Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts [NOOK Book]

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For nearly 20 years, home crafters have turned to the pages of Martha Stewart Living for all kinds of crafts projects, each presented in the magazine?s inimitable style. Now, the best of those projects, including step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs, have been collected into a single encyclopedia.

Organized by topic from A to Z, Martha Stewart?s Encyclopedia of Crafts contains complete instructions and brief histories for more...
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Overview

For nearly 20 years, home crafters have turned to the pages of Martha Stewart Living for all kinds of crafts projects, each presented in the magazine’s inimitable style. Now, the best of those projects, including step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs, have been collected into a single encyclopedia.

Organized by topic from A to Z, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts contains complete instructions and brief histories for more than 30 techniques, detailed descriptions of the necessary tools and materials, and easy-to-copy templates. Martha and her team of crafts editors guide readers through each subject, from botanical pressing and decoupage to rubber stamping and wreaths, with characteristic clarity and unparalleled attention to detail.

Crafters of all skill and experience levels will appreciate the many variations presented for each technique. For example, candlemaking presents a comprehensive array of poured, rolled, and cutout candles, including instructions for making your own one-of-a-kind rubber candle molds, floating candles, sand candles, and more. Each craft in the book takes on charming new dimensions with innovations that could come only from the team behind Martha Stewart Living.

In addition, each entry in Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts is chock-full of tips and advice. Handy glossaries in the entries–such as a comprehensive gem glossary, a glitter glossary, and a color glossary for making tinted wax–are valuable references that crafters will refer to again and again. What’s more, the Tools and Materials section outlines the best essential supplies that every crafter needs to have on hand, and the Sources pages clue readers in to the vendors and suppliers that the magazine’s crafts editors rely on most.

Filled with solid technical know-how, and presented with gorgeous color photographs, this handy guide can be read page by page and kept as a lasting reference by crafters and artisans alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307587046
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 529,633
  • File size: 105 MB
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Meet the Author

Martha Stewart is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of The Martha Stewart Show, the successful daily syndicated television show. Martha Stewart Living magazine was first published in 1990. Over the years, more than three dozen books have been published by its editors. The crafts website is marthastewartcrafts.com.
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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    Great book! The Bible for Crafters!

    There are a lot of crafts in here! The directions are very clear. This is a valuable book for any crafter. Kids like it too!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    Get your creative juices flowing!

    I received this book as a gift. I don't normally make a lot of crafts, but this book has so many great ideas. Most of the projects are fairly easy, so even the most un-crafty person could make wonderful gifts and home decorations. The only problem is, of course, that you have to purchase all the tools and products with which to make the projects. From what I can see, the instructions are pretty good and the color photos are great. Some of the projects are somewhat putzy, but others seem pretty straightforward. I haven't yet make anything -- it's hard to decide because there are so many neat projects. It also makes a very nice end table book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2009

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    Terrific Reference Book

    As a reader of Martha Stewart magazine. I find this book to be great. It provides all the information for ideals and projects in one book. I love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2009

    Comprehensive & informative

    This is a wonderful book, which really lives up to it's title of Encyclopedia. There are many different crafts represented, so it is easy to become interested in some that you may not have tried. The instructions are detailed enought to get you up and running. If you really get into a certain activity, there are always more detailed sources. The photographs are beautiful, as with all of Martha's publications. I am enjoying my copy immensely.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2009

    It opened the world to crafts I had no idea how to start.

    I really enjoyed the book. I learned how to do some crafts I have never had experiences with and it is pretty detailed and informative. I would recommend this book to anyone that is crafty or wants to become crafty.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Recommended

    It's Martha, it's great.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    U got to get it

    I love it! Love it ! Love It one of the best craft book i've purchased in a long time

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

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    LOVE IT!! You will not go wrong getting this book!!

    I love this book! It has everything! This book is perfect for ANY level crafter, and you will amaze the people around you by doing the crafts in this book! Be ready for compliments :)!

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  • Posted February 25, 2010

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    Another winning Selection From Matha Stewart

    I have to admit to being a real admirer of almost all things Martha Stewart-ish. I am no champion house-keeper nor am I a crafting wizard but I do always enjoy the Martha Stewart Magazine and website. In this age of wonderful craft & sewing books -I think that any book that would dare to call istself a 'crafting encyclopedia' would have to be pretty darn sure of itself and this encyclopedia does not disappoint. As always with Martha Stewart products, the instructions are well written & beautifully illustrated. You can find information and "how-to's" about a wonderful, very wide, variety of crafts. General sewing, specialty sewing, embroidery of all kinds,quilting ,applique, printing, dyeing, and many, many other types of craft projects are included in this very well done book. In addition to the book a CD included that contains many templates and patterns that can be printed out . ALso included is an extensive reference guide for all kinds of great sewing and crafting suppliers, equipment and fun things.

    This book is, I believe, an excellent addition for any sewer, crafter or "Martha wannabe". Well done, clear, colorful and highly informative!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2010

    BEST CRAFT BOOK EVER!!!

    Martha has out done herself with this collection of crafts. You name it, the book has got it! It has many craft ideas as well as explicit instructions on how each technique is done. All I need to do now is find the time to do all the crafts, because, trust me, you will want to do them all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    Excellent book

    This is a very good book to get inspired and creative...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    Excellent material with very good illustrations.

    I purchased the book because of one specific chapter but have found a lot of useful information throughout the book.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    sooo martha

    great book for inspiration, gift making and personal projects.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2009

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    Great Idea Book

    This is a great source for inspiration and ideas.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2009

    Not your typical craft book!

    This is definitely a "big girl" craft book. Not your usual crafts and Martha has many different and unusual ideas.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    Just What I needed

    I am a crafter lover and found many new things to try!

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  • Posted June 7, 2009

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    The Maven of Material Modification does it again!

    I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and it was worth the wait. Martha can sometimes veer into the ridiculously expensive - but this one is for crafters of all types and regardless of budget. In many cases, the most expensive thing you will purchase is the book itself! Martha's books ALWAYS have excellent photograpny and easy to follow instructions. There are several crafts in this book that I haven't yet dabbled in - and the examples she has chosen are cute and mainstream enough that I am going to give a few a try. I won't have to invest in any new items in my crafting stash - just repurpose a few - always a plus. I recommend this book as a gift to any budding crafter because it opens up virtually every conceivable craft for them to read before investing. Great for experienced crafters to have on their shelves for inspiration. Thanks, Martha!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2009

    Great Gift

    Given as a gift to my daughter. Loves it and uses it on a weekly basis. Says that its one of the best gifts I've given her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2009

    Gift

    It was a gift to my granddaughter aged 12 and she loves it.

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  • Posted May 24, 2009

    Martha Stewarts Enclyclopedia of Crafts

    Martha just has a way of lingering around now, doesn't she?
    This book is easy to look at, but as with most crafts books, one wonders how final projects would look under one's own hand. Good ideas can be gleaned from the pages and perhaps even reasonable reproductions could be achieved.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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