#Flowers to #Knit & #Crochet ~ #Book #Review
Flowers to Knit & Crochet
by Susie Johns & Jan Ollis
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210511
Publisher: Search Press
Publication: 24 February 2014
RRP Price: £9.99
I know I hear another book with flowers
but don't rush off you'll be surprised.
I know I was.
This book is going to pleasantly surprise you.
The techniques and looks of these flowers are going to
hopefully make you smile.
Everything from pipe cleaners, fabric & buttons are used
to give each of these flowers their unique look.
The first half of the book showcases the knitted patterns.
The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
There are lots of fantastic pictures of the finished flowers.
However their aren't any of the process of making them.
With some of the techniques using items like fabric I think
it would of added to the patterns and made you
more able to make your finished flowers look like the finished product in the book.
I love the look of the flowers and each one has such a unique look.
All of your favorite flowers are covered and
with a different colour you can get a lot of different looks.
These would be fantastic to add to a multitude of projects.
What a fantastic way to brighten up a bag, cardigan or even a hat.
With 38 different knitted flowers there is a fantastic selection:
Water Lily, Zinnia, Cactus Flower, Pansy,
Daffodil, Peace Lily, Grape Hyacinth, Cosmos,
Hibiscus, Clematis, Sweet William, Red Poppy,
Chrysanthemum, Tulip, Periwinkle,
Anemone, Cherry Blossom, Arum Lily,
Daisy, Rose, Snowdrop, Viola
Passionflower, Pelargonium, Peony, Lavender,
Crocus & Allium.
Once you've finished with the fantastic range of knitted flowers
there are another 28 crocheted flowers to choose from.
Yet again with the crocheted flowers with different yarns, buttons
and items to get you a really good look.
I love the use of beads and fabric with crochet.
It's funny I wouldn't of though of adding fabric to a crochet flower.
It's a very trendy at the moment to have up-cycled material flowers.
Well what's better than mixing this up with a crocheted flower.
Don't they look fantastic!
On offer in the crochet section of the book is:
Peony, Pink Cosmos, Gazania, Tudor Rose,
Clematis, Hibiscus, Foxgloves, Water Litly,
Poppy, Freesia, Daisy Chain,
African Violet, Camelia, Turquoise Passionflower,
Antique Rose, Retro Daisy, Carnation,
Scabious, Black Orchid & Orange Blossom,
Aquilegia, Sweet Peas, Red Anemone
Lisianthus, Echinacea, Lobelia, Narcissus
& Auricula in a pot
So what do you think?
I think your getting alot of patterns for you buck.
There is a fantastic variety with some original looks.
I can't wait to start adding them to my projects.
My favorite is the crochet Tudor Rose.