144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Move beyond granny squares and get ready for crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Edie Eckman opens up the door to crocheting creativity with more than 140 motifs of every shape and size. Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.
Create a festive holiday with handmade Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. With 20 projects geared toward a variety of skill levels, including a useful tutorial on techniques for beginners, crocheters of all types can join in on the fun. Edie Eckman’s passion for crafting is evident in these inspired designs that cover not only traditional stockings and tree skirts, but delightful twists on other Christmas traditions, like a sock-and-mitten advent calendar. Crochet a holiday full of joy for the whole family.
Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques
Author: Robyn Chachula
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The crochet expert and bestselling author of Baby Blueprint Crochet presents 29 innovative patterns for gorgeous and colorful blankets. From bestselling author Robyn Chachula comes an in-depth look into crocheting traditional afghans using contemporary techniques, colors, and patterns. Expert designers, including Kristin Omdahl, Kathy Merrick, Kimberly McAlindin, and many more, contribute an abundance of fresh patterns and projects. Both new and advanced crocheters will enjoy: a detailed technique workshop in every chapter, including cables, motifs, color, lace, and Tunisian crochet; helpful designer tips for working through each afghan project; and easy-to-follow charts and diagrams. Along with beautiful afghan projects for all skill levels, you’ll find many of your favorite designers’ biographies for an inside look into their inspirations. Includes photos Praise for Robyn Chachula’s Baby Blueprint Crochet: “As with her other books, Chachula pays special attention to detail in her patterns and finishing. There’s plenty of help in this book to get you through each project. Beginners and more experienced crocheters will benefit equally from the details Chachula includes.” —CraftGossip.com
Transform your home from shabby to chic, with the help of Kirstie Allsopp. Looking to the past for inspiration and embracing vintage style to create something unique and beautiful, Kirstie continues her love affair with everything handmade. Re-using, restoring and upcycling, Kirstie shows how to transform vintage fabrics, furniture and other everyday things into modern day treasures using a range of crafting skills and techniques. From distressing a mirror and decoupage to making a memory quilt with vintage fabric, the book is packed with practical techniques that can be adapted to suit your own objects and furniture. Accompanying a new Channel 4 series, Kirstie's Vintage Home contains everything you need to create your own vintage look at home.
*All You Need to Know to Knit *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Knitters *Packed with H
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This volume is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting. This book is a reference for all knitting techniques, beginning with the basics of how to knit. A large section of the book is devoted to showing different stitch patterns, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Special knitting topics will be explored in depth: cables, intarsia, entrelac, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting. A section will discuss yarns: fibers, how they are spun, gauge, and how to choose.
Weaving for the Soul is a book designed for weavers all levels and an ideal choice for teachers of weaving. It will open the door to a whole new world full of ideas and creativity. The simplicity with which Viviana Valiente has written and illustrated this book makes it the perfect choice for anyone. It is an essential tool for those who want to begin a self-taught journey into the ancient art form of creating textiles. Featuring numerous patterns and projects, the author’s simple step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and abundance of photographs guide the reader every step of the way. The book presents practical advice about which patterns are best for beginners, ways to avoid common mistakes, helpful tips, and insight on the use of color and texture. In addition, you have the option to follow the easy to understand instructions on how to build simple, homemade frames and utilize square, rectangular, and triangular shaped looms. You will find suggestions on finishing techniques and ideas on how to utilize other textile techniques, such as needlework, knitting, and crochet. As you weave your way through this book, you will learn how to make beautiful textiles beginning with the simplest patterns then progressing to the more challenging ones. You will find yourself revisiting this book’s patterns and valuable advice time and time again. With minimal investment and a handful of necessary tools and materials, it is an affordable option for everyone.