The Maker - Beyond Decorating - Crafting a Unique Space

Author(s): Tamara Maynes

Craft and Hobbies

The Maker provides inspiration and information for mastering your chosen craft and using these skills to create individual interiors in a home.


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A pioneer of Australia's modern craft movement, Tamara Maynes works diligently to advocate the value of craftsmanship, good design and considered raw materials. A dedicated maker and authentic designer, Tamara's making practise began as a small child and is inspired by nostalgia, colour, shape and modernity. Inspiring readers with clever DIY projects in the pages of interior magazines such as Inside Out and Real Living, crafting custom commissions for an array of creative industries, and influencing aspiring makers through workshops at Megan Morton's The School, modern craft enthusiasts also visit Tamara's online store The Six Week Boutique to indulge in her handcrafted pieces. In recent years, Tamara's work has been exhibited by invitation at both London and Milan Design Week alongside international sustainable design collective Supercyclers. Tamara lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she is also a stylist and the creative director of The Establishment Studios...

(Part 1) GOLDEN HANDS An introduction to the world according to Tamara. What she does, how she thinks, her inspiration and what makes her heart sing. Filled with nostalgia and inspiring images of the life, love and world of making, being and becoming a maker...(Part 2) A WELL-CRAFTED SPACE (the bulk of the book). Divided into five focused aspects of making for interiors (each chapter focusing on a specific aspect of interior styling/furnishing). Filled with relaxed images of crafted pieces in-situ (rooms and vignettes) and in detail, shot predominantly as styled studio images or in Tamara's home. At the end of each chapter there appears a DIY project, including soeca and patterns/templates where necessary...Overall, very image and design led, filled with relaxed images of crafted pieces in-situ (rooms, larger areas and vignettes), shot as styled studio images or in Tamara's home. Several opening text spreads of narrative mixed with pix, then images and captions follow, with loose, pithy and inspiring guides/ lists/ musings and quotes sprinkled throughout. At the end of each chapter there appears one very special DIY project, including specs and patterns/templates...(Part 3) RESOURCES: A list of crafts to try, workshops to go to and makers to follow in ANZ and internationally. TO BE DISCUSSED: ONLINE TUTORIALS: Link list to online filmed tutorials for each DIY project and downloadable templates and patterns...

General Fields

  • : 9781743365205
  • : Murdoch Books Pty Limited
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : November 2015
  • : 260mm X 200mm
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tamara Maynes
  • : Hardback
  • : 1215
  • : en
  • : 745.5
  • : 272