Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin - Craftfulness - Quercus

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781787472679
    • Publication date:18 Oct 2018

Craftfulness

By Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

An engaging, friendly and inspiring celebration of all things creativity and craft, while emphasising the huge mental benefits of making things with your hands.

To read Crafty Therapy is to take the first step on the path to leading a more satisfying and fulfilling life. A book in three parts, it focuses on:

· the science of creativity and the authors' down-to-earth craft ethos, as well as why everyone should develop a craft habit;

· how to make time in a hectic life for everyday creative work, and how to overcome self-criticism and lack of confidence;

· simple but immensely satisfying craft projects classified according to which itch needs to be scratched, from anxiety and anger to melancholia and frustration (complete with beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions).

The result is a wonderful piece of soul cleansing and healing, and an all-you-need-to-know friendly guide to give you the confidence to give crafting a go.

Biographical Notes

Rosemary Davidson (Author)
Rosemary Davidson has worked as a publicist and editor at Bloomsbury and Vintage, Random House where she launched the Square Peg imprint in 2008. Taught by her Glaswegian seamstress grandmother, she started to make her own clothes as a teenager. She continues to sew and knit and has recently added pottery to her craft activities. She lives in Hackney and doesn't like curtains, can't drive a car or use a drill. And she can't crochet or felt either. But she's willing to learn.

Arzu Tahsin (Author)
Arzu Tahsin has worked in publishing for over twenty-five years, beginning her career as a temp at Virago and going on to edit and publish outstanding authors such as Khaled Hosseini and Malala Yousafzai. She cannot remember a time she was not working on one craft project or another. From mosaic tiling to Japanese woodblock printmaking to bookbinding, she has found it hard to focus on a single craft, and feels all the better for it.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781787472662
  • Publication date: 18 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Quercus
Quercus

The Harlot's Promise

Lynette Rees
Authors:
Lynette Rees

A heartwarming saga, from the ebook bestselling author of WORKHOUSE WAIFSeamstress, eighteen-year-old, Kathryn Flynn, lives in Whitechapel London with her widowed mother and younger brothers and sisters. Kathryn's work is drying up as a seamstress for a slop shop in the area, and so, she decides she has to do something to raise funds for her family. On top of all this, her mother is sick with a chronic pulmonary condition. The doctor advises admittance to a rest home near the sea which would provide her with plenty of good food, fresh air and time to recuperate, as otherwise he doesn't much fancy her chances of living to a ripe old age. But what can Kathryn do? She hears about another young woman who earns extra money by supplementing her income as a working girl on the streets, and wonders if she can bring herself to do the same thing, too. It might be her only choice. One night, when all the family are fast asleep in their beds, she dresses up and goes out to a local tavern where she accosts an older city gent who goes by the name of, 'Squire'. He's enamoured by Kathryn and offers her the chance to sell her virginity to the highest bidder rather than walk the dangerous streets of Whitechapel. There's a killer in the area who targets working girls. However, after falling for Squire's charms after he provides her with a decent standard of living, she discovers something about him that makes her change her mind about her involvement with him and could potentially force her onto the streets of Whitechapel and into the clutches of Jack the Ripper.What readers are saying about Lynette Rees:'The best read I have had in a long time' Amazon reviewer *****'Another brilliant read from this amazing author' Amazon reviewer *****'Absolutely enthralled ... Would highly recommend for anyone that enjoys a good drama' Amazon reviewer *****'A beautiful story that I couldn't put down' Amazon reviewer *****

Quercus

On Sheep

Axel Lindén
Authors:
Axel Lindén
MacLehose Press

Balco Atlantico

Jérôme Ferrari
Authors:
Jérôme Ferrari
Jo Fletcher Books

Wyntertide

Andrew Caldecott
Authors:
Andrew Caldecott
Quercus

Get Your Sh*t Together Journal

Sarah Knight
Authors:
Sarah Knight
Quercus

Poems for a world gone to sh*t

Quercus Poetry
Authors:
Quercus Poetry

*DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTER* When it feels like the world is falling apart around you, things can seem pretty f**ked. But even the greatest poets past and present have also lived through sh*t times. And you know what? Just like us, they felt f**ked off about the way the world was going - and they wrote about it in poems that show that no matter how bad things might seem, you're not alone. In Poems for a world gone to sh*t you will find inspiration to guide you on a journey from feeling 'what the f**k' and that first instinct to just get the f**k away from it all, to getting some peace and perspective before feeling empowered to do something about this sh*t - and finally realising that life can still be pretty damn beautiful. Reflective, funny, political, inspiring, insightful, dark and sometimes light, these poems are about remembering to keep looking up at the stars, whatever sh*t life throws at you.Poems for a world gone to sh*t includes poems by Nikita Gill, Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Wendy Cope, Kim Addonizio, Francine Elena, Larkin, Lorca, Tracy K. Smith, Emily Dickinson, Byron, Milton, Emily Bronte, Christina Rossetti, William Blake, Paul Dunbar, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, Katherine Mansfield, Walt Whitman, Lola Ridge, Edward Lear, Kipling, Lewis Carroll, Edith Nesbit, Khalil Gibran . . . and many more.

Quercus

From Mother to Daughter

Katie Piper, Diane Piper
Authors:
Katie Piper, Diane Piper

Whether you're becoming a mum for the first time or you have children who are growing up faster than you could have ever imagined, motherhood can feel like the most joyful and yet the most daunting of times. But you're not alone. From the moment I knew my first baby was a girl I started to plan, hope and dream. I couldn't wait to experience that special bond, but I wondered how I'd feel about being a working mum, how I'd hold on to the person I am. I also knew that the world has changed so much since I was growing up. What advice, values and role models would help give my daughter the confidence and strength to cope with all that might come her way - and to give her an open mind and warm heart? This is my journey in motherhood: my experiences, hopes and fears - with my mum's stories of raising me, a parenting expert's advice and empowering exercises - to guide you from those first wobbly moments to being a happy, healthy mum and raising children who aren't afraid to be themselves - and to go for the life they want. KATIE PIPERFrom Mother to Daughter is about motherhood, what you learn as a mother, the things you would tell your daughter and most of all it's Katie and Diane Piper's celebration of the incredible power of mother-daughter relationships.

Quercus

You Do You

Sarah Knight
Authors:
Sarah Knight
MacLehose Press

Making Things Right

Ole Thorstensen
Authors:
Ole Thorstensen
Quercus

The World of Tides

William Thomson
Authors:
William Thomson

In The Book of Tides, William Thomson took the reader on a mesmerising journey round the coast of Britain. Now, he sets out with his surfboard and tidal compass to encounter the waters of the world, charting his most extraordinary sights and experiences. These include the whirlpools of the Arctic circle, the world's biggest ever surfed wave off Portugal, the strongest whirlpool in Norway and, in Australia, the most dangerous rapids known to us.With the enticing combination of William's passionate text and collectible mapping illustrations, this is a book for anyone who feels the pull of the tides and call of the sea.FEATURING:New ZealandAustraliaPortugalFranceEnglandScotlandNorwayThe NetherlandsSpainIndonesiaChinaJapanUSACanadaBelize

Quercus

Five Get On the Property Ladder

Bruno Vincent
Authors:
Bruno Vincent

'I've never seen such potential,' said Julian. 'It has nothing except potential.'From the author of Number One Christmas bestseller, Five on Brexit Island, join the Five in their next hilarious adventure in this bestselling series for grown-ups!Julian, George, Dick and Anne are struggling to get their feet (and paws) on the first rung of the property ladder. Luckily cousin Rupert is on hand to help. But not before they've had some very exciting adventures. Who knew that it was all going to be so difficult?

Quercus

How to Land a Plane

Mark Vanhoenacker
Authors:
Mark Vanhoenacker

THE DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEARDo something amazing and learn a new skill thanks to the Little Ways to Live a Big Life books! By the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Skyfaring, the Economist's 'Best book of the Year' and a New York Times 'Notable Book', and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the WeekSo, hello! Welcome! Honestly, you look surprisingly relaxed. That's great to see. Have a seat on the left side of the cockpit - that's the captain's seat. Yes, that's right, you're now the captain, and yes, that's the runway down there. Fasten your seatbelt, order yourself a cup of tea, and let's get cracking.Mark Vanhoenacker, the airline pilot who makes poetry out of the science of flight technology, hands over the controls. Walking and talking us through the nitty-gritty of an approach and touchdown, he builds our understanding of flight from the ground up (or rather from the sky down), offering a new perspective of one of the more challenging and rewarding tasks ever.

Quercus

How to Count to Infinity

Marcus du Sautoy
Authors:
Marcus du Sautoy
Quercus

The Little Book of Ikigai

Ken Mogi
Authors:
Ken Mogi

AS HEARD ON THE STEVE WRIGHT SHOW'FORGET HYGGE. IT'S ALL ABOUT IKIGAI (THAT'S JAPANESE FOR A HAPPY LIFE)' The TimesFind out how to live a long and happy life thanks to the ikigai miracle, a Japanese philosophy that helps you find fulfilment, joy and mindfulness in everything you do.It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks 4th in the world, while Japanese women's ranks 2nd. But perhaps this comes as no surprise when you know that the Japanese understanding of ikigai is embedded in their daily life and in absolutely everything that they do. In their professional careers, in their relationships with family members, in the hobbies they cultivate so meticulously. Ken Mogi identifies five key pillars to ikigai:Pillar 1: Starting smallPillar 2: Releasing yourselfPillar 3:Harmony and sustainabilityPillar 4:The joy of little thingsPillar 5:Being in the here and nowThe Japanese talk about ikigai as 'a reason to get up in the morning'. It is something that keeps one's enthusiasm for life going, whether you are a cleaner of the famous Shinkansen bullet train, the mother of a newborn child or a Michelin-starred sushi chef. The Five Pillars at the heart of everything they do.But how do you find your own ikigai? How does ikigai contribute to happiness? Neuroscientist and bestselling Japanese writer Ken Mogi provides an absorbing insight into this way of life, incorporating scientific research and first-hand experience, and providing a colourful narrative of Japanese culture and history along the way.

riverrun

Citizen Clem

John Bew
Authors:
John Bew
MacLehose Press

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

Lars Mytting
Authors:
Lars Mytting
Quercus

Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre

Bruno Vincent
Authors:
Bruno Vincent
Jo Fletcher Books

Rotherweird

Andrew Caldecott, Sasha Laika
Contributors:
Andrew Caldecott, Sasha Laika
Quercus

Confidence: The Secret

Katie Piper
Authors:
Katie Piper
Quercus

How to Play the Piano

James Rhodes
Authors:
James Rhodes