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Shitty Craft Club: A Club for Gluing Beads to Trash, Talking about Our Feelings, and Making Silly Things By Sam Reece, Lizzie Darden (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Sam Reece, Lizzie Darden (By (photographer))
$24.95
ISBN: 9781797221502
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2023

Grab your hot glue gun and go on an adventure with comedian Sam Reece as she explains everything between  cutting rainbow pom-poms and navigating millennial life with humorous commentary and dynamic storytelling. Sam says, when it comes to Shitty Craft Club, imperfection is the point! More than a craft how-to, this is a book about giving yourself permission to be wild. Trust the process. Enjoy the journey. Be as ridiculous as you want! Find strength in the mess. Life not going the way you hoped? Throw some glitter on it! 

 



This is one of those special books that appeared in the store with little fanfare but has become one of my most favorite craft books. I've owned this book for months and every time I open it I still find something new to love. Yes, this is an instructional, useful book that gently teaches you basic stitches and techniques for mending all kinds of clothing, but more than anything this book is a meditation on care. The illustrations, stories, and sentiments in this book are created with immense care. The Montenegro sisters make a compelling case for slowing down and taking care of ourselves and our surroundings in many ways, including (but not limited to) our clothes.


Review by Alyson