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The votes are in, your favourite books have been judged and you now have your reading list sorted for the year ahead - congratulations to everyone who took part and a big thank you to our judges and readers for voting. Here are the winners…

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  1. Homemaker's Book of the Year

    Winner: Care Packages by Michelle Mackintosh (Hardie Grant)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team
    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  2. My Favourite Craft Book

    Winner: Cake Decorating by Giovana Torrico (Murdoch Books)

    Highly Commended: Dress You Up by Rosy Nicholas (Quadrille)

    As voted for by Homemaker readers
    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  3. Best Colouring Book

    Winner: Secret Garden Artist's Edition by Johanna Basford (Laurence King)

    Highly Commended: Birdtopia by Daisy Fletcher (Laurence King)

    As voted for by Homemaker readers

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  4. Best Cover

    Winner: Home Baked by Yvette Van Boven (Stewart Tabori & Chang)

    Highly Commended: Lizzie Lees' Collage Carnival by Lizzie Lees (Batsford)

    As voted for by Homemaker readers


    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  5. Best Crochet Book

    Winner: Crochet Home by Emma Lamb (F&W Media International)

    Highly Commended: Animal Heads by Vanessa Mooncie (GMC Distribution)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  6. Best Knitting Book

    Winner: The Knitted Nursery Collection by Jem Weston (Search Press)

    Highly Commended: Erika Knight: The Collection by Erika Knight (Quadrille)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  7. Best Papercraft Book

    Winner: Paper Home by Esther Thorpe (Pavilion)

    Highly Commended: Paper Pom-poms and Other Party Decorations by Juliet Carr (CICO Books)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team


    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  8. Best Creative Gardening Book

    Winner: Botanical Style by Selina Lake (Ryland Peters & Small)

    Highly Commended: Miniscapes by Clea Cregan (Hardie Grant)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team
    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  9. Best Sugarcraft Book

    Winner: Cake Decorating by Giovanni Torrico (Murdoch Books)

    Highly Commended: Cakemoji (Quadrille)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team


    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  10. Best Painting & Drawing Book

    Winner: Ladies Drawing Night by Rachael Cole, Leah Goren and Julia Rothman (Chronicle Books)

    Highly Commended: Draw Like An Artist by Patricia Geis (Princeton Architectural Press)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  11. Best Children's Craft Book

    Winner: More Origami For Children by Mario Ono (CICO Books)

    Highly Commended: Mini Makers by Laura Minter and Tia Williams (GMC Distribution)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team


    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  12. Best Baking Book

    Winner: Bee's Brilliant Biscuits by Bee Berrie

    Highly Commended: Scandikitchen: Fika & Hygge by Bronte Aurell (Ryland Peters & Small)

    As judged by Homemaker editorial team

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  13. Best Home Sewing Book

    Winner: Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida (GMC Distribution)

    Highly Commended: Half Yard Gift by Debbie Shore (Search Press)

    As judged by Jenniffer Taylor

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  14. Best Dressmaking Book

    Winner: Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter (Stewart Tabori & Chang)

    Highly Commended: Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book by Gretchen Hirsch (Stewart Tabori & Chang)

    As judged by Jenniffer Taylor

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  15. Best Embroidery Book

    Winner: Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith (Batsford)

    Highly Commended: Stitched Textiles: Birds by Rachel Sumner (Search Press)

    As judged by Polly Mason

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  16. Best Patchwork & Quilting Book

    Winner: Amy Butler's Piece Keeping by Amy Butler (Chronicle Books)

    Highly Commended: Modern Vintage Gifts by Helen Philipps

    As judged by Polly Mason

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  17. Best Design Book

    Winner: Design: The Whole Story by Elizabeth Wilhilde (Thames & Hudson)

    Highly Commended: Modernist Estates by Stefi Orazi (Frances Lincoln Ltd)

    As judged by Wayne Hemingway


    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  18. Best Interiors Book

    Winner: The Shopkeeper's Home by Caroline Rowland (Jacqui Small)

    Highly Commended: The Creative Home by Geraldine James (CICO Books)

    As judged by Wayne Hemingway


    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  19. Best Wildcard Book

    Winner: DIY Woven Art by Rachel Denbow (F&W Media International)

    Highly Commended: Decorate For A Party by Holly Becker and Lesley Shewring (Jacqui Small)

    As judged by Annie Sloan

    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results
  20. Best Upcycling Book

    Winner: Crafting With Mason Jars by Hester van Overbeek
    (CICO Books)

    Highly Commended: Furniture Makes The Room by Barb Blair (Chronicle Books)

    As judged by Annie Sloan


    The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

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The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

1. Homemaker's Book of the Year

Winner: Care Packages by Michelle Mackintosh (Hardie Grant)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team
The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

2. My Favourite Craft Book

Winner: Cake Decorating by Giovana Torrico (Murdoch Books)

Highly Commended: Dress You Up by Rosy Nicholas (Quadrille)

As voted for by Homemaker readers
The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

3. Best Colouring Book

Winner: Secret Garden Artist's Edition by Johanna Basford (Laurence King)

Highly Commended: Birdtopia by Daisy Fletcher (Laurence King)

As voted for by Homemaker readers

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

4. Best Cover

Winner: Home Baked by Yvette Van Boven (Stewart Tabori & Chang)

Highly Commended: Lizzie Lees' Collage Carnival by Lizzie Lees (Batsford)

As voted for by Homemaker readers


The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

5. Best Crochet Book

Winner: Crochet Home by Emma Lamb (F&W Media International)

Highly Commended: Animal Heads by Vanessa Mooncie (GMC Distribution)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

6. Best Knitting Book

Winner: The Knitted Nursery Collection by Jem Weston (Search Press)

Highly Commended: Erika Knight: The Collection by Erika Knight (Quadrille)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

7. Best Papercraft Book

Winner: Paper Home by Esther Thorpe (Pavilion)

Highly Commended: Paper Pom-poms and Other Party Decorations by Juliet Carr (CICO Books)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team


The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

8. Best Creative Gardening Book

Winner: Botanical Style by Selina Lake (Ryland Peters & Small)

Highly Commended: Miniscapes by Clea Cregan (Hardie Grant)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team
The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

9. Best Sugarcraft Book

Winner: Cake Decorating by Giovanni Torrico (Murdoch Books)

Highly Commended: Cakemoji (Quadrille)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team


The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

10. Best Painting & Drawing Book

Winner: Ladies Drawing Night by Rachael Cole, Leah Goren and Julia Rothman (Chronicle Books)

Highly Commended: Draw Like An Artist by Patricia Geis (Princeton Architectural Press)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

11. Best Children's Craft Book

Winner: More Origami For Children by Mario Ono (CICO Books)

Highly Commended: Mini Makers by Laura Minter and Tia Williams (GMC Distribution)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team


The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

12. Best Baking Book

Winner: Bee's Brilliant Biscuits by Bee Berrie

Highly Commended: Scandikitchen: Fika & Hygge by Bronte Aurell (Ryland Peters & Small)

As judged by Homemaker editorial team

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

13. Best Home Sewing Book

Winner: Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida (GMC Distribution)

Highly Commended: Half Yard Gift by Debbie Shore (Search Press)

As judged by Jenniffer Taylor

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

14. Best Dressmaking Book

Winner: Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter (Stewart Tabori & Chang)

Highly Commended: Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book by Gretchen Hirsch (Stewart Tabori & Chang)

As judged by Jenniffer Taylor

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

15. Best Embroidery Book

Winner: Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith (Batsford)

Highly Commended: Stitched Textiles: Birds by Rachel Sumner (Search Press)

As judged by Polly Mason

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

16. Best Patchwork & Quilting Book

Winner: Amy Butler's Piece Keeping by Amy Butler (Chronicle Books)

Highly Commended: Modern Vintage Gifts by Helen Philipps

As judged by Polly Mason

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

17. Best Design Book

Winner: Design: The Whole Story by Elizabeth Wilhilde (Thames & Hudson)

Highly Commended: Modernist Estates by Stefi Orazi (Frances Lincoln Ltd)

As judged by Wayne Hemingway


The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

18. Best Interiors Book

Winner: The Shopkeeper's Home by Caroline Rowland (Jacqui Small)

Highly Commended: The Creative Home by Geraldine James (CICO Books)

As judged by Wayne Hemingway


The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

19. Best Wildcard Book

Winner: DIY Woven Art by Rachel Denbow (F&W Media International)

Highly Commended: Decorate For A Party by Holly Becker and Lesley Shewring (Jacqui Small)

As judged by Annie Sloan

The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results

20. Best Upcycling Book

Winner: Crafting With Mason Jars by Hester van Overbeek
(CICO Books)

Highly Commended: Furniture Makes The Room by Barb Blair (Chronicle Books)

As judged by Annie Sloan


The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards: Results


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