Tired of television? Burnt out on blogging? Has the creativity bug bitten you but you aren’t sure where which activity is your salve? Then we are just in time. Bookmans is getting crafty and we have the ideas and materials to help you make it this March. You won’t have to take out a bank loan to test your new hobby; pay with trade! There has never been a better time to try something new and create a one of a kind treasure.

crafting materials

Bookmans has books and guides on all kinds of projects. If you have ever looked at that wonderful silk yarn scarf and thought, “I could make that!” you were right. Grab a knitting and crochet book. Titles like Knitprovisation, Teen Knitting Club and The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Kid Knits give you the tips, material lists and ideas for every type of project. Felting has become popular due to plenty of variety for personal tastes. Kool Felt Embroidery by Donna Kooler has enough ideas for years worth of felting fun for all ages and skill levels.

If you aren’t into textile crafts, try decoupage. Decoupage the Easy Way takes you from the basic cut and paste level to ambitious ideas like remaking lamp shades, tables, cabinets or clocks. With spring in the air, many of us have our minds on flowers Learn how to press, weave, grow and make wreaths with nature’s most fabulous finds.

Crafting covers more than dainty activities. Try wood carving, staining or sculpture. Game Bird Carving shows the beginner how to choose the correct wood, tools and techniques for sculpting a family treasure. Create something wonderful while getting your hands dirty with clay or metal sculpting. You likely can make a better table or dresser than one on sale at the box stores, so give it a shot!

Glass painting, beading, wire wrap, watercolor and oil painting, drawing, batik, natural dyes and home dying — the possibilities are endless. Choose a craft that looks fun and we will get you started. Bookmans is full of crafty types who can answer your questions and we regularly have crafting events her in the store. Check out our events calendar for information on all Bookmans events. Don’t conquer that craving, give in to it. Get Crafty with Bookmans!

* If you are looking for a particular book or crafting material, give the stores a call to make sure we have it in store. Browsing can be fun too because you never know what treasures we have on our shelves until you get here.