In the first decade of the twenty-first century, as the perils of globalized consumerism became an omnipresent reality and a topic of which all were aware, a small critical mass began to eschew mass-produced domestic design in favor of producing handmade and recycled objects themselves. The craft revolution of the early 2000s gained early visibility with the renewed popularity of knitting, which in turn revived the dying arts of crochet, embroidery, bricolage and macramé, seeping from the fringes of the culture into its mainstream. In 2005, Victoria Woodcock and Ziggy Hanaor edited Making Stuff, one of the first alternative craft books to hit the shelves and draw the spotlight to this burgeoning movement. With State of Craft, Woodcock and Hanaor shake things up once again,...© 2013 Victoria Woodcock / Cicada Books · Reproduced with permission.
Cut a rectangle of sticky-back plastic measuring about 15cm x 20cm, depending on the size bow you desire (try 9cm x 12cm to create a smaller bow, or 21cm x 28cm for an XXL version).
Peel the backing from the sticky-back plastic and sprinkle one half of the sheet with confetti. You can make multicoloured dots of your own by hole-punching into different coloured sheets of paper and/or tissue paper.
Fold the blank side of sticky-back plastic over on top of
the confetti side, trying to keep the plastic free from dreaded creases – remember when you used to cover your school books in this stuff?
At centre point of the longer side of the rectangle, squish the two edges together to form a bow shape, and fasten with sticky tape or a ribbon.