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The Crafter’s Project Book

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Book Name: The Crafter’s Project Book

Author: Mary Ann Hall & Sandra Salamony

Publisher: Rockport Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1564965945

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 171

Illustrations: Full Color Photos, Illustrated Patterns

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

The Crafter’s Project Book has four categories of projects; paper (cards, journals, bookmarks, gift tags, place cards, placemats, coasters, etc), fabric (scarves, pillows, sachets, napkins, handbags, etc.), ceramic & glass (napkin rings, frames, coasters, mosaics, painted glass, etc.) and metal, wire, & wood projects (placemats, jewellery, frames, decoupage, candle accessories). It is important to read the Basics section at the beginning of the book before making a craft because it contains valuable information you need to know about tools, materials and techniques required for the projects in this book. There is also a patterns section at the back of the book following all the craft instructions.

The instructions for the projects are clear, complete, easy to follow and direct you to additional pages if there is a pattern to copy for that craft. The materials and tools are combined into one list directly next to the instructions, which makes it easier to find and see clearly what you need. All the crafts have a little introduction at the top of the page, which are an interesting and helpful read because they contains tips, variations or background on the piece you will be making. There are additional tips and variations at the bottom of most of the craft projects, which contain information on the techniques, or materials you will be using. The information in these tips and variations further ensure your success with your chosen project, especially if you have never attempted something like it before.

What really makes this book unique and what I really like about it is the wide variety of crafts included in its pages. To me this means there is likely a project that will stir the interests of crafters of all levels and styles. Each craft project is also unique because it incorporates unusual and different materials such as vellum, organza and even stitching into their composition.


  • Vellum circle ornament
  • Sculpted flowers
  • Woven brown bag basket
  • Zebra print coasters
  • Salt-dyed napkins
  • Satin trim handbag
  • Thread-lace hearts
  • Bleached velvet pillows
  • Embossed velvet scarf
  • Iced flower pot
  • Fabric-laminated wine glass
  • Stained glass napkin rings
  • Engraved slate frame
  • Sculpted steel pins
  • Glitter encrusted candles

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