THE STAR TREK CRAFT BOOK, Angie Pederson, Gallery Books, $19.99, 176 pages, ISBN: 9781476718644; STAR TREK CROSS-STITCH, John Lohman, Gallery Books, $19.99, 144 pages, ISBN: 9781476718668, reviewed by Barry Hunter.
Here are a couple of unusual books that have come into the Star Trek universe just in time for the release of the new film. Considering the age of the followers of the original series, this may turn out to be some of the best sellers in the related book field. They will also be a perfect fit for those who are newcomers to the arts and crafts field so that they may be able to have their own hand made collectibles.
In STAR TREK CROSS-STITCH, there are thirty different projects as well as eight bonus patterns to keep you busy for a while. There are three levels of difficulty and some of the patterns include, a red shirt with expendable on it, Enterprise Sweet Enterprise, a Next Generation onesie, a five captains hand towel, Ferengi rule of acquisition number 1, and a shut up Wesley. There are also pictures from all five series to add to the enjoyment.
THE STAR TREK CRAFT BOOK has directions for twenty five unique items. A tri-corder handbag, a tribble, a sock monkey Spock, a Star Fleet uniform apron, The Animated Series coasters, and many others; each item comes with detailed instructions and a list of supplies needed to complete the project.
If you are a Trek fan and have the knack and desire for cross stitch and crafts, these are the books for you. I am now sure that you can learn something new every day and these two books proved it to me today.