Book Review and Giveaway: The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein

Every Tuesday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet books.  Today’s post features  a giveaway of my review copy of The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein, courtesy of Interweave/F+W Media. This post contains affiliate links. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Tunisian crochet, and I’m thrilled to see it regaining popularity. … Read more

Book Review and Giveaway: Crochet with Color

Every Tuesday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet books.  Today’s post features  a giveaway of my review copy of Crochet with Color by Kazuko Ryokai, courtesy of North Light Books. This post contains affiliate links. I recently received a review copy of Crochet With Color: 25 Contemporary Projects for the Yarn Lover by Kazuko Ryokai from North … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Harmony Guide to 100’s More Crochet Stitches

This week’s pick:The Harmony Guide to 100’s More Crochet Stitches (Harmony guides) Source: Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles online store Publication date: 1992 Status: Out of print.  Available online with prices ranging from “reasonable” to “apply for a line of credit.” Condition: Very good Craft(s): Crochet and Tunisian crochet I previously reviewed this book as part of a compilation … Read more

Book Review and Giveaway: 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m sharing my review of 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet: Beautiful Patterns to Mix and Match for Afghans, Throws, Baby Blankets, and More by bestselling British needlecrafts author Betty Barnden.  St. Martin’s Press generously provided me with two copies of this collection of crochet motifs inspired by flowers, so I can keep my … Read more

Non-yarn haul: Knitty City

Although I’ve been participating in Surmount the Stash all year and have been fairly good about avoiding new yarn purchases, the siren song of my favorite local yarn shop, Knitty City, began calling to me last night. The start of my yarn craving was receiving an email update about another local yarn shop that is closing … Read more

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