Having got to the checkout, I was slightly taken aback to find it was £9.99. As I had found the publication amongst the magazines, I had expected a magazine price, of say £4.99. With nearly 170 pages of content, "The Craft Book" is actually what it claims to be, a softback book and not a magazine at all. Given the amount of content, I think it is actually a really fair price.
The book is split into five main sections, Textile Crafts, Jewellery, Ceramics & Glass, Candles & Soap and Eco Crafts. Each section then gives really clear written information and photographs of all of the tools you will require and instructions on a wide variety of projects, from silk painting and needlefelting, beading and metal clay to basketry and rag rugging. Also included are crafts I hadn't even heard of at all, including ribbon weaving and cold enamelling. I was really surprised to find such a wide range of crafts included in one book. Whilst each subject offers only a taster project, it is enough to give you the confidence to experiment further.
I would really recommend a buying a copy of "The Craft Book" for yourself or a gift. It is ideal for anyone with a love of crafts, from mid teens upwards. The only problem you may have is finding enough time to try out all the crafts!
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