Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle

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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! ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Julie Jackson
“Sophisticated, imaginative and broad in scope…offers a fresh perspective of what crafts can encompass.”
Kathy Cano Murillo
“A must-have for any crafter who dares to walk on the wild side of the measuring tape.”
Author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself - Lupton
"Anyone who loves to make, modify, and invent their own stuff will want to read Craftivity from cover to cover."
Jeffrey Yamaguchi
“The 40 offbeat, engaging projects will lead to a heightened sense and enlightened view of the creative flair within you.”
Danny Seo
“With its fabulous ideas and gorgeous projects, this will be a well-used source of inspiration on my (recycled) bookshelf .”
author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself Lupton
“Anyone who loves to make, modify, and invent their own stuff will want to read Craftivity from cover to cover.”
Nylon Magazine
“Unusually elegant compared with most crafting books...a wistful and inspiring read.”
Bust Magazine
“A welcome, thoughtful addition to the expanding universe of DIY books...recipes for beautiful, unusual objects.”
Bust Magazine
“A welcome, thoughtful addition to the expanding universe of DIY books...recipes for beautiful, unusual objects.”
Nylon Magazine
“Unusually elegant compared with most crafting books...a wistful and inspiring read.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060841300
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/10/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,163,371
  • Product dimensions: 7.93 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2006

    What a collection!

    This book is fun. The projects are all pretty simple. Some can be completed in an hour, others will take a significant amount of time, but the labour is not difficult.

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