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Decorative arts

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Truth & beauty
Our Price: £44.99
Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the ...
Paper World
Our Price: £12.99
Pretty-up your world with the perfect paper creations in Paper World. Simply pop-out, fold and stick together each of the ten super simple, super styl...

Chess and other games pieces from Islamic lands
Our Price: £40.50
Among the many treasures of the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, are hundreds of chess and other games pieces dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries CE. Intricately crafted in a rich variety of materials, including ivory, wood, ceramic, glass, jade and agate, these tiny objects are of enormous historical and artistic significance. They not only mark
Jackson's hallmarks
Our Price: £6.95
Since first published in 1991, Pocket Jackson's, as it is most often called, has enjoyed enormous success and is constantly rated as a best seller in ...

Milling operations in the lathe
Our Price: £7.95
Despite the growing numbers of milling machines in amateur workshops, a majority of model engineers still rely on a lathe and a drilling machine as th...
Wood craft
Our Price: £18.00
Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts ...

Inkspired
Our Price: £15.29
Modern calligraphy has taken social media by storm and inspired thousands of people to put pen to paper and get involved with ink. For years, handwrit...
Vogue living
Our Price: £67.50
Lavishly illustrated in full colour, Vogue Living: City, Country, by the Sea is an irresistible voyage through some of the world's most beautiful and ...

Abandoned civilisations
Our Price: £17.99
Ruined cities overgrown by jungle. Towns buried beneath the ground. Statues lying half- hidden in the sand. Why do civilisations collapse? Why are tow...
Hardening, tempering and heat treatment for model engineers
Our Price: £7.95
In this valuable book Tubal Cain takes the reader beyond the superficial or the simply practical with explanations of the composition of steel, its ad...

Make & mend
Our Price: £12.99
This is a full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread! Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used
Metalwork and machining hints and tips
Our Price: £7.16
Over many years in a workshop, the knowledge and ability to perform a wide number of relatively minor jobs becomes second nature to a skilled engineer...

Foundrywork for the amateur
Our Price: £7.95
This book is regarded as the perfect introduction to casting common hot metals in moulds, providing all the information needed by amateur foundrymen. ...
Damascus tiles
Our Price: £58.50
Architectural ceramic decoration is one of the most celebrated manifestations of the arts of Islam. Spanning a period from the 13th to the 20th centur...

Sheet metal work
Our Price: £7.95
Model engineers, DIY enthusiasts and other amateur home craftsmen are from time to time called upon to work with sheet metal. These people may be newc...
The backyard foundry
Our Price: £7.95
At one time, most towns of any size had somewhere a small foundry that would undertake small casting jobs, often more out of interest and good neighbo...

The art of welding
Our Price: £7.95
The art of welding wrought iron has been practiced by village smiths in their forge fires for centuries. Gas and electric arc welding are however comp...
Zakka embroidery
Our Price: £14.39
Embrace a simpler approach to stitching with bold one- and two-color embroidery motifs Zakka Embroidery presents designs that are an elegant blend ...

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly
Our Price: £12.99
Bring your own colour to the storyFrom colouring book queen Johanna Basford, a lavishly illustrated fable about a girl named Ivy who stumbles upon a s...
William Morris and the arts & crafts home
Our Price: £17.96
Now available in paperback, Pamela Todd's book celebrates William Morris's genius, presenting a thorough overview of his life and career, while settin...