This is a delicious book! I’m a huge fan of Margaret Hubert’s. She’s so talented and has authored quite a number of books dedicated to making all of us better crocheters. The title here pretty much captures Hubert’s attitude about crochet – Adventurous. (Keep reading for Giveaway details.)
We don’t often think of crochet in terms of lace. Lace can be made with a variety of techniques with crochet being but one of those. In this book, Hubert shows us how to use our hooks and thread (or yarn) to create her specialty, freeform, as well as traditional lace, Irish, and Bruges. Freeform speaks to my soul in a special way. It’s what I do when I’m unmotivated and have lots of partial skeins to play with, practice new stitches, and refresh old skills. Irish lace is beautiful, a perennial favorite. Bruges is one of my favorites to look at and play with. I have yet to complete a project with it.
In this book, Hubert presents each technique with clear, concise instructions, exacting photography, and LARGE diagrams. Large! My aging eyes love that I don’t have to squint to see if my next stitch is a single crochet or a slip stitch! Then, there are wonderful patterns to practice each technique. If you get this book for only one thing – make it the Bruges Lace. The Bruges Lace projects were designed by Tayana Mirer. I’m going to check her out farther! You’ll fall in love with her simply designed snowflake, Christmas tree, and the stunning Bruges Lace Shell, a design that will flatter any figure.
There is a lot of information stuffed into these 144 pages. I can’t wait to try a bunch of these designs. They are so yummy looking and so well presented that every crocheter using this book has a great opportunity to improve skills and attain success. Get your hands on this one. It’s a keeper! (Keep reading to see how to win yourself a copy!)
Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters by Margaret Hubert
Creative Publishing International, 2013
Hard back with spiral (lie flat) binding
List Price is $24.99 USD
################################## GIVEAWAY DETAILS – WHAT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!
Wanna win your very own copy of this great new book? It’ll be easy. Here are the rules:
In the Comment Section following this article, post your NAME, your ZIP CODE, and what you’d like to make with lace crochet. We’d love to see a picture of your WIM (work in mind) if there’s one on the internet – so if there is, go ahead and post a link below too.).
One entry per person – one winner per 3 months so if you’ve won anything here recently, you won’t be able to win this one.
A Winner will be selected at random from all the qualified entries (those that follow the rules just listed).
The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours to my personal email (crochet at craftgossip dot com)with snail mail specifics.
Now, doesn’t that sound easy?? Contest is open from today through midnight (CST) February 28, 2013.