New Arrivals · Crafts

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Patchwork USA : 24 projects for the perfect sewing getaway ; daytrips, weekend getaways, and long vacations

July 17, 2019
Staples, Heidi, 1977- author.
Pleasanton, CA : Lucky Spool Media, 2019.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Chapter one: Patchwork begins at home -- Chapter two: Daytrips -- Chapter three: Weekend getaways -- Chapter four: Summer vacation -- Chapter five: Share the journey -- Conclusion: Coming home -- Resources + acknowledgements
Planning a sewing getaway? Heidi Staples of sewing blog Fabric Mutt presents everything needed to have a successful trip, including helpful packing and organizing tips. Each section of this fun, colorful book is organized with travel in mind, offering small, medium, and large projects to be achieved while on the perfect sewing retreat: -- Daytrips : Small projects include a Bookmobile Sleeve, Road Trip Pillow, Snapshot Needlebook, Sewing Bee Pincushion, and Coffee Shop Coasters -- Weekend Retreats: Bigger projects include a Patio Pillow, Beachcomber Pouch, Kitchenette Set, Scout’s Honor Pouch, and a Color Book -- Summer Vacations: Extended projects include a Big Bear Cabin Quilt and Palm Springs Bag. Get ready to have a fabulous sewing retreat!

Collage workshop for kids : rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from the Eric Carle Museum of picture book art

July 11, 2019
Merenstein, Shannon, author.
152 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Beginning -- Familiar faces -- Places and spaces -- Nature -- Contrast -- Construction -- Wearables -- Tell me a story -- Experiementing with materials.
Collage Workbook for Kids pairs highlights from the collection of the Eric Carle Museum of Children's Book Art with instructions on collage technique. Chapters explore favorite art themes for kids and demonstrate how to work with colored tissue paper, newspaper, fabric and buttons, painted paper, torn paper, and more.

Macramé for home décor : 40 stunning projects for stylish decorating

July 11, 2019
Grenier, Samantha, author.
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc., [2019].
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Supplies -- Tips and tricks -- Knot guide -- Home décor -- Mats -- Plant hangers -- Wall hangings.
"Macramé for Home Decor shows how easy it is to make upscale, modern home décor using natural macramé craft cords. Readers will discover the 12 essential knots they need to create gorgeous macramé. 40 stylish projects range in skill levels from easy to advanced, so there's something here for everyone. This book is filled with cool, contemporary ideas for rugs, throws, coverlets, room dividers, boho plant hangers, and much more. Mixed-media projects are also included that incorporate fun and interesting materials like beads and rings. Step-by-step illustrations, clear instructions, and beautiful color photographs make macramé simple and fun." -- Provided by publisher.

One-stitch baby knits : 22 easy patterns for adorable garments and accessories using garter stitch

July 11, 2019
Pierce, Val, author.
Mount Joy, Pa. : IMM Lifestyle Books, 2019.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Hints, tips, and techniques -- Projects.
"Contains information on simple knitting techniques, as well as basic materials needed. Also includes 22 one-stitch knitting patterns to make for infants"-- Provided by the publisher.

Raffia crochet : 10 contemporary crochet patterns with raffia yarn

July 9, 2019
Wool and the gang, author.
Pynes Hill, Exeter, UK : Sewandso, an imprint of F+W Media, International, 2019.
71 pages : illustratons (some color) ; 28 cm
First published in the UK and USA in 2019.
Back to WoolSchool -- Meet Ra-Ra Raffia -- Projects: Worn this way summer hat ; Paper gangsta market bag ; Oh la la plant hanger ; Money honey clutch bag ; Love game yarn basket ; Perfect illusion placemat ; Poker face cup holders ; Speechless phone case ; Superstar backpack ; Just dance no hands bag -- Techniques -- About WATG -- Index.
Slide into summer with this collection of contemporary crochet projects from DIY fashion brand Wool and the Gang. Raffia is a breakthrough eco-friendly yarn that is light, vegan, biodegradable and sustainable, as it's made form 100% long wood fibre. The extra structure this adds to crochet makes it perfect for summer hats, bags and accessories. From a versatile tote to a desirable clutch, a stylish sun hat to a hardwordking phone case, the 10 patterns included in this book are all made using Wool and the Gang's Ra-Ra Raffia yarn in a range of colours. And once you've finished your crochet, you can try your hand at embroidering onto the projects in a contrasting raffia colour. With step-by-step guidance and clear illustrations, you'll be a raffia master in no time and ready to hit the beach!

Organic free-motion quilting idea book : 170+ designs - tips for longarm & domestic machines - plus plans for sashing, borders, motifs & allover designs

July 3, 2019
Murphy, Amanda, 1971- author.
190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Nautical quilts : 12 stitched and quilted projects celebrating the sea

July 3, 2019
Anderson, Lynette (Textile designer), author.
Pynes HIll, Exeter, UK : SewandSew, 2019.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Granny square flair : 50 fresh, modern variations of the classic crochet square

June 28, 2019
Husband, Shelley, author.
Narrawong, VIC, Australia : Shelley Husband, 2018.
106 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Granny Square Flair is a collection of 50 variations on the classic crochet square. With innovative techniques and inventive combinations of basic stitches, Granny Square Flair is an essential addition to every crochet reference library. Inside you'll find... 50 crochet square patterns in both chart and written format. At least 3 colour options for each of the 50 patterns. Hints and tips for seamless crochet and how to make your crochet sing. Joining options. 11 projects you can make with everything explained. Guidance on making your own projects from choosing patterns to planning layout as well as choosing yarn and calculating yarn requirements. Glossary of all stitches and techniques used with full explanations. With Granny Square Flair at your side as your indispensable crochet companion, you and the special people in your life will be wrapped in crochet love that is distinctly yours."--Publisher's description.

Sunday best quilts : 12 must-make quilts you'll love forever

June 24, 2019
McConnell, Sherri, 1966- author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Red-and-white quilts: Remembrance -- Linen and berries. Christmas quilts: Gladdening -- Delight. Scrappy quilts: Driftwood drive -- Sweet confetti. Favorite star quilts: Starling -- On a whim. Pineapple quilts: Pier 44 -- Dayflower -- Courthouse steps. Rainwashed -- Nantucket.

Fray : art + textile politics

June 21, 2019
Bryan-Wilson, Julia, author.
326 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Introduction: Textile politics -- Queer handmaking. The Cockettes' crafty genders ; Harmony Hammond goes down -- Threads of protest. Cecilia Vicuña's concepts and quipus ; Arpilleras, "tapestries of defamation" -- Remains of the AIDS quilt. Piecing the names, 1985-1992 ; Crafting conflicts, 1992-present -- Afterword: The currency of cloth.
In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to the more recent phenomenon of "craftivism"--The politics and social practices associated with handmaking--Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and race in times of economic upheaval. Closely examining how amateurs and fine artists in the United States and Chile turned to sewing, braiding, knotting, and quilting amid the rise of global manufacturing, Julia Bryan-Wilson argues that textiles unravel the high/low divide and urges us to think flexibly about what the politics of textiles might be. Her case studies from the 1970s through the 1990s--including the improvised costumes of the theater troupe the Cockettes, the braided rag rugs of US artist Harmony Hammond, the thread-based sculptures of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña, the small hand-sewn tapestries depicting Pinochet's torture, and the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt--are often taken as evidence of the inherently progressive nature of handcrafted textiles. Fray, however, shows that such methods are recruited to often ambivalent ends, leaving textiles very much "in the fray" of debates about feminized labor, protest cultures, and queer identities; the malleability of cloth and fiber means that textiles can be activated, or stretched, in many ideological directions. The first contemporary art history book to discuss both fine art and amateur registers of handmaking at such an expansive scale, Fray unveils crucial insights into how textiles inhabit the broad space between artistic and political poles--high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art. --! From book jacket.

Singular stars : Judy Martin's book of Lone Star quilts

June 21, 2019
Martin, Judy, 1950- author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Helps & how-to's. Introduction to Singular Stars -- The language of Singular Stars -- Pattern pointers -- How to make a Lone Star quilt -- Quilting your Lone Star -- Bound for glory -- Singular patterns. Wintry Lone Star -- San Francisco Lone Star -- New Orleans Lone Star -- Gradated Lone Star mix & match -- Traditional Lone Star -- Sea breeze -- Spiral radiant star -- Spiral-block mix & match -- Skewed nine-patch -- Shiloh -- Galileo's star -- Harvest Lone Star -- Supernova -- Simple little Lone Stars -- Midnight Lone Star -- Star of wonder -- More simple little Lone Stars -- Colorado Lone Star -- Appalachian spring -- Queen of diamonds -- Wave on wave.
The Lone Star has long been a grail quilt, a bucket-list quilt, something quilters aspire to make. Now with Judy Martin's sensational new Singular Stars, Lone Star quilts are both more impressive and more achievable! She gives you the guidance you need for mastering Lone Stars, including strip-pieced patterns, tips for matching joints, new methods for rotary cutting oversize background patches, instructions for making an oversize pressing board and covers to hold the heat in and keep the work flat for perfectly pressed patchwork, precision sewing methods, including using the stable, lengthwise grain, quilting ideas with large, detailed photos. -- Adapted from publisher's description.

Modern quilts : block by block

June 19, 2019
Dennis, Emily (Quilter), author.
Instanbul, Turkey : Tuva Publishing, [2018]
104 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
12 modern quilt projects.
In Modern Quilts Block by Block readers will find 12 quilt projects using just one or two repeating block designs. Find basic blocks along with some new designs in these striking modern quilts. Traditional blocks get a modern update with the use of color and design. Both the beginner and novice will enjoy quilting up these quilt patterns.

Doodle quilting mania : 250+ new free-motion designs for blocks, borders, sashing & more

June 14, 2019
Malkowski, Cheryl, 1955- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, Inc., [2019]
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

Beautiful beadwork from nature : 16 stunning jewelry projects inspired by the natural world

June 7, 2019
Shippee, Melissa, author.
New York : Lark Books, 2019.
vii, 168 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Drawing from the shapes, colors, and beauty of the natural world, award-winning jewelry designer Melissa Shippee has fashioned a breathtaking collection of wearable art. From delicate earrings made of graceful beaded flowers to a showstopping crystal fringe necklace inspired by ancient stalactites, each striking project uses popular materials such as seed beads, crystals, and Czech glass beads. Along with illustrated step-by-step instructions, a basics section provides a refresher on essential beadweaving techniques. A gallery of works from top artists offers additional inspiration."

Victoria Findlay Wolfe's playing with purpose : a quilt retrospective

June 5, 2019
Wolfe, Victoria Findlay, 1970- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, [2019]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"A retrospective of the work of Victoria Findlay Wolfe, readers will find more than 100 of her quits all beautifully photographed. Throughout, Victoria shares her creative journey and how her work has evolved over time"-- Provided by publisher.

The art of circular yokes

June 5, 2019
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave Press, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2019]
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"A timeless technique for 15 modern sweaters"--Cover.
Introduction -- The math of circular yokes -- The patterns. -- Diamond -- Strike -- Altheda -- Emerge -- Frosty flowers -- Morris -- Lace columns -- Twill -- Sashiko -- L'Heure verte -- Scallops -- Nonpareil -- Dover -- Sigriour -- Modern art -- Abbreviations -- Glossary -- About the designers -- Yarn sources.
Round out your hand-knitted wardrobe with one of the most iconic sweater styles, the circular yoke. A variety of artful combinations create stunning results in these knitted masterpieces. Delicate colorwork, luscious lace, and eye-catching cables illustrate the beautiful details, while the versatile shaping allows for a flattering fit. Learn the basic principles behind the math of circular yokes from Holli Yeoh. Take an indepth look at construction, measurements, stitch counts, and more, and then apply these techniques to create your own designs. Or else follow the multiple approaches of top knitting designers Jennifer Wood, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Jennifer Dassau, Jenn Steingass, and many others, in this curated collection of 15 modern sweater patterns. Whether you are looking to design your own work of art, modify an existing pattern, or just eager to broaden your knitting knowledge, this collection is the perfect reference for all things yokes.

Blended embroidery : combining old & new textiles, ephemera & embroidery

May 30, 2019
Haggard, Brian, author.
Layfayette CA : C&T Publishing, [2019]
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Etta Mae's story -- Introduction -- Find and seek: where to look forblended embroidery inspiration -- But it looks like trash! -- Materials, fabrics, and supplies -- Basic stitches -- Projects -- The lace maker -- Paisley proper -- Renaissance revival -- Friendship pincushions and sachets -- Sewing butler -- Gallery.
"Combine antique textiles, ephemera, and other items with new elements to create unique and useful items for your home. Includes 5 projects with detailed instructions and patterns, plus many more inspiring projects in gallery form"--From publisher description.

Stunning stitches for crazy quilts : 480 embroidered seam designs, 36 stitch-template designs for perfect placement

May 30, 2019
Shaw, Kathy Seaman, author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2019]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Background -- Using the book effectively -- Building layered seams -- Supplies -- Creating and using stitch templates -- Making stitch templates -- Using stitch templates -- Templates for base seams -- Embroidery stitches -- Base seam embroidery stitches -- Blanket stitch -- Chevron stitch -- Cretan stitch -- Feather stitch -- Herringbone stitch -- Straight stitch -- Combination embroidery stitches -- Back stitch -- Bullion stitch -- Detached chain stitch -- French knot stitch -- Loop stitch -- Ribbon stitch -- Running stitch -- Stem stitch -- Creating flowers -- Bullion stitch rose -- Daisy -- Fargo rose -- Hyacinth -- Iris -- Ribbon stitch flower -- Stem stitch rose -- Straight stitch flower -- Woven rose -- Wrapped rose -- Creating shapes and objects -- Bees and flies -- Butterflies -- Circles and fans -- Hearts -- Loop pendants -- Prongs -- Pumpkins -- Spiders -- Gallery of seam designs -- Seam designs organized by base seam stitch type -- Blanket stitch base seam designs -- Chevron stitch base seam designs -- Cretan stitch base seam designs -- Feather stitch base seam designs -- Herringbone stitch base seam designs -- Straight stitch base seam designs.

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

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