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Kim Thittichai's Experimental Textiles aims to take "a journey through design, interpretation and inspiration", turning textiles in to an art and not just a medium.

Part art book, part instructional, you will be guided through creating personalized designs, working with materials, choosing colours and constructing your own art pieces. The book also takes a full exploration through the world of textile art, featuring a wide range of pieces from dozens of artists.

Tassels by Sue Davis are both intricate and eye-catching, created from a mesh of jumbled materials. Eleanor Fielder's Ground Zero is a more controversial piece, depicting the scene at the twin towers on September 11th, using photographs from newspapers printed on to fabric. Using stitched magazines and newspapers to create a wreath, Company Man by Jill Flower is an interesting and colourful piece which would brighten up any wall. Offering a great introduction into the varied world of textile art, this book will have you hunting around for materials that you can reuse and give new life.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Experimental Textiles and Anova now.

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What better way to start your day than with a snail roll danish, yum yum!

Check out the from Joe Pastry.

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Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:

Make a polaroid picture frame our of perler beads, knit a strings attached shoulder bag and crochet a solid perfume room pillow scenter, decoupage comic book shoes, make a seashell necklace, crochet a monkey, turn an old scarf in to an iPod pouch, glam up with zebra print nails, bake Greek sesame seed cookies, snickerdoodles and banana bread, learn how to do crayon rainbow writing, light up with a milk carton lantern and photo nightlight, dye a fringe scarf, enjoy self saucing choc pudding and windfall pear and chocolate crumble, recycle junk mail in to a mailing box, and stay organized with a pocket birthday calendar.

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Jim Waddington has been doing a doodle a day for the past few months and has created a wide range of quirky sketches. Why don't you start doing your own doodle a day?

Get some inspiration and check out Jim's doodles on flickr now!

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These hamburger cupcakes are adorable and we love the step-by-step photo explanation of how to make them.

Check out the how-to from NurGalerien.

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Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:

Sew a skull quilt, make a Princess Leia slave costume, make a button necklace, embellish a vintage nightstand with stamps, cook autumn apple slices and pumpkin chilli, sew your dog a collar, make yourself up with rainbow eyes, get super smooth legs with Egyptian sugar wax, make some button chain earrings and a flower necklace, give your ironing board a new cover, make a magazine sunburst mirror, bake danube wave muffins and apple cinnamon ornaments, revamp your shoes with duct tape, and sew a romantic flowers scarf.

If you're a fan of theme restaurants then Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants Tokyo by Mark Batty Publisher uncovers a treasure trove of the best Japanese theme restaurants you could ever hope to dine at.

Including addresses, directions and opening times, the book features a wide range of restaurants including spooky bars, crazy dinners and cutesie cafes. Snuggle up with a kitten at the Curl Up Cafe, which has cats and a TV broadcasting bird videos all day; have your meal delivered by a toy train set at Niagra Curry, a train-themed diner sure to impress any train spotter; drink cocktails out of beakers and test tubes at Alcatraz E.R.; or have all your needs catered to by a maid or butler at various dress-up cafes.

Offering a unique, terrifying and interesting take on dining, we'd love to visit every one of these restaurants. So, if you're planning a trip to Tokyo, be sure to pick up a copy of this book.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Mark Batty now!

Craft Finds »

Here's a cheap an effective way to stencil shirts with bleach.

Check out the how-to from Stencil Revolution.

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This cake is covered in Kit Kat's and M&M's, the ideal birthday treat for any sweet tooth.

Check out the recipe from Paige's Pantry.

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We love trying big knitting projects here at CO+K but Lauren Porter takes the prize, with this massive knitted Ferrari.

Check out Lauren's website for more.

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