Keep busy this summer with the ANU Library

9 January 2020

Are you looking for something to do over the summer break? We have some fantastic practical resources at the ANU Library to keep you busy.

Whether you like to craft; play music; cook; flex your green thumbs; or make things – the ANU Library has something for you!

Make ink

Make ink

Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks.

The hand-stitched surface : slow stitching and mixed-media techniques for fabric and paper

The hand-stitched surface : slow stitching and mixed-media techniques for fabric and paper

Beautiful projects for creating mixed-media surfaces on paper and fabric - perfect for those seeking to disconnect from technology and embrace a quiet, meditative approach to handwork and creating art.

Stitch, fabric & thread: an inspirational guide for creative stitchers

Stitch, fabric & thread: an inspirational guide for creative stitchers

This inventive book is a treasure trove practical exercises: helping you experiment with stitch, fabric and thread to create your own unique textiles.

Slow knitting: a journey from sheep to skein to stitch

Slow knitting: a journey from sheep to skein to stitch

Slow knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.

Junkyard jam band: DIY musical instruments

Junkyard jam band: DIY musical instruments

A collection of DIY musical instruments made from everyday materials. Projects include audio effect generators, a sequencer, an electric ukulele, a PVC slide-whistle, and an acoustic-electric thumb piano. Features step-by-step, illustrated instructions, modifications, and a soldering primer.

The enthusiast's guide to DIY photography

The enthusiast's guide to DIY photography

64 projects, hacks, techniques, and inexpensive solutions for getting great photos.

The maker's guide to the zombie apocalypse: defend your base with simple circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

The maker's guide to the zombie apocalypse: defend your base with simple circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

A collection of DIY hardware projects using circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi to survive a zombie apocalypse. Projects include alarms, low-power LED lighting, an FM radio frequency hopper, a periscope, a wind turbine, and flash, movement, and noise makers.

Indolent kitchen gardening

Indolent kitchen gardening

A vegetable growing and cooking guide for the part-time Canberra gardener using minimum effort and organic gardening.

Reader's Digest illustrated guide to gardening

Reader's Digest illustrated guide to gardening

Includes the latest and most up-to-date information for today's gardener: offering step-by-step advice for gardeners of all abilities.