Forty-nine Irish crochet patterns offer needlecrafters an inexpensive introduction — or perhaps a renewed acquaintance with — a beautiful form of ornamentation. Taken from a variety of thread company leaflets of the 1930s and 40s, these lovely designs include a table doily, bedspread, lace edgings, Renaissance collar, and more.
Release on 2014-03-19 | by Sylvia Cosh,James Walters
Author: Sylvia Cosh,James Walters
Pubpsher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Take your craft to another level with this imaginative approach to crochet. More than just a manual on techniques or a pattern book, this guide shows how to transcend the use of traditional hooks, stitches, and yarns to produce truly innovative creations. A pioneering work in freeform crochet, the book is suitable for all ages and levels of expertise. It provides beginners with the chance to master basic stitches, and it offers advanced crocheters the opportunity to discover new ideas, colors, and designs. More than 80 color photographs and 49 line drawings with captions illustrate everything from stitches to garment construction to finished products. A concluding section of practical information explains abbreviations and terms, and every chapter encourages the development of personal creativity and individual style.
Full-color photos illustrate simple directions for quick projects. Includes accessories for the kitchen, bedroom, bath, and nursery, plus Christmas ornaments and gifts such as purses and totes, quilts, and other items.
Over 110 patterns for projects from edging and trimming to handbags, baskets, pillowcases, aprons, and more. Includes complete directions, guide to materials, and 121 illustrations. "...lovely patterns which will surely interest the reader who is already a competent tatter." —Kliatt Paperback Book Guide.