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Author: Jane Bevan
Number Of Pages: 96
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Tree bark, pine needles, driftwood, acorns, seeds, shells and feathers - these natural materials are formed of beautiful shapes, textures and colours, easily and freely sourced in our surrounding environment, but are often overlooked or discarded.
In Craft from Natural Materials, artist Jane Bevan explains how, with just a few simple tools and techniques, these natural, raw materials can be transformed into beautiful craft objects. Through 12 easy projects, including a basket, a driftwood sculpture, a brooch and a tea-light holder, the potential of collected material for craft makers is revealed. She also explains key principles of foraging, storing and organising natural craft materials, including the best locations in which to source specific items, and exciting ways to display your finds. Helpful how-to images accompany each project and a photo gallery showcases the extraordinary work of contemporary makers.
For nature-lovers and crafty makers, this book will serve as an inspiration, as well as an essential and practical resource.