About the author
Mia Underwood has been crafting for several years. Her inspiration is drawn from her training as a fine artist and the natural world. Each year she curates a show with 16 other artists whose work reflects her theme and title “Into The Woods”, which was shortlisted for the Best Artist Open House Award 2010.
The author is based in Brighton, UK.
Scandinavian style has never been more desirable, with its emphasis on natural materials, light and fresh colors, and classic motifs. Mia Underwood inherited her love of making things from her Danish grandmother, and she understands both the techniques and the heritage of crafts from Scandinavia. In Nordic Crafts she presents over 30 new projects which reflect the traditions of the Scandinavian countries, with a modern twist. Projects for the home include a novel bread basket, and a gorgeous bird mobile. For a child’s room, there is a beautiful baby blanket, and a woodland scene to hang in the window. For playtime, felt animal masks will fire your child’s imagination, while nisse—mischievous elves—are easy to make from scraps of wool. The Danish love of coziness and comfort—‘hygge’—is reflected in patterns for felted slippers, embroidered mittens, and snoods for both adults and children. Finally, there are things to make for the celebrations that come round every year, including the all-important Christmas decorations, and ideas for decorating your home at Easter, in the Scandinavian way.