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* A gorgeous selection of flowers, leaves and plants to crochet * Use these lace flowers to embellish clothing and homewares, create decorative arrangements or wall hangings, or make lovely and original cards * Suitable for those new to thread crochet as well as long time enthusiasts
Caitlin Sainio has been crocheting for most of her life, and especially loves the delicate geometries of thread crochet. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she's turned her engineering talents to freelance crochet design, concentrating particularly on flowers, snowflakes, and the other beautiful patterns found in nature.
March 13 With Spring just around the corner, this collection of flowers is the perfect way to indulge your passion for lace crochet. Trained as a mechanical enginr, Caitlin Sainio turned her technical skills to the art of thread crochet. Made in the colours of real flowers for an authentic look, the book displays close-up photographs of all 100 flowers in colour-themed groups with page references, enabling you to choose complementary varieties from spring yellows to pretty purples. The pattern section arranges the designs by difficulty, progressing from basic to intermediate and advanced designs, so there's something for crocheters of every skill level. Each pattern includes a clear photograph, chart, thread colours and lengths, and a guide to the dimensions of the completed piece. A small selection of projects provides ideas for how to use your lace flowers, including embellishing baby bootees, cushions or tea cosies. The 'basics' section provides advice on all the tools, materials and crochet techniques you'll need, including a refresher course on stitches, and a guide to making stems and leaves to accompany your flowers. This book is a lovely introduction to the pretty art of lace crochet, while also providing plenty of inspiration for the more experienced crocheter. * Inside Crochet * Mar 13 This collection furthers the series of crochet motifs that Search Press do so well. This time, it is lace crochet flowers and leaves and they are a delight. There are several pages at the beginning of the complete works, in colour co-ordinated sections, giving visual comparisons of size and appearance of a lot of the flowers together. The instructions are simple, with diagrammatic patterns for those who prefer, as well as clear photos of the finished product. The number of different styles included is great news for anyone wanting to create a varied flower garden - you have dimensional, layered, frilly and sturdy variations all given here, so whatever kind of flower you would like to crochet, you will most likely find it in here. * Workshop On The Web * Christmas 2013 If you already know how to crochet with yarn, but are looking for something new to try, then thread crochet is for you. Caitlin shows you how to make the most delicate and intricate crocheted flowers and leaves from thread, so you can create whole bouquets or add them as individual accents to projects like cardigans, jumpers and bags, or even greetings cards. All the flowers in this book are small and quick to make and the well-written instructions mean that everyone can give them a go. * Knit Today * Jan 13 Crochet flowers are so dainty, quick to do and very effective. Caitlin has captured the essence of each flower. She gives the basics and a crochet refresher course for those who need it. There are leaf and floral patterns. The flowers include primroses, daisies, iris, petunias and violets. I like the way the flowers are colour co-ordinated. On the red page, you'll find Poinsettias, Tulips, Bergamot and more. The patterns are given at the back of the back and are easy to follow. There are also some great projects included such as place settings, corsage, decorations, tea cosy, cushion and my favourite the baby bootees but I want to make them for me. * Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts *