Local crafter Ferrit talksabout her crafty creations
I CollectingCrown Lynn
A regular crafty get to-gether with Stacy McIvor
Stacy’s top tips forstarting a craft group
Exquisite paper cut artist
Look Both Waysby Debbie Millman bookreview
Design and live intersected
Inspiring modern em-broidery using traditionaltechniques
What did you buy today?
Designer by day, designerby night
Craft - d covets
Must have craft anddesign items
How to make yourown gift bags
Use the easy template tocreate your own creativepackaging
Some of daily reads thatI like enjoy over a hot cof-fee
I Collectingvintage postcards
Cover Image: Stiching in progress by Spinthread(etsy.com/shop/spinthread)This page: 42 Below Cross Stitch by Beth Peters
Who is Craft - d?
Craft - d is a multifacted craft and design brand, expressedas a zine, blog, illustration, design and crafty creations byBeth Peters.
The ﬁrst issue of this zine was created 3 years ago fora paper at university. In 2010 the itch to record, captureand share my latest craft and design crushes on paperbecame too great to ignore.The artists and craftspeople featured inspire me in my lifeor work in one way or another. Their creativity and ablilityto create something out of nothing keeps me awake intothe night thinking of new crafting possibilites to pursueoutside my full time job.
As far back as I can remember I have been a collector. Itstarted with stickers, erasers, stamps, Shortland Streetcharacter cards, postcards from cafés, photographsand fabric. As I got older it progressed to 20th Centurypostcards, Crown Lynn, antique linen, crystal, sewingpatterns, books and cameras.My collections have been referred to as clutter or hoardingsbut I prefer to call them investments. Investments intime, appreciation of craftsmanship, rarity, value andinspiration. The things I collect in some ways deﬁne me.Their history informs my future creations and ideas frommaterial to colour, typefaces to workman ship. A few of mycollections feature in this zine. I hope they inspire you tocollect and create.Be inspired. Beth x
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