New Arrivals · Crafts

March 6, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Almost lost arts : traditional crafts and the artisans keeping them alive

March 5, 2020
Freidenrich, Emily, author.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2019]
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The meaning of making -- The globemakers -- The bookmender- The Zapotec dyers and weavers -- A tour of Harvard's Forbes pigment collection / Narayan Khandekar -- The caster -- The antiquarian horologist -- The wet plate photographers -- The wood type printers -- The cassette tape manufacturers -- The neon sign makers -- The image colorists -- The Goryeo celadon potter -- The enjarradora and adobe-builders -- The papermaker -- The Cypriot weaver -- The bronze casters -- The Kintsugi-shi -- The sign painters -- Ink warms my soul -- The woodcut printers -- The mapmaker -- The hatmakers.
Almost Lost Arts features the stories of 20 artisans who have devoted their lives to preserving traditional techniques. From globemakers and bookmenders to cassette tape manufacturers and neon sign makers, the profiled artisans represent a diverse mix of media, ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. Gorgeous photographs reveal these craftspeople's studios from places like Oaxaca, Kyoto, Milan, and Tennessee.

Lunch-hour patchwork : 15 easy-to-start (and finish!) projects.

March 4, 2020
Bothell, WA : Martingale, [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
With this fun project book, you can slide in time to sew every day-little by little during your lunch hour! Perfectly portable projects can be completed in as little as an hour or over just a few lunch hours during the week. Choose from pillows, small quilts, cute bags, and more--all beginner friendly, simple to start, and fast to finish. Whether lunchtime is spent at the office, on the road, or right at home, break up each busy day with some sublime stitching time!

The modern embroidery studio : 20 stylish designs to stitch, wear, and share

February 27, 2020
Holton, Lauren, author.
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"If you love all things handmade and you're looking to quench your creative thirst, this is the book for you. Now more than ever, we need to slow down, unplug, and make something with out hands. Embroidery requires patience and attention to detail, but this tactile experience gives back in a much larger way: it centers our minds, helps us feel recharged in our fast paced lives, and provides us with fabulous pieces of art to wear, share, or hang." -- Provided by publisher.

Quilt modern curves & bold stripes : 15 dynamic projects for all skill levels

February 21, 2020
Black, Heather, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Getting started -- Choosing fabrics and projects -- Tools -- Cutting techniques -- Piecing basics -- Sewing stripes -- Projects -- Patterns.
"Move beyond common circle-quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease. Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts. Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced."--from cover.

Machine sewing : 25 quick & easy projects to build your skills

February 12, 2020
Grabler-Crozier, Debbie von, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2020.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 pattern sheet (52 x 95 cm, folded to 26 x 19 cm)
Patterns on folded sheet in pocket.
Includes index.
Knowing your fabrics -- Using interfacing -- Applique & surface stitching -- Quilting & patching -- Haberdashery in focus -- Putting it all together.
Discover, or rekindle, a new passion in this learn-as-you-stitch practical course by sewing extraordinaire, blogger and writer, Debbie von Grabler-Crozier. Following her friendly, clear instructions, master the essential machine sewing skills you've always wanted to conquer while making something cute and useful for you and your home in the process - and all in a short space of time. 25 projects in total, broken down into different sections - fabric, interfacing, quilting, etc. - designed especially by Debbie to take you from the beginner to the confident sewist. Find the answers to those awkward sewing questions you were too afraid to ask - fabric grain, seam allowance, zipper feet, interfacing, free-motion embroidery, patching, quilting and more - and discover new techniques that will not only make machine sewing easier but give your designs that professional finish. A concise list of what you in your essential sewing kit included, along with advice on additional, useful items you can pick up on your sewing journey once you've gained a little more experience. Each project starts with a break-down of the method first, with helpful photography, so you are never thrown into the deep end! The standard pattern is then introduced, with Debbie's helpful tips in the margins, so you can familiarise yourself with the standard sewing pattern format -- Provided by the publisher.

Upcycling books : decorative objects

February 7, 2020
Rubio, Julia, author.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Originally published as: Upcycling books. Spain : Parramon Paidotribo, S.L., 2017.

Chunky knits : cozy hats, scarves and more made simple with extra-large yarn

February 5, 2020
Graciano, Alyssarhaye, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2020.
141 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Scarves : statement wraps and everyday wear for blizzards -- Cowls : quick infinity-style scarves for movers, shakers, and do-ers -- Beanies : from skullcaps to earflaps, hats for the whole family -- Furry friends : our pets need some handmade love, too -- Home : modern knits for cozying up indoors.

Modern quilt bible : over 100 techniques and design ideas for the modern quilter

February 5, 2020
Betts, Elizabeth (Quiltmaker), author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Learn how to create stunning modern quilts with the Modern Quilt Bible the ultimate reference guide to patchwork and quilting techniques. Author of Beginner's Guide to Quilting Liz Betts explains over 100 techniques used by designers to create eye-catching modern quilts. Try your hand at improv piecing, free motion quilting, playing with scale, curved piecing and much more. There are featured quilts from the world's best modern quilt designers and ten unique quilted projects using a range of modern quilt techniques so you can practice your new-found skills.-- Publisher's description.

Punched : techniques and projects for modern punch needle art

February 3, 2020
Schaat, Stacie, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Punch needle 101 -- Tools & materials -- Getting started -- Stitches & techniques -- Finishing techniques -- Design & experimentation -- The projects -- Frequently asked questions.
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.

Knitting magic : the official Harry Potter knitting pattern book

January 31, 2020
Gray, Tanis, author.
San Rafael, CA : Insight Editions, [2020]
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book -- deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter's guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies -- and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colors used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley's Christmas sweaters. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry." -- Provided by publisher.

More than enough : how one family cultivated a more abundant life through a year of practical minimalism

January 29, 2020
Anderson, Miranda (Lifestyle blogger), author.
xxiv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: The Challenge -- Part 2: Practical minimalism -- Part 3: Less Stuff -- Part 4: More adventure
As another year unfolded, lifestyle blogger and mom of three Miranda Anderson realized she felt weighed down by the mass of belongings her family had been accumulating. In an effort to pare down and cultivate a deeper sense of gratitude and abundance in their lives, she and her husband decided to embark on a minimalism challenge, where they would stop all unnecessary shopping for one year. It meant learning to use what they already had and being more creative. Less Stuff, More Adventure became their mantra as they focused on gaining enriching family moments and seeking personal development. Life became about only choosing what truly matters and simply disregarding the rest.

Shawls, wraps and scarves : 21 elegant & graceful hand-knit patterns

January 29, 2020
Harding, Louisa, author.
Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, Inc., 2020.
vii, 119 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Whether you are looking for a classic shawl, chic evening wrap, or simple scarf pattern, this pattern book by Louisa Harding, one of the world's most influential designers, will inspire you to create beautiful hand-knitted garments. Knitters of all skill levels will value the simple and delicate stitch patterns, which result in surprisingly sophisticated styles. More advanced knitters will appreciate the projects that introduce more complicated techniques involving lace, cable, and beading"-- Provided by publisher.

Elemental knits : a perennial knitwear collection

January 28, 2020
Spainhower, Courtney, author.
New York : Interweave, 2019.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Knitwear designer Courtney Spainhower can help craft an appearance that truly reflects your spirit with a collection of 20 knitting patterns designed to enhance your wardrobe year-round. Knit with intention, selecting patterns and fibers for their wearablity, versatility, and how they enhance your existing wardrobe. 20 patterns explore a range of knitting techniques with features suited to each season--texture and cables for autumn, allover patterning for winter, garter and lace for spring, and colorful accents for summer. Revel in gorgeous details that take these garments and accessories from functional to essential in a way that will have you wearing them year after year. s.

Macramé 2

January 28, 2020
Zedenius, Fanny, author.
London : Hardie Grant Quadrille, 2020.
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Homewares, accessories and more - how to take your knotting to the next level"--Cover.
"Swedish fibre artist Fanny Zedenius is back and ready to take your macramé further through a collection of 20 projects for beautifully designed homewares and wearables."--Back cover.

Macramé plant hangers : creative knotted crafts for your stylish home

January 23, 2020
Borja, Chrysteen, author.
190 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started -- Techniques and tips -- Projects.
Thirty projects with detailed photographs and instructions to construct patterns with various natural fibers, including cotton rope, felted wool, silk ribbon, jute, recycled fabric, and more. There are knotted projects suitable for bigger eight-inch pots, small four-inch pots, vintage bottles, and even air plants. Including a practical beginner’s section of knot basics; an introduction to weaving; customizable variations to add playful beads, funky fringes, and chic rope tassels to your macramé design for zwhimsyy; and a bonus chapter on special projects that mix macramé with a dash of weaving and earthy elements

Making peg dolls & more : toys which spin, fly and bring sweet dreams

January 17, 2020
Bloom, Margaret (Artisan), author.
Stroud : Hawthorn Press, 2014.
171 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm
Simple projects -- Toys that spin & fly -- Herbal comforts & more sewing projects.

Knit shawls & wraps in 1 week : 30 quick patterns to keep you cozy in style

January 15, 2020
Greene, Marie (Marie E.), author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2019.
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: Layering throughout the year -- AUTUMN -- Spiced ginger shawl -- Forest Grove shawl -- Applejack wrap -- Forager capelet -- Silver birch shawl -- Crackling fire wrap -- Harvest moon wrap -- Cider press shawl -- WINTER -- Winter solstice wrap -- Snow day shawl -- Early frost shawl -- Blizzard funnel wrap -- Glacier wrap -- Sugarplum shawl -- January morning shawl -- Fallen petals shawl -- Hibernate wrap -- SPRING & SUMMER -- Spring equinox wrap -- Walkabout shawlette -- May day shawl -- Puddlejumper shawl -- Darling bud wrap -- Thunderstorm shawl -- Berry patch shawlette -- MULTI-SEASON COWLS -- Sugarplum cowl -- Darling bud cowl -- Forager cowl -- Spice ginger cowl -- Glacier cowl -- Techniques -- Yarn resources.
"It's all about the layers in Marie Greene's new collection of 30 stylish, versatile shawls, wraps and cowls. Back from her must-have debut Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Marie has created gorgeous shawls that knit up in as little as 1 week and wear like a dream. Easy to memorize and portable, these patterns range from voluminous wraps to cute cowls, making it easy to enjoy the satisfaction of a finished project or last-minute gift, even when your knitting time is limited. With Marie's signature foolproof instructions, these patterns are perfect for advanced beginners and beyond. Whether you're looking for a light spring layer, a summer statement piece or a thick toasty shawl, you'll find a wide array of colors, shapes and yarn weights to complement your style, no matter the weather." -- Back cover.


January 15, 2020
Allen, Pam, 1949- author.
xiv, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Free Videos online!"--Cover
"A Wiley Brand"
Part 1. Getting started with knitting -- Part 2. Knitting primer -- Part 3. Techniques for the more experienced knitter -- Part 4. Making knitted garments -- Part 5. The part of tens.
Learn to: cast on, knit in the round, measure the gauge of a knitted piece, and more; master techniques with step-by-step instruction; practice your skills on projects and patterns included in the book; view step-by-step knitting demonstrations online"--Cover. This friendly, hands-on guide shows you how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you're just picking up needles for the first time or a seasoned veteran looking for advanced patterns.

Kraft-tex creations : sew 18 projects with vegan leather - print, stitch, paint & design

January 2, 2020
Conner, Lindsay, 1983- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2019]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm = 1 sheet of patterns.

Head-to-toe winter knits : 100 quick and easy accessories to knit

December 31, 2019
Russel, Monica, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2018.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
100 quick and easy winter knits from best-selling author and knitting designer Monica Russel.

Jorid's big book of Christmas knits : over 70 Scandinavian holiday patterns

December 30, 2019
Linvik, Jorid, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, 2019.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefy color) ; 27 cm
Originally published in Norwegian as Jorids Julestrikk.
Jorid Linvik, bestselling author of Big Book of Knitted Mittens and Big Book of Knitted Socks, is back with an all-new collection of patterns: over 70 projects bursting with holiday cheer! Including gifts and accessories of all sizes, from garments to home décor, plus toys, Christmas ornaments, and so much more--enough to keep knitters of all skill levels busy all year round. Whether you're a planner who preps for Christmas months in advance, or you're looking for a fast, fun gift at the last minute, the perfect pattern is waiting for you, with Jorid's trademark flair, color, and sense of style.

Knits for teens : 16 contemporary designs in Cascade Yarns for junior sizes 3 to 15

December 30, 2019
Gant, Lee, author, compiler.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2019]
vii, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Cabled red dress -- Cardigan coat -- Circle skirt -- Cropped top -- El Cielo sweater -- Francesca's cabled sweater -- Jade top -- Open-back sweater -- Pretty in pink -- Sarasota V-neck shirt -- Simple shift with two belts -- Reversible cabled brioche belt with button closure -- Twisted rib tie belt -- Summer dress -- Sunset and lace -- Top-down raglan sweater -- Woven stitch summer top -- Zip-up hoodie.
Teens have a unique fashion outlook, prizing both comfort and style, and the 16 pieces in this knitwear collection meet those high standards. The sweaters, jackets, dresses, tops, and skirts are all easy to wear, versatile pieces that will become instant favorites. A size range from Juniors 3 to 15 ensure a great fit for most teens. With lots of photos, the book looks like a magazine fashion spread - let your teen make their selections and then personalise with colour choice. All pieces are knit in Cascade Yarns, which have dozens of colours to choose from. Enjoy knitting something your teen will love--or maybe even teach her to knit it herself!

Wonder art workshop : creative child-led experiences for nurturing imagination, curiosity, and a love of learning

December 27, 2019
Haughey, Sally, author.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2020.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Taking stock for the wonder journey -- Preparing your wonder-based art space -- Watching for wonder -- Building wonder lands -- Noticing wonder -- Stirring up wonder.
"In Wonder Art Workshop, educator and educational development expert Sally Haughey shares her approach to hands-on, play-based learning with parents, teachers, and other facilitators, offering 25 activities that let your child take the lead in developing their own sense of intrinsic motivation to imagine, experiment, and discover. The author's wonder-based approach reflects and synthesizes several child-centered educational movements, including Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori. Become a catalyst for cultivating your child's curious mind through these steps and activities, which start with art and apply to other subjects, including science and literacy: Take stock for your wonder journey with helpful guidance on collecting materials, preparing a space, and nurturing the process while allowing children to make independent choices. Harness curiosity through a collection of sensory-based activities that use a variety of loose parts and other creative materials for open-ended play. Encourage experimentation by unleashing your child's inner alchemist with "potion trays" they can use to mix color, create fizzing concoctions, make play dough, and more. Unlock literacy play with activities that inspire children to imagine and create their own characters, structures, and landscapes. Give your children the precious gifts of wonder and curiosity and help them become the best they can be with Wonder Art Workshop"-- Provided by publisher.

Big yarn, beautiful lace knits : 20 shawls, hats, ponchos, and more in bulky yarn

December 23, 2019
Benson, Barbara, 1973- author.
v, 122 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Getting started with lace -- Techniques. Knitting in the round -- Cast on/bind off -- The patterns. Shoot the moon -- Asymmetrical balance -- Sparrow grass hat -- Rocinante -- Coefficient of modulation -- To warmly go -- Giant elves -- Teeter totter toque -- Cinches and ladders -- Signet throw -- Dash panel -- Une, deaux, trois -- Bonus stitch hat -- Drunk spider -- Shorty squiggle mitts -- Hearts in chains poncho -- Rupee slouch -- Avasarala -- Bitis shawl -- Iguaza falls.

Knits from the greenhouse : knitting for plant-based fibers

December 19, 2019
Bartlette, Cornelia, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, [2019]
151 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"The properties of plant-based yarns--cotton, linen, hemp, and others--are unique, naturally. They don't behave the same as wool yarns; to show off their best characteristics you need the right project. Knits from the Greenhouse is here to help you cultivate these fibers into beautiful finished designs."

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