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  • 5 stars across 268 books
    Miriam Edwards comes from a long line of dressmakers and tailors. Her mother taught her to make clothes for her dolls and then for herself, and alter she did the same for her own children. Miriam discovered patchwork when she went to the National Parchwork Championships with friends in 1992. She was enthralled by what she saw and came home weighed down with fabrics. She soon started attending classes and made her first quilt in 1993. In 2001 she became a Young Quilter's Representative, and she now holds regular children's workshops. Her patterns have been published in Patchwork and Quilting and Fabrications magazines.

    Claire Buckley has been a teacher and textile designer for 20 years, teaching in secondary schools as well as exhibiting her work in galleries. She is the Chairman of the Young Embroiderers Guild. Her designs use embroidery for fashion and accessories and she often uses recycled materials. Her projects for children have been featured in magazines as well as on the internet.

    Nancy Nicholson grew up in a creative environment as her parents were both textile designers. She attended Maidstone College of Art where she did a BA in Graphic Design, and then went on to The Royal College of Art where she did an MA in Fine Art Textiles. Since leaving college Nancy has been working to exhibition with works in paper, print and embroidery, and experimenting widely in many aspects of textiles and design, both commercial and fine art based, including contributing to craft books and magazine articles. For the past ten years she has taught art and craft to children and adults. Nancy lives in Kent.
    4th May 2017

    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback i... More

    (16 reviews)
    1st September 2019

    Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls

    Once known, now largely forgotten, these empowering fairy tales have been brought together to inspire a new generation o... More

    (14 reviews)
    1st October 2020

    The World of the Unknown: UFOs

    From flying saucers and supersonic spaceships, to alien encounters and famous fakes, this classic title traces UFOs thro... More

    (13 reviews)
    1st November 2018

    Science Scribble Book

    Think like a scientist in this innovative activity book, full of science activities to explore, record, discover and inv... More

    (12 reviews)
    13th April 2018

    Brain Teasers

    Who's the smarty pants in your family? Packed with number and logic puzzles, riddles, dingbats, codes and much more, thi... More

    (12 reviews)
    3rd October 2019

    The World of the Unknown: Ghosts

    First published in 1977, this cult classic has been reissued for a new generation of ghost-hunters. This book is for any... More

    (11 reviews)
    27th May 2021

    Pencil and Paper Games

    Crammed full of puzzles and games that will keep children occupied for hours, this book contains 17 solo games and 13 to... More

    (10 reviews)
    1st July 2016

    Travel Games Pad

    A boredom-busting book of activities that will keep children busy for hours. With write-in games such as navigating a fo... More

    (8 reviews)
    1st January 2017

    10 More Ten-Minute Stories

    These ten wonderful stories whisk you to magical worlds where gingerbread men come to life, dragons lurk in caves, and g... More

    (8 reviews)
    1st October 2016

    Creative Writing Book

    This inspiring book will unlock children's ideas for writing stories, poems, comics, blogs, reviews, movie scripts and m... More

    (7 reviews)
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