Descriere: Everything crochet is new again
Doris Chan is not just a crochet designer she is a self-described fiberazza, tinkerer, and crochet advocate. And yet, when it came to exploring a few of the more traditional crochet techniques, such as Broomstick, Hairpin, and Tunisian crochet, she resisted. Why would anyone be interested in these antiquated methods? Who wants to struggle with strange hooks, sticks, and looms anyway?
After Doris took a few choice crochet classes taught by her peers, the answer soon became abundantly clear. Broomstick, Hairpin, and Tunisian lace are incredibly cool. The methods are easy to learn, and the results look spectacular completely unlike anything else.
So now, Doris has officially caught the bug, and she is eager to share her own twist on these techniques. Crochet Lace Innovations is a collection of 20 stylish designs that use these treasured crochet lace methods to create garments that are not only modern and flattering, but custom-fit to a broad range of sizes.
Chapters include designs using not only these three classic methods, but also the exploded lace (working lace patterns in thicker yarn for a completely eye-opening effect) that has become Doris's signature. In all, you will find:
Tutorials at the beginning of chapters help the reader learn the simple methods necessary for making each kind of lace. And a special Garment 101 section provides an essential template for crocheters to follow in order to make infinitely adaptable and wonderfully versatile patterns.
With 20 projects from wraps and scarves to skirts and dresses to collars and belts, Crochet Lace Innovations brings this enduring craft into a new, decidedly contemporary, light."
The first in a series, Mitsuki Hoshi's crafty collection is packed with four-color photographs, patterns, and instructions on how to craft a tumbling litter of adorable canine Amigurumi--the wildly popular crocheted stuffed animals from Japan. The perfect go-to guide for every stripe of crochet artist, from the crafting commuter to the full-time hook-and-needler (and the perfect gift for anyone who could use an extra dose of over-the-top cuteness in their life), Hoshi's Ami Ami Dogs is sure to knit smiles and tail-wagging into the fabric of any home it joins.
An amazing collection of paper toy designs and design techniques from innovative contemporary artists and designers around the world, We Are Paper Toys includes sketches of the toys, and step-by-step instructions on how to create the toys and make them your own. Additionally, We Are Paper Toys is packaged with a DVD featuring the templates for the toys in the book. These templates can be printed on your choice of paper and folded and glued to make the paper toys from the book.
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