Man has long sought to decorate his home and all that he had to face in everyday life. When making any thing, the master not only thought about its practical purpose, but also did not forget about the beauty. From the simplest materials-wood, metal, stone, clay, straw — he created true works of decorative and applied art. Elegant, comfortable things made with your own hands — the best reward for the master. But how to become a master, choose the right material, prepare it and make crafts that please the eye and soul, you will learn from our encyclopedia. Description of the main processing techniques, necessary tools, simple and detailed drawings and diagrams, visual color drawings will allow even novice craftsmen to understand the processes of making original decorative works. The book will help you master the skills of wonderful crafts, reveal their small and big secrets, give useful tips, and everything else will be decided by your imagination and inspiration!