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« on: December 06, 2005 07:14:24 AM »

I'd like to get some kind of craft-learning book for a 13-year-old girl, preferably something that is not too childish, but has a "hip & cool" teen vibe.  I don't have a specific craft in mind, even, I'm sure this girl would enjoy just about anything.  Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2005 07:22:41 AM »

Alot of crafts have books etc aimed at teens - eg, stitch n bitch, bazzar bizarre, etc. Have a look on amazon.com and other big websites, they're sure to sell some.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006 05:50:15 PM »

I know in Australia that thee are a couple of cool one-off craft magazines aimed at teenagers so checking your newsagent could be another way to go.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006 10:23:52 AM »

I first discoverred s n b when i was 13 and loved it (i already had some knitting experience). With most of the 'hip' crafting books teenagers don't really mind that they may be aimed at young adults. You may want to pre-check them though, make sure there's no 'explicit' content, or that you're happy with her re-creating what's in it  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006 11:14:19 AM »

Some ones I've bought for/we have at work (I'm a teen librarian):
Dangles and Bangles http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823000648/qid=1139253087/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-0934173-3193468?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
Crafty Girl Accessories http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811831515/qid=1139253114/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-0934173-3193468?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
DIY Girl http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0142500488/qid=1139253135/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-0934173-3193468?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
Teen Knitting Club (I used this one myself to learn how to knit!) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1579652441/qid=1139253156/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-0934173-3193468?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
Cheap Frills http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811830195/qid=1139253182/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-0934173-3193468?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
 
and there's a new book about tshirt recons that I know I ordered, but can't find in the catalog yet, and don't remember the name of to do an amazon search.

Crafty books are in the 740s in the Dewey Decimal system, so you could also take a library trip to browse.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006 09:36:40 PM »

OOOOooooo!!!!! (raises hand)

I wrote two tween books! They both got great reviews!!

The Crafty Diva's DIY Style Book
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2006 07:56:14 AM »


 Just mentioning... When I was 13 (Not like it was so long ago, as I'm 15 now), I read D.I.Y. Girl and loved it! It was what really got me interested in recons, I think, as the jeans skirt I made was my favorite for a long time.

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2006 09:37:28 AM »

You could also see if your local library does any programs--a lot of them have crafts geared towards 13yrold girls.
(thought of b/c I'm taking a glue-drying break from samples for bulletin board craft)
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