Craft Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Stitch, Sculpt, Bead and Build

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Running Press, Sep 19, 2013 - Crafts & Hobbies - 480 pages
Packed with advice, tips, how-tos, and patterns for DIY crafts or crafting with kids, Craft Wisdom & Know-How is a must-have home reference for both aspiring and experienced crafters alike.
Covering dozens of the most popular projects in one complete, all-encompassing guide, this book is organized by type of craft, and also illustrated with line drawings and photos throughout. There is invaluable information about numerous crafting topics, including:
  • Sewing
  • Knitting and Other Needlework
  • Paper Crafts and Bookmaking
  • Glasswork
  • Jewelry Making
  • Pottery and Clay
  • Mosaics
  • Candle-making and Decorating
  • Woodworking and Furniture Making, plus so much more.
Each chapter covers a specific craft, with step-by-step directions and and projects for crafters of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Hundreds of projects are included, such as Super Sock Monkeys, Crocheted Hats, Etched Glass, One-Afternoon Skirts, and Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry, among so many more.
This book is also a part of the Know-How series which includes other titles such as:
  • Country Wisdom & Know-How
  • Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How
  • Garden Wisdom & Know-How
  • Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How


 

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Contents

1 Beadwork
7
2 Candlemaking
45
3 Polymer Clay Craft
69
4 Floral Crafts
87
5 Glass Crafts
101
6 Knitting Crochet
123
7 Mosaics
207
8 Paper Crafts
227
9 Sewing and Stitching
277
10 Woodworking
367
Bibliography
451
Illustrators and Photographers
453
Index
455
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Lark Books publishes books on crafts, home decorating, cooking, and outdoor living. Lark's titles range from beginner project books to advanced technique books to best-selling gallery books on topics such as sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, jewelry, ceramics, general crafts, and emerging DIY and lifestyle areas. Some of their best known books include titles in the 500 Series, Master Class Series, and the Homemade Living Series.

Amy Rost is a freelance book editor, writer, and writing instructor. She edited two previous books in this series - Survival Wisdom & Know-How and Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How. She lives in Prescott, Arizona.

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