General Recommendations
Crafting Inspiration: Looking Backwards to Move Forward
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This list of recommended reads was curated by CPL's African American Heritage Committee. Sometimes certain trades or traditions are passed down through generations, and sometimes they miss a generation or two. Explore some traditional cultural crafts and skills from around the globe. These books are meant to highlight some of those artful and useful skills and encourage you to try something new.
Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Craftivism Craftivism
The Art of Craft and Activism
Paperback - 2014
Arsenal Pulp Press
TT149.C7335 2014
Sew + Quilt Sew + Quilt
Techniques + Projects for Hand-stitching + Patchwork, A Beginner's Guide
Paperback - 2019
The Taunton Press, Inc.
TT835.B29255 2019
The Wild Dyer The Wild Dyer
A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes With Projects to Create and Stitch
Book - 2019
Princeton Architectural Press
TT853.B6 2019
Facts & Fabrications: Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery Facts & Fabrications: Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery
8 Projects - 20 Blocks - First-person Accounts
Paperback - 2006
C & T Pub.
TT835.B638 2006
The Art of Crochet Blankets The Art of Crochet Blankets
18 Projects Inspired by Modern Makers
Paperback - 2018
TT825.C3716 2018
Black Threads Black Threads
An African American Quilting Sourcebook
Paperback - 2016
McFarland & Company, Inc.
NK9112.H53 2016
How to Quilt How to Quilt
Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner
Paperback - 2014
The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
TT835.R45944 2014
Creative Wax Carving Creative Wax Carving
A Modern Approach to An Ancient Craft With 15 Jewelry Projects
Book - 2017
Lark Crafts, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
NK9580.S45 2017
Cool Copper Cuffs Cool Copper Cuffs
25 Metal and Wire Projects
Paperback - 2016
Kalmbach Books
TT212.S538 2016
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible
260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida
Paperback - 2017
Tuttle Publishing
TT819.J3S55 2017
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