Arts & Crafts Books for All Ages

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Updated July 13, 2023
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Go with the flow painting : step-by-step techniques for spontaneous effects in watercolor
Win, Ohn Mar
A new, spontaneous approach to watercolor that shows how to paint beautiful loose and expressive florals, fruits and vegetables, animals, travel motifs, and more in vibrant watercolor with touches of pen and ink.
Art lab for kids : 52 creative adventures in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper, and mixed media-for budding artists of all ages
Schwake, Susan.
A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist's own voice, marks, and style.
Kawaii crochet : 40 super cute crochet patterns for adorable amigurumi
Bradley, Melissa
Learn to crochet forty charming stuffed dolls that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.Hook up a rainbow kawaii goodness with this super-cute collection of forty amigurumi patterns from modern crochet designer Yarn Blossom Boutique. From three adorable peas in a pod, to a...
3D quilling : how to make 20 decorative flowers, fruit, and more from curled paper strips
Sahni, Vaishali Rastogi
Quilling--the art of creating eye-catching designs with curled strips of paper--is experiencing a revival. Simple, inexpensive supplies are all you need to get started making beautiful, free-standing sculptural flowers, animals, fruit, and more with quilled paper. The basic technique is easy to...
3D paper crafts for kids : 26 creative projects to make from A-Z
Drew, Helen (Author on handicraft)
Help young children learn and practice the alphabet while having fun with paper crafts! 3D Paper Crafts for Kids is an exciting and easy project guide that carefully illustrates how to create 26 charming projects from paper and other household items. Organized in alphabetical order, have fun...
Beginner's guide to kirigami : 24 skill-building projects using origami & papercrafting skills
Descamps, Ghylenn
An introduction to kirigami, a Japanese art that combines origami and papercutting, work through the 24 intricate designs that are accessible and easy to master for any crafter at any level. With beautiful photography, helpful diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for folding and cutting charming...
The ultimate fluid pouring & painting project book : inspiration and techniques for using alcohol inks, acrylics, resin, and more; create colorful paintings, resin coasters, agate slices, vases, vessels & more
Monteith, Jane
The Ultimate Fluid Pouring & Painting Project Book guides readers through several art techniques that result in a wide variety of 2D and 3D projects.
Crochet know-how : techniques and tips for all levels of skill from beginner to advanced
Clayton, Marie (Dressmaker)
A complete guide to the stitches, techniques and finishing touches that every crocheter needs to know. Whether you are just learning to crochet, or you are seldom separated from your hook and yarn, there will always be times when you need instruction--or just a reminder--on a...
How to crochet : learn the basic stitches and techniques
Delaney, Sara.
Get hooked on crochet and bring handcrafted charm to your home and wardrobe. Sara Delaney provides easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for joining, fastening off, selecting color schemes, and much more. Learn how to read crochet patterns and work a basic chain with single or double...
The knitter's dictionary : knitting know-how from A to Z
Atherley, Kate
From "alt" to "yrn," knitting patterns have a unique language of abbreviations and knitting techniques. The Knitter's Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quick-reference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled...
The knitter's stitch collection : a creative guide to the 300 knitting stitches you really need to know
Stanfield, Lesley
A fabulous collection of 300 brand new stitches and timeless classics to knit This is a creative guide to the 300 knitting stitches you really need to know, including brand new stitches and timeless classics. An invaluable resource of original stitch patterns, this collection is...
Woodburning workshop : essential techniques & creative projects for beginners
O'Reilly, Court
Learn to burn! Woodburning, also known as pyrography, is a craft on the rise and now you can learn how to get started with the expert advice in this book from the renowned wood artist, Court O'Reilly. The book starts with an introduction to the necessary tools and supplies. You'll learn...
Happy hand lettering : simple calligraphy techniques to bring your words to life
Wagner, Jen (Calligrapher)
Create a More Beautiful World with a Little Hand-Lettered Love! Messages from your own hand are an intimate and powerful means of expression and communication. Happy Hand Lettering offers you instruction and encouragement to begin creating beautifully written words right...
The complete photo guide to hand lettering & calligraphy : the essential reference for novice and expert letterers and calligraphers
Sy, Abbey
The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques.
Rock art! : painting and crafting with the humble pebble
Scicluna, Denise
Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature...
Creative lettering for kids : techniques and tips from top artists
Doh, Jenny
Techniques and tips from top artists! Hand lettering is a visually dynamic and accessible way to add textual elements to any type of craft, from journals to mixed-media art. Some of the most accomplished artists present their favorite lettering...
Collage your life : techniques, prompts, and inspiration for creative self-expression and visual storytelling
Mowinski, Melanie
Requiring minimal equipment--just scissors, glue, paper, and pens--collage is an accessible craft that offers limitless creative possibilities. Like meditation or journaling, making collage can be an avenue for self-reflection and artistic exploration. In Collage Your Life, artist and...
Creative resin : easy techniques for contemporary resin art
Winston-Hart, Mia
Resin craft is an exciting way to make jewellery and other accessories. Learn how to create everything from earrings to key rings with this definitive guide to resin craft. This collection of techniques will get you started on your resin journey even if you've never tried it before and, if...
Craft your own happy : a collection of 25 creative projects to craft your way to mindfulness
Ford, Becci Mai
Suitable for beginners - you don't need to be a crafting expert to make the projects in this book! Includes easy to follow instructions and free templates. Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you...
Creative alcohol inks : a step-by-step guide to achieving amazing effects
Mahlberg, Ashley
The newest addition to the Art for Modern Makers series, Creative Alcohol Inks explores the many artistic options of the popular painting and pouring medium, from the basics of handling, to layering and combining with other materials and mediums, to creating beautiful projects.
We love to sew : 28 pretty things to make : jewelry, headbands, softies, t-shirts, pillows, bags & more
Wrigley, Annabel
Introduce kids to the wonderful world of sewing with this imaginative how-to book. Thirty brilliant projects for young sewists showcase a fresh, modern style - each one is fully explained with step-by-step instructions, engaging photographs, and helpful tips. These super-cool projects - from...
Watercolor in nature : paint woodland wildlife and botanicals with 20 beginner-friendly projects
Haizlett, Rosalie
Capture the Natural World with Vibrant Works of Art Nature illustrator Rosalie Haizlett has hiked through countless forests with her sketchbook and watercolors, documenting the plants, animals and landscapes that she encounters. She has also taught tens of thousands of students to paint and...
Stitch camp : 18 crafty projects for kids & tweens
Blum, Nicole
In today's thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts....
Learn to paint in acrylics : with 50 small paintings
Nelson, Mark Daniel
Learn all you need to know about acrylic painting as you create 50 stunning mini paintings. Following an overview of painting fundamentals, illustrated step-by-step instructions accompanied by lessons on specific techniques lead your way. This unique book is a...
The art of paint pouring
VanEver, Amanda
Create beautiful artwork by pouring paint onto a canvas! Features step-by-step instructions and how-to projects for learning the fun, innovative, and creative paint-pouring technique.
Creative Acrylics : A Step-By-Step Beginner's Guide to Creating with Paint and Mediums - Create Paintings Filled with Color, Texture, Unique Effects and More!
Co Chua, Carla.
Creative Acrylics features the best beginner techniques for painting with acrylics, with lessons on painting vibrant florals, animals, landscapes, and still lifes and skill-building projects on a variety of surfaces.
Bead-making lab : 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire
Powers, Heather
Fill the year ahead with handcrafted beads that you can make yourself by following tutorials from Bead-Making Lab! Imagine a year in beads. We're talking 52 handmade varieties all handcrafted by you! Bead-Making Lab makes this bounty of bead making possible with...
Clay lab for kids : 52 projects to make, model, and mold with air-dry, polymer, and homemade clay
Stephens, Cassie
In Clay Lab for Kids focuses on kid-friendly clays - air-dry, home-made, and polymer - that are safe and easy to use at home or in the classroom; no kiln required.
The grown-up's guide to painting with kids : 20+ fun fluid art and messy paint projects for adults and kids to make together
McCully, Jennifer
The Grown-Up's Guide series features how-to projects, creative prompts, and crafting activities that will inspire you and your little ones to spend hours of messy fun together. Now you can learn the fun, trendy paint pouring technique--and teach your kids to do it too!
The grown-up's guide to crafting with kids : 25+ fun and easy craft projects to inspire you and the little ones in your life
Manning, Vicki
The ideal follow-up to the much-buzzed-about The Grown-Up's Guide to Making Art with Kids, The Grown-Up's Guide to Crafting with Kids features more tactile projects that will improve kids' fine motor and visual processing skills, in addition to...
The grown-up's guide to making art with kids : 25+ fun and easy projects to inspire you and the little ones in your life
Foster-Wilson, Lee
Make art and memories with the special kids in your life! Packed with how-to drawing and painting projects, creative prompts, and original crafting activities, The Grown-Up's Guide to Making Art with Kids will inspire you and your little ones to spend hours of creative fun...
Kicking glass : a creative guide to stained glass craft
Cooper, Neile
Creative and practical, Kicking Glass is a step-by-step guide for those wanting to practice the popular craft of stained glass. From simple suncatchers and boho lamps to exquisite 3D constructions and delicately-poised glass butterflies, experienced artist Neile Cooper...
Creative techniques for stained glass
Kennedy, Cliff
Discover new techniques for amazing stained glass creations Whether you're just getting started or are an experienced glass crafter seeking new ideas, this is the book for you. Creative Techniques for Stained Glass combines traditional stained glass approaches with the...
Tapestry weaving for beginners and beyond : create graphic woven art with this guide to painting with yarn
Carter, Kristin
Learn to weave your own stories and make personalised woven wall art with this guide to tapestry weaving.  A collection of wonderful woven hangings for you to build your tapestry weaving skills. Learn all the techniques you'll need to create your own woven tapestries with a unique,...
Weaving within reach : beautiful woven projects by hand or by loom
Weil, Anne
The resurgence of the '70s in fashion and home decor has brought about a new trend in crafting- weaving. Anne Weil gives macrame, basket weaving, and other weaving skills a makeover with beautiful photography and styling with projects that can be made on various easily sourced looms--and even some...
Watercolour lessons : how to paint and unwind in 20 tutorials
Lefebvre, Emma
A Watercolour How-To Book for the Whimsical Creative "I am brand new to watercolor and this book is exactly what I needed. Highly recommended." --Amazon review #1 Bestseller in Watercolor Painting, Plants & Animals, Mixed Media & Decorating ...
Galaxy watercolor : paint the universe with 30 awe-inspiring projects
Davis, Sosha
Popular galaxy watercolor subjects like the moon, planets and sky are brought much closer to home with Sosha Davis's eye-catching cosmic paintings that highlight her signature dreamy, ethereal style. Perfect for both beginners looking to learn the basics of watercolor painting and more experienced...
DIY tie-dye : step-by-step instructions for creating cool, colorful clothing and accessories : 35 easy projects for everyone!
Kundin, Heidi
30 step-by-step tie-dye projects with full color photos perfect for crafting fun at home! Add bursts of color and creativity to your days with simply sensational tie-dye! With 30 fun projects to choose from, everyone will find something they love. You can master the classic tie...
The chalk art handbook : how to create masterpieces on driveways and sidewalks and in playgrounds
Zinn, David
A comprehensive guide for chalk art creators! With so many searching for ways to have fun at home in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, chalk art has become a great way to do so while enjoying some fresh air. The Chalk Art Handbook offers budding artists a...
Eco-resin crafts : 30 hand-crafted projects for the home
Oliver, Hazel
Resin craft is a great way to make beautiful items for your home and gifts for yourself or others. Hazel Oliver is the name behind Badger & Birch, whose eco-friendly practices include using solvent free and non-toxic resin, and incorporating natural waste such as mussel and...
Kawaii resin & clay workshop : crafting super-cute charms, miniatures, figures, & more
Lee, Alex
From Alex Lee of popular YouTube channel and Instagram account PolymomoTea, Kawaii Resin and Clay Workshop presents tutorials for creating adorable jewelry and gifts with resin and polymer clay.
Woodworking with Resin: Tips, Techniques, and Projects
Meyers, Clayton.
Woodworking with Resin is a skill-building guide that offers more than 20 unique designs and 13 step-by-step scroll saw projects that all incorporate resin elements and progress in difficulty. Opening with insightful sections on the scroll saw and turning basics, applying patterns, avoiding common...
Macrame Jewellery : 20 Stylish Modern Projects Using Simple Knots
Strambio, Isabella.
Create 20 stunning, contemporary macramé jewelry pieces and accessories from bestseller Isabella Strambio. Publishers Weekly: "Macramé artist Strambio (Macramé for the Modern Home) shows how to create knotted jewelry in this chic guide... Those eager to try macramé would do...
Conscious Crafts: Whittling : 20 mindful makes to reconnect head, heart & hands
The Spoon, Barn.
Whittling (Conscious Crafts) is a contemporary craft book containing 20 simple wood whittling projects.
Man crafts : leather tooling, fly tying, ax whittling, and other cool things to do
As its servicemen returned home at the end of World War II, the US Army turned to Popular Mechanics to help them find new and lucrative occupations. A series of ten pamphlets was created, teaching skills that were "fun to do and profitable too." Reprinted here in...
Botanical Embroidery : 30 Effortless Designs That Showcase the Beauty of Nature
Schnucker, Maggie
Gorgeous, Nature-Inspired Projects for Embroidering Your Own Vibrant Garden Thread your way through 30 nature-themed motifs that will transport you from flowery fields and sun-drenched deserts to mossy forests, glorious gardens and beyond. With clear instructions and comprehensive step-by-step...
Creative Embroidery and Beyond : Inspiration, Tips, Techniques, and Projects from Three Professional Artists
Billingham, Jenny.
Practice the mindful art of hand embroidery with 18 gorgeous projects you can use to create home decor, upcycled clothing, and personalized gifts.
The Little Book of Flower Pressing: All the Basics Plus 11 Projects to Inspire You
Lazerges, Laëtitia
Preserve your sunny days and nature memories with beautiful pressed floral craft. Gilded herbariums, bold botanical frames, cutout abstracts, meditative mandala creations--each of the 11 projects here features detailed step-by-step photo instructions. Additional tips and tricks help you...
Dried flower embroidery : an introduction to the art of flowers on tulle
Prinku, Olga
Dried Flower Embroidery celebrates the craft of flowers on tulle. Discover how to create beautiful displays of your favourite everlasting blooms, grasses and foliage. Starting with the basics, Olga takes you step-by-step through how to master this craft - from techniques...
Sunny stitches : sweet & simple embroidery projects for absolute beginners
Johnston, Celeste (Embroidery expert)
A sweet & sunny way to learn embroidery! Stitch on the bright side with these sixteen adorable embroidery projects for absolute beginners and beyond! Written by popular fiber art designer and author Celeste Johnston, this book features uplifting projects that focus on positive messages,...
Bohemian macrame
Petiot, Gwenael
From colorful statement necklaces and bracelets to anklets and cuffs adorned with beautiful beads and stones, the 20 stunning pieces in Bohemian Macramé may look complicated--but they actually have a surprisingly simple construction. Full-color step-by-step images and...
Macram©? plant hangers : creative knotted crafts for your stylish home
Borja, Chrysteen
Adorn your cozy interiors with hand-woven knotted art and hanging plants. Are you a DIY home decorator or plant lover? We got you! Macramé plant hangers are the perfect little touch to accent your cozy, designer home. Macramé--the art of...
Nature macrame: 20+ stunning projects inspired by mountains, oceans, deserts, & more
Breuklander, Rachel.
Reconnect with Nature through Colorful Macramé CreationsBring the beauty of the natural world into your home as you knot your way through this captivating collection from visionary fiber artist Rachel Breuklander. Known in the macramé community for her unique color-blocked landscape wall hangings,...
One-day Macrame: A Beginner's Guide to Quick, Easy & Beautiful Hand-knotted Home Decor
Artigues, Mariela.
Stunning Macramé Artwork for Everyone Master the art of hand-knotting with this all-in-one guide to the beautiful macramé designs of your dreams. While the intricacy of macramé décor may appear daunting at first, artists Mariela and Carolina turn macramé into an easy and...
Punched : techniques and projects for modern punch needle art
Schaat, Stacie
Discover the primitive craft of punch needle as seen through the eyes of a contemporary artist giving the technique fresh, modern appeal. Yellow Spool's Stacie Schaat shares all you need to know to take a stab in Punched. With Stacie's guidance you'll learn- .Simple...
Caticorn crafts : 25 purr-fectly enchanted projects
Allen, Crystal
Get ready for a whole lot of fun with "purr-fectly meowgical" unicorn kitty crafts! What's better than a sweet fluffy kitten? A sweet fluffy kitten with a unicorn horn! From the creator of the website Hello Creative Family comes the ultimate book of caticorn crafts. Projects...
How to draw cute kawaii : in simple steps
Li, Yishan
Learn how to draw over 100 amazingly cute kawaii characters in just 8 easy steps--all from scratch! Anything can be drawn in the kawaii style, and Yishan Li is here to show you how in just a few simple steps. Choose from over 100 super-cute kawaii projects, including...
Kawaii doodle class : sketching super-cute tacos, sushi, clouds, flowers, monsters, cosmetics, and more
Khan, Zainab
Learn how to draw kawaii (cute!) with this how-to book full of charming food and drink items, elements from nature, doodle monsters, and more!
Kawaii craft life : super-cute projects for home, work & play
Caetano, Sosae
"Kawaii" is the Japanese word for "adorable," "cute," or "lovable" and has grown from a national trend to a worldwide phenomenon. Kawaii Craft Life takes advantage of this growing and popular movement, with a focus on embroidery, cross-stitch, and feltcraft. Featuring...
Crafting cute : polymer clay the Kawaii way : 50 fantastically fun projects
Banani, Dani
Crafting Cute presents step-by-step instructions for making 50 incredibly cute kawaii characters out of polymer clay.
Drawing chibi : learn how to draw kawaii people, animals, and other utterly cute stuff
Sondereker, Kierra
Learn how to draw adorable manga- and anime-style illustrations, including popular chibi onesies and adorable kawaii critters, with step-by-step instructions. Open your sketch book and begin to doodle and create in your favorite anime styles with this step-by-step drawing...
Needle felting dolls : a complete course in sculpting figures
Dace, Roz
From the authors of Needle Felting for Beginners, BEST CRAFT BOOK in The Craft Business Awards 2021, join the Woolly Felters on another needle felting adventure. "A top resource for needle felting and a wonderful addition to any crafts collection."Library Journal Starred...
Crochet amigurumi for every occasion : 21 easy projects to celebrate life's happy moments
Tiu, Justine
Crochet 21+ adorable amigurumi patterns created by The Woobles, as seen on Shark Tank! Crochet the Woobles way! Make the most adorable amigurumi including Pippa the Octopus, Sam the Sloth, and Cornelius the Bee-more than 20 patterns in all.  
Nature crafts : Japanese style plant & leaf projects
Miura, Yuji
Interior decorating just got a green thumb! Harness the beauty of plants, leaves and foliage--green decor--in this unique collection of 40 nature projects that are fun, easy and inexpensive to make. Six of Japan's leading floral and plant designers offer a range of ideas to turn...
Super simple pinecone projects : fun and easy crafts inspired by nature
Doudna, Kelly
Super Simple Pinecone Projects is full of fun crafts! Kids will discover how to create animals, flowers, bobbleheads and more with pinecones! All of the projects are super simple and super fun! Each project includes how-to-photos and easy instructions. Nurture a young readers' natural side by...
Plant craft : 30 projects that add natural style to your home
Atkinson, Caitlin
Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space!   Not everyone has a garden--but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired...
Pumpkin crafting : decorating projects and seasonal recipes
Rich, Jen
More than 100 creative ideas for carving, painting, and decorating your family's pumpkins! Spice up your porch, yard, and home with the lively, decorative pumpkins in Pumpkin Crafting! Included in this book are more than 100 ideas for carving, painting, and dressing...
Crayola outside crafts
Felix, Rebecca
Getting creative with nature is fun and colorful with these Crayola outdoor crafts! Easy to read instructions and detailed photos guide readers through making projects. A QR code for each project links to a digital landing page showing additional steps and photos.
Art workshops for children
Tullet, Herv©?
A guide to twelve children's art workshops by one of the world's most innovative facilitators and best-selling bookmakers. Art Workshops for Childrenis a guide for parents and teachers to organize and execute artistic workshops for children. 12 workshops are featured, each offering a list...
Paint pouring workshop : learn to create dazzling abstract art with acrylic pouring
Ferro, Marcy
Jump into the exciting world of paint pouring--and instantly create dazzling, abstract art--with this comprehensive how-to guide by the popular founder of the Mixed Media Girl YouTube channel.   Paint pouring--which involves using a free-flowing...
Craft lab for kids : 52 DIY projects to inspire, excite, and empower kids to create useful, beautiful handmade goods
Corfee, Stephanie
Through 52 fun, customisable crafts activities, Craft Lab for Kids promotes creativity and hands-on making for kids age 8 and up.
Washi tape crafts : 110 ways to decorate just about anything
Anderson, Amy
Create one-of-a-kind holiday stationery, decorate a double-walled tumbler mug, dress up those window blindsm whip up some easy party decor, and more! It can all be done wiht one not-so-secret ingredient: washi tape--the Japanese-style paper-based decorative masking tape that's hot on the...
Low-mess crafts for kids : 72 projects to create your own magical worlds
Chapman, Debbie
Messy crafts have met their match with these 72 creations that keep out the clutter and mess but pack in the fun and creativity When craft time rolls around, parents usually cringe at the thought of a creativity storm's aftermath. Glue, glitter, globs of paint - it all adds up to Mom and Dad...
The complete book of mixed media art : more than 200 fundamental mixed media concepts and techniques
Featuring a wide variety of mixed media techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, ephemera, encaustics, collaging, journaling, and more, The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art is the perfect resource for artists exploring the many ways they can expand their...
Creative watercolor : a step-by-step guide for beginners
Calderon, Ana Victoria
Through the step-by-step projects and tutorials of Creative Watercolor, you will learn to create simple, modern motifs and embellishments in this classic medium.
Concrete crafts : simple projects from jewelry to place settings, birdbaths to umbrella stands
Hedengren, Sania.
Pouring concrete doesn't have to be left to the professionals. Versatile, inexpensive, and easily casted, concrete is the perfect medium for crafters, tinkerers, and home improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and interior designers Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren reveal more than thirty of their...
Concrete creations : 45 easy-to-make gifts & accessories
Dawidowski, Marion
Over 45 elegant concrete designs for your beautiful, modern home with just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water, and a few items you can find around the house. Concrete is in. And no wonder: it's inexpensive, durable, and makes unique, stunning pieces with which to...
No-sew love : 50 fun projects to make without a needle and thread
Johnston, Ashley
Although Ashley Johnston is comfortable with a needle and thread -- and really enjoys making handmade items for her children and home -- she could certainly understand that sewing machines can strike fear and dread into the hearts of many crafters. The complicated machinery with the fussy parts as...
Fun with cork : 35 Do-It-Yourself projects for cork accessories, gifts, decorations, and much more!
Handrup, Jutta
Let yourself be fascinated by cork! Cork is so much more than just pin boards and trivet. Today, there are an incredible number of cork materials: fabrics, paper, construction paper and adhesive foils made from an absolutely sustainable natural product. Cult bloggers and...
Pinch your pottery : the art & craft of making pinch pots : 35 beautiful projects to hand-form from clay
Atkin, Jacqui
Learn how to master one of the most ancient yet simple and appealing ceramics techniques. Taught with a modern approach by a master potter, this amazing collection of pinched projects is the perfect place to start your new ceramics hobby or to explore new ways to shape clay as a...
From clay to kiln : a beginner's guide to the potter's wheel
Carey, Stuart
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...
Artisan air-dry clay: the beginner's guide to easy, inexpensive & stylish no-kiln pottery
Hostašová, Radka.
Learn to make beautiful projects with inexpensive air-dry clay! The process is easy, and the results are surprisingly stylish when you follow the tips, advice, and instruction from author and clay designer Radka Hostasová. Perfect for beginners, this book starts with an overview of the tools and...
Easy homemade pottery : make your own stylish decor using polymer and air-dry clay
Stone, Francesca
Creating amazing clay home décor doesn't require a pottery studio. Following DIY pro Francesca Stone's easy, step-by-step techniques for working with air-dry and polymer clay, readers can craft contemporary accents for every room. These clays are affordable and easy to find, and only a few tools are...
Paracord! : how to make the best bracelets, lanyards, key chains, buckles, and more
Mikkelsen, Todd.
In Paracord!, you'll find step-by-step instructions to take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a color photo that clearly illustrates the process. Todd Mikkelsen's Paracord! offers a diverse collection of projects that utilize parachute cords-...
Creative soldered jewelry & accessories : 20+ earrings, necklaces, bracelets & more
Bluhm, Lisa
Lisa Bluhm's first book, Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories, was a huge success. Now she's back with more than 20 trendy new projects and the hottest techniques. Thanks to a robust basics section crafters will easily master the fundamentals of using either a soldering torch or...
Metalsmith Society's guide to jewelry making : tips, techniques & tutorials for soldering silver, stonesetting & beyond
Bolton, Corkie
Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Skills as an Artisan Jeweler Metalsmith Society's Guide to Jewelry Making is the ultimate handbook to get you started on your jewelry-making journey. Corkie Bolton, jeweler extraordinaire and founder of Metalsmith Society, has compiled...
Simple soldering : a beginner's guide to jewelry making
Richbourg, Kate Ferrant.
Metalworking is generally regarded as a skill that takes years of dedication, requires a large studio space, and costs a lot of money. Fortunately, Simple Soldering proves that does not need to be the case. This handy how-to guide is complete in its exploration of the craft of creating...
Knot Bad Amigurumi : Learn Crochet Stitches and Techniques to Create Cute Creatures with 25 Easy Patterns
Green-Hite, Vincent.
A treasure of adorable, unique amigurumi patterns that includes step -by-step stitch and assembly instructions, tips and tricks for embroidering cute faces, and ideas for personalizing designs.
Oil Pastel Masterpieces in 4 Easy Steps : 50 Beginner-Friendly Projects Anyone Can Do
Koliadych, Anna.
Breathtaking, Vibrant, Simple--Your Must-Have Guide to Everything Oil PastelsMaster the art of creating stunning oil pastel drawings under the guidance of Anna Koliadych, the creator of DearAnnArt and the bestselling author of 15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces. Let her walk you through 50 gorgeous,...
Playing with paints : acrylics : 100 prompts, projects, and playful activities
Burden, Courtney
Break the rules and explore acrylic paint in a free and fun way. This book encourages you to get over the fear of the blank canvas and the anxiety over the outcome so you can focus on the process of painting and the pure joy of creating. Whether you're a novice who doesn't know how to get started or...
One-Hour Amigurumi : 40 Cute & Quick Crochet Patterns with Minimal Sewing
Morita-Hu, Melanie.
Fast and Fun Projects for Charming Crochet PlushesMelanie Morita-Hu, author of the hit book Hooked on Amigurumi, is back with 40 more delightful designs that come together in a flash! These adorably addictive patterns require minimal to no sewing, making them perfect for beginners or for a quick and...
Modern Calligraphy : Learn the Beautiful Art of Brush Lettering
Ramos, Maricar Concepcion.
Learn the art of brush lettering with Modern Calligraphy, a step-by-step guide to making personalized, hand-lettered artwork.
The gift of calligraphy : a modern approach to hand lettering with 25 projects to give & to keep
Imasa-Stukuls, Maybelle
An easy-to-follow guide to learning the art of calligraphy, with 25 gorgeously photographed projects that use calligraphy to make beautiful gifts and home decor. Calligraphy and hand lettering have surged in popularity as people rediscover traditional handicrafts as a creative...
The art of knitting hats : 30 easy-to-follow patterns to create your own colorwork masterpieces
Flynn, Courtney
Express Yourself with Vibrant, Unique Colorwork Hat Patterns Let your inner artist shine with these 30 fun and inspired knitwear designs. Courtney Flynn, founder of flynnknit, shares her secrets to creating impressive hats that make a statement. Pair bold motifs such as stripes, zig zags, hearts and...

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