I am passionate about how-to books. The making process fascinates me.
These are the beautiful books that form part of my large personal collection.
I have also listed some on my wishlist *.
Paper flowers are so satisfying to make and surprisingly long lasting – no water required!
This book is a treasured part of my personal collection. Full of tender, fresh, blooms
Paper is enormously versatile.
What a privilege to have this resource for great creative endeavours at our fingertips.
A great resource. (Try the rather elegant tissue paper hat for an appropriate occassion)
I enjoyed the challenge of making the Chevron Wall Decoration. But I used it as a window treatment instead 🙂
One of the first book paper resources I came across early in journey into book art.
Full of all sorts of paper art. Clear info about paper pleating and sculpture
It’s amazing just how many ways paper can be decoratively treated.
All about making your own paper. I took the advice in the section on making objects with paper and made some delicate book paper bowls.
Creative Paper Cutting: Basic Techniques and Fresh Designs for Stencils, Mobiles, Cards, and More (Make Good: Crafts + Life)
A great resource of paper cutting patterns and ideas
This encyclopaedia taught me the basics of origami folding – It took me through the first of the (probably) hundreds of lilies I have since created.
An enormous book – filled with a variety of ideas
Encouragement to learn basic crafts and so to make the most of the abundance we have in our own hands and environment.
Pages of thought provoking loveliness
Graphic humble examples of making the most of what you have in your daily life.
Full of salivatingly beautiful Shibori dyeing techniques
Out the box textile thinking
Trendy non-digital graphic installations
Looking forward to making some soap soon. I have the ingredients and the book! Watch this space 🙂
Therapy with a hook. Quick and pretty botanical crochet
Japanese simplicity and style at it’s best. A favourite crochet book of mine
A defining book for me personally 🙂
An old book, but hugely revelational to me, and a real favourite