Includes basic stitches and techniques, plus stitch and colour combinations to produce unique textures
3 projects to practise the basics, plus 10 more beautiful and stylish projects to make
Step-by-step photography and beautiful styled shots to show off the gorgeous items
To the untrained, eye, Tunisian crochet looks like knitting, but it’s actually an amalgamation of three needlework arts: crocheting, knitting, and weaving. U.K.-based fashion and crafts designer [Emma] Guess uses her good sense of aesthetics and color to create 10 patterns, from scarves to blankets, that anyone would be delighted to copy. The upfront instructions zero in on five stitches (simple stitch, knit stitch, twisted knit stitch, purl stitch, and full stitch), each with good step-by-step details and a unique feature: 16 combination swatches to show the possibilities, including both the finished swatch and directions. Tips and/or notes are embedded in the designs, along with charts of Tunisian symbols and color photographs. If black is a favored color, it’ll be difficult to resist building a yarn stash for projects like an ombre basket, two-way bag, or mitre square blanket. No need for beginner’s luck here.
—Barbara Jacobs Booklist Nov 1 2019
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