BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects (Hardcover)

A Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects

By Jessica Pigza

Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 9781617690969, 207pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 2014

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Description

Voted a Best Book of 2014 by Library Journal
There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, Jessica Pigza loves to share. In BiblioCraft, Pigza hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. In Part I, she explains how to take advantage of the riches libraries have to offer--both in person and online. In Part II, she presents 20+ projects inspired by library resources from a stellar designer cast, including STC Craft authors Natalie Chanin, Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson, and Gretchen Hirsch, and Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney. Whatever the quest--historic watermarks transformed into pillows, Japanese family crests turned into coasters, or historic millinery instructions worked into floral fascinators--anyone can utilize library resources to bring their creative visions to life.


About the Author

Jessica Pigza is a rare book librarian at the New York Public Library. The host of the library's monthly DIY event series, she has been featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine, has guest-blogged on Design*Sponge, and has lectured at library conferences on design and craft inspiration. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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