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Vickie Howell's pop goes crochet : 36 projects inspired by icons of popular culture.

Howell, Vickie.

TEEN 746.434 HOWELL

Needlework dynamo Vickie Howell is back with a high-spirited, playful collection of goodies to crochet. Vickie Howell's Pop Goes Crochet! pays creative tribute to popular culture past and present with 40 projects inspired by celebrities in fashion, music, film, and television. Howell has whipped up a spectacular array of hip clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Everything's fashionable and as fun to make as it is to wear.


Go : a Kidd's guide to graphic design

Kidd, Chip.

J 740 KIDD

Kids love to express themselves, and are designers by nature - whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers. Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It's written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.


Make : fun! : create your own toys, games, and amusements

Knetzger, Bob, author.

680 KNETZGE

You don't need to own a factory to make toys. Author and toymaker Bob Knetzger has been making fun stuff all his life with simple technology like vacuum forming and mold-making. In an age where makers are tantalized by the capabilities of 3d printers and other digital fab technology, this book takes you back to old-school hand tools, simple electronics, and working with metal and plastic to make toys every bit as good as those you can find in a big-box store.

This book has something for everyone, from a marble maze to a talking booby trap; from custom cookie cutters to an "EZ Make" oven. Discover the basic principles of science, electronics, and engineering through hands-on projects that range from easy to more challenging... and are always fun!


Sew me! sewing basics : simple techniques and projects for first-time sewers

Knight, Choly, author.

646.2044 KNIGHT

This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew. Fifteen simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hand towels, hats and more.


Photo art : 35 ways to use old and new photographs

Laycock, Ellie, author.

745.5 LAYCOCK

All of us have photos at home that we like and want to keep, but all too often they lay hidden away in packets or on a digital hard drive where we don't get to see or enjoy them. Ellie Laycock's aim with this book is to bring those images out of the dark and teach you how to use them to create wonderful new things for the home or personalized gifts for loved ones, so that these special images get a chance to shine. Discover how to use old negatives to make a window decoration, as well as how to print onto fabric to create a unique bag or purse. Find out ways of using paper prints, from transferring images onto ceramics to decorating tabletops. Unusual methods of framing photos are also included--why not try using old vintage watch housings as bracelet picture frames? Any techniques you'll need to know are clearly explained, making this an ideal source of inspiration for crafters both new and experienced.


Crafternoon

Madden, Maura, 1975-

745.5 MADDEN

A guide to getting artsy and crafty with your friends all year long.


The maker's manual : [a practical guide to the new industrial revolution]

Maietta, Andrea, author.

338.642 MAIETTA

A practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a hero of the new industrial revolution. Features dozens of color images, techniques to transform your ideas into physical projects, and must-have skills to help you unleash your creativity, make successful projects, and work toward a sustainable maker business.


Sticky fingers : DIY duct tape projects

Maletsky, Sophie, author.

TEEN 745.5 MALETSK

Sticky Fingers is a vibrant, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating amazing projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today: duct tape! The book includes tons of photographs alongside directions designed to make creating a wallet and making a bag even easier, while also providing a steady stream of ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations. Each project includes icons showing difficulty level and project time, as well as helpful hints, such as how to keep your scissors clean and what to do with end pieces.


Generation T : beyond fashion : 120 new ways to transform a t-shirt

Nicolay, Megan.

646.2 NICOLAY

Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it--and created the #1 craft book in the nation, Generation T , which continues to dominate. Now she explores new ways to slash a tee, scrunch a tee, and sew a tee with Generation T: Beyond Fashion . A collection of 120 projects for every occasion, it takes the humble yet ever-malleable tee in dozens of new directions--from baby gifts to pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road, the boyfriend. There's a basic primer on techniques--knotting, sewing, braiding, lacing--plus a full tutorial on embellishing. And then an amazing range of projects ranging from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow illustrated directions--plus, how to throw your own Tee Party.


Knitgrrl : learn to knit with 15 fun and funky projects

Okey, Shannon, 1975-

TEEN 746.432 OKEY

KnitGrrl is an upbeat introduction to knitting, from basic materials, tools, and stitches, to fifteen easy projects designed specifically for teens and tweens. Lower the number of trips to the mall with patterns for an iPod cozy, a ponytail wool beanie, cat toys, text-messaging mittens, starry leg warmers, and ten more great patterns. The organization of the book builds skills incrementally, so friends can learn and share together. Tips on organizing knitting groups, plus quizzes and DIY projects for fun knitting-related items such as stitch markers and hand salve, make this the ultimate BKFF (Best Knitting Friends Forever) guidebook.


Tangled up! : more than 40 creative prompts, patterns, and projects for the tangler in you

Raile, Penny, author.

741.2 RAILE

With Tangled Up, now young adults and tweens can discover this innovative art form in a colorful, inspiring, and guided exploration through the world of tangling. After reviewing a few basic tools and materials, along with basic techniques and embellishments helpful for getting started, tweens will embark on a creative journey through a variety of prompts, patterns, and projects guided by talented artist and teacher Penny Raile. Featured subject matter includes tangling on and working unique patterns into flowers, fish, butterflies, peacocks and other animals. Aspiring artists will learn to create expressive, personalized art pieces relevant to their daily life, including illuminated letters, tangly tattoo art, and even tangled origami.


DIY T-shirt crafts : from braided bracelets to floor pillows, 50 unexpected ways to recycle your old T-shirts

Surian, Adrianne.

687 SURIAN

Whether you're cleaning out your closet, want to personalize your look, or just found a hole in your favorite top, it's time to take your tees to the next level with these fashion-forward projects!


Zombie felties : how to raise 16 gruesome felt creatures from the undead

Tedman, Nicola.

746.0463 TEDMAN

"There's a new craze in town, and it's not a pretty one. It's taking over previously wholesome quilters, soft-toy makers, and amigurumi enthusiasts, so you'd better pay attention. Zombie felties are on the march, and every day their numbers increase..."--P. [4] of cover.


Paper made! : 101 exceptional projects to make out of everyday paper

Terry, Kayte.

745.54 TERRY

Announcing the biggest, best, most innovative book ever on paper craft. Even better, this is not about how to use costly, artsy paper, but how to turn stuff around the housemagazines and shopping bags, candy wrappers and paint sample cards, wrapping paper, old maps, and paper towel tubes into stunning jewelry, gifts, home de'cor, party favors, and much more.


The steampunk adventurer's guide : contraptions, creations, and curiosities anyone can make

Willeford, Thomas, author.

745.5 WILLEFO

Fascinatingly Fun, Family-Friendly Steampunk Projects. Steampunk stalwart Thomas Willeford cordially invitesyou on an adventure--one in which you get to build ingenious devices of your own! Lavishly illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Phil Foglio, The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make presents 10 intriguing projects ideal for makers of all ages and skill levels, woven into an epic tale of mystery and pursuit. Follow the exploits of Isaac and Amelia, a brother and sister who must devise a series of beguiling gizmos to rescue their uncle from a skyship that's been commandeered by a nefarious villain and his rogue automatons. Each chapter contains an installment of this captivating story along with the step-by-step instructions and list of tools and materials you'll need to create the featured gadgets.


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