Book review: “Concrete Crafts” by Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke

“Concrete Crafts” by Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke is sub-titled: Simple Projects from Jewellery to Place Settings, Bird Baths to Umbrella Stands

The authors are Swedish and have published a number of craft books using different media including upcylced objects, yarn and concrete. The blurb on the dustcover of this book says their books are translated into seven languages worldwide. Their Swedish roots don’t particularly impact on the book, readers cannot mind the fact the “Hello” sign is in Swedish, the only problem I saw was they suggested using a “big sour cream container”, here sour cream is not used very much and only comes in one size.

The book has some 30 different projects, some are quite quirky, such as a bookend in the shape of a bottle. The photographs of the objects they have made are beautiful, and inspirational. The problem with the book is the instructions lack details and I suspect it would be easy to make mistakes while following them.