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2015/2016 Reviews

Curious Creatures (Dr Knit) - Arturo Acona
Lovely Letters - Annie's Craft Store
Cross Stitch Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments – Annie’s
Deck the Halls – Annie’s (Various Authors)

Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylics - Paul Apps
Japanese Paper Embroidery - Atsumi, Minako Chiba and Mari Kamio
Easy Jewelry-Making - Beadstyle Magazine
Drawing and Painting Cats - Vic Bearcroft
Stitched Paper Art for Kids - Ali Benyon
Japanese Fabric Flowers- Sylvie Blondeau
Quilled Animals - Diane Boden
Adorable Teddy Bears to Knit – Rachel Borello
Ribbonwork Flowers - Christen Brown
The Aboriginal Art Coloring Book - Penny Brown (Craft/Art)
Very British Baby Knits - Susan Campbell
Yellow - Vanessa Christianson
Tatted Lace Accessories - Donatella Ciotti
Color Mixing Guide: Watercolor - Julie Collins
Leather Jewelry - Natalia Colman
Silk Ribbon Flowers - Ann Cox
Little Animals Using Chenille Stems - Marie Enderlen-Debuisson
The Big Chill Out Colouring Book – Christine Dymond (Craft/Art)
Art Quilt Workbook - Jane Devila and Elin Waterston
Washi Style - Marisa Edghill
An Embroidered Christmas - Cheryl Fall
Papercuts - Louise Firchau
Complete Guide to Mosaic Techniques - Bonnie Fitzgerald
Painting Pastel Landscapes – Jeremy Ford
A-Z of Bird Portraits - Andrew Forkner
Sew and Play Puzzle Ball Animals - Abby Glassenberg
Jean Haines World of Watercolor - Jean Haines
The Christmas Coloring Book- Elaine Hamer
Aneelan's Big Book of Pop Out Boxes - Aneela Hoey
Shirts and Dresses for First Time Sewers - Christine Haynes
Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls – Jan Horrox
Knooking - Veronika Hug
Felt and Fibre Art – Val Hughes
Mini Knitted Woodland - Sachyio Ishii
Mini Knitted Toys - Sachiyo Ishii
Ribbon Girls – Maryellen Kim
The Kew Book of Botanic Illustration – Christabel King
Stained Glass Painting - Julie Lafaille
Shamballa Bracelets – Sandra LeBrun
Garden Crafts - Elizabeth Letcavage
Girls Guide to DIY Fashion - Rachel Low
Pom Pom Christmas – Alistair Macdonald
Decorative Wire Findings - Melody MacDuffee
30 Minute Jewellery- Beverly Mccullough
Christmas All Through The House – Chris Malone
This is Mouse - Brenna Maloney
Beginners Guide to Mosaic – Peter Massey and Alison Slater
Felt Wee Folk - Salley Mayor
Washi Tape Cards - Sara Naumann
Dreamy Quilts – Lydia Loretta Nelson
Forest Fairy Crafts - Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie
The Art of Papercutting – Jessica Palmer
Tangle Wood – Jessica Palmer – Adult Coloring book
The Flower Coloring Book - Polly Pinder
How to Sew Little Felt Animals – Sue Quinn
Christmas Stockings - Rachael Rowe

75 Lace Crochet Motifs - Caitlin Sainio
Zendoodle – Susanne Schaadt
A Merry Christmas With Kim Schaefer - Kim Schaefer

How to Make Beautiful Buttons - Beate Schmitz
Rock Art - Denise Scicluna
Half Yard Christmas – Debbie Shore
Quilted Covers and Cosies -Debbie Shore
Origami Garden – Iona Stoian
Mini Knitted Christmas- Sue Stratford
New Methods for Crochet Socks – Rohn Strong
Fast and Easy Earrings – Erica Swanson
Wendy Tait Watercolor Flowers - Wendy Tait
Little Flowers In Silk and Organza Ribbon - Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva
Anicent World Modern Beads -Mortira Natasha van Pelt
A Crochet Christmas - Various
Pride and Preju Knits – Trixie von Purl
We Love to Sew Gifts - Annabel Wrigley
Boho Designs Coloring Book - Valori Wells
We Love to Craft Christmas - Annabel Wrigley


Little Bags and Purses - Saskia Abel
The Cross Stitch Garden - Kazuko Aoki
Spellbound Floral Beaded Jewelry - Julie Ashford
Awesome Town Coloring Poster Book - Melissa Averinos
The Encaustic Art Project Book – Michael Bossom [art]
How to See it, How to Draw it – Matthew Brehm
My Cozy Village - Felicia T Brenoe [Appliqué & Embroider]
The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques - Pauline Brown
Grow Vegetables - Alan Buckingham
The Art of Laurel Burch Coloring Book - Laurel Burch
Mastering Silhouettes – Charles Burns
Calming Art Therapy Colouring Book - Hannah Davies, Richard Merritt and Cindy Wilde
Cuddle Buddies – Kirstyn Cogan
Applique – Kate Cross
Make: Pincushions - C&T Publishing
Learn to Make Bead Jewellery – Lynn Davy[review 1]
Learn to Make Bead Jewellery – Lynn Davy [review 2]
Romantic Motifs - Carina Envoldsen-Harris
A Line is a Dot that Went for a Walk - Jo Fernihough
Knitted Birds - Nicky Fijalkowska
Dresden Carnival - Marian B Gallian and Yvette Marie Jones
Fun with Fat Quarters – Wendy Gardiner
Special Occasion Fashions for 18 Inch Dolls- Lisa Gentry
Manga the Mega Guide – Samantha Gorel
Paper Cut Cards – Emily Gregory
Terry Harrison's Watercolor Secrets- Terry Harrison
Leather and Bead Jewellery – Cat Horn
Catastic Crafts - Mariko Ishikawa
Quilling Techniques and Inspiration – Jane Jenkins
How To Make 50 Fabulous Flat Kumihimo Braids -Beth Kemp
Watercolour Landscapes - Geoff Kersey
Off the Bookshelf Coloring Book - Samarra Khaja
Casual Bead Elegance – Eve Leder
Mandalas to Crochet - Haafner Linssen  
Sensational Sculpted Cakes – Rose Macefield
Birds, Butterflies and Blooms – Chris Malone
The Encyclopeida of Coloured Pencil Techniques – Judy Martin
My Handmade Wedding – Marianne Mercer
Pixel Crochet – Hannah Meur
The Best Sewing Machine Fun for Kids - Lynda Milligan and Nancy
Modern Elegance Coloring Book– Amanda Murphy
Paperie – Kirsty Neale
Drawing Masterclass: Trees – Denis John-Naylor - Art
30 Slippers to Knit and Felt - Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachriston
Make Your Own Idea Book -Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison
Hand Printing Studio - Betsy Olmstead
The Crochet Workshop – Emma Osmond
Tangle Bay – Jessica Palmer  
Patchwork Bags and Accessories - Yoke Saito
Let's Start Beading – Carolyn Schulz
Crochet Flowers -Tanya Shliazhko
Sewing Room Accessories – Debbie Shore
Ideas for Cardman – Francie Snyman
Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting - Mandy Southan
Colorful Wirework Jewelry – Kim St. Jean
The Hand Stitched Flower Garden -Yuki Sugashima
Stitched Textiles: Birds – Rachel Sumner
Knotted Bead Jewellry – Jenny Townley
Beading for the Absolute Beginner - Liz Thornton and Jean Power
Learn to Make Quilted Mug Rugs – Caroline S Vagts
100 Little Christmas Gifts to Make – Various Contributors
Crochet Your Christmas Baubles – Various Contributors
The Knitted Nursery Collection – Jem Weston
Tatted Snowflakes – Jennifer Williams
Embroidered Landscapes – Judy Wilford
Made in Paracord – Caitlin Wynne
The Applique Book – Casey York




Basic Cake Decorating - Shelly Baker
Flower Designs - Judy Balchin
Complete Guide to Drawing Animals - Gottfried Bammes
Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques - Gill Barron
Stylish Jewelry Made Simple - Bead Simple Magazine
Project: Necklaces - Bead and Button Magazine
Easy Beading Vol 8 -Bead Style Magazine
Project: Earrings - Bead and Button Magazine

Drawing and Painting Wild Animals - Vic Bearcroft
Winter Landscapes - David Bellamy
Skies, Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor - David Bellamy
Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods - Leslie Ann Bestor
Build Your Own Wire Pendants - Kimberly - Sciaraffa Berlin
Cuddly Knitted Animals - Caprice Birker
Crewel Intensions - Hazel Blomkamp
Stitched Flowers Textiles - Bobby Britnell
Celtic Designs - Penny Brown
Art Nouveau Designs - Penny Brown
How to Draw Garden Flowers - Penny Brown

Heart and Flower Designs - Judy Balchin
Start Origami - Mark Bolitho
Crewel Twists - Hazel Blomkamp


The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry - Martine Callaghan
Easter Knits - Arne and Carlos
Knitted Dolls with a Designer Wardrobe
- Arne and Carlos
Knits for Nerds - Toni Carr
When Granny Meets Filet - Bendy Carter
Ready to Paint Irish Landscapes in Watercolor - Dermot Cavanaugh
Classic Elite Quick Knits - Classic Elite Yarns

Pincushions - Salli-Ann Cook
Beginners Guide to Silk Embroidery - Anna Cox
Bead Embroidery - Shelley Cox


Stumpwork Embroidery - Kay and Michael Dennis
Craft: Techniques and Projects - DK Publishing
Complete Guide To Painting Water In Watercolour - Joe Dowden
Drawing and Painting Horses - Eva Dutton


500 Crochet Blocks - Hannah Elgie and Kath Webber
Pastel Painting Step by Step - Margaret Evans, Paul Hardy and Peter Coombs
Pastels Unleashed - Margaret Evans

Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune - Rik Feeney
Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry
- Kaska Firor
How To Paint Flowers in Acrylics - Tim Fisher
A-Z of Bird Portraits - Andrew Forkner

Iris Quilting - Maruscha Gaasenbeek
The Handknitter’s Yarn Guide - Nikki Gabriel
The Very Easy Guide To Using Your Sewing Machine - Wendy Gardiner
Ready to Paint Wild Animals in Acrylics - Angela Gaughan
Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections - Kieu Pham Gray


Atmospheric Watercolours - Jean Haines
The Art of Embroidered Butterflies - Jane E Hall
Drawing and Painting Mermaids - Elaine Hamer
Scandinavian Christmas Stockings - Mette Handberg
Patchwork Bags - Cecilia Hanselmann
Painting Watercolor Trees the Easy Way - Terri Harrison
Painting Boats and Harbours in watercolor - Terry Harrison
100 Beaded Flowers, Trinkets and Charms - Amanda Brooke Murr-Hinson
Silk Flower Style - Syliva Hague
The Crafter’s Guide to Papercutting - Emily Hogarth
Papercutting For Special Occasions - Emily Hogarth
How To Draw Fashion Figures - Susie Hodge
Machine Embroidered Seascapes - Alison Holt
Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewelry Makers - Melissa Hunt

50 Fabric Animals - Marie Claire Idees
Mini Knitted Safari - Sachiyo Ishii
A Passion for Color - Ruth Issett

Trace and Paint Flowers - Jelbert, Lakin, Peart and Tait
Watercolour Painting - George James
Knitted Beanies - Susie Johns


Twist Turn and Tie - Beth Kemp
Trees, Woodlands and Forests in Watercolor - Geoff Kersey
Crocheted Beanies
- Frauke Kiedaisch


 Liberty Cross Stitch - Hélène Le Berre
Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer and Shine - Sarah Lawrence
Felt Christmas Decorations - Corinne Lapierre
500 Toys To Knit, Crochet, Felt and Sew - Nguyen Le
Rubber Band Jewellry - Pam Leach
The Art of Beadweaving - Jane Lock


The Modern Flower Painter - Anna Mason
Stitched Textiles: Landscapes - Kathleen Matthews
Knit the Nativity - Jan Messent
Embroidered Portraits - Jan Messent
Knitting For Gold - Sue McBride
Gothic Knits - Fiona McDonald

Crazy Garlands and Bunting - Alistair Macdonald
50 Ribbon Rosettes and Bows to Make - Deanna Cosmo McCool
Soutache & Bead Embroidery - Amee K. Sweet-McNamara
Sensational Sugar Animals - Frances McNaughton

Stitched Fabric Brooches - Alec McQuade

Ready to Stitch Borders and Motifs - Michaela

Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots - Suzen Millodot

Ready to Paint Orchids in Watercolor - Ann Mortimer
100 Bright and Colourful Granny Squares - Leonie Morgan
Tape It and Make It - Richela Fabian Morgan
Acrylic Unleashed -Glyn Macey
Felt with Love - Madeline Millington
Twenty to Make Sugar Sporties
- Paula McLeod
Classic Style, Fresh Look: Sixty Jewelry Designs to Make and Wear - Irina Miech
Sweet Shawlettes - Jean Moss


Washi Tape Cards - Sara Naumann
Knit and Crochet Garden - Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison
Knitting Scandinavian Style - Arne Nerjordet & Carlos Zachrison
Complete Guide To Watercolour Painting - William Newton
Dress Up Your Dolls - Lise Nyman
How to Draw Flowers and Trees - Denis John-Naylor, Janet Whittle & Penny Brown

Crocheted Flowers - Jan Ollis

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner - Matthew Palmer
How to Draw Dinosaurs - Dandi Palmer
How-to Draw Insects - Dandi Palmer
Tulips in Watercolour - Fiona Peart
75 Sugar Flowers - Helen Penman
Loom Knitting for Babies and Toddlers - Isla Phelps
Loom Knitted Throws - Isela Phelps
The Flower Coloring Book - Polly Pinder

Just Draw It! - Sam Piyasena and Beverly Philip
75 Shells, Corals and Sea Creatures To Knit and Crochet - Jessica Polk
Small Beads Big Jewellry - Jean Powers


Simple Patchwork Gifts - Christa Rolf
Knitted Boot Cuffs - Monica Russel


Teddy Bears - Monika Schleich
Steampunk Jewellery - Carolyn Schultz
Half Yard Home - Debbie Shore
Making Cushion Covers - Debbie Shore
Knitted Meerkats - Sue Stratford
Little Christmas Decorations to Knit and Crochet - Sue Stratford and Val Pierce
The Crochet Flower Box - Lesley Stanfield
Knitted Cats and Kittens - Sue Stratford
Children’s Sun Hats - Gill Stratton
Animals Drawing Masterclass - Lucy Swinburne
100 Snowflakes to Crochet - Caitin Sainio



Embroidered Art - Lindsay Taylor
A Stitch in Time - Rita Taylor
Ready to Stitch Flowers - Leslie Taylor
Quilted Flowers - Nikki Tinkler


Crystal Jewley Inspiration - Karin Van Voorhees, Compiler
Little Flowers In Silk and Organza Ribbon - Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva
Decorating Cakes with Chocolate
- Katrien VanZyll
Snowflakes, Sunbursts and Stars - Shannon Voigt


The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting - Lynn Watterson
Knit Back in Time - Geraldine Warner

Painting Flowers on Cakes - Stephanie Weightman
Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting - Gilles Weissmann

1000 Mini Cross Stitch Motifs - Sharon Welch

Ready to Paint Horses in Acrylics - Dave White
The Fabric Selector -Dana Willard
Mend and Make Fabulous - Denise Wild
Granny Squares - Barbara Wilder, Melanie Sturm, Stephanie Gohr
Blackwork Made Easy - Lesley Wilkins
Crochet Scandinavian Style
- Eva Wincent and Paula Hammerskog
How to Decorate and Embellish Your Fabrics
- Laurie Wisbrun
Feed Your Best Friend Better - Rick Woodford
The Complete Book of Origami Animals - David Woodroffe

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