Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Wicked Wearable Wonders' book!

Wearable Wonders by Fifi Colston (Scholastic)

Fifi Colston is one talented lady. She writes, she illustrates, she presents at conferences/workshops/TV programmes, she's the craft queen, and she's one of the Wearable Arts' veterans. Who better to write a book about it!

Fifi Colston at the book launch
I love children's non-fiction books that know how to capture children's attention with eye-catching graphics, striking artwork/photographs, and well-written text. Fifi delivers in bucket-loads. She gives suggestions on where to find ideas, how to make templates and models, information on writing plans, the tools of the trade you need, where to find interesting materials and what to make with it, and how to put it all together. She also reminds designers to construct the whole picture: hats, masks, tails, wings, fingers and toes - and how to make it come alive with colour and pizzazz.

The reader is also led through what to do at the Wow performance: getting the model sorted, what to do with make-up and hair, how to organise a choreographer and music, lighting and technology - and even the dress rehearsal - no detail is left out.

We're even treated to an interview with a Wow model, and the King and Queen of Wow: Sir Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger.

This book will be treasured by girls and boys as young as eight years to adults. There's tips and tricks for anyone who love to make their own wearable wonder or people like me who are craft-challenged but secretly would like to give it a go. Now where's my glue-gun ...

Awesome Fifi!

ISBN: 978 1 77543 158 9
RRP $21

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