Creating Crochet Fabric: Experimenting with Hook, Yarn & Stitch by Dora Ohrenstein
This isn’t just another crochet project book; it’s an exploration of the craft’s creative possibilities! Designer Dora Ohrenstein closely examines crochet’s three basic variables—hook, yarn, and stitch—and how their infinite combinations create distinctive fabrics. Dozens of swatches show which techniques will result in a structured, hardwearing fabric or a lacy one that drapes; how a yarn can either hide or show off stitch patterns; and which crochet patterns can mimic plaid or colorful African designs. Fifteen projects move readers from theory into practice.
DORA OHRENSTEIN’S designs have appeared in Interweave Crochet, knit.1, Crochet Today, The New Crochet, and Fabulous Crocheted Ponchos (Lark). Her first solo book, Crochet Insider’s Passion for Fashion, was published in 2008 by Leisure Arts. Dora is founder and editor of the webzine Crochet Insider www.crochetinsider.com, which features interviews with industry leaders and textile artists, book and yarn reviews, and galleries of creative crochet from designers across the globe.