Friday, March 2, 2012

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March is Crafts Month!

Men's Knits: 20 New Classics Men's Knits: 20 New Classics
By Knight, Erika
2009-09 - Potter Craft
9780307460493 Check Our Catalog

For any knitter who wants to make the perfect gift for the toughest possible person--the man in her life--this work features 20 projects that guys are sure to wear day in and day out. 105 full-color photos. …More


More Big Girl Knits: 25 Designs Full of Color and Texture for Curvy Women More Big Girl Knits: 25 Designs Full of Color and Texture for Curvy Women
By Moreno, Jillian
Author Singer, Amy R.
2008-04 - Potter Craft
9780307353740 Check Our Catalog

Packed with tips and tricks on what to avoid, what to embrace, and how to modify any design to flatter the body, this guide and its 25 patterns show curvy girls how to look gorgeous in colorful, texture-rich knitwear. …More


Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-Of-A-Kind Socks Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-Of-A-Kind Socks
By Cookie A
2009-04 - Interweave Press
9781596681095 Check Our Catalog

Unconventional, rule-breaking socks are part and parcel in this unique guide to sock knitting that includes 15 new sock patterns. The skills of the average sock knitter are increased through design exploration and advanced stitch manipulation, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. New designs of floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables are presented along with detailed instructions on modifications to suit needs and aesthetics. The incredible range of style and complexity in this guide runs from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative. …More


Embroidery: Techniques & Patterns Embroidery: Techniques & Patterns
By Bayard, Marie-Noelle
2005-08 - Sterling Publishing
1402719841 Check Our Catalog

More than 100 stitches, organized by type and illustrated in close-up color photographs, plus a host of patterns and techniques, make this the ultimate luxurious reference for embroiderers. At 256 pages, it's comprehensive and a superb value, filled with ideas for creating a variety of looks, highlights, and ornamental elements. In detail, it covers selecting the best textiles, preparing the fabric, and choosing the tools. There's also a complete "Embroiderer's ABCs" to start beginners off. Featuring such lovely stitches as the daisy, feather, and fishbone outline--all presented in simple steps--these beautiful projects range from Jeweled Buttons to a charming Advent Calendar. "A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club."
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American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780-2007 American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780-2007
By Shaw, Robert
2009-12 - Sterling
9781402747731 Check Our Catalog

Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it's a fascinating chronicle of the growth and evolution of an art form with a rich heritage. Not only does author Robert Shaw provide an insightful look at quilting aesthetics, he places the craft in its historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context, providing a visually lush journey through American history.This opulent volume starts with old-world traditions and goes up to date, examining key moments that had an impact on quilting culture--including Amish emigration, slavery and the Civil War, the Depression, new sewing technology, and the Bicentennial. More than 350 stunning images capture a rich variety of work created by people from all walks of life.
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The Weekend Crafter: Batik: 20 Beautiful Projects Using Simple Techniques The Weekend Crafter: Batik: 20 Beautiful Projects Using Simple Techniques
By Light, Diana
2004-05 - Lark Books (NC)
1579904947 Check Our Catalog

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Contemporary Dyecraft: Over 50 Tie-Dye Projects for Scarves, Dresses, T-Shirts and More Contemporary Dyecraft: Over 50 Tie-Dye Projects for Scarves, Dresses, T-Shirts and More
By Brummer, Melanie
Foreword by Fassier, Marianne
2010-09 - Firefly Books
9781554077298 Check Our Catalog

More than 50 stylish projects using the traditional tie-dye method. …More


Ultimate Crochet Bible: A Complete Reference with Step-By-Step Techniques Ultimate Crochet Bible: A Complete Reference with Step-By-Step Techniques
By Crowfoot, Jane
2010-09 - Collins & Brown
9781843405634 Check Our Catalog

The latest fashion magazines are full of crocheted pieces, but beginning stitchers looking to tap into the trend might not know where to start. "Ultimate Crochet Bible" is the ideal guide for anyone casting the first time, but is also the definitive reference for more experienced practitioners who just need to brush up on a technique. Filled with more than 400 images, it explains exactly how to create garments, jewelry, accessories, and more, from the basic chain stitch to finishing touches like a picot trim. Additional topics include creating texture, structure and shaping, color work, and embellishments. …More


The Felted Bag Book: 21 Simple Projects for Every Occasion The Felted Bag Book: 21 Simple Projects for Every Occasion
By Johns, Susie
2010-01 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312611538 Check Our Catalog


Widely adopted by crafters of all persuasions, felting uses wool, water, and soap to create a thick, strong, and durable material---perfect for making a long-lasting bag. Combining a number of different felting techniques---wet felting, knitted felting, crocheted felting, and recycling---here are twenty-one colorful projects for truly stunning and fashionable bags you'll want to use everyday. "The Felted Bag Book" also encourages your creativity with variations and ideas to adapt the projects to your individual style. In addition to felting, you learn how to embellish your bag with eye-catching motifs and trimming. The book starts with a section on the basics and covers different felting techniques, materials and tools required for each project. And with 250 full-color photographs and comprehensive step-by-step directions, these designs are as easy to create as they are gorgeous to look at! …More


Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn
By Casey, Maggie
2008-04 - Interweave Press
9781596680654 Check Our Catalog

For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of fiber for use, and crafting these materials into ready-to-work pieces. A final chapter on the various uses of spun yarn focuses on project planning, with definitions and context for measuring wraps per inch, determining yards for specific projects, and choosing a yarn size. …More


Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning
By Boeger, Lexi
2008-02 - Quarry Books
9781592533749 Check Our Catalog

"Intertwined" is an inspirational handbook for yarn lovers everywhere, created in an eye-popping, showcase style and packed with sparkling, full-color photos.
This book will be a delight to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that is growing by leaps and bounds. It captures all the excitement of experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns (whether you spin them or buy them at yarn boutiques), and a gallery of handmade creations. The book also features profiles, anecdotes, essays, and thoughts on fiber arts and the creative process. Contributors range from Alpaca farmers and cutting-edge spinners to well-known knitwear designers.
There is has been a resurgence in interest in spinning and in using one-of-a-kind yarns, particularly by the all new knitters and crocheters, and there are no other cutting-edge, inspiring books out there to satisfy this enthusiastic audience. …More


The New Book of Wedding Flowers: Simple & Stylish Arrangements for the Creative Bride The New Book of Wedding Flowers: Simple & Stylish Arrangements for the Creative Bride
By O'Sullivan, Joanne
2004-04 - Lark Books (NC)
1579904653 Check Our Catalog

With the help of this exquisite and instruction-filled guide, anyone can create gorgeous wedding arrangements with ease. It covers all the important points any designer must take into consideration: how to coordinate the flowers with the overall theme of the ceremony; where the arrangements will be needed, from personal boutonnieres to centerpieces at the reception; and how to work with a florist to get the blooms. Floral basics and how-to's range from important facts on color and composition to suggestions on bouquet shapes and their relation to the dresses. Most important are the various projects to duplicate exactly or use as a springboard, from lovely monochromatic themes to seasonal styles.
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50 Nifty Beaded Cards 50 Nifty Beaded Cards
By Rankin, Chris
2008-05 - Lark Books (NC)
9781600591464 Check Our Catalog

From the sparkle of delicate seed beads to the bold statement of a bright and singular bauble, beads offer endless creative potential. Combine them with the fun of handmade cards, and the sky's the limit! This entry in a new beginner-friendly, richly photographed series explains exactly how to pair the two crafts perfectly. Creating the cards requires only straightforward techniques, such as sewing, gluing, or wiring the beads--all thoroughly explained in a basics section--and most projects require just a few simple steps. Fashion a cheerful felt-and-bead card that doubles as a keepsake photo frame; a shimmering chandelier card that dazzles with pearls and crystals; and cute mini cards with fruit and flower themes. Every one is beautiful and easy to make!
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The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
By Cicale, Annie
2004-05 - Lark Books (NC)
1579904033 Check Our Catalog

A beautiful introduction to a popular art.
Thanks to the guidance of an experienced calligraphy teacher, anyone can add a touch of elegance to invitations, handwritten poems, and a variety of surfaces. Annie Cicale provides a complete, easy-to-follow course in the art of beautiful writing and an attractive resource filled with breathtaking images. She'll guide your pen as you master broad pen alphabets, including classic uncial, Roman and italic caps, as well as playful invented styles with added variations. Copy a historical letter technique, and understand the basics of layout, design, texture, and color. Seventeen projects include a traditional certificate with decorative contrasts and flourishes; journals and scrapbooks; and even a colorful silk-screened pillow.
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The Altered Book Scrapbook The Altered Book Scrapbook
By Ure, Susan
2006-05 - Chapelle
9781402713279 Check Our Catalog

Combine two of the hottest trends in crafts--altered books and scrapbooking--and you get an exciting technique that's sure to be a hit. Just take an existing volume and add embellishments until it's transformed into your own personal scrapbook. Susan Ure--a frequent guest on "The Christopher Lowell Show"--shows exactly how it's done, from choosing the right book to alter to creating a pleasing composition. Work from a variety of artists provides inspiration and ideas for materials and techniques--including metal, paper and cloth collage, lace, and beads. A sense of playfulness and creativity are all that's needed to get great results.
Susan Ure has authored several books, including "10-Minute Decorating," "Scrapbooking Your Vacations," and "The Portable Crafter: Beading," and has appeared on "The Christopher Lowell Show."
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Get Creative with Polymer Clay: 17 Step-By-Step Projects - Simple to Make, Stunning Results Get Creative with Polymer Clay: 17 Step-By-Step Projects - Simple to Make, Stunning Results
By Ralph, Emma
2006-04 - New Holland Australia(AU)
1843309866 Check Our Catalog

Use today's most versatile crafting material to produce an astonishing array of beautiful and useful gift items, decorations, and jewelry. One hundred and seventy-five color photos and illustrations show the flexible plastic material being worked into delightful wind chimes, picture frames, bracelets, gift tags, and much more--17 projects in all, with variations for countless others. All the tools, materials and methods of working the clay are detailed, along with professional tips for achieving consistently successful results. …More