At last a series that features craft projects definitely NOT for your grandma--hip, groovy, occasionally tongue-in-cheek items that are easy and fun to make. Employing bold colors, simple shapes, and lots of style, these projects bring crafts into the modern era. A hands-free, stand-up format makes them uniquely easy to follow.
Bold, fresh, creative designs make Knit Wit a stand-out addition to any knitter's library. Written by Amy R. Singer, founder of the trendsetting Knitty.com, Knit Wit is a collection of head-turning projects, from a rockstar scarf to a dreadlock hat to a surf-and-turf skirt. With a basics course to start off, clear illustrations, full-color photos, and easy-to-follow directions and tips, it has everything a knitter (from beginner to experienced) needs to create the coolest stuff.
Jenny Ryan is the creator of SewDarnCute.com, where she sells one-of-a-kind tote bags, playful accessories, home dÃ©cor items and more. Jenny writes and blogs for CRAFT magazine, and is the organizer of a monthly craft fair, Felt Club, in Los Angeles (www.feltclub.com). Jenny lives in Silver Lake, CA.
Derek Fagerstrom is a San Francisco-based editor/curator/ designer, and former Project Editor at ReadyMade magazine. Lauren Smith worked for the designer Todd Oldham in his New York studio, where she managed his PR department and helped produce photo shoots, television segments, magazine articles, and events. Lauren and Derek are the co-founders of The Curiosity Guild, an arts-and-crafts collective that offers workshops, field trips, appreciation nights, and special events. Check out their website and store, www.curiosityshoppeonline.com.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.