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Some things are best expressed in words, some in art. This book covers both - wet felting and journal writing, reflecting on beauty.
Some things are best expressed in words, some in art. This book covers both - wet felting and journal writing, reflecting on beauty.
15 backers pledged CA$ 900 to help bring this project to life.

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Inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi – broken pottery mended with gold – More Beautiful Than Before is a book that encourages readers to think differently about the marks life leaves on all of us, finding beauty in the places where we have been put back together, rather than seeing only ugly scars.

The book is intended to be used as the basis for a day-long group workshop as well as for self-guided mediation, alternating felting work with writing exercises. It can be tackled all in one day, or spread out and done a little at a time, as it suits you.

The Kickstarter project funds will cover the first print run for the book, the writing prompt cards (used to help jump start the mind when faced with a blank page), and a kintsugi-themed writing journal as well as the purchase of packaging and felting materials.

There will be a few ways you can purchase More Beautiful Than Before: as a book alone, in combination with the journal, or as part of a kit that includes everything you need for the felting and writing projects.   

I believe that creativity is essential to a balanced life, and I am looking forward to helping more people express themselves through writing and fibre arts both. Be a part of the adventure!

Risks and challenges

Problems with the printer may arise, causing delays (although I have worked with them in the past and had no more than a one week delay).

Supplier issues may delay delivery of packaging materials for the kits. (Alternate suppliers are available locally.)

The materials already exist in electronic form (backed up in multiple locations), so if alternative arrangements need to be made, delays should be the only downside.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    A downloadable set of printable writing prompt cards will be sent to your inbox ... quick and easy!

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    A download-and-print set of writing prompt cards *and* a copy of the e-book version of More Beautiful Than Before, free to the device of your choice.

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    You will receive a kintsugi-themed writing journal as well as a set of writing prompt cards.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $31

    Digital and analog both!: you will receive the e-book version of More Beautiful Than Before, formatted for the device of your choice, and a set of the printed word prompt cards will come in the mail!

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    Pledge CA$ 55 or more About $43

    You will be one of the very first to receive a copy of More Beautiful Than Before: you'll receive the full kit with the book (autographed!), the writing prompt cards, the journal, and the materials to create the felting projects.

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $116

    Wow! You will receive the full More Beautiful Than Before kit, as well as a felted vessel created just for you, in the colours of your choice.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $233

    Ah, look, a Project Hero!
    You will receive the full More Beautiful Than Before kit, as well as a felted vessel created just for you in the colours of your choice ... and you will be listed in the book acknowledgements. Look at that, your name, in print!

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