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Arts and Crafts Resources

As we are spending more time at home, many people have reignited their interest in crafts and have let their creative juices flow.  We have a variety of resources to draw inspiration from.


Creative Bug: Includes sewing, needlecrafts, quilting, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), Drawing, Painting, Textiles. Yarn Art, Jewelry, Pottery, Wood Signs,  Fun with Food, Glowforge projects(laser cutter), calligraphy, stenciling, along with many other crafts.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center: Includes arts and crafts, collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor and Outdoor Recreation,  Kids’ Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts, Performing Arts, Science & Technology, Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, among others.

*Place holds or call us at 248-642+-5800 ext. 171 to reserve issues you’d like and we will make them available for curbside pickup.

Creative Steps (Youth Room)

McCall’s Quilting

Quilting Arts


Vogue Knitting International

Selected Arts & Crafts Books and DVDs

Pro Search Tip: When you are searching in the library catalog under “Subject”, you will be given related subject headings to check.   Some subjects  to pursue:     Arts,  Crafts,  Hobbies,  Handicraft,  Drawing,  Painting, Sewing,  Quilting,  Jewelry.


 741.494 OWE
Complete manual of airbrushing
by Peter Owen and Jane Rollason

741.5 HUG
by Alex Hughes

J741.23 KAE
Chalk on the Wild Side
by Lorie King Kaehler

DVD 741.2 DRA
Exploring Colors

776 BEC
Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner
by Carlyn Beccia

741.235 FLA
Art of Pastel Painting
by Alan Flattmann

741.2 WAT
Artist’s Sketchbook 
by Lucy Watson

746.44 EMB
Art of Embroidery
by Julia Barton

746.46 HAR
All in one Quilter’s reference tool 
by Harriet Hargrave

746.434 LIL
Cuddly Amigurumi Toys
by Lilleliis

746.4604 BUR
Still stripping after 25 years
by Eleanor Burn

741.24 AVE
Art of Colored Pencil Drawing
with Pat Averil, Cynthia Knox, Eileen Sorg, and Debra Kauffman Yaun

745.582 MCN      
Beaded Wild Animals
by Suzanne McNeill

745.5942 VAL
Soutache: 30 gorgeous bead embroidery designs
by Anneta Valious