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Summer Knits

You don’t have to pack away your knitting needles until fall! Go beyond sweaters with breezy clothing and sunny accessories. Author and pattern designer Jody Long shows how to handcraft your summer with 30 lightweight, colorful patterns.

Stained Glass Projects for Beginners

For those eager to try their hand at a decorative glass project, Stained Glass Projects for Beginners is the ideal starting place. Twenty beginner-friendly projects demonstrate a wide range of beautiful glass techniques, including etching, copper foiling, leading, and applique. The pieces range from simple light catchers and lanterns to fabulous panels for doors and windows.

Morse Code Quilts

Use the dots and dashes of Morse code to create unique quilts with secret messages such as names, favorite quotations, sayings, simple sentiments, and more. Morse Code Quilts features 6 wonderful projects that express the aesthetic of modern quilts.

Classic to Contemporary String Quilts

From wall hangings to full-size bed quilts, these 14 fun stash-busting projects take string quilts in a new direction. Mary M. Hogan uses strips and scraps of fabric to reimagine traditional and beloved quilt blocks as string blocks.

Crafting with Gourds

This complete artist’s guide to gourd crafting provides authoritative advice on a wide range of color media, from craft acrylics and artist’s oils to dyes, pastels, and marking pens. Ten step-by-step projects use a wide variety of gourd decoration techniques to create natural, seasonal décor like bird houses, centerpieces, containers, and more.

Extraordinary Origami

American Grand Master origami artists show how to fold their most remarkable creations, with step-by-step folding sequences, specific instructions, and vivid color photographs. Twenty outstanding origami showpieces each include a QR code linking to a video tutorial with the artist.

Making Inventive Wooden Toys

Build 27 easy-to-make wooden action toys that bring science to life and actually demonstrate the laws of physics right before your eyes. These creative projects combine ingenuity and woodworking with real-life lessons in science, technology, engineering, art, and math—aka STEAM.

Making Poor Man's Guitars

This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts. Shane Speal, the “King of the Cigar Box Guitar,” shows how anyone can build amazing musical instruments from found items.

Metal Jewelry Workshop

This beginner’s guide shows how to create exciting wearable art using just 12 simple, inexpensive hand tools—no jewelry torch required! Learn the basics of materials and techniques with 8 practice exercises and 12 beautiful step-by-step projects.

One World Panel Quilts

One World Panel Quilts shows how to make bold, graphic and joyous art quilt projects and home décor using batik panels created by Indonesian artisans. Readers can explore the many creative possibilities of working with fabric panels with this inspirational book as their guide.

Beautiful Beaded Jewelry for Beginners

Perfect for beginners, this contemporary collection of 25 designs shows just how easy it is to make stunning beaded jewelry with readily available beads and stones. Each project is shown in full step-by-step detail and beautifully modeled.

Complete Guide to Soap Carving

Fun and easy to learn, soap carving is an enjoyable craft for both adults and kids. This comprehensive guide teaches everything from basic carving methods to sophisticated techniques for accomplished artists. Twenty-six projects include simple carvings for beginners as well as complex soap sculptures.

Lettering Workshop for Crafters

With 50 traceable alphabets, expert lettering tips, and interactive practice exercises, this big lettering workbook provides a valuable resource for anyone who wants to embellish crafts with beautiful letters and borders.

Life of the Party Papercrafting

Celebrate in style with this ready-to-use selection of party invitations, place cards, buffet tags, menus, napkin rings, coasters, wine charms, and more—all in one book! Life of the Party Papercrafting contains everything that party planners need to throw a successful bash.

Making Adorable Button-Jointed Stuffed Animals

This book shows how to make 20 adorable animal figures using felted wool from recycled sweaters. Each super-cute design features buttons at the joints so kids can move the limbs around! With detailed instructions, step-by-step photos, and full-size patterns, crafters can complete any of these delightful projects in just a few hours.