ReCraft includes 50 projects to give old things a new lease of life. ReCraftis a way of recycling things you might otherwise throw away - or things other people have given away. ReCraft means asking, “ What can I turn this into?” rather than, “ What do I need to make this?” - it is colours / textures and materials that trigger the designs and your own creativity. Using your hands and imagination ReCraft transforms the most uninspiring objects such as holey jumpers, old shirts, dusty books, chipped cups, battered spoons, floral curtains, scratched records and broken games into soft toys, candles, secret boxes, precious jewels, cushions and bags. ReCraft is about allowing your second-hand finds inspire you; letting shape, colour and texture spark for a 'ReCrafted' transformation. Fifty projects for a range of items including items for the home, clothes and accessories for all ages plus patterns, templates and basic techniques. Illustrated with photographs and hand-painted illustrations, the emphasis is on simple, easy-to-make items with a twist.
'for those of us who want to experiment with our charity-shop finds and see our local charity shops as our new haberdashery.'
'The brains behind craft brand Buttonbag are aiming to 'jumpstart creativity' with their fab debut book'
'This is an excellent book full of ideas for things to make from 'stuff' you have hanging around the house...it's evident there's plenty of fun and creativity to be had from junk.'
'Takes second-hand objects (everything from men's shirts to scrabble pieces) and gives them a new life'
'Filled with 50 refreshingly different and easy-to-follow projects, each with a quirky twist'