This title features hundreds of beautiful things to make, plus home decorating ideas, all shown step-by-step with 1750 stunning photographs. It includes practical and decorative frame-making, dyeing and painting fabric, silk painting, batik, beadwork, ribbonwork, making ornaments, mosaics, tinwork, decorative wirecraft, and painting glass, ceramics and tiles. It includes projects for all skill levels: from mosaic plant pots and a twisted wire herb pot holder for complete beginners, to a punched metal number plaque and a batik book cover for those with more craft experience. It includes easy instructions and a photograph of each finished item. Here is the ultimate inspirational book for all craft enthusiasts. It is packed with 200 unique and attractive projects to make, and features a wide range of craft skills, including decorative techniques for painting and embellishing fabric, making accessories, decorative tin and wirework, traditional picture framing, mosaics and making three-dimensional glass objects.
There are old-fashioned toasting forks, beaded bracelets and tiled splashbacks, as well as contemporary mosaic tables, dyed fabrics, painted perfume bottles and delicate wire and metal projects. The book is a wonderful treasure trove of ideas, and a must for every craftsperson.
Simona Hill is a craftsperson, writer and editor. She is the author of Painted Pots, Making Garden Ornaments, Ribbons and Folk Art Gifts, and she was consultant editor for Decorative Tinware and Decorating Ceramics.