Friday, February 15, 2008

Book Review: 101 Easy Tunisian Stitches

First, Happy Belated Valentine's Day to you, Dear Readers!

I deeply appreciate your reading this goofy blog and take delight in every comment and the steady upward tick of the site meter. Thank you!

Ok, for a book review! This book is published by Annie's Attic

I bought my copy at Hobby Lobby, sticker price was $13.46 but I'm sure that I used a 40% off coupon. It was definitely a bargain! I love the bright color photos of each stitch. It is separated into sections: General information (a primer to Tunisian or afghan technique) and then: Puffs, Pebbles & Popcorns; Shell Stitches (my favorite); Openwork patterns; Cable & Post stitches; and Pattern stitches.
If you want to learn Tunisian crochet, this is an excellent start. It is only stitches though, and no patterns. When you're ready to go to patterns, you'll need to get Nancy Nehring's book on Tunisian Crochet (I'll have to look up the title for you, I have that one too and it is indispensible). My only criticism of this 101 Easy Tunisian stitches book is that it doesn't address Tunisian -in-the round. If you are interested in this, I did a post on it months ago, look under the Tunisian crochet label on the labels list at right.

Still, this book I keep right on my easy access shelf right next to my other stitch dictionaries.
PS, sorry if there are any typos, my spell check hasn't worked in Blogger for days!

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