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Paper Made!

Paper Made!

Author Kayte Terry has a blog titled This is Love Forever, mostly devoted to crafts and art, but enhanced by whimsical side topics. Great title, isn’t it? In Paper Made! her tone is young and inviting, the patterns accessible, and the emphasis on reuse should attract environmentally-minded teens. Workman shares fun photos of the book’s [...]

Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery

Hoopla

Poking around Leanne Prain’s website, I happened upon a blog post titled Embroidered Covers. How gorgeous is this? (and it’s only one of many…) Now that I have your attention (or did I just distract you entirely?), take a look at the website for Hoopla, or the author’s website. On the former you can find [...]

World of Geekcraft

World of Geekcraft

Susan Beal is well-known in the craft world, and is the author of five books. She is active at craft events and online, writer of the popular blog West Coast Crafty. Beal has also created a blog for this book specifically — the World of Geekcraft includes photographs of people making her designs, including what appear to [...]

Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

Paper Cutting

Today we review a gorgeous book that introduces the best of paper cutting artistry today. This is not a how-to manual, but it may well inspire teens to take it up. If they do, they will find information, instruction and examples on the internet. In her introduction, Natalie Avella offers a piece on the current [...]

Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking

Trash to Treasure Papermaking

“Arnold Grummer has been making paper for more than 30 years, first as a faculty member of the Institute of Paper Chemistry, then as curator of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum, and currently as the President of Greg Markim Inc. He has written four books and dozens of articles on paper science and paper crafting. [...]

Sew!

Sew!

When the SLJ Adult Books for High School Students print column came to an end, there was an outcry from librarians lamenting (among other things) the loss of a review source for craft and cookbooks for teens. Today we continue the tradition with Sew! by Cath Kidston, widely recognized for her floral prints. Sew! is [...]