Duct Tape by Forest Walker Davis, pub. Quarry Books, 2015.
When this book arrived on my doorstep, my tween snatched it away before I had a chance to look at it. Eventually she looked the other way, and I snatched it back.
Forest's tone, casual yet focused, appealed to me instantly. The shiny projects are delightful and the instructional text is clear.
This book contains a balance of photo tutorials (that look like they've been attached to the page with duct tape) and detailed project descriptions (that fall just short of instructions).
For example, in the "Flowers" chapter there are photo tutorials for different kinds of petals and flower centers. There's also a gallery of various real and fantastical flowers with descriptions that tell how they were made. In addition to flowers and the obligatory wallets and purses, there are belts, neckties, dog leashes, and caps!
I don't care for the book's font, which besides looking cramped is annoyingly small in places, but a hipper person might find it attractive.
This book widened my horizons a bit---always a good thing. I haven't read many books on duct tape crafts, but I enjoyed this one.
Disclosure: Kangath received a review copy of this book from the publisher. No other compensation was provided. The opinions expressed in all Kangath's reviews are her own.
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