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Crafts Book List

The Making It Guide to Crafting
The Making It Guide to Crafting
By Creators of Making It
2020-04 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419743481 Check Our Catalog

 

"This book will blow your knitted socks off A great guide on how to plan and execute any handmade creation. Put your phone down and glue something." --Amy Poehler

With a foreword by Nick Offerman and an introduction from Dayna Isom Johnson, The Making It Guide to Crafting is a compendium of crafting inspiration and instruction from the competition series Making It on …More
 

Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers: Essential Guide to Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers: Essential Guide to Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
By Benzakein, Erin
With Chai, Julie
Photographer Benzakein, Chris
2020-02 - Chronicle Books
9781452172897 Check Our Catalog

 

National Bestseller--New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Washington Post

Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion.

With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets.

Featuring expert advice from …More
 

50 Knitted Wraps & Shawls
50 Knitted Wraps & Shawls
By Noldeke Marisa
2020-02 - Stackpole Books
9780811738613 Check Our Catalog

 

Which one will you knit first? With 50 patterns for knitted shawls and wraps to choose from, in so many styles, textures, and yarns, choosing your first project will be a welcome challenge. From simple knit-purl designs for beginners to slip-stitch color work designs, doubleknit, brioche, lace, and cables--there are designs to interest every level of knitter. There are so many fabulous designs, …More
 

Modern Quilt Bible: Over 100 Techniques for the Modern Quilter
Modern Quilt Bible: Over 100 Techniques for the Modern Quilter
By Betts, Elizabeth
2020-01 - David & Charles
9781446307465 Check Our Catalog

 

Learn how to create stunning modern quilts with the Modern Quilt Bible the ultimate reference guide to patchwork and quilting techniques. Author of Beginner's Guide to Quilting Liz Betts explains over 100 techniques used by designers to create eye-catching modern quilts.

Try your hand at improv piecing, free motion quilting, playing with scale, curved piecing and much …More
 

Macrame 2.0: Accessories, Homewares & More - How to Take Your Knotting to the Next Level
Macrame 2.0: Accessories, Homewares & More - How to Take Your Knotting to the Next Level
By Zedenius, Fanny
2020-01 - Quadrille Publishing
9781787134102 Check Our Catalog

 

Fanny Zedenius is back and ready to take your macram further with 20 new projects that will take your knotting to the next level.

Beginning with the basics, Fanny will teach you 30 new knots and how to combine them, and inspiration on displaying your makes and the best way to calculate your rope lengths.

Macram II, includes a stunning collection of advanced projects such as …More
 

Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes: 15 Dynamic Projects for All Skill Levels
Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes: 15 Dynamic Projects for All Skill Levels
By Black, Heather
Author Aschehoug, Daisy
2020-01 - C&T Publishing
9781617458903 Check Our Catalog

 

Sew fifteen inspired designs with strong lines and quilted curves Laced with retro-inspired circles and bold stripes, these modern quilts leave an unforgettable impression. Piecing circles, half circles, and quarter circles is easier than you think, and the authors will teach you to add movement and depth two ways--through easy strip sets or stripe-printed fabric. These aren't your typical …More
 

Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection
Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection
By Spainhower, Courtney
2020-01 - Interweave Press
9781632506535 Check Our Catalog

 

Elemental Knits is for women who aspire to be ever stylish, more comfortable, and less wasteful. With knitwear designer Courtney Spainhower, you'll craft an appearance that truly reflects your spirit with a collection of 20 knitting patterns designed to enhance your wardrobe year-round.

- Knit with intention, selecting patterns and fibers for their wearablity, versatility, and how they …More
 

Creative Weaving: Inventive Tools and Techniques for Making 33 Handwoven Projects Using Fiber, Paper, Wire, and Other Unexpected Materia
Creative Weaving: Inventive Tools and Techniques for Making 33 Handwoven Projects Using Fiber, Paper, Wire, and Other Unexpected Materia
By Steege, Gwen W.
Author Steege, Gwen W.
2019-11 - Storey Publishing
9781635860283 Check Our Catalog

 

This fresh spin on the ancient craft of weaving introduces creative techniques that use a variety of looms, or no loom at all! Thirty featured projects utilize a range of materials, from fiber to paper and wire, and are accessible to all levels of crafters. …More
 

Photosyntheknits: Knitting Patterns for Plant-Based Fibers
Photosyntheknits: Knitting Patterns for Plant-Based Fibers
By Bartlette, Cornelia
2019-11 - Interweave Press
9781632506900 Check Our Catalog

 

The properties of plant-based yarns--cotton, linen, hemp, and others--are unique, naturally. They don't behave the same as wool yarns; to show off their best characteristics you need the right project. Knits from the Greenhouse is here to help you cultivate these fibers into beautiful finished designs. Dig in to find:

- High fiber knitwear using 100% plant-based fibers, as well …More
 

Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing: 12 Beautiful Coastal-Inspired Printing Projects with Templates
Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing: 12 Beautiful Coastal-Inspired Printing Projects with Templates
By Lacy, Erin
2019-10 - Search Press(UK)
9781782217244 Check Our Catalog

 

Screen printing is made accessible in this beautiful step-by-step guide featuring twelve projects.

In this Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing, Erin Lacy shows you how to make your own screen using an embroidery hoop and silk fabric, and demonstrates how to create beautiful designs that are easy to achieve. Using modern techniques, screen printing is an accessible and affordable craft …More
 

Painting on Pottery: 22 Easy Modern Designs
Painting on Pottery: 22 Easy Modern Designs
By Zaoui, Tania
2019-10 - Search Press(UK)
9781782217602 Check Our Catalog

 

Take plain pottery and make it your own with inspiration from these beautiful modern designs - using a home oven

Transform plain white pottery into exciting, colorful and contemporary pieces for the home - at home You don't need pottery classes, or even a kiln to glaze your creations - you can make gorgeous items quickly and easily by painting your creations and baking them in a …More
 

From Clay to Kiln: A Beginner's Guide to the Potter's Wheel
From Clay to Kiln: A Beginner's Guide to the Potter's Wheel
By Carey, Stuart
Photographer Callender, Alun
2019-09 - Lark Books (NC)
9781454710929 Check Our Catalog

 

Learn the essentials of wheel-thrown pottery with this approachable and indispensable reference.

Pottery has become increasingly popular, and beginners interested in taking up the hobby will find this all-inclusive guide to wheel-thrown pottery invaluable. Award-winning ceramist Stuart Carey outlines the steps and intricacies of the craft, from preparing your materials to firing your …More
 

Living with Color: Inspiration and How-Tos to Brighten Up Your Home
Living with Color: Inspiration and How-Tos to Brighten Up Your Home
By Atwood, Rebecca
2019-08 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9781524763459 Check Our Catalog

 

Discover inspiration from the most colorful homes in America with this vibrant lookbook and style manual that brings the magic of color into your home--from the author of Living with Pattern

Personalizing your color palette may be one of the most important decisions you make in your home. The right combination of hues can set the mood and transform any room from ordinary …More
 

Dresden Quilt Blocks Reimagined: Sew Your Own Playful Plates; 25 Elements to Mix & Match
Dresden Quilt Blocks Reimagined: Sew Your Own Playful Plates; 25 Elements to Mix & Match
By Grisham, Candyce
2019-07 - C&T Publishing
9781617457937 Check Our Catalog

 

Embrace the art of quilting with simple instructions to create beautiful Dresden plate blocks. Each variation looks unique and all are astonishingly easy to sew. Use any and all of the twenty-five design elements, including four different edge treatments, a range of sizes (2"-9 1/2"), and an amazing variety of patterns, from sawtooth to flying geese. Mix it up even more by fabric piecing wedges …More
 

The Art of Circular Yokes: A Timeless Technique for 15 Modern Sweaters
The Art of Circular Yokes: A Timeless Technique for 15 Modern Sweaters
By Bogert, Kerry
2019-06 - Interweave Press
9781632506719 Check Our Catalog

 

Knit a masterpiece

Discover the how yarn and needles become artistic tools when you work on the beautiful canvas of a circular yoke. The timeless technique of knitting sweaters with nearly invisible shaping allows for painterly colorwork, illustrative lace, beautifully chiseled cables, and so much more. Open the pages of The Art of Circular Yokes to find:

- Detailed …More
 

One-Stitch Baby Knits: 25 Easy Patterns for Adorable Garments and Accessories Using Garter Stitch
One-Stitch Baby Knits: 25 Easy Patterns for Adorable Garments and Accessories Using Garter Stitch
By Pierce, Val
2019-06 - IMM Lifestyle
9781504801102 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Welcome your new baby to the world with lovingly knitted garments and accessories This book is filled with easy-to-knit projects you'll want to make for the baby in your life. Top knitwear designer and author Val Pierce presents 25 simple patterns for practical but adorable baby knits, from bootees to hats to blankets. Whether it's a kimono-style jacket that you don't have to pull over a …More
 

Blended Embroidery: Combining Old & New Textiles, Ephemera & Embroidery
Blended Embroidery: Combining Old & New Textiles, Ephemera & Embroidery
By Haggard, Brian
2019-06 - C&T Publishing
9781617458095 Check Our Catalog

 

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A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Making It Right Matters
A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Making It Right Matters
By Gorges, Eric
Author Sternfeld, Jon
2019-05 - Algonquin Books
9781616208363 Check Our Catalog

 

A book for makers, for seekers of all kinds, an exhilarating look into the heart and soul of artisans--and how their collective wisdom can inspire us all. "Despite our technological advances, we're busier than ever, our lives more frazzled. That's why the handmade object, created with care and detail, embodying a history and a tradition, is enormously powerful. It can cut through so much …More
 

The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story
The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story
By Sabankaya, Teresa
Foreword by Stewart, Amy
2019-05 - Countryman Press
9781682682630 Check Our Catalog

 

Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs, and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration, or thyme for bravery. These floral poems have become Teresa Sabankaya's signature. Brides want them for their weddings, but a posy is a lovely gift any time of year, and one that readers can easily put …More
 

Classic to Contemporary String Quilts
Classic to Contemporary String Quilts
By Hogan, Mary M.
2019-04 - Landauer (IL)
9781947163041 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Get ready to stylishly bust your stash and scraps with a fresh take on a time-honored quilt making technique--string quilts Strings are strips and scraps of fabric that are usually too small to be useful for most projects, but they're just right for the fun designs in this complete step-by-step guide. Classic to Contemporary String Quilts takes quilters through every step of the …More
 

Coffeehouse Knits: Knitting Patterns and Essays with Robust Flavor
Coffeehouse Knits: Knitting Patterns and Essays with Robust Flavor
By Bogert, Kerry
2019-03 - Interweave Press
9781632506597 Check Our Catalog

 

The jolt of inspiration every knitter needs

Inspired by the ritual of sipping and stitching, Coffeehouse Knits is a stimulating collection of knitwear with an extra shot of something special. Whether you're joining friends at the coffee shop for community knitting or you're home enjoying the first cup of the day, perk up your knitting with:

- 20 patterns that range in …More
 

Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things
Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things
By Davidson, Rosemary
Author Tahsin, Arzu
2019-01 - Harper Wave
9780062883544 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with your hands can connect us to our deepest selves and improve our well-being and overall happiness.

We should get this out of the way: Craftfulness is not a "crafting book." Rather, it …More
 

Rock Art Critters: Paint the Perfect Pebble
Rock Art Critters: Paint the Perfect Pebble
By Scicluna, Denise
2018-09 - B.E.S.
9781438011943 Check Our Catalog

 

Here's another great guide to "rocking out" from the bestselling author of Rock Art

Visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rock painting--a craft that's perfect for "kids" of all ages. Readers will discover:

  • Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paint
  • Techniques for creating the perfect "rock" from polymer clay
  • A …More
     

     

Weaving on a Little Loom
Weaving on a Little Loom
By Daly, Fiona
2018-09 - Princeton Architectural Press
9781616897123 Check Our Catalog

 

Weaving on a Little Loom teaches readers everything they need to know to start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and inexpensive craft that can be done at home. From setting up the loom to finishing a project, this book covers both basic and more advanced techniques, with an introduction to creating patterns such as basket and bird's eye weaves, rib, twill, and herringbone. With clear instruction …More
 

Crochet Animal Rugs: Over 20 Crochet Patterns for Fun Floor Mats and Matching Accessories
Crochet Animal Rugs: Over 20 Crochet Patterns for Fun Floor Mats and Matching Accessories
By Rott, Ira
2018-08 - David & Charles
9781446307007 Check Our Catalog

 

Crochet decor your kids will be begging for Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will simply adore. Choose from an amazing elephant, a sweet giraffe, a cuddly cat, a cheeky monkey, a sneaky crab, a friendly dinosaur and a snuggly bear, …More