Crafts & Hobbies

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  1. Book ImageCræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

    Alexander Langlands

    An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories.More

  2. Book ImageThe Man Who Made Things Out of Trees: The Ash in Human Culture and History

    Robert Penn

    The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it.More

  3. Book ImageKnitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting

    Ann Hood

    “Engaging . . . tangled stories of family relationships, expectations and traditions . . . compelling, regardless of the reader’s experience with the craft.”—Portland Press HeraldMore

  4. Book ImageThe Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

    Keith Houston

    “Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”—Erik Spiekermann, typographerMore

  5. Book ImageSalvage Secrets Two-Book Set

    Joanne Palmisano, Susan Teare

    Award-winning design guru Joanna Palmisano's Salvage Secrets and Salvage Secrets Design & Decor, now available in a two-book set.More

  6. Book ImageKnitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

    Ann Hood

    “In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People magazine, four starsMore

  7. Book ImageSalvage Secrets Design & Decor: Transform Your Home with Reclaimed Materials

    Joanne Palmisano, Susan Teare

    A visually sumptuous idea book, showcasing an eclectic array of interior design possibilities using salvaged goods.More

  8. Book ImageThe New Complete Guide to Beekeeping

    Roger A. Morse

    In step with this pastime's great resurgence on city rooftops as well as across rural America, this trusted guide will lead experienced beekeepers into new areas, answer questions, and help refine your skills. Great for beginners, too!More

  9. Book ImageGrete Prytz Kittelsen: The Art of Enamel Design

    Karianne Bjellås Gilje, Thomas Flor, Widar Halén, Et Al.

    Grete Prytz Kittelsen’s works are already design icons and popular collectors’ items. This book situates her in the forefront of artist/craftspeople of the twentieth century.More

  10. Book Image99 Yarns and Counting: More Designs from the Green Mountain Spinnery

    Green Mountain Spinnery Cooperative, Marti Stone

    Gorgeous knitting patterns designed by the Green Mountain Spinnery of Putney, Vermont.More

  11. Book ImageEarly American Country Furniture: 22 Projects Inspired by the Work of 18th and 19th Century New England Woodworkers

    Denis Hambucken

    22 original woodworking projects informed by new England country furniture from the 18th and 19th century. Project plans include: Two Salt Boxes, Seaman's Chest, Hanging Cupboard, Chest of Drawers, Two Corner Cupboards, and more!More

  12. Book ImageThe Northampton Wools Knitting Book: The Shop Patterns

    Linda A. Daniels

    Thirty-four original patterns from the heart of a knitting community.More

  13. Book ImageCountry Furniture

    Aldren A. Watson

    A practical guide to fashioning traditional country furniture by hand, using the techniques of old-time craftsmen.More

  14. Book ImageThe Green Mountain Spinnery Knitting Book: Contemporary & Classic Patterns

    Margaret Klein Wilson, Green Mountain Spinnery Cooperative

    Gorgeous knitting patterns designed for the colorful natural-fiber yarns produced by the Green Mountain Spinnery of Putney, Vermont.More

  15. Book ImageFundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly-Rod

    George E. Maurer, Bernard P. Elser

    Inspired by the teachings of a master rodmaker, here is a step-by-step guide to the craft of building handmade, heirloom-quality bamboo fly-rods—the most coveted of all rods.More

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