'To my utter joy, crafts of every kind have made their way back into our lives - big style.
They've shaken off their old-fashioned image and a whole new generation of people have embraced them.
Join me on my voyage of discovery, meeting passionate crafters, learning the secrets of their amazing artistry and then, for my sins, trying to compete with them in craft competitions across the country.' Kirstie Allsopp Kirstie Allsopp's love affair with British crafts took off when she renovated her house in Devon.
Now she takes to the road on a tour of the country to discover and celebrate the things that make Great Britain a nation of truly great crafters.
Kirstie Allsopp Craft is an inspiring collection of projects that introduces you to traditional crafting skills in a fresh, modern way.
From making your own family scrapbooks and applique cushions to jam-making and handmade bunting, Kirstie Allsopp Craft contains 50 practical projects to inspire you to have a go.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, Full colour throughout
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 13/10/2011
- Category: Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
- ISBN: 9781444737585
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Review by wyvernfriend
It's a pretty book, nicely styled. The crafts require a lot of variety of skills, from very basic to more complex. There's one knitting project, bubble coasters designed by Suzie Johnson, worked in stocking stitch and then with an applied edging with tapered corners that are sewn afterwards (um, not my type of thing) but good practice for getting your seaming in garter stitch right.There's also a quick piece on natural dyeing.A lot of the projects aren't bad but some of the outlay could be a bit much to dip your toe in (rose oil in her perfume is quite expensive if you get the pure stuff). It's an interesting mixed bag for someone looking to try out crafts. Buy/Borrow: I borrowed this from the library and to be honest I won't be buying it, the only things I was interested in are already in my library in other books. The book does have a list of contributors and a suppliers list but lacks some suggested reading.