Learn how to do Tunisian crochet and make 10 fabulously stylish projects for you and your home.
Tunisian crochet is a great way of producing stunningly creative textiles and Emma Guess shows you how in this book. Offering the perfect challenge for seasoned and new crocheters alike to learn a new skill, this book takes you from the absolute basics of Tunisian crochet, and progresses to demonstrate how to adapt your skills to create unique designs and textures.
Starting from the basic stitches accompanied by clear, step-by-step photography, Emma then shows you how to combine stitches and colour changes to create exciting new textures. There are three easy projects to put your new skills intro practice, followed by ten stylish and modern projects made using the skills taught throughout the book. You can make a beautiful chunky blanket, a pair of mittens and matching scarf, a stylish shoulder bag, a chevron cushion and more. Emma's style is fun, exciting and instantly alluring and these sleek and sophisticated projects will complement your home and make lovely gifts.
About the Author
Emma Guess is a Fashion Design graduate who was taught to crochet by her mother and has been hooked ever since. Since picking up the hook, she has constantly pushed the craft to see how far she can take it. She strives to challenge stuffy misconceptions about the craft and make modern and quirky crochet designs that will not only appeal to current crocheters, but also bring in new people to the craft.
In 2016 she set up a blog (www.sylviamargaret.co.uk) and Instagram page (@sylviamargaretdesigns) to share her creative ideas. This has been growing in popularity and her online presence has also led to magazine pattern commissions for Crochet Now and Simply Crochet magazines.
Interweave Crochet - Winter 2020
Combine elements of crochet with knitting and weaving and you get awholly unique technique, Tunisian crochet. Author Emma Guess explains the four basic Tunisian stitches, how to combine them for different looks,and helps you get started by making colorful projects using this versatile stitch. The Two-Way Bag combines Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knitstitch, Tunisian full stitch, and basic crochet stitches in a stylish carryall.With full-color photos guiding you step by step, learning Tunisian crochetwill soon be crossed off your crafty bucket list.
Booklist, Nov 2019 To the untrained, eye, Tunisian crochet looks like knitting, but it's actually an amalgamation of three needlework arts: crocheting, knitting, and weaving. U.K.-based fashion and crafts designer [Emma] Guess uses her good sense of aesthetics and color to create 10 patterns, from scarves to blankets, that anyone would be delighted to copy. The upfront instructions zero in on five stitches (simple stitch, knit stitch, twisted knit stitch, purl stitch, and full stitch), each with good step-by-step details and a unique feature: 16 combination swatches to show the possibilities, including both the finished swatch and directions. Tips and/or notes are embedded in the designs, along with charts of Tunisian symbols and color photographs. If black is a favored color, it’ll be difficult to resist building a yarn stash for projects like an ombre basket, two-way bag, or mitre square blanket. No need for beginner’s luck here. — Barbara Jacobs
Postard Reviews - Oct 2019
Tunisian crochet is a great way of producing stunning creative textiles and in this gorgeous book Emma Guess will show you how. Offering the perfect challenge for seasoned and new crocheters alike, Emma takes you from the absolute basics of Tunisian crochet. She then demonstrates how to develop your skills to create unique designs and textures. The Beginners Guide is a simple and easy to understand tutorial and with the photographed visual instructions it really is a brilliant teaching book. I loved how the author has dedicated each stitch to it's own section. There are diagrams as well as photographs and each step is explained in full detail. This is a book for total beginners, with 10 stunning projects. From bags to wall hangings they are useful and ideal for home or gift giving.
The Loopy Lamb - August 2020 So I’ve been dying to try tunisian crochet and I’ve done some swatches and to be honest, not all of them have been successful. When the opportunity came up to check out this book, I decided it was time to give tunisian crochet another try. I decided that I’d give the cute little basket pattern a try as it uses at least 3 different techniques to see if I could be successful and how quickly I could be successful. The illustrations were very clear and I was able to pick things up really quickly. Like many beginners, I was eager to get straight to the project, so I skipped the resource section and got straight to work. I read through the pattern and flipped back to the reference section to learn the stitches as they came up in the pattern. Within 30 minutes, I had the first panel of my basket done.