How To Master A New Craft or Skill

Aug 9th 2021

Have you always to start something new and weren't sure where to start? Whether you want to learn how to crochet, how to knit, how to paint, how to tackle a new stitch, the list below gives you the basics on how to become a pro at your new creative endeavor:

1.Grab a how-to book with expert instruction to guide you step by step

2.Gather all the materials you will need. Ex: yarn, needle, paint, pen, etc.

3.Start small with swatches, samples, small projects, etc. before tackling the harder stuff

4.Practice your new skill regularly—that will help to make it almost automatic

5.Sit back and revel in your new creations!

In the next few paragraphs, we'll explore several of our books that come with easy-to-follow instructions and progressive projects for you to learn how to conquer new stitches, new skills, and entirely new crafts.


You'll be hooked on crochet with Make Your First Crochet Cowl! Begin your crochet journey with 10 easy-to-stitch cowl tutorials. You'll get all the basic knowledge you need to kickstart your skills. Mix and match colors to fit your style or create custom gifts for loved ones. These projects are perfect for the true beginner looking to start their craft with the best foundational knowledge.


If you're a first-time knitter, this book is for you. Whether you need a quick refresher or a complete start, these 20 stylish projects are perfect to build your skills. Beginner projects never looked so good as this ultimate collection using contemporary colors and easy shaping. All 20 projects are perfect for you or to gift to a loved one, and include step-by-step instructions and tips for success. Start learning and get cozy!


Treat your hands to a weaving wonderland and your walls to a splash of color and creativity. Pave the way to your future love affair with the woven arts with these 6 beginner tapestry patterns. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started with creating gorgeous wall hangings and woven patterns. With a simple frame loom, a few tools, and piles of colorful yarn, you can revamp your decor.


If you're a someone who wants to start the awesome art of quilling, this is the book for you. This collection of 10 unique, practical quilling designs are perfect for beginners. Ten projects are perfect for teaching the fundamentals and eventually showing you the freedom of creating your own design. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations take all the guess work out of this craft. Perfect for decorating or gifting, quilling is sure to become your new obsession.

Cross Stitch

Dive into cross stitch with this vast collection of designs. This book offers a large collection of the most popular kinds of cross stitch. These basic projects and designs never go out of style. From bookmarks to bibs, there's a project for you or a loved one that's just waiting to be stitched! This is the perfect resource for absolute beginners looking to take their cross stitch skills up a few levels. With a wide variety of designs to choose from, you're sure to be inspired.

Whether you're learning to knit, crochet, weave, or stitch, our expertly crafted books will take you step-by-step through the process. There's always a book from Leisure Arts that is perfect for starting and bolstering your skills and creativity. Don't forget if you create any of these designs or something else from Leisure Arts, tag us! Use #leisurearts or @leisureartsinc so we can see what you create. We love seeing what's happening in your crafty corner!

Happy beginnings!

-Leisure Arts team