By Lucy Edmonds
Beautifully illustrated with a covetable rose gold foil cover, Modern Calligraphy is a step-by-step workbook for those wanting to learn this super trendy form of lettering.Written by Lucy Edmonds, the founder of Quill London, the book will guide readers through the first steps of pointed pen calligraphy, encouraging you to spend an hour a week developing and practicing the new skill. Designed for complete beginners, the book offers tips, tricks and techniques on the materials required and how to use them properly, how to approach the modern calligraphy letterforms, and most importantly explores ways to develop our own modern calligraphy style. You'll learn about inks and how to make your own, brush calligraphy, and what you can do with your new skill - from envelope addressing and event stationery to beautiful dinner party menus and gift tags.
Mary Queen Of Scots
By Antonia Fraser
Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history - a special 40th anniversary edition.Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she returned to Scotland as Queen after an absence of thirteen years.Her life then entered its best known phase: the early struggles with John Knox, and the unruly Scottish nobility; the fatal marriage to Darnley and his mysterious death; her marriage to Bothwell, the chief suspect, that led directly to her long English captivity at the hands of Queen Elizabeth; the poignant and extraordinary story of her long imprisonment that ended with the labyrinthine Babington plot to free her, and her execution at the age of forty-four.
Make Your Own Electric Guitar and Bass
By Dennis Waring
Along with the percussive, driving bass, it transformed modern music and created new sonic landscapes. If you dream of being the next Eric Clapton and want a really personalised, top-quality instrument ¿ or are a woodworker searching for a satisfying project ¿ make one yourself. These well-detailed instructions for building a standard six-string solid-body model guitar and base, emphasise simplicity and logic, use common tools and easy-to-order materials, and provide resources for obtaining electronic components and other hardware. Body shape, bridge types, neck and head-stock, cutting an shaping, and assembly are all covered in detail. Both traditional and modern features crop up here, making the finished product perfect for whatever musical style you like best.
Making Fantastic Jewellery
By Paola Romanelli
Baubles, bangles and beads: have a little creative fun and soon you¿ll be wearing rings on your fingers, bracelets around your wrist, and ornaments circling your neck. Craft these pretty 'jewels' with the most unbelievably ordinary materials, like paper hardened and painted; tin foil rounded into shiny 'pearls'; polymer clay turned into earrings; seashells strung together; pinecones hung on a wire; pieces of smooth wood knotted onto a necklace; and even foods! Many of these fantastic and colourful pieces reveal the influence of Indian, African, and South American traditions and work with nature¿s beautiful bounty. Fluffy white feathers, pendants of rice grains, and Italian pasta rings on coloured cord recall Native American motifs. A mosaic colour on wire - here in a fish shape, but you can trace any design you like - glistens with shiny sea glass.
By L Dierks