New Arrivals · Crafts

January 10, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Winter knits from Scandinavia : 24 patterns for hats, mittens, and socks

January 9, 2019
Alderbrant, Jenny, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2018.
109 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Translated from the Swedish.

Debbie Shore's sewing room secrets : Machine sewing :top tips and techniques for successful sewing

January 9, 2019
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2019.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

The quilting arts idea book

January 7, 2019
Blue Ash, Ohio : The Quilting Company, [2018]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
"Inspiration & techniques for art quilting"--Cover.
Written for new and seasoned fiber artists alike, this all-in-one resource includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind art quilts and more. Peppered with gorgeous imagery and expert advice, The Quilting Arts Idea Book will help you hone your skills while enjoying the creative process. Step-by-step tutorials for everything from surface design and mixed media techniques to themed quilts featuring people, pets, landscapes, and more, as well as projects to make for--and with--friends. Whether you're just getting started or looking to up your skill set, The Quilting Arts Idea Book has everything you need to make your quilting arts dreams a reality. --Publisher

Simply Shetland lace : 6 knitted stitches, 20 beautiful projects

December 28, 2018
Nico, Brooke.
New York : Lark, [2018]
126 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The Shetland Islands: a unique history -- Shetland lace: a mystery steeped in tradition -- Shetland lace: tools & techniques -- How to use this book -- Acre & razor -- Forro wristers -- Ayre wristers -- Baetin wrap -- Almark shrug -- Aer cardigan -- Smooriken pullover -- Old shale and feather & fan -- Tirrick wristers -- Laebrack ascot -- Lerwick vest -- Peerie Blanket -- Brae yoke pullover -- Twaafald tunics -- Horseshoe & leaf -- Staig scarf -- Kergord wristers -- Weisdale cardigan -- Fyanna jacket -- Divvish stole -- Rimska sweater -- Tae shawl.
"Explore traditional Shetland lace knitting with expert teacher Brooke Nico! She shows how just three simple motifs--Feather and Fan and Old Shale; Acre and Razor; and Horseshoe and Leaf--can yield a variety of lovely items, from fashion, to accessories, to home décor. Step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow instructions help even beginners grasp each stitch, and the projects grow progressively more difficult as knitters become more comfortable with the techniques"--Amazon.com.

Alterknit stitch dictionary

December 27, 2018
Rangel, Andrea, author.
©2017
164 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Choosing yarns & colors -- How to hold the yarn -- Floats -- Color dominance -- How to read charts -- Swatching -- Steeks -- Tips for better colorwork -- Swatches -- Projects.
200 new motifs for stranded colorwork in non-traditional charts derived from graphic design elements. Includes sections on choosing colors, working floats, reading charts, and five projects utilizing modern motifs.

Homemade for hamsters : over 20 fun projects anyone can make, including tunnels, towers, dens, swings, ladders and more

December 19, 2018
Oliver, Carin, author.
©2016
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Getting Started -- Planning Your Projects and Exercise Time -- Basic Techniques and Recipes -- Making Hammie Feel at Home -- Building Materials -- Tools and Additional Materials -- The Projects -- Running Projects -- The Tunnel -- Amazing Maze -- The Wheel -- The Obstacle Course -- Climbing Projects -- The Seesaw Tube -- The Climbing Wall with Ladder -- The Treehouse -- Platform and Ramp -- The Swing -- The Bendy Bridge -- Digging Projects -- The Sand Bath -- Miniature Landscape with Digging Pit -- The Digging Tower -- Chewing Projects -- Walnut Shell Chewing Toy -- Treat Tubes -- Treat Ball -- Nibble Necklace -- Resting Toys -- The Hideaway Cave -- Hammie Hill -- The Castle -- The Round House.
"Homemade for Hamsters features 20 easy projects for creating toys and exercise equipment for a hamster (and guinea pigs, small rabbits, gerbils, and pet rats and mice, too). The projects use materials and tools commonly found around the home."--Amazon.com.

Top-down shawls : 12 lace knitting patterns

December 19, 2018
Lucas, Jen, 1980- author.
Bothell, WA, USA : Martingale, [2018]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Wedge shawls -- Kokedama -- Lavendula -- Benicia -- Pekara -- Crescent shawls -- Digitalis -- Moyashi -- Fiddleheads -- Delicado -- Half-circle shawls -- Struttura -- Barthlott -- Nymans -- Spiranthes -- Design your own shawl -- Wedgeshawls -- Crescent shawl -- Half-circle shawl -- Special techniques.

Creating art quilts with panels

December 19, 2018
Hughes, Joyce, 1961- author.
Mount Joy, PA : Landauer Publishing is an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc., [2019]
128 pages ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Easy thread painting and embellishing techniques to create your own colorful piece of art from panels"--Title page.
Panels -- Why use panels? -- What makes a good panel? -- Getting started -- Supplies -- Prepping for a panel project -- Techniques -- Free-motion quilting -- Thread painting -- Trapunto -- Overlay -- Three-dimensional effects -- Machine techniques -- Embellishments -- Finishing a quilt project -- Projects -- Euphoria flower -- Embellished tree -- Celebration flag -- Flowing dreamscape -- Snowy winter birds -- Serene heron -- Gallery.
"Award-winning quilter and fiber artist Joyce Hughes reveals her creative methods for making stunning pictorial quilts. Explores free motion quilting, thread painting, trapunto, overlay, three-dimensional effects, machine techniques, and a variety of embellishments"-- Provided by publisher.

More sewing to sell : take your handmade business to the next level : 16 new projects to make & sell!

December 18, 2018
Lindsay, Virginia Keleher, 1975- author.
Lafayette, California : Stash Books/C&T Publishing, [2018]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 pattern sheet (49 x 71 cm, folded to 18 x 25 cm)

Building unique and useful kids furniture : 24 great do-it-yourself projects

December 18, 2018
Carlsen, Spike, 1952- author.
Fresno : Linden Publishing, [2018]
120 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture: 24 Great Do-It-Yourself Projects gives complete step-by-step instructions for building 24 professionally designed one-of-a-kind children's furniture projects that are easy to build and your kids will love. You don't need advanced skills. You don't need specialized tools. You don't need expensive materials. All of these projects can be built using basic tools and materials from any home improvement store. Step-by-step instructions and color photos show you exactly what to do--and many projects are labeled "Kid Friendly," so your child can safely help you build it, developing their skills and confidence"--Provided by publisher.

Crepe paper flowers : the beginner's guide to making & arranging beautiful blooms

December 17, 2018
Griffith, Lia, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2018]
190 pages ; 27 cm
Crepe paper is the best material for creating paper flowers, especially for beginners. It's forgiving and malleable--easy to cut, bend, curl, and shape into peony petals, daffodil trumpets, chrysanthemum blooms, and more. And if you have a Cricut Maker, you can easily cut out the shapes from templates you download for free on Lia Griffith's website using a code. Then, follow instructions for crafting the flowers to arrange and display in vases and pots and as bouquets and wreaths.

Metal jewelry workshop : essential tools, easy-to-learn techniques, and 12 projects for the beginning jewelry artist

December 17, 2018
Driggs, Helen I., author.
©2018
160 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Working with metal -- Projects -- Advanced projects and concepts.
"Gives information about different tools, supplies, and techniques needed for making jewelry out of metal, as well as numerous step-by-step projects"-- Provided by publisher.

Modern patchwork home : dynamic quilts & projects for every room

December 17, 2018
Blue Ash, Ohio : Quilting Company, 2018.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Quilts and health

December 17, 2018
MacDowell, Marsha, author.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]
217 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Evidence of the impact of quilts and quiltmaking on health and health-care outcomes -- The art of health-related quiltmaking -- Individual experiences of health and well-being through quiltmaking -- Public and collective quiltmaking for health and well-being -- Quilts in healing environments and clinical care.
"Name an illness, medical condition, or disease and you will find quiltmaking associated with it. From Alzheimer's to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lou Gehrig's Disease to Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, and for nearly every form of cancer, millions of quilts have been made in support of personal well-being, health education, patient advocacy, memorialization of victims, and fundraising. In Quilts and Health, Marsha MacDowell, Clare Luz, and Beth Donaldson explore the long historical connection between textiles and health and its continued and ever growing importance in contemporary society. This lavishly illustrated book brings together over one hundred health-related quilts--with imagery from abstract patterns to depictions of fibromyalgia to an ovarian cancer diary--and the stories behind the art, as told by makers, recipients, healthcare professionals, and many others. This incredible book speaks to the healing power of quilts and quiltmaking and to the deep connections between art and health."--Book jacket.

Wool studio : the knit.wear capsule collection

December 17, 2018
Babin, Meghan, author.
©2018
143 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Carmel-by-the-sea pullover -- Falmouth cardigan -- Monterey tee -- Chatham pullover -- Pismo beach pullover -- Wellfleet pullover -- Eastham poncho -- Malibu cowl -- Pacific grove tee -- Brewster cardigan -- Thousand Oaks scarf -- Truro pullover -- Ojai top -- Hartwich top -- Big Sur pullover -- Provincetown pullover -- Topanga Canyon cardigan -- Hyannis Port pullover -- Avalia tee -- Santa Cruz wrap -- Pebble Beach ruana -- Abbreviations -- Yarn resources.
A collection of patterns for sophisticated, simple knitwear designed for the modern woman. Each design element has been selected to showcase the yarns, creating contemporary yet minimalist fashions that will outlast the trends of the day. -- adapted from introduction.

Crochet animal rugs : over 20 crochet patterns for fun floor mats and matching accessories

December 13, 2018
Rott, Ira, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : F & W Media International, 2018.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"A Sewandso book"--Title page verso.
Crochet decor your kids will be begging for! Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will simply adore. Choose from an amazing elephant, a sweet giraffe, a cuddly cat, a cheeky monkey, a sneaky crab, a friendly dinosaur and a snuggly bear, each with a coordinating pillow and accessory to crochet to continue the theme. With accessories ranging from security blankets to stool covers, bed book tidies, placemats and toy bags, this collection features over 20 animal-themed designs to crochet.

String frenzy : strips, strings & scrappy things! : 12 more string quilt projects -

December 11, 2018
Hunter, Bonnie K., author.
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2018]
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Creative Christmas crafts

December 5, 2018
Andersson, Karin, author.
©2016
44 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Cool Christmas cards -- Awesome Christmas gifts -- Great gift wrappers -- Fun Christmas crafts -- Excellent tree ornaments -- Sweet and yummy treats -- Templates.
A collection of Christmas crafts made with objects found in the home, with simple instructions for making ornaments, gift wrappers, and edible treats.

The cat lover's craft book : cute and easy accessories for kitty's best friend

December 4, 2018
Shugei, Neko, author.
©2018
79 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in Japanese in 2016.
Palm-sized cats -- Everyday cats.
A collection of handmade projects featuring cats. Shugei has included a little embroidery here, a bit of knitting there, and a whole variety of other techniques to help you make your kitty projects unique. -- adapted from introduction.

How to make your own ugly Christmas sweaters : 20 fun & easy holiday projects to craft and create

November 30, 2018
Lafonseca, Nicolette, author.
New York : Racehorse Publishing, 2018.
110 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Quercus Editions Ltd as How to make your own Christmas jumper.
"20 fun & easy holiday projects to craft and create"--Cover.
"Shows you how to take any plain sweater as your starting point and transform it into a one-of-a-kind Christmas creation. You'll need little more than a few simple materials, a spare hour or two, and a bit of festive cheer"--Back cover.

Zen quilting workbook

November 30, 2018
Ferguson, Pat (Quilter)
Fort Worth, TX : Design Originals, 2015.
49 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Cover title.
"No. 5348."
Merge Zentangle with free motion quilting to produce unique continuous line designs that are easy to execute.

Tiny stitches : buttons, badges, patches, and pins to embroider

November 23, 2018
Yazici, Irem, author.
©2018
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm + 5 sheets of folded templates.
Includes index.
"Includes iron-on transfer sheets"--Cover.
Embroidery 101 -- Tiny hoops -- Precious pins -- Beautiful buttons -- Perfect patches -- Brilliant badges -- Stitch directory -- Transfers and templates.

Wild mittens & unruly socks

November 21, 2018
Karmitsa, Lumi, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2018.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in Finnish as Villit vanttuut & vallattomat villasukat"--Title page verso.
"22 outrageously unique knitting patterns"--Page 1 of cover.

365 free motion quilting designs

November 20, 2018
Day, Leah, author.
Lafayette, California : C & T Publishing, Inc., [2013]
251 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"A compilation of 365 free-motion quilting designs from the Free Motion Quilting Project blog, this new edition of a wildly popular book contains a treasury of ideas and inspiration. From blocks to sashing to borders, find hundreds of filler designs perfect for every area of your quilt. Feeling confused by free-motion quilting? Get back on track with Leah's quick tips on everything from machine settings to preparing your quilt top and backing for quilting."

Cuddly animals to crochet : 28 cute toys to make and love

November 16, 2018
Förthmann, Lucia, author.
Turnbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2018.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
First published in Germany by Edition Michael Fischer GmbH in 2016.
"This charming book contains a whole range of wonderfully cute animal creations for you to crochet! With clear, straightforward patterns to follow and fun photography, you will want to make every one of the 28 different animals there are to choose from. Crocheted in beautifully soft merino and organic cotton yarns, these super-cuddly creatures will make great toys for children or grandchildren to play with and cuddle. Chapters focus on forest and farm animals, those from Africa, Asia, Australia and South America, and sea and pond creatures, and there is also a short techniques section at the beginning of the book explaining all the stitches used in the projects. Choose from Emily the Sheep, Victor the Ostrich, Timmy the Tiger, Jimmy the Koala, Paul the Sloth, Charlie the Sea Turtle and many more - there is sure to be a favourite for your special youngster."-- Provided by publisher.

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