The Crafter Culture Handbook
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Since the 1990s the craft scene has soared in popularity, but where exactly does this new wave of domesticity stem from and how can those of us who have never picked up a needle get involved?
Ever tried knitting a trout or making a chandelier out of a kitchen colander?
This new manual explores the new crafting movement that is sweeping the globe, through a series of over forty creative projects for any wannabe crafter to experiment with designed by the most well-known of the new contemporary craft movement, including the people behind Craftster, Subversive Cross Stitch, Craftivism, Knitgrrl and others.
Amy Spencer not only gives practical advice but also examines the politics behind the various crafting trends. Today's crafters are aware of the impact of their actions, some create as part of a radical form of political protest, others take a stance against sweatshop manufacturing by making their own clothes, some produce as part of a self-sufficiency lifestyle, others start knitting groups as a way to meet new friends.
Contains detailed instructions for fifty projects, with full colour illustrations, photographs and diagrams throughout.
Chapters include: Knitting in Public, Needlecraft Revolution, Home Sweet Home, Paper and Ink, Homemade Beauty, Good As New, Electro Craft.
Amy Spencer currently lives in Bristol where she co-runs the craft club Crafternoon.
From Publishers Weekly
Also published by Marion Boyars:
£9.99/$17.95, Original Paperback, 288pp