Introduction How to use this book: practical advice Getting Started Materials Three useful skills The Projects Nature picture Slate cluster pendant Driftwood fish sculptures Beach faces Feather wreath Bark tea-light holder Silver birch bark brooch Stick mobile Pine needle coiled basket Twined decorative baskets Besom style broom Walking sticks and canes Gallery Conclusion Suppliers Further reading Glossary Appendix: Exercise in adaptive learning Index Acknowledgements
This beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide offers the reader 12 easy to make projects, all created from natural materials that are easily sourced from the garden, beach or local woodland. From gathering the materials, through to storing and displaying, this beautifully illustrated guide offers inspiration for nature-loving crafters.
After 25 years working as an exhibition curator, Jane Bevan recently returned to Derby University to study Crafts, and now makes her own work for exhibitions, craft fairs and festivals throughout the UK. She creates sculptures and vessels using found, natural materials, ranging from silver birch bark and sycamore seeds to feathers and acorn cups, materials that she gathers daily in the local woods.
This is a deceptively simple book with the potential for big ideas. It indicates how to look at natural materials of many sorts and suggests approaches to working with them ... [T]here is no reason not to start and this book makes you feel it is possible. * Textile Fibre Forum *