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!
ArtsJunktion gathers reusable materials from businesses—materials that would otherwise be considered waste—sorts them and makes them available to the public at their depot. All supplies are available take-what-you-need, pay-what-you-can
Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects you, without spending a fortune.
Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag.
Cloth Paper Scissors is where mixed media artists come to play! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, every issue brings you innovative techniques; detailed photos and step-by-step instructions for unique projects from talented artists; and the inspiration and support for developing your own creative voice.
Referred to by readers as 'the World's most beautiful embroidery magazine', Inspirations is where you find the best classic hand embroidery by leading embroiderers throughout the world. Complemented with superbly styled photography and captivating stories, each issue brings a diverse collection of timeless projects from home wares and bags to gifts and accessories.
Whether it's sprucing up some old wallpaper, rejuvenating your bedsheets, turning an accidental bleach stain into a multicolored sensation, or even hosting a party and re-thinking how you make lootbags, Tiffany's creative energy is fantastically contagious.
A beautiful, colorful, inspired guide to help anyone bring joy and whimsy into their lives with stylish projects, from home decor to food to fashion, from the popular Oh Joy blogger and Pinterest sensation.
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.
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.
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 Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members.
From quick conceptual sketches to fully finished artwork, sketching is at the heart of the creative process. You never know when a great idea will strike, so access to fast and powerful creative sketching tools is an invaluable part of any creative process. (For Windows 8 or higher.)
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. While it can be used for creating 3D models, it also does a lot more, like woodwork and jewelry design and is most used in video editing and game creation. Blender has a reputation for having a steep learning curve, so be prepared to invest some time to learn how to use it.
Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. The primary goal of the Bforartists fork is to deliver a better graphical UI and a better usability. This means a complete switch in the useage philosophy. Away from the hotkey and speed centered useage. Towards a user friendly and intuitive graphical UI.