Spring Crafting | The Best New Craft Books

Spring has almost sprung, and there are lots of lovely new craft books arriving. I’ve taken a look at the new titles – here are the very best new craft books to look out for…

Spring 2015 is the season of excitement and experimentation. New crafts have started popping up on our radar, and key trends are emerging. There’s something for everyone in the collection of new Spring craft books – read on to find out about the hottest new books.


Tie Dip Dye1. Tie Dip Dye

Tie dye is a key trend for Spring/Summer 2015. Dying your own fabric isn’t as difficult as you’d imagine, and the beauty of this book is that each dyeing technique is explained with pictures as well as detailed instructions.

Even better, there are a ton of projects included so you can put your freshly dyed fabric to good use!

Buy the book here.




Weaving Made Easy, revised edition

2. Weaving Made Easy

The revised edition of Weaving Made Easy couldn’t have arrived at a better time! Woven wall hangings and soft furnishings are hugely popular at the moment, so I suggest grabbing yourself a loom and testing out this great craft.

Buy the book here.

Buy the eBook here.


new craft books - knitting3. The Best of Jane Austen Knits

These Austen-inspired knitting patterns are timeless and beautiful.

Whether you’re a fan of the literature or of regency fashion (or you’re just looking for an appealing project), I’m sure you’ll enjoy this beautiful collection.

Buy the book here.




crochet so lovely4. Crochet So Lovely

These crochet lace designs by Kristin Omdahl are absolutely gorgeous. A variety of techniques are used in this book to create stunning crochet items you won’t want to take off.

By the book here.


new craft books - Little Lady Liberty5. Little Lady Liberty

There is so much excitement about the arrival of this beautiful book! Liberty fabrics are the perfect fit for these timeless little girls’ sewing and quilting projects. And if you don’t have a little girl to sew for (like me), then you might just be tempted to embark on these projects for yourself.

Buy the book here.

Buy the eBook here.


Hooked! 40 crochet motif patterns

6. Hooked!

You might have already seen our Hooked! Blog Hop, where bloggers from all over have been showing off their own versions of the book’s beautiful crochet motifs. The projects range from classic to kooky – a personal favourite of mine is the little cupcake. Almost sweet enough to eat!

Buy the book here.

Buy the eBook here.



7. Retro Mama: Scrap Happy Sewing

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a load of lovely scrab fabric and not a clue what to do with it all. This new craft book by Kim Kruzich (Retro Mama) is packed full of scrap-suitable projects to help you put your fabric stash to good use.

Buy the eBook here.


new craft books - 100 Buttercream Flowers

8. 100 Buttercream Flowers

Following the whirlwind success of The Contemporary Buttercream BibleValeri Valeriano and Christina Ong are back with a collection of 100 beautiful edible blooms. This book covers all the essentials, and will have you creating stunning buttercream flowers in no time.

Buy the book here.

Buy the eBook here.


My Crochet Animals

9. My Crochet Animals

This cute crochet collection by instagram sensation Isabelle Kessedjian (author of the popular My Crochet Doll) is absolutely irresistible.  The artistic koala is my personal favourite!

Buy the book here.

Buy the eBook here.


Beginner's Guide to Crochet10. Beginner’s Guide to Crochet

Another hot new crochet title I’m excited about is Sarah Shrimpton’s Beginner’s Guide to Crochet. This super book contains all the essentials as well as 20 wonderful projects so budding crocheters can test out their new skills. There’s even an Extreme Crochet section, where t-shirt yarn is used for giant projects!

Buy the book here.




I hope you enjoyed this round-up of my favourite new craft books for Spring 2015! Don’t forget you can see previews of all these lovely books here on our Youtube channel, and reviews and extracts are published regularly on the blog








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