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A compendium of crafts: new, old and forgotten

Quadrille Publishing

By Sally Coulthard


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Crafted is a celebration of craft in the 21st century – a definitive visual guide to all things handmade. Featuring 80 of the most popular and well-established crafts, Sally Coulthard explores their history, materials and techniques as she offers a deeper insight into some of your favourite crafts and provides inspiration for both new and ancient creative pursuits.

After an introductory section covering the culture of craft (its definition, why it matters, history and community), the main body of the book consists of beautifully illustrated entries on 80 of the world's most established crafts. The scope is encyclopaedic and covers Paper, Paint & Pen (for example bookbinding, calligraphy, stencilling, globemaking, marbling), Textiles (crochet, furrier, knitting, leatherwork, macramé...), Metal (including enamelling, farriery, gilding, jewellery making...), Printing (etching, letterpress, lino printing...), Clay, Glass & Stone (beadmaking, pargeting, stained glass etc), Wood, Reed & Willow (including basketmaking, pyrography, spoon carving and marquetry) and Wood, Willow & Nature (for example candlemaking, driftwood sculpture and soapmaking).

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Pages: 224 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2019
ISBN: 9781787132566
Best-selling author and designer Sally Coulthard has spent the last twenty years designing, building and writing about craft, homes and outdoor living. She sees no boundary between the rules that govern good interior design and those which are needed to create a spectacular studio or glorious garden. Keen to explore the relationships between good design, craftsmanship and creativity, she's written over a dozen books about creative spaces, restoring houses, designing interiors, and outdoor spaces. From cool studios to salvage, workspaces to building sheds, Sally's books inspire, encourage, and equip readers to take on projects of their own.