New Directions in Sock Knitting by Ann Budd | LJ Review

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Experienced sock knitters who relish a challenge will want to pick this one up, as will knitters weary of traditional patterns.

Sock Knitting, Soapmaking, Wedding Paper Crafts, and Tangle Drawing | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2016

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A great collection of crafts/DIY books including how to make your own soap, paper crafts to pretty up your wedding day, soothing tangle drawings, sock knitting, and more

DIY Temporary Tattoos, A Year of Sewing, Photography, Knits from Norway | Crafts & DIY, April 1, 2016

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A highly recommended book for people who aren’t ready to commit to a permanent tattoo; a refreshing, thoughtful sewing book brimming with personality; two in-depth guides to photography exposure; adorable knitting designs inspired by Scandinavia, and more.

The Property Brothers’ Guide to Fixing Your Home, Drawing Comics, and The Joy of Stitching | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2016

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An essential guide that informs readers on how to sell, buy, and potentially remodel any residence; a dynamic how-to manual for drawing comics; a fun collection will appeal to needleworkers who enjoy a combination of folk art flair and homemade, quirky charm, and many more crafts/DIY books

Vintage Sewing, DIY Natural Hair Coloring, and Ellen DeGeneres | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 1, 2016

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Follow Ellen Degeneres’ tours of homes she’s decorated, learn how to color your hair with natural ingredients, learn how to knit, sew vintage dresses and more with this wonderful collection of craft and DIY books

Nonfiction for Knitters and Military Decision-Makers | Xpress Reviews

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A worthwhile book intended for a wide range of knitters and the government’s role in decision-making on military action

Knit Beyond Socks: Book-Based Inspirations

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Launch new collection displays with Literary Knits, fairy tale inspired projects, Green Gables patterns, and knits to charm and enchant.

Beyond Knitting and Crochet: Fiber Arts | Collection Development

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Having been a collection development librarian in a public library, I have seen the volume of new publishing that supports the knitting trend and the proliferation of knitting guilds and circles meeting in libraries. Interest in, and the popularity of, spinning, weaving, and braiding tends to cycle a bit behind the more popular fiber arts such as knitting, crocheting, and sewing because many knitters who want more control of their materials will eventually learn to spin. Those looking to expand the possibilities of their craft may also learn to weave. Braiding is a great craft for younger people who are not quite up to handling even the single hook of crochet.

Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2012

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Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2012