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Craftivity 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle by Tsia Carson

Craftivity 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle


Craftivity 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle by Tsia Carson

From the creators of the hugely popular craft site,, comes a hip and funky compendium of new DIY projects that reshape, reuse, and redefine the concept of handmade, moving away from country-cutesy, granny craft into utilitarian craft art for the 21st century. Got a pile of extra buttons and don't know what to do with them? Make a cool bracelet. Need some pillows for your new couch, and have a bunch of old wool sweaters? Turn those sweaters into felt! Knitting, felting, leather tooling, glass and metal work--it's all here. CRAFTIVITY is filled with 60 amazing DIY projects that make the most of what you have by taking old stuff and turning it into functional, breathtaking art.


Sophisticated, imaginative and broad in scope...offers a fresh perspective of what crafts can encompass. -- Julie Jackson, founder of and author of Subversive Cross Stitch A must-have for any crafter who dares to walk on the wild side of the measuring tape. -- Kathy Cano Murillo, national craft columnist, founder of and author of Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul Anyone who loves to make, modify, and invent their own stuff will want to read Craftivity from cover to cover. -- Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself The 40 offbeat, engaging projects will lead to a heightened sense and enlightened view of the creative flair within you. -- Jeffrey Yamaguchi, author of 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity and publisher of With its fabulous ideas and gorgeous projects, this will be a well-used source of inspiration on my (recycled) bookshelf . -- Danny Seo, author of Simply Green Parties & Simply Green Giving A welcome, thoughtful addition to the expanding universe of DIY for beautiful, unusual objects. -- Bust Magazine Unusually elegant compared with most crafting books...a wistful and inspiring read. -- Nylon Magazine

About the Author

Tsia Carson is the founder and editor in chief of, an alternative crafts Web site, as well as a partner at Flat, a multidisciplinary design firm. She teaches design at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th October 2006


Tsia Carson

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HarperPerennial an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc


224 pages


Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts



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