Crafting/D.I.Y.

Books to inspire your creative spirit. See also our "creative writing" section for creative writing books.
Succulent Wild Woman Cover Image
By Sark
$18.00
ISBN: 9780684833767
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Published: Fireside Books - May 2nd, 1997

This book is my glowing invitation to you--to live a rich, succulent life

I explore love, sexuality, romance, money, fat, fear and creativity. It's a little bit like reading my diary -- with permission. Succulence is powerFull and so are we as women.


The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781585421466
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tarcherperigee - March 4th, 2002

"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love." --Elizabeth Gilbert


The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780743235273
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2006

One of the world's leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin' Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents--at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist's Way and Bird by Bird.


Alternacrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to Make Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781584794561
Availability: Backordered
Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - April 1st, 2006

With an emphasis on recycling, making projects from scratch, and improvisation - as well as detailed, easy-to-understand instructions - this title gives crafters the skills they need to self-express, by shaping their own environments, whether they're working on their bodies, their bedrooms, their lockers at school, or their first apartments.


The Joy of Origami [With 100 Sheets of Origami Paper] Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780761139881
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Published: Workman Publishing - November 1st, 2005

The origami book, reinvented. From Margaret van Sicklen, author of the Origami Page-A-Day(R) Calendar and a tireless proselytizer for her craft, The Joy of Origami brings a delightfully fresh twist to the ancient art of paper folding.


Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780761128182
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 3rd, 2004

Knitting is hot, with 4 million newcomers in the last few years joining a core group of 38,000,000 knitters nationwide. And these are primarily young, creative, connected chicks with sticks who are coming together in living rooms, knitting cafes, and chic yarn stores, and making everything from funky hats to bikinis.


Creating Mandalas: For Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression Cover Image
$20.25
ISBN: 9781590308059
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Published: Shambhala Publications - April 13th, 2010

This book is a practical and inspiring guide to creating the circular drawings known as mandalas. The author introduces the history and ritual use of mandalas in cultures all over the world; offers guidance in choosing art materials, techniques, and colors for the creation of personal mandalas; and discusses the symbolism of colors, numbers, shapes, and motifs such as birds and flowers. She also presents several illustrated case histories of people who successfully used her techniques. Susanne F. Fischer is a local art therapist and a coordinator of workshop presentations at conferences on religion and psychology. She has over thirteen years' experience in teaching classes and workshops in mandala drawing.


Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform A T-Shirt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780761137856
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Published: Workman Publishing - February 1st, 2006

Make it yours. This inspirational guide with DIY attitude has everything you need to know about the world's great T-shirt: how to cut it, sew it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, and best of all, transform it. - Features more than 100 projects (plus 200 variations) for customized tees, tank tops, tube tops, T-skirts--even handbags, a patchwork blanket, iPod cozies, leg warmers, and more.


The Guerilla Art Kit Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9781568986883
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - November 1st, 2007

We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name "You" their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful.


Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book Cover Image
By Ziggy Hanaor (Editor)
$22.46
ISBN: 9781904772613
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Published: Black Dog Publishing - December 1st, 2006

Making Stuff is an eclectic craft book for the new millennium. It is a testament to a trend that is only going to get bigger. Whether you are a seasoned crafter looking for new ideas or a novice who still doesn't know how to cast on, this book is for you.