Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More resources available through the Hobbies & Crafts database!

In case you haven't had a chance to browse through our Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, you might want to give it a try. There are hundreds of topics listed, with diagrams, full-colored pictures, and patterns. So if you're interested in knitting, quilting, fly-tying, beading, woodworking, cross-stitch or sewing, you can find lots of great ideas. The editors of this resource recently announced that they are adding a large number of books to the database. Looking over this list of titles will give you a really good picture of just how varied and useful this service is:
  • Advanced Fly Fishing: Freshwater & Saltwater Strategies
    Art of Fly Tying: More Than 200 Classic & New Patterns
    Baby Quilts: 15 Original Designs for Every Nursery Decor
    BabyKnits Hats & Booties: 15 Matching Sets for Noggins & Tootsies
    Bead Knitted Bags: 10 Projects for Beaders & Knitters
    Bedrooms for Cool Kids
    Bowhunter's Guide to Accurate Shooting
    Button Jewelry & Accessories
    Catching Panfish: Tactics for Sunfish, Crappies, Yellow Perch & White Bass
    Complete Guide to Freshwater Fishing
    Complete Photo Guide to Curtains & Draperies: Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments
    Complete Photo Guide to Fly Fishing: 300 Strategies, Techniques & Insights
    Complete Photo Guide to Fly Tying: 300 Tips, Techniques & Methods
    Complete Photo Guide to Sewing
    Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers
    Complete Photo Guide to Window Top Treatments
    Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments
    Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Cake Decorating
    Contemporary Papier Mache: Colorful Sculpture, Jewelry & Home Accessories
    Craft the Perfect Frame
    Crafting With Copper: 25 Creative Projects for Home & Garden
    Crafting Wood Logic Puzzles: 18 Three-Dimensional Games for the Hands & Mind
    Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski: 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads & Stones
    Creative Bows Made Easy: Perfect Bows for All Your Crafts & Giftwrap
    Creative Costumes & Halloween D├ęcor: 50 Projects to Sew & Craft
    Creative Floral Arranging: How to Decorate with Fresh, Dried & Silk Flowers
    Creative Window Treatments
    Crochet Kid Stuff: 20 Fun Projects
    Designer Bead Embroidery
    Dog Training: Retrievers & Pointing Dogs
    Easy Singer Style Pattern-Free Fashions & Accessories
    Easy Singer Style Pattern-Free Home Accents
    Easy Wood Furniture Projects
    Embellished Applique for Artful Accessories
    Embroidery to Embellish Everything: 30 New Hand-Stitched Designs
    Exploring Textile Arts
    Fabric Art Workshop: Exploring Techniques & Materials for Fabric Artists & Quilters
    Fabulous Faux Florals: 50 Easy, Extraordinary Projects with Silk Flowers & Permanent Botanicals
    Fashion T-Shirts: Easy-Sew Projects for Fun Fashion
    Faux Florals for All Occasions: 35 Faux Floral Arrangements for Contemporary Living
    Faux Florals for Your Wedding
    Favors with Flair: 75 Easy Designs for Weddings, Parties & Events
    Felt Inlays: Making Textured & Patterned Felt for 23 Creative Projects
    Fishing North America
    Fly Fishing for Beginners
    Greeting Cards in Stitches
    Handcrafted Pillows
    Handcrafted Weddings
    Handmade Photo Albums: Complete Instructions for Making 18 Fun & Creative Designs
    Home Decor Sewing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Sewing for the Home
    Hooked Bags: 20 Easy Crochet Projects
    Hooked for Toddlers: 20 Easy Crochet Projects
    Hooked Hats: 15 Easy Crochet Projects
    Hooked Scarves: 20 Easy Crochet Projects
    Hooked Throws: 20 Easy Crochet Projects
    Hooking Mats & Rugs: 33 New Designs from an Old Tradition
    How to Think Like a Survivor: A Guide for Wilderness Emergencies
    Inshore Salt Water Fishing
    Jewelry & Accessories from Everyday Objects
    Kids Gone Campin': The Young Camper's Guide to Having More Fun Outdoors
    Kids Gone Fishin'
    Knits for Men: 20 Sweaters, Vests & Accessories
    Knitting Cuff to Cuff: A Dozen Designs for Sideways-Knit Garments
    Knitting Saddle Style: A Dozen Designs for Saddle-Shoulder Garments
    Largemouth Bass
    Little Bead Boxes: 12 Miniature Boxes Built with Beads
    Making Mosaics
    Memory Quilts: 20 Heartwarming Projects with Special Techniques
    New Punchneedle Embroidery: Basics & Finishing Techniques Plus 20 Original Designs
    New Quilting by Machine
    New Sewing Essentials
    New Step-by-Step Home Decorating Projects
    No-Sew Fabric Decor: Transform Your Home without Sewing a Stitch
    Offshore Salt Water Fishing
    Orvis Beginner's Guide to Birdwatching
    Outdoor Guide to Using Your GPS
    Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns
    Plus Size Crochet: Fashions That Fit & Flatter
    Quick & Clever Fleece: 20 Easy-Sew Projects
    Quick & Easy Sewing with Your Serger
    Quick & Easy Window Treatments
    Quilting Bible: The Complete Photo Guide to Machine Quilting
    Quilts in Bloom: A Garden of Inspiring Quilts & Techniques with Floral Designs
    Ready, Set, Bead: Learn to Bead with 20 Hot Projects
    Ready, Set, Knit: Learn to Knit with 20 Hot Projects
    Scarves & Shawls for Yarn Lovers: Knitting with Simple Patterns & Amazing Yarns
    Sew Gifty: 25 Easy Projects for All Occasions
    Sewing from Square One: Turn Simple Fabric Squares into 20 Projects
    Singer Simple Decorative Machine Stitching
    Singer Simple Home Decor Handbook: Essential Machine-Side Tips & Techniques
    Singer Simple Mending & Repair: Essential Machine-Side Tips & Techniques
    Singer Simple Sewing Guide: Essential Machine-Side Tips & Techniques
    Singer Upholstery Basics Plus: Complete Step-by-Step Photo Guide
    Small Loom & Freeform Weaving: Five Ways to Weave
    Start to Quilt: All the Basics Plus Learn-to-Quilt Projects
    Start to Sew: All the Basics Plus Learn-to-Sew Projects
    Successful Walleye Fishing
    Suddenly a Centerpiece: Assemble These Clever Table Designs in No Time at All
    Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket
    Ultralight Fishing
    Veiled in Beauty: Creating Headpieces & Veils for the Bride
    Waterfowl Hunting: Ducks & Geese of North America
    When Quilt Designers Think Small: Innovative Quilt Projects to Wear, Give or Decorate Your Home
    Whitetail Hunting
    Wild & Wonderful Fleece Animals: With Full Size Patterns for 20 Cuddly Critters
    Windows With Style: Do-It-Yourself Window Treatments
    Wool Pets: Making 20 Figures with Wool Roving & a Barbed Needle
    Wreaths & Wall Flowers

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