Craft Wisdom & Know-How

From the Editors of Lark Crafts

A Practical Guide to Creative Crafts

I love the scope of this book! It has every craft I would need, from crocheting to stained-glass…I am amazed at the extent of the crafts.
-Susan Hoag, review

Have you been scrolling through the lovely items featured on online craft websites and thought, “I bet I could make that”?—Well, now’s your chance! Craft Wisdom & Know-How is a complete home reference for dozens of different types of crafts—from sewing and quilting to making jewelry and throwing pots.

Try your hand with these crafts to create gorgeous, inexpensive, and meaningful gifts (for others or yourself!). Craft Wisdom & Know-How includes dozens of different types of crafts from needlework to metalwork and materials from glass to clay to paper.

Features a handpicked selection of the best materials from books published by Lark Books, a leader in craft books. Sections are organized by type of craft including Sewing, Knitting, and other Needlework; Paper Crafts and Bookmaking; Glasswork; Jewelry Making; Metalwork; Pottery and Clay; Silk Screening; and Woodworking and Toys.

Each section is the further broken down into chapters that cover specific crafts, each with step-by-step instructions for projects from beginner to advanced. Includes hundreds of individual projects such as Super Sock Monkeys, Crocheted Hats, Etched Glass, One-Afternoon Skirts, Candle-Making the Natural Way, Beading Vintage-style Jewelry, and much more. Also included are essential resources for supplies and materials.

This volume provides the wisdom and know-how on -

Knitted Capelets, Cowls, and Collars • Perfectly Simple Potpourris • Building Rustic Furniture • Mosaic Stepping Stones • Stylish Skirt Making • Painted Recycled Glass Projects • Paraffin Candlemaking • Kids’ Polymer Clay Projects • Pearl Cluster Necklace and Earrings • Making Wreathes with Faux Flowers, Fruits, & Greens • Woodland Friends Wash Mitts • Holiday Ornaments • Retro Glass Crafts • Terra Cotta Candle Holder • Beadweaving Materials, Tools, and Tips • Wicks, Waxes, and Additives • Cool Crocheted Hats • Chandelier Mosaics Lamp Shades • Felt Embroidery Basics • Mini-Book Making • Handbag Basics • The Ten-Minute Baby Hat • Country Rocking Horse • Vintage Christmas Cards • Fit-for-a-Queen • Chandelier Necklace and Earrings • Quickie Socks • Overdipped Candles • Two-Minute Potpourri Sachets • Child’s Small Chest of Drawers • Embroidered Halloween Projects • Textured Polymer Clay Beads • Silk-Flower Gift Decorations • Choosing Yarn and Determining Yardage • Warm Fuzzy Hat and Mittens • Working with Polymer Clay • All-Buttoned-Up Candles • Gemstone and Accent Beads • Christmas Card Garland • Walking Penguin Toy • Book Lovers Botanical Bookmarks • Crochet Projects for Kids • Recycled Gift Wrap • Stringing Beads with Thread • Candlemaking Equipment • Short Row Shaping • Violet Textures Picture Frame • Oil and Vinegar Decanters • Climbing Ivy Candles • Look-Inside Birdhouse • Creating Tube Beads • Knitted Clothes for Moms-to-Be • Embellish Your Curtain • Beads Sewn to Knitwear • Ruby-&-Gold Wine Goblets • Faux Flower Arrangements • Building a Knitter’s Toolkit • Mosaics on Curved Surfaces • Container Candles • Garden Decoupage Dinner Plate • Add a Facing, Add a Ruffle • Woodcarving Techniques • Library Mosaic Bookends

Lark Books publishes books on crafts, home decorating, cooking, and outdoor living. Lark’s titles range from beginner project books to advanced technique books to best-selling gallery books on topics such as sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, jewelry, ceramics, general crafts, and emerging DIY and lifestyle areas. Some of their best known books include titles in the 500 Series, Master Class Series, and the Homemade Living Series.

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