Readers with a very good memory might remember me mentioning that I took on a small job with Dorling Kindersley last year to author the soapmaking chapter of their new all-round Craft Book.
Fast-forward by 12 months... and ta-daaa! The book has just been released in time for Christmas 2012.
As you can see, they have gone for the same 'vintage-style' cover design as the partner book entitled Dressmaking.
It was such a lovely surprise when my copy landed with a heavy thunk from the postman last week. Now that I've had time to take a good look through it, I'd say it's looking like an ideal book for multi-crafters and anyone who likes to try their hand at different things. The crafts include a very wide range of pursuits, including furniture-painting, wirework, sillk and glass-painting, metal-clay moulding, patchwork and lots more.
Each chapter starts with a clear step-by-step how-to guide on the craft in question, followed by a series of specific projects to make at home.
Does anyone fancy a sneak preview of my soapmaking chapter? Here are snapshots of a few of the pages...
- UK readers can buy it from Amazon here
- US readers can buy it under this slightly different name: Craft (Dk Crafts)