i liked the idea and the style of many of the projects but I just did not like the look of the crochet in many of the projects. I enjoyed the bookthan the crochet patterns I loved that it is filled with excerpts of Austen s works, but I was uninspired by the designs I ve chosen to return the book to the library without making a single crocheted item. The Timeless Appeal Of Jane Austen Is Evidenced Not Only By Perpetual Interest In Her Classic Novels But Also By Countless Book Clubs, Movies, Plays, Books, And Sundry Products Which Celebrate Her Work Austentatious Crochet Presents Austen Fans With A Unique Opportunity To Step Into The Scarf, Skirt, Or Chemise Of Elizabeth Bennett, Emma Woodhouse, And A Host Of Other Favorite Austen CharactersThe Book Features Thirty Two Original Crochet Projects Inspired By Austen Novels But Fabulously Brought Up To Date And Wearable Today The Designs Focus On Women S Wear, Such As Dresses, Sweaters, Cardigans, And Capelets, But Also Encompass Accessories Such As Handbags, Scarfs, And Pillowcases And Clothing For ChildrenIntroductions To Each Project Include Favorite Bits Of Dialogue From The Original Novels Fully Illustrated With Evocative Photos, Regency Style Illustrations, And Step By Step Schematics, Austentatious Crochet Is Certain To Please The Devoted Austen Lover As Well As Craft Enthusiasts Very quirky It s a lovely idea to regale the crocheting reader with stories of Miss Austen and her cacophonous characters We know our Jane to have been a deft needlewoman if you don t believe me, go and see the quilt she made with her mother and Cassandra at the Jane Austen s House Museum and it s wonderful to imagine her at her stitching surrounded by her creations engaged in the same work The designs, too, are a perfect mix of Georgian and modern, and therefore eminently wearable. Cute crochet patterns, though I found some of them to be a bit confusing Not for beginners Sadly I was not overly inspired by this book. Well written, with beautiful photography by Chris Hynes, this book provides fans of Jane Austen a chance to crochet beautiful Austen like garments.Crochet patterns are well written and easy to follow Garments include pantaloons and vests, skirts, scarves, shawls, sweaters, hats and even young girls clothing Sizes include several plus size garments for larger women.As a woman who adores this time era of clothing, I am in heaven trying to decide which garment I will make first I can t wait to get started I give this bookFive Stars and a big Thumbs Up I also give this myHighly Recommended Award I got this book largely because its preloved price was tiny, and a quick flick through revealed nothing too ghastly While I can only entertain making three of the designs without modification, others look like solid springboard designs Currently making the military jacket as asubstantial hoodie Stunning, unique, delicate, romantic and period inspired crochet clothing patterns.I haven t yet used these patterns though on my to crochet list is the delicate circular vest the wheat sheaf stitch shawl On my wish list to crochet are the dreaming of.pajama set What an adorable project From the patterns I d say this is for intermediate, confident crocheters who are familiar with clothing, various yarn types cotton wool bamboo thread vs yarn, etc.The patterns don t seem difficult but I wouldn t advise the first time you use bamboo thread to be with a project in here.The crochet thread and yarn these patterns call for will be an investment I practice on acrylic yarn.I also save the extra yarn at the end of projects for swatches and experimentation. This is officially the only high concept crochet book I have ever read And what a concept Regency styled crochet designs, all based off of Jane Austen s books It s a beautiful work, with lovely pictures and fun quotes from Jane Austen s novels and letters I have the same complaint as another reviewer I read there are a fair number of the patterns where you can t actually see the whole thing in the picture Is the collar actually terrible is that why it s covered Yes, the but side of the skirt looks great, but I would never take the time to crochet something if you won t even include a picture of what the front looks like My other complaint is that the table of contents only includes the general section headingsthere is no list of all the patterns in the book Yes, you could find them in the index, but there s a whole ton of other things there too I admit, I m a light Jane Austen fan, as in I adore Pride and Prejudice, have seen the movie for Sense and Sensibility, and made it through one other Austen book The imaginary dialogues between Jane Austen and all her characters, at the start of each chapter, would probably dofor you if you had read all the novels If I checked this book out from the library again, these are the patterns I would be most interested in Carriage Blanket, page 57 one of those cool mesh patterns that you string other yarn through Crocheted Pocketbook, page 72 I love the embroidery on this one, and my mom loved it too While I loved some of the outfits, I can t see myself ever actually making or wearing crocheted Regency styled clothing.
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- 208 pages
- Austentatious Crochet
- Melissa Horozewski
- 07 December 2017 Melissa Horozewski