Follow Clare Youngs’ instructions to make your home a magical place, with these fluttering, softly spinning works of art. Whether you hang them in your window or from the ceiling, these mobiles add a charming, colourful touch to your interiors. There are bronzed paper leaves to hang in the fall, a delicate floral filigree mobile, and a cute elephant mobile for a child's bedroom. The designs use a variety of crafting techniques—from sewing to origami and macramé—and each project comes with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step artworks. There’s also a helpful techniques section at the back that will be of real use to first-time crafters, handy time-saving tips that more confident crafters will appreciate, and a templates section.
Want to try a project? Have a go at making colourful geometric mobile art by following this tutorial on our blog
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.
'Learn how to make a decorative mobile in an afternoon and become expert at the various crafting techniques, from paper quilling to die-cutting, that will make your hanging decorations look totally professional.'
Prima Makes, April 15
'Discover how to spruce up your living space with author Clare Youngs' funky and fresh decorative ideas.'
Papercrafter, May 15