Makery is a contemporary collection of more than 30 must-make projects that ooze style and personality. It is structured around Home (oversized knitted rugs to gorgeous appliqued cushions), Wear (shrinky-drink earrings to crocheted wrist warmers), and Give (cool iPad cases and wallets to DIY rubber stamps to decorate your own stationary). Kate Smith's belief is that, as with cooking, the ingredients you use in crafting are key to the end result - choose your ingredients well, follow her clear instructions and the finished product will be stunning. Her smart ideas are accessible and easy to make, with how-to photographs and illustrations, a full low-down on key techniques such as crocheting and helpful templates that make it easy and fun to achieve great results every time.
Kate Smith is the founder of The Makery in Bath, which runs highly successful craft workshops and classes and has a second venue selling fabric, trimmings and other materials.