Garlands and bunting are popular adornments for the home and all types of celebration. Here, Alistair Macdonald has given these traditional decorations a thoroughly modern twist and created 20 fun and fabulous projects that will make an eye-catching addition to any home or party. There are projects that are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and childrens' bedrooms, as well as Christmas, Halloween, Chinese New Year and summer parties. Every one of them is packed full of fun and designed to use a range of materials and fabrics in unique and imaginative ways. Requiring just some basic sewing skills and a great sense of humour, you might choose to make a gorgeous string of 3D hot-air balloons that are just perfect for a child's bedroom, or if you'd prefer, a sensational sausage string complete with felt bacon, eggs and mushrooms and hanging teabags that is bound to get your friends and family talking over the breakfast table. There's no end to the author's creativity, and every project in the book is guaranteed to delight and inspire you. At the start of the book there is guidance on materials, fabrics, sewing equipment and basic techniques, and templates are provided where these are needed. This book is ideal for sewers of all abilities, expecially those looking for new and fresh ideas.
Alistair MacDonald studied fashion design at Central St Martins School of Art in London and set up his own womenswear label, House of Alistair, in 2008. Working from his own studio in Savile Row, he has become a highly respected and well-known fashion designer, and his clothes are stocked by Liberty. Alistair's love of Liberty fabric has fuelled his imagination to design and create a range of craft and textile products and gifts, available at www.houseofalistair.com. Stockists include Liberty and the V & A, and Alistair has distributors in Norway and Japan. www.houseofalistair.com