Bazaar Bizarre - Book

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Bazaar Bizarre was an extension of the craft fair of the same name, and came out to early fanfare in such publications as USA Today. "Never underestimate the power of Ziploc bags, duct tape and beer cans. That's what I learned last week, when I got a crash course in cutting-edge crafts nearly everywhere I looked: from designer Todd Oldham's five-part HGTV series ...and in author Greg Der Ananian's Bazaar Bizarre ... As Bizarre's subtitle points out, many of today's do-it-yourself items are "not your granny's crafts" — they're edgier, more diverse and often cheaper."

The book is a how-to craft book that features specific projects contributed by various celebrity crafters, such as Dana Berkowitz and Leah Kramer of Craftster. Besides the crafters narrating how to make their featured items, there are interviews covering topics such as the state of DIY culture, music, independent film, etc. The book features projects such as:

  • a 'dirty pillow' with traditional embroidery used to spell out subversive sayings
  • 'anarchy soap' showing how to make your own soap and mold it into the ubiquitous anarchy symbol
  • a 'craft tote' with pockets for knitting needles, scissors, and craft supplies, decorated with punk fabrics
  • vinyl cuffs made out of colored vinyl from vinyl LPs and EPs

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