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Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens - Learn 6 All-Time Favorite Skills: Sew, Knit, Crochet, Felt, Embroider, Weave
Contributor(s): Blum, Nicole, Newman, Catherine
ISBN: 1612127509     ISBN-13: 9781612127507
Publisher: Storey Books
    OUR PRICE: $18.00  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: October 2017
Annotation: Complemented by two punch-out gift tags, a modern introduction to six classic fiber crafts instructs today's tweens on key skills through a range of hands-on, step-by-step projects for such items as woven patches, a knitted backpack, a crocheted bracelet and an embroidered merit badge. Original.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Textile crafts.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Crafts & Hobbies
Dewey: 746.4
LCCN: 2017021162
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.00" H x 8.00" W x 0.40" (1.65 lbs) 196 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 October)

Gr 4–7—Using mostly inexpensive materials and recyclables, this colorful and well-formatted craft book introduces the basic skills of sewing, embroidery, felting, knitting, crocheting, and weaving in a peppy conversational style. Although these techniques have been around for ages, Blum and Newman utilize them in fresh ways. Projects progress from easy to difficult; examples include a beanbag hand warmer, a cord-slung backpack, and a phone sweater. Excellent close-up photos of kids and tweens, girls and boys, augment the well-written directions. However, the instructions are written for right handers. (The authors suggest lefties look at illustrations in a mirror.) VERDICT A worthy choice for libraries looking to update their crafting materials for young people. This is also a good book for older teens in need of a simplified approach.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH

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