Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause

Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause

by Jade Sims
     
 
It started with a pillowcase dress…and grew into a worldwide movement: crafters using their passion to help those in need. The Craft Hope blog-which organizes crafters to make handmade items for charities-has attracted followers around the world. This book, written by the site's founder and featuring crafting's hottest start, celebrates the cause and

Overview

It started with a pillowcase dress…and grew into a worldwide movement: crafters using their passion to help those in need. The Craft Hope blog-which organizes crafters to make handmade items for charities-has attracted followers around the world. This book, written by the site's founder and featuring crafting's hottest start, celebrates the cause and encourages others to join in.
Each project is matched with a specific charity, with alternative suggestions for local places to contribute the item. The projects-all with beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions, and templates-include: cheerful quilts for hospitalized children, soft dolls for Nicaraguan orphans, tug toys for animal shelters, knit gloves for homeless shelters, a cloth backpack for schoolchildren in Africa, a stylish purse for women moving out of abusive relationships, and knit scarves for fostercare teens heading off to college. Contributors range from fabric designers Amy Butler and Heather Bailey to popular authors and bloggers such as Amanda Soule (www.soulemama.com, Handmade Home), Karri Meng (French General), Amy Ray (Doodle Stitching), Celine Dupuy (Simple Sewing with a French Twist), Vickie Howell (Craft Corps), Cathie Filian (Creative Juice), Susan Wasinger (Eco Crafts), and Betsy Greer (Knitting for Good).
In addition, there are plenty of helpful tips on how to give locally and globally, how to give thoughtfully and appropriately, and how to empower those you are helping.

Editorial Reviews

The Craft Hope blog started with a cute pillowcase dress and an overflowing bushel of charitable impulse. The purpose of the website couldn't have been more straightforward: organize crafters to make handmade items for those less fortunate than ourselves. This goodwill umbrella covered the world; homeless families huddled under bridges; survivors of African wars and Haitian earthquakes; human and wildlife victims of the Gulf Oil Spill. Craft Hope the book isn't just a handout: It's an assemblage of step-by-step instructions for dozens of cute, attractive projects. (Hand-selling tip: Point out the cover promise that one dollar from the purchase of this craft will be donated to Global Impact.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600596247
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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