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Cricut Celebrations: Digital Die-Cutting for Any Event

Digital die-cutting machines continue to grow in popularity, but there are few books on the topic. This title will inspire crafters interested in using a digital die-cutting machine to create a variety of decorative objects and party favors.

A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Calligraphy & Brush Pen Lettering

Both novice and experienced crafters of hand letters will find practical inspiration and guidance in this colorful, beautifully designed collection.

Let’s Move the Needle: An Activism Handbook for Artists, Crafters, Creatives, and Makers

This is a practical manual for aspiring activists, crafters or otherwise, who want to make a difference in the world around them. This stimulating, thoughtfully-organized guide to craftivism will appeal both to activist-minded creatives and noncrafters looking for practical steps to help turn their intentions into action.

Crafting a Better World: DIY Projects and Inspiration for Craftivists

Several creative projects are included in the book, but the general purpose is to inspire crafters to use their own perspectives and preferred techniques to create art that speaks to current events and movements. Activist crafters will find abundant motivating forces and community in this collection.

Take Care of Your Friends: An Enneagram Guide to Interpersonal Relationships

The Enneagram is reliably popular on social media, and readers interested in navigating their friendships through the lens of the Enneagram will appreciate this well-organized guide.

The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

Civil War buffs will be pleased with the laser focus of Larson’s latest; others may find it overly detailed and slow. Still, given Larson’s popularity, this is an essential purchase.

Homestyle Kitchen: Fresh and Timeless Comfort Food for Sharing

Reminiscent of an old-school church cookbook that features a little bit of everything, this beginner-friendly collection is best suited for home cooks looking for no-fuss, no-frills food.

Squeegee Art Revolution: Scrape Your Way to Amazing Abstract Art

Artists and crafters of all skill levels will be intrigued by the surprising effects that this simple technique can create. The projects’ minimal, easy-to-acquire supplies provide a low barrier for entry as well.

The New Silversmith: Innovative, Sustainable Techniques for Creating Nature-Inspired Jewelry

This is a good addition for libraries that support jewelry making or metalsmithing programs. Beginners, however, may need to first start with a more basic guide, such as Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers by Elizabeth Bone.

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