Once the domain of the domestic, craft has now infiltrated every creative sphere - including food, fashion, fine art and architecture. If this craft renaissance is indicative of a new wave of keen creatives, then The Craft Companion is the ultimate guide to navigating the new craft frontiers. From applique and baskets to weaving and zakka, The Craft Companion features over 30 new and old crafting techniques. Each chapter includes a short historical overview of the craft, with design notes and explanations of key techniques helping beginners to get started. Tools and methods are explored through a combination of hand-drawn illustrations and photography. A range of project ideas, including one basic project for each craft and a further Top 5 selection, will kickstart the reader's creativity, while examples of inspirational work from contemporary artisans display the possibilities of each medium.
With over 20 years in the craft and design industries, Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson are bona fide craft gurus. Readers will love Ramona and Rebecca's witty voice and will be inspired to experiment and dip their toes into new crafts.
Ramona Barry is an artist, writer and curator specializing in craft and design. She is the former Chair of Craft Victoria, Australia's leading contemporary craft organization. Rebecca Jobson is a textile designer, artist, writer and curator with twenty years' experience in the craft and design industry.