New Arrivals · Crafts

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to make heirloom teddy bears

August 16, 2017
Quinn, Sue.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : SEARCH PR LTD, 2017.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Wedding jewelry : 30 inspirational designs to make

August 14, 2017
Hamilton, Sian, author.
Lewes, East Sussex, UK : The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
The basics: Tools & equipment ; Materials ; Techniques -- Classic collection: Quick simple loops ; Tiara ; Hairpins ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Brooch -- Vintage collection: Embellishing a brooch ; Headpiece ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Brooch ; Comb -- Lace collection: Sewing a lace flower ; Tiara ; Comb ; Choker ; Bracelet ; Brooch ; Earrings -- Nature collection: Floral branch ; Pearl flower ; Side tiarra ; Hairpin ; Necklace ; Bracelet ; Earrings ; Pendant -- Floral collection: Wire flower ; Crystal-edge flower ; Wire flower side tiara ; Crystal-edge flower side tiara ; Hairpin ; Bracelet ; Brooch ; Shoe clips.
The ideal resource for jewellery makers keen to learn the intricacies of creating wedding jewellery. From elegant earrings to eye-catching headpieces, along with necklaces, bracelets and brooches galore, there are plenty of imaginative and stylish pieces to complement any bridal outfit. The book is divided into five inspirational collections in a range of captivating styles: Classic, Vintage, Lace, Nature and Floral, with six pieces of jewellery in each one. Each chapter also features at least one special technique which is unique to that particular collection. Although some jewellery-making knowledge is assumed, all the basic techniques are covered in a separate section. There is also a discussion of the tools and materials required, so the book is suitable for beginners as well as experienced makers.

Easy-to-make elegant jewelry : chic projects that sparkle & shine

August 11, 2017
East Petersburg : Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing ; [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Step-by-step projects -- Chandelier teardrop earrings -- Champagne bubbles bracelet -- Gold spike earrings -- Twisted wire gemstone cuff -- Dazzle bling ring -- Summer breeze dangle earrings -- Pearl beaded cuff bracelet -- Seafoam silver chain necklace -- Champagne woven earrings -- Frosted crystal necklace -- Beaded tassel bracelet set -- Coral swirl earrings -- Lariat layers necklace set -- Silver bubbles earrings -- Evening elegance necklace -- Clear skies beaded earrings -- Starlight shimmer necklace -- Gold leaf chain earrings -- Chain-link crystal bracelet -- Gold wrap crystal earrings.

Easy-to-make trend jewelry : Bohemian-indpired designs with tassels, stones & cord

August 11, 2017
East Petersburg : Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Provides step-by-step instructions for twenty jewelry projects, including a gold glimmer necklace, a green goddess headpiece, and an elephant choker.

Paper stars : 25 festive decorations for every occasion

August 11, 2017
Fabricius, Karen-Marie, author.
©2017
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Comb quilling stars -- Folded stars -- Woven stars -- Origami stars -- Kirigami stars -- Quilling stars -- Galaxy comb-quilling stars -- Curled galaxy stars.
There are 25 designs to choose from, each with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs to follow. You will also find all the advice you need on the techniques required, such as quilling, and materials to purchase. Karen-Marie even shows you how to make your own tools. A fun and absorbing craft for all the family, these pretty paper stars are not only perfect for Christmas but also look wonderful all year round. Hang them at the window, from the mantelpiece, on cupboard doors or use them as unique adornments for birthday presents.

Sew a modern Halloween : make 15 spooky projects for your home

August 3, 2017
Nason, Riel, 1969- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, [2017]
47 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm

Sew yourself a merry little Christmas : mix & match 16 paper-pieced blocks, 8 holiday projects

August 3, 2017
Hertel, Mary, 1955- author.
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, 2017.
55 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm

Emoji crochet : 20 easy-to-make projects expressing attitude & style

July 27, 2017
Voth, Charles, author.
©2017
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Home decor: 25's a crowd blanket ; Stinky feet ottoman ; Chillin' out cushion ; Sweet stuff cushion ; Taunting mega cushion ; Faces laphgan -- Clothes: Baby beanies ; Num num bib ; Surly slouchie hat ; Pom-pom beanie ; Kissy pocket scarf ; Not too blue for you mittens ; Smelly slippers ; Big grin hoodie -- Accessories: Brainiac bag ; Bobble head earrings ; Sleepy time washcloth ; Striped pencil case ; Cool guy hacky sack.
"Emoji Crochet will appeal to crocheters of all ages because each project captures the joy of the emoji trend while sending a personalized message. Among the diverse selection of projects, there are several grandparents will want to make for their grandchildren; ones that younger crocheters will want to make and collect; and plenty for any crafter looking to give the ideal gift to a loved family member or friends, The projects - ranging from blankets, mittens, and scarves to backpacks, earrings, and pillows -- will be appropriate for beginners and beyond"--Amazon.com.

Crafting for cat ladies : 35 purr-fect feline projects

June 29, 2017
Roberts, Kat, author.
©2017
xi, 114 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Getting Started: Techniques, Tips & Materials -- ACCESSORIES : Bib Necklace - Cat Ring - "It's Meow or Never" Makeup Zip Case - Hoop Earrings - C.R.E.A.M. Tote - Paw-some Phone Case - Cat Wallet - Kitty Cuff Bracelet - Paw Print Sneakers - Decoupage Bengal Bangles -- FASHION : Thigh-High Socks - Elbow Patches - "Look at Me Meow" Bejeweled Collar - Pom-Pom Tank Top - Persian Cat Wrap Skirt - Embroidered Jeans - Cat-titude Cat Mask - Origami Shirt Pocket -- HOME : Paw Print Stamp - Su-purr-ior Stationery - Feline Felt Storage Bin - Cat Magnets - Kitty-Cat Wreath - Cat's Meow Coasters - Cat Nap Throw Pillow - Cat-crame Planter - Purr-ty Painted Rocks - Embroidery Hoop Wall Hangings - "You've Cat to be Kitten Me" Lampshade - Jewelry Tray -- ENTERTAINING : Purr-fect Place Card - Party Plates - Cozy Kitten Drink Koozie - Paw-sitively Pretty Bunting - Festive Feline Fans -- Templates.
For cat-crazy crafters, these 35 unique projects are absolutely purr-fect. Sweet and trendy, creative and fun to make, the crafts are divided into four sections -- accessories, apparel, home, and party. Projects range from a kitty clutch wallet and cat embroidered jeans to kitty-shaped coasters and cat-themed plates. Each project includes easy-to-follow step-by-step photography as well as an overview of the tools and materials used in the book and all necessary templates.

Heirloom wood : a modern guide to carving spoons, bowls, boards, and other homewares

June 8, 2017
Bainbridge, Max, author.
©2016
144 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published as: The urban woodsman : a modern guide to carving spoons, bowls, and boards. London : Kyle Books, 2016.
Includes index.
Introducing the craft. Sourcing wood ; Choosing wood ; Tools ; Knife grips -- Projects. Eating spoon ; Spatula ; Cooking spoon ; Butter knife ; Coffee scoop ; Cutting board ; Serving board ; Small bowl -- Finishing & tool care:. Faceting ; Scorching ; Ebonizing ; Sanding ; Beeswax salve ; Tool care ; Tool roll.
Heirloom Wood is a love letter to wood's form and function through simple woodworking projects. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, Max Bainbridge teaches you how to identify wood types, source timber, and set up a basic toolbox, then offers step-by-step carving and cutting techniques for making your own pieces. With little experience and very few tools, you'll learn to create hand-carved bowls, cutting boards, spoons, knives, and spatulas, perfect for adding a touch of the handmade to your home. With further advice on finishing your projects how to sand, ebonize, scorch, and texture the surfaces, as well as wax and oil your new, beloved kitchen creations each of your handcrafted projects will be imbued with a tangible history visible through the maker s mark. With beautiful photography and clear how-to instruction, Heirloom Wood gives you everything you need to create timeless kitchen keepsakes to be passed down from generation to generation.

Hello Tokyo : 30+ handmade projects and fun ideas for a cute, Tokyo-inspired lifestyle

May 11, 2017
Bizys, Ebony, author.
New York : Abrams, 2017.
221 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The exquisite book of paper flower transformations : playing with size, shape, and color to create spectacular paper arrangements

April 13, 2017
Cetti, Livia, author.
New York : Abrams, 2017.
174 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Part 1. The Flowers. Allium ; Charm Peony ; Eden Rose ; Fluffy Poppy ; Hydrangea ; Rhododendron ; Cornflower ; Cosmos ; Desert Rose ; Hellebore ; Campanula ; Peegee Hydrangea ; Bearded Iris ; Cyclamen ; Crocus ; Easter Lily ; Narcissus ; Parrot Tulip ; Honeysuckle ; Lily of the Valley ; Fruit branch ; Coleus ; Delphinium ; Lupine -- Part 2. The Projects. Coleus plant leaves ; Creating bulbs ; Garden rose petal variations ; Allium variations ; Marigold curtain garland ; Blooming chandelier ; Bearded Iris wreath ; Rhododenron wall hanging ; Oversize Nashi blossom ; Wild rose garland ; Mini arrangement ; Delphinium centerpiece ; Victorian arrangement ; Peony bouquet ; Dutch still-life centerpiece.
"In this lavish book, you will learn how to create 25 vibrant single stems in a variety of natural shapes--globes, spikes, bells, saucers, rectangles, cones, and arcs--including hydrangeas, coral charm peonies, honeysuckles, and paperwhites. Then, you'll learn how to play with size, shape, color, and texture to create 15 bright, abundant projects, including bold wreaths, bountiful bouquets, fantastical gilded wall art, and blooming garlands."--Cover flap.

Creative sprint : six 30-day challenges to jumpstart your creativity

April 11, 2017
Scalin, Noah, author.
Minneapolis : Voyageur Press, 2017.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Creative Sprint is an interactive workbook with six 30-day sprints full of prompts to get you drawing, journaling, taking photos, making collages, or anything creative that you choose to do"-- Provided by publisher.

House of cards : [step-by-step projects for beautiful handmade greetings cards]

April 5, 2017
Hamilton, Sarah, author.
London : Pavilion Books, 2017.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Bird and oak leaf card / Sarah Hamilton -- Fruit bowl card / Lynn Giunta -- Family of deer card / Sarah Morpeth -- Hopping hare card / Sam Marshall -- Recycled bike card / Kirsty Elson -- Winged lady card / Gabriela Szulman -- Out of this world card / Lucy Featherstone -- Beach huts card / Jessica Hogarth -- Wreath of leaves card / Anna Jackson -- Camper adventure card / Kathryn Hunter.
"Let the experts show you how to make beautiful handmade greetings cards, with ten easy and inspiring projects from professional artists and card designers. Step-by-step instructions make it simple to learn popular techniques, including letterpress, silkscreen printing, decoupage and textile foiling, plus you'll find all the tips, tricks and creative advice you need to turn card-making into more than just a hobby."--Page [4] of cover.

Mom crafts : DIY crafts for the expectant mom.

April 5, 2017
©2017
137 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Lavender eye pillow -- Modern nursing bag -- Lightweight nursing infinity scarf -- Fold-up first aid kit -- Diaper change mat clutch -- Maternity pillow -- Maternity skirt -- Rainbow baby sling -- Tummy time floor quilt -- Baby animal burp cloths -- Bitty bear diaper bag tag -- Embroidered linen bib -- Strawberry hat & booties -- Playful embroidered pencil hoop art -- Night sky mobile -- Whale pillow & photo boxes -- Elegant footprint plaque -- Yarn-wrapped name sign.
"This DIY collection features 20 charming projects that make heartfelt gifts to welcome a newborn. The Mom section offers items ranging from pampering to practical, including a stylish nursing tote and a customizable maternity pillow. The Baby section contains adorable projects for the little one, such as knitted booties and matching hat in a strawberry pattern. The book closes with a section for the Nursery, featuring decor to add a personal touch--like embroidered wall hangings and a night sky mobile. Mom Crafts includes a highly comprehensive crafting overview and project templates."--Page [4] of cover.

Creative leather jewelry : 21 stylish projects that make a statement

April 3, 2017
Anton, Christine, 1964- author.
©2016
vii, 119 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Tools & materials -- Basic tools -- Jewelry findings -- Basic techniques -- Geometric cutout earring -- Geometric cutout earrings with embellishments -- Leather tassel earrings -- Geometric fringe leather earrings -- Geometric dangle statement earrings -- Dangle tassel earrings -- Layered fringe leather earrings -- Geometric earrings with small tassels -- Dangling chain leather earrings -- Leather and feather earrings -- Crescent geometric leather necklace -- Geometric tassel necklace -- Leather tassel necklace -- Triangle leather necklace -- Geometric leather necklace with beads and feathers -- Leather circle necklace -- Variation : geometric necklace -- Fringe layered leather necklace -- Dangling chain triangle necklace -- Geometric cuff bracelet -- Leather tassel bracelet -- Geometric cutout bracelet.

Exotic adornments : 18 luxurious beadwork jewelry projects

April 3, 2017
Wiese, Kelly, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, [2016]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Led by Beadwork Magazine's Beadwork Designer of the Year Kelly Wiese, you'll create opulent, extravagant statement pieces that take any outfit from flat to fab. For some fun, elegance, and sparkle, go big with the Soiree Ring, perfect for date night. Add a touch of drama to your look with the All That Glitters Lariat, customizing the length to suit your style. Looking for a piece that works in a professional setting? The Madison Avenue Bracelet pairs pearls with crystals for a classic, classy look"-- Amazon.com.

Dragons, crystals & chainmaille : jewelry designs to inspire your imagination

March 27, 2017
Cruz, Jane Danley, author.
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2017.
111 pages : color illustrations, color portrait ; 28 cm
"This book celebrates the fascination with jewelry centered on Medieval, Renaissance and other worldly elements... Twenty Five projects using popular icons and materials such as leather, crystal and chainmaille complete the collection. All projects incorporate easy to find materials incorporated into projects a beginner to an advanced jewelry maker would enjoy."--Provided by publisher.

Self-sufficiency for the 21st century

March 23, 2017
Strawbridge, Dick, author.
New York : DK, 2017.
304 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
New way to self-sufficiency -- Home. In the house; Energy and waste. Yard. Productivity; What to grow; Working large areas; Animal husbandry -- Traditional knowledge. In the kitchen; Natural remedies; Craft skills.
Take the proper steps to live more sustainably. Learn how to reduce waste, use wind and solar energy to power your home, and grow your own food. Written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, this manual for the modern age is complete guide to a simpler, greener, and cleaner lifestyle. With step-by-step guidance and techniques, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and authoritative advice for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, finding natural remedies, composting, using green cleaners, and conserving energy at home. Learn how to can vegetables, garden in urban spaces, and the basics of animal husbandry. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is the perfect book to show you just how easy and rewarding green living can be with simple changes that have a major impact.

How to make it : 25 makers share the secrets to building a creative business

March 15, 2017
Abbott, Erin Austen, author.
©2017
212 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Blue Delta Jean Co., Tupelo and Oxford, Mississippi -- Board and Bread, Nashville, Tennessee -- Britt Bass Turner, Roswell, Georgia -- Caroline S Hurley Studio, Brooklyn, New York -- Coral & Tusk, Brooklyn, New York -- Fay Andrada, Brooklyn, New York -- Ferme à Papier, San Francisco, California -- Forage Haberdashery, Media, Pennsylvania -- Gold Teeth Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York -- Jen Hewett, San Francisco, California -- Jenny Pennywood, San Francisco, California -- Kate Roebuck Studio, Chattanooga, Tennessee -- Knot & Bow, Brooklyn, New York -- Maryanne Moodie, Brooklyn, New York -- Matine, Washington, D.C. -- Moglea, Audubon, Iowa -- Paper & Clay, Memphis, Tennessee -- Quill & Fox, Lake Oswego, Oregon -- Scout Books, Portland, Oregon -- Son of a Sailor, Austin, Texas -- Sycamore Street Press, Heber City, Utah -- Teranishi Studio, Santa Ana, California -- The Object Enthusiast, Kansas City, Missouri -- Walnut Animal Society, Los Angeles, California -- Woodlot, Vancouver, British Columbia.
"Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, [this book] provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q&As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level"-- Amazon.com.

AmiguruME pets : make cute crochet animals

March 9, 2017
Hoffman, Allison, author.
New York : Lark, [2017]
ix, 166 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The Persian carpet : a survey of the carpet-weaving industry of Persia

March 8, 2017
Edwards, A. Cecil (Arthur Cecil), b. 1881.
London : Duckworth, 2016.
xvi, 384 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm.
Includes indexes.
First published in 1953 by Duckworth.
Edwards, a leading figure in the rug business, rose to the top of his profession and became managing director of the legendary Oriental Carpet Manufacturers based in Turkey. In this unique book, containing over four-hundred images, he shares his invaluable knowledge and takes the reader on a diverse and colorful journey through history, showcasing the vast range of carpets woven in Persia from 1850 through to the twentieth century. He explores the rich diversity and elaborateness of colors and designs available, from the traditional to the more modern and explores regional variations, styles, and terminologies.Inside these pages you will find detailed information on different symbols and motifs, discussions on knots, weaving and dyeing, and what to look for in terms of quality. Presented in an informative and accessible style, Edwards' love of the product and the industry shine through in his writing, presenting the reader with expert advice and knowledge as well as painting a fascinating cultural and historical landscape. This is a timeless book presented in a beautiful new package, and is a must-have for anyone interested in Persian carpets.

60 quick knitted toys : fun, fabulous knits in the 220 Superwash collection from Cascade Yarns

March 6, 2017
New York : Sixth&Spring Books, [2017]
183 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Friendly Fox -- Castle Set -- Green Dragon -- Royal Couple -- Sleepy Bunny -- Tool Set -- Woodstock Sisters -- Guitar -- Antelope Ring Toy -- Zebra Ring Toy -- Tiger Ring Toy -- Color-Blocked Teddy Bear -- Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Pillows -- Fishing Game -- Barnyard Buddy Balls -- Building Brick Pillow -- Three Little Monkeys -- Raccoon Puppet -- Baby Elephant -- Happy, the Clown -- En-Pointe Pauline -- Some Bunny to Love -- Shaggy Sheep -- Pinkie Pig -- Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe -- Friendly Lobster -- The Peace Van -- Whale Puppet -- Multi-Colored Balls -- Fancy Cat -- Colorful Owl Pillow -- Flamingo Rattle -- Duck Rattle -- Naptime Elf -- Cuddly Triceratops -- Baby's Blocks -- Twist-Stitch Hippo -- Dragon Puppet -- Lazy Llama -- Robot Pillow -- Zig Zag Toy -- Argyle Bear -- Penguin Bowling -- Cuddly Owl -- The Curious Caterpillar -- Life-Size Lucy -- Funny Bunny -- Swirly Eyes -- Bobcat Family -- Fair Isle Doll -- Nesting Dolls -- Cloud Pillow -- Dino Hatching -- Cat with Sweater -- Turtle Trio.
"Knitters will love creating this collection of 60 cool toys, which range from tools like a saw, hammer, and screwdriver to a ballerina doll."--Amazon.com.

Botanical beauty : 80 essential recipes for natural spa products

March 2, 2017
Andrus, Aubre, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, an imprint of Capstone Press, [2017]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Hands and feet -- Body -- Face -- Hair -- Treat yourself.
"The award-winning lifestyle editor of American Girl magazine shares recipes for organic beauty and health products, demonstrating how to use natural ingredients, from sea salt to beeswax, to make scrubs, lotions, toothpaste and more" --Publisher

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."

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