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Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching, Rob Ryan, Made by Milla, Portland Super Crafty, The Texan Knitting Graffiti gang, Knitta Please

Ziggy Hanaor, Victoria Woodcock

144 pages
232 b/w and colour ills
25.0 x 19.0 cm
10.0 x 7.5 in
ISBN10: 1 904772 61 7
ISBN13: 978 1 904772 61 3
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Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book has been reviewed on the popular website www.suite101.com. Here are a few excerpts:

"The ultimate resource book for all the crafts you enjoy now or have always wanted to learn... holds something to surprise and stimulate your own ideas every time you turn the page."

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More Praise for Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book

Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book has been reviewed in the January issue of Buzz magazine. Here is a quote from the review:

"Crammed with innovative ideas that compromise neither the environment nor your pocket.... these ideas are cute, kitsch, fashionable and above all, heartfelt.... A great book for anyone on a tight Christmas budget."
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Making Stuff
An Alternative Craft Book

Making Stuff is an eclectic craft book for the new millennium. It is a testament to a trend that is only going to get bigger. Whether you are a seasoned crafter looking for new ideas or a novice who still doesn’t know how to cast on, this book is for you.

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The twenty-first century has seen an explosion in all kinds of crafting. The rise and rise of knitting as a cool pastime has led to circles and clubs springing up everywhere from New York to Notting Hill and alternative craft fairs are fast becoming a weekend institution as ever more people are reclaiming these age old hobbies and asserting their individuality through ‘making stuff’.

Utilising both traditional craft materials and thrifty finds Making Stuff gathers together over 50 projects from established members of the craft scene that will undoubtedly inspire you to get your craft on. A section at the beginning lays out the basic skills you need to make something out of nothing: knitting, sewing, crochet, felting and appliqué. The book simultaneously rejects and embraces these traditionally old-fashioned activities, whilst the skills remain the same the results have a modern edge: an eclectic mix of the useful, the hip, the beautiful and the downright weird.

Projects include:

  • Knit an i-Pod cover
  • Fashion a purse from your old school-ties
  • Stitch one piece of fabric into a stylish smock-dress
  • Turn an old jumper into a cuddly toy
  • Make a notebook out of record covers
  • Fold beautiful origami fairy-lights
  • Knit unwanted t-shirts into a bathmat or weave a placemat

As well as a plethora of ingenious ways to customise your clothes, make your own jewellery, decorate your home, recycle your old possessions and fashion baby clothes and toys for the children in your life.

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