A Year in Crafts
52 seasonal projects to delight and inspire
Never be stuck for project ideas again with this beautiful book from Clare Youngs. These 52 seasonal craft ideas will see you through from January to December, from a floral spring throw to a cosy winter scarf. You will find a craft for all occasions, like an adorable Easter bunny bag perfect for egg hunts, paper lanterns for Chinese New Year and easy festive craft ideas for the holidays. With a range of crafting techniques including rag rugging, papercraft, sewing, there is sure to be a project that appeals.
Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled crafter looking to try a new technique, it couldn’t be easier with step-by-step instructions for every project, as well as templates and a ‘hints and tips’ section. There is even space to store any materials that inspire you with handy dividers and pockets for each season. So whether you make something for the home, for yourself or a gift for a friend, with this book there’s no reason not to get crafting this year!
Want to try a project? Try sewing a shoe bag that will make for a great father's day gift - sewing pattern available here.
About the author
Clare Youngs studied graphic design and worked in packaging design, illustration, and book jacket design, before deciding to turn her attentions to craft full-time. Clare’s other books include Book Art, which has sold over 13,000 copies, Wall Art, Mobile Art, A Year in Crafts, Letter Art, Make Your Own Woodland Creatures, Folk Art Needlecraft and Scandinavian Needlecraft (all published by CICO Books). She is based in Kent, UK.
'beautiful photographs, plenty of mini patchwork projects and sweet, diary-like tabs give it just the right touch'
Love Sewing, 1 February
'So many fun and beautiful ideas you'll be buzzing with creativity all year long'
Inside Crochet, 1 December 2014
'accessible and achievable at home'
Reloved, 1 December 2014
'Find DIYs for every season, in four handy chapters guaranteed to last the whole year through'
'52 step-by-step makes inspired by the changing seasons'