? The Duct Tape Book by Jolie Dobson, Firefly Books, 144 pages, $14.95
RED Green called it the 'handyman's best friend' and there has been a roll included in the supply stash for every space mission.
The sticky, cloth-backed tape has proven itself invaluable all over the planet.
Besides its wonderful repair qualities there has been a growing interest in craft circles and do-it-yourself fashion enthusiasts. So much so that 3M had received such an overwhelming demand that they have increased the available colours from 5 to 17 in the past two years.
Jolie Dobson has embraced duct tape as an art medium and provides instruction for 25 creations. Some are fairly simple like the Spill Master baby's bib while others are more elaborate, including numerous layers and colours, such as the Small Scale Monster hand puppet.
From home repairs to home accessories the uses for this durable tape stretch as wide as you can imagine.