This is a compendium of stylish objects, gifts, furnishings and decorative keepsakes for the home. It includes creative home-made artefacts to decorate the home, illustrated with over 750 photographs. It covers a wide range of craft techniques, from papercrafts to wirework and tinwork, from polymer clay modelling to stencilling and printing, and from machine embroidery and patchwork to decorating glass and ceramics. It includes helpful materials and techniques sections for each craft. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show readers how to produce the best results. Beautiful to look at as well as fun to make; here is a sparkling selection of fabulous craft projects. Many are simple enough for the least experienced hobbyist, other are more challenging - but all have been designed for maximum decorative and creative effect. There are projects for frames and plaques to hang on the wall; pretty curtains and pillow cases; painted fabrics; fashion accessories and eye-catching giftwraps.From a lover's keepsake and an elegant curtain tieback to a medieval tile effect for floors and a delicately embroidered scarf, this book is a treasury of ideas and inspiration for every creative crafts enthusiast.
Lucy Painter is a highly creative artist and editor in a wide variety of craft techniques. For this volume she has brought together the work of a number of craft artists and designers.