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Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle: 40 Projects for the Maverick Crafter Paperback – 2 Nov 2006

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (2 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060841303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060841300
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 1.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,552,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Sophisticated, imaginative and broad in scope…offers a fresh perspective of what crafts can encompass.” (Julie Jackson, founder of subversivecrossstitch.com and author of Subversive Cross Stitch)

“A must-have for any crafter who dares to walk on the wild side of the measuring tape.” (Kathy Cano Murillo, national craft columnist, founder of CraftyChica.com and author of Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul)

“Anyone who loves to make, modify, and invent their own stuff will want to read Craftivity from cover to cover.” (Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself)

“The 40 offbeat, engaging projects will lead to a heightened sense and enlightened view of the creative flair within you.” (Jeffrey Yamaguchi, author of 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity and publisher of 52projects.com)

“With its fabulous ideas and gorgeous projects, this will be a well-used source of inspiration on my (recycled) bookshelf .” (Danny Seo, author of Simply Green Parties & Simply Green Giving)

“A welcome, thoughtful addition to the expanding universe of DIY books...recipes for beautiful, unusual objects.” (Bust Magazine)

“Unusually elegant compared with most crafting books...a wistful and inspiring read.” (Nylon Magazine)


From the creators of the hugely popular craft site, Supernaturale.com, comes a hip and funky compendium of new DIY projects that reshape, reuse, and redefine the concept of "handmade," moving away from country-cutesy, granny craft into utilitarian craft art for the 21st century. Got a pile of extra buttons and don't know what to do with them? Make a cool bracelet. Need some pillows for your new couch, and have a bunch of old wool sweaters? Turn those sweaters into felt and make pillows so beautiful you could sell them at Urban Outfitters! Knitting, felting, leather tooling, glass and metal work - it's all here. "Craftivity" is filled with amazing DIY projects that make the most of what you have by taking old stuff and turning it into functional, breathtaking art. The book introduces craft techniques with a brief history and background information, and then teaches specific projects based on that technique. The projects are divided up by material: Fabric and Thread, Paper and Pencil, Yarn and String, Glass and Metal, Wood and Leather, Wax and Soap, and Lost and Found Objects. It has great gift ideas and what to look for in charity shops.

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