Make Your Own Ideabook, Plenty of Knits & Stitching, Painting Without Paint | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 1, 2016

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A plethora of crafts & DIY books, including how to make your own “ideabooks,” painting on your tablet, and 8 useful fiber craft guides

Writing Knitting Patterns, Rubber Band Engineering & Learn How To Crochet | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An enjoyable and highly recommended guide to building your own rubber band machinery; a beginner’s guide to writing knitting patterns that is abundant in information; a well-presented classroom-in-a-book will give novice crocheters a handy overview of crochet basics, and more

Illustration That Works, Creative Cut Cards, Enameling Jewelry, and Traditional Nordic Knits | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 1, 2016

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A practical yet sophisticated guide for aspiring artists and recent art school graduates alike; a fun and functional guide to card making; an extensive guide to enameling jewelry; classic Nordic knitwear that will appeal to all levels of knitters, and many more crafts & DIY book reviews

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.

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: Surrealism, Plants, Poe, Skepticism, “Patternalia,” Wine Country Travel | Xpress Reviews

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Connecting with animals, surrealism, planting with style, Edgar Allan Poe, confronting junk science, graphical trivia, sewing pants, and three titles on traveling through wine country

Needle and Thread: Five Books To Refresh Your Collections | Wyatt’s World

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“Sewing” books range from dress patterns to appliqué, from needlepoint to embroidery. Here are five key titles that will update collections and please sewists of all kinds.

Crafts & DIY Reviews | September 1, 2013

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Crafts & DIY reviews from the September 1, 2013 issue.

Crafts & DIY Reviews | March 15, 2013

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Reviews of Jeffery Rudell’s Paper Blooms, Deborah Moebes’s Stitch Savvy, and Margaret Rowan’s Handsewn, plus a full list of craft and DIY reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2012

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Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2012