Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle

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Harper Collins, Oct 10, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages

From the creators of the hugely popular craft site, Supernaturale.com, comes a hip and funky compendium of new DIY projects that reshape, reuse, and redefine the concept of "handmade," moving away from country–cutesy, granny craft into utilitarian craft art for the 21st century.

Got a pile of extra buttons and don't know what to do with them? Make a cool bracelet. Need some pillows for your new couch, and have a bunch of old wool sweaters? Turn those sweaters into felt! Knitting, felting, leather tooling, glass and metal work––it's all here. CRAFTIVITY is filled with 60 amazing DIY projects that make the most of what you have by taking old stuff and turning it into functional, breathtaking art.

 

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There is some really cool stuff in this book, and lots of ideas for projects to make a pretty big statement. However, a lot of the projects are more on the industrial side and less on the crafty side ... Read full review

Craftivity: 40 projects for the DIY lifestyle

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The force behind SuperNaturale.com ("an independent site dedicated to the Do It Yourself culture in all its glorious forms"), Carson teaches at Yale and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is a ... Read full review

Contents

Kool Aid Yarn
17
Knit Lampshade
36
46
51
Knit Hammock
65
74
78
Magic Lace Shawl
94
Gift Wraps
104
Ocean Marbleized Paper
106
Graffiti Rubber Doormat
118
Tyvek Basket 126 part 4
127
Backpainted Glass Backgammon Board
132
Glass Dining Table
137
Broken Glass Chandelier 139 Etched Pitcher and Glasses The Chandy
141
Glass Mosaic Trivets
148
Ceramic Slip Molds 152 Bling Bling Teapot
152
Copyright

Shrink Plastic Necklace Cut Paper Mobile
110

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About the author (2006)

Tsia Carson is the founder and editor in chief of SuperNaturale.com, an alternative crafts Web site, as well as a partner at Flat, a multidisciplinary design firm. She teaches design at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.

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