Leisure Arts - About Us
Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. In addition to printed publications, the Leisure Arts product line also includes ebooks, digital downloads, and DVDs.
The Leisure Arts brand is characterized by timely projects and designs, and reliable step-by-step instructions for the reader. We invite customers of all ages to discover and enjoy the art of everyday living through the variety of craft activities offered in our publications.
The following key categories are represented: cross stitch, knitting, crochet, quilting and sewing, embroidery, plastic canvas, scrapbooking and papercrafting, painting, beading and jewelry making, home decorating, holiday entertaining and general crafts.
Leisure Arts also produces The Knook, a family of specialized crochet hooks that make it easy to create true knitted fabric without worrying about dropping a stitch. A cord threaded through the bamboo Knook handle keeps stitches secure! Click for more information, free on-line how-to videos, and some great projects!
Leisure Arts is widely recognized for making it easy to teach yourself a new art or craft. Best-sellers, such as I Can't Believe I'm Knitting, are often found within our special teaching series. Covering a wide variety of craft topics, these books, ebooks, and DVDs include titles that start with such phrases as "I Can't Believe I'm ...," "Beginner's Guide to ...," "Teach Yourself to ...," and "Learn to ... ."
In addition to an in-house editorial and production team, we are pleased to create many books with other fine publishers and manufacturers. Our aim is to bring the finest patterns and do-it-yourself books to the market. Publishing partners such as Better Homes and Gardens, Creating Keepsakes, Fons and Porter, Lion Brand Yarn, and DRG's House of White Birches.
You will also find the country's top designers and editors featured in publications from Leisure Arts: Pat Sloan, Debbie Mumm, Rita Weiss, Deborah Newton, Lisa Gentry, Melissa Leapman, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Candi Jensen, and many more.
Leisure Arts craft and needlework publications regularly feature licensed properties that consumers love. Some of the most popular brands today are Duck® Brand Duct Tape from ShurTech Brands, Mary Engelbreit, Sue Dreamer, So Girly!, and Born to Shop.
Wholesale shipping and distribution for Leisure Arts is conducted in the Little Rock, Arkansas facility. The facility utilizes state-of-the-art PKMS technology in over 200,000 square feet of warehouse space. High accuracy rates and fill rates are consistent within our shipping performance.
Leisure Arts is dedicated to the highest standards of publishing, manufacturing, and distribution, to ensure the satisfaction of both our retail customers and our ultimate consumers. In our books and DVDs, we make every effort to inspire creative pursuits, while ensuring that the reader will be satisfied with the results of their crafting experience. In the delivery process, we strive to deliver the product on time, and as you ordered it.
We are always interested in how we may better serve you. To submit your comments or suggestions, please e-mail us or visit our FaceBook page.
If you would like to submit your original designs, patterns, or book ideas to us, please see our Design Submissions Guide.
Leisure Arts publications and products can be purchased from our many retail business partners, through numerous affiliate websites, or through our own website. Our free iPad app even lets you take us mobile!
Our Facebook page and Everyday Life at Leisure daily blog always have the latest news, so bookmark those sites and visit often. And make sure you subscribe to our enewsletter, so you can stay up to date on our publications and products.