I am so excited to show you this.
I've been lucky enough to contribute to a few books before, and especially lucky to have been part of two aussie made books.
But this is an absolute first - an aussie made book featuring 100% aussie content. While this might all just seem a bit like so much nationalism, for those that understand the publishing industry, it is a remarkable feat. In terms of markets, Australia is a book publishing backwater.
And it is a testament too to how far the crafting community has come, both locally and globally, that a publisher feels there is a market for craft books at all, let alone such a unique and so difficult to categorise offering.
Because it is partly a pattern book, like might appeal to an experienced crafter. And it is partly an introduction to craft such as might appeal to someone contemplating taking up this craft caper. And it is partly a look into the work of a range of amazing crafters (well, the others are amazing, I just got included by mistake), all of whom have their own personal and unique take on what this crafting thing is all about.
So I feel really especially proud, and more than happy to recommend you take a squizz at this really really special book.