Articles tagged "crochet"
Looking for new activities for your library’s craft-ernoon? Look no further than these new books from St. Martin’s Griffin:
200 FUN THINGS TO CROCHET: Decorative Flowers, Leaves, Bugs, Butterflies, and More! by Lesley Stanfield, Betty Barnden, Jessica Polka, Kristin Nicholas & Victoria Lyle
This irresistible collection of cute little crochet projects for all levels of ability are inspired by nature, quick to make, use hardly any yarn, and are perfect to use as stylish embellishments or give away as gifts!
200 FUN THINGS TO KNIT: Decorative Flowers, Leaves, Bugs, Butterflies, and More! by Jessica Polka, Kristin Nicholas, Lesley Stanfield & Victoria Lyle
If you prefer to knit, choose from any of these 200 delightful small projects inspired by nature (knitted flowers, birds, bugs, leaves, and even sea creatures!) that are suitable for all skill levels.
MAKE YOUR OWN NAIL DECALS: Create Easy Waterslide Decals and Stickers for Your Digits by Janelle Estep
Want amazing nails without messy nail polish or spending a fortune on manicures? Janelle Estep of fashion blog Elle & Ish shares everything you need to design, create, and apply your own waterslide nail decals at home. The book includes dozens of templates to scan, designs to color and embellish, advice for creating your own look digitally or by hand, as well as photographic step-by-step tutorials showing exactly how to apply and embellish designs.
Calling all crafty librarians! Here are some new books to help make your programming more creative:
150 ALL-TIME FAVORITE CROCHET BLOCKS by Sarah Hazell
This gorgeous collection of classic crochet blocks highlights several patterns (including the iconic granny square in many variations), and provides tips on how to select yarn and color combinations. Each block is flagged by skill level, accompanied by a short description focusing on its special features and characteristics, as well as charted and row-by-row instructions. Perfect for beginners and advanced crocheters.
BEAD-OPEDIA: The Only Beading Reference You’ll Ever Need by Kerrie Berrie
This easy-to-use, comprehensive guide to everything beading gives users the know-how to create gorgeous jewelry and accessories. The book covers the basics, plus intermediate and more advanced beading and knotting techniques (all with step-by-step instructions and clear images), along with 25 projects that utilize the latest and most popular beading techniques.
MAGICAL SHETLAND LACE SHAWLS TO KNIT: Feather Soft and Incredibly Light, 15 Great Patterns and Full Instructions by Elizabeth Lovick
Learn to knit feather soft and beautifully warm Shetland lace shawls in this book which features full and complete patterns and instructions for 15 shawls that range from mini-wraps for beginners right up to a light-as-air wedding stole. readmoreremove
Jump start your homemade holiday gifts with these 3 titles:
100 COLORFUL RIPPLE STITCHES TO CROCHET: 50 Original Stitches & 50 Fabulous Colorways for Blankets and Throws by Leonie Morgan
In this wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide with simple to advanced patterns, making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colors and textures has never been easier. Perfect for blankets, throws, and accessories or anything you want to put a zig-zag, ripple, and/or wave on.
50 RIBBON ROSETTES & BOWS TO MAKE: For Perfectly Wrapped Gifts, Gorgeous Hair Clips, Beautiful Corsages, and Decorative Fun! by Deanna Csomo McCool
Ribbons… they’re not just for dancing! With detailed instructions for beginners to advanced crafters and stunning photos for projects such as decorative bows, jewelry, and super hair accessories, McCool’s book also explains the different types of ribbon and the tools needed for your project.
THE SEWING MACHINE EMBROIDERER’S BIBLE: Get the Most from Your Machine with Embroidery Designs and Inbuilt Decorative Stitches by Liz Keegan
Sewing machines can seem really complicated—what is that stitch even for? Thankfully Keegan deciphers the mystery of the embroidery function on your machine and shares details about the types and formats of available embroidery designs, how to stabilize your fabric, which threads and needles to use to get the best results, and how to use the patterns creatively for stunning results.