The Mindful Maker – Clare Youngs

19,95

The Mindful Maker – Clare Youngs

19,95

The Mindful Maker is a collection of 35 creative projects to focus the mind and soothe the soul.

In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to find time to slow down and make time for the simple joy of making, so Clare Youngs has designed a wide range of beautiful and tempting projects to help you experience the pleasure and satisfaction that making something with your own hands can bring.

The best thing about practicing mindfulness through craft is that you have something tangible to show at the end, and you can start small with the coral reef-inspired embroidery hoops, or just by making pompoms and tassels to be added to the edge of a pillow or blanket. You can learn techniques such as block printing, punch needling, shibori dyeing, weaving, macramé, and quilting, all of which encourage a mindful approach, and a way to experience a feeling of “flow”.
Make unique things for yourself and your home, using natural materials such as wool, cotton, linen, and leather.

Clare is a believer in making new things from old, using what you have, and adapting old fabrics to counteract a throwaway society, and all her designs have a Scandinavian-inspired, modern esthetic.

 

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Since childhood, Clare Youngs has loved making beautiful handcrafted objects. She studied graphic design and went on to work in packaging for a number of high street stores, including Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser. Clare has since worked in illustration and book jacket design before deciding to turn her attentions to craft full time.

Clare’s other books include Book Art, My First Art Activity Book, Papercrafting in No Time, Christmas Crafting in No Time, Scandinavian Needlecraft, Find It, Make It, and The Perfect Handmade Bag, all available from CICO Books. Make Your Own Woodland Creatures is her most recent book.

You can read about Clare’s inspiration and way of working in this interview – and learn more about her gorgeous work and style in the meantime!

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English