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Leisure Arts was born from a simple concept: The Art of Everyday Living. From its inception in 1971, Leisure Arts brightened lives through the art of needle crafting, specifically through crochet and knit publications. Today, Leisure Arts provides all the tools you need to live creatively. As a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications, we work with a team of talented designers to bring you the latest trends in all crafting categories. From needle crafting and general crafting how-to books to adult coloring books, coloring instruments, home décor and beyond, it’s easy to make memories with Leisure Arts.

Our books feature reliable step-by-step instructions. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, we offer you tested patterns you can trust. In needle crafting, we offer publications in crochet, knit, quilt, sewing, plastic canvas and cross stitch. Our general crafting categories include paper crafts, mixed media, paracord, beading and jewelry making, painting and many more.  

Coloring stands alone at Leisure Arts. We offer a wide line of coloring books for all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re an expert in blending and shading, or just relaxing and relieving stress, you’ll find the perfect coloring book for you at Leisure Arts. 

Beyond books, we offer tools and kits to enhance your crafting experience. From the Ultimate Oval Loom Kit and Knook® to coloring instruments, home décor items and more, we are your one stop shop for all your creative endeavors.  

Our books and products are available at national chain craft stores, discount retailers, independent craft stores and at In addition to printed publications, eBooks and ePatterns can be purchased at

We invite customers of all ages to enjoy the art of everyday living through our many books and products.  

 Make Memories with Leisure Arts!


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