Unexpected Crochet for the Home

Overview


Lena Maikon calls on the unique qualities of crochet and today's diverse yarns of natural and organic fibers to create and recycle innovative accessories for the home. There are 22 projects for rooms all through the house. They include chair pads, a place mat/table runner and coaster, cooking mittens, an apron, curtains, a throw, a rug, a lampshade, cushions, storage baskets, a vase, flowers, slippers, and a toy.
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Overview


Lena Maikon calls on the unique qualities of crochet and today's diverse yarns of natural and organic fibers to create and recycle innovative accessories for the home. There are 22 projects for rooms all through the house. They include chair pads, a place mat/table runner and coaster, cooking mittens, an apron, curtains, a throw, a rug, a lampshade, cushions, storage baskets, a vase, flowers, slippers, and a toy.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Crocheters looking to move beyond garments, amigurumi, and granny squares will enjoy Maikon's (Knitter's Lib) exploration of crochet as art, featuring textural work as well as striking crocheted home accessories. Maikon makes use of some interesting beyond-the-basics techniques, such as crocheting over a rope, to achieve different textures. Some of the creations are unexpected (a crocheted vase), and a few are artistic (the Strips of Sprouts wall hanging is particularly lovely). A couple of the patterns, while cute and appealing, do not seem to fit in with the theme of the book. This is an intriguing and original crochet book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574863260
  • Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 897,987
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Lena Maikon learned to knit and crochet from her grandmother at the age of five in her hometown of Novosibrisk, Russia. She picked up the hobby again many years later, as a form of creative therapy. This quickly turned into a passion and profession. Lena, who often uses unconventional materials in her designs, dreams of creating a knitted and crocheted world. She crafts socks, shoes, dresses, handbags, flowers, vases, and light fixtures. She has published three creative knitting and crocheting books, and has her own handmade clothing and accessory label, Leninka. Lena is the mother of two sons and resides in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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