Five craft books for inspiration and ideas.

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Five craft books for inspiration and ideas.

Just like songwriters and authors suffer from writer’s block, crafters like you and me often find themselves stuck in a creative quagmire and lost for ideas when looking for a new project to get their teeth into. So I have created this list of craft books for inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

My choice of 5 craft books for inspiration and ideas.

Handmade Gifts

By DK Crafts.

My first choice of craft books for inspiration is Handmade gifts. It includes some of the popular craft skills like backing, candle making, sewing, crochet, knitting, mosaics. soap, and jewellery, to name but a few.

There are over 70 projects to get you inspired. Each project is fully illustrated with step by step instructions, and includes variations so you can be sure that each one is as unique as possible. It even shows you how to make your own gift wrap.

Simple Patchwork Gifts

By Christa Rolf.

Patchwork is a cool way to pass your time and create some amazing brightly colourful  gifts for your friends, or to sell on. Complete with Step by step instructions and beautiful photographs this book is aimed at both beginner and seasoned crafter alike. 

There are loads of wonderful ideas, and best of all you get to use up those scraps of fabric you have been collecting for so long. So why not get stitching with Simple Patchwork Gifts.

Pompom Crafts

By Alison Howard

This book contains seventeen charming, easily made pompom creations that would make ideal gifts for people all ages. Some of the delightful  pompoms you could be making include a cute puppy dog, Mary’s little lamb, and a big big googgly eyed spider!

From the reviews it looks like Pompom Crafts has become a big hit with adults and children alike. It is great fun and one of the really good craft books for inspiration and ideas.

Twenty to Knit: Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit

By Sachiyo Ishii

Twenty to Knit: Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit, as the title suggests, has twenty festive themed knitting projects. Each project is accompanied with its own easy to follow knitting pattern. The author has included a section at the beginning  of the book showing basic techniques, from how to make your own stuffing to decorative stitching.

Some of the projects included are; a poller bear, an angel, a robin, an adorable penguin, baubles, a snowman, and of course, Father Christmas complete with his sack. With Christmas approaching fast, as it always dose, get knitting with Twenty to Knit: Tiny Christmas Toys to Knit.

Cutting Machine Crafts.

By Lia Griffith

Cutting Machine Crafts is a lovely book that has thirty projects you can make using  cutting machines like “Silhouette” and “Brother”. You can download the templates, run your materials thew your machine, and follow the simple and, put together lovely home items, children crafts, and seasonal decorations.

There is an introduction to cutting machines and covers a vast range of materials you can use such as pepper, vinyl, fabrics, iron on materials and more. So if you have a cutting machine, or thinking about getting one, Cutting Machine Crafts is one of the many craft books for inspiration to get you on the right track.

Are you inspired yet?

I hope this short article on Five craft books for inspiration and ideas has left you with some ideas for your future projects.

Once you have done you can always sell your creations for cash. Read my article Sell products online with WordPress & Woocommerce.

If you have any ideas of your own that are not covered that you would like to share please leave a comment below. I will try to include them in future posts. Thank you for reading.

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