Val Pierce developed her skills over the years and her designs now feature in a selection of national magazines in the UK as well as numerous books. Her inspiration comes from the environment around her, using different colors and textures within her knitted and crocheted patterns.
"Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "100 Essential Crochet Stitches" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Needlecraft instructional reference collections"--Mid-West Book Review
"In this comprehensive stitch dictionary, Val offers you all the skills to get started in crochet - and 100 different stitch patterns to try out, all coded by difficulty level... a brilliant reference tool for accomplished crocheters as well."--Knitting Magazine