CrafterNews Holiday Gift Guide 2010
Turkey has been devoured, leaves have been raked, winter coats have been resurrected from closets. That can mean only one thing: The holiday season has officially begun! We here at CrafterNews know the holidays can be stressful, so we’ve provided you with some gift ideas for all the crafters on your list. Whether they’re into jewelry, fashion, or indie crafts, we’ve got them covered! Additionally, in the spirit of the holidays, we will be giving away one copy of every book on the gift guide to the CrafterNews reader who leaves us the best comment as to why they or someone they know needs the book. So curl up with some hot chocolate, start a project of your own, and enjoy the season!
For the Yarn Lover:
From cashmere and merino wool to angora and baby alpaca, you simply cannot have enough yarn—your yarn stash is overflowing, and precious skeins hide in every nook of your home. As soon as winter’s chill sets in, you’re ready to beat the cold with your knitting needles or crochet hook and a basket of (yarn) goodies.
Mastering Color Knitting
Melissa Leapman shows you how to achieve breathtaking colorwork
Knitting Block by Block
Use 150 gorgeous block patterns to create Nicky Epstein’s stunning designs
• Get the Snowflake Hat pattern from Knitting Block by Block on Scribd.com
Crochet Lace Innovations
A collection of 20 stylish designs that give classic crochet methods a modern twist
Toe-Up Socks in a Box
Fabulous sock patterns for knitters on the go, from Wendy Johnson
• View the Bouquet Socks pattern from Toe-Up Socks for Every Body on Scribd.com
Lily Chin’s Knitting Tips & Tricks
Simple solutions to everyday knitting problems
For the Crafty Fashionista
Always on-trend, you covet the latest looks from the runways and your favorite fashion mags. Armed with your sewing machine, a few baubles, and plenty of style, you’re able to create your own of-the-moment ensembles and still afford those new stilettos.
The Party Dress Book
Learn to sew a fabulous frock that can be personalized for every taste and occasion
Built by Wendy Dresses
Wendy Mullin shows you how truly simple making dresses can be
Fresh Fashion Knits
Knitwear patterns from the fashion-forward Rowan Studio Collection
Dylan’s Candy Bar Journal
A sweet way to record your thoughts
Land Your Man
50 flashcards that reveal the secrets behind what his body language really means
For the Indie Crafter
With your inimitable tastes—a little quirky, a little edgy, a bit retro-inspired—you never mind standing out in a crowd. You’ll scour Etsy shops, thrift stores, and, yes, even learn how to do-it-yourself to come up with finds that are entirely, uniquely you.
Dare to Be Square Quilting
Quilting gets a rock ‘n’ roll style makeover with Boo Davis’s take on traditional patterns
• View the Op Art Floor Pillow pattern from Dare to Be Square Quilting on Scribd.com
The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer
Get in on the latest indie-art trend: handmade paper dolls
• View the Holly and Ivan pattern from The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer on Flickr.com.
The Emergency Gift Book
DIY-on-the-fly novelty gifts every procrastinator can use
Passages from the classics are revised by YOU in this modern, fun, fill-in-the-blanks mashup
For the Jewelry Maker
An incorrigible magpie, you adore all things sparkly and shiny. But why drop a fortune on the latest bling when you can let your imagination run wild and create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece? You’ll be party-ready just in time to ring in the new year.
The Art of Metal Clay
The source for jewelry makers who want the latest information on the moldable clay that becomes pure metal—with a bonus DVD!
• View the Ring Bezel for Stones project from The Art of Metal Clay on Scribd.com
Design and make stunning jewelry using precious and semi-precious stones
• View the Three-Strand Tourmaline necklace project from Simply Gemstones on WomansDay.com
Chain and Bead Jewelry Geometric Connections
Learn how to create original designs with jump rings, all inspired by geometric shapes
The Beader’s Color Palette
220 palettes for beaders seeking color inspiration for their jewelry designs
Adventures in Wonderland Dream Journal
Detail your weird and wonderful nighttime wanderings in a journal inspired by the dreamy world of Alice in Wonderland
Antiquarian Note Card Book
Gorgeous marbelized notecards for every occasion mimic the tradition and look of antique bookbinding
For the Classic Crafter
Timeless, simple, and beautiful—whether it’s sewing, embroidery, or knitting, you invest in quality and time-honored traditional crafts. With patience and practice, you create beautiful heirloom pieces that will be cherished for generations to come.
Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts
Two decades of the best of Martha Stewart Living magazine’s craft projects, from A to Z
Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts
A comprehensive visual reference guide for every home sewer that includes sewing, appliqué, quilting, dyeing, and printing techniques
• View the Heirloom Tomato Pincushion project from Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts on Scribd.com
Stitch patterns and beautiful household and wearable projects featuring decorative, counted cross-stitch and crewelwork embroidery inspired by vintage motifs and folk-art traditions
• View the Embroidered Throw Pillow pattern from Embroidery Companion on WomansDay.com
Warm Knits, Cool Gifts
Inspiring, family-friendly designs for everyone on your shopping list—along with expert techniques, tips and heartwarming personal stories
• View the Hooded Scarf Pattern from Warm Knits, Cool Gifts on Scribd.com
Botanical Drawings Note Cards
A gorgeous collection of flower-themed cards for any special occasion
Beautiful French Provencal-style labels for crafting and organizing
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