Synopses & Reviews
Crochet bouquets of nearly 50 whimsical, wonderful flowers, in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors! Done in upscale yarns like ribbon, chenille, and silk, this contemporary garden will get intermediate-level crocheters grasping their hooks. Some of the flora looks realistic; others are beautifully fanciful, pure products of the imagination. A simple, well-photographed basics section explains how to create them all: specialty techniques include felting, stacking the flowers, stiffening the petals, and linking the flowers together. Grow” daffodils, dahlias, ferns, firewheels, primroses, sunflowers, and violetsor even a fantastic blossom with layers of scalloped petals radiating out in increasing size from a crystal button center. For added inspiration, a series of showcase projects incorporates the blossoms, including hats, backpacks, pillows, and cards.
and#8220;Readers will find loads of crocheted animals, people, seasonal creatures, and more in this delightful craft collection . . . Skill level is noted, as well as materials and tools, and suggested applications for the particular motif are listed. Each pattern is accompanied by clear, colorful photographs with several examples of the motif that can be created. The author suggests some inventive uses of the motifs . . . unusual and fun designs.and#8221; and#8212;School Library Journal
Flowers are a perennial favorite among craftersand#8212;especially when they're quick to create, and made with felt, pretty fabrics, and eye-catching stitched embellishments. These 42 floral projects include a simple stemmed marigold; a cascade of silk poppies; an embroidered bouquet for a lucky bride; roses entwined in a summer headband; a dapper little boutonniand#232;re; and a velvet succulent wreath to adorn a door.
Quirky, eclectic, and just plain fun: with this adorable collection, crocheters can embellish clothing, dand#233;cor, gifts, and more! Suzann Thompson, author of the popular Crochet Bouquet
and Crochet Garden
, has fashioned more than 60 irresistible motifs that fall into six categories: Critters, Food, Seasons, Growing Things, Home, and Toys, Tools, and Transportationand#8212;plus a few Martians thrown in!
About the Author
Megan Hunt is the voice behind the popular lifestyle and creative blog, Princess Lasertron (princesslasertron.com), as well as a wedding designer and creator of custom flower bouquets and dresses sold through her Princess Lasertron shop. The Princess Lasertron brand has reached hundreds of thousands of brides and readers through magazines, television, and online media including: Brides magazine, Cosmopolitan Bride, Country Living, Forbes, and others. Megan speaks at creative and entrepreneurial conferences around the country, and she recently cofounded Hello Holiday, an online fashion startup that offers support and funding to new designers. She lives in Omaha, NE.