Makers Month

20% OFF* all Craft & Gardening books for members – grow your craft this month at Kino!

*Not in conjunction with any other offer. Discount includes Kids, Chinese and Japanese titles in-store and online until 30 June 2022 with valid Kinokuniya Card Membership.

 

MAKERS MONTH SPECIAL

Thanks to our friends at Tuttle Publishing & New South Books, we are thrilled to offer three classic origami kits during June for the special Makers month price of $14.99 (while stocks last). Kinokuniya membership discount applies!

 

Origami Animal Boxes Kit
RRP $24.99
Makers Month Special Price: $14.99

Chunky, kawaii, blocky and adorable, these 14 clever folded paper animals all conceal a secret – they double as containers to store precious objects or small gift items like money, candy or notes.

Though they’re perfect for those special gifts to friends and loved ones, these cute animal models are almost too sweet to give away! You’ll want to fold up the entire collection and display it proudly on your own desk or shelf.

Each animal model has its own distinct personality:

  • The pointy-nosed Collie is eager to please, sitting at attention waiting for you to put something in the recess on her back
  • Two different Fat Hippo models appear to be wading, open-mouthed and hungry for something to eat
  • A two-toned Chunky Whale has enough room in its belly for little candies, folded money or secret notes
  • A pair of friendly Box Dragons stand ready to guard whatever you entrust to them, be it a golden treasure or a special keepsake
  • A chicken family – complete with Hen, Rooster, their cute Little Chick and a Baby Hatchling
  • And many more!

The full-color book in this kit contains detailed step-by-step folding instructions for each model as well as a clear overview of the origami paper folding basics. There is enough colorful folding paper provided with the kit to allow you to create each of the models.

This kit includes:

  • A full-color 64-page instruction book
  • Step-by-step folding instructions
  • 48 high-quality single-sided origami folding sheets

 

My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit
RRP $19.99
Makers Month Special Price: $14.99

Step into a world of daring knights, brave princesses and fire breathing dragons!

Bestselling origami artist Joel Stern has created this engaging new kit to spark children’s imaginations and keep them playing happily for hours without a computer screen. The easy-to-follow instructions and colorful folding papers in My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit make it easy to create your favorite characters and use them to tell stories.

Kids will have fun folding up the characters and applying dozens of fairy tale stickers to add finishing touches to their models. The characters can be moved around in front of the included story backdrops to reenact classic stories – or even to set off on brand new adventures!

This kit includes:

  • 36 folding sheets for 11 different characters that are easy for young kids to fold
  • 6 interchangeable story backdrops
  • 85 stickers to use in decorating the characters and backdrops
  • A full-color book explaining the characters and showing you how to fold the models

 

Air and Space Origami
RRP $19.99
Makers Month Special Price: $14.99

Fly high with realistic paper models of some of the most astonishing aircraft and spacecraft ever designed!

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum hosts seven million visitors annually – a testament to our enduring fascination with flight. Noted origami artist John Szinger has created this unique collection of paper airplane and rocket models inspired by real life flying machines.

Let your imagination soar with 14 original designs, including:

  • A Supersonic Transport, recalling the golden age of commercial hypersonic travel
  • The Space Pod, designed to safely return astronauts to earth through the intense heat of re-entry
  • A graceful Hot Air Balloon – make several to create your own miniature ballooning festival
  • An elusive Flying Saucer – try as they might, the government can’t conceal this one
  • A sci-fi inspired Art Deco Rocket with exaggerated fins and sleek lines
  • And many other thrilling origami air and space models!

Air and Space Origami Kit contains everything you need to create high quality air and space models:

  • A colorful 64-page step-by-step origami instructions book
  • 14 exciting air and space origami projects
  • 48 sheets of double-sided, custom designed folding paper
  • 185+ Colorful Stickers

Each model comes complete with a set of interesting facts about the vehicle, as well as detailed step-by-step instructions showing you how to fold it. Air and Space Origami Kit is perfect for aspiring astronauts and origami beginners of all ages!

 

MAKERS MONTH HIGHLIGHTS

Drawing on the Dominant Eye: Decoding the way we perceive, create and learn
Betty Edwards
RRP $32.99
Member Price $26.39

From the author of the world’s most popular drawing instruction manual Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this new book helps you discover a new way of drawing and problem solving.

Betty Edwards reveals the role our dominant eye plays in how we perceive, create, and are seen by those around us. Research shows that much like being right-handed or left-handed, each of us has a dominant eye, corresponding to the dominant side of our brain – either verbal or perceptual. Once you learn the difference and try your hand at the simple drawing exercises, you’ll gain fresh insights into how you perceive, think, and create. You’ll learn how to not just look but truly see.

Generously illustrated throughout, Drawing on the Dominant Eye offers a remarkable guided tour through art history, psychology, and the creative process; a must-read for anyone looking for a richer understanding of our art, our minds, and ourselves.

 

Wardrobe Embroidery: Knit & Embroidery Projects for Upcycling Clothes
Warunee Bolstad
RRP $39.99
Member Price $31.99

Get inspired to reduce your consumption of fast fashion and build a unique and upcycled wardrobe with one-of-a-kind garments!

In Wardrobe Embroidery, Warunee Bolstad of @plystreknitwear shows you how to easily breathe new life into your wardrobe by adding embroidery to clothes both old and new. Warunee presents a collection of charming embroidery patterns, ranging from beginner-friendly hearts and daisies to intricate floral arrangements. Use these lovely designs to freshen up worn out blouses and jeans or to personalize plain white t-shirts and boring bags. Colorful step-by-step photos will help you master your stitching technique and offer inspiration for developing your own embroidery designs.

You’ll also find Warunee’s nine signature knitting patterns, which provide the perfect canvas for embroidered embellishments. From classic crewnecks and cabled cardigans to elegant handbags and cozy neckwarmers, these beautiful and simple designs offer sustainable style for everyday life.

With Wardrobe Embroidery, you’ll be inspired to create your favorite pieces of clothing that you’ll cherish for years to come.

 

Vintage Knits: 25 Classic Patterns for Modern Knitters
National Library of Australia
RRP $39.99
Member Price $31.99

People of the past knew the magic of a handmade garment the uniqueness, the custom fit, the time and care taken by the knitter. In today’s world of mass-production, we now crave the individuality and satisfaction that comes with creating a piece of clothing for ourselves or a loved one from scratch.

Knitters in the early decades of the twentieth century had their pick of patterns which were published regularly in a variety of books, newspapers and magazines. Vintage Knits presents a curated selection of these patterns from Australian publications of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, tested and updated to make them practical for today’s knitter. The book features vintage material from the original publications with contemporary full-colour photographs of the garments as they have been recreated today. Interwoven throughout the book are sections reflecting on the social and cultural history of knitting in Australia.

Tapping into the trend for everything vintage, as well as the ‘handmade revolution’ and resurgence of knitting, this book will bring style and joy to any modern knitter!

 

A Field Guide to the Fungi of Australia
Tony Young
RRP $39.99
Member Price $31.99

Australia is world-renowned for its often extraordinary and unique natural environment – including many of its plants and animals. This beautiful little book highlights an often overlooked, but just as remarkable, aspect of our natural world: Australia’s fungi. Many are brightly colored, some fluorescent; some are elegant, others squat; some are fragrant, more still are highly toxic. This field guide showcases many of these species in all their splendor.

 

How to Draw Cute Creatures: Draw your own fantastical beasts in the cutest style ever
Angela Nguyen
RRP $19.99
Member Price $15.99

Draw your own collection of fantastical creatures in the cutest style ever!

DRAW cute creatures from imagined lands.

INVENT your own adorable mythical beasties.

GRAB a marker or pen and get started!

This fourth book is the “Draw Cute” series is packed with adorable creatures from a range of cultures and mythologies. In the hands of author-teacher Angela Nguyen, even a three-headed dog is drawn in a style that will have any child (and its guardian) cooing! This book teaches young readers what kawaii is all about and how to draw any mythical animal in an adorable style.

 

Living Green in the City: 50 Actions to Make Your Surroundings Greener
Ophelie Damblé
RRP $24.99
Makers Month price $19.99

Discover 50 practical actions on how to you can make your environment greener.

With suggestions for your home, your building, your neighbourhood and your city as a whole, Living Green in the City is full of smart ideas on how you can revegetate the area around you.

With illustrated tutorials and testimonials, this is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to bring more greenery around them.

 

Handmade: Learning the Art of Chainsaw Mindfulness in a Norwegian Wood
Siri Helle, translated by Lucy Moffatt and Kari Dickson
RRP $27.99
Makers Month price $22.39

The story of one woman, one chainsaw, and one modest plan for a mini-cabin – a book from Norway that celebrates the act of making something with your own two hands.

Humans have always used their hands to create the world around them. But now most of us have gone from being practitioners to theorists, from being producers to consumers. What happens to our society when we are so divorced from the act of making? What happens to us as individuals when we limit the uses to which we put our hands?

These are questions that preoccupy Siri Helle when she inherits a cabin of 25 square metres, without electricity, inlet water, or a loo, and decides to build an outhouse herself. Without any previous experience of building anything, she has to learn on the job and what she learns is not just about how to lay a floor and construct walls, but about what she is capable of and about craft and about the satisfactions to be found in making things by hand. Written with humour and insight, Handmade is the inspiring story of someone who tried to do it herself – and did.

 

Embroidery: A Modern Guide to Botanical Embroidery
Arounna Khounnoraj
RRP $29.99
Makers Month price $23.99

Arounna Khounnoraj’s Embroidery is a modern guide to this ancient craft.

Arounna will show you how to master the art of the decorative stitch through clear step-by-step instructions that demystify the embroidery stitches and teach you how to apply them through a collection of 20 botanical-inspired projects. The projects include bags, wall hangings, handkerchiefs, cushions and more. This book will inspire you to build on your skills and find your own personal style.

Packed with stunning lifestyle photography that draws on Arounna natural style and aesthetic, step-by-step illustrations will clearly show you how to start and finish each project neatly.

Embroidery offers a fresh approach in Arounna’s signature style.

 

The Wild Craft: Mindful, nature inspired projects for you and your home
Catarina Seixas
RRP $29.99
Makers Month price $23.99

From botanical cookies, acorn coffee and wild green pesto, to making your own calendula salve and building a bird house The Wild Craft is filled with seasonal nature-based projects designed to reignite your love of the natural world and connect you to the earth.

Each of the four seasons is divided into three sections: In The Kitchen, Making and Gardening. Every project will celebrate the wonder and beauty of nature and encourage readers to slow down and reconnect to the wild in a holistic and gentle way. With step-by-step instructions throughout, Catarina Seixas will take you through each project, so that even beginners can enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of a craft-filled year.

Peppered with information on seasonal plants to look out for and stunning photography, The Wild Craft will inspire the reader to develop their connections with the world around them and and bring the spirit of nature into their own home.

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Repairing Pottery and Glass
Michihiro Hori
RRP $29.99
Makers Month price $23.99

Old, broken objects can become more beautiful than ever!

The thought of throwing away a cherished dish or mug can be heartbreaking. If you’ve ever wanted to repair a treasured piece rather than tossing it in the trash – but didn’t know how – the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi (“gold repair”) offers the perfect solution!

A Beginner’s Guide to Kintsugi teaches you the traditional Japanese techniques of pottery and glass repair based on the ancient Wabi Sabi idea that imperfections are beautiful, and visible repairs are part of the “life story” of an object.

Author Michihiro Hori provides simple, safe, and inexpensive methods that you can do at home using tools and materials that are readily available online. Hori guides you through the entire process – from assembling and mixing the materials to reconstructing replacements for hopelessly shattered shards.

With this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Reinforce cracks, rebuild shattered areas, and apply the time-honored staple technique
  • Fix broken handles so they are fully functional again
  • Safely work with lacquer and metallic powders to achieve beautiful, visible repairs
  • Work with a variety of repair materials from gold leaf to washi paper
  • Repair pottery and glass using traditional techniques for stunning results

As you take the time to prepare your materials and work closely with the pieces, you’ll find yourself becoming attuned to the mindful philosophy at the heart of Kintsugi and the Wabi Sabi principle of appreciating old and imperfect objects. Most of all, the meditative process of Kintsugi will help you look at broken objects in a new way.

 

Modern Origami: The Amazing Art of Paper Sculpture
Muneji Fuchimoto
RRP $29.99
Makers Month price $23.99

In this book, master origami designer Muneji Fuchimoto presents a collection of 34 totally unique origami models!

These pieces will delight and challenge origami enthusiasts with their clever folding patterns and striking realism. With a play on modern design and art, Fuchimoto’s stunning models offer a clever way to show off your skills.

In this book you’ll find:

  • More than 20 realistic origami animals – from a bird in a birdhouse to a long-necked Alpaca to an Asian Elephant with decorative headgear
  • Six modern origami chairs
  • Fashionable origami spectacles
  • A “mounted” deer head
  • And much more!

In addition to the easy-to-follow project instructions, this book features special sections with origami display idea and instructions for constructing an origami mobile.

 

Around the World in 50 Trees: A Jigsaw Puzzle
Lucille Clerc and Jonathan Drori
RRP $29.99
Makers Month price $23.99

Discover the world in 50 trees with this richly illustrated 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. From the beech forests of southern Sweden to the North African argan trees – goats aloft in their branches – passing by India’s sacred banyan, the Hawaiian koa, and right down to Australia’s jarrah.

A 1000-PIECE JIGSAW FOR NATURE LOVERS. Piece together a living, breathing world of trees and fill the gaps in your knowledge as you go with a comprehensive poster guide.

BESTSELLING AUTHOR. Text by tree expert Jonathan Drori CBE, the author of the bestselling book Around the World in 80 Trees, and upcoming Around the World in 80 Plants.

HOURS OF COSY FUN. Learn about 50 trees from around the world – all from the comfort of home!

THE PERFECT GIFT. Illustration-led, highly finished jigsaw and illustrated poster for maximum gift appeal.

AMAZING ARTWORK. Lucille Clerc’s intricately drawn world is bursting with minute detail.

Finished puzzle 48.5 x 68 cm (19 x 27 in.)

 

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