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Hone your existing crafting skills or pick up a new hobby. Needle crafts, handicrafts, beading, collecting and more.

Welcome, hobbyists and crafters!

The Winnipeg Public Library has a large collection of books and videos to inspire your next crafting project, as well as dedicated librarians who will help you find what you need. This guide is a curated selection of resources available at the library and beyond. Looking for new crafting ideas? Trying to figure out a new crafting technique to create your vision? The Winnipeg Public Library has the resources to help you, whether you're just starting out or a seasoned craftsperson. Find books, videos, and links below on project ranging from paper mâché to wood carving, from scrapbooking to coin collection and more!

Crafting in our Community

eBooks & eMagazines on Crafting

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Recommended Books on Crafting


52 creative craft and sewing projects easy enough to complete in just one weekend, designed to keep crafters busy all year long. Supercraft is packed with DIY craft and sewing projects that use everyday materials and innovative techniques so you can upcycle your way to creating something new and stylish.

Making It Gudie to Crafting

With the all-star duo of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman leading the way with puns, advice, and good vibes, Making It became the competition series we didn't know we needed, stealing our hearts and encouraging our most creative ideas.

The Crafty Gardener

Awakening the gardener in all of us: Gardening allows us to live in a much more human way, grounded in nature and connected to Mother Earth and all she provides. Even if your garden is just a hanging basket of cherry tomatoes or a windowsill filled with herb pots, you will still reap the benefits of gardening.

Handmade, a hands-on guide: Make the Things You Use Every Day

Call it maker, handcrafted, or handmade, a new DIY movement has taken off big time. The common thread that ties makers to DIYers and handcrafters is the desire to build something rather than buy it.

Video and online resources for crafting

Software for sketching, designing and crafting