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Have 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 any store. Knitting, felting, glass, and woodwork—it's all here. Craftivity is filled with 40 amazing DIY projects that show you how to take everyday objects and turn them into functional, fabulous art. In Craftivity, you can learn how to:

  • Add crystals to your napkins to create jeweled table linens
  • Make a unique coffee table out of a vintage suitcase
  • Use a simple picture frame to construct a back-painted glass backgammon board
  • Transform plastic grocery bags into a durable tote

With dozens of gorgeous photos and clear, easy-to-follow directions, this wonderfully inspirational guide will tap into the heart of your own craftivity.

Review:

"The force behind SuperNaturale.com ('an independent site dedicated to the Do It Yourself culture in all its glorious forms'), Carson teaches at Yale and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is a partner at the design firm Flat, which counts Knoll and Urban Outfitters among its clients. Here, she offers up a compilation of craft projects sure to make your favorite DIY hipster happy this Christmas. Whether you've been looking for a how-to guide on making a crochet skull or instructions on how to knit your own hammock, Carson and her army of contributors (all have also weighed in on SuperNaturale) have it covered. The book is organized by medium into six chapters (including 'Yarn & String'; 'Glass & Ceramics' and 'Lost & Found'), and the writing is as irreverent as the ideas themselves: 'When my best friend got knocked up, I knew I wanted to be the one to make the baby blanket,' writes contributor Callie Janoff. Projects range from the classic (etched glass pitchers) to the inspired, such as an embroidered screen door. And the contributors prove that practically everything can be repurposed, from a sweater with 'embroidered' moth holes to underwear made from old T-shirts. Imaginative and inspiring, this is a fresh take on standard crafting." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

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! Knitting, felting, leather tooling, glass and metal work––it's all here. CRAFTIVITY is filled with 60 amazing DIY projects that make the most of what you have by taking old stuff and turning it into functional, breathtaking art.

About the Author

Tsia Carson is the founder and editor in chief of SuperNaturale.com, an alternative crafts Web site, as well as a partner at Flat, a multidisciplinary design firm. She teaches design at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.

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epeterso, December 11, 2006 (view all comments by epeterso)
English! Oh... English! Flowing carefree, playfull and adventurous. Treating your nouns as nimphs!
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exlorenz, December 8, 2006 (view all comments by exlorenz)
Although there are many craft books out there, this one is very unique being very resourceful while tasteful. Many of the ideas make me laugh and say, well, why didn't I think of that. Great projects to try anytime, esp. over the winter. And they make great one of a kind gifts!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060841300
Subtitle:
40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle
Author:
Carson, Tsia
Author:
by Tsia Carson
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Crafts-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20061010
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.02x8.02x.53 in. 1.42 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The force behind SuperNaturale.com ('an independent site dedicated to the Do It Yourself culture in all its glorious forms'), Carson teaches at Yale and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is a partner at the design firm Flat, which counts Knoll and Urban Outfitters among its clients. Here, she offers up a compilation of craft projects sure to make your favorite DIY hipster happy this Christmas. Whether you've been looking for a how-to guide on making a crochet skull or instructions on how to knit your own hammock, Carson and her army of contributors (all have also weighed in on SuperNaturale) have it covered. The book is organized by medium into six chapters (including 'Yarn & String'; 'Glass & Ceramics' and 'Lost & Found'), and the writing is as irreverent as the ideas themselves: 'When my best friend got knocked up, I knew I wanted to be the one to make the baby blanket,' writes contributor Callie Janoff. Projects range from the classic (etched glass pitchers) to the inspired, such as an embroidered screen door. And the contributors prove that practically everything can be repurposed, from a sweater with 'embroidered' moth holes to underwear made from old T-shirts. Imaginative and inspiring, this is a fresh take on standard crafting." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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! Knitting, felting, leather tooling, glass and metal work––it's all here. CRAFTIVITY is filled with 60 amazing DIY projects that make the most of what you have by taking old stuff and turning it into functional, breathtaking art.

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