Death Among the Doilies is a craft mystery book written by Mollie Cox Bryan, award-winning author of a scrapbooking-themed mystery series. This book kicks off a new series that continues the theme of mystery fiction but turns away from an emphasis on scrapbooking and embraces other crafts including crochet and upcycling.
Mandy O’Sullivan of RedAgape and Craft as Therapy has written a beautiful introduction to the book Crochet to Calm, writing in part that crochet is, “an underutilized form of therapy that can produce real stress reduction and management”. I mulled over this line for a few moments, asking myself if it is truly underutilized … and I came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. And furthermore, that this book is an important one.
Today I’m happy to share with you Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters: 200 Stitch Patterns in Words and Symbols.
I had the opportunity to review Poetic Crochet when it first came out (Oltre a Crochet di About.com) and now I’ve had more opportunity to spend time with the book so I thought I’d share some more about it here.
Nature’s Gifts for Baby is the first crochet book by Sara Leighton of Illuminate Crochet. She has always made adorable crochet patterns and now a terrific set of them is curated in this title by Leisure Arts.
Baby Shoes to Crochet by Lucia Forthmann is an adorable little book featuring fabulous patterns for fun crochet baby shoes of all kinds.
Sensual Crochet promotes the idea that we should spoil ourselves with luxury yarns and clothes that make us feel sexy. This is crochet as self-care, which is something I’m passionate about (as you know if you’ve read Hook to Heal!)