The No-Kill Garden
A Collection of Handcrafted Plants for the Blackest of Thumbs
By Angela Rio and Nikki Van De Car
A perfect craft book to complement the indoor houseplant trend, The No Kill Garden teaches readers to create today's hippest plants--including succulents, cacti, cut flowers, and ferns--using the techniques of papercrafts, felting, knitting, and crochet.
Many of us love plants . . . but it often feels like plants don't love us back. For those people -- the people who have purchased several "impossible to kill" houseplants, only to find them dead mere weeks later -- there is The No Kill Garden, a charming collection of plants to craft and share.
The handcrafted plants offered in this beguiling volume provide the sense of being surrounded by green, luscious plant life, without having to worry about that pesky watering. The No Kill Garden offers a wide variety of plants, from mushrooms and flowers to vines and terrariums, and a broad range of easy-to-follow crafts, including paper, felt, needle-felt, knit, and crochet. The more than 30 projects in this book are not just random flowers or leaves, either -- each of the crafted plants is inspired by a specific variety and is accompanied by a lively description of its main characters. Each of the plants is structured for a beginner, so that anyone with an interest in crafting can make them, and is paired with beautiful images of the finished project to delight and inspire readers.
Nikki Van De Car is a blogger, crafter, and mother. She is the author of SereKNITy, Feng Crochet, Practical Magic, What to Knit When You're Expecting, and the founder of 2 popular knitting blogs. Her knitting patterns have been published in Interweave and Ply magazines, among others. Nikki lives with her family in Hawaii.
Angela Rio has made illustrations and sculptures for Philadelphia magazine, Little Baby's Ice Cream, the New York Times, and Adobe among others. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration and 3x3. Angela lives and works in Philadelphia.
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- Publication date:
13 Sep 2018
- Page count:
Running Press Adult