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Household Crafts and Tips: The Foxfire Americana Library (12)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A collection of how-tos celebrating the domestic arts of Appalachia, “Household Crafts and Tips” includes traditional advice on soapmaking and quilting, as well as in-depth instructions for making baskets,...

The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation: Suiseki and its Use with Bonsai

by Yuji Yoshimura, Vincent T. T. Covello & Sonja Arntzen

The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility.

Written by two leading experts...

Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed,...

A Manual for Neanderthals

by H. Mewhinney

The story of humanity's earliest days on earth has come down to us chiefly in the tools and weapons early hominids shaped from flint. With these tools, they gained ascendancy over less dexterous beasts and began...

The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn

by Carol Kroll

Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, and macrame. Author's preface. 33 illustrations,...

My Paper Star of Bethlehem

by Thomas Camp

Instruction book on building a fabulous eight point 3D hanging, spinning Star. May also be used as Christmas Tree Topper.

Huggable Amigurumi: 18 Cute and Cuddly Animal Softies

by Shannen Chua

Use your favorite yarns to crochet an adorable collection of cuddly amigurumi animals, including a lamb, giraffe, elephant, raccoon, turtle, turkey, and more.

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living: Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned...


Starting Points: Creating Meaningful Scrapbook Layouts From Whatever Inspires You

by Linda Harrison

Find Your Inspiration

Getting started can be the hardest part of scrapbooking–but it doesn't have to be. Starting Points shows you that inspiration for creating a scrapbook page can come from anywhere: an old...

Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies

by Memory Makers Masters

Give Your Creativity Room to Play!

When scrapbook supplies start to overtake your workspace, know that you're not alone. Just Ask the Masters! In Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies, the Memory Makers Masters...

Your Leatherwork - Leather Craft and Design

by Betty Dougherty

The inadequacy of many text books purporting to deal with craftwork results from their compilation by "writers of books" with but meagre experience in the practice of the craft. This book is different. Miss...

Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers

by Mary Beth Shaw

It's time to cook up some creativity!

You're invited to a fanciful feast of color, textures and luscious layers that will tempt even the most discriminating painter's palette. Whether you love experimenting...

Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox

by Vicki Boutin

Yes, You CAN Do It!

Internationally recognized artist and teacher Vicki Boutin takes the all mystery out of those scrapbook and mixed-media techniques you thought you could never do! She'll be with you every...

Layered Impressions: A Poetic Approach to Mixed-Media Painting

by Katie Kendrick

Reveal your own uniquely beautiful layers by painting with poetry.

Layered Impressions is the muse you need to marry your love of written expression and your passion for paint, revealing the colors of your true...

Get It Scrapped!: Organize, Visualize, Create

by Debbie Hodge

Ready, Set, Scrap!

If you have stacks upon stacks of photos just waiting to be put to good use, turn to the amazing ideas in Get It Scrapped! to fire up your creative engines! Whether your photos are digital...

Destination Creativity: The Life-Altering Journey of the Art Retreat

by Rice Freeman-Zachery

Experience art retreats without leaving your home!

There’s a community of passionate, creative souls looking to connect, and the art retreat is where is happens. In Destination Creativity, Ricë Freeman-Zachery...

Steampunk Emporium: Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios

by Jema "Emilly Ladybird" Hewitt

Embark on a most extraordinary expedition

Make haste and pack your bags right away — you're not going to want to delay this charming adventure! Whilst perusing the pages of Steampunk Emporium, the harrowing...

Raw Art Journaling

by Quinn McDonald

Meaning in life is made, not found.

In a raw-art journal, you don't need to know how to draw; you don't need to know how to write well. You don't need worry about messing up techniques you've never attempted...

Mixed and Stitched

by Jen Osborn

paint and markers, fabric and thread...IT'S TIME TO MIX THINGS UP! Whether you're a mixed-media artist or a passionate sewer, discover innovative ways to combine fabrics, textures, found objects and more to...