Review: The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporary Designs from Time-Honored Traditions

The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporary Designs from Time-Honored Traditions
The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporary Designs from Time-Honored Traditions by Dora Ohrenstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Finally I got around to writing about this wonderful book!
We have had it in the shop for a while now for review and have looked at it and drooled over it, picked our favourite projects and what yarn to make them in.

I have done tunisian crochet before, but I have to honestly say I had no idea that there were so many different stitches! It is absolutely amazing to see.
The stitches are wonderfully explained and shown in great squares, not just in tiny snippets. I like when you have a good picture of something you are trying new for the first time. This books pictures are really wonderful! You can see everything.

The explanations are well written and easy to understand and on the whole the book just makes you want to grab your hook and get going.

The projects are wonderful and fashionable. I already have found a few I cannot live without! (just look at the great jacket!!! The red one!!! Tell me that one isn’t just the bees knees!!!)
We had the book in the shop and let people have a look at it and so many have expressed an interest in learning the craft and said they never even heard of it. I think it is a testament to a book, if it inspires readers!

I adore that the book does not just give you patterns but absolutely gives you the basics you need to get started on your own projects, to go out and experiment and have fun with this technique.

I recommend this book to any crocheter and even knitters that would like to expand their horizons and are looking for something to add to their repertoire! go for it and have some fun.
I am absolutely thrilled to have it at the shop. It also has made me look for other titles by this author and I found to my astonishment that she has published a tunisian stitch dictionary! MUST ADD! 🙂

 

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