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Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

by Sutton Foster

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Overview

From the 2-time Tony Award-winner and the star of TV’s Younger, funny and intimate stories and reflections about how crafting has kept her sane while navigating the highs and lows of family, love, and show business (and how it can help you, too).

Whether she’s playing an “age-defying” book editor on television or dazzling audiences on the Broadway stage, Sutton Foster manages to make it all look easy. How? Crafting. From the moment she picked up a cross stitch needle to escape the bullying chorus girls in her early performing days, she was hooked. Cross stitching led to crocheting, crocheting led to collages, which led to drawing, and so much more. Channeling her emotions into her creations centered Sutton as she navigated the significant moments in her life and gave her tangible reminders of her experiences. Now, in this charming and poignant collection, Sutton shares those moments, including her fraught relationship with her agoraphobic mother;  a painful divorce splashed on the pages of the tabloids; her struggles with fertility; the thrills she found on the stage during hit plays like Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, and Violet; her breakout TV role in Younger; and the joy of adopting her daughter, Emily. Accompanying the stories, Sutton has included crochet patterns, recipes, and so much more!
 
Witty and poignant, Hooked will leave readers entertained as well as inspire them to pick up their own cross stitch needles and paintbrushes.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538734285
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/12/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 75,662
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sutton Foster is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her work on the Broadway stage, for which she has received two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. On television, Sutton played the lead role in the ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads and has starred in TV Land's Younger since 2015.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Get a Hobby ix

Crafting: A Family Affair 1

Tomato Plants 10

Basket Case 18

Dada's Blanket 37

Shattered Girl 51

Crazy Family DNA 62

Christian's Mom's Christmas Cookies 76

Failed Projects 94

Divorce Blanket 98

Badass: An Ode to Patti Lupone 110

You Rock 136

Owl Blanket 147

Character Portraits 168

Prayers to the Fertility Gods in Copic Markers 175

Baby Blankets: Making My Own Patterns 197

Hooked: Crafting a Book about Crafting 220

Acknowledgments 233

About the Author 239

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