Books for Crafty Librarians

Calling all crafty librarians! Here are some new books to help make your programming more creative:

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.

SIMPLE COLOR KNITTING: A Complete How-to-Knit-with-Color Workshop with 20 Projects
by Erika Knight

Striped scarves and sweaters. Multicolor throws. Color-blocked cushions. You’ll be able to make these and more in Knight’s new book, which teaches an essential repertoire of color-knitting skills, starting with simple stripe and Fair Isle patterns to creating more complicated intarsia motifs. Includes photography that showcases each of the 20 projects beautifully, supported with clear charts and illustrations.

Happy Crafting!

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