35 creative Fabric Projects to Focus the Mind and soothe the soul by Clare Youngs Published by Cico Books £12.99 With Mindfulness being so much of the current zeitgeist and crafting snapping, close behind, on its heels, this book is both brilliantly timed in its publication date and at the same time utterly engaging. Squeezy… Continue reading The Mindful Maker
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20 Cute Projects to Felt From Wool By Emma Herian Published by GMC Publications RRP £14.99 Want to learn a new craft this autumn then this is the book for you. I have long been an admirer of Emma’s work and have followed her on instagram for a while. She is a craftswoman of great… Continue reading Needle Felting
Reclaiming Style –using Salvage materials to create an elegant home
By Maria Speake & Adam Hills of Retrouvious. Words by Hettie Judah and photography by Debbie Treloar Published by Rylands Peters and Small Retrouvious was founded twenty years ago by partners Adam Hills and Maria Speake when they were studying architecture in Glasgow, it began as a way to help conserve the Victorian tenement buildings… Continue reading Reclaiming Style –using Salvage materials to create an elegant home
Making Marbled Paper
Paint Techniques and Patterns for Classic and Modern Marbleising on Paper and Silk. Heather Fletcher of HRJ Design Studios Published by Fox Chapel publishing When this book fell into my in box I was delighted as it is a technique that I have tried out myself and the results can be rather random. Heather Fletcher… Continue reading Making Marbled Paper
With Oxfam encouraging us to buy second hand and to recycle this month, I am posting a review of the book I wrote in 2011. The Shirt Off His Back. A book full of ideas to re-love and upcycle old shirts.
by Juliet Bawden and photographed by Caroline Arber This book review first appeared on the Sewing Directory web site and was written by Fiona Pullen This innovative up-cycling book makes use of a material we all have around us – Men’s shirts. Those of us with men in the house will undoubtedly have, no longer,… Continue reading With Oxfam encouraging us to buy second hand and to recycle this month, I am posting a review of the book I wrote in 2011. The Shirt Off His Back. A book full of ideas to re-love and upcycle old shirts.