Tuesday, September 23, 2014

0 Review: Crochet Workshop by James Walters

Title: Crochet Workshop
Author: James Walters
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: March 19th 2014
Ebook, ARC
ISBN13: 9780486496207
Genre: Crafts
Source: NetGalley






Goodreads Summary:
An outstanding resource for crocheters of all levels, this guide covers all aspects of stitches and technique. In addition to offering the perfect introduction to the craft, this versatile volume will also appeal to more experienced practitioners seeking to develop new design ideas. Crocheters are encouraged to explore their creativity and develop their own styles with detailed advice on planning, sketching, and adapting designs.
Starting with basic technique, Crochet Workshop explains a variety of stitches as well as how to follow pattern instructions and handle materials and equipment. Scores of drawings, diagrams, and photographs illustrate suggestions for working with motifs, patchwork, crochet lace, jacquard and color work, surface and woven crochet, and free-working and finger crochet. The book includes tips for incorporating decorations and accessories, selecting yarns, making up and finishing, and after care. Helpful appendixes feature information on equipment and terms as well as conversion tables.


My Thoughts:
I'm a knitter, but I would also love to learn how to crochet. I can't tell you how many times I've been on pinterest and have seen something so cute but it's a crochet pattern and not knitting. So I'm on the verge of becoming a woman who can crochet with confidence.

James Walter has written many books about crochet. His latest book Crochet Workshop, is geared for people like me: people who need step-by-step instructions and visual aids. Walter gives both. He shows you how to hold the needle, basic technique, how to read pattern instructions and more. He even goes into more advanced work also. The only thing I didn't really care for was the pictures showing crochet fashion. They looked like they were taken in 1970. 

I think if you're a newbie like me, you'll enjoy this book. It's easy to follow and it won't make your head spin!

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