New Arrivals · Crafts

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Duct tape engineer : the book of big, bigger, and epic duct tape projects

February 24, 2017
Akiyama, Lance, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, 2017.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"From backpacks to kayaks, writing desks to rocket launchers."

Fairy houses : how to create whimsical homes for fairy folk

January 24, 2017
Smith, Sally J., 1954- author.
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Cool Springs Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2017.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Inspirations : designing with nature -- Blueprint for a faerie house -- Itty bitty nitty gritty : creating magical faerie house components -- Adding twinkle and style : lighting & interiors -- Finishing touches : roofs, bases, and exterior details -- Building a faerie house from the ground, up.
Create the ultimate fairy houses, made with natural materials - just the way real fairies build their homes!

Wen Redmond's digital fiber art : combine photos & fabric--create your own mixed-media masterpiece

January 24, 2017
Redmond, Wen, author.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2016]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Compose, create, and print innovative art quilts starting from your own digital photographs! Well-known fiber artist Wen Redmond starts with the tools and equipment you'll need&#x;any image editing software and a standard inkjet printer&#x;and teaches you to alter images, print them on a variety of fibers, and accentuate them with stitching. With a sense of adventure, even a beginner can apply these mixed-media techniques to create new and innovative works of art." -- Amazon.

Making art from maps

January 5, 2017
Berry, Jill K., author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, an imprimt of Quarto Publishing Group, USA, Inc., 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author ofMap Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists. --Publisher

Elegant soutache

January 3, 2017
Sweet-McNamara, Amee K., author.
New York : Lark, [2016]
viii, 264 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Amee runs with scissors."
Foreword -- Author's note -- Introduction -- Part 1: Soutache essentials. Chapter 1: Material & tools ; Chapter 2: The basics ; Chapter 3: Additional techniques -- Part 2: The Projects. Tripping the light fantastic earrings ; Shimmering sea turtle pendant ; Crystal coil earrings ; Day of the Dead bracelet ; Opulent amulet ; In Living Color cuff ; Classic convertible earrings ; The impossible romance necklace ; Sangria-style pin ; Dragon love necklace ; The tuffey lily pendant ; Crazy quilt collar.
"Create stunningly intricate jewelry using soutache--a form of ornate braid or tassel. Providing plenty of photographed step-by-step instructions as a guide, Amee K. Sweet-McNamara shows intermediate-to-advanced jewelers the various techniques needed to make bracelets, pins, necklaces, and earrings. From a richly hued Shimmering Sea Turtle Pendant to Crystal Coil Earrings and a Day of the Dead Bracelet, these 12 colorful pieces are magnificent."--provided by

Crafter's market.

December 20, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, 2015-
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
"How to sell your crafts and make a living" (varies).

Casual bead elegance, stitch by stitch

December 15, 2016
Leder, Eve, author.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Care packages : celebrating the art and craft of thoughtfully made packages

December 13, 2016
Mackintosh, Michelle, author.
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books (Australia), 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
This book covers the why and how of creating and sending care packages.

Workshop mastery with Jimmy Diresta : a guide to working with metal, wood, plastic, and leather

December 6, 2016
DiResta, Jimmy, 1967- author.
San Francisco, California : Maker Media, Inc., 2016. ©2016
xiii, 198 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

DIY industrial pipe furniture & decor : creative projects for every room of your home

December 5, 2016
Angus, James (Set designer), author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials and 400 step-by-step color photos, this helpful DIY guide teaches you how to transform plumbing fixtures into all types of cool household furnishings...Author James Angus explains everything you need to know, from choosing the fittings and using the right tools to mastering the art of assembly and adding designer touches for a finished look."--Page 4 of cover.

Create & decorate : 120 DIY projects for entertaining, parties & everyday living

November 29, 2016
Holder, Katy, author.
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2016.
183 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Projects: Decorating with jars -- Decorating with wood and twigs -- Decorating with stones -- Decorating with twine and string -- Decorating with luggage tags -- Decorating with nooddle boxes -- Decorating with wrapping paper; Celebrations: weddings -- Parites and dinner parties -- Kid's birthday parties -- Easter -- halloween -- Christmas -- Handy hints, materials and recipes.
"Using inexpensive, handy materials, experienced decorator and writer Katy Holder shares her inspirations and know-how to create 120 simple and practical projects and decorating ideas" -- Back cover.

Crafting with feminism : 25 girl-powered projects to smash the patriarchy

November 28, 2016
Burton, Bonnie, 1972- author.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Feminist badges of honor -- Heroes of feminism finger puppets -- Pizza not patriarchy reusable lunch bag -- All hail the queen crown -- Tampon buddies -- Drinking dames flask -- Queen ring bling -- Huggable uterus body pillow -- Power panties -- Em-broad-ery hoop art -- Superheroine wrist cuffs -- Nope necklace -- Feminist killjoy sash -- Burning bra -- Peace and equali-tea aromatherapy candles -- High heels are a pain planters -- Secret stash in your rack -- Monster week tampon/pad case -- Next-gen feminist onesie -- Girl band cassette business card holder -- Male chauvinist tears coffee mug -- Food for thought plates -- Grrrl coat of arms banner -- Strong female character prayer candles.
Features 25 irreverent and easy-to-make projects that celebrate everything that rocks about girls, gals, and badass women.

Paper pom-poms : 20 creative projects to decorate your life

November 28, 2016
Pascual, Paula, author.
New York : Lark, [2016]
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"This beautifully photographed paper-craft book takes you through 20 easy-to-make and inspiring pom-pom decorations that will transform your home, garden or celebration. Discover lots of creative and imaginative pom-pom ideas - from huge floating "cloud" pom-poms that hang from the ceiling to centrepieces, cake decorations and party favours. Easy step-by-step instructions, accompanied by lots of tips and suggestions, will help you quickly gain the skills needed to create the projects, as well as develop your own unique variations. Crafting creativity has never had such exquisite results!"--Publisher website.

Christmas ideas.

November 23, 2016
Des Moines, IA : Special Interest Publications, Publishing Group of Meredith Corp.,
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
At head of title: <1983-1984> Better homes and gardens creative ideas.

The handmade life : a companion to modern crafting

November 8, 2016
Barry, Ramona, author.
408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
First published as "The craft companion" in Australia in 2015 by Thames & Hudson Australia -- copyright page
Once the domain of the domestic, craft has now infiltrated every creative sphere - including food, fashion, fine art and architecture. If this craft renaissance is indicative of a new wave of keen creatives, then 'The Craft Companion' is the ultimate guide featuring over 30 new and old crafting techniques. Each chapter includes a short historical overview of the craft, with design notes and explanations of key techniques helping beginners to get started. Tools and methods are explored through a combination of hand-drawn illustrations and photography.

Realistic pumpkin carving : 24 scary, spooky, and spine-chilling designs

November 8, 2016
Cupp, Lundy, author.
East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2016]
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"A Woodcarving illustrated book"--T.p.
Make Halloween magic this year and carve the best pumpkin on the block! This book will show you how to use easy-to-learn techniques to create awesome 3-D pumpkin personalities that will astonish your neighbors, family, and friends. Award-winning pumpkin carver Lundy Cupp teaches you how to use simple household knives and inexpensive tools to carve memorable pumpkin faces, from frightful and spooky to fanciful and goofy. Learn the secrets of bringing expressive pumpkin characters to life by adding realistic details like teeth and eyes instead of just cutting out solid shapes. Lundy takes you step-by-step through detailed projects for both beginning and advanced carvers. Twenty ready-to-use patterns are included for carving imaginative faces in pumpkins, gourds, squashes, and sweet potatoes.

Christmas with Southern living.

October 31, 2016
Birmingham, Ala. : Oxmoor House,
v. : col. ill. ; 25-29 cm.

Christmas at designers' homes across America

October 25, 2016
McMillan, Katharine Kaye, author.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes--scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees--both fresh and artificial and caring for ornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes and centerpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base for glass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decorated with miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions. --

Junk Gypsy : designing a life at the crossroads of wonder & wander

October 18, 2016
Sikes, Amie, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ballad of the Junk Gypsies -- Junkology -- If you build it -- Grit happens -- Magic in a tin can -- Round Top, Texas -- Junk-o-Rama Prom -- If Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin had a love child -- So God made a farmhouse -- Home sweet Gypsy home.
In their first book, the Junk Gypsies--sisters and stars of the popular Texas-born brand and HGTV show--combine big dreams, stories of roadside treasures found, and down-home design projects inspired by epic makeovers for friends like Miranda Lambert, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Sadie Robertson. Amie and Jolie Sikes, the Thelma and Louise of the design world, are the Junk Gypsies: a family with an addiction to flea markets, wanderlust, and Americana inspired design. In their world, cowgirls are heroes, road trips last forever, and junk is treasured. Beginning with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart and soul, the sisters travelled the back roads of America like gypsies, collecting roadside trinkets and tattered treasures while meeting kindred spirits and lively characters along the way. With a mix of hippie, rock n&#x; roll, southern charm, and big dreams, these small-town Texas girls became restless wanderers and owners and operators of their dream business and bohemian brand, Junk Gypsy. Filled with stories from their unique journey as well as DIY projects and bohemian inspired designs, Junk Gypsy is a tribute to all the rowdy gypsies, crafty junkers, free-spirited romantics, and true-blue rebels who have ever dared to dream big,"

Make your own ideabook : create handmade art journals and bound keepsakes to store inspiration and memories

October 14, 2016
Nerjordet, Arne, 1963- author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contains 1 folded sheet of page ideas.
Material and tools -- Making and binding your ideabook -- Using an ideabook : decoration and inspiration.
"A keepsake; a treasure trove; a work of art; a source of inspiration; a method of organization; a peek inside the chaos and creativity of our own minds. An ideabook can be any one of these, or all of them, or something else entirely: a collection of memories, a way to store recipes or patterns, a genealogical journal, a planner for a wedding or renovation or garden ... With Arne and Carlo's ... handcrafting genius to guide you, teach you how you can make and enjoy your own ideabooks--to celebrate, remember, or reach out for all that lies ahead"

Bead-making lab : 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire

October 13, 2016
Powers, Heather, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2016.
144 pages ; 22 cm.
Clay -- Paper and cork -- Plastics -- Backyard -- Fiber and textiles -- Wire.
Bead-Making Lab is organized by material, and single-spread lab tutorials for each bead design make the book simple to use. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Choose from traditional materials like paper mache and polymer clay, or opt for new materials such as resins and shrink plastic. With how-tos including molding, carving, painting, gluing, drilling beach glass and pebbles, and creating fiber-art beads with felting and embroidery, you'll have a year of unique projects ahead of you. Bead-Making Lab also offers ideas on how to turn your beads into jewelry and gives you a sneak peek at some contemporary bead artisans' best work.

Connect with nature : projects to grow, gather, make and do

October 11, 2016
Carlile, Anna, 1977- author.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Connect with Nature is full of projects and activities for making, doing, growing and cooking, enticing you to slow down, simplify and spend quality time with your friends, family, and of course, yourself... Throw open the doors and connect with nature every day!"--Page 4 of cover.

Etsy excellence : the simple guide to creating a thriving Etsy business.

October 10, 2016
128 pages ; 18 cm
Includes index.
"Resources [Web]"--Pages 122-123.
Understanding possibilities and avoiding pitfalls -- Setting goals -- Nurture a vision -- Learning from Etsy sellers' top 10 mistakes -- Crafting a voice for your shop -- Improving your photographs -- Mustering keywords -- Tagging for success -- Making the most of Etsy's tools -- Pricing the smart way -- Marketing on social media -- Strengthening your brand -- Making connections -- Improving customer service -- Diversifying your shop -- Evaluating your success -- Managing your success -- Getting featured on Etsy.

Tree of treasures : a life in ornaments

October 10, 2016
Mackay, Bonnie, 1951- author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged, about 220 pages) : color illustrations ; 20 cm

Starting an Etsy business for dummies

October 7, 2016
Gatski, Kate, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2013]
xiv, 366 pages : illlustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous edition: 2011.
Includes index.
Getting started with Etsy -- If you build it, they will come: setting up your Etsy shop -- She sells seashells (and more): understanding the Etsy selling process -- All up in your bidness: handling business matters -- Commune system: exploring the Etsy community -- The part of tens.
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