Organized by topic from A to Z, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts contains complete instructions and brief histories for more than 30 techniques, detailed descriptions of the necessary tools and materials, and easy-to-copy templates. Martha and her team of crafts editors guide readers through each subject, from botanical pressing and decoupage to rubber stamping and wreaths, with characteristic clarity and unparalleled attention to detail.
Crafters of all skill and experience levels will appreciate the many variations presented for each technique. For example, candlemaking presents a comprehensive array of poured, rolled, and cutout candles, including instructions for making your own one-of-a-kind rubber candle molds, floating candles, sand candles, and more. Each craft in the book takes on charming new dimensions with innovations that could come only from the team behind Martha Stewart Living.
In addition, each entry in Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts is chock-full of tips and advice. Handy glossaries in the entries--such as a comprehensive gem glossary, a glitter glossary, and a color glossary for making tinted wax--are valuable references that crafters will refer to again and again. What’s more, the Tools and Materials section outlines the best essential supplies that every crafter needs to have on hand, and the Sources pages clue readers in to the vendors and suppliers that the magazine’s crafts editors rely on most.
Filled with solid technical know-how, and presented with gorgeous color photographs, this handy guide can be read page by page and kept as a lasting reference by crafters and artisans alike.Sample Project from Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts: Bottle Cap Frames
Using the craft punch, cut out pictures. Using white craft glue, attach 1 picture to the inside of each bottle cap. Let it dry. Cover a work surface to protect it from spills, and lay caps on top of it. Following manufacturer’s instructions for clear casting resin, fill each bottle cap to the rim. Let them dry overnight. Using bonding cement, attach magnets or thumbtacks to the backs of the bottle caps. Let them dry overnight before using.
good service, quality merchandise. Great addition to my craft booksPublished 2 months ago by rosabella
Love this book! Checked it out from library and didn't want to return it--so I purchased my own!Published 2 months ago by Becky
I checked this book out from the library first a few months ago and read it so much I felt I needed to own it. My Pinterest board is brimming with ideas that I never do. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alison
It was a gift and it arrived as listed. Thank you! The person did not let me know right away that she got it but she is very happy with the book.Published 9 months ago by Karen Weichbrodt
Rather than a book of specific crafts, this is a very general guide with no specific craft ideas. Get the Big Ass Book of Crafts. It's 5 STARS!Published 10 months ago by F. Farmer
Very easy to follow the directions Martha is great! I bought it because it was so popular at the library I could never check it out but it's mine forever!Published 10 months ago by Susan D Crocker