Crocheted Cactuses

Author: Sarah Abbondio
Editor: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782217084
Size: 11,41 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 556

16 lovely crochet cactus patterns that are quick and easy to make You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cactuses - just a crochet hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! This delightful little book contains 16 patterns for crocheted cactuses that can be used to decorate your window ledges, your table and anywhere else in the home. They don't need watering or feeding, don't have sharp spines and are quick and easy to make! Using simple crochet stitches and widely available yarn, there are diverse varieties to choose from, which are inspired by real cactus species. Some are embellished with beads and others have ridges, flowers, bobbles and look just like the real thing. They make perfect, quirky gifts for friends and family and all they need is a plant pot to sit in. With a short techniques section at the beginning of the book to get you started, you can make a whole display in no time - so pick up your hook and yarn and get started!

Behind The Seams

Author: Betty Hechtman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545380
Size: 10,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 593

Molly Pink and her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, are thrilled when one of their own gets a shot at the spotlight—but Molly soon learns that life in the entertainment biz can be deadly… The crochet group’s informal leader, actress CeeCee Collins, has a movie out, and she’s scheduled to appear on a famous talk show. Molly and the girls are excited to tag along, but when one of the Hookers is ejected from the audience for her excited behavior, she manages to drag Molly along with her. It’s no fun being stuck in the waiting room, but things really unravel when a producer drinks a cup of coffee with poisoned sweetener. To make matters worse, CeeCee’s niece Nell—a production assistant on the show, is the one who served up the spiked drink. Molly and the Hookers must set aside their crochet projects to clear Nell’s name and find the killer—before someone else becomes the next Hollywood headline…

By Hook Or By Crook

Author: Betty Hechtman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101057610
Size: 15,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 327

Meet the happy crafter who believes every mystery should be unraveled. Molly Pink's crochet group has a new mystery on their hands when they find a paper bag that contains a note that speaks of remorse, a diary entry of the sorrow of parting, and a complicated piece of filet crochet that offers an obscure clue in pictures. Things get even more complicated when they find the talented crocheter-murdered by a box of poisoned marzipan apples. From the Paperback edition.

Crochet Characters Soft Snuggly Cacti

Author: Jana Whitley
Editor: becker&mayer! Books
ISBN: 0760355215
Size: 10,89 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 261

Look no further than Crochet Characters Soft & Snuggle Cacti for all your cute and cuddly crafting needs; this is one garden that is literally zero maintenance! Inspired by the popular Japanese crochet style of amigurumi, these easy-to-make succulent plants are totally customizable. All the plants and pots are designed to be interchangeable, you simply choose your favorite pot shape and color, then crochet any of the ten different types of cacti or succulents to go on top. Projects are arranged from easy to more challenging so you can advance your skills as you work through the book. Crochet Characters: Soft & Snuggly Cacti comes with everything you need to make two adorable projects--the moon cactus and the silver ball cactus--includes seven colors of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, embroidery floss, eye beads, and a tapestry needle. And best of all, no green thumb is required to keep these cute cactus babies alive, they’ll stay fresh and happy all year round!

The Fine Art Of Crochet

Author: Gwen Blakley Kinsler
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481731874
Size: 15,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 839

Fiber artists around the world have embraced crochet as an inventive medium like never before. Expanding on the creative possibilities and using sculpture, immense site-specific installations, performance, and mixed-media objects, they have used crochet techniques to explore feminine craft and heritage, dissect gender codes, and show the primal creative expression represented by crochet. In The Fine Art of Crochet, author Gwen Blakley Kinsler looks at the art-crochet movement from 1915 onward to the crochet revolution of the 1960s, profiling twenty of the most innovative practitioners working today. Offering insight to those who may not have otherwise thought to go beyond the purely practical aspect of crochet, she features internationally known artists such as Arline Fisch, Leslie Pontz, Carol Hummel, Tracy Krumm, Bonnie Meltzer, and Soonran Youn. Gwen Blakley Kinsler—the founder of the Crochet Guild of America and a fiber-art practitioner in her own right—examines the concepts and diverse works of these artists, in whose hands the magic of crochet creates cutting-edge art for the twenty-first century. Each artist approaches the medium with wonder and the desire to explore its full potential. This study and collection of images presents an exploration of the diverse styles, unusual shapes, and exquisite textures that characterize crocheted art today.

Making Plant Places

Author: Susan McDiarmid
Editor: Hartley & Marks
ISBN: 9780881791723
Size: 18,96 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 307

Have you ever tried to find a plant hanger that is Not made of macrame? Are you tired of the built-in wire hangers that hang your plants so high that all that can be seen of them is the underside of the pot? Help has arrived! In Making Plant Hangers plant lovers and craft lovers alike will find attractive and innovative solutions for housing and hanging plants', decorating pots, building hanging baskets, window boxes, plant pedestals and shelves and all they need to know about choosing plants fill their projects. Wire work, beading, leather work, using recycled materials, woodwork, bamboo work and more will revolutionize the look of your potted and hanging plants. From the mobile-style hanger that accommodates three plants to the beaded hanger in the Southwestern style, perfect for hanging cacti, and the wonderful hanging herb shelf, Making Plant Hangers and Other Plant Places is a must-have for the indoor and the outdoor gardener.