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Glass Casting

by Amy Whittingham Crowood (June 24, 2019)

Glass casting is an exciting and versatile process involving chunks of molten glass melted into a mould, where it solidifies. This practical book explains the glass casting process, from the initial search for...


by Philippa Reid Crowood (July 22, 2019)

Quilling is a centuries-old art, which requires just three elements - your fingers, paper strips and glue. This practical guide demonstrates the techniques with step-by-step instructions and photos, and explains...

East Kent Road Car Company Ltd: Services of the Golden Jubilee Era

by Richard Wallace Crowood (March 25, 2019)

East Kent - Services of the Golden Jubilee Era takes the reader on a journey along the routes of all the stage-carriage services operated by East Kent in 1968, just after the Company celebrated its Golden Jubilee...

Designing and Painting Murals

by Gary Myatt Crowood (May 27, 2019)

By their sheer size and ambition, murals can pose difficult and unique challenges for the artist. This practical book guides you through the process, from first choosing a design to applying the paint to the...

Forty Years of Airfix Toys

by Jeremy Brook Crowood (February 18, 2019)

Airfix acquired the first plastic injection moulding machine in the U.K. in the mid 1940's and was soon manufacturing vast numbers of plastic toys. By 1981, when Airfix's financial woes led to takeover and the...

Beyond Extreme Close-Up Photography

by Julian Cremona Crowood (September 23, 2018)

Extreme macrophotography opens up a new world for photographers, particularly biologists. By photographing subjects way beyond just life size magnifications, this book takes you a step closer to the very cells...

Range Rover Second Generation

by James TAYLOR Crowood (September 23, 2018)

The second generation Range Rover was arguably Land Rover's first model designed as a luxury vehicle. It was a major leap for the company, but a very successful one as well. Despite controversy over its looks,...

Understanding Clay Pigeon Shooting

by Graham Brown & Tony Jackson Crowood (September 23, 2018)

In recent years clay target shooting has developed into one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and its popularity has been infused with a new sense of purpose and life as a result of the Commonwealth and...

Thread Painting and Silk Shading Embroidery

by Margaret Dier Crowood (September 23, 2018)

Thread painting embroidery is one of the most beautiful embroidery techniques. Often mistaken for painted art, it shows off the true skill of an embroiderer. This book demystifies the technique and shows how...

Airbrushing Scale Model Aircraft

by Robin Carpenter Crowood (September 23, 2018)

Airbrushing Scale Model Aircraft is a practical guide to the application and techniques of painting aircraft in any scale. It provides guidance on buying airbrushing equipment, setting it up and operating it...

Rootes Story

by Geoff Carverhill Crowood (September 23, 2018)

The Rootes Story - The Making of a Global Automotive Empire traces the meteoric rise of the two Rootes brothers, William and Reginald, development of one of Britain's most important motor vehicle manufacturers....

Great Western Railway Stars, Castles and Kings

by Allen Jackson Crowood (September 23, 2018)

Great Western Railway Stars, Castles and Kings examines the history and workings of these legendary classes of passenger steam locomotives, the first of which, the North Star, was built in 1906. Richly illustrated...

Modelling and Painting World War II German Military Figures

by Michael Farnworth Crowood (October 23, 2018)

The step-by-step building and painting guides in this book illustrate figures in scales from 1/150 to 1/32, which equates to wargame figures sizes from 10mm to 54mm. There are painting recipes featured for twenty-...

Modelling and Painting Fantasy Figures

by Paul Stanley Crowood (October 23, 2018)

A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modellers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modelling challenges. From the multipart hard...

Theatrical Scenic Art

by Emma Troubridge Crowood (August 23, 2018)

Theatrical Scenic Art is a detailed guide to the creative process of painting and preparing scenery for theatre. The book offers key insights into the role of the scenic artist, detailing the process from planning,...

Mime the Gap

by Richard Knight Crowood (August 23, 2018)

Mime the Gap: Techniques in Mime and Movement explores the physicality of movement in storytelling, offering new ideas about acting and performance, whilst encouraging a contemporary resurgence of this traditional...

Architectural Lighting Design

by Admir Jukanovic Crowood (October 05, 2018)

Where do you start if you want to light an interior space? What is the best colour temperature for your design scheme? What do you need to consider when choosing LED lamps and luminaires? Architectural Lighting...

Cycling Scotland's North Coast

by Nicolas Mitchell Crowood (August 23, 2018)

This cycling guidebook follows the course of a new cycling route around the North Coast of Scotland, described as Scotland's own Route 66. Since its launch in 2015 this route, branded as 'North Coast 500' (NC500),...

Words That Make Pictures

by Peter Grayling Jackson Crowood (August 23, 2018)

Journalism has never been more vibrant. Set free from the limitations of paper, the multimedia journalist is a creator and packager of video, audio, graphics and archive film, bringing to life exciting stories...

Gardener's Guide to Snowdrops

by Freda Cox Crowood (November 23, 2018)

Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. This book celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection. This newly updated and expanded edition of this best-selling...


by Brian Long Crowood (August 23, 2018)

This book is much more than just a history of the high-quality cameras and lenses that have made the Nikon brand a household name; it is also a chronicle of the birth of this most famous of Japanese photography...

VW Beetle Specification Guide 1949-1967

by Richard Copping Crowood (August 23, 2018)

The VW Beetle is one of the best-loved of all classic cars, with many thousands preserved across the world, many in regular use. Over the years countless changes were introduced, together making a mid sixties...

Making Moving Toys and Automata

by Robert Race Crowood (October 23, 2018)

This beautiful book draws on Robert Race's extensive collection of traditional moving toys, looking at the ways the makers have achieved remarkable and varied results, often with very limited resources. Each...

Understanding and Using A Sewing Machine

by Nicola Corrigan Crowood (October 23, 2018)

Many people have a sewing machine tucked away in a corner, but little understanding of how to use it. With accessible and clear instructions, this book takes you on a journey, teaching and building upon basic...

How Airliners Fly

by Julien Evans Crowood (October 23, 2018)

If you are one of the millions of airline passengers who take to the air daily and have no idea how an aeroplane flies or how it is flown - but would like to find out - then this is the book for you. It is written...

A-Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers

by Greg Pullen Crowood (October 23, 2018)

Italian motorcycles have a place in history – and many enthusiasts’ hearts – out of all proportion to the numbers that have been built. From Moto Guzzi becoming the first non-British marque to win a TT...

Palaeoartist's Handbook

by Mark P Witton Crowood (August 23, 2018)

Extinct worlds live again in palaeoart: artworks of fossil animals, plants and environments carefully reconstructed from palaeontological and geological data. Such artworks are widespread in popular culture,...

Weathering for Railway Modellers

by George Dent Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Weathering is not just about making something look dirty. Rather, it should be seen as an artistic endeavour, with the aim of making a model appear as lifelike as possible. It also helps to blend a range of...

Hand Knits for the Home and Garden

by Alison Dupernex Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Knitting has long been celebrated as a therapeutic and creative experience, which can produce many unique and eye-catching items. In Hand Knits for the Home and Garden, experienced designer Alison Dupernex shares...

Practical Guide to Wig Making and Wig Dressing

by Melanie Bouvet Crowood (August 20, 2018)

The art of wig making and wig dressing has been practised for centuries, and continues to be an exciting and essential part of costume production for theatre and film. With style inspiration ranging from the...


by Simon Donger Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Scenography is a comprehensive guide to the practical study and process of designing for performance. Rooted in theatre, scenography concerns artists who work through creative elements such as spaces, artefacts,...

Stage Management

by Diane Norburn Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Working at the heart of theatre production, the stage management department is responsible for the smooth running of the show from day one of rehearsals to final curtain on the last performance. Stage Management...

Understanding and Adjusting Sewing Patterns

by Gill McBride Crowood (July 23, 2018)

Everyone feels good and looks better in well-fitted clothes. This practical book explains how to make garments that really fit you and flatter your shape. It is a step-by-step guide to understanding fully what...

Avonmouth Line

by P D Rendall Crowood (July 23, 2018)

The Avonmouth Line - History and Working describes the railway built between the northern suburbs of Bristol and the docks constructed at the mouth of the River Avon, from its inception in 1865. It describes...

Heat Treatment

by Richard Lofting Crowood (July 23, 2018)

The ability to perform heat treatments in the home workshop can be a very useful asset, enabling you to make, repair and maintain tools, to anneal and normalize work-hardened metals, and even to create decorative...


by Charlie Walker Crowood (May 21, 2018)

Sticks are essentially practical aides but are also works of art that often become integral to the owner. They have to be strong and reliable, but are beautiful too. This essential book covers all these qualities...

I Have Control

by Keith Spragg Crowood (March 31, 2018)

Between 1967 and 1997 Keith Spragg progressed from the greenest new co-pilot on a piston-engined Vickers Viking to a fully qualified jet captain. He then went on to become an experienced pilot trainer and examiner,...

Making Frames

by A. Linnette Bell Crowood (June 12, 2018)

Making Frames is an essential and practical guide to the process of framing artwork of all types. It explains how to measure the artwork, cut a window mount, attach the image, cut the moulding and make the frame...

Making Charcoal and Biochar

by Rebecca Oaks Crowood (March 31, 2018)

Making Charcoal and Biochar is written with the interested amateur in mind, with the certainty that anyone who has a go at making charcoal will soon get the bug. Before you know it, you will be upgrading to...

Architectural Illustration

by Peter Jarvis Crowood (March 31, 2018)

This practical book looks at the fundamental principles that underpin the process of architectural illustration: to represent architectural design and the built environment in a way that the general public can...

Aran Design

by Rita Taylor Crowood (July 16, 2018)

Aran knitwear is instantly recognisable, respectfully fashionable and generously comfortable. With a long-treasured heritage steeped in Irish history, it is no surprise that most knitters express a wish to produce...

Range Rover First Generation

by James TAYLOR Crowood (April 23, 2018)

The Range Rover's designers intended it to be a more comfortable and road-friendly passenger-carrying Land Rover, but customers quickly saw something much more in it. During the 1970s, while its immense practicality...


by Trevor Pyman Crowood (May 21, 2018)

Driven initially by Ivor Walklett's flair for design and desire to build his own car, the Ginetta marque quickly developed from a hobby into a business. The marque synonymous with the four Walklett brothers...

Scenic Construction for the Stage

by Mark Tweed Crowood (June 25, 2018)

Scenic Construction for the Stage is a comprehensive guide to the practical processes involved in constructing scenery for the theatre. Offering key insight into the role of the scenic carpenter, Mark Tweed...

Life Drawing on the iPad

by Julian Vilarrubi Crowood (May 21, 2018)

Artists have always looked for new ways of making images and today's technology offers a whole range of exciting possibilities. This practical book shows you how an Apple iPad and stylus can transform the way...

Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

by Sarah Jane Humphrey Crowood (May 21, 2018)

Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre...


by Alexander Clement Crowood (June 25, 2018)

The term 'Brutalism' is used to describe a form of architecture that appeared, mainly in Europe, from around 1945-75. Uncomprimisingly modern, this trend in architecture was both striking and arresting and,...

Botanical Illustration

by Leigh Ann Gale Crowood (July 02, 2018)

Botanical Illustration - the complete guide explains the processes and methods behind this beautiful art genre. It highlights the importance of the requisite skills of close observation, accurate drawing and...

Reliant Sabre, Scimitar and SS1

by Matthew Vale Crowood (May 21, 2018)

Reliant produced a range of sports cars from the 1960s to the 1990s which complemented their well-established three-wheeled cars. Starting with a design for Israel's Autocars in 1961, Reliant went on to produce...

3D Printing for Model Engineers

by Neil Wyatt Crowood (June 25, 2018)

Since the release of the first commercially available 3D printer in 2009, a thriving consumer market has developed, with a huge variety of kits now available for the home constructor. In their short existence,...