6 Important Craft Books

Inspired by a recent post from the fabulous Zen of Making, I thought I’d share a few books from my craft library.  These books have helped me develop my craft skills in some way.  I have put links to the books (in brackets) for Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, if you’d like to find out more.  So in no particular order…

1. Amigurumi World by Paula Rimoli (available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk)

2. Socks From the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson (available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk)

3. Stitch n’ Bitch by Debbie Stoller (available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk)

4. A Rainbow of Stitches by Agnes Delage-Calvet, Anne Sohier-Fournel, Muriel Brunet and Francoise Ritz (available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk)

5. SEW – Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp (available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk)

6. Podcasting for Dummies by Tee Morris, Chuck Tomasi and Evo Terra (available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk)

PS. In the interests of full disclosure… the Amazon links are affiliate links, by the way. So if you click through and purchase a book, I get a teeny, tiny commission payment.  I do a couple of affiliate arrangements (listed here).  Any income generated through affiliate links goes straight back into the blog and podcast, so it’s a nice way for you to support iMake, if you want to.

Featured photo credit: bookshelf by Seokwon Yang, via Flickr

7 responses to “6 Important Craft Books

  1. Important craft books – great title 🙂 It’s clearly a must read.
    I like the look of that toe up socks book – I haven’t tried toe up and am planning my next socks to be just that.
    I can’t resist a sewing book either 🙂


    • Hi Libby – the toe-up socks book is fab. You can learn the technique off you tube easy enough, but it’s got quite a few different options and lots of pattern inspiration. I love toe-up because you get to try the sock on as you go and use up all your yarn. Brilliant! I don’t do socks any other way 🙂


  2. I totally agree with the Stitch ‘n Bitch book. That is the book that I suggest to novice knitters or people getting back into knitting. It is a technique book you can read cover to cover. If I were into the other crafts I would totally trust your judgement on the other books.


    • Thanks Sarah – I find SnB a really engaging read and I do refer back to it even now. I knitted a few of the patterns, but not many. To me it’s a techniques/beginners book and I really love it for that 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!


  3. Hey Martine! I have the SnB books, all of them except the one that she wrote for her sons. They are quite informative, and I have learned a LOT from them!

    I also have Wendy Knits Lace and both the Socks From the Toe Up and Socks in a Box. I love her style of writing. She makes it sound so easy! Have you seen her blog? She makes some incredibly beautiful shawls. As for the Amigurumi book, I WISH that I could crochet! I have a friend that crochets for me and I knit things for her. It works well for us. 🙂 I have a lot of knitting books. How do you get your pictures within your blog text? I have tried to do it several times, and I can’t find the icon to insert a photo while I am writing my blog text. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated!


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