|The Mindful Maker / Clare Youngs|
London: CICO, c2019.
It has 35 projects, from home decor items to wall art to gifts for adults and children. Some are quick, some are more time intensive. We find macrame, weaving, punchneedle, embroidery, sewing, latch hook, sashiko, stamping, mending and more.
|punchneedle! So trendy. But so pretty.|
This is a delightful book. If you are still thinking about starting a gift for this season, this might be a good inspiration to get moving on something. Or, the book itself would be a great gift for anyone who know who is interested in getting into crafting -- there are so many choices of craft in it that surely one project would appeal. You could even give it with a promise to teach a technique to your gift recipient.
I think the balance of projects is good in this book, and the instruction is clear and thorough. The added elements of why crafting is a good thing just perk it up a little bit more than your average craft book. It might even be a good partner to Sewing Happiness, if you are into this kind of thing.
I was happy to discover this at my local library. Punchneedle is definitely on my radar for 2020. Any new techniques in your plans for the new year?