Alchemy Arts: Recycling Is Chic (Paperback)

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By Kate MacKay, Di Jennings (Photographer)
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Alchemy Arts is a community-based arts project in Edinburgh that collects scrap from businesses and households and uses it to create artworks, workshops, and parades in the city. This book takes their philosophy one stage further and offers projects in fashion, home design, and crafts for individuals to make or adapt themselves.

Includes ingenious uses for packs of old playing cards (a top hat for fancy dress), old ties stitched into dresses, and many more ideas and suggestions.

With the inclusion of American crafters' projects as well as those from the United Kingdom, this is likely to be a popular addition to the growing collection of books available for crafters.

About the Author

Kate MacKay is an Edinburgh based artist who is an exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, and the Society of Scottish Artists Annual Open Exhibition. She is an Arts Market photographer and is involved in community arts in the city of Edinburgh. Di Jennings is a fashion photographer and creator of costumes, and she is involved in shows and fashion events in Edinburgh, and her designs are used for many of the clothes made from recycled items.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780714532004
ISBN-10: 0714532002
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English