Author(s): Kitiya Palaskas
Alongside the craft revolution, pinatas have experienced a huge revival in recent years. Enter Pinata Party- the ultimate DIY craft book for those wanting to create their own version of this party accessory. The book starts with a crash course in pinata construction, and is followed by 30 pinata designs from a pizza slice and tropical cocktail pinata, to disco ball earrings and flower power cake toppers. Not every design is actually a pinata - some take the basic concepts of fringing and paper craft and turn them into something completely new. Each design features the author's colourful and bold signature style, and covers a range of techniques to cater to all skill levels. Pinata Party is a fresh take on a practical craft book that will appeal to all sorts of makers.
Kitiya Palaskas is a Melbourne based designer specialising in the creation of props, installations, sets and imagery using craft-based techniques. She has worked for the likes of frankie and Inside Out magazines, Better Homes and Gardens, Lego, West Elm, Sportsgirl, kikki.K, Mimco and pop singer Lilly Allen. Alongside her commercial work, Kitiya writes DIY articles for a variety of publications, teaches craft workshops and small business short courses for creatives, and produces a playful product range of jewellery and clothing accessories that explores her love of colour, pattern and bold silhouettes. Instagram followers: 18,100 (@kitiyapalaskas). Pinterest followers: 23,800 (pinterest.com/kitiya).