The New Tunisian Crochet

The New Tunisian Crochet Tunisian Crochet Is Hot Open The Door And Discover Many Designers AndTunisian Stitch PatternsTunisian Crochet, A Technique Dating Back To The Nineteenth Century, Has Recently Been Making Its Way Back Into The Hands Of Crocheters Here, Author Dora Ohrenstein Presents ThanTunisian Stitch Patterns AndProjects, Updating Historic Concepts And Introducing Innovative Techniques Using Contemporary Styles And Yarns The Door Has Officially Been Opened For Those Interested In Rediscovering This Treasured CraftIn The New Tunisian Crochet, You Ll Begin With Tunisian Stitch Patterns To Create A Variety Of Beautiful Fabrics You Ll Love Next, Follow The Inspiration Of Some Of Crochet S Masters With Projects That Showcase These Stitches In A Variety Of Garments, Accessories, And Home Decor Projects Get Ready To Explore A Craft That S Received A Fresh Jolt Of Inspiration And Insight In The New Tunisian Crochet

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • The New Tunisian Crochet
  • Dora Ohrenstein
  • English
  • 01 May 2017
  • 9781596685536

10 thoughts on “The New Tunisian Crochet

  1. says:

    It s no secret that I m a fan of Tunisian crochet, and I m thrilled to see it regaining popularity Dora Ohrenstein s latest book, The New Tunisian Crochet Contemporary Designs from Time Honored Traditions, is one of several recent crochet publications that explore the versatility of Tunisian crochet The New Tunisian Crochet opens just as anyone familiar with Dora s writings at Crochet Insider and elsewhere would expect with a history lesson The first chapter, What is Tunisian Crochet , reviews the appearance Tunisian crochet stitches in needlecrafts publications in the 1850s and discusses the possible origins of the craft This section will delight your inner history nerd and will also appeal to your intelligence Dora s writing style assumes her readers have brains and she doesn t feel the need to talk down She sites her references and even includes a reading list Dora also mentions some of the contemporary Tunisian crochet designers, such as Carolyn Christmas and Angela ARNie Grabowski, who have helped to re popularize and reinvigorate the craft.In the next chapter, Tunisian Crochet Techniques, Dora writes in a conversational tone and provides tips and explanations that are useful even to an experienced Tunisian crocheter The book includes illustrations along with descriptions of the basic Tunisian crochet stitches In general, I don t find Interweave s illustrations helpful and it is hard for me to tell where the yarn and hook are placed I wish that these illustrations made use of multiple colors as most of the Japanese stitch guides do so that it would be easier for me to identify the difference between the previous rows and the current stitch In many ways, the illustrations are in keeping with the general tone of this book, which assumes a level of knowledge of the basics of crochet and Tunisian crochet More experienced crocheters will find this lack of review refreshing, but Tunisian newbies may need to consult other resources for support.Chapter 3, Tools for Tunisian Crochet, reviews the various available hooks and tools for blocking Dora includes a list of web resources.The next chapter, Special Techniques and Effects, is where things start to get very interesting Dora covers a myriad of Tunisian techniques here, including basic double ended crochet, short rows for circles, stranded colorwork, and entrelac Each technique includes a small project or pattern and you will want to pull your hooks out right away and get swatching.For all you stitch guide junkies, Chapter 5, Stitch Dictionary, is for you This section includes 33 Tunisian stitch patterns organized into five sections Basic, Intermediate, Lace, Textured, and Tunisian and Standard Crochet Each pattern includes US abbreviations and international stitch symbols.The final chapter, Projects, includes 12 project patterns The project breakdown isWomen s Accessories 6 a shawl, a hat, mittens, a scarf, a bag, and slippers Garments 4 a cardigan, a pullover, and a skirt for women, and a vest for men Home Decor 2 a sampler throw and a rug This section features patterns by many talented designers, including Dora herself My favorites from this section are actually the first four patterns the Marisol Cardigan by Andrea Graciarena, the Mago Vest by Charles Voth, the Rivuline Shawl by Vashti Braha, and the Shantay Skirt by Doris Chan I also like the Sierra Bag by Margaret Hubert, which changes up the typical entrelac pattern by including different sizes I can also imagine myself trying out some of the stitch patterns from the Ariadne Sampler Throw by Lisa Daehlin Ravelry members can see all of the book s designs on its source page The book closes with a reference section in the back, which includes a key to the stitch symbols used throughout the book and a glossary of US pattern abbreviations It also includes illustrated and written instructions for all of the basic crochet and Tunisian crochet stitches Finally, a bio of each contributor is included.Overall, this is a great book for a crocheter interested in going beyond the basics of Tunisian crochet In addition to the wonderful tips and tricks, stitch guide, and history lesson, the book includes many great projects several of which highlight or teach a specific Tunisian crochet skill The stitch guide and the patterns use both US pattern abbreviations and international stitch symbols The downside to this book is that the illustrations assume prior knowledge and are really just there to trigger your memory of particular stitches Also, it is a softcover and it doesn t stay open when flat If you are a true Tunisian crochet newbie, you may need to supplement this book with something else I would recommend Kim Guzman s Ultimate Beginner s Guide to Tunisian Crochet I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars for any crocheter interested in learning about Tunisian crochet.Full disclosure A free review copy of The New Tunisian Crochet was provided by F W Media parent company of Interweave Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

  2. says:

    Good book Nice patterns.

  3. says:

    I tried my hand at Tunisian crochet a.k.a Afghan crochet many years ago I find this technique to be very interesting, since some of the same crochet rules apply, yet new rules are used as well It s still crochet, but the hook used is different and the stitches almost resemble a knitted look It s almost as if knit and crochet are blended together to create a unique look and feel The books starts off with an informative history of Tunisian Crochet, which I thought was a really nice touch Designer Dora Ohrenstein also includes a reading list for further research on the craft.Instructions on the basics stitches, how to increase, adding stitches and changing colors are all included here Dora also discusses hooks used and gives a list of places where you can purchase Tunisian crochet hooks Special techniques and effects are also discussed in detail A Stitch Dictionary is available with diagrams and clear photographs for reference.There s a nice variety of patterns here as different Tunisian techniques are showcased Over thirty stitch patterns are included along with eleven projects It s nice to see the Tunisian crochet technique being brought back and given a modern look As patterns increase in ingenuity, the true wonders of Tunisian crochet are revealed intricate surface designs unlike anything seen in standard crochet or knitting These swatches, worked in fingering weight merino show the brocade like beauty that Tunisian crochet can produce p.48, The New Tunisian CrochetPatterns included are a purse, scarf, sampler throw, hat and mitts and a cardigan, among others One of the patterns is for a man s vest, which was a nice surprise The pictures are vivid and inspire you to pick up your hook and yarn I found The New Tunisian Crochet Contemporary Designs from Time Honored Traditions by Dora Ohrenstein to be a nice addition to any crocheters pattern book collection This is a great book for those looking to learn the Tunisian crochet technique or for crafters who are looking for some nice Tunisian crochet patterns Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.This review is my honest opinion I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book While I receive free books from publishers and designers, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

  4. says:

    Finally I got around to writing about this wonderful book We have had it in the shop for a while now for review and have looked at it and drooled over it, picked our favourite projects and what yarn to make them in.I have done tunisian crochet before, but I have to honestly say I had no idea that there were so many different stitches It is absolutely amazing to see The stitches are wonderfully explained and shown in great squares, not just in tiny snippets I like when you have a good picture of something you are trying new for the first time This books pictures are really wonderful You can see everything The explanations are well written and easy to understand and on the whole the book just makes you want to grab your hook and get going The projects are wonderful and fashionable I already have found a few I cannot live without just look at the great jacket The red one Tell me that one isn t just the bees knees We had the book in the shop and let people have a look at it and so many have expressed an interest in learning the craft and said they never even heard of it I think it is a testament to a book, if it inspires readers I adore that the book does not just give you patterns but absolutely gives you the basics you need to get started on your own projects, to go out and experiment and have fun with this technique I recommend this book to any crocheter and even knitters that would like to expand their horizons and are looking for something to add to their repertoire go for it and have some fun I am absolutely thrilled to have it at the shop It also has made me look for other titles by this author and I found to my astonishment that she has published a tunisian stitch dictionary MUST ADD

  5. says:

    I have been looking for a book about Tunisian crochet for years that is informational as well as will guide me in learning this craft This book is it It has lots of stitch choices that are easy to follow, as well as projects you would actually wear use I am working on an afghan that starts you with the basic skills and works up to difficult ones as you progress through the squares Tunisian is a bit tricky at first, but I m getting the hang of it A nice change for this avid crocheter

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