Monday, December 08, 2008

Holiday Gift Guide part 1 - Books!

This is part one of our Holiday Gift Guides featuring awesome books for crafty types.

For General Crafters: Switch Craft - an awesome new book all about incorporating electronics into your crafts. Handmade Nation - all about crafty people who are heading the craft revolution in America, a gorgeous and inspiring book. Stitched in Time - various projects for machine and hand sewing that are all adorable and old-timey.

For the Seamster: French General Home Sewn - sewing projects for the home, inspired by Provencal French living! Zakka Sewing - a cute Japanese sewing book translated into English! Seams to Me - by fabric designer Anna Maria Horner this book features awesome patterns from skirts to bags to sewing organizers!For the Knitter: Picture Perfect Knits - super sweet designs and instructions for intarsia knitting. Knitting America - a coffee table book that celebrates the history of knitting. Continuous Cables - the new book from the authors of Cables Untangled featuring all new patterns!

For the Felter or Spinner: A Fine Fleece: lots of patterns to knit with your handspun yarn. Beautiful Sheep - stunning photographs of tons of different breeds of sheep (cute!!) Wool Pets - our favorite book for felting!

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