Making Gifts for the Holidays? Get this Free Craft Book Prevew

Are you looking for gifts you can make for the holidays. Try out this book, State of Craft, for some great ideas.

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State of Craft
Published by Cicada Books
U.S. $19.95 CAN $22.00
Available at for a discounted price.
ISBN: 9780956205346
FORMAT: Pbk, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 224 pgs / 380 color.

About State of Craft

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, as the perils of globalized consumerism became an omnipresent reality and a topic of which all were aware, a small critical mass began to eschew mass-produced domestic design in favor of producing handmade and recycled objects themselves. The craft revolution of the early 2000s gained early visibility with the renewed popularity of knitting, which in turn revived the dying arts of crochet, embroidery, bricolage and macramé, seeping from the fringes of the culture into its mainstream.

In 2005, Victoria Woodcock and Ziggy Hanaor edited Making Stuff, one of the first alternative craft books to hit the shelves and draw the spotlight to this burgeoning movement. With State of Craft, Woodcock and Hanaor shake things up once again, offering a fully illustrated how-to guide for making everything from mobiles to lampshades.

State of Craft features interviews and contributions from all the hottest international craft megastars including Tatty Devine, Urban Cross Stitch and DIY Couture. Clearly explained, step-by-step craft ideas range from homemade underwear to pompom necklaces and angle poise lamps made with jars. Craft has inspired a whole generation of hipsters, and has come a long way in the past ten years. State of Craft brings it all up to date.Featured image of Lucie Ellen’s Bunting Necklace is reproduced from State of Craft. To make this colorful necklace, all you need is a small piece of plywood or MDF, acrylic paint, jewellery chain, and a few jewellery jump rings.

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