Hooked: A Crocheter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom

Hooked: A Crocheter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom

by Kari Cornell
     
 

Some learned to crochet at a grandmother's knee and now keep the faith. Others sought comfort in the craft during dark and troubling times. And still others found in crocheting a way of making something that perfectly expresses the artist inside. Yet others, of course, needed a vest. How people came to crocheting, what they've made of it, what memories it has added

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Some learned to crochet at a grandmother's knee and now keep the faith. Others sought comfort in the craft during dark and troubling times. And still others found in crocheting a way of making something that perfectly expresses the artist inside. Yet others, of course, needed a vest. How people came to crocheting, what they've made of it, what memories it has added to their lives, and what moments of insight and simple pleasure it's brought them-these are the stories told in Hooked: A Crocheter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom. A tribute to the age-old art, Hooked is embellished with charming illustrations from vintage pattern booklets.

Among the contributors-with anecdotes ranging from the whimsical to the philosophical-are newcomers and those well known in crocheting circles from Lily Chin, Jennifer Hansen, Karen Searle, and Gwen Blakely Kinsler to Lela Nargi, Kay Dorn, Nilda Mesa, Deborah Robson, Annie Modesitt, and Linda Permann.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Quick & Easy Crochet, November/December 2006

“Truly a gift book filled with stories for the legions of men and women who crochet.”

California BookWatch, November 2006

“Not the usual ‘how to crochet’ guide, but a survey of insights and stories revolving around crocheter experiences.”

Crochet World, April 2007

“This is truly a gift book filled with stories for the legions of men and women who crochet.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760326473
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.88(d)

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From the Publisher
Quick & Easy Crochet, November/December 2006

“Truly a gift book filled with stories for the legions of men and women who crochet.”

 

California BookWatch, November 2006

“Not the usual ‘how to crochet’ guide, but a survey of insights and stories revolving around crocheter experiences.”

Crochet World, April 2007

“This is truly a gift book filled with stories for the legions of men and women who crochet.”

Meet the Author

Kari Cornell knits and crochets in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the editor of For the Love of Knitting: A Celebration of the Knitter's Art, Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales: A Knitter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom, and Around the Quilt Frame: Stories and Musings on the Quilter's Craft, all published by Voyageur Press.

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