I have three books to share with you today – one that’s crochet only and two more that are just beautiful general craft books. All three of these books are published by Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books, a publisher worth knowing if you aren’t familiar with them already.
I was just taking a look online at Intertwined (Handspun Revolution) by Lexi Boeger, a book that celebrates the yarn spinners across the world who create beautiful yarns for us to use in our crochet work.
Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories: 23 Classic Hats, Shawls, and Bags by Kathryn Fulton is a 2014 crochet book from Stackpole Books that I like for several different reasons.
The world of craft publishing is in an exciting time. There are many publishers, both small and large, releasing a variety of different books in various niches of crochet. I can’t even begin to count how many new crochet books are expected to be released in 2015. Here are some of the ones I’m most excited to see when they are released this year.
As the year comes to an end, I’m doing a look back at all of the crochet stuff featured on this blog in 2014. Yesterday we looked at crochet art. Today we’ll look at crochet books.
Established knit and crochet designer Edie Eckman has released a new Christmas decorating crochet pattern book. It includes patterns for holiday table toppers, gift wrap embellishments, garlands and more but my favorite part is the first half of the book, which consists of 9 crochet patterns for stockings.
If I had to pick one favorite book of 2014 it would have to be Leann Prain’s Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles. It looks at textiles, including a few pieces of crochet, and how various artists have transformed them into narrative-based artworks. I believe that everyone and everything has a story. I believe that there is power in sharing those stories and in re-shaping those stories. This book does that in such a unique way for a niche topic. I love it.