Handmaker's Factory

Book Review - Wise Craft by Blair Stocker

Our old friend Blair Stocker from Wise Craft has put together this fabulous book jam packed to the brim with sixty projects. Each project focuses on turning something old into something new, giving those unwanted belongings a new lease on life.


Use up leftover balls of yarn by knitting them up into squares then turn them into a blanket. Simple portable knitting that required little effort but produces a wonderful result.


Use up some of those too small fabric scraps from your bigger projects to make this fabulous brooch.


Spruce up an old lamp with a lick of paint and replace the shade with a Fair Isle sweater. Nice and cosy!


There's always a pile of doilies whenever I visit the op shop. Add them to plain t-shirts with a little embellishment.


I'm in the middle of this project. I've repainted some old kitchen chairs charcoal grey. My chairs don't have padded seats so I'm making each chair a cushion which I will tie on.


Checkers is a great game for rainy days. Blair shows us how to make our own from wool and pebbles.


Have you ever noticed how many business shirts your local op shop has in stock? Make up this picnic blanket to brighten up your summer get-togethers!


Divided into four seasons this book will keep you busy all year with easy portable projects. Get your basic crafter's toolkit (you will find a list at the beginning of the book) organised and you'll be set to go whenever inspiration hits! 

Wise Craft by Blair Stocker is published by Running Press 

Available from these booksellers-


Barnes and Noble