AlternaCrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to Make

April 1, 2006|
AlternaCrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to Make by Jessica Vitkus
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First came indie rock bands and indie movies. Now, thanks to Jessica Vitkus, the indie movement has reached the world of crafts, where traditional techniques such as knitting, mosaic, embroidery, metalwork, sewing, and collage are being used in brave new ways.

With an emphasis on recycling, improvising, and making things from scratch, AlternaCrafts offers more than 20 projects that provide this newest generation of crafters with the skills they need for the self-expression they crave. Whether they want to turn their beat-up T-shirts into a shaggy rug, an old sweater into a cozy hat, yesterday?s newspaper into a bouquet of flowers, or their jeans into a new skirt or bag, this exciting book tells them how to make the transformations with a minimal amount of money and no experience whatsoever. Smartly priced and boldly designed to attract teenagers and twentysomethings, this book will also appeal to older crafters seeking newfangled twists on their favorite pastimes.
Jessica Vitkus is a writer and television producer living in New York City. She has written craft stories and developed craft projects for Martha Stewart magazines and television, and has worked as a writer/producer for MTV News, Pop-Up Video, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is currently supervising producer for MTV2’s Wonder...
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Title:AlternaCrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to Make
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.38 X 8.75 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.38 X 8.75 X 0.75 in
Published:April 1, 2006
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:13
ISBN - 13:9781584794561

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