Turn It Up & Tell the World - Crafts & the Arts

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Books for the Week of July 27 - August 2 

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  • Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts.  Comprehensive reference guide to a wide variety of craft projects, originally featured in Martha Stewart Living.
  • Kids 1st Summer Crafts.  Twenty different craft projects suitable for kids ages 5-13.
  • Art Escapes by Dory Kanter.  Get your creative juices flowing with daily inspiring exercises that will boost your confidence and fire your imagination.
  • Trash Origami by Richard L. Alexander and Michael G. Lafosse.  What, you’re just going to throw that potato chip bag away?  With a few deft folds, you’ll have a beautiful box or envelope.
  • Discover Manga Drawing by Mario Galea.  Drawing manga isn’t difficult when you learn these foundational steps.  Soon your own characters will flow out of your pen and into vivid life! Member holding a megaphone and sharing about Crafts & the Arts.”><li><a href=
  • Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects by Mike Adamick. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit.
  • MAKE: 3D Printing.  The folks at MAKE Magazine are here to help you navigate this new and exciting way of creating 3D objects -- useful, playful and beautiful.
  • Clay Characters for Kids by Maureen Carlson. You can transform a batch of colorful polymer clay into a fantasy world right out of your imagination.
  • Two Balls or Less by Jenny Hill.  A little yarn can go a long way with these cunning patterns for knit and crochet.
  • Arts & Crafts Furniture Anyone Can Make by David Thiel.  Furniture doesn't have to be complicated to be good looking. By reducing classic Arts & Crafts furniture designs to their basics, then adding simple, screw-together joinery, anyone can build great-looking furniture. 
  • Mason Jar Crafts by Lauren Elise Donaldson. Packed with dozens of easy do-it-yourself projects, this book shows how to transform the ubiquitous Mason jar into everything from a festive party decoration or fun children's toy to an elegant wedding favor.
  • Collage, Lost and Found by Tonia Davenport and Giuseppina Cirincione.  What's old is new – discarded items from a bygone era unite to form unorthodox collage jewelry, cards, journals and more. Collage Lost and Found delivers projects that not only have a saucy style, but a story to tell as well.