Yay! I’m so excited to announce that I have just signed the contract and will be writing my second book with Potter Craft (Penguin Random House). I feel honored that they have entrusted another collection of beautiful craft works to my hands. My mind spins with all the possibilities!
Can you tell from the photos what I will be writing about? My second book will cover one of my favorite crafts, weaving! So, I’ve been keeping some of my favorite weaving projects to myself. This way, I have an incredible collection of things to share with you in the book. The book will include over 25 easy-to-make weaving projects.
I’m not talking about projects that require a huge investment. Instead, you’ll find projects you can make with things you have at home or can find in the local craft store. I will also include some small lap loom projects. More of the projects, however, will be similar to the hula-hoop or cardboard loom rugs above. These projects will be easy for anyone to approach! Finally, the book will include functional items as well as decorative.
I liken writing a book to decorating a whole house versus picking out one object or doing one room. In a book, I get to dream up projects that stand on their own and compliment one another. These pieces all must harmonize to fit in a greater whole, which is part of the challenge. I’m already diving into Pinterest to pull together mood boards for project ideas, creative styling and my ideas for art direction. Follow along, and you’ll get a real sense of my style and flow of creative ideas right now.
For my first book, Knitting Without Needles, I did the Art Direction. Meanwhile, Brittany Jepsen of House that Lars Built and Pam Morris did all the amazing styling. Two stylists because I had two separate shoots. I won’t split my photo shoots this time, though. This go around, efficiency will be one of my goals in addition to beauty! I am giddy at the thought of getting underway and pulling something amazing together for you all.