From Publishers Weekly
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 partner at the design firm Flat, which counts Knoll and Urban Outfitters among its clients. Here, she offers up a compilation of craft projects sure to make your favorite DIY hipster happy this Christmas. Whether you've been looking for a how-to guide on making a crochet skull or instructions on how to knit your own hammock, Carson and her army of contributors (all have also weighed in on SuperNaturale) have it covered. The book is organized by medium into six chapters (including "Yarn & String"; "Glass & Ceramics" and "Lost & Found"), and the writing is as irreverent as the ideas themselves: "When my best friend got knocked up, I knew I wanted to be the one to make the baby blanket," writes contributor Callie Janoff. Projects range from the classic (etched glass pitchers) to the inspired, such as an embroidered screen door. And the contributors prove that practically everything can be repurposed, from a sweater with "embroidered" moth holes to underwear made from old T-shirts. Imaginative and inspiring, this is a fresh take on standard crafting.
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“Sophisticated, imaginative and broad in scope…offers a fresh perspective of what crafts can encompass.” (Julie Jackson, founder of subversivecrossstitch.com and author of Subversive Cross Stitch)
“A must-have for any crafter who dares to walk on the wild side of the measuring tape.” (Kathy Cano Murillo, national craft columnist, founder of CraftyChica.com and author of Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul)
“Anyone who loves to make, modify, and invent their own stuff will want to read Craftivity from cover to cover.” (Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself)
“The 40 offbeat, engaging projects will lead to a heightened sense and enlightened view of the creative flair within you.” (Jeffrey Yamaguchi, author of 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity and publisher of 52projects.com)
“With its fabulous ideas and gorgeous projects, this will be a well-used source of inspiration on my (recycled) bookshelf .” (Danny Seo, author of Simply Green Parties & Simply Green Giving)
“A welcome, thoughtful addition to the expanding universe of DIY books...recipes for beautiful, unusual objects.” (Bust Magazine)
“Unusually elegant compared with most crafting books...a wistful and inspiring read.” (Nylon Magazine)