Books are always a good friend to have around, especially when it comes to learning new techniques and expanding your creativity. When it comes to stained glass art, there are a few key titles that stand out as the best of the best.
If you are looking for the best-stained glass books then I have compiled a list for you. These are the books that I always recommend to all beginners and experts as well.
These books are based on techniques and coloring patterns so if you are looking for learning new techniques then you can go with it. However, if you are looking for only coloring books then I have added those as well.
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Informational Books for Stained Glass
1- Stained Glass Making BasicsBest Pick
This book is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in making their own stained glass projects. The author walks readers through all the basics, from choosing the right tools and materials to understanding glass-cutting techniques.
The projects progress from simple to more complex, giving beginners a chance to master each new skill before moving on. The clear instructions and step-by-step photos make it easy to follow along, and the author’s witty tone keeps things light and enjoyable.
Whether you’re looking to create a beautiful suncatcher or a more intricate window panel, this book has everything you need to get started.
2- 40 Great Stained Glass Projects
Looking for a beautiful and unique way to brighten up your home? Look no further than 40 Great Stained Glass Projects by Michael Johnston. This book offers a wide variety of stained glass projects, ranging from easy to more complex, that is sure to add a touch of elegance to any space.
Best of all, each project comes with full-size patterns and detailed instructions, illustrated with step-by-step photos. So even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to create stunning stained glass pieces in no time.
Plus, pro tips from an experienced stained glass artist are included, so you’ll be able to master the art of soldering, working with lead and foil, building 3-D projects, and more. So grab a copy of this book today and get started on creating your own one-of-a-kind works of art.
3- Stained Glass Pattern Collection
This e-book is a must-have for anyone who loves stained glass. It features over 100 of the most popular patterns, ranging from nature scenes and animals to florals, birds, and fantasy & mythology.
However, this is not a PDF book as it comes on CD so you will need a CD room to read this book. If you don’t have a CD or DVD player then you can go with the first book that I have mentioned above.
The patterns are easy to follow and accommodate all levels of glass expertise. Best of all, each full-size pattern is available in three different formats (JPG, TIF, and Glass Eye 2000), so you can easily resize and recolor it to suit your needs.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a stained glass beginner, this book is sure to become a favorite in your collection.
Coloring Stained Glass Books
4- The Art of Mandala
Looking for a way to relax and de-stress? Try the Art of Mandala adult coloring book. This beautiful book features 50 varieties of mandalas, from simple designs to more complex stained glass patterns.
As you color, you’ll feel your worries melting away as you focus on the intricate details of each design. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced colorer, you’ll find plenty of designs to keep you entertained.
The quality of the paper is pure as it comes with 60 lb pure white paper so you can color that looks natural.
And when you’re finished, you’ll have a lovely work of art to display or give to a friend. So go ahead and give it a try – you just might find yourself addicted to mandala coloring!
5- Little Butterflies Stained Glass Coloring Book
This book is so pretty, I just can’t even. The pictures are super detailed and the colors are just so vibrant. Every time I open it, I just can’t help but feel happy. It’s like a little piece of happiness that I can hold in my hands.
The thick lines and simple shapes are perfect for little ones who are just starting to color, and the pages are printed on high-quality paper that won’t bleed through.
This coloring book features six beautiful butterfly species: Monarch, Red Admiral, Angle Wing, Swallowtail, and four other butterfly species.
The only downside is that it’s so hard to choose which page to color first because they’re all so beautiful. But that’s really not a bad thing, is it? Overall, I absolutely adore this book and would highly recommend it to any coloring enthusiast.
Try all these books and let me know what you learned from them and which one is your favorite in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share this article with your friends if you found it helpful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is It necessary to have a stained glass art book?
If you are a beginner, then having some good books to help you get started is a great idea. These will show you how to create different projects step by step and give you some tips along the way. Once you have a few books, you can look online for more ideas or ask other stained glass artists for their suggestions.
What is the best book on the topic of stained glass?
In my opinion, “Stained Glass Making Basics by Lynn Haunstein” is the best book for beginners. It covers everything you need to get started including tools, materials, and safety. There are also many step-by-step projects that will help you learn the basics of stained glass making.
Can I get a color-filling book related to stained glass art?
Yes, I have added some coloring books as well in my review and recommendations so you can check that out.