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Books by Clare Youngs

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    Mindful Maker

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: MFUL
    Paperback
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    Focus the mind and soothe the soul with 35 meditative makes.

    Take a breath, step back and work your way through these beautiful and tempting projects including embroidery hoops, pompoms, tassels, cushions and blankets.

    All of the projects are inspired by Scandinavia and use natural materials. This book will also teach you how to master techniques including block printing, punch needling, shibori dyeing, weaving, macramé and quilting.
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  • Letter Crafts

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: LETC
    Paperback
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    It's as easy as A, B, C to bring a touch of typography into your home decorations.

    In this practical craft book, Clare Youngs offers 35 quirky and cool projects to make from inexpensive and easily sourced materials including recycled fruit crates and old T-shirts.

    All the projects have accessible instructions and there's even a tools and techniques section to help you brush up your crafting skills, whatever letter you choose.
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  • The Mindful Maker

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: CAXKM
    Paperback
    In today's busy world, it can be difficult to find time to slow down and make time for the simple joy of making, so Clare Youngs has designed a wide range of beautiful and tempting projects to help you experience the pleasure and satisfaction that making something with your own hands can bring. The best thing about practising mindfulness through craft is that you have something tangible to show at the end, and you can start small with the coral reef-inspired embroidery hoops, or just by making pompoms and tassels to be added to the edge of a cushion or blanket. You can learn techniques such as block printing, punch needling, shibori dyeing, weaving, macrame and quilting, all of which encourage a mindful approach, and a way to experience a feeling of 'flow'. Make unique things for yourself and your home, using natural materials such as wool, cotton, linen and leather. Clare is a believer in making new things from old, using what you have and adapting old fabrics to counteract a throwaway society, and all her designs have a Scandinavian-inspired, modern aesthetic.
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  • Creative Collage

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: BKPWO
    Paperback
    Discover how to make creative, personal collages with advice, techniques and projects from craft author and graphic designer Clare Youngs. We are all born with an inner desire to express ourselves. Making collages, especially in the form of art journals, gives you an opportunity to express thoughts, feelings and wishes and to capture memories. It is a way of collating and putting thoughts in order. You can look back at filled pages with a real sense of accomplishment. Most of all it is fun! In Creative Collage, Clare Youngs reveals the secrets of collaging, one of her favourite crafts. Learn about the kinds of paper you can use, such as maps, tickets, photographs, typography and magazine pages, and how to add texture, use layering and make use of geometric designs. Some of Clare's amazing collages are included for inspiration, and she explains how she chose the materials and composition for each one. Clare then presents a collection of projects that offer unique ways to display your collages and even make 3-D collages, such as a decoupaged chest of drawers and a family photo wooden block house. Along with helpful prompts to give you ideas for collages, such as `something you saw on a walk' or `a happy memory', this book provides all you need to get started with this personal, expressive craft.
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  • A Year in Crafts

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: BHDYN
    Hardback
    A Year in Crafts is packed full of innovative projects that you'll really want to make. Be inspired with 52 beautifully simple step-by-step ideas to get you crafting throughout the year. Whatever the time of year, whether you begin in January with a handmade diary so you can start the year fresh and organised, or in March when you can revamp your home for the annual spring clean with a colourful rag rug or a vintage handkerchief throw, you'll find plenty of inspiration in A Year in Crafts. In April get creative with your Easter table, and in May try some basic printing techniques for the pretty paper butterflies and moths. Get outdoors in July with the Mexican keep-it-cool bags and if you're going on holiday, why not make some retro luggage labels to stand out from the crowd? September has pretty paper folders and a painted pencil case to keep those back-to-school blues at bay. In October, it's time for Halloween, and you can celebrate with some glowing skull paper lanterns for your porch. November is the best time to start preparing for Christmas, so start making your presents now and you won't have to be in a rush at the last moment. Don't forget to make the tiny clog advent calendar, which will make the holiday season really special. Make a beautiful festive stag in the first week of December, and as it gets closer to the big day, take some time out to create some delicate silver-leaf pinecones for your dinner table. You'll be truly inspired with Clare Youngs' lovely projects, so whether you want to make each project in turn as the year progresses, or dip in and out of the book, you'll never be bored with A Year in Crafts.
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