Crafting a Colorful Home

A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space with Color
Knit, stitch, paint, and craft your way to a more colorful and happy home with color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas. Crafting a Colorful Home offers:21 step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright12 DIY techniques to freshen and transform your home with color, paint, and more Inspiration, tips, and ideas for personalizing your space


Author Bio
Kristin Nicholas

Kristin Nicholas is the author of eight books on knitting and embroidery. A colorist at heart, she brings her love of bold and beautiful color combinations to her knitting, embroidery, crocheting, needlework, sewing, crafting, gardening, interior decoration, photography, painting, and pottery. For sixteen years, Kristin was the creative director of Classic Elite Yarns, where she honed her skills of developing product lines, graphic design, and sales and marketing. Vogue Knitting crowned her a “Master Knitter of the ’90s.” Since 2001, she has been working as an author, book illustrator, and product designer. In addition, Kristin has been a contributing designer to many other knitting books. Kristin lives on Leyden Glen Farm, a working sheep farm in western Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter. 


Photograph by Rikki Snyder.

Imprint: Roost
ISBN: 9781611801293
Publication Date: 12/08/2014
Page Count: 224
Size: 7.5 x 9

"Kristin Nicholas's enchanting home is a richly layered canvas upon which her inspirations—from the rugged New England countryside beyond her windows to the vibrant patchwork of exotic fibers and fabrics that surround her—are played out with delightful yet masterful abandon, creating a modern-day Bloomsbury. Kristin's sophisticated understanding of color, along with her fun and functional exercises, inspire me to rethink my own palette, or better yet, actually create the one I dream of." —Alicia Paulson, author of Embroidery Companion and Stitched in Time

"In Crafting a Colorful Home Kristin Nicholas shares her belief that each home is 'a blank canvas' that each of us can turn into the home of our dreams. Kristin demonstrates that, through color and handmade home decor essentials and accessories, we can quickly transform an ordinary space into something extraordinary, and also welcoming, comforting, and memorable." —Jo Packham, creator and editor-in-chief of Where Women Create

"Crafting a Colorful Home brings together Kristin's love of family, home, and craft into one vibrant volume of inspiration. Without breaking the bank, and without following the passing trends, Kristin guides us to creating a home that's truly reflective of the family who lives in it-the passions we share and the color that surrounds us everywhere in the natural world. Full of great tips, tools, and techniques-not to mention peeks of the inspiring colorful corners of her rooms-this book is sure to get you started on bringing the colors of your life into the home you love." —Amanda Blake Soule, creator of SouleMama and author of Handmade Home

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