At the Craft Table: Eight New Craft/DIY Books

Work on your lettering with close-up photographs of various pen types, nibs from all angles, and a great variety of inks and paints; step outside of the box and create something new and exciting with concrete; and tips on how to use bold, high-contrast color palettes to give your quilts an extra punch

Creating Something New!

Follow easy-to-grasp language & step-by-step drawing exercises to help create tonal or color drawings of still lifes, landscapes, city scenes, and even a self-portrait; work on your patch work with well-known techniques such as sashiko, trapunto, and English paper piecing; and gather ideas on using the patterns and colors found in nature—such as wood, water, and soil—as the basis for creating one’s own home interiors

Flora Reading | Wyatt’s World

There are many seasons to book publishing, from the fall list to January’s self-help explosion. Hovering around Valentine’s Day and the early push for spring are the flower books. Here are five seasonal examples.

Go Get Your Smock! 9 New Craft/DIY Books

Make miniature foods like tiny one-inch pancakes that are topped with even tinier blueberries; create new twists on traditional granny squares; and soar into outer space with creative astronaut crafts. Crafts for the whole family can be found here

Finding Your Creative Side : 9 New Craft/DIY Books

Here you will find a variety of crafts to fit any creative lifestyle; fifty step-by-step projects that walk readers through creating their own drawn, painted, and collaged portraits of dogs; excellent step-by-step instructions for small toy ornaments with moving parts, and traditional Chinese paper flowers with hand-drawn templates for petals, leaves, and other components

Pass Me My Paintbrush: 13 New Craft/DIY Books

Step-by-step acrylic painting projects with intriguing quotations from successful artists, an array of quilt, pillow, and stuffed toy projects, and tips on how to redesign your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bath with a bohemian spin; whatever your project may be, you can find it here

Creative Spaces: 8 Inspirational Craft/DIY Books

Simple step-by-step watercolor projects, illustrations and instructions offering consistently clear DIY diagrams and pictures, and advanced knitting designs featuring long repeats, knotted and interlaced cables, delicate lace, and bobbles; all crafting needs can be found here

Everyday and Holiday Projects | Crafts/DIY Reviews

­Crafters looking for an abundance of holiday-themed projects suitable for decorating and gift-giving will find an array of ideas here; Susa’s approach to needle felting will give beginners the know-how to get started, but experienced felters will also appreciate her whimsical designs; Those who follow Wolfe’s advice will find themselves taking exciting risks with both color and piecing

Expanding Your Creativity: 10 Exciting and New Craft/DIY Books

Projects offering suggestions for crafty ways to deploy one’s pet paintings, intermediate-to-advanced level designs combining wire, beads, and semiprecious stones, and a beginner-friendly introduction to both embroidery and appliqué supply ample guidance for beginners; explore new crafts and designs today

Master of Your Craft: 13 Fun and New Craft & DIY Books

DIY tattoos, a variety of predesigned crochet patterns that can be used as-is or adapted, and tips on find the best fabric for your specific project; whatever you’re in the mood to create there is a project here for you