Drawing Manga, Quick Crochet, Wooden Locks, Coastal Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 2015


An accessible manga crash course for all skill levels; exquisite beaded shawls for adventurous knitters; quick, stylish crochet projects; sage advice for quilting-related mishaps; coastal inspirations for interiors

Projects with Pop-Ups, Pinterest, Appliqué, Spinning, & More | Crafts & DIY


Chapin’s guide contains real-world (and often tested) advice on making craft-based businesses successful; pop-ups are popular with all ages; for libraries that lack the titles Black & Decker pulls from, this compilation is a recommended addition

Urban Sketching, the Quilter’s Appliqué, plus Hardanger Embroidery & Designer DIY | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Made By Yourself

From Urban Sketching to Origami Master Class Flowers to Rustic Gardens, many of these projects can be Made by Yourself

Kirigami, DIY Engines, Swedish Weaving, Home Country Style, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Paper Birds

Hayakawa’s novel guide will satisfy the crafting urges of adults and children alike, Small Engines repair and maintenance is well covered here, introduce an old-fashioned technique to a new generation of stitchers

The Complete Artist’s Manual, Grown-Up Projects, How-to-Sew, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

complete artist's manual

Kutch’s New Colored Pencil for artists of all levels, Elliott’s colorful 1980s Bumper Activity Book, Start Stitching for hand stitching, Merchant & Mills Sewing Book is not a how-to

Crafts & DIY Reviews | November 1, 2013


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Crafts & DIY Reviews | September 1, 2013


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Crafts & DIY Reviews | July 2013


Crafts & DIY reviews from the July issue.

Crafts & DIY Reviews | June 15, 2013

best of stitch

Reviews of Soutache: 30 Gorgeous Bead Embroidery Designs, Best of Stitch: Bags To Sew, and The Art of Seamless Knitting, plus a full list of Crafts & DIY titles from the June 15 issue.

Crafts & DIY Reviews | May 15, 2013


Reviews of Basic Drawing Techniques, Bead Bugs: Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects, and Skirt-a-Day Sewing, plus a full list of Crafts & DIY titles from the May 15 issue.