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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, with some reservations, 29 Nov 2013
This review is from: World of Geekcraft: Step-By-Step Instructions for 25 Quirky Craft Projects (Paperback)
A friend bought this for me some time ago.

There are some really fun ideas in here, but as a previous reviewer has said, this isn't really aimed at a casual audience: to get full value from it, you would ideally be both a serious crafter and also very into geeky things.

That said, there's a lot of fun in here, much of which could be adapted. There's a morse code quilt, which personally I think is one of the coolest things I've ever seen ;D There are patterns for crochet tribbles! There's a pattern and instructions for turning an innocent jacket into a Cylon! Star Wars terrariums! Everything from Mario to LOST is in there.

I haven't actually completed exact versions of any of these projects, but they have been good starting points for projects of my own. The book is written and presented in an entertaining and accessible way, so if you're the kind of person who enjoys reading about/being inspired by crafty things as well as actually physically doing them, there's a double whammy of enjoyability here.

Overall: I can't wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend this book. Its target audience just isn't wide enough to appeal to everyone, with such a huge range of crafting techniques AND of fandoms. That said, it's a lot of fun and an enjoyable book to own and flip through, as well as having some really fun projects. There may be fairly few people who get the full benefit, but I'd imagine most people who were both crafty and geeky could find something to love here, and/or could adapt one or more projects for themselves.
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