Crafts & Hobbies
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Skills
This is one of those all encompassing craft books. I can get on board with a big book of crafts, but some of these are more complex that a 1-2 page write-up. The step by step process from the title is a bit thin. Most of the articles are just an overview and maybe some detail of a particular technique. I doubt experienced crafters are going to find anything of value since the material is pretty superficial. Craft newbies probably would find this lacking as well. Since I am not sure the experienced crafter or the newbies will get much out of this book, who is it for?
One of my favorite techniques on a keep or weed situation is to think of a specific patron that would like/checkout this book. If you can’t think of a specific patron, than take out one more step, and think of a particular type of patron that would like this book. If you can’t think of anyone other than a couple of librarians who would stick it on a website and use it as an example for selection/weeding, than I would let it go.