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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Get ideas and detailed instructions for your next project or creation. Content is provided by leading hobby and craft magazines. Log in with your Vernon Area Library card number.
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Books from the library
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Find quilting and sewing books in the library catalog about or check out one of these books:
Animal Friends to Sew by
A beginner-friendly craft book including 15 main projects with 2-3 variations each (so, 30-40 projects total) showcasing adorable animal-themed sewing projects for kids' room décor, handmade toys, and wearable accessories. Format will be similar to Sewing Happiness: a "lookbook" with styled room shots of multiple projects in the first section with photographs, followed by project photos and illustrated instructions.
Love Jelly Roll Quilts by
Get the best jelly roll quilts from the UK's most popular quilting magazines! From the pages of Love Patchwork & Quilting and Today's Quilter comes a collection of thirteen bright, bold quilts that feature perennially popular jelly roll strips. Strip piecing, basket weave, pinwheels, appliqué, and more--use 2 ½" precut fabric strips in unexpected ways! Piece bed quilts, wallhangings, and more from top designers like Susan Briscoe and Jo Avery.
Mend It, Wear It, Love It! by
This sewing book arms you with the techniques you need to enjoy your clothes for longer and express your creativity. Detailed step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions explain how to sew, repurpose, and care for your clothes in a range of materials. For anyone who cares about reducing fashion waste but doesn't want to sacrifice style, this is the book for you! It addresses the way mending is great for fashion sustainability and gives you the low down on "fast fashion".
Petal and Stem by
Quilters can finally create their ideal landscape with no watering required! Use Amy Friend's 40 adaptable flower, stem, and leaf blocks (plus a snail and a butterfly!) to piece together a garden scene in any number of combinations: from tropical greenery using minimal greens and creams to a cottage garden packed with all of the bold hues of summer. Included are six colorful quilt patterns, and a cute tote, designed and pieced by the author to help get readers started with their planning, as well as inspirational digital layouts to showcase just how customizable these blocks can be. Perfectly pretty patchwork!
Quilting with Kids by
Nothing is better than creating something with your own hands...other than sharing that with the next generation. Spend time together as a family while you pass down the craft of quilting and complete 24 kid-friendly projects together, from Christmas ornaments to full quilts. Quilting with Kids contains helpful guides to teach kids how to safely use their tools to stitch and quilt the basics. It even provides tips on how to recreate their own artwork into embroidery projects!