Quirky Crafts: Crochet Taxidermy

BookendsCrochet Taxidermy by Taylor HartCindy and Lynn: We’ve just returned from a quick trip to Chicago to attend one day of Book Expo America. We’ll have some highlights for you on Monday, but in the meantime, here’s a quirky book to complement Booklist‘s May 15 issue, Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening.

Taylor Hart’s Crochet Taxidermy: 30 Quirky Animal Projects from Mouse to Moose (August 2016), which we found in the Storey Publishing booth, is a playful way to use up your remainder yarn supply. Some people make stuffed animals for children’s play . . . other people apparently stuff and mount them for display on their walls. The flyer we picked up encourages crafters to “go ahead, take a shot.” While you wait a few months for this book to publish, you can check out Hart’s crochet blog, Nothing But a Pigeon. We love these little crocheted sea creatures.




About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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