Geesje Mosies is the founder of the Hooked yarn company. Dedri Uys lives in Ruislip, Middlesex. Nguyen is a knit, felt and embroidery designer based Brooklyn, New York. Her company, KnitKnit, produces embroidered jewellery, accessories and patterns with clever modern twists. She teaches needle felt and is the author of 500 Toys: to Knit, Crochet, Felt & Sew. Elizabeth lives in North Carolina, U.S.A. She has her own crochet blog called, Crochet in Color, writing about patterns, designs and giveaways. Morgan is a crochet designer.
Love upcycling? Learn how to create your own rag yarn out of fabric, as well as all the techniques you need to creatre the 25 quick, fun projects in this book. It will open up a whole new world of crochet inspiration!* Love to Knit and Crochet *
I am a huge fan of this type of modern crochet and have already hooked a few of my own variations of these projects. Therefore I was slightly worried that there would be nothing new for me to learn? I was wrong, there are new and fresh designs in the book as well as all the usual pots and basket storage ideas. I am inspired to hook up the shopping basket/tote bag and make some more large plant holders...hmmmm Nice! Dedri also includes some invaluable info on making your own t-shirt yarn with measurements on how much you will need...
Full review and images: http://www.lazydaisyjones.com/2016/05/two-crochet-books-reviewed.html* Lazy Daisy Jones *
This is a book about crocheting with a difference. Dedri Uys shows 25 projects on how to create things for the home and small items to wear simply by using lengths of fabric cut into strips. These can be made of recycled material making this an eco friendly activity. There are clear instructions at the back of the book showing you how to create your own strips, what size hook you will need, the stitches used, how to change your yarn colour and how to finish off. Each stitch is explained in colour photographs that are easy to follow. Important advice is always in coloured panels. The projects are beautifully presented and sure to tempt those who love crochet work and willing to try a new aspect of it. As in all Search Press craft books the instructions are clear and precise as it is no surprise that this publisher keeps winning awards for its craft books. They make the reader eager to try things and to create their own projects and follow those given* Yorkshire Gazette Herald *
This book has 'big hit' written all over it. Recycle and crochet equals great new household, durable objects. Breathe new life into tired old t-shirts and fleece fabric. Quick and fun to do. Minimum equipment and techniques. From jewellery to storage boxes, bags, mats and tablet cases, this book has all the up-to-date accessories for modern living. I love the circular mats and the storage boxes as well as the heart-shaped boxes. These contemporary projects are useful.* Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *