New Arrivals · Crafts

May 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

That handmade touch : 20 simple sewing projects for you and your home

May 14, 2019
Sotak, Svetlana, author.
Pleasanton, CA : Lucky Spool Media, 2019.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Instructions for sewing 20 everyday essentials through the use of thoughtful fabrics, clean patchwork and precise construction techniques.

Kawaii craft life : super-cute projects for home, work & play

May 13, 2019
Caetano, Sosae, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, 2019.
188 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Feltcraft -- Counted cross-stitch -- Embroidery.
"Kawaii Craft Life is a first-of-its-kind needlecraft book featuring 35 super-cute projects to decorate the home or give as gifts. Now you can add an adorable kawaii touch to your home, dorm room, or office with this charming collection of feltcraft, cross-stitch, and embroidery projects." --Provided by publisher.

A craftsman's legacy : why working with our hands gives us meaning

May 2, 2019
Gorges, Eric, author.
244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction: from our hands -- The battle for perfection -- Tearing up floors -- Focus -- Forethought -- Sacrifice -- Falling for bikes -- Respect -- The give and take -- Underwater -- Finding peace -- Discovery -- Tradition -- Shrinking the world -- Legacy -- Individuality -- A special kind of stupid -- Connection -- Purpose -- A craftsman's legacy -- Conclusion: Day one -- Appendix: featured craftsmen.
"The host of PBS's A Craftsman's Legacy makes the case that the craftsman's way--the philosophy, the skills, and the mindset--can provide a blueprint for all of us in our increasingly hurried, disposable world. In this book he tells the stories and shares the collective wisdom of these modern-day makers while also celebrating the culture of all craftsmen"-- Provided by publisher.

Every tool's a hammer : life is what you make it

May 2, 2019
Savage, Adam, author.
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Every Tool's a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It's an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it's also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you're interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you. Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and breaking, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop's worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer -- don't wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don't have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever's handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance -- making is messy and filled with screwups, but that's okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid -- it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it's a reminder to slow down and reduce the friction in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue -- mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects. This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations. I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and -- most of all -- enjoy the thrills of being a creator." -- Provided by publisher.

Hoop dreams : modern hand embroidery

May 1, 2019
Morgan, Cristin, author.
New York, NY : Abrams, 2018.
128 pages : illustration (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Meet Cristin -- Tools and materials -- Just hoops: "Hello" hoop ; Confetti hoop ; Wildflowers hoop ; Rainbow hoop ; Monogram hoop ; Buzzing bees hoop ; Peace and nail polish hoop ; Finishing your hoop -- For your home: Letter flag banner ; Wink pillow ; Cactus cloth napkins ; Striped plant cozy ; Framed fern -- For you: Floral jacket ; Heart collar ; Watermelon sunglasses case ; Felt floral pins ; Pattern-play pendant ; Tote bag with pom-pom charm ; Zippered makeup case ; Hand and needle patch -- Techniques and stitch directory: Basic techniques ; Stitch directory ; Straight stitch ; Split stitch ; Granitos stitch ; French knot ; Stem stitch ; Long and short stitch ; Satin stitch ; Back stitch ; Running stitch ; Fern stitch ; Chain stitch ; Woven wheel stitch -- Templates.
"20 beautiful projects and inspiring templates"--Cover.

Woodworking : 41 projects : the complete step-by-step guide to skills, techniques, and projects.

April 25, 2019
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc., [2019]
448 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Welcome to woodworking -- Workshop essentials -- Woodworking tools & skills -- Projects.
"Contains general instructions and information regarding the craft of woodworking. Also includes over 40 step-by-step projects for around the home"-- Provided by the publisher.

Beyond the battlefield : 15 scrappy Civil War quilts

April 24, 2019
Etherington, Mary Tendall, 1948- author.
Bothell, WA, USA : Martingale, [2019]
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm

Step back in time : turn reproduction prints into vintage-inspired quilts

April 24, 2019
Barnes, Paula, author.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2019]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Blue Ridge Mountains -- Wild Rose -- Wooden ships -- Harvey girls -- Heroes of the past -- The quilting bee -- Mary's quilt -- Garden path -- Potato chip stars -- Kentucky baskets -- A house divided -- Smithson's legacy -- Pioneer life -- Quiltmaking basics.
"More beautiful quilt patterns featuring reproduction prints from Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts. Each pattern was inspired by a vintage quilt block"-- Provided by publisher.

Seasons of wool appliqué folk art : celebrate Americana with 12 projects to stitch

April 17, 2019
Smith, Rebekah L. (Rebekah Leigh), 1971- author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, [2017]
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
The author presents a treasure trove of 12 seasonal wool applique projects, with three for each season. Her Americana aesthetic, although very true to early decorative arts, would look great in many homes today. Presented in a lovely antique colour palette, these simple and elegant projects include a journal cover, cushion cover, wallhangings, storage boxes, table rug and more, perfect for your home or to give as gifts. Includes a basics chapter and an updated chapter on the collection, storage and use of wool.

Organic appliqué : creative hand-stitching ideas and techniques

April 10, 2019
Doughty, Kathy, author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, [2019]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Seeking interest -- Making it happen -- Design and layout -- Projects -- Arrival -- Stolen moments -- Surrounding stars -- Folk art heart -- Over grown -- Spring pots -- Organic churn dash -- Boro collage -- Black bird fly : a design exercise.
"Material Obsession's Kathy Doughty takes the reader through her signature design and fabric selection process as well as provides step-by-step instructions for traditional needle-turn appliqué, Broderie Perse, Boro-style appliqué, paper piecing, hand quilting, and other techniques. The book includes 8 projects with full-size patterns as well as a design exercise that gives the readers valuable advice on how to pursue their own quilt designs"-- Provided by publisher.

On a roll : 14 quilts that start with 2 1/2" strips

April 9, 2019
Alexander, Lissa.
Bothell, WA : Martingale, 2019.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

Beaded embroidery stitching : 125 stitches to embellish with beads, buttons, charms, bead weaving & more; 8+ projects

April 2, 2019
Brown, Christen (Christen Joan), author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2019]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

A beginner's guide to intarsia knitting : 11 simple inspiring projects with easy to follow steps

April 2, 2019
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2019.
96 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This clear and simple book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the art of knitting with different coloured yarns. It guides you effortlessly through the process of choosing colours, preparing yarn bobbins and working out yarn quantities through to the basic intarsia techniques such as joining in new colours and working from charts.

100 knits : Interweave's ultimate pattern collection

March 28, 2019
Blue Ash, OH : Interweave, an imprint of F+W Media Inc., 2018.
511 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Hats & socks -- Scarves, cowls, shawls & wraps -- Cardigans -- Pullovers -- Tanks & tees.
"From hats to shawls, cardigans to tanks and tees, explore a massive variety of Interweave's most popular knitting patterns all in one source! In this ultimate knitting pattern collection you'll discover: Expansive collection of Interweave's most coveted knitted sweater patterns together for the first time. From shawls, scarves and cowls, to socks and hats, you'll be covered head to toe in our trendiest accessory patterns." --Provided by publisher.

Yarn substitution made easy : matching the right yarn to any knitting pattern

March 26, 2019
Sulcoski, Carol, 1965- author.
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
A comprehensive guide to learn to evaluate the types of yarns and patterns that are best suited for each other when changing the yarn in knitting patterns.

Step-by-step texture quilting : 65 new free-motion & walking-foot designs

March 26, 2019
Cameli, Christina, 1976- author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2019]
110 pages : illustations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"65 textural quilting designs and 10 variations, plus lessons in how textures enhance a quilt"-- Provided by publisher.

Coffeehouse knits : knitting patterns and essays with robust flavor.

March 11, 2019
143 pages : color illustrations; 26 cm
"Coffeehouse Knits is a stimulating collection of knitwear with an extra shot of something special. 20 patterns that range in skill level from advanced beginner to intermediate--Simple touches evoke the idea of everyone's favorite drink, from steaming swirls around a sweater yoke to coffee bean inspired motifs; Stirring essays from knitters explore community, connection, and caffeine. Pour yourself another cup and settle in with Coffeehouse Knits."--Provided by publisher.

In miniature : how small things illuminate the world

March 7, 2019
Garfield, Simon, author.
323 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Canongate Books Limited.--Title page verso.
"Tiny Eiffel Towers. Platoons of brave toy soldiers. A doll’s house created for a Queen. Diminutive crime scenes crafted to catch a killer. Model villages and miniscule railways. These are just a few of the objects you will discover in the pages of In Miniature. Bringing together history, psychology, art, and obsession, Garfield explores what fuels the strong appeal of miniature objects among collectors, modelers, and fans. The toys we enjoy as children invest us with a rare power at a young age, conferring on us a taste of adult-sized authority. For some, the desire to play with small things becomes a desire to make small things. We live in a vast and uncertain world, and controlling just a tiny, scaled-down part of it restores our sense of order and worth. As it explores flea circuses, microscopic food, ancient tombs, and the Vegas Strip, In Miniature changes the way we perceive our surroundings, encouraging all of us to find greatness in the smallest of things."

10 easy stitches : embroider 30+ unexpected projects

March 4, 2019
Burstein, Alicia, 1981- author.
Lafayette, CA : C &T Publishing, [2019]
111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + pattern pages 24 x 18 cm folded

Color wheel knits : knits for hand dyed yarns

March 4, 2019
Välimäki, Veera, author
146 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
"Translated by the author from her book Lankaleikki: neuleita käsinvärjätyistä"--Colophon.

The step-by-step guide to 200 crochet stitches

February 27, 2019
Todhunter, Tracey, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Directory of stitches. Basic stitches ; Fans and shells ; Clusters, puffs, and popcorns ; Spike stitches ; Raised stitches ; Mesh and filet ; Lace and openwork ; Waves and chevrons ; Textured stitches ; Tunisian stitches ; Colorwork ; Edgings -- Crochet skills.
You'll learn essential crochet skills, such as changing color, fastening off, and forming basic stitches. Each stitch is accessible with written, charted, and step-by-step photo instructions that clearly explain where the yarn goes each step of the way. Plus, large finished swatches in eye-catching colors show off the beauty of each stitch inspiring your hook through the entire book.-- Amazon.

Cute needle felted animal friends : adorable cats, dogs and other pets

February 25, 2019
Susa, Sachiko, author.
96 pages : color photographs ; 26 cm
"Cute Needle Felted Animal Friends shows you how to create lifelike felted figures that remind you of the pets you love--using a little wool roving, a felting needle, and a few basic tools and techniques. Even more than this, it shows you how to capture their adorable expressions when they're playing hard, napping, or just happy to see you. A sweetly cocked head, perky ears, and a tail that makes you think it's actually wagging--the charm of these miniature figures is all in the details! Easy step-by-step instructions and photos show you how to make the basic shapes and components, then how to add details like long or curly hair, spines, and stripes, as well as little faces that are utterly irresistible. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to portray the unique poses and expressions of beloved pets from your own life."--Publisher's website.

Martin Storey's easy cable & Aran knits : 26 projects with a modern twist

February 22, 2019
Storey, Martin, 1958- author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2018.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"If you're ready to take the plunge into cable knitting, then this book is for you! This stunning collection features 26 beautifully traditional cable and Aran knitting patterns with a modern twist: luxurious designs with all the delight of classic textured cable patterns and Martin Storey's trademark contemporary appeal. This book is a must-have for your pattern stash, with a versatile range of garments, from scarves, hats, and mittens to sweaters and shrugs, varying in difficulty from simple to challenging--everything you need to get you crafting eye-catching textured knits!"--Provided by publisher.

Quilt with Tula & Angela : a start-to-finish guide to piecing and quilting using color and shape : 17 quilt patterns and 47 quilting motifs

February 22, 2019
Pink, Tula, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Fons & Porter, [2016]
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Guardians of the past, guides to the future / Tula pink -- It's not a quilt until it's quilted / Angela walters -- Building a quilt. Piecing 101 / Tula Pink -- Get ready to quilt! / Angela Walters -- Red. Total eclipse quilt -- Quilting with the piecing as a guide -- Partial eclipse alternate block -- Quilting with contrast -- Orange. Ikat moth quilt -- Quilting organic shapes -- Yellow. Woven sunshine quilt -- Quilting waves -- Warm. Future flower garden quilt -- Quilting 3D shapes -- The tumbler quilt -- Quilting in different densities -- Green. The big hex quilt -- Quilting triangle blocks -- The mini hex quilt -- Quilting hexagon blocks -- Blue. Plus one quilt -- Quilting secondary patterns -- Purple. Sugar skulls quilt -- Quilting with personality -- Single sugar skull mini quilt -- Quilting simple -- Cool. Patina quilt -- Quilting with straight lines -- Black and gray. Humble origins quilt -- Quilting between the dots -- Interrupted log cabin quilt -- Quilting geometries -- Rainbow. Ginger blossoms quilt -- Quilting frames -- Ghost blossoms quilt -- Quilting oversized blocks -- The hood quilt -- Quilting in the details -- Glossary and resources -- Making bias binding.
Known for her cool, innovative style, Tula Pink will inspire you to toss your mundane color wheel and commit to her signature approach. Angela Walters creates the complementary finish and surface texture for each design, resulting in the perfect marriage of color and style for each of the featured 17 quilt projects.

DIY for dog lovers : 36 paw-some canine crafts

February 22, 2019
Roberts, Kat, author.
xi, 115 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

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