Crochet Workshop is the perfect book for the beginner. Under Erika Knight's guidance even those who have never picked up a crochet hook before will soon be making gorgeous projects and all the while learning new techniques and adding to their skills. Each of the 20 projects in the book will teach you a new stitch, technique or trick, and will build on and consolidate crochet techniques already learnt in the preceding projects, until you have mastered a wide repertoire of skills and completed an enviable collection of gorgeous crocheted items. With Erika's stunning designs, crochet is no longer the kitsch retro craft that saw the endless crocheted bikinis and shawls of the seventies. Crochet Workshop showcases the incredible variety of finishes that different crochet techniques can produce. Erika begins with simple scarves and hats that are chic accessories as well as being the perfect items to practise basic stitches. She then takes you through the dense textures of double and treble crochet - which make excellent bags, purses and even a laptop case - and then moves on to the more intricate, delicate lace stitches - perfect for heirloom shawls and antique-style cushions. Freeform or random crochet takes the craft to a more demanding level and projects like the edge-to-edge cardigan will provide a new challenge for all creative crocheters. With exquisite photography by Yuki Sugiura that perfectly shows each of the beautiful designs, and supported with clear charts and artworks, Erika Knight has created the ultimate book for new enthusiasts of this remarkable craft.
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'This super-stylish book is perfect for beginners and experts alike' for Crochet Workshop --Mollie Makes, June 2012
'Learn how to crochet with 20 inspiring projects' for Crochet Workshop --Bookseller Buyer's Guide, February 2012
'Crochet Workshop is the perfect book for the beginner. Under Erika Knight's guidance even those who have never picked up a crochet hook before will soon be making gorgeous projects' for Crochet Workshop --The Guardian Bookshop, June 2012
Erika Knight is a much respected knitwear and crochet designer, as well as a soughtafter fashion and crafts consultant. She has created knitwear ranges for many top brands including M&S, Whistles and Nicole Farhi in the UK, J. Crew and Gap in the US and Country Road in Australia. Through her work as a fashion forecaster, she has an uncanny knack of identifying coming trends. This year Erika Knight is launching her own capsule collection of high-quality hand knit yarns, which are all sheared, scoured and spun in England. As you would expect from this talented designer, the texture and colour are truly special. Crochet Workshop is Erika's fourteenth book to be published by Quadrille. Author Location: Brighton
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