Are you looking to learn a new skill or make a new craft? The library has several do-it-yourself (DIY) books that can help you complete your next project. From sewing to woodworking, these guides will take you from beginner to pro.
Shannon Fricke’s How To Decorate gives examples on the best interior design for your home or dorm. Read more about this book here.
Learn all of the basics of sewing and start a new project with McCall’s Essential Guide to Sewing. This book can also teach you how to mend tears and add embellishments to your fabric.
D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself walks you through conception to creation with various design projects. This book is useful to those who may want to design their own t-shirt, wedding invitations, and even website upgrades.
It’s easy to give your furniture a makeover with the tips and tricks in this book. You’ll learn how to spray paint, apply gold leaf, stencil, and more.
Try your hand at preserving fruit through canning, refrigerating, freezing, drying, and infusing. Once you’ve preserved your fruit, this book also includes creative recipes for when you’re ready to use them!
My mom watches The Woodwright’s Shop With Roy Underhill all the time; her father was a carpenter, and she enjoys learning all about woodworking. Through The Woodwight’s Apprentice book, you can now follow woodworking projects at your own pace.