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Bibliocraft : a modern crafter's guide to using library resources to jumpstart creative projects /

by Pigza, Jessica; Miller, Johnny; Faust, Shana; Park, Sun Young.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: STC craft: Publisher: New York, NY : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2014Description: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781617690969 :; 1617690961.Title notes: $27.50 5-2014 (db)Other title: Biblio craft.Subject(s): Handicraft | Library resources | Altered books
Contents:
Finding inspiration at the library. Different kinds of library collections ; Finding the right library for you ; Planning your library visit ; Finding what you want at the library ; The world of digital libraries ; Recommended library collections ; A copyright primer -- Projects inspired by the library.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Voted a Best Book of 2014 by Library Journal <br> There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, Jessica Pigza loves to share. In BiblioCraft , Pigza hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. In Part I, she explains how to take advantage of the riches libraries have to offer--both in person and online. In Part II, she presents 20+ projects inspired by library resources from a stellar designer cast, including STC Craft authors Natalie Chanin, Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson, and Gretchen Hirsch, and Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney. Whatever the quest--historic watermarks transformed into pillows, Japanese family crests turned into coasters, or historic millinery instructions worked into floral fascinators--anyone can utilize library resources to bring their creative visions to life.

$27.50 5-2014 (db)

"A Melanie Falick book."

"Featuring 20+ projects from celebrated designers who love the library"--Cover.

Includes index.

Finding inspiration at the library. Different kinds of library collections ; Finding the right library for you ; Planning your library visit ; Finding what you want at the library ; The world of digital libraries ; Recommended library collections ; A copyright primer -- Projects inspired by the library.

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Library Journal Review

Pigza, a rare-books librarian at the New York Public Library, connects her two passions-libraries and crafting-in this collection of book-inspired craft projects. Each project uses books and library collections (often vintage) as a jumping-off point, turning things as commonplace as marbled endpapers into a pretty sewn pouch or drawing inspiration from children's book illustrations for a fanciful child's dress. Photographs of the primary sources that provided ideas for the projects are incorporated, allowing crafters to see the "ancestry" of each item. Pigza has assembled quite the cast of crafting luminaries, such as Gretchen Hirsch (Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing), Liesl Gibson (Oliver + S Little Things To Sew), and Heather Ross (Heather Ross Prints), and these varied projects include everything from sewing and embroidery to papercraft. Copyright issues relating to craft making-a frequent cause of heated arguments in crafting communities-are concisely and intelligently covered, and there's plenty of material on types of libraries and ways to use libraries as a source of creativity and information. VERDICT Though bibliophiles and fans of libraries will be drawn in by the theme of the book, crafters who haven't visited a library since childhood will be thrilled with the wealth of talented artists whose projects are featured. (Bibliophiles will also be pleased that no books are harmed in the making of these crafts.) [See author Q&A, p. 74.-Ed.] (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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