9780980018295

Creative Crochet Lace: A Freeform Look at Classic Crochet

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  • ISBN13:

    9780980018295

  • ISBN10:

    0980018293

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-04
  • Publisher: Woodworks
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Summary

Learn a new, freeform approach to traditional crochet openwork techniques that's easier than you can imagine! You'll discover 5 methods of crocheting lace done with a creative and fluid approach to create wonderful wearables, accessories and anything else you can imagine. No patterns necessary! First you'll discover the origins of crochet lace and then each freeform method, modified from a classic style, is explained in detail. All the basics you need to know including which materials to use, how to pick yarns and fibers and which hooks work best are explained too. There is also an in-depth discussion about "Lace Logic" and how different stitches and yarns work together. The project section goes into detail about the process used for making the pieces along with photos of the works in progress. Templates are included for many of the projects to give you a good understanding of the creative approach. Along with these excellent examples designed to spark your imagination there is a gorgeous gallery of fellow crochet artists' works. You'll also find inspiring photos of flowers and gardens to get your creative juices flowing. This book is clearly written with lots of beautiful photos to help get you started on your Creative Crochet Lace adventure.

Author Biography

Myra Wood is an internationally known fiber & bead artist and designer. She teaches a wide range of classes in beading, embroidery, crochet and knitting, specializing in all things freeform. She's been a guest instructor on eight episodes of Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads for the DIY & HGTV networks along with publishing a number of jewelry and wearables patterns in a wide range of books and magazines. Myra has been crocheting, sewing and crafting since she was young and enjoys any opportunity to inspire others creatively. She is also the moderator for the International Freeform Guild with over 1500 members worldwide and coordinator for their annual national shows. Galleries of her work can be seen at myrawood.com

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