Short of inspiration? Nervous about making something for the first time? wanting to learn a new skill? Trying to save a bit of money? Keen to use up those leftovers or find a use for that old chair or those old school sweatshirts? Eager to create some more personal special gifts for friends and family? Whatever your motivation this is the book for you.
Make it and Mend it – 30 ideas to make, bake, sew and grow is packed full of fabulous ideas, simple instructions and luscious photographs. Great to dip into and perfect for getting you going on baking, sewing, making or growing.
The book works its way through the four seasons with a wide variety of projects tailored to each time of the year. There’s also a section on special occasions, whether that’s making Christmas gifts and decorations, creating your own special Valentine’s or Mother’s Day gift or card, or dressing up the house for Halloween.
There are also sections on Mending – from how to fix that blocked sink or replace that oven seal – to how to inject new life into a tired set of chairs destined for the scrapheap. We’ve even thrown in some easy to follow diagrams to get novices going with the basic techniques for knitting and sewing.
The book sums up our philosophy that we all get get more from life when we’re making things. We believe the capacity for making things is what makes us human and is wired into our DNA. There’s nothing to beat the pleasure you get from being able to say “I made that!” or give someone you care about a gift you have spent time creating.
So treat yourself to a copy – and remember it’s a perfect addition to your gift list to help you get your friends and family infected with the making bug this holiday season.