Craftivity, the Best Book Ever

Lana Le teaches you how to make a rug from pom poms.

It's SuperNaturale the book. "CRAFTIVITY— 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle" by Tsia Carson features forty projects plus dozens of showcases representing the best minds of the alt craft scene. Nylon mag called it "wistful and inspiring" and DesignSponge said it's "the best design/craft book i’ve seen in years." It is gigantic, GORGEOUS, and chock full of information. Want to know how to crochet a skull? Want to spin yarn or felt? Want to make your own money? Well, this is the book for you. Get it now!

"i think it’s quite possibly the best design/craft book i’ve seen in years" (Design Sponge)

“Unusually elegant compared with most crafting books...a wistful and inspiring read.” (Nylon Magazine )

“Sophisticated, imaginative and broad in scope…offers a fresh perspective of what crafts can encompass.” (Julie Jackson, founder of and author of Subversive Cross Stitch )

“Anyone who loves to make, modify, and invent their own stuff will want to read Craftivity from cover to cover.” (Ellen 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 )

“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 for beautiful, unusual objects.” (Bust Magazine )

Susan Barber shows you how to bleach stencil

The Skinny

- 40 how to projects made by the brightest stars on the alt D.I.Y. scene
- Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and photos.
- Lots of projects for the beginner as well as the seasoned maker.
- Projects are actually fun to make.
- Detailed explanation of techniques used—like knitting, stitching, woodworking, slip mold casting.
- Showcases of inspirational work that expands the idea of D.I.Y.
- Smartly designed and stunningly visual with photography and illustration throughout.

Craftivity is published by HarperCollins.

Scott Bodenner makes the bare bulb elegant with the Chandy.



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Design Sponge
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Turkey Feathers
You Grow Girl
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Jesse Alexander
Susan Barber
Leslie Baum
Logan Billingham
Lexi Boeger
Scott Bodenner
Diane Bromberg
Johanna Burke
Abigail Doan
Obidiah Eeculet
Madelon Galland
Annika Ginsberg
Desiree Haigh
Jenny Hart
Cherokee Hinrichs
Kirsten Hudson
Caroline Huth
Callie Janoff
Garth Johnson
Jennifer Kabat
Annette Kesterson
Kim Krans
Lana Lê
Leslie Linksman
Doug Lloyd
Malaina Neumann
Helen Nodding
Jessica Poundstone
Anna Raddatz
David Rainbird
Douglas Riccardi
Linda Scharf
Rodger Stevens
Karen Tanaka
Nad Thitadilaka
Deborah Thomas
Meeghan Truelove
Brett Webb
Pearce Williams
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Art Direction & Design—Flat
Photography—Svend Lindbaek
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