8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Another great book for the new generation of crafters,
This review is from: The Crafter Culture Handbook (Paperback)
Not just an instruction book, this also provides a look at the contemporary craft scene and brings up issues such as politics, ethics, consumerism, the environment, and creativity. All sorts of ideas are explored through different types of crafts, and there are short statements by and about the designers. Each sections contains a thought-provoking introduction, and follows with instructions & pictures showing you how to make & personalise the projects. The categories covered in the book are: needlecrafts, re-purposing & re-using, electronics, bath & beauty, homewares, knitting, and papercrafts. The projects are fun and creative, ranging from recycled clothing and bags, to computer hardware, to knitted war protest mittens. It's a great mix between kitsch & modern and is a very interesting read.