Craft Book Challenge

I wanted to document my craft books and the things I have made from them as part of my Craft Book Challenge but my side bar was getting a little crowded so I've made a page.

To date (4th March 2019) I have 318 craft books and I have used 92 of them - 30%
and 52 more than once (different projects, not repeats of the same project) - 17%

20 to make Micro Macrame Jewellery - Suzen Millodot

20 to make Modern Needlepoint - Jayne Schofield

20 to make Papercuts - Paper Panda

20 to stitch Mini Cross Stitch - Michael Powell

100 Appliqué Motifs - Deborah Green -1 motif used for alphabet chart

100 Beaded Flowers, Trinkets & Charms - Amanda Brooke Murr-Hinson - wine bottle, wine glass, champagne glass, daisy, pig

100 Beaded Jewellery Designs - Stephanie Burnham

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet - Lesley Stanfield - several crochet flowers, 44, 56, 80

100 Pretty Little Projects - Jewellery roll, Nifty Fifties Oven Mitt

101 Tea Towels

200 Braids to Loop, Knot, Weave and Twist - Jacqui Carey 

200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans - Jan Eaton - several blocks

200 Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match - Davina Thomas -
Three Patch Quilt block, Plain block, Fast Geese

2011 Sewing Calendar - fabric basket, bunny bowling

365 Free Motion Quilting Designs - Leah Day - Day 123 Angles and Circles, spiky circle

500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery (Design Originals) - pig, alphabet

500 Quilt Blocks - Kerry Green and Lynne Goldsworthy

501 Quilt blocks - Better Homes and Gardens - Card trick square, friendship star

555 Fabulous Cross-Stitch Patterns - Donna Kooler - carrots

A Bag for All Reasons - Lisa Lam

A Rainbow of Stitches

Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots

All Wired Up - Mark Lareau

Adding Layers, Colour, Design and Imagination - Kathy Doughty - Follow the sun block

Amigurumi - Lan Anh Bui & Josephine Wan - ami bear, baby bunny, ballerina bunny

Amy Butler's Style Stitches

Appliqué for Little Ones - Sylvie Blondeau -
dog motif

Around the Corner Crochet Borders - Edie Eckman - 4 borders used

Art Clay Silver Basic Book

A - Z of Embroidered Motifs

A - Z of Embroidery Stitches

A - Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

A - Z of Ribbon Embroidery

Bags in Bloom - Susan Cariello 

Bead Embroidery - Yukiko Ogura

Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples - Yasuko Endo

Bead Embroidery Stitch Sample Motifs - CRK Design & Yasuko Endo

Bead Fantasies - Takako Samejima

Bead Play Everyday - Beth Stone - tri stitch

Bead Soup - Lori Anderson

Beaded Chains and Ropes - Karin Van Voorhees

Beaded Chain Mail Jewelry - Dylon Whyte

Beaded Colourways - Beverly Ash Gilbert

Beaded Fantasies - Sabine Lippert

Beaded Felt Jewellery - Helen Birmingham

Beaded Flowers and Wedding Bouquets - Katie Dean (e-book) - Gerbera

Beaded Miniature Menagerie

Beadmaille - Cindy Thomas Pankopf

Bean Bag Buddies - Nicki Wheeler 

Beastly Crochet - Brenda Anderson

Beautiful Beaded Jewellery

Beautiful Beading - Sarah Withers

Beautiful Jewellery with SuperDuo Beads - Teresa Morse 

Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace - Gilian Dye and Adrienne Thunder

Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery - Jane Rainbow

Beginner's Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery - Patricia Bage

Beginner's Guide to Enamelling - Dorothy Cockrell

Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery - Pat Trott

Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting - Susanna Wallis - heart, vase of flowers

Beginner's Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery - Ann Cox

Beginner's Guide to Traditional Japanese Embroidery - Julia D Gray

Blackwork - Sonia Lucano - snowflake, 2 x flowers, various squares

Bobbin Lace Making - Pamela Nottingham

Boutique Bead & Wire Jewelry - Melody MacDuffee - flower necklace and bracelet

Canvas Embroidery - Peggy Field and June Linsley

Carnival of Felting - Gillian Harris

Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery - Suzen Millodet - Turk's head

Christmas Crafts & Cooking - Pamela Westland

Classic Chain Mail Jewelry (sp) - Sue Ripsch

Classic Hardanger - Gina Marion

Classic Storybook Cross-Stitch - Gillian Souter - Peter Rabbit cross stitch, made into draw string bag

Compendium of Beading Techniques - Jean Power

Compendium of Quilting Techniques - Susan Briscoe

Compendium of Sewing Techniques - Lorna Knight - tackling ruffles

Complete Feltmaking - Gillian Harris

Cookie Magic - Kate Shiraz - Used many, many times

Countryside Needle Craft Source Book - Lynette Mostaghimi

Craft - Kirstie Allsopp

Crafting a Dream Wedding - Susan Cousineau

Crafting Springtime Gifts - Tone Finnanger

Crafting Christmas Gifts - Tone Finnanger

Craftydermy (review copy) - Wire bird and rabbit

Crafty Dolls - Jane Bull

Crazy Quilting The Complete Guide - J Marsha

Create your Own Jewellery - Ann Kay 

Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads - Anna Elizabeth Draeger

Creative Mosaics - Monica Cresci & Chiara Di Pinto

Creative Seed Bead Connections - Teresa Meister - Wild Tile, Modern Vintage crystal pillows

Crochet Compendium - The Ultimate Collection of Crochet Techniques

Crochet For Beginners - Susie Johns

Crochet Unravelled - Claire Bojczuk 

Crocheted Animal Hats - Vanessa Mooncie

Cross-Stitch Christmas - Donna Kooler

Cross Stitch Cards and Keepsakes - Jo Verso  - Monograms, alphabet

Cross Stitch Plus - Lindsey Fox and Heather Sproat

Cute and Easy Crochet - Nicki Trench - booties, baby blanket

Design it Yourself Clothes - Cal Patch

Doodle Stitching - Aimee Ray

Doodle Stitching, the Motif Collection - Aimee Ray - Beer glass used for bookmark, tree and gnome for pouches

Easy Tatting - Rozella F Linden

Edward's Crochet Imaginarium - Kerry Lord

Elegant Hardanger Embroidery - Yvette Stanton

Embroidered Books - Isobel Hall

Embroidered Jewellery - Shirley Anne Sherris

Embroiderer's Pattern Book

Encyclopedia of Quilting and Patchwork Techniques - Katharine Guerrier

Essential Crochet - Erika Knight - flower brooch

Everything Alice - Hannah Read-Baldrey and Christine Leech

Exploring Resin Jewelry - Heidi Boyd

Fast Fabric Gifts - Sally Southern

Felties - Nelly Pailloux - fox, babushka, rabbit, panda and lion

Felting Fabulous Flowers - Gillian Harris (review copy) - Cosmos, Daisy

Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern (Sewing for Real People) - Pati Palmer

Flip Dolls & Other Toys - Laura Wilson

Free and Easy Stitch Style - Poppy Treffry - learnt the techniques

Friendly Plastic 101 - Jana Ewy

Fun-Size Quilts - Karen M Burns

Fun With Friendly Plastic - Suzanne McNeill - basic techniques, swirl design

Gardens & More (embroidery) - Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Goldwork - Hazel Everett

Great Designs for Shaped Beads - Anna Elizabeth Draeger

Handbook of Crochet Stitches - Betty Barnden - used patterns

Homemade, Gorgeous Things to Make with Love - Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson

Hoop-la! 100 Things to do with Embroidery Hoops - Kirsty Neale - Retro rabbit, Hipster Bunnies, 2 x hoop treatments

How to Make Polymer Clay Beads - Linda Peterson

How to Paint on Glass - Julia Bottrell - used many times

How to Sew: Box of 10 Sew-Clever Little Books - Patchwork pig, Sashiko

How to Sew Little Felt Animals - Sue Quinn

I Can Right Angle Weave - Mabeline Gidez

I (heart) Patchwork - Rashida Coleman-Hale - 3 x patchwork pouches

I love Beading - Juju Vail

Jewelry For All Seasons - Linzi Alford - Spring bracelet

Jewelry with a Hook - Terry Taylor

Knickers! - Delia Adey and Erika Peto

Knit Couture - Gail Downey & Henry Conway

Knitted Flowers (20 to Make) - Susie Johns

Knitted Toy Tales - Laura Long - Frog Prince

Knitted Toys - Jean Greenhowe - Used as a child

Knitting for Children Woman's Weekly

Knitting Mochimochi - Anna Hrachovec

Knitty Gritty - Aneeta Patel - Knitted chunky scarf, girly scarf, hat x 2, booties, summer shawl x2

Knot Thread Stitch - Lisa Solomon

Kumihimo Basics and Beyond - Rebecca Ann Combs - No knot start, Twisted Spiral braid

Kumihimo Braiding for Jewellery Designers - Anne Dilker (booklet) - Team spirit

Kumihimo Wire Jewellery - Giovanna Imperia

Lace and Eyelet Stitches: 250 to Knit - Erica Knight

Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts - Joelle Hoverson - elephant softie, coasters, pencil rolls x 4

Leather Jewelry - Nathalie Mornu

Little Beaded Boxes - Julia S. Pretle - blue triangle box

Mabel Lucie Attwell in Cross Stitch - Leslie Norah Hills

Make Me I'm Yours... Sewing

Making Baby's Clothes - Rob Merrett

Making Handmade Books - Alisa Golden

Making Luna Lapin - Sarah Peel

Making Needlework Accessories Embroidered with Beads - Carol Andrews

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts - Martha Stewart 

Me & My Sewing Adventure: An Intermediate Guide - Kate Haxell  - see my review here

Metal Magic - Kim St. Jean

Miniature Quilling - Diane Boden Crane 

Mini Eco - Kate Lilley (review copy) - Geometric beads, macrame bracelet see my review here

Mini Quilts (review copy) - Jodie Davis and Jayne Davis - Harry Silhouette

Mod Podge Rocks! - Amy Anderson

Modern Folk Embroidery - Nancy Nicholson (e-copy)

Mosaic Techniques - Emma Biggs

Naughty But Nice Cross Stitch - Claire Crompton

Needle Felties (20 to Make) - Susanna Wallis

Never Been Stitched - Amanda Carestio

New Dimensions in Hand and Machine Embroidery - Jean Beany & Jean Littlejohn

Nursery Knits - Zoe Mellor

Nursery Rhymes in Cross Stitch - Dorothea Hall

Obl'ubené zvieratka z koralikow - Ingrid Moras (Czech 3d beading)

One-Yard Wonders - Yaker Haskins - Lap top cosy, baby bib

One-Yard Wonders, Fabric by Fabric - Yaker Haskins 

One Zentangle a Day - Beckah Krahula

Paint By Number Quilts - Kerry Foster

Painting and Decorating Clay Pots - Natalie and Annette Kunkel 

Papercut Landscapes - Sarah King

Patterns in Polymer - Julie Picarello - imprint technique, single colour slices

Picture It In Counted Beadwork - Gillian Leeper & Christine Barker - Penguin

Picture It In Cross Stitch - Jo Verso

Pinterest Perfect

Playful Perfection - Kerrie Slade

Playful Petals - Corey Yoder (review copy) - Petal cushion

Polymer Clay Greetings Cards - Candida Woolhouse 

Prefab Jewelry - Marthe le Van

Pretty Little Pillows

Pretty Quilled Cards- Cecelia Louie - cherry blossom

Pulled Thread Embroidery 64 Patterns used in Rococo and Today - Edith Blocher

Quick and Clever Felting - Ellen Kharade  - needle felted paisley

Quilling World - Barbara Pass  - Used as a child

Quilt a Gift - Barrie Sue Gaudet  - embroidered picture frame

Quiltopedia - Laura Jane Taylor

Raised Embroidery - Barbara & Roy Hirst

Rennie Mackintosh in Embroidery - Dorothy Woods

RSN Bead Embroidery - Shelley Cox

RSN Crewelwork - Jacqui McDonald

RSN Goldwork - Helen McCook

RSN Silk Shading - Sarah Homfray

RSN Stumpwork - Kate Sinton

RSN Whitework - Lizzy Lansberry 

Scandinavian Designs in Red and White - Nadja Knab-Leers, Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas

Scandinavian Needlecraft - Clare Youngs - Fleece baby hat

Scandinavian Stitches - Kajsa Wikman

Scarves and Wraps - Jill Denton

Scraoot Bits Applique - Shannon Brinkley

Schwalm Embroidery Techniques and Designs - Christine Bishop

Seed Bead Chic - Amy Katz - Bejewelled Barrel necklace

Seed Bead Stitching - Beth Stone - black and white peyote band, beaded toggle clasp, diagonal peyote, Russian spiral, tubular peyote

Sewing Room Accessories - Debbie Shore

Sew! - Cath Kidston - Bag and needle case(altered)

Sew and Stow - Betty Oppenheimer

Sew Darn Cute - Jenny Ryan - green patchwork scarf, crochet hook case

Sew Fabulous Fabric - Alice Butcher - flower brooch

Sew Liberated - Meg McElwee - day bag

Sew Pretty Homestyle - Tone Finnanger - needle case, buttons bag

Sew Scandinavian - Nadja Knab-Leers, Stefanie Thomas, Heike Roland

Sew Sweet Creatures

Sew What! Skirts - Francesca DenHartog

Shrink! Shrank! Shrunk! - Kathy Sheldon (review copy) - flower earring, teapot pendant

Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers - Elizabeth Bone

Simple Glass Beading - Dorothy Wood - beaded fringe scarf

Simple Recipes for Stylish Jewellery

Simple Sewn Gifts - Helen Philipps

Simply Soldered Jewelry & Accessories - Lisa Bluhm (review copy)

Simply Sparkling Christmas Beading - Dorothy Wood

Socks - Chrissie Day

Soft + Simple Knits for Little Ones - Heidi Boyd

Some Kind of Wonderful - Anni Downs

Soutache & Bead Embroidery - Amee K Sweet-McNamara

Spellbound Festive Beading - Julie Ashford - Georgian bauble

Step-by-Step Needlecraft Encyclopedia - Dorling Kindersley

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker - Debbie Stoller

Stitch 'n Bitch Nation - Debbie Stoller

Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time  - napkins

Stitch Workshop Herringbone Stitch

Stitch Workshop Peyote Stitch 

Stitch Workshop Right-Angle Weave

Stitched Blooms -Carina Envoldsen-Harris (review copy) - stitched silk flower, pyrography flower

Stitched Postcards - Christa Rolf

Stitched So Cute - Mary Engelbreit - owl applique

Stitched With Love - Mandy Shaw - bunny crib decoration, star ornament, 


Story Book Favourites in Cross Stitch - Gillian Souter

Stumpwork - Muriel Best 

Stumpwork Embroidery - Kay & Michael Dennis

Sweet Stitches from the Heart - heart filled with flowers

Sweet Temptation - Nicki Trench - Truffles, turkish delight, chocolate cups

Sweet Treats in Cross Stitch

Sweetwater's Simple Home - Lisa Burnett, Karla Eisenach & Susan Kendrick - apron

The Anchor Book of Hardanger Embroidery

The Art of Beaded Beads - Jean Campbell (review copy) - puffy bead

The Art of Bead Embroidery - Heidi Kummli & Sherry Serafini - free form brooch

The Art of Beadweaving - Jane Lock

The Art of French Beaded Flowers - Carol Brenner Doelp

The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects - Donna Kato

The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques - Donna Kato - heart brooch, stripe slab

The Bag Making Bible - Lisa Lam and Amy Butler - Piping Hot Hobo Bag, flush zip pocket

The Beaded Edge 2 - Midori Nishida

The Beadworker's Guild Introduction to Beadwork - Bracelets - spiral bracelet, button closure

The Beatrix Potter Design Book

The Cartonnage Kit - Heather L

The Crafter's Design Library: Fairies - Sharon Bennett

The Crafter's Devotional

The Cross Stitcher's Bible - Jane Greenoff

The Cute Book - Aranzi Aronzo - Rabbits, bird

The DMC Book of Cross Stitch and Counted Thread Work - Eleanor Van Zandt

The Embroidered Garden - Kazuko Aoki

The Embroidery Stitch Bible - Used often

The Encyclopedia of Beading Techniques - Sara Withers & Stephanie Burnham

The Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Techniques - Karen McIvor & Sarah Mason

The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques - Sara Withers

The Glass Painting Book - Jane Dunstenille

The Handbook of Silk Ribbon Embroidery - Ann Cox

The Hand-Stitched Flower Garden - Yuki Sugashima 

The Hand-Stitched Home

The Knitter's Bible Baby Knits - Laura Long

The Knitter's Bible Stitch Library - Claire Crompton

The Knook (review copy)

The Liberated Canvas - Penny Cornell

The Missing Link - Cindy Wimmer

The New Anchor Book of Blackwork Embroidery Stitches - Carnation, fill 15, 

The New Anchor Book of Canvaswork Stitches and Patterns

The New Anchor Booke of Counted Thread Embroidery Stitches 

The New Anchor Book of Freestyle Embroidery Stitches - Joan Gordon

The New Anchor Book of Hardanger - zig zag hem stitch

The New Crewel - Katherine Shaughnessy

The Perfect Handmade Bag - Clare Youngs

The Stained Glass Garden - George Shannon & Pat Torlen (review copy)

The Technique of Needlepoint Lace - Nenia Lovesey

The Tilda Characters Collection - Tone Finnanger

The Ultimate Crafts Companion

The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting - Lynne Watterson

The World of Beads - Mitsuko Muto and Tomoko Ishizauka

Thrilling Quilling - Elizabeth Moad

Tilda's Studio - Tone Finnanger

Tilda's Winter Delights - Tone Finnanger

Tilda's Winter Ideas - Tone Finnanger

Toilet Roll Covers - Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer

Tula Pink's City Sampler - 100 Modern Quilt Blocks - 2 blocks

Twenty to Make Papercuts - Paper Panda

Victorian Country Lace - Chris Rankin

Vintage Hearts and Flowers - Kate Haxell

Wax Candles

Wedding Favours (20 to Make) - Michelle Powell

What to Knit: the Toddler Years - Nikki Van De Car

Whitework - Jane Dew & Viv Watkins

Whitework Techniques and 188 Designs - Carter Houck

Wild Blooms & Colorful Creatures - Still life applique cushion

Wire Knits - Heather Kingsley-Heath - Knitted bracelet, wire heart

Wire Style 50 Unique Jewelry Designs - Denise Peck

Wool Pets - Laurie Sharp - felted butterfly

Woolly Embroidery - Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts

Word Play Quilts - Tonya Ricucci - silent scream, silent scream 2

Woven Bead & Wire Jewelry - Dallas Lovett (review copy)

Zakka Sewing - Therese Laskey and Chika Mori

Zakka Style - Zig-Zag Tote Bag, house bag, pincushion, sewing kit, pencil case, quilt block magnets, stem messenger bag, travel organiser, patchwork potholder, elephant bookmark, linen bag, bread basket, sweet sugar cookie sack, little pocket pillow case, picture frame, pleated frame pouch, memo board, nesting box 

Zaklady navliekania koralikov - Vincze Eszter (Czech beadweaving)

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Nancy Lee said...

We have many of the same books. I have never seen Mary Englebreit's Stitched Sew Cute -- even though I am a huge fan! Must look for it!
I love your blog. It is really entertaining. I have subscribed and I will be visiting often!
Have a wonderful day! (well, evening...)

Crafts a la Mode said...

wow. I met my match here on craft books. :) I have many of these but you win! You have more. ha ahaha 100 flowers to knit and crochet and 100 blocks to lots of those kinds of books. Quilting books up the wazoo, also. Linda

Sew Hungryhippie said...

You've inspired me to count my craft books and see how many I've actually used! hahahaha
I'm in Chippenham, CAMBS...small world!
THanks for stopping by hungry hippie :o)

Karyn said...

I'm having mixed feelings....

I love that you have counted your books and that you are tracking which ones you actually use....I'm tempted to do the same, but entirely too afraid to count and then track how many I (don't) use.

What the heck! Maybe it will convince me to pass some along!

Thank you for the gentle nudge

Anna said...

I only have one book of crochet and one of knit and their are about stiches not pattern ! Lucky you !
Why don't you do a giveaway ? For the books you don't use...
Have a nice weekend.

Elizabeth Braun said...

We own 6 of the same crafting books (3.75%)!!!=)

Indianna said...

Oh my, you have a serious book addiction. I can recommend making a Tomte, from the Scandinavian Stitches book, they are easy....and very cute!

Unknown said...

Wow, you're a real professional crafter! I'm a bit jealous of your book collection, it's pretty amazing! I think a giveaway is a great idea:).

Diya said...

Wow so many !! You can start a library for crafters :D Well I shall go through this link when I get time to see what all related to sewing you have :) I have a sew book inspired series on my blog :D - TheHobbyHarbor

Mara said...

OMG, you have 188 craft books and you wrote down all of the titles, that must have taken you forever, good luck in your quest to make more from your books.

Valspierssews said...

Love this idea, if only to have fun looking through all my books :)

Sarah said...

Oh what a good idea... I started a list of my craft books (already out of date of course) and I keep saying I need to do more with them. This is a great way of keeping track of projects.