Free Pattern | Colorful Crochet Knitwear

Try this free pattern from Colorful Crochet Knitwear! Colorful Crochet Knitwear is the debut book from Sandra Gutierrez! Whether it’s a sweater with a decorative yoke or a matching beanie and glove set in a Scandinavian-inspired design, this collection of crochet patterns shows that it’s not just knitters who can make colourwork sweaters and accessories. Using techniques […]

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Knitted Wild Animal Friends: Out Now!

Knitted Wild Animal Friends is now available! To celebrate this amazing new book from Louise Crowther, we’re giving you the chance to knit up Theo the Lion! This roar-some pattern will take you on a wild journey and once you’ve made Theo you’ll be able to knit up his super cute outfit too because even lions […]

Call for Submissions: David and Charles Practical Art Books

We are opening a submissions window between 1st April and 30th May for new practical art books. This is an exciting opportunity for both emerging and established artists who love to teach their techniques step by step. Speaking of the opportunity Publishing Director Ame Verso said: “David and Charles has a long history of publishing some of […]

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Independent Publishing Awards 2022 – Shortlisted!

We’re incredibly pleased to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for not one, but two awards at the Independent Publishing Awards 2022. We were fortunate enough to have won Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year in 2021, and this year, we’ve been shortlisted for: Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year – the judges for this award […]

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Kawaii Crochet Garden; Blooming brilliant amigurumi plants

‘Kawaii’ is a Japanese word that describes something as cute, adorable, and just utterly lovable. This couldn’t be truer for Melissa Bradley’s ‘Kawaii Crochet Garden’ which features a collection of 40 super cute amigurumi patterns! After all, who wouldn’t want the chance to cultivate their own colourful world of crochet flowers, plants, and garden creatures? […]

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See Emma Congdon’s latest designs at The Stitch Festival

Emma Congdon, designer of the “Cross Stitch for” series is appearing at The Stitch Festival (3-6th March 2022) and showing you her latest and greatest designs! From the upcoming title, “Cross Stitch for the Heart” Emma will show you a range of cross stitch designs that are packed full of love! The “Cross Stitch for” […]

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Introduction to Botanical Painting

Join Botanical artist Rachel Pedder Smith for this introduction to botanical illustration and learn how to build up layers of watercolour to create an almost photo-like painting of a bell pepper. This course is brought to you by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in partnership with David and Charles. Watercolour has always been the predominant […]

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The Anti-Burnout Journal is here!

The Anti-Burnout Journal is here to help you battle burnout! Have you ever felt burnt out? Chances are, someone else you know has too. Since 2017, searches related to burnout have risen on average 41% annually with over 77% of employees saying they’ve experienced ‘burnout’. Bex Spiller is a former burnt-out entrepreneur who is getting ready […]

Painting Expressive Roses in Watercolour

This online course from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is brought to you in partnership with David and Charles and is launching soon. You can embark on a journey into impressionistic watercolour – a loose and flowing form of painting that will help you capture the charm and glow of the most popular of all flowers. In this fine-art […]

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Capturing the Inner Beauty of Flowers in Pen and Ink

This online course from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is brought to you in partnership with David and Charles and is launching soon. You can embark on a journey into botanical illustration – a very enjoyable art form that requires attention to detail, focussing your attention on the astounding variation found in nature. Pen and […]