Crafts & Hobbies

  • Stitch and Pattern

    The hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper gives an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art. Jean goes back to basics with simple dots…

    April 2018 Hardcover $29.95 978-1-84994-439-7 Batsford

  • Stitch Draw

    A guide to figurative stitching in textile art, with techniques and tips. Figurative stitch is soaring in popularity. In this guide, textile artist Rosie James shares ideas and…

    October 2018 Trade Paperback $19.95 978-1-84994-511-0 Batsford

  • Stitch Stories

    The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences,…

    August 2015 Hardcover $29.95 978-1-84994-274-4 Batsford

  • Textile Folk Art

    A practical and inspirational guide to textile folk art from cultures all around the world, accompanied by step-by-step projects. From samplers and quilts in Europe, to tribal and…

    August 2018 Hardcover $29.95 978-1-84994-458-8 Batsford

  • Textile Travels

    An evocative exploration of how travel – local and far away – can inform, inspire and enhance textile art. Travel has always featured heavily in textile art, from…

    October 2020 Hardcover $29.95 978-1-84994-564-6 Batsford

  • A to Z Chess Tactics

    An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player. This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all…

    September 2017 Trade Paperback $19.95 978-1-84994-446-5 Batsford

  • What It Takes to Become a Chess Master

    So you’re a fairly decent chess player. You compete in tournaments, you play on the Internet. But you would love to make that leap to become a chess…

    March 2012 Trade Paperback $21.95 978-1-84994-026-9 Batsford

  • What it Takes to Become a Grandmaster

    Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but whatever your chess abilities, this book will take you to the next level. Packed with tips,…

    May 2016 Trade Paperback $19.95 978-1-84994-339-0 Batsford

  • Wild Textiles

    A guide to harnessing the world of nature to create sustainable textile art. Textile artist Alice Fox shows how to work with found, foraged, gathered and grown materials…

    September 2022 Hardcover $34.99 978-1-84994-787-9 Batsford

  • Wreaths & Bouquets

    Master designer and author of over seven bestselling books, Paula Pryke shares her experience in planning floral displays and accents to set the tone for any event or…

    October 2010 Hardcover $14.98 978-0-7893-2202-9 Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

  • Your Kingdom for My Horse: When to Exchange in Chess

    The great Mikhail Botvinnik, world champion said: ‘The foundation of chess is exchanging/’ Knowing when and what to exchange or trade in chess is essential to improve your…

    July 2015 Trade Paperback $23.95 978-1-84994-277-5 Batsford