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Get Crafty!

Posted October 24, 2012 | Posted in Adult Services

 

The Villa Park Library is adding lots of new art and craft books to its collection.  Here are a few of our newest additions.  Stop by and visit us today or give one of our librarians a call at 630.834.1164 ext.104.

Botany for Artists

This informative book addresses the intricacies of plant and floral structure, form, and behavior, seeking to equip artists with a more comprehensive understanding of botany. It explains basic biological concepts to enhance the understanding of observation, introducing all main groups of plants and fungi; provides a springboard of knowledge to enable the reader to tackle more academic literature; offers observation helpsheets; and encourages a more confident approach to botanical painting and illustration.

Approaching the subject of pastoral landscapes with his typical verve, beloved instructor Terry Harrison guides beginning watercolor artists through five country scenes in this step-by-step guide.

Create Your Own Dream Feathers

Three concepts underlie Peggy Holt’s approach to free-motion quilting-dream feathers, standard feathers, and 10 full-size base shapes. Develop these for single line designs, furls, flourishes, borders, and medallions. Her designs work for longarm, midarm, or domestic quilting, and hand quilters can stitch them, too. Creative quilters will be able to adapt her how-to drawings as complete, ready-to-use designs. She includes exercises to develop free-motion skills and marking methods. This book is a comprehensive approach to continuous line design and quilting design creativity.

We Knit You a Merry Christmas

We Knit You a Merry Christmas has something for everyone: traditional Christmas characters such as angels, choir boys, Father Christmas and the three kings make great decorations. Or add some fun and laughter to your Christmas celebrations this year with knitted animals such as sheep (‘Baa Humbug’), crocodiles (‘Snappy Christmas’) and Three French Hens, as well as quirkier items like chillies, sledging snowballs and of course the famous pea (‘Ha Pea Christmas’)