• A Good Book Has No Ending

The last time I went shopping I eagerly sifted through the craft books in Waterstones and found some gems. Lost Crafts: Rediscovering Traditional Skillsby Una McGoven tells of all the skills and crafts lost to modern inventions and conveniences, like thatching, spinning, quilting, and foraging to name but a few. But in a world where fossil fuels are rapidly running out and our food production drastically needs to change perhaps these skills are more relevant than ever for us to survive. This is on my wishlist!

Another great book which I am really looking forward to buying is Fabric Jewellery: 25 Designs to Make Using Silk, Ribbon, Buttons and Beadsby Teresa Searle. Skimming through this book really inspired me to develop my skills at sewing felt and fabric to make beautiful jewellery and this book is full of wonderful projects that would make great gifts.

The final book I really liked (and treated myself to) was Crafting creativity: 52 brilliant ideas for awakening the artistic genius within (52 brilliant ideas series)by Colin Salter. This book is designed to help inspire creativity, to give you ideas to ignite new projects, or give useful advice on ways to experiment with new materials, styles, colours etc. I have already had some great ideas, and I have only read the first 10 pages or so!