Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts

An A-to-Z Guide With Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration

Book - 2009
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Organized by topic, this comprehensive resource contains projects, templates, and detailed instructions for more than 30 craft techniques such as beading, jewelry making, paper cutting, and silkscreening. Instructions for each technique are followed with how-to projects
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307450579
0307450570
Branch Call Number: 745.5 Martha 2009
Characteristics: 416 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Stewart, Martha

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dansig
Aug 07, 2013

I love this book! Definitely one I will have to buy for my own collection. There are so many projects I want to try in here, and so many new crafts to learn. I especially love the rope coasters and rug, and the calligraphy section. This book also inspired me to try paper quilling.

JCLMargaretO Apr 18, 2013

This book is a compilation of the best of Martha Stewart Living craft projects complete with step-by-step instructions and color photographs. An awesome collection of a wide range of crafts all in a single "encyclopedia".

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fearlessforever
Apr 02, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this book; however to me some of the projects seemed daunting and complex. Even with this in mind, Martha did an amazing job of guiding the reader with step by step instructions and tips for each project. Every craft is also accompanied with beautiful pictures of the outcome for each project as well as instructional diagrams. Many of the materials that are needed for the crafts are easily accessible at any department or craft store which is an added bonus that makes crafting much easier. What I also enjoyed about this book was that the complexity of projects throughout the book varies so that it is suitable for many types of crafters not just those who are highly skilled, in fact many of the crafts could be completed relatively quickly. Some may find this book to be lacking as a full crafting encyclopedia because it does not include every aspect of crafting and some elements have not been included like knitting, crochet, and embroidery ect. However this book takes a more creative approach to crafting while still showcasing traditional methods as well. Many if not all of the crafts in the book are Martha’s own creations so slight variation from conventional craft books is to be expected.

Overall this a wonderful book for anyone interested in crafting whether they are just a beginner or they have been crafting for many years; this book has something for everybody. It is very inspiring and informative; with the step by step instructions, technique tips and diagrams to guide you along the way this book is a must have for any crafter!

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amandacross3
Oct 23, 2012

Good enough that I bought it from Half Price Books, - had more than a dozen ideas I wanted to try out! What a SCORE that HPB had it in stock!

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TheMissFemale
May 30, 2012

TONS OF GREAT IDEAS!!

Dolci Oct 07, 2010

Found some new and unique ideas that were simple.

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NiecesPieces
Sep 27, 2010

Every project in this book would cost a lot of money to make. Very unreasonable.

Thundymac Apr 21, 2010

I liked this so much i bought it. Lots of modern projects with clear instructions in the Martha Stewart style.

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fearlessforever
Apr 02, 2013

fearlessforever thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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fearlessforever
Apr 02, 2013

This book is chocked full of countless crafting topics. These include:
Albums, Scrapbooks, and Memory Boxes, Beading, Block Printing, Botanical Pressing, Botanical Printing, Calligraphy, Candle making, Clay, Decoupage, Etching Glass, Fabric Flowers, Gilding, Glittering, Jewelry Making, Marbleizing, Matting and Framing, Mosaics, Nature Crafts, Origami and Paper Folding, Painting China and Glass, Paper Cutting and Punching, Paper Flowers and Birds, Photo Crafts, Pom Pom Animals, Quilting, Rope Crafts, Rubber Stamping, Silk-screening, Soap Making, Tin Punching, Wirework and MORE!

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fearlessforever
Apr 02, 2013

Other: This title may be more suitable to those 12 years of age and older – only because some of the projects would need adult supervision if they are being done by those yonder than 12 years old. Other than that this book is suitable for anyone.

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