New Arrivals · Crafts

April 14, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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
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.
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"--

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.
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"--

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."

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."

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.

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