Books on hobbies, craft books for adults, woodworking books PDF. Also sewing, needlework, collecting, paper crafts and carpentry. Hundreds of free online books on these hobbies and more.
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Handicrafts Collection – Craft Books for Adults
A search of Internet Archive books for “handicraft’ resulted in this collection of 6,000 free online books, published over about the last 40 years. Many kinds of crafts are represented. You can use the “search this collection” box to search for books on a particular type of craft. Some books: Forgotten Arts and Crafts, How-to-do-it Encyclopedia (many volumes), Formulas, Methods, Tips and Data for Home and Workshop, Origami, Home Handyman, Indian Crafts and Lore, Knitting, Home Repair and Improvements, Holiday Handicraft, Leathercraft, Mechanical Projects for the Handyman, Off-loom weaving, Celtic Crafts, Macrame, Jewelry, Treasury of Christmas Ideas, Foxfire (many volumes), Simple Printmaking, many more. Craft books for adults, craft books for kids.
Hobbies Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books on Hobbies
About 1,100 free books. Some book titles: Geeky Lego Crafts; Pastimes and Toys; Maker Dad .
Hobbies Books : Search Results at Open Library – Book on Hobbies
About 1,230 free books. Some book titles: Everyday Flowers: Flowers to Beautify and Decorate the Home; How to make beautiful buttons; Upcycled Jewelry, Bags, Belts, and More.
Crafts : Search Results at Internet Archive – Craft Books for Adults
About 1,930 free books. Some book titles: Tapestries & Textiles; Printmaking; Dazzling Duct Tape Designs.
Crafts : Search Results at Open Library – Craft Book for Adults
About 7,400 free books. Some book titles: Design & Dye; Cool Outdoor Arts & Crafts; Craft Beer Revolution.
Paper crafts Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Paper Crafts Books
About 80 free books. Some book titles: All Things Paper: 20 Unique Projects; Ultimate Papercraft Bible; 10-Fold Origami.
Paper crafts Books : Search Results at Open Library – Paper Crafts Books
About 140 free books. Some book titles: Printmaking; Modern Calligraphy; Simply Papercutting.
Clay Modeling : Search Results at Internet Archive – Craft Books for Adults
About 15 free books. Some book titles: Polymer Clay: 30 Terrific Projects to Roll, Mold & Squish; Let’s Model; Clay Characters for Kids.
Clay Modeling : Search Results at Open Library – Craft Book for Adults
About 120 free books. Some book titles: Earth-friendly clay crafts in 5 easy steps; Play-Doh Fun And Games; Step-by-step: Clay Modelling.
Jewelry Making : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books on Hobbies
About 530 free books. Some book titles: Complete Guide to Making Wire Jewelry; Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads; The Jewelry Recipe Book.
Jewelry Making : Search Results at Open Library – Book on Hobbies
About 530 free books. Some book titles: Complete Illustrated Guide to Beading and Making Jewelry; How to make jewelry charms from polymer clay; Small Beads Big Jewellery.
Postage Stamps Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books about Stamp Collecting
About 230 free books. Some book titles: Stamps of the World Simplified Catalogue; A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps; Official Blackbook Price Guide to U.S. Postage Stamps.
Postage Stamps Books : Search Results at Open Library – Books about Stamp Collecting
About 510 free books. Some book titles: Encyclopedia of United States stamps and stamp collecting; Postage stamp prices of the United States, United Nations, Canada & provinces; Stamp collecting.
Coins : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books about Collecting
About 600 free books. Some book titles: Guidebook of U.S. Coins 2016; Standard Catalog of World Coins; Coins of England & the United Kingdom.
Coins : Search Results at Open Library – Book about Collecting
About 7,900 free books. Some book titles: XV International Numismatic Congress Taormina 2015 Proceedings; Handbook of United States coins; Magic tricks with coins.
Bookbinding : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books on Hobbies
About 180 free books. Some book titles: Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures; Embroidered Books: Design, Construction, and Embellishment; Handmade Decorative Books.
Bookbinding : Search Results at Open Library – Book on Hobbies
About 770 free books. Some book titles: Make your own books; Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books and More; Bookbinding Techniques and Projects .
Hobbyist Sourcebook: A Descriptive Guide to Sources of Information on Hobbies, Pastimes, and Avocational Pursuits of All Finds – Books on Hobbies
Allard, Denise M.
Gale Research 1990 Dewey Dec. 790.1
Covering books, magazines, catalogs, videos, software, and more on 43 major hobbies. Information associations, camps, special collections and museums. Designed for both the beginner and the experienced enthusiast. Special juvenile category helps children start hobbies. Information on turning pastimes into profits. – Book cover. Craft books for adults, craft books for kids.
Historical romance novels online free at Century Past
New Ideas for Work and Play; What a Girl Can Make and Do – Book on Hobbies
Beard, Lina and Beard, Adelia B.
Scribner’s Sons 1906 Dewey Dec. 793
Chapter headings are: 1. What a Girl can Make with Hammer and Saw, 2. Possibilities of an Easter Egg, 3. A Paper Easter, 4. Vacation Work with Nature’s Material, 5. Collections, 6. Original Valentines, 7. Vegetable Animals and Fruit Lanterns, 8. Pasteboard Models for a Home Drawing Class, 9. Quick Ink Pictures, 10. Moving Toys, 11. Home-Made Pyrotechnics, 12. Monotypes, 13. Priscilla Rugs, 14. A Peanut Noah’s Ark, 15. A Flower Feast, 16. Basket-Weaving, 17. An “Abe” Lincoln Log-Cabin, 18. Queer Things on Paper and Blackboard and How to Put Them There, 19. Home-Made Musical Instruments, 20. What to Make of Empty Spools, 21. Christmas Decorations, 22. Christmas Devices, 23. Picture Writing and Sign Language, 24. Statuary Tableaux, 25. Witchery, 26. Living Alphabet, 27. Odd Gardens, 28. Active Games, 29. Expensive Games with Little or No Expense, 30. Basket Ball, 31. Some of Our Out-Door Neighbors and Where to Look for Them. Craft books for kids pdf.
The Crafts Supply Source Book – Books on Hobbies
A comprehensive shop-by-mail guide for thousands of craft materials
Boyd, Margaret A.
Betterway 1996 Dewey Dec. 790.1
Brief descriptions and contact information are provided for some 2,000 vendors in 59 categories, among them: bead crafts, ceramics, jewelry making and lapidary, kite making, leather crafts, rug making, spinning and weaving, stenciling, and woodworking. A resources section includes listings of publications, associations, and companies selling supportive materials and aids. Craft books for adults pdf, craft books for kids pdf.
Sewing Books – Collection – Sewing Books PDF
A search of Internet Archive books for “sewing” resulted in this collection of about 1,500 free online books, published over about the last 40 years. Find “Topics & Subjects” in the left column and click on “More” to further narrow the search. Some books: Simply Sewing, Singer Sewing Essentials, Complete Guide to Sewing, 501 Sewing Hints, Innovative Sewing, Sewing with Yarn, Professional Sewing Tips, Sewing for the Holidays, 21 Sewing Projects that Kids will Love to Make, 103 Sewing Machine Shortcuts, Easy Guide to Sewing Jackets, many more. Sewing books for beginners pdf.
Machine Sewing Books – Collection – Sewing Books PDF
Here are about 200 free online modern books that relate to “machine sewing”. Some books: Get the Most from Your Sewing Machine, Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 20 Easy Machine-made Rugs, Pattern-free Fashions & Accessories, Pillows for Beginners, Know Your Sewing Machine, Timesaving Techniques and Shortcuts for Busy Sewers, Project Teen, Children’s Clothes Toys & Gifts Step by Step, many more. Sewing books pdf free download, sewing books for beginners pdf, craft books for adults pdf.
Vintage Sewing Books – Collection – Vintage Sewing Books
This Hathi Trust collection contains over 200 books, published from 1875 to the end of the 20th Century. All those published before 1924 are in the public domain and can be accessed. However, none of those published after the 1950s appear to be accessible, and only some of the books from 1925 to the 50s are accessible.
Quilting Books – Collection – Sewing Books PDF
Here are about 1,400 free online modern books on the topic of “Quilting”. Some books: Curve Patch Quilts made easy, How to Create Quilting Designs, Quilting Shortcuts, Patterns & Techniques for Quilting, Lap Quilting, Quilting in Squares, Quilting Bible, Great American Quilts, Patchwork Quilt Designs, The Sampler Quilt, Template-Free Quilts and Borders, many more. Quilting books pdf, sewing books for beginners pdf.
The Experts’ Book of Sewing Tips & Techniques: from the sewing stars of America–hundreds of ways to sew better, faster & easier – Sewing Book PDF
Amig, Marya Kissinger
Rodale 1995 Dewey Dec. 646
This book is filled with helpful hints and tips from America’s top sewing experts. Learn their trade secrets as they share time saving methods, smart shopping suggestions, how-to-information on sewing for a professional look.
Contents: Organizing your sewing space — Appliqué — Battenberg lace — Bedding — Bias — Buttons and buttonholes — Closures — Collars — Color theory — Curtains and drapes — Cutwork — Darts — Decorative machine stitching — Elastic — Fabric — Freezer paper — Hems — Interfacing — Linings — Machine quilting — Matching plaids and stripes — Mitering — Necklines — Needles and pins — Patterns — Pillows — Pleats — Pockets — Presser feet — Pressing — Ribbonwork — Seams — Serging — Sleeves — Smocking — Table toppers — Thread — Trims — Waistbands — Zippers — Glossary of sewing terms — The sewing experts. Sewing books, sewing books for beginners, craft books for adults.
The Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques – Sewing Books PDF
Sterling 1999 Dewey Dec. 646
“If the sewing machine does it, then the technique is here! Anyone looking for advice on those indispensable basics will find a variety of ways to do bias binding, buttonholes, edge finishes, gathering, hem finishes, mitering corners, seam finishes, topstitching, and zippers. Or sewers can learn how to make any item eye-catching with an array of creative touches, including appliqu#65533;, crisscross chain stitching, eyelet embroidery, and lacework. Every technique comes complete with machine setups and guidance on fabrics, stitching, needles, threads, tension, and the presser foot.” -Publisher. Sewing books, sewing books for beginners pdf.
The Tailors’ Guide: Containing Systems of Draugting Frock and Sack Coats … – Vintage Sewing Books
Pants, Vests and Shirt, with Valuable Improvements, Warranted Superior to anything ever offered to the Trade
Cole, L. E.
Milwaukee: Starr 1868 Dewey Dec. 687
Singer: the complete photo guide to sewing – Sewing Books PDF
Creative 1999 Dewey Dec. 646
This pictorial guide includes step-by-step instructions for sewing basics such as making perfect seams, putting in zippers and cutting fabrics, as well as ideas for home decorating projects, including curtains, tablecloths and pillow shams.
Contents:Getting started — The sewing machine — The serger — Essential equipment & supplies — The pattern — Fabric essentials — Classic fabric textures & designs — Knits — Sheer & silky fabrics — Lustrous fabrics — Synthetic fur, suede & leather — Interfacing — Layout, cutting & marking — Sewing techniques — General guidelines for pattern adjustments — Seams — Serger seams & seam finishes — Darts — Gathers — Sleeves — Collars — Waistbands & cuffs — Hems — Closures — Tailoring — Sewing activewear — Sewing for children — Home decorating projects — Fabric selection — Windows — Top treatments — Pillows — Bed coverings — Table coverings. Sewing books, sewing books for beginners, craft books for adults.
Home Manufacture of Furs and Skins … – Vintage Sewing Book
A Book of Practical Instructions Telling how to Tan, Dress, Color and Manufacture or Make into Articles of Ornament, Wear and Use
Farnham, Albert Burton
Columbus, OH: Harding 1916 Dewey Dec. 675
This handbook describes many procedures that presumably were very similar to those used on the frontier a century earlier to make items of clothing from furs and skins. There are many illustrations.
Knitting Books PDF Collection – Needlework Books
About 1,400 free online modern books on Knitting. Some of the titles here: Elle Knits: 50 exclusive designs from France; Stitch ‘n bitch superstar knitting: go beyond the basics; Knits extraordinaire; SimpleChic : designer knits, SuperQuick!; Folk knits; Find your style and knit it too; Dorian Scott’s Australian designer knits; Great gifts: purses, pillows, mittens & more. Needlework books pdf.
See our free craft and hobby magazines, including some on needlework
Knitting Pattern Books PDF Collection – Vintage Needlework Books
Nearly 300 booklets containing Knitting Patterns and covers of such booklets, collected within the Knitting Reference Library at the University of Southampton Library. They appear to include examples published throughout nearly the entire 20th Century. Knitting pattern books pdf.
Victorian Knitting Manuals Collection – Vintage Needlework Books
About 60 knitting manuals, collected within the Knitting Reference Library at the University of Southampton Library. They appear to have been published in Great Britain throughout much of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Needlework pdf, knitting pattern books pdf.
Vintage Crochet Manuals and Crochet Pattern Books – Collection – Vintage Needlework Book
56 books and booklets published in the 19th and very early 20th centuries about crochet and needlework.
Vintage Needlework Books – Collection – Vintage Needlework Books
38 books and booklets at Hathi Trust published in the 19th century, about embroidery, lace-making, tatting and crochet.
Embroidery Books PDF Collection – Needlework Books
About 900 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Embroidery. Some of the titles here: First steps in embroidery; Original designs for silk ribbon embroidery; Kaye Pyke’s classic cushions; The encyclopedia of stitches : with 245 stitches illustrated and 24 exquisite projects; Shay Pendray’s needlecraft projects; Houses & gardens: needlecraft source book; Art and stitchery: new directions; Creative back-stitch. Needlework designs pdf.
Needlework PDF Free Books Collection – Needlework Books
About 600 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Needlework. Some of the titles here: The art of the needle: designing in fabric and thread; Stitchery for children: a manual for teachers, parents, and children; The complete guide to needlecraft; Victorian style needlecrafts; Quilting, patchwork & applique: a world guide; McCall’s needlework: 150 best-loved Christmas ornaments. Needlework books pdf, what is needlework.
Crocheting Books PDF Collection – Needlework Books
About 450 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Crocheting. Some of the titles: Creative crochet: clever ways to use your yarn stash; Step-by-step crochet: a complete introduction to the craft of crocheting; How to crochet; Afghan inspirations; Glorious crocheted sweaters; Treasury of crochet techniques and patterns. Crochet pattern books pdf, crocheting books pdf.
Woodworking Books Collection – Woodworking Books PDF
Here are about 240 free online modern books on Woodworking. Some books: Traditional Woodworking Techniques, Woodworking for Kids, Woodworking Handbook, Advanced Woodworking, Woodworking Machines, Woodworking Technology, Woodworking Projects, Wood Turning, Handtool Handbook, Woodworking Projects for Women, American Woodworking Tools, many more. Woodworking books, carpentry books, craft books for adults.
Carpentry Books Collection – Carpentry Books PDF Free Download
About 290 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Carpentry. Some books: Illustrated Basic Carpentry, Carpentry, Practical House Carpentry, Construction Manual: rough carpentry, Finish Carpentry, Trim Step by Step, The Best of Wood, Homeowner’s Guide to Carpentry and Cabinetry, Molding Installation Projects, Carpentry: Tools – Shelves – Walls – Doors, many more. Woodworking books, carpentry books.
Cabinetwork Books – Collection – Woodworking Book PDF
Here are nearly 160 free online modern books on Cabinetwork. Some books: Amateur Cabinetmaking, The Home Cabinetmaker, Handcrafted Cabinetry, Custom Cabinets, Design & Build Your Ideal Entertainment Center, Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Cabinetry Basics, Cabinet Doors & Drawers, Complete Custom Closet, Backyard Projects, Bookshelves & Cabinets, 50 Storage Projects, many more. Woodworking books, carpentry books, craft books for adults.
Furniture Making Books – Collection – Woodworking Books PDF
About 300 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Furniture Making. Some books: Making Furniture for the Home, Woodworker’s 39 Sure-fire Projects, 2X4 Furniture, Furniture You Can Build, Making Fine Furniture, Anatomy of Contemporary Furniture, European Cabinetry, How to Build 50 Classic Furniture Reproductions, Woodwork Projects, Do-It-Yourself Designer Furniture, Heirloom Furniture, many more. Woodworking books, carpentry books.
The Woodworker’s Technique Bible: The Essential Illustrated Reference – Woodworking Books PDF
Firefly 2009 Dewey Dec. 684
Packed with practical information and 600 full-color photographs, The Woodworker’s Technique Bible includes:
Essential troubleshooting tips – How to control power tools with accuracy – Selecting and using the 10 essential hand tools that give any woodwork a beautiful hand-finished quality – Great original projects for children’s toys, simple furniture and bird boxes, which include cutting lists and easy-to-follow instructions so any woodworker can be successful.
A special section, the “Wood Identifier,” calls out the key characteristics of each type of lumber and how best to use it. Woodworking books, carpentry books.
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Handwork in Wood – Woodworking Book PDF
Manual arts press 1910 Dewey Dec. 684
“Differs from the typical manual in having a chapter each on logging and sawmill work. There are also chapters on seasoning and measuring, and finishing of wood. The usual subjects—tools, fastenings, shop equipment and care, etc.—are discussed in detail, and each has a selected list of references.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-1911. Woodworking books, carpentry books, craft books for adults.
Woodworker’s Guide to Wood: Softwoods, Hardwoods, Plywoods, Composites, Veneers – Woodworking Books PDF
Sterling 2000 Dewey Dec. 684
From hardwoods to softwoods and exotics to engineered woods and more, this practical handbook offers information on working with wood successfully. The characteristics of over 60 woods are discussed, along with how lumber is milled and graded. There is coverage of drying, buying and storing wood, and advice for making informed choices on alternative wood materials. Written specifically for woodworkers, it features practical information and tips. Woodworking books, carpentry books.
Modern Cabinet Work, Furniture and Fitments – Woodworking Books PDF
Wells, Percy A., & Hooper, John
Lane 1910 Dewey Dec. 684
“Gives an account of the theory and illustrates step by step the practice of the craft in all its applications to furniture and woodwork. illustrations include over 1000 practical drawings and original designs.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-1911. Woodworking books, carpentry books, craft books for adults.