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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.

Contributor Bio(s):
Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman are the coauthors of Stitch Camp. They are longtime friends and cocreators who have been crafting for many years with each other, their families, and groups of kids at home camps and studio workshops. Blum is the coauthor of Improv Sewing. Newman edits ChopChop, a nonprofit family cooking magazine, and is the author of One Mixed-Up Night, Catastrophic Happiness, and Waiting for Birdy. Blum and Newman live in western Massachusetts.

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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