone with an interest in design. 192pp, 800g to post.. 1st. Cardcover. Good/None issued. 25 Cm.


Manual of first- and second-fixing Carpentry

By Goring, Les

Arnold-Elsevier, 2004. Beginning with the fundamentals of carpentry work within a domestic construction setting, this book goes on to cover a wide range of first-fixing operations prior to plastering and second-fixing operations after plastering. Faults? cover has a corner crease lower right (some apprentice I guess) o/wise it's 219 crisp white pp with nary a sign of a nail-gun wound. Approx 700g for post. review >>> This could definetely become a carpenters bible! Highly recommended. . Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 27.5cm.


Guide to Basic Woodworking

By Summers, James; Ramuz, Mark

UK: Reader's Digest Association Ltd, 1997. 1 kilo & 160pp of timber-work advice, plans, diagrams, step-by-step guidance, finished & in progress phtos, "Tool Time" in a book.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 29.5cm.


The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques

By Cosentino, Peter

UK: Headline, 1993. 192pp of potter magic (sorry about the JKRowling pun), great illustrations throughout this comprehensive guide to pottery techniques with practical advice on application, step x step illustrated egs. Approx 800g packed for post to you. Faults? foxy first & last pp (why is it always thus??) & outer corners bumped/thumbed.. Card Cover. Good/None issued. 22.5cm.


Bedouin Jewellery in Saudi Arabia

By Heather Colyer Ross

Switzerland: Arabesque, 1996. 128pp with a vg bibliography, glossary & annotations of methods etc. Closed tear to dj at spine bottom (mayhaps a cranky camel??) Chapters on types of jewellery, history, regional influences, techniques, materials & of course wonderful photography. Approx 1 kg carded packed for post. Oblong book 23H x 30W. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 23.5cm.



By John Thurman

C Arthur Pearson, 1965. 127 Pages Good+ condition. The dust jacket is not price clipped and also remains in Very Good+ condition with previous owner's plastic wrap. There is a sticker from the Boys Scouts department store on the cover. The book remains clean and bright with only very light foxing evident on endpapers. Iillustrated throughout with drawings.Ideas are presented by the author for the use of blocks, spars and ropes. The ideas can be tried indoors or outdoors. Contents include information on the use of models and care of equipments. Suggestions for projects include ideas such as rafts, bridges, towers, gates, brakes, hitches, snow shoes etc. . Hardcover. Good to Very Good/Good. Illus. by Kenneth Brookes & John Sweet. 20cm.


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