Monday, March 21, 2011

Quality How-to Books on Writing, Applique, and Metal Jewelry Making

Top quality instruction in how-to is available in the following books.

On writing technique:
  • Writing the Memoir, by Judith Barrington, Publ: The Eighth Mountain Press
On Applique technique:
  • applique, by Lucinda Ganderton, Publ: The Potter Craft NY Library
  • Patchwork Folk Art: Using Applique and Quilting Techniques, by Janet Bolton, Publ: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
On Metal Jewelry technique:
  • Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet: Making Designer Metal Jewelry, by Mary Hettmansperger, Publ: Lark Books (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.)
  • Wonderful Wire Works: an easy decorative craft, by Mickey Baskett, Publ: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quality Art Instruction Book Publishers

If you want quality instruction in any of the arts or crafts, anything published by North Light Books is a best bet. Another place to look is Watson-Guptill Publications. It's pretty hard to go wrong with either of these publishers, no matter what your skill level in the art medium you are exploring.