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Look inside Zero Waste: Christmas
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 13 July 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446308721
  • Stock: 44 in stock
  • Size: 203x203 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £9.99
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Zero Waste: Christmas


Crafty ideas for a sustainable Christmas by Emma Friedlander-Collins (Author)

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Book Description

It’s time to reclaim Christmas  this collection is all about using the things around you to bring festive cheer to your home. It’s about crafting and creating together and using what you’ve got to make unique, unusual items that you can enjoy year after year. By crafting your zero-waste Christmas you are also creating memories  something that cannot be bought online.

Choose from projects and tutorials for a sustainable Christmas including sewing, crochet, upcycling and reuse ideas. The projects are suitable for beginners with step-by-step instructions for each one. There are also instructions for the basic craft techniques such as crochet and embroidery so you can get stuck in straightaway.

There are four different Christmas themed chapters: Hot; Frosty; Skandi and Retro so you pick your favourite style or mix and match for a festive mash-up! Projects include Coffee Cup Baubles; a minimalist wreath made using an old cake tin; a milk carton advent calendar and some magical fairy lights made using takeaway containers.

Choose your favourite projects from this collection of 24 projects including no-waste decorations for the tree and zero-waste gift wrap. Packed full of original ideas, Zero Waste: Christmas will help you to celebrate the zero-waste way and improve your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle while at the same time having fun.

Whether you’re a committed crafter or new to making, there is something for everyone no matter what your skill level is.

About the Author

About Emma Friedlander-Collins

With her unique approach and unusual designs, Emma Friedlander-Collins has established herself as an innovative crochet designer and online success. She is passionate about sustainability and continually works to discover ways to use craft and making to create communities and inspire others. She also wrangles this into her other work as a content creator for LoveCrafts and lecturer in Fashion Communication. She contributes regularly to Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet and many other craft magazines.


Crafts Beautiful

Love Christmas, but don't like all the plastic and paper that gets thrown away every year? Zero Waste Christmas by Christine Leech and Emma Friedlander-Collins has the answer; packed with gorgeous gifts and decorations to make from upcycled items such as a fab jam jar advent calendar!

Sew Magazine

Ever thought of using what you already have to make a unique gift? Well, check out Zero Waste: Christmas to find out how! Choose from oodles of projects and tutorials to create a sustainable Christmas, from upcycled tree decorations and table favours to a cross stitch jumper. It's time to celebrate the zero-waste lifestyle and up your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle!

PaperCrafter Magazine

Like to make do and mend? Hate throwing away perfectly good materials? We have just the book for you! The sustainable makes in Zero Waste Christmas are split into four distinct categories, allowing you to experiment with different approaches to Christmas décor. On the one hand, we have the minimalist chic of the Skandi section, and on the other we have the eye-popping exuberance of the Hot designs inspired by warmer countries. Dont let the low-key cover fool you, there is plenty of colour and fun to be found inside.

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