The Frisky Fairy Reviews: The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft

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I have had The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft for so incredibly long, and I have been trying to find a way to review it best. So when I finally got my hands on some leather, I was so excited, because I could finally try to DIY some BDSM gear!

There is actually only one thing I don’t like about this book, and that is the fact that I wish there was more to craft. Seriously. I’m not even joking. I absolutely love this book so incredibly much.

First off, there is an introduction in the beginning of the book that teaches you how to take each measurement for the purposes of the book. Those measurements are used throughout the book. After that, there is an introduction into every single tool that you’d need to use to create the pieces in the rest of the book. The care and detail used in describing the use of the tools and how to select the right one is intricate and well written.

There are 6 different sections with crafts in them: Clothing, Leather, Restraints, Sensory Deprivation, Pleasure, and Pain. Each of the sections includes a brief educational bit in the front, from how to properly work with fabrics and leather, to ideas on how to provide sensory deprivation. The information is incredible, and incredibly well researched. There are a lot of pieces of information that discuss how fetish wear has been used over the decades, and how best to implement it in your current life!

Once I finished salivating over the 62 different crafts I could make, I decided to show you all one of the crafts from start to finish! I decided to make an eye mask. I had some really thick leather, an exacto knife and some time on my hands.

The two pages of instructions for the eye mask!

The two pages of instructions for the eye mask!

I started with measuring from temple to temple, from the inside of my eye to the inside of my other eye, and then from the outside of my eye to the outside of my other eye. Once I had those numbers, I plotted them on the back of the leather.

Temple to temple measurements

Temple to temple measurements

Eye measurements!

Eye measurements!

I was going to make a simple mask, but my brain had other ideas.

My simple mask (ha!)

My simple mask (ha!)

After I had plotted it all, it was time to cut! The leather was incredibly thick, so I’d recommend either a thinner, softer leather or a sharper knife. As I was making sure of the shape of the eye holes, I accidentally got Sharpie on the face of the mask, so I decided to use my hot pen to make a pretty design!

Pretty designs from an accidental Sharpie error!

Pretty designs from an accidental Sharpie error!

Finally, Once I had used the hot pen to craft the designs I wanted, I found some ribbon and started shaping the mask with some water. I’m going to have to do some more leather shaping, but overall, it looks pretty darn good!

Look at the pretty!

Look at the pretty!

I cannot wait to try some of the other designs in this book. I love that the information is well written enough that a beginner could craft these projects, and that someone who is more intermediate at crafting (like me!) can also follow and adapt!

I absolutely adore this book and I think you will too! The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft gets the Frisky Fairy seal of approval. Get frisky and get yours here!

 

Until Next Time!
-The Frisky Fairy

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