plastic decorations are too tacky and glass ones too fragile,
why not crochet some beautiful filigree snowflakes to adorn
your Christmas tree and walls? Choose from a hundred different
designs, all called after icy winds from around the world
or other winter themes.
This might not be a hardback special but it is my favorite
craft book of the year. There are normally books that teach
you how to crochet and books of projects, but this one does
both and does it well. The snowflakes are beautiful, make
up quickly and use up oddments of yarn besides. Arranged in
order of difficulty this is probably the best way to learn
how to crochet and make something you want to keep that I
have seen yet. To decorate your home you really do need quite
a few so you can practice the stitches to your heart’s
content knowing that the end result will be some new decorations
nobody will think are tacky. Very few items are needed which
is also a good thing for a beginner, and despite the instructions
being called a refresher course,?I think it is a good way
to learn. Very clear drawings lightly tinted in color take
you through the basics and then it is on with the projects.
usual with this type of Seach Press book, there are several
pages showing the flakes made up life-size so you can choose
the effect you are after and turn to the right page. Projects
are two to a page with both written and charted instructions
plus a photo of the finished item and an explanation for the
title. At the back of the book are a few simple ideas for
projects such as decorated mittens (a shop bought pair), mobile,
greetings cards, decorated holiday pillow and more.
need never be tacky again!