Graphic Clay, Concrete Gardens, English Paper Piecing, Boutique Bags, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 15, 2015


Smith and Snyder take concrete projects to a new high; Gilleland’s guide is essential for quilters of English paper piecing; animal lovers will enjoy Muir and Osborne’s quirky knitted pets; Verroca’s thoughtful re-creations of antique quilts

Chinese Brush Painting, Ideas for Printmaking, DIY Furniture Styles, Outdoor Kitchens, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 1, 2015


Traditional styles of Chinese brush flower painting; a variety of techniques for working with paper; an excellent introduction to outdoor kitchens; recycling, refinishing, and repurposing furniture; a diverse collection of projects knit in lace-weight yarns

Watercolours, Paper Crafting, Knitting, Home Decorating | Arts & Crafts Reviews, January 2015


Leman’s book will have a direct impact upon beginning, intermediate, and advanced watercolorists; Neel’s easy-to-customize patterns will be welcome on sock knitters’ bookshelves; Richardson inspires readers to tackle their own interiors.

Birdhouses with Broad Appeal, Handmade Furniture, Double Knitting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews


These birdhouses, feeders, and baths could be easily constructed by younger hobbyists, not just adults; Handmade Furniture is a solid choice where the serious woodworker needs something different; advanced knitters will embrace Double Knitting

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

How To Sketch, Build Miniature Gardens, Make Handbags, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Sketching Masterclass

Sketching Masterclass for beginning and experienced artists alike, Boy Craft for those seeking no-glitter and Just Us Girls for children with wide-ranging tastes, as a way to relax Yarn Works

Crafts & DIY Reviews | March 15, 2014


From Sketching Basics to the Bright Bazaar; reviews of crafts and do-it-yourself titles from the March 15 issue.

Crafts & DIY Reviews | March 1, 2014


Reviews of Art Instruction, Crafts, Do It Yourself, and Fiber Crafts titles from the March 1 issue.

Crafts & DIY Reviews | January 2014


Reviews of Rolina van Vliet’s Abstracts, Ghylenn Descamps’s Origami & Other Paper Creations, Derek Jones’s Woodworking from the Scrap Pile, Jenifer Dick’s The Modern Appliqué Workbook, Alice Davies & Kathryn Tollervey’s The Style of Coworking, and more from the January issue

Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 1, 2012


Reviews of Crafts & DIY books from the September 1 issue.