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About this project

This project is a collaboration between Writer & Crafts Expert Momtaz Begum-Hossain and Graphic Designer & Art Director Kara-Jessica Mallett.

Cloud mobile by Laura Howard and baby tag blanket by Pippa Barnes
Cloud mobile by Laura Howard and baby tag blanket by Pippa Barnes

BACKGROUND

After one year of dedication to the world of sparkly things, author Momtaz published a book called 101+ Things to Do With Glitter. Less than three months after it hit the shelves, the book's publishers went into administration. By that time Momtaz had already finished writing the sequel: 101+ Things To Do With Ribbon. She waited two years for the legal stuff to get tied up only to find out that the new publisher who bought the rights to her ribbon book decided they were no longer going to publish it. 

With the book all written and over 100 projects made (50 of the UK's leading craft designer/makers feature in it) it was too sad to let all the hard work go to waste. 

COLLABORATION

So, Momtaz decided to publish the book herself, as a digital version which is how she met Kara-Jessica - the missing link! Kara-Jessica has been instrumental in figuring out how to turn what was meant to be a print book into a digital one and her fresh, contemporary approach to design and enthusiasm has led to the two girls collaborating to get the book finally completed. 

COSTS

Creating a digital book isn't as cheap or easy as it sounds. We need to pay for a professional photographer, studio, fund the designing and image re-touching and pay for the book to be available for sale in the Apple store through to the creation of an app format, ensure it is available in accessible formats such as a downloadable pdf and on different tablets. There are also various admin costs associated with the project like postage for sending the projects back to their owners after the photoshoots and paying for cabs to transport the projects.

OUR BOOK

Our overall aim is to create a digital craft book that is fun, inspiring, easy to follow and that makes crafts accessible to all. Ribbon is one of those things that everyone has a bit of at home, whether it's left over from a wrapped present, has come off some packaging or indeed was bought just because it was pretty. It's versatile, easy to get hold of and available in so many colours, varieties, patterns and textures.

We want to show that with just one basic craft material - ribbon -  there are 100s of possibilities!

Project cover image: Knitted Fish by Lauren O'Farell a.k.a. Deadly Knitshade
Project cover image: Knitted Fish by Lauren O'Farell a.k.a. Deadly Knitshade
Collection of projects that feature in the book
Collection of projects that feature in the book
Fascinator by Hatastic!
Fascinator by Hatastic!
Ribbon blooms greeting card by Danielle Fielding
Ribbon blooms greeting card by Danielle Fielding
Woven hessian cushion by Agnis Smallwood
Woven hessian cushion by Agnis Smallwood
Personalised gift tags by Fatema Hossain
Personalised gift tags by Fatema Hossain

Risks and challenges

Momtaz and Kara-Jessica have never worked together before but have come together through a shared passion to create a collaborative piece of work that at it's core is a collaboration of many different designers and makers.
Both of them are learning about the process of creating digital books as the project develops, while managing day jobs so it's inevitable there may be some delays or obstacles (like what do we do next?), arising but we aim to flag these up, talk them through and sort them out as best we can!

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