This Isn T Just Another Crochet Project Book It S An Exploration Of The Craft S Creative Possibilities Designer Dora Ohrenstein Closely Examines Crochet S Three Basic Variables Hook, Yarn, And Stitch And How Their Infinite Combinations Create Distinctive Fabrics Dozens Of Swatches Show Which Techniques Will Result In A Structured, Hardwearing Fabric Or A Lacy One That Drapes How A Yarn Can Either Hide Or Show Off Stitch Patterns And Which Crochet Patterns Can Mimic Plaid Or Colorful African Designs Fifteen Projects Move Readers From Theory Into Practice Ariadne scarfAida table matLucia scarfMelisande shawlVariety of swatches I was initially drawn in by, of all things, the title I m really happy I listened to the siren call and discovered a beautiful new publication I don t often hear many who describe what their needles or hooks create as fabric, but I m very happy that after several years of serious play with yarns Ohrenstein gained new perspectives on the interplay of yarn, hook, and stitch patterns in crochet fabric She terms this the fabricology of crochet.Why does this book succeed The same stitch pattern is shown with different yarns and the differences are described Most samples have the pattern available in a stitch dictionary at the back, as both charted crochet and with traditional written instructions The photos are in focus and photographed simply showing the detail you need to understand the important concepts that Ohrenstein covers I do wish attention and examples were given to drape, as I feel that is an area many crocheters need to understand to go to new places in the fabricology of crochet. Very very very helpful book A bit of an odd one I m glad the book exists, but ultimately, I couldn t find a reason to buy it Was excited to get this as the topic is something I ve struggled with Really appreciated the time spent on the different swatches was great to see patterns worked in different types of yarn to think through how it would work in a garment or accessory That was the most valuable aspect of the book for me I didn t agree with a lot of her conclusions of what looked good, but that s a matter of taste Found it interesting that the push seemed to be creating a look that I don t like in current crochet designs chunky versions of finer work of the past but, easier and quicker to reproduce At the end, though it was wonderful to have the variety of swatches and to inspect them, I couldn t find a use for the book Every new yarn and stitch I will have to swatch, and the ending decision will be up to my taste I honestly don t know what I expected out of a book like this What secret ingredient was I looking for that drew me to this book Maybe the answer is just experience I m still glad it exists as I think achieving the correct fabric can be quite complicated, and flipping through the book can be a guide.
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- 144 pages
- Creating Crochet Fabric
- Dora Ohrenstein
- 10 April 2019 Dora Ohrenstein