If you are new to sewing or craft and dream of making pretty items for yourself or friends, you will likely enjoy this colourful book by Kelly Doust.
The Crafty Minx is especially designed for those with little sewing know-how who long to be more creative and reflects the global emphasis on recycling and reworking ‘preloved’ items.
Presenting more than 75 projects, the author has explored creative ways of using recycled fabrics, garments, paper and simple hand stitching to make a variety of beautiful pieces. This book will appeal to the young and young-at-heart, and will hopefully entice a new generation of stitchers to explore the rewards of creating something by hand, be it a stylish obi belt, a set of pretty napkins or a simple bookmark.
Kelly has noted certain items to hunt for in vintage stores that can be refashioned into beautiful pieces for the home – silk scarves become deluxe cushions, a knitted jumper transforms into a cosy hot water bottle cover, a vintage tea towel displays fresh appeal as a peg bag…the list is endless!
There are beautiful photographs throughout, combined with clear and concise instructions for each project. Some instructions are very basic, so absolute beginners may benefit from having someone a little more experienced to assist with tricky steps, or simply provide encouragement and instil confidence. Presented in four seasons with projects designed to suit, this title will have you scouring flea markets and thrift stores and busily creating throughout the year.