What are the best craft books?

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    #1Crafty Girls Talk

    Crafty Girls Talk
    Crafty Girls Talk is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Jennifer Forest. It was published August 22, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
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    Howard Hanson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book inspired me a great deal. I learnt that I could do much and put my efforts into something creative. Am now able to view the world in a different way and embrace new ideas of creativity. I loved this book a lot."
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    #2Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

    Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
    Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Debbie Stroller. It was published March 15, 2006 by Workman Publishing Company.
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    Austin Peterson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker has become almost an icon for the knitting fans everywhere. Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet has both knitting and crochet information as well as a good helping of funny commentary. It's become the definitive book for the knitter."
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    #3Dressing the Naked Hand

    Dressing the Naked Hand

    Dressing the Naked Hand (Book + DVD): The World's Greatest Guide to Making, Staging, and Performing with Puppets is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Amy White, Mark H. Pulham and Dallin Blankenship.

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    Debra Gardner
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This instructional book is very helpful for performing with puppets. . It has been very useful to me, and with the help of this book i have a better performance, and people entertain a lot."
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    #4FREE WOOD III-THE CRATE BOOK

    FREE WOOD III-THE CRATE BOOK
    FREE WOOD III-THE CRATE BOOK: Upcycling pallet wood into sturdy wood crates with precision and repeatability is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by TG FORGE.
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    Juan Baltazar
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I think this is a pretty good solution because it is a free kindle book. So I can try to out the solution to see if it will work or not. I have been interested and making a crate to hold my video games in and this would be a good book to help learn to make my own. "
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    #5In Miniature Style II: Over 40 How-To Projects

    In Miniature Style II: Over 40 How-To Projects

    In Miniature Style II: Over 40 How-To Projects is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Christine Verstraete. It was published March 22, 2011 by Writers Exchange E-Publishing.

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    Doris Campbell
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is perfect for anyone who like to make miniatures. There are lots of photos of many new projects to work on. "
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    #6Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects

    Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects
    Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects - Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Sophie Maletsky. It was published July 1, 2014 by Zest Books.
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    Doris Ramos
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The instructions are easy to follow and achievable and it is full of great projects for starters and up. The book is very extensive and the color is a great touch. A must buy for those into duct tape crafts. And the designs are easily adaptable to your own style."
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    #7How to Make A Great Soy Jar Candle

    How to Make A Great Soy Jar Candle

    How to Make A Great Soy Jar Candle: Revealing My Favorite Candle Suppliers is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Amber Richards. Published October 3, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Timothy Medina
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a very short book, but I found it very helpful. There is a lot of information available on the internet for making candles, but this book gathers everything you need to know in an easy to digest format."
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    #8BoHo Chic Jewelry

    BoHo Chic Jewelry

    BoHo Chic Jewelry: 25 Timeless Designs Using Soldering, Beading, Wire Wrapping and More is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Laura Beth Love. Published March14, 2014 by KP Craft.

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    Charles Weaver
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "BoHo Chic Jewelry: 25 Timeless Designs Using Soldering, Beading, Wire Wrapping and More is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Laura Beth Love. Published March14, 2014 by KP Craft. a very good crafts book."
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    #9Interweave Press Simple Modern Sewing

    Interweave Press Simple Modern Sewing

    Interweave Press Simple Modern Sewing: 8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha. Published December 31, 2001.

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    Sean Carlson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a pretty awesome book for those that like to do sewing projects here and there. I think the ideas and examples in the book are great for those that are beginners and even challenging enough for those that are really experienced at the craft."
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    #10Quilling Basics

    Quilling Basics
    Quilling Basics: Discover the Magic World of Surprises in Quilling (Learn Quilling Book 1) is an Arts, Crafts, instructive reference book written by Alberta Neal. It was published October 13, 2015 by Amazon Digital Services LLC.
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    Kelly Brown
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "crafting is great art"
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    #11How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio

    How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio
    How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio by Amber Richards is a nonfiction book on arts and photography references. This book was published in 2013 for newbies and aspiring photographers.
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    Paul Mendoza
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The best craft book is How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio by Amber Richards. This book is for anyone who simply wants to take better quality family or pet photos. It would make a useful reference guide for product photography as well. If you sell products on eBay or a similar venue, great looking photos are a must to get your products sold. For newbies and aspiring photographers."
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    #12Creepy Cute Crochet

    Creepy Cute Crochet

    Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More! is a non-fiction guidebook about knitting written by Christen Haden. It is first published in 2008 by Quirk Books. 

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    Kyle Richardson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "NICE"
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    #13Carving Animal Caricatures

    Carving Animal Caricatures

    Carving Animal Caricatures is a nonfiction reference art book written by Elma Waltner that presents a series of specific and easy-to-follow instructions for amateur wood carvers using the simplest tools and materials.

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    Rogelio Saucedo
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I like this book, its good on carving. Anyone can grasp what is being said and be carving in no time. Book gives a list of basic tools and wood needed. i like it "
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    #14Carving Wooden Critters: Includes Power Carving Techniques

    Carving Wooden Critters: Includes Power Carving Techniques
    Carving Wooden Critters: Includes Power Carving Techniques written by Diane Ernst is a reference book for art and craft-making that offers an easy-to-follow approach to carving critters presented in colorful photos.
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    Héctor Galindo
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #15Whittling Handbook

    Whittling Handbook

    Whittling Handbook by Peter Benson is a nonfiction reference art handbook guide towards the basic tools to have in you toolbox including knives, and wood. This book revolves around woodcarving and crafts.


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    Andrew Chapman
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Whittling Handbook is a perfect reference guide as well and learning tool. I have had this book for several years and used it to teach my son about woodworking and using pocket knife. It has everything you need to know."
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    #16Traditional Santa Carving with Tom Wolfe

    Traditional Santa Carving with Tom Wolfe

    Traditional Santa Carving With Tom Wolfe authored by Tom Wolfe himself is a reference art handbook for both beginning and intermediate carvers. It presents a step-by-step instructions presented in colorful photos.

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    Roy Mills
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Traditional Santa Carving with Tom Wolfe is recommended to everyone that is into crafts. The steps are very easy to follow and even comes with pictures."
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    #17Carving Clowns & Circus Wagons

    Carving Clowns & Circus Wagons
    Carving Clowns & Circus Wagons is a reference art handbook written by Billy J. Smith that teaches you how to carve your own circus parade, starting from wood selection, patterns, tools, and paint.
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    Jean Freeman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Not my type of craft book. The crafts are rather creepy than cute or desirable to make. The picture on the cover doesn't accurately portray what crafts will be found throughout the book. "
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    #18Carving the Female Face

    Carving the Female Face
    Carving the Female Face: How to Carve Pretty Faces in Wood is a reference book for art and woodcarving presents ready-to-use patterns of faces geared towards creating sculpture of female faces.
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    Betty Moreno
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book does not have great reviews. One of the readers had leafed through it at a crafts show, but was less than thrilled once it was bought and read. There are several other books on carving the human face that have much better reviews. However, for someone beginning to carve wood, this is most likely an interesting craft book to read, although not the "best craft book"."
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    #19Carving Twigs and Branches

    Carving Twigs and Branches
    Carving Twigs and Branches is a reference art and craft handbook authored by Ernest C. Lubkemann that presents suggestions on small whittling easy-to-do projects and demonstration of wood carving techniques.
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    Gary Delgado
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I decided to take up crafting and foud the book Carving Twigs and Branches a reference art and craft handbook authored by Ernest C. Lubkemann to be a huge help. It got me caught up to speed about how to do small whittling easy-to-do projects and showed me demonstration of wood carving techniques."
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    #201001 Designs for Whittling and Woodcarving

    1001 Designs for Whittling and Woodcarving
    1001 Designs for Whittling and Woodcarving by E. J. Tangerman is a nonfiction reference art and craft book that offers more than 1000 design ideas for carving Christmas decors, cookie molds, and many other projects.
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    Harold Jordan
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I made my very first wood carved cabinet with the help of this book, I had no idea I would have a knack for this sort of thing. I really enjoy building and learning how to do it with this awesome book, great designs and ideas! "
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    #21Santa Carving : A Carving Primer for Beginning and Advanced Carvers

    Santa Carving : A Carving Primer for Beginning and Advanced Carvers
    Santa Carving : A Carving Primer for Beginning and Advanced Carvers is a reference book for art and crafts that offers instructions for carving and painting three variations of Santa Claus and many other forms.
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    Stephen Alvarez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I found this book very useful last year. I wanted to take up crafting and I did not know where to begin, so I picked this book up. I was impressed with the level of detail given and I was able to follow everything step by step. In no time at all I was creating Christmas carvings like Santa Claus and reindeers with little effort."
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    #22Knitting Around

    Knitting Around

    Knitting Around is a nonfiction reference manual about the craft of knitting written by Elizabeth Zimmermann with Meg Swansen as the editor. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 1989 by Schoolhouse Pr.

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    Debra Cruz
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This knitting book is a classic. My mother handed it down to me a few years ago when I showed interest in knitting. If you have a knack for being crafty, I'd say it's worth taking a look at. It may be a bit aged, but it's definitely not out of style yet. It has a lot of the oldie, but goodie patterns to hone your skills."
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    #23Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 Faces

    Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 Faces
    Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 Faces is a reference art handbook written by Dick Gautier that presents drawing techniques for the face, instructions, and delicate process of caricature, carving and cartooning.


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    Samuel Hill
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book has many references for drawing cartoon faces, I found it very helpful in teaching me how to draw faces of my cartoons that I have been planning for a long time. I have recommended this to friends who also enjoy drawing cartoons."

Summary

Best What are the best craft books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Crafty Girls TalkBooks 31 Paid
2Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy HookerBooks 28 Paid
3Dressing the Naked HandBooks 26 Paid
4FREE WOOD III-THE CRATE BOOKBooks 24 Paid
5In Miniature Style II: Over 40 How-To ProjectsBooks 23 Paid
6Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape ProjectsBooks 22 Paid
7How to Make A Great Soy Jar CandleBooks 19 Paid
8BoHo Chic JewelryBooks 19 Paid
9Interweave Press Simple Modern SewingBooks 16 Paid
10Quilling BasicsBooks 15 Paid
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