Happy New Year! January is National Hobby Month, and we have a variety of books to indulge in an old hobby, or inspire a new one! Between crafts, video games, and more – we have the perfect title for you.
Check out some of our favorite hobby books below, or check them all out here!
Explore the powerful medium of mosaic in this book which offers a fresh perspective on the ancient art. Packed with photographs, clear instructions, and new ideas about how to create stunning mosaic pieces for indoors and outdoors, Make Your Own Mosaics explains the principles of mosaic making as practiced since Roman times.
This easy-to-follow book contains step by step instructions on how to make mosaics, covering every aspect of the process from designing mosaics to tools, adhesives, and substrates. Written for creators with all levels of experience, this book opens up a fascinating world showing how ceramic and glass alongside recycled and reclaimed materials can be used to make lasting pieces for the home and garden.
The Dreamcast Encyclopedia
by Chris Scullion
White Owl Books
The Dreamcast Encyclopedia is the fifth book in Scottish author and games journalist Chris Scullion’s critically-acclaimed series of video game encyclopedias. The Sega Dreamcast is fondly remembered by players as a games console that was ahead of its time, almost to a fault. Its incredible graphics offered a level of detail that hadn’t been seen on home systems to that point, and its built-in modem brought online multiplayer to many console players for the first time ever. On paper the Dreamcast was a commercial failure, but those who owned one remember it so fondly that for many it remains one of the greatest games consoles of all time, with a small but well-formed library of high-quality games. This book contains every one of those games, including not only the entire western library of around 270 titles, but also the 340 or so games that were exclusively released in Japan.
Modern Macrame Style
by Amaia Martin
White Owl Books
Modern Macrame Style is the ultimate guide into the world of macrame for beginners. You will be working with sustainable materials such as recycled cotton, jute and raffia, to create a selection of plant hangers, wall hangings and lifestyle items, that will help you develop your macrame skills, as well as adding warmth and a bohemian touch to your home interior. Throughout the book, you will find tips and design variations that will allow you to adapt the projects to your style by using different fibers, colors or techniques.
Learn over 10 macrame knots and patterns that will allow you to master this craft and start making your own designs in the future. The world of Modern Macrame will be at your feet! You will be able to create anything from simple plant hangers to intricate lampshades, rugs or even a macrame chair.
Check out all our hobby books here!