Synopses & Reviews
Curious about crochet? This comprehensive introduction will guide beginners from first loop to last seam. Start with basic stitches; then move on to creating fashion-forward designs or warm and cozy gifts--both guarantee success on the first try.
From the first loop to the last seam, First Crochet
is the ultimate beginner's guide to one of the most popular needlecrafts. Comprehensive instructions and step-by-step photographs set forth the basics, from holding the crochet hook to weaving intricate patterns. Over 20 gorgeous projects include stylish home accessories like cushions and a throw, and beautiful gifts such as scarves, bags, and items for a baby.
Even aspiring painters who have never before picked up a brush can create beautiful watercolors, thanks to Sarah Hoggettand#39;s fully illustrated step-by-step introduction. From tools and materials, to techniques for mastering color, tone, depth, and perspective, to more than 20 stunning projects featuring still lifes, landscapes, and figures, it takes painting novices all the way to art aficionado.
Become a confident sewer, even if you've never sewn a stitch before! These simple projectsand#8212;more than 20 for you and your homeand#8212;will quickly turn you into an expert. Complete novices can begin with the lavender bag or pretty bunting. Those ready for a small challenge can try curtains or a tunic dress. Day to day, your confidence will grow.
About the Author
As a Senior Commissioning Editor for Crafts, Cheryl Brown spent more than 15 years acquiring bestselling titles for a leading publisher based in England. She has written several books, including children's craft books on Christmas crafts and dressing up. She is currently series editor of the Simplicity sewing titles. Brown lives near Exeter, Devon.