Craft Books

Our comprehensive range of craft books show you how to make the most of your craft products.

We have selected the best books available from leading craft book publishers. We also stock specialist books from smaller suppliers not easily obtained elsewhere.

Creating with Polymer Clay - Designs, Techniques, Projects

Big Discount
Add to cart
This leading polymer clay book includes a colour gallery of work, and easy instructions for 26 projects. Introductory sections cover basic techniques and essential skills. Later chapters introduce advanced techniques used in the imaginative projects.
120 pages with 160 colour photographs. The 26 projects are fully illustrated with details of clay, equipment and techniques used. Includes jewellery projects as well as decorative items, useful articles for the home and fun gaming pieces.

Making Polymer Clay Cards & Tags

Give Away Price
Add to cart
In this delightful book you will a treasure trove of fresh, modern designs for almost every occasion. Introductory section on materials and equipment, guide to techniques and 30 fully illustrated step-by-step projects.
128 pages.Colour photography throughout. 24 bright, fun cards and 6 matching tags. Experienced card-makers and those new to the craft will love the 3D and textural effect that polymer clay gives to greetings cards and tags.

The Art of Polymer Clay

Big Discount
Add to cart
Author and artist Donna Kato introduces crafters to the vast range of polymer clay techniques, from millefiori to imitative to sculpture. Ideal book for all skills levels covering a wide range of techniques.
Updates on clays, tools and supplies, conditioning, and safety make this the definitive book in the field and one that everyone can afford to buy and enjoy. 144 pages with 200 colour photographs.

Polymer Clay Creative Traditions

Big Discount
Add to cart
Step-by-step instructions and photos for 30+ projects and techniques that draw on the artistic traditions of the past. Artists at all skill levels can create lovely clay pieces inspired by painting and drawing, ethnic carving, quilting, ceramics, etc..
144 full colour pages. 300 photographs. 30+ projects. In addition the work of more than 90 contributing polymer clay artists is shown in full colour photography.

Polymer Clay Color Inspirations

Big Discount
Add to cart
Learn to create unique palettes for stunning jewellery. This unusual book offers a very different approach to polymer clay artistry. The main emphasis is on colour theory and how to select and combine colours to create spectacular jewellery.
144 pages with full colour photographs and diagrams throughout. Invaluable reference tool for creating jewellery designs. Complete eleven helpful exercises and ten exciting jewellery projects that help you analyse your personal colour preferences.

Polymer Clay Beads - Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

Big Discount
Add to cart
Create beautiful beads from polymer clay by mastering different techniques. Introductory sections on clays, tools and techniques. This book starts with basics then introduces advanced clay techniques to produce unique decorative beads.
144 pages. Colour photography thoughout. Step-by-step illustrated instructions reveal the secrets of producing beads using a large variety of techniques. Learn to make hand-formed, pearlised mica-clay, textured lathe-turned and moulded beads.

Polymer Clay Beaded Jewellery

Big Discount
Add to cart
Learn how to make colourful, unusual beads and jewellery. Explore the wonderful versatility of polymer clay and learn how to create a whole range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.
48 pages. 200 colour photographs. 11 step-by-step photograph illustrated jewellery projects. Introductory sections on materials, supplies and techniques.

The Polymer Clay Cookbook

Big Discount
Add to cart
Whip up tiny, deliciously realistic jewellery! Written by 2 sisters with an obsession for tiny food jewellery this book is full of fun and calorie-free projects! Use Polymer Clay to make pizza, bacon & eggs, lemon slices cupcakes, ice cream and more.
160 pages richly illustrated pages with colour on every page. 20 projects with step-by-step illustrations to make charms and jewellery inspired by favourite foods. Includes sections on materials, tools & techniques.

Miniature Food Masterclass

Big Discount
Add to cart
Angie Scarr shares the secrets of her amazingly intricate work in Polymer Clay. She invites us to join in with her passion for miniature food. Create a variety of food canes, liquid and translucent effects, glazes, moulding and veining.
160 pages richly illustrated pages. Packed full of new techniques, materials and projects. Illustrated with step-by-step pictures throughout. Projects include chocolate buttons, asparagus, watermelon, starfruit, Bakewell tart.

Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls

Big Discount
Add to cart
Perfect the craft of creating fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, bread, and pastries in marvellous detail - right down to the earth on your potatoes! The projects illustrated are quite amazing and inspirational.
144 pages with 700 colour photos. Step-by-step guides show how to create mini works of art in clay and set them in context within market stalls and other display items. Projects include a bakery, a delicatessen, a meat stall, and a fruit and veg stall.

Tasty Trinkets - Polymer Clay Food Jewellery

Add to cart
Charlotte Stowell shows how to make delicious looking ploymer clay food using simple modelling techniques, and how to turn it into fun and attractive jewellery. Make a chilli charm, cup cake brooch, burger bracelet, fondant fancy earrings and more.
Part of the 'Twenty to Make' craft book series. 48 pages (215 x 155 mm) with full colour illustrations on each page. 20 delightful designs and 20 alternatives. Clear step by step instructions. Easy and fun to make.
Add to cart
Twelve innovative step-by step projects illustrate Mandy Southan's fresh and original approach to Silk Painting. This book is perfect for the beginner but is also ideal for those who want to learn new techniques.
64 pages printed in full colour. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs. Introductory sections cover basic materials and using colours.

Making Cards in a Weekend

Add to cart
20 beautiful handmade card projects for all levels of expertise. Wide range of traditional and contemporary techniques from stencilling, decoupage and quilling to pop-up, collage and embroidery.
80 full colour pages. Step-by-step photographs and instructions from the professionals.
Add to cart
Melanie Hendrick shows how simple rubber stamping techniques can be used to create stunning cards. Learn how to add colour, sparkle and new dimension with metal, mesh, acetate, handmade paper and more.
48 full colour pages. Over 60 step-by-step photographs. Inspiring projects simply explained. Fun and easy to make.

Jolly Nation Lads & Dads - Make Great 3D Decoupage Cards

Add to cart
Full instructions and amusing papers to make eight 3D decoupage greeting cards featuring Jolly Nation characters. Full step-by-step instructions. Extra tip and ideas for inspiration.
16 colourful pages of instructions, 8 sheets of decoupage character papers and 8 sheets of background papers. Themes are football boy, schoolboy, skaterboy, surfer, gardening man, fisherman, golfer and football man.

Jolly Nation Ladies & Lasses - Make Great 3D Decoupage Cards

Add to cart
Full instructions and amusing papers to make eight 3D decoupage greeting cards featuring Jolly Nation characters. Full step-by-step instructions. Extra tip and ideas for inspiration.
16 colourful pages of instructions, 8 sheets of decoupage character papers and 8 sheets of background papers. Themes are ballerina, skipping girl, girl & pony, fairy princess, shopping lady, mother & baby, gardening lady, make-up girl.
Half Price Promotion
Add to cart
These designs will inspire you to create the look of real leadlighting for items around your home. Work on flat or vertical surfaces to decorate framed glass, glass objects or existing windows and doors.
80 pages including 18 pages illustrated with full colour photographs. 27 individual design themes with detailed instruction and project templates. Introductory section covers equipment and techniques.