Archive for the ‘Book Reviews and Introductions’ Category

Book Review: Kilobyte Couture

When I was a little girl, I used to hunt around the bases of utility poles for the small bits of colored wire and other colorful electric bits the telephone linemen and utility workers would leave behind. These tiny treasures seemed beautiful to me and I would make tiny rings and bracelets or save them […]

Book Review: Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts

Martha Stewart has been the reigning crafts guru for the past 20 years. In this book she pools a lot of that knowledge into lovely tutorials for over 30 different crafts, from beading and candle making to silk screening and wirework. The instructions are clear and easy, and the photography is as lovely as you […]

New Craft Book Excerpts – Knitting and Tea & The New Terrarium

Potter Craft / Clarkson Potter have shared excerpts from two new craft books right here on Craftster. We hope you enjoy these sneak previews!

Handmade Nation: DIY Craft Book by Faythe Levine

Faythe Levine is documenting the rise of DIY and the new wave of art, craft and design. Handmade Nation the book will be released by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2008 and the documentary with the same title will be released in 2009. Here’s a synopsis of this crafty documentary: A new wave of craft […]

Fun and Easy Soap Making

I know, I know. Another post that might wanna make you go buy something. I’m sorry! These days I carefully choose the craft books I buy due to this wee problem where I already have too many books and not enough time. But I had a gift certificate to use and of course I headed […]