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CRAFTING BOOK REVIEWS

Manga Art

This is sure to be enormously appealing to fans of Mark Crilley's famous YouTube channel. It is a sort of dream project for Crilley, who started his wildly popular YouTube channel over ten years ago. Although there are numerous prompts and tips throughout, since his...

Origami, Mosaics & More

This is actually more than a book, as it includes numerous folding papers, with lovely patterns overall. It offers engaging designs for origami and seems unique to me in that it focuses on plants of all types, rather than animals, as one expects in an origami set....

Where’s Kitty? Dot-to-Dot

What all-ages coloring books have done for what was once a kids-only activity, this book does for connect-the-dots books -- and its such a welcome and refreshing activity book, that's simple yet so fun to do, even as an adult. There are hundreds more dots than a...

Reviews: Lark Jewelry Books

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork is one of Lark Crafts' "500 Series," which exhibits the best work of contemporary artists in their chosen fields. And -- wow -- this one does not disappoint. With 500 beautifully photographed...

Kid’s Crafting Books

Making Books with Kids is an engaging paper craft book, with an emphasis on making different kinds of books on our own. The book focuses on simple accordion-style books, that would be easy for children to make, and there are also a few sewn binding books as well. The...

Reviews: Wee Felt Worlds & Journal It

  Wee Felt Worlds gives a strong introduction to the needle felting craft, as well as many simple, yet delightful creatures and objects to make utilizing this technique. I haven't ever had the chance to try needle felting, but I love how soft and fluffy...