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.
A Year in Crafts is packed full of innovative projects that you'll really want to make. Be inspired with 52 beautifully simple step-by-step ideas to get you crafting throughout the year.
Whatever the time of year, whether you begin in January with a handmade diary so you can start the year fresh and organized, or in March when you can revamp your home for the annual spring clean with a colorful rag rug or a vintage handkerchief throw, you'll find plenty of inspirtation in A Year in Crafts. In April get creative with your Easter table, and in May try some basic printing techniques for the pretty paper butterflies and moths. Get outdoors in July with the Mexican keep-it-cool bags and if you're going on vacation, why not make some retro luggage labels to stand out from the crowd? September has pretty paper folders and a painted pencil case, and in October, it’s time for Halloween, when you can celebrate with some glowing skull paper lanterns for your porch. November is the best time to start preparing for Christmas, so start making your gifts now and you won’t have to be in a rush at the last moment. Don't forget to make the tiny clog advent calendar, which will make the holiday season really special. Make a beautiful festive stag in the first week of December, and as it gets closer to the big day, take some time out to create some delicate silver-leaf pinecones for your dinner table. You’ll be truly inspired with Clare Youngs’ lovely projects, so whether you want to make each project in turn as the year progresses, or dip in and out of the book, you’ll never be bored with A Year in Crafts.