New Arrivals · Crafts

March 12, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Norwegian knitting designs : a collection from some of Norway's leading knitting designers

February 21, 2019
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom : Search Press, 2019.
126 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm

Love flying geese : 27 modern quilt projects from Love patchwork & quilting

February 21, 2019
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2019]
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Pastel twist / Peta Peace -- Light and dark / Jenn Nevitt -- Colour study 1 / Karen Lewis -- Sun baked / Karen Lewis -- Fancy flora / Karen Lewis -- Colour study 2 / Karen Lewis -- Gaggle of geese / Jeni Baker -- Quilt -- Mug rug -- Desert crossing / Nicole Calver -- Coyote supersize block -- Coyote mini quilt -- Desert rose supersize block -- Desert rose mini quilt -- Dreamcatcher supersize block -- Dreamcatcher mini quilt -- Onward and upward / Moira de Carvalho -- Summer scoop / Peta Peace -- Quilt -- Cushion -- Colour twist / Nicole Calver -- Star crossed / Amanda Castor -- Folksy flock / Jemima Flendt -- Dear diary / Minki Kim -- Heading south / Amanda Castor -- Rainbow brights / Elizabeth Dackson -- Space blossom / Nicole Calver -- All around arrows / Julie Rutter -- Looking up / Nicole Calver.

Sew cute & clever farm & forest friends : mix & match 16 paper-pieced blocks, 6 home decor projects

February 21, 2019
Hertel, Mary, 1955- author.
Lafayette : C&T Publishing, [2019]
55 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Publisher and author give permission to photocopy pages 38-53 for personal use only.
"16 easy-to-make blocks with goofy animal designs."--Back cover.

Patchwork history : the people's bicentennial quilt

February 18, 2019
Yu, Connie Young.
Saratoga, CA : Saratoga Historical Foundation, 2010.
100 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Revised edition of: People's bicentennial quilt / Connie Young Yu, 1976.

Seamless knit sweaters in 2 weeks : 20 patterns for flawless cardigans, pullovers, tees and more

February 15, 2019
Greene, Marie, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2019.
174 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Alice Starmore's glamourie : knitted costumes & designs

February 14, 2019
Starmore, Alice, author.
Mineola, New York : Calla Editions, 2018.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Glamourie is a Scots word meaning a charmed condition in which everything is invested with magical properties and possibilities. In this unique book, Alice Starmore leads us into the realm of glamourie and -- like the witches of Gaelic folklore -- casts spells with needles and a single thread. Taking her daughter Jade's supernatural stories as inspiration, she uses the art of hand knitting to bewitch and bedazzle, and illustrates the tales with elaborate costumes and accessories that portray fanciful and extraordinary ideas.

6000+ pullover possibilities : interchangeable options for custom knitted sweaters ; fronts, backs, sleeves, necklines, armholes, collars, pockets, edgings

February 14, 2019
Leapman, Melissa, author.
264 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"...renowned knitwear designer and teacher Melissa Leapman enables every knitter to make his or her ideal sweater. With her straightforward and encouraging approach, knitters will be able to: use any yarn from super fine to bulky; make any size from XS to 4X; calculate yarn amounts; mix and match silhouettes, sleeves, and necklines; adjust pattern lengths for ideal fit; add pockets, zippers, buttons, and more."--Page 4 of cover.

Bead stitching handbook.

February 13, 2019
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, a division of Kalmbach Media, 2019.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"All of your favorites are here -peyote, right-angle weave, and herringbone- along with so much more."--Back cover.

Do-it-yourself garden projects and crafts : 60 planters, bird houses, lotion bars, garlands, and more!

February 13, 2019
Wolfe, Debbie, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]
v, 224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Create your dream garden with simple bird baths, herb drying racks, and unique planters. And bring the outdoors indoors with natural fabric dyes, pressed flower paper, and herbal bouquets. DIY Garden Projects and Crafts book relies on home grown and foraged materials that will inspire creativity and capture the bounty of the seasons. The sixty practical and decorative projects for use in the garden and home include: Gardener's Tool Apron, metal garden charms, Veggie Market Tote, macrame produce bag, gourd bird feeder, kirigami leather hanging planter, tomato cage plant stand, Shibori Dyed Fabric, herbal lotion bars, gardener hand scrub, all-purpose thyme cleaner, nd more! Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts features detailed, step-by-step instructions as well as simple crafting and gardening tips that will make your projects successful.

30 knit ponchos & capes

February 6, 2019
Maassen, Rita, author.
Lanham, MD : Stackpole Books, 2019.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The original German edition was published as Ponchos und Capes stricken.
Ponchos. Leana ; Maja ; Mariana ; Greta ; Ashley ; Vivien ; Finja ; Rabea ; Nora ; Fria ; Mila ; Alida ; Stella ; Romy ; Jara ; Fiona ; Melina -- Capes. Ava ; Celina ; Ronja ; Doreen ; Raquel ; Helena ; Ilka ; Ophelia ; Lissi ; Jaina ; Nadia ; Luna ; Smilla -- Knitting basics -- Colorwork and pattern charts.
Ponchos and capes are so easy to wear! They don't slip and slide like shawls can; just toss one over a basic tee and you are ready to go and look anything but basic. With 30 unique designs, you can transform your look with a few fun knits.

Craftfulness : mend yourself by making things

February 5, 2019
Davidson, Rosemary, author.
New York : Harper Wave, [2019]
186 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published as Craftfulness in Great Britain in 2018 by Quercus Editions Ltd."
"Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with your hands can reconnect us to ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

Quilts with an angle : new foolproof grid method & easy strip cutting - 15 projects with triangles, hexagons, diamonds & more

January 28, 2019
Christensen, Sheila, 1960- author.
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, [2019]
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Crocheted birds : a flock of feathered friends to make

January 22, 2019
Mooncie, Vanessa, author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Let your creative urges take flight with this wonderful collection of birds to crochet. Featuring 10 gorgeous projects, all with stunning photographs and detailed charts, 'Crocheted Birds' is a bird lovers delight!

Gradient style : color-shifting techniques & knitting patterns

January 16, 2019
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, [2018]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Modern memory quilts : a handbook for capturing meaningful moments :12 projects + the stories that inspired them

January 15, 2019
Paquette, Suzanne, 1970- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2019]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Create modern heirloom quilts! 12 exciting designs for memory keeping, with the stories that inspired them. Learn tips for sewing with clothing to preserve the past and celebrate the future. Make gifts for children, honor a lost loved one, and celebrate your family's legacy."--Back cover.

Stitching for the seasons : 20 quilt projects combine patchwork, embroidery & wool appliqué

January 15, 2019
Daly, Jen, 1970-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., 2019.
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

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