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NON-FICTION: DIY - Make Something and Express Yourself

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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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