Thursday, January 10, 2013
I had a lovely surprise in the post yesterday: Perri Lewis's new book - thank you Perri!
I had heard that Perri was writing a craft book, but didn't know anything about it so it was a total mystery. It turns out that 'Material World - The Modern Craft Bible' is a lovely book. It has all the inspiring strokeability that you expect from a craft publication, and introduces some interesting crafts.
The book covers fifteen crafts with a chapter for each. It's an unusual selection with decoupage, millinery, leather work and macrame in the mix. Each chapter covers the basic techniques, a 'masterclass' with top tips and advice from two artists working in that field, a modern and simple project plus more ideas for ways to translate these traditional crafts in contemporary ways.
This book is a great one... good work Perri! Perfect for those who are looking for a new craft to try or for those all round crafty types who like dabble in a bit of everything.
And me? Maybe I can be persuaded to take up quilling again!