Kraft-Tex Creations: Sew 18 Projects with Vegan Leather; Print, Stitch, Paint & Design

Lindsay Conner. C&T, $22.95 trade paper (112p) ISBN 978-1-61745-856-9
In this attractively designed craft book, quilter Conner (On the Go Bags) shows readers a variety of ways to use kraft-tex, a paper-fabric hybrid. Conner explains how to make projects out of the material, which combines the characteristics of vegan leather, fabric, and paper. It also “looks, feels and wears like leather,” but can also be sewn and cut like fabric, making for an appealing medium for sewers, mixed-media artists, bookbinders, and other creative types. Conner has compiled projects from 12 makers, providing six quick and easy projects—including “pretty vase sleeves,” “meditation flags,” and her own “Kyoto clutch”—and a dozen that are more demanding, including an “accordion card file wallet,” a mini suitcase, and a pair of baby shoes. Because of the straightforward instructions, complete with illustrations and photographs, the higher-difficulty projects should still be accessible to beginner-level crafters. Well-designed layouts balance instructions with colorful photos, making for a visually appealing presentation. The result will be a welcome addition to the library of any avid maker. (Dec.)
Reviewed on : 10/17/2019
Release date: 12/01/2019
Genre: Lifestyle
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