Craft Focus - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 94)

80 Bookstand Stock your shelves with the latest craft-related book releases WELLNESS FOR MAKERS By Missy Graff Ballone £20.99 9780764363214 Schiffer Publishing For all makers and artists, this helpful guide teaches you that your body is your most valuable tool and empowers you to create more-healthful movement patterns that build strength and longevity. As the founder of Wellness for Makers, Ballone knows the challenges that makers face in finding time to focus on their body rather than their creations. The repetitive tasks that artists and crafters take on every day can lead to strain injuries and pain. By following the 40+ exercises outlined in this book with detailed photos, you’ll learn the best ways to sit, stand, walk, and lift to reduce your risk of injury, relieve pain and strain, and improve your posture and overall well-being. We say: Use this as a resource to learn the actions, movements, and best practices that’ll allow you to move in a way that strengthens and repairs your body. 50 THINGS TO DO WITH A STICK By Richard Skrein £12.99 9781911682561 Pavilion For anyone with an adventurous spirit, a yen to whittle and chop, and a desire to get out into nature and play with sticks, these 50 achievable ideas for making and playing with sticks will introduce you to the joy of making something out of almost nothing. With a few gathered twigs and sticks, start with simple ideas such as making plant markers ortent pegs and work up to constructing a lantern or woven basket. Richard Skrein begins by guiding you in choosing sticks and tools. Four illustrated chapters take you step by step through projects to use at home; to make music and decorative objects with; to play with; and to use out and about – the perfect accompaniments for that upcoming camping trip. We say: Find your inner explorer with these battery-free, noemission ideas! Wellness Eco friendly POWER UP YOUR CREATIVITY By Rachael Taylor £18.99 9780760376942 Quarry Books If you’re longing to take your vision, energy, and output to the next level, this book is the resource you need to make it happen. Author Rachael Taylor—successful artist, pattern designer, entrepreneur, and cofounder of the Make It In Design online education platform—shares creative motivation and guidance that will help you achieve your goals and thrive. Whether you’re just starting out on your creative path, or you’re looking to fruitfully channel your creative practice toward a career or side hustle, Power Up Your Creativity offers practical advice and support for upping your creative game and achieving your dreams. So, what are you waiting for? We say: This book is ideal for those needing encouragement to stay motivated and establish creative longevity. Creativity