The Batsford Encyclopaedia of Crafts

Just got this great book in the mail. I found a copy of it in the house we are staying in. There are no libraries or shops to choose from here so I have looked at all the books that the family that have been here for 10 years have collected and was lucky to find this one. 


It has an amazing array of crafts and rather than giving projects for a handful of techniques, it simply outlines techniques to allow you to do with them what you will. 

I’m really excited by this book because normally you buy a book and quickly master the technique and are done with it. I have no interest in following someone else’s pattern. But this book is more of a reference book. If I want a refresher on any technique I can refer to it and I can browse for numerous techniques I’ve never heard of. 

It’s originally published in 1978 and includes information about working with all different types of mediums. I love it.

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