How To Paint Realistic Objects, Create Handmade Books, Design Quilt Projects, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2015


Crilley’s guide challenges readers to see the beauty all around them, Ekrem pushes the boundaries of bookbinding and book creation in her debut title, Yudina’s designs give amateurs distinct inspiration for their own homes.

Perspective Drawing, Artful Embroidery, Designs for Coastal Living, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 1, 2015


Gain insight into drawing everyday objects; create craft projects using recycled or upcycled materials; a thorough primer on dyeing and printing silk scarves; a useful encyclopedia of basic embroidery stitches; inspiring interior design ideas.

Needlepoint, Jewelry Making, Hexagon Quilts, Korean Architecture | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 15, 2015


Beginning and intermediate realistic painters should try Forkner’s A–Z of Bird Portraits, Katz’s jewelry projects are sophisticated in both style and technique, an updated edition of the essential Needlepoint Book.

Origami, Crochet, Country Knits, Country Living | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 1, 2015


Harrison presents techniques for monochrome and color drawing, a fresh look at a traditional genre of origami, Cameli focuses on shape-based designs, standout sweaters from Gibbs, Lim’s fun felt creations make perfect gifts for children.

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.

Get Started Painting, Gift Wrapping, Crocheting, Decorating | Crafts & DIY Reviews, December 2014


Longtime city dwellers and urban newcomers alike can use Hennessy’s guide; crocheters who appreciate a kitschy, midcentury aesthetic will enjoy Crawford’s simple, colorful projects; Roberts succeeds in his desire to explain his approach to design.

Art as a Career, Vintage & Winter Knits, Modern Mountain Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2014


A useful resource for emerging artists and creative people of all ages; a fun survey of 20th-century fashion; beyond-the-basics designs for jewelry makers; building experts on hemp concrete, or hempcrete; newly constructed homes in mountain settings.

Drawing Basics, Manga, Modern Crochet, Embroidery, Quilting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews


An innovative artistic medium that combines sewing and drawing; realistic sketching basics; a quirky, humorous website-in-print book; a contemporary look at Old World–style European interior design and landscaping.

The Furniture Bible, Wedding Dress, Design from Japan, the Hamptons | Crafts & DIY Reviews


This fantastic go-to source for furniture care belongs in any public library, brides will find both inspiration and tips in Drinan’s guide, Graham explains the components that define Japanese art and design.

Books That Charm | Wyatt’s World


From Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography to Sarah Style, the work of Sarah Richardson, there’s something alluring here for everyone.