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Pearl Lowe's Vintage Craft: 50 Craft Projects and Home Styling Advice Kindle Edition

4 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews

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About the Author

Pearl Lowe is a fashion and textiles designer based in Somerset. Her bespoke dresses launched her mainline collection in 2006 and sold internationally in Liberty and a range of high-end boutiques. Her high-street range for Peacocks, which launched in 2009, has sold-out season upon season. Pearl has also created successful lines of soft furnishings, candles and stationery for several high street, online and boutique retailers.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 48224 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (9 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A62833S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #185,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a beautifully presented book, which gives inspiration into upholstering and creating a `new look' in the home.

The book is broken down into sections:

Heavenly Kitchen & Picture Perfect Dining
Dream Living Space
Bedroom Delights
Bathroom & Small and Special Spaces
Opulent Office

I particularly like this layout of the book as it is quick and easy to find which area you are looking for.

In each section there is a wide range of ideas for craft in that area. This is very clear and easy to understand and includes stunning photographs. Each idea comes with good instructions and what you will need section to help you get under way.

At the back of the book there is `Pearl's Little Black Book of shops and suppliers' which includes a selection of places to buy vintage furniture etc. Behind this section of the book there is a pattern section, and I really love this, it even gives you a colour code. These are linked with page numbers so you know which part of the book it relates to.

This book gives you great ideas to freshen up existing furniture, this is a craft book not a `make from scratch' book so if you are looking at finding out how to make furniture this is the wrong book for you. If you are looking to bring some life to existing pieces and perhaps make things for craft fairs this is for you.

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I love this book, I have waited for a while before reviewing it, I loved it from the beginning but was not sure why. This is not how I want to style my house, but I found unexpected nuggets hidden away and a new way of looking at colour.
I like the Scandinavian/70's vintage with a punk twist, not the shabby chic look, you may ask why do you love this book? The charming narrative is lovely to read for one, the colour mixes, great use of coloured lace, wonderful fabrics, the eclectic mixture of the whole thing can be adapted to fit any style. You can take a little or a lot, or just a hint and adapt it for your own.
What excites me is anything goes and if you are passionate enough to go and hunt for precious pieces to get the look you want this book is for you. You will not buy this look in John Lewis (but go and hunt in the off cut bins in the fabric dept. for lace etc) Get to know the sewing machine and paintbrush and I promise you will find your inner artist! Homemaking is the new cool! Lots of references to websites etc. I found these very helpful.
I was also impressed by how Pearl acknowledged all the people who helped her bring her book together. None of this " too many to mention" rubbish. I read every name.
This look is certainly not for everyone, buts bits of it are, it's great fun, a nice read and you might learn something new to brighten up your day.
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This is a beautifully presented book full of inspiring ideas for around the home. Pearl Lowe is certainly the Queen of Vintage. Some of my favourite projects included in the book are the tiered cake stand and upcycled chest of drawers. The instructions for each project are clear and well set out, making them easy to follow.
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Good imagery and photography. I felt inspired by some projects and shall have a go at these in my holiday. I feel it is a good buy for a wide age group as it could appeal to many. Girlie and fun.
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Perhaps I just don't "get" the vibe of this book. Firstly, let me say it is beautifully photographed and with some stylish ideas if Victorian-inspired vintage is your thing. It's a book people could leave artfully on a gilded and distressed coffee table to leaf through whilst reclining on a quirkily re-upholstered chaise longue - and that's really about it.

As a project book, the instructions are not good - sometimes, the instructions are ridiculously obvious: "re-attach drawer handles before use" - really? I'd never have thought of that and yet for other projects, rather sparse. There's no tips, for example, on how to make sure wallpaper has no bubbles in, or how to get a good painted finish. Brands and details for materials used are missing - it would be useful to at least give some suggestions. Relying solely on the project details, unless you are an experienced crafter, you are unlikely to get the results shown in the book, and that could be disappointing. And some of the projects are quite ambitious. Others are simpler - for example, fabric covered coat hangers - but Pearl Lowe admits she doesn't make her own, she gets someone else to do them. Ditto painting her caravan, and several other projects that "inspired" the book. No wonder the instructions are sketchy.

The text in places reads like a catalogue of Lowe's house moves and eBay purchases and really doesn't show any understanding of craft or history - we find out what she likes, but not why, and why vintage style has enjoyed such a renaissance.

Reading the acknowledgements at the end, with it's thanks to people for photography, for staging, for using their homes and shops, and for writing, I'm left wondering what input Lowe had into the book that bears her name. Or is that the role of the designer - to provide "inspiration" whilst other people actually bring the vision to life?
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