Leisure Arts

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Leisure Arts
Parent company Liberty Media
Founded 1971
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Little Rock, Arkansas
Publication types Books
Official website www.leisurearts.com

Leisure Arts is, in the United States, a publisher and distributor of “how-to” and lifestyle publications with emphasis on creative crafts, needlework, decorating, and entertaining.

Established in 1971 in Libertyville, Illinois, Leisure Arts relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1975. In 1992, the company was acquired by Time Warner and became a part of its Southern Progress division. Leisure Arts became a Liberty Media owned company in May, 2007.

Publications which teach how to knit and how to crochet are sold to individuals through their website and to sewing and craft stores for retail purchase. Pattern books on many other topics including scrapbooking, quilting, counted cross stitch, beading, painting, sewing, and home decorating are included in their range of do-in-yourself publications.

The Leisure Arts book range covers a variety of DIY craft and needlework skills. New titles are introduced on a regular basis, addressing both basic, long standing categories and new trends. An in-house team of designers and editors develops multiple titles each year. They also create publications with other leading publishers, licensed partners, and manufacturers.

In addition to publications, the Leisure Arts product line also includes DVDs and web-cast productions designed for teaching and entertaining.

Additionally all production and pre-press preparation for publications are handled by their in-house graphics departments. Photography and webcast productions are created in their on-site studio. Leisure Arts partners with TriCoast Studios in California on their DVD productions.[citation needed]

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