Crafts

Expert and realistic advice on how to make online sales serve your needs. With lots of case studies and platform reviews, this book will instruct and inspire. Whether you're a hobby seller looking to support a creative addiction or someone who is ready to start a full-time business, this book will guide the way.
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Nici
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The Everything Guide to Selling Arts & Crafts Online: How to Sell on Etsy, Ebay, Your Storefront, and Everywhere Else Online Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781440559198
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Published: Everything - September 18th, 2013

You could sum up this book by one of its best chapter titles: "Some days it's OK to just knit dishrags." A compendium of heartbreaking and uplifting short essays on knitting by some great writers like Barbara Kingsolver and Sue Grafton, this book had me laughing out loud and feeling utterly lost and found at the same time.
Well worth the read!

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Mikaela
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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting Cover Image
By Ann Hood (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393239492
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 11th, 2013

This book gives novices and experts (and every kind of knitter in between) the tools necessary to make really beautiful, modern knitwear. I' m a little obsessed with not only how pretty the pictures are (a plus) but also how much information is packed inside. Melville is a genius, and one who has honed her craft to perfection, and I am all-too-happy to benefit from the product!

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Mikaela
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Knitting Pattern Essentials: Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780307965578
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Published: Potter Craft - March 26th, 2013

How do I love top-down knitting? Let me count the ways. Trying on a garment as I knit is invaluable to me, allowing simple corrections to avoid later frogging nightmares. (I also particularly love the look of raglan sleeves—it does wonders for slimming my shoulders!) But seriously, you could make an entire wardrobe out of Kristina McGowan’s second volume of top-down patterns: uniquely styled hats, skirts, sweaters, cardigans, and even pants (no joke!).

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Kimberly
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More Modern Top-Down Knitting: 24 Garments Based on Barbara G. Walker's 12 Top-Down Templates Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781617690334
Availability: Backordered
Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - November 5th, 2013

Wilkinson’s cute and fun style is so refreshing to see in a knitting book! While most of the patterns in here aren’t really for beginners, they are perfect for novices ready to move to the next level. The fun colors and innovative patterns make this book stand out. If you’re looking for some ideas for gifts or a great book for someone who loves knitting, this is perfect for you.

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Jax
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Learn to Knit, Love to Knit Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780804136808
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Published: Potter Craft - November 19th, 2013

Gone are the days of a crafter only having a single interest. Between Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Pinterest, and thousands of gorgeous blogs, today’s makers are constantly inspired to make things by hand. All a crafter really needs are inspirational examples and excellent step-by-step instructions. Made by Hand provides plenty of both. The talented Lena Corwin shares a wide array of crafts—including advanced screen-printing, beginner’s embroidery, simple sewn dresses, beaded jewelry, candle making, and soap making—in her new book, which is packed with gorgeous photos. A great gift for any crafter.

Lena Corwin's Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781617690594
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - October 15th, 2013

Summer is the season of wearing less clothing - here's how to do it with some DIY flair. Generation T is your guide to cutting, stitching, pinning, and slicing your way through those old T-shirts at the back of your closet, and transforming them from lumpy to lovely.
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Andrea
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Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform A T-Shirt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780761137856
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Published: Workman Publishing - February 1st, 2006

I love love love craft books that give you a lot of variation on one theme, and this is one that does not disappoint. If you love to crochet and are thinking about making anything from a blanket to a potholder to a decoration for your living room, pick this book up! Clear instructions, beautiful examples and a great price. You'll want to curl up with this one again and again.
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Mikaela
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Around the Corner Crochet Borders: 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts & Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781603425384
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Published: Storey Publishing - June 12th, 2010

The name Bobbi Brown has become synonymous with clean natural makeup, and her newest book does not disappoint! Filled with tips and recommendations for all ages and skin tones, Bobbi will keep you looking beautiful day and night. Pretty Powerful also includes interviews with women famous and obscure on what inner and outward beauty means to them. Empowering stuff!

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Kimberly
Bobbi Brown: Pretty Powerful: Beauty Stories to Inspire Confidence: Start-To-Finish Makeup Techniques to Achieve Fabulous Looks Cover Image
By Bobbi Brown, Sara Bliss (With)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811877046
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - September 26th, 2012

In our increasingly digital world, selling handmade wares is becoming a viable option for income (and fun!). You need this book if you have a product to sell, and you want easy to follow tips for every aspect of creating and maintaining an online store. Seriously, this guide is so thorough that even your most un-tech-savvy crafting grandmother could rock an online business.

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Kimberly
Starting an Etsy Business for Dummies Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780470930670
Availability: Special Order
Published: For Dummies - September 1st, 2011

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