This holiday season, wow all your friends and family with homemade gifts. From sock creatures, to felted pillows, to hip embroidery designs, you'll soon be a crafting expert with the help from this selection of new craft books.

Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle

Tsia Carson

Tsia Carson - Craftivity

From the creators of the hugely popular craft site,, comes a hip and funky compendium of new DIY projects that reshape, reuse, and redefine the concept of "handmade," moving away from country–cutesy, granny craft into utilitarian craft art for the 21st century.
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Bend-the-Rules Sewing

Amy Karol

Amy Karol: Bend-the-Rules Sewing

Author Amy Karol, whose Angry Chicken is one of the best-loved craft blogs on the Web, brings stitchers everywhere a down-to-earth introduction to sewing, including thirty projects so adorable and cool they’ll inspire anyone to pick up a needle and thread.
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Scrapbooking Made Easy

Simple Scrapbooks

Scrapbooking Made Easy

At its core is the notion that even the simplest pages will make for treasured family heirlooms. From that, its only a matter of applying the basic techniques in a step-by-step process, starting with quick ways to enhance layouts, and gradually moving on to more advanced techniques.
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Sock & Glove

Miyako Kanamori

Miyako Kanamori - Sock & Glove

Easy to make...easy to love! Sock and Glove presents thirteen delightful softy projects that are quick to make-and certain to amuse and delight. Full of individuality and mischief, these stuffed creations are all pieced together from ordinary socks, gloves, and mittens.
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Romantic Hand Knits

Annie Modesitt

Annie Modesitt - Romantic Hand Knits

Romance is alive and well in the sweet and sexy clothing and accessory designs you’ll find in Romantic Hand Knits. Exquisite drape married with figure-hugging silhouettes show off a woman’s curves in a most ladylike manner, creating flirtatious and flattering fits to please any knitter.
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The Crafter Culture Handbook

Amy Spencer

Amy Spencer - The Crafter Culture Handbook

This fun, new manual explores the crafting movement that is sweeping the globe, with a series of creative projects for all wannabe crafters. It contains designs by well-known crafters, including the people behind Subversive Stitching, microRevolt, Bazaar Bizarre, Cast Off, and Made by Milla.
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Sublime Stitching

Jenny Hart

Jenny Hart - Sublime Stitching

In her much-anticipated first book, embroidery pioneer Jenny Hart brings her sublime designs to everyone. Expanding on the offerings of her Stitch-It Kit, Sublime Stitching offers all the instructions, tips, and hip patterns needed to create hundreds of stylish projects.
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Designer Needle Felting

Terry Taylor

Terry Taylor - Designer Needle Felting

This colorfully illustrated guide shows just how easy it can be to get eye-catching results on everything from wonderful wearables to whimsical home accessories. A thorough basics section explores the variety of fibers, yarns, & threads employed in needle felting.
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Top Books Tagged 'Crafts' on LibraryThing

Debbie Stoller - Stich 'n Bitch

  1. Stitch 'n Bitch, Debbie Stoller
  2. Papercrafts & Origami, Lucy Painter
  3. Bazaar Bizarre, Greg Der Ananian
  4. Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt, Megan Nicolay
  5. The Complete Candlemaker, Norma Coney
  6. Stupid Sock Creatures, John Murphy
  7. Simply Handmade, Carol Field Dahlstrom
  8. Making Bead & Wire Jewelry, Dawn Cusick
  9. The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery, Mildred Graves Ryan
  10. The Basket Book, Lyn Siler

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