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Crafts for Every Season: Creative Recycling and Handmade Treasuresby Kelly Doust
Synopses & Reviews
Making your own clothes, housewares, and other craft projects can seem so intimidating. What if youand#8217;re clumsy with scissors and can barely sew a button? How can you create your own handmade giftsand#151;for yourself and for othersand#151;without ripping your ribbon and ruining your fabric?
Crafts for Every Season is the perfect book for the novice crafter. With simple, easy-to-follow instructions for more than 75 beautiful garments, bags, pillows, and other fun items organized into seasonal sections, any budding artist can fashion handmade treasures. From an elegant clutch and bold beach bag for summer to a poncho and patchwork scarf for winter, from bright oven mitts and fridge magnets for autumn to wild window boxes for spring, the projects in Crafts for Every Season take every reader through the year in the most creative way possible.
With stunning photographs and innovative ideas, Crafts for Every Season will appeal to more knowledgeable crafters as well. Itand#8217;s guaranteed to inspire anyone intrigued by delightful design to get home and get crafting!
About the Author
Kelly Doust has been scouring flea markets and charity shops for recycled fashion and homewares from her early teens, and making and reinventing things in her own trial-and-error way since she was a girl. For the better part of a decade, she worked in book publishing and public relations in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, and as a freelance writer. She was a regular contributor to Vogue Magazine, writes for Australian Womenand#8217;s Weekly and has written for Dazed and Confused and The South China Morning Postand#8217;s Lifestyle section. Her short stories have also been published in a number of collections.
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