Recommended reading for knitters, spinners, vintage fashion lovers, sewists, stitchers and other exuberant crafters


As the temperatures start to dip here in the Midwest, it’s a fine time to grab a new stack of craft books and plot out some projects to work this fall and winter. This past weekend I featured the seven titles above in my weekly craft column for The Grand Rapids Press and Here are some of the titles in my fall line-up.

“The Spinners Book of Fleece,” (256 pages, $29.95) by Beth Smith

“Knitting Reimagined: An Innovative Approach to Structure and Shape with 25 Breathtaking Projects” (176 pages, $29.99) by Nicky Epstein

“Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s” (224 pages, $35) by Gretchen Hirsch

“The Magic Pattern Book: Sew 6 Patterns Into 36 Different Styles!” (310 pages, $22.95) by Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction

“Felt-o-ween: 40 Scary-cute Projects to Celebrate Halloween,” (132 pages, $14.95) by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio

“Drink the Harvest: Making Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Ciders” (232 pages, $18.95) by Nan K. Chase and DeNeice C. Guest

* “Let’s Sew Together: Simple Projects the Whole Family Can Make” (176 pages, $19.99) by Rubyellen Bratcher

Read my review of these books here.

Send your book suggestions for future review to me.


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