A one stop-guide to learning all kinds of crafts

  • Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal
  • Friday, February 1, 2013 10:48am
  • Life

Want to try your hand at a new creative pursuit? “Craft: Techniques &Projects” can get you started.

The book is a comprehensive guide to a variety of craft techniques, written by top crafters in their fields. The authors teach the basics of each craft through words and photos, and then offer a project to let you practice the techniques.

The crafts in the book are appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned crafters, and they don’t require a lot of specialized equipment. Included are textile and paper crafts, jewelry, ceramics, glass, candles, soap and eco crafts.

“Craft: Techniques &Projects” is priced at $40 in hardcover.

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