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A Year of Embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi

This sweet collection of 30 embroidery motifs is focused on showing how to stitch charming things for the sole purpose of making life a little more beautiful. Yumiko stays true to the aesthetic of her previous books by way of zakka, a Japanese word meaning “miscellaneous things,” usually used to describe anything that improves your home or life. Add a little swimmer or a dandelion crest to your favorite bag or jacket and work your way to a more beautiful life. - Megan

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A Year of Embroidery: A Month-to-Month Collection of Motifs for Seasonal Stitching Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781611804720
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Published: Roost Books - September 4th, 2018

Make Ink by Jason Logan

Designer and illustrator Jason Logan wanted safer art materials for his kids, so he started looking into making his own from scratch. He got hooked on making ink—and you will likely, too, after reading his gorgeous book. Make Ink explores the plethora of materials—including rust, peach pits, and soot!—that can be used to make rich, vibrant inks, and turns going outside into a treasure hunt to find plants and materials. - Megan

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Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419732430
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 11th, 2018

Modern Macramé by Emily Katz

Macramé is back, and whether you’re new to it or you’ve been knotting since the 1970s, you’ll enjoy the terrific styling and photography and the clear and easy-to-follow instructions in Modern Macramé. If you’re still unsure of this “new” trend, spend a little time with this book; its range of projects runs from those that are easy to make to those that are ambitious. - Megan

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Modern Macrame: 33 Stylish Projects for Your Handmade Home Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399579578
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 15th, 2018

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Alanna Okun

Not just for crafters, Alanna Okun’s essays about life as a independent woman in the modern age are written from the heart. She explores timeless subjects from learning to live with yourself (literally and figuratively), to body image, facing fears and anxieties of all kinds, and (of course) fitting knitting and what it is to “be a crafter” into everyday life. Alanna is relatable and interesting, funny, and thoughtful. I like her and I think you will, too. - Megan

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The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250095619
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 20th, 2018

Edgy Embroidery by Renee Rominger

Want to dive into the Instagrammable world of embroidery but feeling like a basic stitch? Grab this book for a super approachable guide to everything you need in your sewing kit to create sassy, #resist-ready masterpieces. The beautiful photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and ready-to-go patterns will turn you into a crafty superstar. - Kelly

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Edgy Embroidery: Transform Conventional Stitches into 25 Unconventional Designs Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781624144417
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Published: Page Street Publishing - September 19th, 2017

A Stash of One's Own by Clara Parkes

With essays on travel, family, good food, and (of course) knitting, Clara Parkes’s second collection of essays, Knitlandia, proved to be a wonderfully entertaining ride around the world of knitting. In A Stash of One’s Own, Parkes uses her love of knitting and her writer’s sensibility to compile her next installment of essays by new and old crafters, from favorites like Amy Christoffers and Kristine Vejar to fine newer voices. - Megan

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A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting go of Yarn Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419727047
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 12th, 2017

Carve by Melanie Abrantes

Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Using just a tool or two (a pocketknife and a gouge), readers will learn how to whittle 12 small objects, from a coffee spoon to a pair of dice, that take just a few hours to finish—and in the process carve out a little peace and quiet for themselves. A super stylish, irresistible gift for DIY enthusiasts!

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Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451498960
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Published: Clarkson Potter - August 22nd, 2017

Slow Knitting by Hannah Thiessen

Slow Knitting is beautiful enough to leave out on your coffee table to pick up, whether you have ten minutes to read a few pages or a few hours to get started on your new sweater. It has everything a good knitting book should: dreamy photography, detailed yarn profiles, thoughts on building a cohesive wardrobe using slow fashion, and terrific patterns. - Megan

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781419726682
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 10th, 2017

The Geometry of Hand Sewing by Natalie Chanin

Seeing the slow fashion movement gain momentum and popularity over the last several years has been a source of joy in my life. Few crafters out there embody the lifestyle of slow fashion better than Natalie Chanin of Alabama Stitch Book. Her new book is peppered with detailed shots of gorgeous garments and samples of a variety of hand-embroidered stitches, from the beautifully basic to the incredibly complex. - Megan

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The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making Cover Image
By Natalie Chanin, Sun Young Park (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419726637
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 7th, 2017

Dress [with] Sense by Christina Dean

Love fashion but feel guilty about contributing to dye-polluted rivers and sweatshop labor? This book is a cute and concise guide to conscious fashion—how and when to buy, how to properly care for clothing, and ideas for renting, swapping, recycling. It’s your pathway to out of the fast fashion trap that values quantity over quality. - Natalie

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Dress [with] Sense: The Practical Guide to a Conscious Closet Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780500292778
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Published: Thames & Hudson - April 11th, 2017

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