introducing World of Geekcraft January 31, 2011

I am very excited to announce my new craft book coming out in May from Chronicle BooksWorld of Geekcraft!

World of Geekcraft

I am so fortunate to have two dozen amazing crafters and writers contributing awesome projects and essays on a myriad of geeky genres, from Star Trek and the Periodic Table of the Elements to space, Morse code, and video games. If you’re into Harry Potter, MIDI, Second Life, Coraline, Star Wars, WoW, D&D, or sci-fi (on the page or on the screen), this is the craft book for you!

World of Geekcraft

The crafts to try include sewing, quilting, embroidery, woodworking, paper mosiac, knitting, crochet, needle felting, perler beads, and terrariums. The five projects I did were some of the most fun things I’ve ever made, and I was constantly wowed by the incredible things my contributors created. Public School knocked it out of the park with the photography and design, and my longtime collaborator Alexis Hartman made fantastic diagrams throughout.

Star Wars Terrariums
my Star Wars Terrariums

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since standing in line to see The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, at age six, and it was a huge compliment when Chronicle approached me about writing and collecting amazing projects for this book, back in May 2009.

Pac-Man Fever Wii-mote Belt and Holster by Cathy Pitters
Cathy‘s Pac-Man Fever Wii-mote Holster

I am so honored to include such awesome crafts and fascinating essays from my geeky and crafty friends and heroes. Thank you so much to the many remarkable people who made this book so rad!

Needle-Felted Solar System Mobile by Rachel Hobson
Rachel‘s Needle-Felted Solar System Mobile

World of Geekcraft comes out on May 1, but you can preorder it from Chronicle, Powell’s, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon.I’m really excited to do some book events at Powell’s, Maker Faire, and Crafty Wonderland (with some favorite projects for show and tell) and will be posting more about those soon!

Oregon Trail Cross-Stitch by John Lohman
John‘s Oregon Trail Cross-Stitch

I’ve made a book website at that I’ll be adding tons more stuff to as the publication date gets closer… and I’ll post a few updates over here and of course at as well. I’ve made a flickr pool for book project photos, too. Thanks to everyone who has spotted the book somewhere online and liked it – I am so thrilled with it!

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