There are many unusual sources for materials and ideas. I have a friend that can find an item on the ground in a parking lot and make something beautiful and unique. (I can't but that is not the subject of this post).
What you ask? The company that publishes Thrift Editions of older or out of copyright books? Yes.
I stumbled upon Dover years ago - the book lover in me that reads and reviews found book gems on unusual topics.
The Crafter found a marvelous resource and source.
Dover has craft and hobby books not found in stores.
- Glass Crafts
- Pottery and Ceramics
- Dyeing and Weaving
- Jewelry Quilting
- Fabric and Soft Crafts
- Surface Design
- General Crafts
- How To Draw
- Iron On Transfers
TV sales intro coming - But Wait, There is More! If you use graphics and clip art in your arts and crafts, you must check out Dover that has thousands of royalty free on every subject imaginable. You can order the book or they have a download service like Istockphoto.
My Post on coupons and Halloween projects shared a royalty free vintage picture project. Art work from Dover.
Parents of young ones, not only can you find reading and learning material here but coloring books, puzzles, games and paper dolls. Do you remember paper dolls - inexpensive childhood fun and crafts.
Crafters - coloring books! Think of the things you can do with beautiful, wonderful coloring books, aside from the therapy of coloring. You can get Dover products from Amazon & BN as well.