The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims, Motifs & Borders

The Finer Edge Crocheted Trims Motifs Borders An innovative collection of stitch and garment patterns from best selling author Kristin Omdahl The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques construction methods and versatile applications

  • Title: The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims, Motifs & Borders
  • Author: Kristin Omdahl
  • ISBN: 9781596685543
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • An innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best selling author Kristin Omdahl, The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques, construction methods, and versatile applications for crochet edgings.While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new waAn innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best selling author Kristin Omdahl, The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques, construction methods, and versatile applications for crochet edgings.While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three dimensional designs Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top down, sideways, and bottom up methods to help guide the reader.Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you ll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging s section Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations, and photographs of crochet swatches and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes.Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.

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    1. The biggest thing that caught my eye was the possibility of using some of these patterns for a pretty headband, or perhaps an edging for a dishcloth gift- something small where you can learn a new stitch and not want to pass out from terror looking at unreadable instructions. I love that! (not passing out-readable instructions in both formats. lol)The pictures in the book are colorful and really illustrate the wide variety of styles and functions. The Birka Car Coat was a lovely piece, as was th [...]

    2. I agree with the previous reviewers. I think the book is great for all the reasons they didn't like it. One of the main points of the book is to get the reader to explore new applications for the art of the edging. There are literally thousands of existing patterns for thread crochet and there are just as many books and videos with 'how to' instructions. I thought it was refreshing to have an book without all the redundancy.

    3. nonfiction; intermediate crochet. I've checked this book out before and was impressed by the variety of edging patterns in here, but keep forgetting that I don't know basic crochet beyond a chain stitch and a single crochet stitch (and this is definitely written for a veteran crocheter). Though a quick internet search would probably fill in the stitches I don't know, I managed to muddle through an approximation of one of the simpler patterns and left it at that.

    4. Some nice edgings.but not worked with fine yarn. I guess the title planted expectations in my head. The close-ups/chunkier yarn does make the work easier to see, but without either shots taken from further away or shots of finer work, the edgings just ended up looking bulky. Found the projects also on the chunky side. Bit disappointed in this, maybe I've been spoiled by Japanese books.

    5. I was so excited to see a new book of crocheted borders and disappointed when I saw the book. Despite the openness of many of the designs I disliked how heavy the borders and motifs looked. I look at designs and think pillowcase & handkerchief edgings. These were heavier designs suitable for clothing and accessories, blankets and perhaps towels. Just not the right edging book for me.

    6. The is a smaller book, but has some nice crochet trim patterns which can be used for afghans or shawls. It has written and printed graphic symbol charts. There are bottom up and top down patterns and in the back there are projects using the trims.Nice book for any library.

    7. I got this book to get the pattern for a scarf, which was shown on one of the shows, but the pattern was never available on the show's Website. There are lots of clever and beautiful edgings in the book.

    8. Wonderful edgingsSome really nice trims. I would recommend this to all of my crochet friends. Uses on bedding trimming ,clothing trims, andBathroom cuties.

    9. When I saw this book at the library and liked it I had to buy one for my crocheting collection. I plan to crochet myself a wrap around skirt using the edgings. :D :D

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