AppNewser Appdata 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige SocialTimes

Free Craft Books & Resources from BEA 2011

The Back to the Basics panel discussion at BEA explored “the world of self-sufficient living from small or large-scale gardening, food preservation to crafts and knitting.”

The inspiring authors and librarians on the panel transported this GalleyCat editor far beyond the¬†carpeted glass and steel confines of the conference center. Below, we’ve collected three free ways you can escape to this crafty side of the literary world.

Start or join craft groups at your local library. New York Public Library librarian Jessica Pigza shared some of her crafternoon events, ranging from zine making to paper doll making to vintage-inspired Valentines.

Sample free craft eBooks to get hooked on a new craft. Check out instructive digital books from Interweave like 23 Free Watercolor Lessons for Portrait Painting or 7 FREE Knitting Patterns for Men.

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge (authors ofThe Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook) suggested crafty readers sample free recipes and ideas at their website including farmer’s cheese, asparagus salad and Beekman Bacardi Mojito.

Sponsored Post

Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.