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BISAC Subject Headings List, Crafts and Hobbies

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Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2018 Edition.

CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Use subjects in this section for works discussing technique from a craft (as opposed to fine art) viewpoint and/or for works on the history of the objects specified if they are not covered in other sections (such as ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES or ART).  For works discussing technique from a fine art viewpoint, use subjects in the ART section.

Use "CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Woodwork" for works on small-scale woodworking aimed at hobbyists and use "HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry" for works dealing mainly with large-scale household projects.

 
CRA000000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General

 

CRA001000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Applique

 

CRA002000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Baskets

 

CRA048000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Beadwork

 

CRA046000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Book Printing & Binding

 

CRA049000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Candle Making

 

CRA003000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Carving

 

CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Ceramics see Pottery & Ceramics

 

CRA043000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Crafts for Children

 

CRA005000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Decorating

 

CRA056000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Dollhouses

 

CRA057000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Dolls & Doll Clothing

 

CRA006000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Dough

 

CRA007000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Dye

 

CRA009000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion

 

CRA060000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Felting

 

CRA061000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fiber Arts & Textiles

 

CRA010000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Flower Arranging

 

CRA047000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Folkcrafts

 

CRA011000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Framing

 

CRA062000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Furniture & Cabinetry

 

CRA012000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Glass & Glassware

 

CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Graphic Arts see headings under DESIGN / Graphic Arts

 

CRA034000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Holiday & Seasonal

 

CRA014000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Jewelry

 

CRA055000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Knots, Macrame & Rope Work

 

CRA050000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Leatherwork

 

CRA017000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Metal Work

 

CRA018000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Miniatures

 

CRA054000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Mixed Media

 

CRA045000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Model Railroading

 

CRA020000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Models

 

CRA053000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Nature Crafts

 

CRA022000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / General

 

CRA004000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Crocheting

 

CRA044000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Cross-Stitch

 

CRA008000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Embroidery

 

CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Felting see Felting

 

CRA015000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Knitting

 

CRA016000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Lace & Tatting

 

CRA021000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Needlepoint

 

CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Tatting see Needlework / Lace & Tatting

 

CRA023000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Origami

 

CRA024000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Painting

 

CRA025000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Papercrafts

 

CRA026000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Patchwork

 

CRA051000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Polymer Clay

 

CRA027000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Potpourri & Fragrances

 

CRA028000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Pottery & Ceramics

 

CRA029000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Printmaking & Stamping

 

CRA030000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Puppets & Puppetry

 

CRA031000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Quilts & Quilting

 

CRA032000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Reference

 

CRA058000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Ribbon Work

 

CRA033000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Rugs

 

CRA052000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Scrapbooking

 

CRA035000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing

 

CRA064000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Soap Making *

 

  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Stained Glass see Glass & Glassware

 

CRA036000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Stenciling

 

CRA037000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Stuffed Animals

 

CRA039000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Toymaking

 

CRA063000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Upcycling & Repurposing

 

CRA040000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Weaving & Spinning

 

CRA059000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Wirework

 

CRA041000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Wood Toys

 

CRA042000 CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Woodwork

 

 If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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