Do you like to crochet flowers and other small things? Suzann Thompson clearly does! In this lovely follow-up to her charming book, Crochet Bouquet, Thompson provides many more motifs. I especially like the leaves she has created for this book. There are flowers and leaves based on ‘real’ plants and some that are more imaginative than real. Every design is worked in widely available yarns and run from truly simple to only slightly more complex, both flat and 3D. You’ll want to add these little lovelies to all kinds of projects as appliques on garments, hand towels, and placemat and as brooches just as they are.
Thompson will show you how to turn a cascade of flowers into a pretty scarf, how to use up small amounts of your novelty or exotic yarns, and how to layer designs to add texture and interest – taking simple elements to create a lavish piece. You’ll especially enjoy her Byzantine Beauty, her 3D Iris and Orchid, and sweet dogwood petals, her multi-sized mums, and the wide variety of leaves of all shapes.
Lark Books, May, 2012
132 pages, Soft Cover