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Learn to Do Tunisian Lace Stitches (Annie's Attic: Crochet) Paperback – 5 Apr 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's Attic; Pap/DVD edition (5 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596352647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596352643
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.8 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 317,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There isn't often a day when you won't find me without a crochet hook or my knitting needles in my hands! Turning these loves into a full-time career that fulfills my desire for creativity is like a dream come true."

Kim Guzman is an award-winning teacher and crochet pattern designer. She writes a variety of patterns including garments, home decor, accessories and gift items.

Kim has authored 12 books, most of them in her favorite form of crochet--Tunisian crochet. Tunisian crochet offers Kim more flexibility in her designing due to its unique look, which can mimic knitting or weaving, depending on the stitches used while still maintaining crochet's ease. Being able to combine these looks together in one project brings all needlework together and makes Tunisian crochet a favorite among many.

You may often hear that Tunisian crochet is the "step-child" of knitting and crochet. "Not so," says Kim, "it's more like the best of both worlds!"

Her latest books, The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Tunisian Crochet and Tunisian Cables to Crochet, offer something for everyone for beginner to advanced.

Kim's portfolio of her work can be found at www.kimguzman.com. Or, you can follow her on her blog where she discusses the day-to-day activities of designing as well as her newly-found pastime of canning and preserving food.

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With step-by-step instructions and informative photographs, Kim Guzman's new book leads you through the creation of eight Tunisian stitches and ten swatches of stitch patterns. These stitches are put to use in ten projects, including wraps and afghans and a market bag and cloche. Included with the book is an interactive DVD with Guzman demonstrating basic Tunisian stitches as well as the new Tunisian lace stitches.-Interweave Crochet

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By dunce on 17 Oct. 2010
Format: Paperback
having never heard of tunisian crochet I bought this book out of curiosity.Glad I did!Every thing is clear and concise,the DVD clears any difficulty following written instructions.The projects are basic,but achievable for a newbie and there are ten stitch patterns to inspire you to make your own projects.Had to order a bundle of hooks online[very cheap]as local yarn stores did not stock tunisian crochet hooks.Then I was off! No stopping me now! I would like to give this 10 stars were it possible!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 13 Sept. 2011
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I brought this book as I had seen the Baby Swirls pattern on Ravelry and loved it. I had no idea that it was going to include the DVD or such excellent photo tutorials. Such a bonus!

The book (and DVD) each take you through the basic stitches used, and the combines them into stitch patterns, so you can practice swatches before starting on the project themselves. Very useful! I am glad I've been able to expand my repertoire and this book has been a great help in that.

Note the terminology is US rather that UK, but with the level and clarity of the instructions/photos/DVD tutorials I don't think this would create problems for anyone.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By GrizeldaPatsy on 27 Sept. 2010
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Lovely book the patterns actually in book are not for me but the stitches are so versatile they can be adapted. the instructions are easy to follow - they have to be for me - really glad i purchased it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By carolrosa on 2 Nov. 2012
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Having crocheted for a number of years now I was keen to learn this stitch and as I had grasped the basics already I had thought this book would provide some useful patterns. I was disappointed however as there are lovely photos but the directions are lacking and quite ambiguous. I found myself referring to The Happy Hooker crochet book to understand some of the instructions in Kim Guzman's book!!

The lace stitches are quite nice but again not described particularly well in that the writer assumes you know exactly where to stick your hook in but the photo does not demonstrate this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By crafty_kitten on 6 Sept. 2011
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I taught myself how to do Tunisian crochet and wondered what I could make with it, then I came across this brilliant book! The projects included are great and are something that I would make. I haven't yet looked at the DVD that was included with the book as the instructions for the individual stitch styles were so clear and very well illustrated that I haven't got around to looking at it yet! If you want to learn this style of crochet then this is the book to get. It makes it look so easy to do and when you try it you will find that with the aid of this book it is!
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This booklet is very clearly organised in three graded and consequential steps to enable you to make the lovely pieces Guzman offers.
In the very first pages, you can learn quite a few stitches, from the Tunisian Simple Stitch to the Extended one; explanations and photographs are very good, and - should you be lost - you can always rely on the DVD that comes with the book.
In part two, you get your stitches together by working on some Stitch Patterns (think granny squares) that use all the above stitches and will be used as foundation for the patterns in part three.
In part three Guzman presents some elegant lace patterns, though made in yarns of very similar weight. They were quite a discover for me, being one of those sad people who think that with Tunisian you can only make dishclothes in beige cotton with Simple Stitch.
The only small minus is the slightly amateurish quality of the camera work in the DVD, but - all things considered - this is an excellent buy if you want to get a good start in Tunisian crochet.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Hales on 19 July 2010
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Thought this would have the wow factor, but most of the finished garments are rather drab. OK for technique but lacking in inspiration for me.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By belboo warwickshire on 25 July 2011
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As I had only mastered basic tunisian crochet,I thought I should broaden my stitch libruary. Learn to Do Tunisian Lace Stitches (Annie's Attic: Crochet)has given me lots of food for thought ... beautiful clear instructions in a language I could understand and I've mastered quite a few more stitches. I approve of this crochet instruction book and would highly recommend it, should tunisian crochet be your interest. I'm learning and having fun too, belboo warwickshire
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