Most traditional crafts like knitting, sewing, woodworking, and crocheting are increasing in popularity. Even corporate business types like my husband have become interested in sustainable living, gardening, and other do-it-yourself projects.
Young People Like Handcrafting
My youngest daughter has mastered those three and makes amazing clothing and decorative items for the home. Since she's an artist who creates her own designs, she has certainly surpassed me in skills. She's also inspired me to jump back into hobbies, like sewing, that I once enjoyed.
With that thought in mind, I grabbed some free books over the holidays. You may think the books below are aimed at women, but let me assure you many men are also taking on knitting and sewing. (I remember when I was a kid, the rough, tough football pro Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier was "outed" for his cross stitch hobby. Did the gibes bother him? I don't think so. He laughed along with the critics.)
As of today, these books are still free so I wanted to recommend them to you.
3 Free Craft Books to Grab
Knitting: Box Set: The Complete Comprehensive Guide on Knitting by Susan Wilters
This box set will teach you how to knit. The three books are Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Regular price is $7.99. Today, it's still free. Get it quick.
How to Crochet: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns by Prime Publishing
If you know how to crochet a Granny Square, you can make anything from a throw for the couch to a sweater.
How To Organize Your Room by Prime Publishing (Your Sewing Room, That Is)
Whether you're someone who wants to learn how to sew or a sewer with advanced skills, the first thing you need to do is find a space in your home for this hobby, and then organize that space. That's what this book will help you do.
I want to remind you of the free book that's still in the Top 100 Decorating Books. I compiled Holiday Decorating as a companion book to the Christmas on Main Street Romance Collection.
Each of the authors in the Christmas Box Set contributed a favorite craft or holiday decorating idea to the book. You can even watch the YouTube video I created to show you what the craft book is about.
If you haven't downloaded Holiday Decorating, free to all, get it now. It's available at Amazon Kindle * iTunes * Kobo * Nook
Many readers now avoid free or low-priced books now. That's silly. If a book is free, grab it. Take a few minutes to read a bit. You'll quickly know whether you want to keep the book or not. If you don't want to keep it, just delete it. If you like it, please post a review. The author will greatly appreciate it.