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The Complete Book of Home Crafts: Projects for Adventurous Beginners
     

The Complete Book of Home Crafts: Projects for Adventurous Beginners

by Carine Tracanelli
 

Ideal for beginners with a taste for adventure, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is a fantastic introduction to crafting for the home. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of high-quality explanatory photographs, everyone will feel comfortable diving into these fun-to-make projects. Each one will build your confidence by teaching you to use different

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Ideal for beginners with a taste for adventure, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is a fantastic introduction to crafting for the home. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of high-quality explanatory photographs, everyone will feel comfortable diving into these fun-to-make projects. Each one will build your confidence by teaching you to use different materials and techniques, helping you along and encouraging you to explore your creative side.

You’ll have a hard time choosing where to start with a crafts list that includes:

     • Decoupage with place mats, ceramic lamps, and wastepaper baskets
     • Stenciling with greeting cards, mirrors, and chairs
     • Fabric painting with t-shirts, shopping bags, and pillowcases
     • Picture framing with glass and clips, shells, and papier-ma^che´
     • And much more!

Whether you want to discover decoupage or decorative tiling, explore beadwork and batik, or creatively attempt numerous other types of crafts, this book will satisfy your thirst for new craft projects and your desire to redecorate. Advice on equipment and skills relating to each craft will help you master all of the basics. Writ- ten by an all-star team of craftspeople who are renowned in their fields, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is an invaluable guide for the aspiring craftsperson or handy home decorator.

Carine Tracanelli edited the selections in this book, which were written by a team of craftspeople renowned for excellence in their fields—Fay Boon, Joy Campbell, Paul Henry, Lesley Player, Sally Richmond, Jamie Sapsford, Betsy Skinner, Melanie Williams, Ann Witchell, and Sara Withers.

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Library Journal
This extensive collection of projects focuses mainly on home decor, with a brief foray into decorative beadwork. The projects are beginner friendly, and individual steps are illustrated with color photographs, making it easy to follow along. Each section contains a brief introduction, familiarizing crafters with the tools and techniques involved in each type of project. The broad coverage includes picture framing, decorative painting on a variety of different surfaces, decoupage, and tile work. The projects are enough to start crafters on a new hobby, and most could be easily modified to suit individual taste. Excellent value for the information provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616083229
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Carine Tracanelli lives in England.

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