Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Over the past few years the demand for crochet workshops has increased. Not only do people want to learn the craft from scratch, but also many are returning to it after having been taught the craft as a child. The traditional 'Granny square' of the past is being replaced by contemporary projects. More and more designers are using crochet as either the main fabric of a garment, or as an embellishment on a knitted base. A crochet fabric lends itself fantastically to the furnishing market. A crochet fabric is thicker and denser in appearance than its knitted equivalent, making the fabric more hard-wearing and less liable to stretch. Knitted fabrics too have ideal properties for use in the home interior and are ideal as the base fabrics for cushions, throws and blankets.
Handmade Woollen Home introduces both knitters and crocheters alike to a world of contemporary pieces and panels which can be used to decorate the home interior, whilst also enhancing skills and abilities. Divided into four design stories - Time for Tea, Folk Tales, Moroccan and Monochrome - projects include cushions, blankets, bolsters and lampshades. With feature spreads on the inspiration behind each look, these projects will help you turn your house into a home.