Welcome to the extraordinary world of amigurumi! This new book will take you on a crochet journey you'll never forget, and introduces 15 animal travel buddies who'll accompany you every step of the way. A curious monkey taking pictures with his camera, a polar bear getting a tan on the beach, a cat heading to the World Hula Hoop Championships, an elephant collecting seeds from all over the world or a book-loving bunny travelling to the far-away worlds of his imagination ... This book presents 15 easy and fully customizable crochet patterns for the most adorable and adventurous globetrotters, who all discover the world in their own way. The book covers a variety of skill levels, from beginner-friendly to suitable for advanced crocheters, and maps out all techniques and stitches used. So please put your yarn and crochet tools on the table in front of you and take a comfortable seat, you'll be departing on your next amigurumi adventure in a second!
A fun and festive collection of DIY crocheted Christmas baubles and decorations from five talented designers. Five Christmas themes from five designers allow you to select one theme or mix and match to create your perfect Christmas tree decorations. The designs are suitable for all levels of crocheters and are quick and simple to make. Each theme offers five new patterns. Choose from Santa's Grotto, which includes the classic Santa Claus with his reindeer, traditional Christmas trees, elves, and a string of dancing gingerbread men. Or why not crochet a delightful Frozen Winter Wonderland of snowflake baubles, snowmen, hearts, and candy bows, complete with a Snow Princess. Our Fairy Tale theme is sure to appeal to children and features a fancy Christmas fairy with a jolly pair of Christmas birds, red woodland toadstools, and a Christmas gnome. If you are looking for something more sophisticated, you will be inspired by the stylish collection of Scandinavian Christmas baubles in classic red & white, complete with bunting, or our stunning White Christmas theme featuring an amigurumi Christmas tree with mistletoe baubles, snowflake bunting, and Chinese lanterns with Christmas berries. All the patterns and instructions you need to crochet your bauble collection are included.
25 simple Christmas Decorations to make in five different themes, whether you are looking to crochet fun and festive decorations or for something more sophisticated, this book is packed full of ideas to make your handmade decorations extra special this Christmas.
Big-Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed provides a compelling introduction to the genre, including a dazzling array of more than 150 astonishing works by twenty-two big-eye fantasy artists, both renowned and emerging, among them Blonde Blythe, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Misha, Mark Gleason, and Vicki Berndt. The book shows how dolls, and Japanese anime and manga, along with popular culture and Gothic and fantasy elements, have altered the face of this haunting, sometimes disturbing and challenging art form. A wide range of big-eyed works is featured, and essays by the artists reveal how they came to develop and create their particular visions. As big-eye and fantasy art collide and fuse in a remarkable resurgence, this spectacular and captivating book demonstrates why masterpieces by the leading practitioners of the moment are once again stealing the hearts of the masses.