New Arrivals · Crafts

August 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

200 embroidered flowers : hand embroidery stitches and projects for flowers, leaves and foliage

August 16, 2018
Gula, Kristen, author.
Blue Ash, OH : Sewandso, 2018.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Learn how to stitch all your favourite flowers, leaves and foliage, with this is collection of tutorials for 200 embroidered flowers and foliage. Discover how to stitch beautiful blooms including roses, daisies, daffodils, pansies and buttercups as well as more exotic blooms.

Travels with Foxfire : stories of people, passions, and practices from Southern Appalachia

August 16, 2018
Hudgins, Phil, compiler, interviewer.
xv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The way it was. The family farm: the story of Mama & Papa Hudgins ; Moonshining days: stories from James Speed's life making illegal liquor ; How stock car racing started: Dawson County folks talk about the precursor to NASCAR ; Drive-in movie theaters: an American icon, reborn ; Water dowsers: the ancient art of finding underground water ; Outhouses: an interview with "priviologist" Mary Frazier Long ; Appalachia on television: the story of Heartland ; Georgia: First in flight!: the story of Micajah Clark Dyer -- Arts and herbs. Doctoring with herbs: the story of Eve Miranda, medicine woman ; Wild ginseng: interviews with four men who still hunt it the right way ; How to turn junk into art: an interview with Jane Taylor ; Artist, flint knapper, fiddle and banjo player, and naturalist: an interview with Joseph "Doc" Johnson -- Food fit to eat. Dishin' up love: interview with Lazell Vinson ; Joseph Dabney: winning the James Beard Cookbook of the Year award ; Peach grower Dori Sanders of South Carolina: recipe from her cookbook -- A sense of community. On artistry, ancestry, and African Americans: an interview with Ann Miller Woodford ; Keeping the land and the history: stories from Wayne County, Kentucky ; Forming the Great Smokey Mountains National Park: the story of Glenn Cardwell of Pittman Centers, Tennessee ; The lone Commissioner of Lumpkin County: the life of J.B. Jones -- The great outdoors. Catching violators of game and fish laws: stories from Calvin Stewart ; Turkey hunting: the turkey-hunting tales of three Georgians ; Legendary bear hunters from the old school: tales of bear hunting in Rabun county -- Where music dwells. Music in southern Appalachia: bluegrass, country, and shape note singing ; Grounded in folk tradition: the story of Hedy West ; Lillie Mulkey West: inspiring anew generation of folk singers ; John Jarrard and Bruce Burch: writers of country music ; Southern gospel singing: still a favorite for many ; Lighter moments from gospel groups: the Lord's work is serious business, most of the time -- Stories and their tellers. Inventing a time machine and other adventures: Emory Jones, the great storyteller ; Passing down memories: the story of author Dori Sanders ; Dr. C.B. Skelton of Winder, Georgia: practicing medicine and sharing humorous stories -- In pursuit of "hobbiness". Eighteen thousand long-play albums: Jerry Kendall and his record collection ; Tractors and trucks: Carl "Feel bad" Davis ; Snaking logs through the Kentucky woods: Hollis Thrasher and his mules ; Family history: Jerry Taylor on tracing other people's genealogies.
Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks--even the world’s foremost zpriviologisty--all with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.

Seasons at the farm : year-round celebrations at the Elliott homestead

August 14, 2018
Elliott, Shaye, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
xix, 275 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Diary in stitches : 65 charming motifs - 6 fabric & thread projects to bring you joy

August 13, 2018
Kim, Minki, 1973- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, [2018]
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Quilled Christmas : 30 festive paper projects

August 13, 2018
Bartkowski, Alli, author.
143 pages : color illustrattions ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Christmas is the perfect time to brighten your home and delight family and friends with handmade decorations, ornaments, stocking stuffers, greeting cards, gift packaging. In these thirty beautiful holiday-themed projects, Alli Bartkowski shows you how to roll, shape, and glue colorful paper strips into eye-catching framed art for your mantel, a handsome nutcracker figurine to display, dainty snowflake ornaments to hang on your tree, and a stunning poinsettia pin to wear at your next holiday party. Each project is designed for a specific skill level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Plus, you'll find an in-depth introduction, complete with step-by-step photos, to the essential techniques for making basic quilled shapes, elegant quillography, and dazzling linear art"--Back cover.

You and your sewing machine : a sewist's guide to troubleshooting, maintenance, tips & techniques

August 13, 2018
Tobisch, Bernie, 1953- author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2018]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: "A field guide."
"From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, how to keep it in good working order, and how to solve common problems. Perfect for sewists and quilters of all levels, this friendly approach to learning about and troubleshooting your sewing machine gives you the tools you need to sew and quilt with less frustration and better results!"--Provided by publisher.

Knitting for the fun of it! : over 40 projects for the color-loving crafter

July 31, 2018
Pontén, Frida, 1972- author.
135 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Originally published in Norwegian in 2016 as Fridas fargesirkus by Cappelen Damm.

Woven in wire : dimensional wire weaving in fine art jewelry

July 31, 2018
Thompson, Sarah, 1981- author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, [2018]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Break through the boundaries of traditional wirework jewelry to discover the world of intricate possibilities in Woven in Wire. As you weave, sculpt, and transform wire, award-winning jeweler and wirework instructor Sarah Thompson guides you through the steps of achieving spectacular wearable art."--Back cover.

Paper bead jewelry : step-by-step instructions for 40+ designs

July 30, 2018
Sakamoto, Keiko, 1967- author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, 2018.
128 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 26 cm

Paper Christmas : 16 papercrafting projects for the festive season

July 27, 2018
Dawe, Emily, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2018.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Emily Dawe shows you how to create and style your Christmas in paper, from greetings cards and gorgeous gift tags to beautiful bunting and seasonal snowflake table runners. Use wrapping paper, origami paper or card with hint of glitter and a spark of inspiration to make your Christmas extra special."--Back cover.

Classic kicks for little feet : 16 knitted shoe styles for baby's first year

July 27, 2018
Spitz, Helga, author.
New York : Sixth&Spring Books, [2018]
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The art of mixing textiles in quilts : 14 projects using wool, silk, cotton & home decor fabrics

July 26, 2018
Schmitt, Lynn, 1951- author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2018]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

My doll, my style : sewing fun fashions for your 18-inch doll

July 24, 2018
Allen, Anna, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Sew stylish doll clothes with confidence. When off-the-rack doll clothes just won't do, discover how fun and easy it is to make custom, on-trend fashions your child will love. In My Doll, My Style, designer and Doll it Up blogger Anna Allen shows you how to create runway-worthy looks for 18-inch dolls. From jeggings and dresses to shorts and tees, each pattern is designed for today's fashion fabrics with a modern aesthetic and fit."--Page [4] of cover.

Decorating pumpkins & gourds : 20 fun & stylish projects for decorating pumpkins, gourds, and squashes

July 17, 2018
Schneebeli-Morrell, Deborah, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Contains 20 fun ideas for decorating pumpkins, squashes and gourds. All projects have step-by-step instructions, complete with hand-drawn illustrations"--Back cover.

One-day room makeovers: how to get the designer look for less with three easy steps

July 16, 2018
Amado, Martin, author.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self. Design expert and "makeover maestro" Martin Amado reveals the 3-step method he uses to create dramatic room makeovers for his clients in only one day. From walls to furniture to accessories, learn how to decorate rooms of any style in layers like a professional designer. Overflowing with stunning color photographs and illustrations, savvy design advice and DIY decor projects, this book makes it easy to give your home the designer look for less!

The big book of hacks

July 13, 2018
San Francisco, CA : Weldon Owen, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Popular science.
How to use this book -- Maker basics -- Geek toys -- Home improvements -- Gadget upgrades -- Transportation & fitness.

180 more doodle quilting designs : free-motion ideas for blocks, borders, and corners

July 9, 2018
Bothell, WA : Martingale & Company, [2018]
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

Lush & layered beadweaving : stitch jewelry with texture and dimension

July 3, 2018
Balonis, Marcia, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2018.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Basic materials, tools, and techniques -- Projects -- Beginner -- Advanced beginner -- Intermediate -- Advanced -- Gallery.
"Explore the possibilities of richly dimensional jewelry design with Lush & layered beadweaving. Teacher and designer Marcia Balonis' first book is chock full or projects that showcase her textured style. Add layers of all your favorite beads, including seed beads, pears, crystals, and multi-hole shaped beads to create these straightforward and wearable designs"--Back cover.

My felt doll : easy sewing patterns for wonderfully whimsical dolls

June 28, 2018
Down, Shelly, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- How this book works -- Felt -- Other essential materials -- How to sew the basic doll -- Little Mermaid -- Girls' Night Out -- Flower Fairy -- Beach Babe -- Prima Ballerina -- Little Princess -- Bedtime Doll -- Circus Ringmaster -- Little Traveller -- Cute Schoolgirl -- Woodland Maiden -- Personalizing your doll -- Stitch guide.
Sewing soft dolls has never been easier with these adorable patterns from Gingermelon designer Shelly Down! The eagerly anticipated first book by popular toy designer Shelly Down, My Felt Doll shows sewers of all abilities how to make adorable soft dolls using the most basic of materials and skills. Using just felt sheets and a handful of simple notions, you will learn how to sew the simple yet delightful doll pattern and then discover 11 imaginative variations on the design including over 40 accessories - from a mermaid to a witch, from a princess to a superhero and from a ballerina to a bride - guaranteed to delight little girls everywhere. With no hems to sew and all the stitching done by hand, My Felt Doll makes a great entry point to sewing dolls for beginners and even children.

Journal me organized : the complete guide to practical and creative planning

June 22, 2018
Spooner, Rebecca (Homeschool blogger), author.
New York : Get Creative 6, 2018.
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Add meaning to each day with The Art of Planning, which covers choosing a journal, how and why to plan, different types of planning--including bullet journaling--short-term and long-term goal setting, cross referencing, prioritizing, and time management. Tutorials on creative page design include templates for minimalist or exuberant spreads that capture the joy of holidays, birthdays, and personal milestones. Whether organizing the laundry room, planning meals, or saving for a dream vacation, Rebecca Spooner's creative ideas and easy-to-follow instructions will bring your journal pages to life. Bonus items include black-and-white lettering to trace or copy and versatile templates to jumpstart your creative planning"-- Provided by publisher.

Stitch & sew : beautifully embroider 31 projects

June 20, 2018
Hoey, Aneela, 1971- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., 2018.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Carefree crochet : 50 soft, fashionable projects that make you feel good

June 20, 2018
Zamori, May Britt Bjella, author.
153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Originally published in Norwegian as Hekling i tykt og tynt."--Title page verso.
"Big hooks, fluffy yarn, unique textures, great results!"--Cover.
Openwork crochet patterns for any style or season.

Launchers, lobbers, and rockets engineer : make 20 awesome ballistic blasters with ordinary stuff

June 18, 2018
Akiyama, Lance, author.
Beverly Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, [2018]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
After the huge successes of Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer, we finally take away the boundaries of a single category and let author Lance Akiyama create twenty devious weapons of backyard warfare. Each of these launchers are made from PVC, soda bottles, rubber bands, hairspray cans, and anything you might find in the junk drawer, and are capable of firing marshmallows, poker chips, tennis balls, sponges, and plenty more. This book is written for adults, but kids and teens can get in on the fun, too. Projects range from simple shooters to be built by novice crafters, to the more complicated Slide Action Rubber Band Gun, A Wrist-Mounted Crossbow, and even a Desk Drawer Booby Trap.

Crochet lacy shawls : 27 original wraps with a vintage vibe

June 15, 2018
Strong, Rohn, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2018]
132 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Animal quilts : 12 paper piecing patterns for stunning animal quilts designs

June 14, 2018
Van der Heijden, Juliet, author.
Pynes Hill, Exeter, UK : SewandSo, an imprint of F+W Media International, Ltd., 2017.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Includes a CD-ROM with full-size pattern pieces.
"Create incredible quilts for your home with this collection of foundation paper-pieced quilt patterns featuring 12 different animals. Learn how to create realistic representations of your favorite animals and birds in stunning paper-pieced quilt blocks. This unique collection of 12 contemporary quilt patterns includes a tiger, butterfly, swan, owl, peacock and polar bear as well as many more."--provided by publisher.

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