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This book is for those who have never knitted or crocheted before and for all those who enjoy creating with yarn. Using innovative and imaginative methods, Jan Messent encourages readers to work with small quantities of yarn to make decorative novelty pieces - including fun figures, cats, cacti, cottages, sheep, landscapes and much more. The beauty of the projects is that they can be made as simple or as complicated as you like and there are ample instructions on the various stitches, tools and techniques required throughout the book.
Discover hundreds of witty and wonderful ways to use up oddments of yarn with this invaluable book. It is packed with truly amazing ideas and is indespensable for anyone wanting to extend the boundaries of their work.
About the Author
Jan Messent qualified as a teacher in the mid-50s and, after teaching Art, History and English, became deeply involved with embroidery as an art form. As a member of the Embroiderers Guild, she taught embroidery design to its members, wrote and illustrated design books, and lectured worldwide. Her last embroidery book was about the Bayeux Tapestry. She became interested in the experimental use of knitting and crochet and hoped, by her books on the subject, to open up new dimensions in the creative use of yarn. Now, having retired from lecturing, Jan writes historical fiction full-time, embroidering as a side-line, reading, painting, and listening to good music.
Table of Contents
Packed with innovative ideas, Jan Messent shows how to create a fantastic selection of decorative, imaginative items. Discover how to make fun figures, cats, sheep, cacti, fruit and vegetables, landscapes and much more.
* Techniques and tips to help you get started
• Includes stitches and samplers
• Hundreds of witty and wonderful ways to use up oddments of yarns