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Get Crafty

Explore an new hobby with our amazing crafting collection.

Crafting calm : projects and practices for creativity and contemplation by Maggie Oman Shannon

Explains how creative activity can become an integral part of a spiritual practice, with suggestions for forty handicraft projects which can be done with mindfulness and have emotional and physical benefits.

Hooked : how crafting saved my life by Sutton Foster

In these intimate stories and reflections about how crafting has kept her sane while navigating the highs and lows of family, love, and show business, Tony Award-winner and the star of TV's Younger Sutton Foster shares memorable moments - including her fraught relationship with her agoraphobic mother; a painful divorce splashed on the pages of the tabloids; her struggles with fertility; the thrills she found on the stage; her breakout TV role in Younger; and the joy of adopting her daughter, Emily. Accompanying the stories, Sutton has included crochet patterns, recipes, and so much more

The making it guide to crafting by Liz Welker

A compendium of crafting inspiration and instruction by the creators of Making It. Features photography from seasons one and two and projects inspired by the episode challenges

Arm knitting : 30 no-needle projects for you and your home.

Circular knitting workshop : essential techniques to master knitting in the round by Margaret (Margaret K Radcliffe

The new terrarium : creating beautiful displays for plants and nature by Tovah Martin

On the go bags : 15 handmade purses, totes & organizers : unique projects to sew from today's modern designers by Lindsay Conner

Printing by hand : a modern guide to printing with handmade stamps, stencils, and silk screens by Lena Corwin

Painting with wool : 16 artful projects to needle felt by Dani Ives

Craft your own happy : a collection of 25 creative projects to craft your way to mindfulness by Becci Mai Ford

"Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you need a bit of self-care and relaxation time.Do you ever feel like you spend too much of your day staring at screens, feeling anxious or stressed out? If the answer is yes - then you need this book! The cute colorful projects have all been designed with the feel-good-factor in mind. Crafting can help to take you away from the worries and pressures of your daily life, and give you back thosemoments of slowness and focus which can help to reduce anxiety.Unlike other craft books, this is a book that you can dip into and find projects based upon how you are feeling. So you can craft to suit your mood! There are 25 beginner friendly projects tochoose from including cross stitching, embroidery, paper craft and more..."--

Mini hoop embroideries : over 60 little masterpieces to stitch and wear by Sonia Lyne

Stitch and paint dozens of different embroidery designs in these cute mini embroidery hoops by Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne(TM)! Following the simple instructions inside, create 20 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles - from classic embroidered flowers and applique animals, to abstract stitch'n'paint shapes and tasselled creatures. Then, proudly frame your stitch art and turn it into wearable jewellery, necklaces, brooches and more

Bibliocraft : a modern crafter's guide to using library resources to jumpstart creative projects by Jessica Pigza

Encourages using the library as a source of both creative inspiration and materials for handicraft projects, showcasing the projects from celebrated designers, including watermark pillows, cyanotype throws, and cartouche embroidery.

Sewing green: projects and ideas for stitching with organic, repurposed, and recycled fabrics : plus tips and resources for earth-friendly stitching by Betz White

By its nature, do-it-yourself sewing is environmentally friendly. In Sewing Green, Betz White takes stitching to an even higher level of sustainability, presenting 25 projects made from organic cloth and 'repurposed' thrift-store and back-of-the-closet finds and organic fabrics.

The art of resin jewelry : layering, casting, and mixed media techniques for creating vintage to contemporary designs by Sherri Haab

Crochet magical creatures : 20 easy amigurumi patterns by Drew (Crochet designer) Hill

Learn about amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed toys and use it to make a collection of cute magical creatures. Includes easy patterns. Learn about the tools, review the basics, and jump into easy patterns

Crafting with digital cutting machines : machines, materials, designs, and projects by Libby Ashcraft

"Perfect for sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, and a variety of other arts and crafts, digital cutting machines are changing the way people enjoy their favorite hobbies--and this complete how-to manual is here to help! With overviews on the top three brands--Cricut, Silhouette, and Brother--clear instructions for cutting different materials, technique tutorials, handy hacks, unique fabric-based step-by-step projects, and so much more. Crafting with Digital Cutting Machines will help you make the most of your machine!"--

Oneskein : 30 quick projects to knit and crochet by Leigh Radford

Tiny stitches : buttons, badges, patches, and pins to embroider by Irem Yazici

Quilting with a modern slant : people, patterns, and techniques inspiring the Modern Quilt Community by Rachel (Rachel Suzanne) May

Profiles more than seventy modern quilters, offering step-by-step instructions on their techniques and quilting projects.

Pure soapmaking : how to create nourishing, natural skin care soaps by Anne-Marie Faiola

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