|It Girl Crochet by Sharon Zientara|
Sharon Zientara knows how to assemble a collection of designers who design fashionable crochet and at the same time keep the patterns simple enough so that they are fun to make. That’s a difficult feat to achieve! Her custom collection of exciting accessories contributed by 15 top-name designers like Shelly Allaho, Brenda K B Anderson, Robyn Chachula and Kathy Merrick will inspire crocheters who want to make easy-to-finish pieces that add pizzazz to their ensembles.
In the Introduction, Zientara explains that she had a vision for a chic crochet collection. She wanted to reference some of her favorite eras of fashion and at the same time create a timeless collection of designs. She says that she is “grateful for the support she received from the folks at Interweave and for the yarn companies that provided all the amazing fibers that elevated each and every project.” She currently manages Makers Mercantile in Seattle for Skacel.
Sharon believes that when an element of fashion from the past comes back around again and again, it is because it can transcend time and trends. She has divided the book into 3 sections: Crochet Nouveau; It’s a Mod, Mod World; and A Brave New Boho. The designers have created something new, beautiful and exciting as they showcase the best from the pasts of both crochet and fashion.
Crochet Nouveau is the perfect marriage of the art nouveau period of art and design which consisted of rich colors lush fabrics and bold and intricate patterns and modern crochet techniques.
|Chrysanthemum Cape by Kathy Merrick|
|Petula Purse by Robyn Chachula|
|Bon Vivant Stockings by Brenda K. B. Anderson|
It Girl Crochet is published by Interweave, a division of F & W (2014) and retails for $22.99. You can win your own free copy of It Girl Crochet by adding your email to "follow" my blog AND by sending me an email to let me know you have done so.