Book Review + Project Excerpt: World of Geekcraft, by Susan Beal

World of Geekcraft, by Susan Beal
Book Site: World of Geekcraft
Without a doubt, we CRAFT contributors geek out on crafts all the time. But we hold a special place in our hearts for crafts that celebrate truly nerd-like themes: video games, Star Wars, robots, Doctor Who, and so on. Well, Susan Beal (herself a friend of CRAFT) has just released a nerd-tastic book, World of Geekcraft.

The 25 projects in this book cover a wide range of craft techniques, including jewelry-making, paper craft, sewing, knitting, screen printing, wood working, and even a little cake decorating. They range in difficulty from Not a Jedi Yet (beginner) to Warp Speed (advanced).
In terms of geekery, you’ll find homages to a wide range of classic and modern themes, including video games, Harry Potter, Star Trek, space science, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dungeons & Dragons, steampunk and many more. It’s a craft book that not only celebrates geekery, but will likely introduce you to some interesting new ways to geek out.
The World of Geekcraft Blog Tour kicks off today. Here’s where it’s headed next, in case you’d like to follow along:
5/2 – CRAFT &
5/3 – Cathy of California
5/4 – Average Jane Crafter
5/5 – LindaMade
5/6 – Easy Crafts Wiki & Patterns by Figgy
5/9 – CraftyPod & Craft Gossip
5/10 – Quilter Geek
5/11 – Indie Fixx
5/12 – Not Martha
5/13 – House on Hill Road & Public School


Try some Geekcraft for yourself!

Here’s a sample project from the book. These POW! ZAP! Magnets are simple to make, and a great way to remind yourself once in a while that, despite your mild-mannered appearance, you’re secretly a superhero. Click the link below to download the project PDF.

Download PDF Download the Project PDF
Right click to save the PDF to your desktop. Directions on downloading PDFs.

Lastly, if you’re coming to Maker Faire this month, stop by the CRAFT area to meet Susan and make some POW! ZAP! magnets with her in person. She’ll be doing a demo on Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 pm.

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