Marinke Slump was a beautiful, colorful, inspiring crochet designer who was at work on her second published book of patterns when she died by suicide last year. This book was a book of crochet mandala patterns, perfect for Wink who was a forerunner of bringing the mandala design into the world of crochet. Enter to win a free giveaway copy or get 25% off today with coupon code.
Celtic Cable Crochet is a new book by Bonnie Barker who uses her extensive experience in the niche of Aran Isle crochet and cabling to bring us 18 beautifully textured clothing and accessories patterns.
Crochet Cowls: 15 Bold & Beautiful Designs is a cozy new book by designer Sharon Hernes Silverman who always impresses with her strong writing and crafting skills.
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 (over on About.com Crochet) and now I’ve had more opportunity to spend time with the book so I thought I’d share some more about it here.