If you’ve ever wanted to learn fun and creative crafting skills, Stitch Camp is for you. It covers basic sewing, knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving, and embroidery skills. It is ideal for those just learning because of its step-by-step approach, wide range of projects and characteristically beautiful photos (which is one of the reasons we love craft books published by Storey Publishing), but the projects are also engaging for more experienced crafters. One thing which we particularly like about this book is that the projects featured are practical as well as fun, encouraging crafters to be creative and resourceful (what do you do with your drier lint and felt scraps?) Also, we really like that the authors encourage readers to have a good time and enjoy the process of crafting, not just the finished product, thereby taking the focus off feeling like you need to get a “perfect” piece.
We are experienced crafters with some baseline knowledge of the skills covered in this book, and we found lots to enjoy here. It also provides a great resource for us to share with friends who are learning, as it teaches from a basic level without being boring. Additionally, this book teaches useful related skills, such as tying knots, winding balls of yarn, and making pom-poms with a fork.
Lots of pictures, step by step instructions, and a fun voice make this a craft book that we would highly recommend to crafters of all ages.
Disclosure note: Thank you to Storey Publishing for sending us this book to review!