Hip Crochet: Projects for the Home
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- 1st March 2013
- 144 pages - 245 x 190 xmm
The interest in crochet is surging and making a huge comeback - and will surely be with us for some time. The need and desire to make handmade items is growing all the time as people find new ways to save money and new crafters take up some of the more traditional needlecrafts. Crochet has crept onto the catwalks and into fashion stores but the cool way to crochet now is to make unique crocheted items for the home that are colourful, quirky and funky. Many of the projects use traditional techniques and patterns but with brighter and more colourful yarns such as the zingy motif bedspread or the Union Jack cushion. Others are wonderfully contemporary and guaranteed to brighten up any home, such as the crocheted string of chillies or carnival bunting. From bedspreads and cushions to baskets, bags, egg cosies, doorstops, Christmas decorations and even a crocheted clock, "Hip Crochet" is full of wonderful easy-to-follow projects. All the projects have clear instructions and beautiful photographs and a techniques section at the beginning covers everything you need to know to make gorgeous crochet items for your home.
Natalie Clegg grew up in South Africa but moved to the UK in 1990. After a career in banking she decided to become an interior designer and has been running a successful business since 1996. She took up crochet several years ago and has written and contributed to a number of magazines, including Inside Crochet. This is her first book.