books about: handmade
Smart Soapmaking: The Simple Guide to Making Traditional Handmade Soap Quickly, Safely, and Reliably, or How ...
Anne L. Watson
Smart, no nonsense
This is a great no nonsense book about how to make soap. She's smart and unpretentious. I cant wait to get started making soap. Also, the shipper shipped the book super fast. Very supreme!
The New Handmade: Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style (That Patchwork Place)
That Patchwork Place
I just finished making the bird watcher's messenger bag, and I love the final product! The instructions were easy to follow and very concise. I'm enjoying walking around with my "sassy" new bag, made from my favorite fabrics. I think I'll make the laptop cover next, and I need to whip up some shopping bags to take to the grocery store. I highly recommend this book if you love to sew like I do, ...
Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures
Amanda Blake Soule
Wonderful resource for homeschooling families!
I stumbled on [...] blog just a few months ago, I finally broke down and brought this book, and her other one. This one is great, very inspiring, and a GREAT resource for anyone who homeschool's, or even unschool's. Also it is rich, and child inclusive. She really includes the children, and on levels that they can do...so many art and craft books for children tend to be surface only, this one ...
Live & Learn: Real Life Journals: Designing & Using Handmade Books (AARP)
The second in AARP's Live & Learn series celebrates making and keeping journals. A custom-made journal can enrich a person's life, and this new entry in the Live & Learn series helps readers design journals that enhance the experiences they're chronicling. The unique format features an envelope attached to the inside front cover that contains a small book called Choose Your Own Bookbinding Adventure so readers can select the perfect ...
The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line
Storey Publishing, LLC
The perfect jumpstart to your craft business
The Handmade Marketplace is the best place to start when you are contemplating starting your own craft business. Each chapter has a wealth on information presented in a clear, concise, and approachable way. Kind of like having your best friends counsel you on what to do. Not only does Kari draw from her own craft-selling experience, she gathers advice from other well-known, successful artisans ...
Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing with Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens
STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
Good, helpful book
I waited untill I actually used this book to write a review. I like it a lot. She explains what type of ink you should use on what type of fabric and which technique to use, all on a handy chart. This is very handy and helpful when deciding on what to do with a project at hand. I decided to do some stenciling on canvas. I found the book to be helpful on what materials to buy (she even ...
Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials
Fetch me swizzle sticks and a Monopoly board!
If you're a thing finder or stuff holder you will be delighted with this book as it inspires one to use many of their "treasures" in ways that makes you wonder why you didn't think of it then has you rummaging through your stuff. With the use of piano binding a stash of swizzle sticks can find a new purpose, left over rolls of tickets have a practical use, and the gallery at the end will give you ...
Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby
Anna Maria Horner
I am slowly but surely working my way through this book and I've loved every pattern that I've touched so far. The mariposa nursing tunic is infinitely wearable, as is the four corners blouse. My son looks adorable in the baby in the hood jacket and different incarnations of the quick change trousers are quickly taking over his pants drawer. Some of the instructions were a bit confusing to me, so ...
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Storey Publishing, LLC
Made From Scratch was made for me.
With her comfortable easy style and prose, Jenna Woginrich tells her Made From Scratch story with a love for the simple life that will leave you longing for a power outage just to light the candles and feel the quiet. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While its not a detailed how-to, its the story of Jenna's journey for a more simple and rewarding life. That doesn't mean though that the how-to's ...
Little Birds: 26 Handmade Projects to Sew, Stitch, Quilt & Love (Design Collective)
C&T Publishing's Design Collective
I made the little bird on the cover and it is really cool. I changed the eyes by using plastic animal eyes and felt for lids. The instructions for the legs didn't work, so I had to figure it out on my own. Lots of variety in the patterns; I plan to make several other items from the book.
Sell Your Jewelry: How to Start a Jewelry Business and Make Money Selling Jewelry at Boutiques, Fairs, Trunk ...
Stacie Vander Pol
Pacific Publishing Studio
Valuable Information for the Newcomer
Let's make it clear up front - this book is written for someone new to the jewelry sales business. If you're already selling well at craft shows and online, you probably know the things in this book. That's fine. The book is aimed at the people who need hand holding through the basics of getting started in the world of jewelry sales. The book starts right from the beginning. How to define your ...
Fingerprint: The Art of Using Hand-Made Elements in Graphic Design
Chen Design Associates
Getting away from the computer.....
I'm a graphic design student. When I was first introduced to Graphic Design, I was in High School, back in the early 90's. We used a horizontal process camera, a dark room and blue pencils. Cutting and pasting was the only way to achieve a layout design. Getting back into the graphic design process now, everything is done on the computer in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. I forgot how ...
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking, Second Edition
T & F Books US, 2009
If you can't crack it open, it doesn't really belong to you.
A great guide to taking apart old electronic noisemakers and turning them into something new. Also includes simple DIY electronic circuits with all the steps. The projects are compelling and workable. Give this to a young person and change their whole outlook on DIY.
Making & Installing Handmade Tiles (A Lark Ceramics Book)
I have always intended to create a patio wall, tiled and designed by myself...with additional help from my husband. This book is going to be a fantastic resource for this project. Excellent pictures and written directions make this book perfect for inspiration and learning the technique of tiling. I appreciate the fact that this book does not get too caught up in the technicalities of tile ...
Twinkle Sews: 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe (Book & CD)
Great book - but not for beginners!
I am a big fan of "Twinkle Sews" and her innovative designs. They are current, edgy & classy. Women of all ages can wear them. I am 50 and Wenlan Chia's designs are flattering on me as well as on my 20 y/o daughter. However, a word of caution: this book is not for beginners! You must have a good basic knowledge of clothing construction. Otherwise you may find this a frustrating ...
Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts
Stewart, Tabori and Chang STC Craft Melanie Falick Book
VERY useful book!
This is a great book! Very handy and has clear instructions! There are quick projects that you can finish within a few hours, as well as some much longer ones. I had seen some of the patterns on [...] and had used them before I knew they were in this book. It is well worth the $10 I spent on it! I highly recommend purchasing it!
500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form (500 Series)
a lack of explanation
I've bought this book because I thought there would be the "how to do it". I found it interesting, but only photos do not help me. Sorry, but I was looking for some instructions.
The Penland Book of Handmade Books: Master Classes in Bookmaking Techniques
Innovative projects and great galleries
I already have a small library on how to make handmade books (Alisa Golden's etc), and these are great when you are looking for detailed instructions on how to assemble a particular style of book. But they are not exactly bedtime reading. Penland's book is a book you can curl up and read. Each chapter focuses on one book artist, and then they break down a typical project for them with ...
Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations
'Tis the season to make felt crafts-fa, la la la la! These 45+ festive Christmas projects will bring joy to crafters everywhere. Created by successful online designers from around the world, the adorable items range from a sweet garland of little birds to super-cute matryoshka doll ornaments. All can be made with simple sewing techniques, and there are both no-sew and eco-smart options, too. Both indie and mainstream crafters will love these ...
Print & Stamp Lab: 52 Ideas for Handmade, Upcycled Print Tools (Lab Series)
Both inspiring and practical
I have bought a fair number of how-to books on the topics of mixed media and paper art, and I have to say that this is one that I will be using on a regular basis. The ideas are simple enough to implement in minimum time and with everyday materials (mostly), but lend themselves to endless invention and creative twists. This is not a book about how to make complicated, single-purpose artistic ...
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