350+ Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Crochet

350+ Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets for Crochet

Give a professional finish to your crochet garments and accessories with this indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips. Techniques are organized in the order that you’d need them as you work through a project, from choosing the right yarn to looking after your finished garment. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions guide you through each stage of your work, or you can dip in for help with a particular problem. Discover how to substitute yarns and accurately estimate the amount required, adapt patterns to create tailor-made garments, and lengthen an existing piece with trims and edgings. From basic chain stitches to filet crochet, there’s advice for all kinds of stitches, mixing and matching, and dealing with gauge variations. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration for adding an extra-special touch to your work using beaded embellishments and surface crochet!

350 Jewellery Making Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

350 Jewellery Making Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

This book packs in thecombined wisdom of two writer-educators who are consummate problem solvers whenit comes to jewellery making. Together they show the reader how to fix commonscrew-ups, try out new creative techniques, get more skilled at familiarmethods, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recyclinggold and other precious metal scraps. From beading to setting a stone,understanding annealing to soldering your own silver chain, you can rifflethrough the book, experimenting with new innovations to create your uniquejewellery designs. Packedwith over 200 expert fixes, insider tips, and tricks of the trade, content isarranged by topic to enable any jewellery maker to achieve a striking andprofessional look to their earrings, necklaces, rings, and more. A must havefor anyone who makes their own jewellery, whether at beginner or intermediatelevel.