Is it ironic take on modern living? An early sign of spring’s nest-building urge? A showcase for the most bizarre ideas to have crossed the features desk? Or the shortlist for the winner of an office competition to come up with nuttiest idea? Whatever. The Guardian Guide to Craft is the funniest thing to drop out of the Saturday plastic bag of mags and leaflets for a very long time. A must read.
It offers readers the chance to find out how to make cool stuff at a fraction of what it would cost in the shops.
Where are these shops? I want to find the ones that sell:
- Coat hanger wine racks made from a pole and the wire hangers that come from dry cleaners,
- Cut-out cardboard coffee tables,
- Mittens made from old sweaters,
- Faux fur rugs created from old T-shirts,
- High rise bird boxes for sparrows and
- Clothes peg doormats.
There are more DIY ideas in the guide.
Craft is apparently the second in a new monthly series of guides to modern living. I can wait to find out what else is on trend in Clerkenwell before it reaches us here in Suffolk.