- Paperback: 140 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog Publishing Limited London; 1 edition (Dec 1 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1904772617
- ISBN-13: 978-1904772613
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 1.3 x 25.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 798 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,429,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book Paperback – Dec 1 2006
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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 London 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." 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. 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. Projects include a plethora of ingenious ways to customise your clothes, make your own jewellery and accessories, decorate your home, recycle your old possessions and fashion baby clothes and toys for the children in your life.
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The projects here aren't particularly interesting or inspiring and, in some cases, aren't even executed very well. Many of the basic ideas - sock monkeys, soap, recycling knitted garments and felting - are also featured in the obscene glut of other DIY/"renegade craft" publications out there these days. If you have any of those other books, then you have pretty much everything featured in Making Stuff.
As another reviewer mentioned, you are better off finding free online tutorials for most of the projects listed in the book. Sadly, the book just doesn't measure up to the price tag.
If you would like to be able to close your computer, sit in a comfy chair and find some great ideas, this book would be a fun addition to your craft library. Lots of projects in all different categories and all different skill levels.