When you are learning a new craft, most people find that owning a number of books about their choice of crafts is helpful. It is easy to follow the how to steps, and can be called upon again should you wish to draw upon a particular technique or idea. Having the book means that craft or technique is always within your grasp.
Crafts can be of general interest to some, a hobby to others, or a serious venture by which one can make a living. In each instance, there is a style or idiom within that craft. Card making is an example of such a subject that can provide a whole range of disciplines. Some may create cards using stamping, some may prefer decoupage. Others may like to use stencilling and die-cutting, and others may use a collection of all these techniques put-together. Whatever your preference, you can find books to support you in your craft and guide you through it.
Traditional crafts are heralded as something that should not be lost or forgotten. Indeed, even when technological advances mean we no longer need to create a particular craft using the traditional methods, there is something valuable and evocative about keeping the original craft and skills alive. Even if it’s just in the owning of a book that discusses the respected craft, we can enjoy learning and keeping the skill alive.
Crafts can be on a number of subjects, from embroidery and related sewing and needlework, to pottery and woodwork. Fabric craft books can be on upholstery and dress making, quilting or lacemaking. Whatever your choice of craft, or interest in a craft, you will be able to find a book on that very subject.
Knitting and crocheting provides many avenues, using the varied techniques and stitches, by which to create. Knitting baby wear, knitting toys and dolls, or knitting blanket and throws are just some of the choices available within this craft that you can find books on in Southport. A comprehensive library on the subjects of crocheting squares for blankets, flowers for brooches and corsages, or crocheting toys can also be found within the historical and vintage books we hold for purchase in our book shop in Southport.
Children’s craft books, such as kite making and paper aeroplane making and are also available within this specialist’s book emporium in Southport.
The beauty of looking at the collection of craft books available at Cover to Cover, Southport, is that a lot of the makes and ‘to do’ craft books, as well as the catalogues of traditional crafts and art and design books available, are vintage. That means that you will not only be able to create something in your desired and chosen craft, but something that’s a part of history.
The array of craft books and books relating to crafts, art and design are never-ending. For this reason, our collection in Southport is always expanding, changing and updating.
If you are looking for something in particular, or would like to message us regarding anything else, feel free to contact us via our website.