At the beginning of the year, we want to improve ourselves and become more productive and better people. Maybe you have a goal to try something new, to spend less time on your phone, or to be more creative. Are you not sure what you want to dive into? Look no further!
Here is a list of craft books that I love (I wish I owned them all!) and that you or maybe a friend of yours would love. They are the perfect gift and will get your creative juices started. All you need is a little push of inspiration or a few projects to follow in a book and then you won’t be able to stop!
Craft books are a great way to dive into an art medium that you are interested in and want to learn more of. I chose books that were beautiful to leave out on the coffee table. They are also great books to gift to others on their birthday this year. I added a helpful tip for each book to find just the right book for the person that would enjoy it!
This second book from Hello Hydrangea takes it up to the next level with more techniques for weaving! If you know someone who loves weaving, this is a great book to gift them to up the ante!
This book is a great gift for someone who has taken a class or two on weaving and wants to challenge themself a little more!Shop Now
This book takes weaving to a whole new level. Anne teaches how to weave by hand or by loom and how to weave more than just a wall hanging, but earrings, clutches, pillows and more!
This is a great gift for someone who wants to make a variety of projects and loves the chunky look.Shop Now
Rug Hooking Books
Arounna’s rug hooking style is seriously the best out there and so you know you’ll learn some great techniques that you will want to use from this book.
This is a great gift for someone who has shown interest in punch needling or working with yarn but don’t necessarily call themselves a creative personShop Now
I have been following Rose Pearlman for years and I absolutely love her style of rug hooking. She has such an eye for abstract design, color, and composition.
This is a great gift for someone who loves a modern look and doesn’t have a lot of time to craft anything very intricate.Shop Now
I own this book and I love the simple one and two-color embroidery designs. The blend of Japanese and Scandinavian designs are so beautiful you really don’t need a bunch of color to show them off. This book is for more advanced embroiders but a beginner can do it if they’re up for the challenge!
Gift this to someone who loves the simple Scandinavian look or who is an embroidery intermediate level.Shop Now
Other Fiber Books
A beautiful book to learn all kinds of knots for creative projects! The techniques are simple and meditative, and the chunkiness of them is a beautiful bold statement.
Gift this to someone who likes working with their hands and who doesn’t want to spend hours working on tiny stitches.Shop Now
This macramé book has dozens of projects and techniques to learn macramé. This is a great craft to learn to create that perfect custom design in a unique spot in your home that you can be proud of.
Gift this to someone who likes macramé or just bought a new home and are looking for decor ideas.Shop Now
Paper Crafts Books
This book takes paper flowers to a whole new level. They are the most realistic flowers ever and she shows total step-by-step instructions on how to make over 30 of them!
Gift this to someone who is getting married soon or who wants to spruce up their home without having to kill expensive plants!Shop Now
Other Crafts Books
A book that shows how to hand dye fiber that every crafter should have. I love how simple hand-dying is and this book breaks it down and makes it easy for beginners! Spruce up a robe, duvet, old shirt, whatever you’d like.
Gift this to someone who loves all things natural or who does home school!Shop Now
I love all of her work and this book gives you all the tips and tricks (and templates) to create some awesome t-shirts and other screen-printed items for your home!
Gift to a person who wants to try something new and has older children to join in on the fun!Shop Now
For those who just love making in general
Did I miss any treasured craft books you absolutely love? Please tell me, I’m always looking for a good craft book! Happy crafting!