Thursday, April 2, 2009


Hi Everyone,

I barely finished my latest book, not due to be
released until end of year, and I found out
yesterday that it is already on,
available for pre-order. I had been keeping it
under wraps, not wanting to talk about it until closer to the release
date, but I got the ok to talk about it all I want :-). In case you
did not notice, I am really excited about this book, it was a
huge undertaking.

It is not just a book of stitches, although that is included. I have tried to include some really unusual stitches in addition to the basics. Bullions, double sided crochet, Limpet Stitches, all manner of interesting things. There are tips on
finishing, inset pockets, zippers, set in sleeves, button bands and much more.

Also included are several chapters on special techniques such as Bruges Lace, Hairpin Lace, Broomstick lace, free form crochet, Intermeshing, Tunisian Intarsia, Polish Star, Entrelac Tunisian and Overlay Crochet. I have asked designers who specialize in these techniques to contribute items, designers who will be instantly recognizable to you. There will be a history of crochet, a gallery of stunning items, included for their beauty, and photos of some wonderful antique items.

Just a note, the cover shown on amazon will not be the
actual cover. They needed to do a dummy cover for promotion, so the cover will be changed before actual printing.

I don't want to wish away the rest of the year, but I cannot wait to see this one in print.

Enjoy the rest of the day, its beautiful and sunny here in New York.



Merry Karma said...

Congratulations Margaret!

Mary Kay

Vashti Braha said...

I LOVE this book, Margaret! The photography is irresistible!