Best Folkcrafts Books
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1. Crochet Techniques & Tips
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
Learn crochet stitches and techniques with step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs. From your first slip knot to your final stitch, this book covers it all! Crochet Techniques & Tips features easy-to-follow tutorials on how to make more than 20 crochet stitches. Ideal for both beginner and more experienced crocheters.
Edging and joining techniques are also included.64 pages. With Crochet Techniques & Tips, you’re sure to be hooked on crochet!
2. Get Started in Leather Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques and Tips for Crafting Success (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Projects, Basics of Leather Preparation, Tools, Stamps, Embossing, & More
Author: by Tony Laier
Discover leather crafting, an enjoyable craft that lasts a lifetime! Must-have guide for working with leatherBeginner-friendly to help you get started, and a concise reference for experienced leather artistsLearn essential techniques with comprehensive presentations of the basics of leather preparation, how to use stamps, punches, cutters, & other tools, coloring, applying finishes, and assemblyLearn skills & tips from crafting experts from forming, moulding, & embossing to creative stitching, lacing, & braidingStep-by-step with color photos, including a traditional floral carving projectHistoric, classic, creative, and fun, leather crafting is a craft for all ages!
Whether you are just a beginner looking to get started, or an experienced leather artist in need of a concise reference, Get Started in Leathercrafting is your guide to an enjoyable craft that lasts a lifetime. Master leather artisans Tony and Kay Laier introduce you to the basics of leather preparation, and show you how to use stamps, punches, cutters, and other essential tools.
3. Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easily Create Beautiful Art & Gifts with 14 Step-by-Step Projects, How-to Photos, and 50 Bonus Patterns
Author: by Simon Easton
Fox Chapel Publishing
Known as pyrography, which literally means “writing with fire,” woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications! This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft: Create beautiful art using ready-made materials found at your local craft store 14 step-by-step projectsappropriate for every skill level Illustrated with how-to photographs Easy exercises introduce basic concepts for beginners Learn expert techniques for texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing Make memorable decorative gifts for friends and familybangles, jewelry boxes, gift tags, fridge magnets, and more!
50 bonus patterns This easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative giftsfrom coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangersillustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store.
4. Crochet Granny Squares
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
Crochet Granny Squares features 20 different granny square patterns. This book is ideal for both beginner and more experienced crocheters. Crochet basics are taught with step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs in the beginning of the book. Patterns include stitch instructions. Helpful tips are scattered throughout the book.64 pages
5. Crochet Patterns & Projects
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
Crochet Patterns & Projects features 19 motif and stitch patterns and 19 projects that are perfect for beginners and more experienced crocheters. Granny squares, scarves, baby items, gifts, and more! Dozens of stunning designs, from beginner to intermediate, let you showcase your skills as you practice.
Easy-to-follow patterns, colorful photographs, and helpful tips, this must-have book covers it all! Spiral bound, 64 pages
6. Natural Soap at Home: How to Make Felted Soap, Wine Soap, Fruit Soap, Goat's Milk Soap, and Much More
Author: by Liz McQuerry
Skyhorse (March 20, 2018)
March 20, 2018
The creator of the natural skin care line Moon Magic, Liz McQuerry offers here a step-by-step guide for natural cold-process soap crafting. Mostly utilizing kitchen ingredients to create a variety of innovative soap blendsincluding felted soap, beer soap, and seasonal soapsMcQuerry will put you in touch with your inner alchemist.
From body bars to hair care bars, with wonderful tidbits and advice on herbs and essential oil blends, you and your family will enjoy a clean like never before. Here are instructions for:Mermaid Kisses Salty Sea SoapGolden Coconut Milk SoapWine and Rose SoapFelted Soap StonesRefreshing Lemon Solid Shampoo BarsBeard Wash Solid Soap BarsAnd more!
After you learn to make your own soap, you’ll also discover how to scent, color, design, troubleshoot, and even sell your soap. McQuerry’s soaps make for attractive and personal bathroom and kitchen dcor at home, as well as nifty gifts for just about any occasion.
7. Italian Folk Magic: Rue's Kitchen Witchery
Author: by Mary-Grace Fahrun
Weiser Books (May 1, 2018)
Italian Folk Magic is a fascinating journey through the magical, folkloric, and healing traditions of Italy with an emphasis on the practical. The reader learns uniquely Italian methods of magical protection and divination and spells for love, sex, control, and revenge.
The book contains magical and religious rituals and prayers and explores divination techniques, crafting, blessing rituals, witchcraft, and, of course, the evil eye, known as malocchio in Italian-the author explains what it is, where it comes from, and, crucially, how to get rid of it.
This book can help Italians regain their magical heritage, but Italian folk magic is a beautiful, powerful, and effective magical tradition that is accessible to anyone who wants to learn it.
8. Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida
Author: by Hitomi Shida
In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. Shida’s strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions.
This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many moreA set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches.
Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more!
9. Carving Faces Workbook: Learn to Carve Facial Expressions with the Legendary Harold Enlow (Fox Chapel Publishing) Detailed Lips, Eyes, Noses, and Hair to Add Expressive Life to Your Woodcarvings
Author: by Harold Enlow
Fox Chapel Publishing
Pull up a seat next to Harold’s carving bench as he teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression while sharing decades of carving tips and techniques! Learn from Harold Enlow, one of America’s foremost caricature carvers:How to carve faces such as Cowboy, Santa, Wood Spirit, Witch, Ugly Faces, & moreHow to render highly-detailed features like eyes, lips, nose, hair, & earsHow to add life and expression to your carvingsClear, easy-to-follow instructionsDetailed patternsMasterful tips & techniques gathered over decades of carvingEach project is done in small steps that guarantee successFollow along as the legendary Harold Enlow, a founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America, teaches you how to carve faces with life and expression.
Enlow shares his masterful woodcarving tips and techniques that make his carvings stand out in this information-packed book. You’ll learn to carve a female face, a cowboy face, a Native American face, a Santa face, and more. Best of all, you’ll discover Enlow’s secret to success: Learning how to render highly detailed eyes, lips, nose, hair, and ears before moving on to carving a complete face.
10. Make Thrift Mend: Stitch, Patch, Darn, Plant-Dye & Love Your Wardrobe
Author: by Katrina Rodabaugh
Abrams (April 20, 2021)
Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh, bestselling author of Mending Matters, teaches readers how to mend, patch, dye, and alter clothing for an environmentally conscious, reimagined wardrobe Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh follows her bestselling book, Mending Matters, with a comprehensive guide to building (and keeping) a wardrobe that matters.
Whether you want to repair your go-to jeans, refresh a favorite garment, alter or dye clothing you already havethis book has all the know-how you’ll need. Woven throughout are stories, essays, and a slow fashion call-to-action, encouraging readers to get involved or deepen their commitment to changing the destructive habit of overconsumption.
Rodabaugh has an engaged community (her kits are in high demand and her classes sell out quickly) and a proven ability to tempt sewists and nonsewists alike to take up needle and thread.
11. The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living
Author: by Eliot Wigginton
Anchor (February 17, 1972)
First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia’s philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.
This classic debut volume of the acclaimed series covers a diverse array of crafts and practical skills, including log cabin building, hog dressing, basketmaking, cooking, fencemaking, crop planting, hunting, and moonshining, as well as a look at the history of local traditions like snake lore and faith healing.
12. Making Mobiles: Creating Beautiful Polish Pajaki from Natural Materials
Author: by Karolina Merska
Pavilion (May 11, 2021)
Discover pajaki, one of the hottest interior trends in recent yearsPolish artist Karolina Merska’s richly ornamented, reimagined pajaki mobiles have caught the attention of design shows and interiors magazines across the world. Pajaki literally means “spiders of straw,” and using simple materials such as rye straw, dried peas, and paper, women in Poland would create cheerful chandeliers to decorate their homes for festive occasions.
In her first book, Karolina shows how to create 15 classic and contemporary hanging decorations with wow factor and celebrates the rich heritage of this age-old folk art. Using colorful cutouts, pom-poms, paper flowers, and natural materials, Karolina explores the craft’s inspiring past and shares her passion for keeping the pajaki tradition alive today.
13. The Handcarved Bowl: Design & Create Custom Bowls from Scratch
Author: by Danielle Rose Byrd
The Handcarved Bowl provides step-by-step photos and directions for every stage of the bowlcarving process that will appeal to everyone from beginning woodworkers to seasoned carvers. Carving wooden bowls by hand may appear to be just a romantic notion (don’t worry, it’s that too), but there’s also lots to learn about this natural material and unique process that will be undoubtedly serve you for every future woodworking project, no matter the tools or methods used.
Bowl carving gives unparalleled insight to the basic properties of wood behavior, intimate knowledge of how tool edges interact with different grain, and the importance of learning to reframe failure as one of the keys of building deep understanding. The Handcarved Bowl is the beginning of many projects, not just the three designs outlined here in step-by-step instructions, and both seasoned woodworkers and beginners alike will find the inherent value of carving using these methods.
Along the way you’ll learn tips and tricks that will keep you safe, help you make informed decisions about your own designs, and give you the confidence to take your work in any direction you’d like.
14. The Art of Rock Painting: Techniques, Projects, and Ideas for Everyone
Author: by Lin Wellford
New painters wanted! No experience necessary! With Lin Wellford’s instruction, thousands have discovered the thrill of turning rocks into works of art. Her bestselling books have helped to awaken interest in modern rock painting. The Art of Rock Painting offers a variety of easy projects designed to introduce basic painting techniques yet still appeal to seasoned painters.
The Table of Contents includes:Getting StartedRock ButterfliesStone berriesSunflower VaseRock HouseFancy Fruit RocksSpooky StonesHoliday HousesRockin’ SantaAnd much more! Grab a brush, find a stone, and get ready to rock! Experience the magic of this fun and exciting art activity.
15. The Modern Cottage Collection Coloring Book
Author: by Jen Racine
The Modern Cottage Collection Coloring Book40 Coloring Pages that celebrate harmonious nature and the serenity of cottage life. Modern Scandinavian-style illustrations are perfect for easy, stress-free coloring. Take a break from the computer, phone or tablet and color yourself to contentment and calm with this cottagecore-inspired coloring book.
Full-page, one-sided artwork with borders and bold, clean lines are uniquely illustrated and a celebration of florals, birds, animals, baking, cooking, sewing, knitting and gnomes. Look for Jen Racine’s coloring books on Amazon including, Woodland Wonder, Time to Hygge, Garden Gnomes, Scandi Nature, The National Parks Coloring Book, The Canada Coloring Book, Astrology Cats, I Llove Llamas and more.
16. 280 Japanese Lace Stitches: A Dictionary of Beautiful Openwork Patterns
Author: by Nihon Vogue
Embrace the Japanese concept of ma (negative space) with these delicate lace stitches. 280 Japanese Lace Stitches is a fun and informative resource for experienced knitters. This book is filled with a wonderful variety of beautiful, openwork stitch patterns, including leaf patterns, diamonds, circles and wavesperennial favorites that can be applied to every type of project, from sweaters to blankets.
With full-color photos and expert explanations of the symbols and patterns, knitters can expand their knowledge of this elegant and classic style. 11 basic projects give you a chance to try some of these patterns right away. These gentle introductions include such accessories as:A stripe-textured shawlA short cowlHandwarmers with a circle patternA versatile winter hatAnd more!
Japanese knitting guru Gayle Roehm introduces the patterns and explains the ins and outs of Japanese knitting. A handy index allows you to search for patterns by number of steps and stitches required, so you can shop from the intricacy side of the menu.