The Complete Paper Aeroplane Book
By David Woodroffe
The Complete Paper Aeroplane Book is packed with diagrams, instructions and graphics that will help you to build your own paper aircraft that really fly. From origami fighter jets to tin foil helicopters, and paper Spitfires, there are hundreds of different ways of building successful flying devices from waste paper. Hours of fun can be had following this book's clear instructions and using the colour templates provided. The customised graphics for each model make sure that your aircraft will look great as well as flying better than any paper dart you have ever folded. All of the fantastic flying machines featured have been built and tested by the author to ensure that, with little more than a few folds and a couple of snips, your new creation can get airborne.
The Complete Book Of Origami Animals
By David Woodroffe
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, the name coming from the words ori, meaning 'folding' and kami, meaning 'paper'. Traditionally, there is no cutting or gluing used in origami and all models begin with a plain, square sheet of paper. Origami has been around since the 6th century although most techniques still in use today originate from the 17th century with different models rely on using the same basic folds in different ways.David Woodroffe combines ancient and modern techniques to create a collection of animal models that range from simple paper folding for beginners through to more advanced creatures for those with the nimblest of fingers and hours of patience!
Country Skills And Crafts
By Craig Hughes, Maureen Little
Taste your own fresh eggs; jar your first batch of honey; spread your own strawberry jam on your toast - and have some to exchange with your neighbours, or sell from your stall in the farmer's market. More and more people want to acquire a set of new skills or build on their existing knowledge of the wide range of traditional cottage industries and country crafts. And more people than ever are also relocating to the countryside in search of a relaxed and locally-aware way of life. If you aspire to live a simpler, more sustainable and self- sufficient life, this book is for you. You too can live well, have fun and generate some income at the same time, whatever your background or current ability. The authors show you how to gain a practical knowledge of: livestock - keeping your own bees, goats, and chickens; plants - growing your own herbs, soft fruit, and flowers for cutting; food and drink - producing your own cheese, sweet preserves, cider and mead; crafts - making your own dyed fabrics, soaps and chicken coops. The book also features a case study of an expert in each field, who not only lives the good life in different areas of the uk, but has also developed a successful business enterprise from their own particular craft or skill.Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Livestock; 1. Keeping Chickens; 2. Keeping Goats; 3. Keeping Bees; Part 2 Plants; 4. Growing Herbs; 5. Growing Soft Fruit; 6. Growing Flowers for Cutting; Part 3 Food and Drink; 7. Making Cheese; 8. Making Sweet Preserves; 9. Making Cider and Mead; 10. Building Chicken Coops; 11. Making Soap; 12. Dyeing; 13. Things You Need to Know; 14. Sharing and Selling Your Product; Further Reading; Useful Addresses and Websites; Index.