"Quick and Easy Crafts" is a new series of practical books aimed at crafters with little or no knowledge of the subjects. Each title in the series takes a popular craft and illustrates how easy it is to create simple and stylish items. Each book contains 15 step-by-step projects, all with clear instructions and photographs and includes useful tips throughout. The finished item is photographed in full colour and many of the projects include a variation or alternative design idea. There is a comprehensive Basics section at the beginning of each book that gives essential information on tools and materials and important techniques.Glass painting is an accessible craft requiring only limited equipment and a little practise and imagination to produce beautiful results. The 15 projects show a wide selection of designs, from tableware to candle holders, cocktail glasses to vases. With its easy-to-follow approach and contemporary design, this craft series allows the reader to create fabulous, unique projects at home for a fraction of the retail cost.
Cheryl Owen is an experienced crafter who has also worked as a dressmaker, fashion designer and embroiderer. She is the author of many books and has contributed to numerous magazines. She lives in London.