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Archive 2012 - 2017 (Listed by author)
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Little Bags and Purses - Saskia Abel
Curious Creatures (Dr Knit) - Arturo Acona
Raised Embroidery - Kelley Aldridge
Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined - Allie Aller

The Cross Stitch Garden - Kazuko Aoki
Lovely Letters - Annie's Craft Store
Cross Stitch Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments – Annie’s
Deck the Halls – Annie’s (Various Authors)
One Day Doilies – Annie's / Various Authors
Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylics - Paul Apps
Spellbound Floral Beaded Jewelry - Julie Ashford
Spellbound Festive Beading Three – Julie Ashford
Japanese Paper Embroidery - Atsumi, Minako Chiba and Mari Kamio
Awesome Town Coloring Poster Book - Melissa Averinos

Basic Cake Decorating - Shelly Baker
Heart and Flower Designs -
Judy Balchin
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

Easy Jewelry-Making - Beadstyle Magazine
Drawing and Painting Wild Animals - Vic Bearcroft
Drawing and Painting Cats - Vic Bearcroft
Winter Landscapes - David Bellamy
Skies, Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor - David Bellamy
Arctic Light - David Bellamy
Sewing Clothes For Barbie - Annabel Benilan
Stitched Paper Art for Kids - Ali Benyon

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
Start Origami - Mark Bolitho
Crewel Intensions - Hazel Blomkamp
Crewel Twists - Hazel Blomkamp
Needle Lace Techniques For Hand Embroidery - Hazel Blomkamp
Needle Weaving Techniques For Hand Embroidery - Hazel Blomkamp

Japanese Fabric Flowers- Sylvie Blondeau
Quilled Animals - Diane Boden
The Visual Guide To Crazy Quilting - Sharon Boggon
Adorable Teddy Bears to Knit – Rachel Borello
The Encaustic Art Project Book – Michael Bossom [art]
How to See it, How to Draw it – Matthew Brehm
Stitched Flowers Textiles - Bobby Britnell
My Cozy Village - Felicia T Brenoe [Appliqué & Embroider]
Ribbonwork Flowers - Christen Brown
The Embroidery Book - Christen Brown
The Art of Embroidered Flowers - Gilda Brown

Celtic Designs - Penny Brown
Art Nouveau Designs - Penny Brown
How to Draw Garden Flowers - Penny Brown

The Aboriginal Art Coloring Book - Penny Brown (Craft/Art)
The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques - Pauline Brown

Grow Vegetables - Alan Buckingham
The Art of Laurel Burch Coloring Book - Laurel Burch
Mastering Silhouettes – Charles Burns


Make: Pincushions - C&T Publishing
The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Wire Jewelry - Martine Callaghan
Very British Baby Knits - Susan Campbell
Knits for Nerds - Toni Carr
When Granny Meets Filet - Bendy Carter
Ready to Paint Irish Landscapes in Watercolor - Dermot Cavanaugh
Yellow - Vanessa Christianson
Tatted Lace Accessories - Donatella Ciotti
Color Mixing Guide: Watercolor - Julie Collins
Leather Jewelry - Natalia Colman
Soutache – Donatella Ciotti
Stitching with a Handful of Beads - Carolyn Cave
Classic Elite Quick Knits - Classic Elite Yarns

Cuddle Buddies – Kirstyn Cogan
Pincushions - Salli-Ann Cook
Beginners Guide to Silk Embroidery - Anna Cox
Silk Ribbon Flowers - Ann Cox
Bead Embroidery - Shelley Cox
Applique – Kate Cross
The Bag Boutique - Debbie von Grabler-Crozier
Ready, Set, Bead! - Jane Danley Cruz


Modern Beaded Lace - Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
How to Paint in Watercolour – Joe Dowden
Calming Art Therapy Colouring Book - Hannah Davies, Richard Merritt and Cindy Wilde
Learn to Make Bead Jewellery – Lynn Davy[review 1]
Learn to Make Bead Jewellery – Lynn Davy [review 2]
Stumpwork Embroidery - Kay and Michael Dennis
Art Quilt Workbook - Jane Devila, Elin Waterston
Craft: Techniques and Projects - DK Publishing
Complete Guide To Painting Water In Watercolour - Joe Dowden
Drawing and Painting Horses - Eva Dutton
The Big Chill Out Colouring Book – Christine Dymond (Craft/Art)


Washi Style - Marisa Edghill
500 Crochet Blocks - Hannah Elgie and Kath Webber
Little Animals Using Chenille Stems - Marie Enderlen-Debuisson
Mandalas To Embroider - Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Romantic Motifs - Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Pastel Painting Step by Step - Margaret Evans, Paul Hardy and Peter Coombs
Pastels Unleashed - Margaret Evans


An Embroidered Christmas - Cheryl Fall
Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune - Rik Feeney
A Line is a Dot that Went for a Walk - Jo Fernihough
Papercuts - Louise Firchau
Knitted Birds - Nicky Fijalkowska
Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry
- Kaska Firor
How To Paint Flowers in Acrylics - Tim Fisher
Complete Guide to Mosaic Techniques - Bonnie Fitzgerald
Painting Pastel Landscapes – Jeremy Ford

A-Z of Bird Portraits - Andrew Forkner
Learn to Paint in Watercolour – Will Freeborn


Iris Quilting - Maruscha Gaasenbeek
The Handknitter’s Yarn Guide - Nikki Gabriel
Dresden Carnival - Marian B Gallian and Yvette Marie Jones
Fun with Fat Quarters – Wendy Gardiner
The Very Easy Guide To Using Your Sewing Machine - Wendy Gardiner
Ready to Paint Wild Animals in Acrylics - Angela Gaughan
Special Occasion Fashions for 18 Inch Dolls- Lisa Gentry
Sew and Play Puzzle Ball Animals - Abby Glassenberg
Manga the Mega Guide – Samantha Gorel
Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections - Kieu Pham Gray
Paper Cut Cards – Emily Gregory



Silk Flower Style - Syliva Hague
Jean Haines World of Watercolor - Jean Haines
Atmospheric Watercolours - Jean Haines
The Art of Embroidered Butterflies - Jane E Hall
Flower Loom Crochet - Beth Ham and Kristen Mangus
Drawing and Painting Mermaids - Elaine Hamer
The Christmas Coloring Book- 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
Terry Harrison's Watercolor Secrets- Terry Harrison
Iznik Garden Quilt –Tamsin Harvey
Chain Mail Plus - Sandy Haugen
Sew Small Nineteen Little Bags -Jennifer Haynen

Shirts and Dresses for First Time Sewers - Christine Haynes
Stitching with Beatrix Potter- Michelle Hill
100 Beaded Flowers, Trinkets and Charms - Amanda Brooke Murr-Hinson
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
How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically - Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Aneelan's Big Book of Pop Out Boxes - Aneela Hoey
Leather and Bead Jewellery – Cat Horn
Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls – Jan Horrox
Knooking - Veronika Hug
Felt and Fibre Art – Val Hughes
Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewelry Makers - Melissa Hunt

50 Fabric Animals - Marie Claire Idees
How to Draw Zentangles in Simple Steps – Ann Marie Irvine
How to Draw Mandalas in Simple Steps -Ann Marie Irvine

Mini Knitted Safari - Sachiyo Ishii
Mini Knitted Woodland - Sachyio Ishii
Mini Knitted Toys - Sachiyo Ishii
Catastic Crafts - Mariko Ishikawa
A Passion for Color - Ruth Issett


Watercolour Painting - George James
Trace and Paint Flowers - Jelbert, Lakin, Peart and Tait
Quilling Techniques and Inspiration – Jane Jenkins
Knitted Beanies - Susie Johns


Euphoria Tapestry Quilts – Deborah Kemball
Twist Turn and Tie - Beth Kemp
How To Make 50 Fabulous Flat Kumihimo Braids -Beth Kemp
Trees, Woodlands and Forests in Watercolor - Geoff Kersey
Watercolour Seascapes - Geoff Kersey

Watercolour Landscapes - Geoff Kersey
Off the Bookshelf Coloring Book - Samarra Khaja
Crocheted Beanies
- Frauke Kiedaisch

Ribbon Girls – Maryellen Kim
Sew Illustrated - Minki Kim & Kristin Esser
The Kew Book of Botanic Illustration – Christabel King
Watercolour Flowers – Julie King
Drawing and Painting Animals with Expression - Marjolein Kruijt


Stained Glass Painting - Julie Lafaille
The Art of the Dot – Anna Laine
Beautiful Beadweaving - Isabella Lam

Felt Christmas Decorations - Corinne Lapierre
Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer and Shine - Sarah Lawrence
500 Toys To Knit, Crochet, Felt and Sew - Nguyen Le
Rubber Band Jewellry - Pam Leach
Liberty Cross Stitch - Hélène LeBerre
Shamballa Bracelets – Sandra LeBrun
Casual Bead Elegance – Eve Leder
The Art of Bead Embroidery – Japanese Style - Margaret Lee
Garden Crafts - Elizabeth Letcavage

Mandalas to Crochet - Haafner Linssen  

The Art of Beadweaving - Jane Lock
Girls Guide to DIY Fashion
- Rachel Low


Pom Pom Christmas – Alistair Macdonald
Decorative Wire Findings - Melody MacDuffee
Sensational Sculpted Cakes
– Rose Macefield
Acrylic Unleashed
-Glyn Macey
Wildlife Paradise - Shane Madden

Birds, Butterflies and Blooms – Chris Malone
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
The Encyclopeida of Coloured Pencil Techniques – Judy Martin
The Modern Flower Painter - Anna Mason
Sew Flower Quilts and Gifts – Atsuko Matsuyama
Stitched Textiles: Landscapes - Kathleen Matthews
Exploratorium - Lei Melendres – Coloring
Dominion of Giants - Eric Messenger – Coloring book

Knit the Nativity - Jan Messent
Embroidered Portraits - Jan Messent
Knitting For Gold - Sue McBride
Butterflies, Bees & Bugs - Sally McCollin
30 Minute Jewellery
- Beverly Mccullough
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

Twenty to Make Sugar Sporties - Paula McLeod
Stitched Fabric Brooches - Alec McQuade

My Handmade Wedding – Marianne Mercer
Pixel Crochet – Hannah Meur
Ready to Stitch Borders and Motifs - Michaela

Wire Jewelry Beaded and Beautiful – Irina Miech  
Classic Style, Fresh Look: Sixty Jewelry Designs to Make and Wear - Irina Miech
The Best Sewing Machine Fun for Kids - Lynda Milligan and Nancy
Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots - Suzen Millodot

Felt with Love - Madeline Millington
Hello Origami – Mitzutama
Concrete Creations - Ingrid Moras & Marion Dawidowski
Paper Folded Flowers – Elizabeth Moad

How to Draw Animals for the Artistically Anxious - Faye Moorhouse
Ready to Paint Orchids in Watercolor - Ann Mortimer
100 Bright and Colourful Granny Squares - Leonie Morgan
Tape It and Make It - Richela Fabian Morgan

Sweet Shawlettes - Jean Moss

Modern Elegance Coloring Book– Amanda Murphy


Washi Tape Cards - Sara Naumann
How To Make Resin Jewellery - Sara Naumann
Abstract Nature -Waltraud Nawratil
Drawing Masterclass: Trees – Denis John-Naylor - Art
Dreamy Quilts – Lydia Loretta Nelson
Paperie – Kirsty Neale
Knit and Crochet Garden - Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison
Knitting Scandinavian Style - Arne Nerjordet & Carlos Zachrison
30 Slippers to Knit and Felt - Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachriston
Make Your Own Idea Book -Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison
Easter Knits - Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison
Knitted Dolls with a Designer Wardrobe - Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison
Field Guide to Knitted Birds - Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison
Complete Guide To Watercolour Painting - William Newton
Learn to Paint in Watercolor Step by Step – William Newton
How to Draw Flowers and Trees - Denis John-Naylor, Janet Whittle & Penny Brown

Kawaii: How to Draw Really Cute Stuff – Angela Nguyen
Dress Up Your Dolls - Lise Nyman


Crocheted Flowers - Jan Ollis
Hand Printing Studio - Betsy Olmstead
The Crochet Workshop – Emma Osmond


How to Draw Dinosaurs - Dandi Palmer
How-to Draw Insects - Dandi Palmer
Tangle Bay – Jessica Palmer  
Tangle Wood- A Collector’s Art Edition – Jessica Palmer

The Art of Papercutting
– Jessica Palmer
Tangle Wood – Jessica Palmer – Adult Coloring book
Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner - Matthew Palmer
Paper Panda's Guide to Papercutting – Paper Panda
Forest Fairy Crafts - Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie
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


How To Make Heirloom Teddy Bears - Sue Quinn
How to Sew Little Felt Animals – Sue Quinn



Tatting With Beads Jewelry - Marilee Rockley
Simple Patchwork Gifts - Christa Rolf
Cut and Create Paper Mosaics - Chiharu Rosenberg
Christmas Stockings - Rachael Rowe

Knitted Boot Cuffs - Monica Russel


100 Snowflakes to Crochet - Caitin Sainio
Patchwork Bags and Accessories - Yoke Saito
75 Lace Crochet Motifs
- Caitlin Sainio
Zendalda – Susanne Schaadt - Coloring book
Zendoodle – Susanne Schaadt
A Merry Christmas With Kim Schaefer - Kim Schaefer

Teddy Bears - Monika Schleich
How to Make Beautiful Buttons - Beate Schmitz
Steampunk Jewellery - Carolyn Schultz
Let's Start Beading – Carolyn Schulz

Rock Art - Denise Scicluna
Fold and Cut – Naomi Shiek
Crochet Flowers -Tanya Shliazhko
Half Yard Vintage · Debbie Shore
Sew Advent Calendars – Debbie Shore
Sewing Room Accessories – Debbie Shore
Half Yard Christmas – Debbie Shore
Quilted Covers and Cosies -Debbie Shore
Half Yard Home - Debbie Shore
Making Cushion Covers - Debbie Shore
Layered Cloth - Ann Small
Decoupage Your Home- Fransie Snyman
Ideas for Cardman – Francie Snyman
Origami Garden – Iona Stoian
Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting - Mandy Southan
Colorful Wirework Jewelry – Kim St. Jean
The Crochet Flower Box - Lesley Stanfield
Children’s Sun Hats - Gill Stratton
Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me – Sue Stratford

Mini Knitted Christmas- Sue Stratford
Knitted Cats and Kittens - Sue Stratford
Knitted Meerkats - Sue Stratford
Little Christmas Decorations to Knit and Crochet - Sue Stratford and Val Pierce
New Methods for Crochet Socks – Rohn Strong
The Hand Stitched Flower Garden -Yuki Sugashima
Stitched Textiles: Birds – Rachel Sumner
Fast and Easy Earrings – Erica Swanson
Animals Drawing Masterclass - Lucy Swinburne


Wendy Tait Watercolor Flowers - Wendy Tait
Girl With a Sewing Machine – Jenniffer Taylor
Ready to Stitch Flowers - Leslie Taylor
Embroidered Art - Lindsay Taylor
A Stitch in Time - Rita Taylor
Beading for the Absolute Beginner - Liz Thornton and Jean Power
Quilted Flowers - Nikki Tinkler
Knotted Bead Jewellry – Jenny Townley


Learn to Make Quilted Mug Rugs – Caroline S Vagts
Crystal Jewley Inspiration - Karin Van Voorhees, Compiler
Little Flowers In Silk and Organza Ribbon - Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva
Anicent World Modern Beads -Mortira Natasha van Pelt
Decorating Cakes with Chocolate
- Katrien VanZyll
Boho Embroidery - Nichole Vogelsinger
Snowflakes, Sunbursts and Stars - Shannon Voigt
Pride and Preju Knits
– Trixie Von Purl
 100 Little Christmas Gifts to Make – Various Contributors
Crochet Your Christmas Baubles – Various Contributors
Make 1-Hour Gifts - Various
A Crochet Christmas - Various Contributors


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

Bohemian Adventures Coloring Poster Book - Valori Wells
The Knitted Nursery Collection – Jem Weston
Embroidered Landscapes
– Judy Wilford
Make It with Air-Dry Clay - Fay de Winter

Tatted Snowflakes – Jennifer Williams
Bird Art – Alan Woolett
Made in Paracord – Caitlin Wynne
We Love to Sew Gifts
- Annabel Wrigley
Boho Designs Coloring Book - Valori Wells
We Love to Craft Christmas - Annabel Wrigley

he Applique Book – Casey York
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