The complete book of home crafts Projects for adventurous beginners

Book - 2011

"Over 90 home projects designed by craft experts just for beginners! 'The Complete Book of Home Crafts' is a fantastic introduction to crafting for the home. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of illustrative photographs and templates, everyone will feel comfortable diving into these fun projects. Spice up old furniture with antiquing effects or decorative tiling, revitalize a boring mirror with some paint and a few stencils, or learn to create beautiful beaded jewelry an...d handmade commemorative plates for loved ones..."--P. [4] of cover.

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Published
[New York] : London : Skyhorse ; Produced by Quantum Publishing 2011, c2000.
Language
English
Item Description
Previously published : London : Quintet Publishing, 2000.
Physical Description
352 p. : col. ll. ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781616083229
1616083220
Other Authors
Carine Tracanelli (Editor)
  • Decoupage
  • Decorative tiling
  • Decorative painting
  • Picture framing
  • Toleware
  • Beadwork
  • Stenciling
  • Batik
  • Fabric painting.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

This extensive collection of projects focuses mainly on home decor, with a brief foray into decorative beadwork. The projects are beginner friendly, and individual steps are illustrated with color photographs, making it easy to follow along. Each section contains a brief introduction, familiarizing crafters with the tools and techniques involved in each type of project. The broad coverage includes picture framing, decorative painting on a variety of different surfaces, decoupage, and tile work. The projects are enough to start crafters on a new hobby, and most could be easily modified to suit individual taste. Excellent value for the information provided. [Page 80]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents step-by-step instructions and templates for creating more than ninety projects for the home.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Ideal for beginners with a taste for adventure, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is a fantastic introduction to crafting for the home. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of high-quality explanatory photographs, everyone will feel comfortable diving into these fun-to-make projects. Each one will build your confidence by teaching you to use different materials and techniques, helping you along and encouraging you to explore your creative side. You’ll have a hard time choosing where to start with a crafts list that includes:     • Decoupage with place mats, ceramic lamps, and wastepaper baskets     • Stenciling with greeting cards, mirrors, and chairs     • Fabric painting with t-shirts, shopping bags, and pillowcases     • Picture framing with glass and clips, shells, and papier-ma^che´     • And much more! Whether you want to discover decoupage or decorative tiling, explore beadwork and batik, or creatively attempt numerous other types of crafts, this book will satisfy your thirst for new craft projects and your desire to redecorate. Advice on equipment and skills relating to each craft will help you master all of the basics. Writ- ten by an all-star team of craftspeople who are renowned in their fields, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is an invaluable guide for the aspiring craftsperson or handy home decorator. Carine Tracanelli edited the selections in this book, which were written by a team of craftspeople renowned for excellence in their fields—Fay Boon, Joy Campbell, Paul Henry, Lesley Player, Sally Richmond, Jamie Sapsford, Betsy Skinner, Melanie Williams, Ann Witchell, and Sara Withers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The ultimate beginner’s guide to crafts, written by expert craftspeople and featuring more than 1,000 instructional illustrations and designs.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Ideal for beginners with a taste for adventure, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is a fantastic introduction to crafting for the home. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of high-quality explanatory photographs, everyone will feel comfortable diving into these fun-to-make projects. Each one will build your confidence by teaching you to use different materials and techniques, helping you along and encouraging you to explore your creative side. You'll have a hard time choosing where to start with a crafts list that includes:     • Decoupage with place mats, ceramic lamps, and wastepaper baskets     • Stenciling with greeting cards, mirrors, and chairs     • Fabric painting with t-shirts, shopping bags, and pillowcases     • Picture framing with glass and clips, shells, and papier-ma^che´     • And much more! Whether you want to discover decoupage or decorative tiling, explore beadwork and batik, or creatively attempt numerous other types of crafts, this book will satisfy your thirst for new craft projects and your desire to redecorate. Advice on equipment and skills relating to each craft will help you master all of the basics. Writ- ten by an all-star team of craftspeople who are renowned in their fields, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is an invaluable guide for the aspiring craftsperson or handy home decorator. Carine Tracanelli edited the selections in this book, which were written by a team of craftspeople renowned for excellence in their fields—Fay Boon, Joy Campbell, Paul Henry, Lesley Player, Sally Richmond, Jamie Sapsford, Betsy Skinner, Melanie Williams, Ann Witchell, and Sara Withers.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Ideal for beginners with a taste for adventure, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is a fantastic introduction to crafting for the home. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of high-quality explanatory photographs, everyone will feel comfortable diving into these fun-to-make projects. Each one will build your confidence by teaching you to use different materials and techniques, helping you along and encouraging you to explore your creative side. You’ll have a hard time choosing where to start with a crafts list that includes:     • Decoupage with place mats, ceramic lamps, and wastepaper baskets     • Stenciling with greeting cards, mirrors, and chairs     • Fabric painting with t-shirts, shopping bags, and pillowcases     • Picture framing with glass and clips, shells, and papier-ma^che´     • And much more! Whether you want to discover decoupage or decorative tiling, explore beadwork and batik, or creatively attempt numerous other types of crafts, this book will satisfy your thirst for new craft projects and your desire to redecorate. Advice on equipment and skills relating to each craft will help you master all of the basics. Writ- ten by an all-star team of craftspeople who are renowned in their fields, The Complete Book of Home Crafts is an invaluable guide for the aspiring craftsperson or handy home decorator. Carine Tracanelli edited the selections in this book, which were written by a team of craftspeople renowned for excellence in their fields—Fay Boon, Joy Campbell, Paul Henry, Lesley Player, Sally Richmond, Jamie Sapsford, Betsy Skinner, Melanie Williams, Ann Witchell, and Sara Withers.