18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amigurumi, 10 Dec 2010
As I have just come back to crocheting after such a long break have forgotten a lot of the stuff that I learnt. Even so this book also shows me things that I never knew before. This book will be invaluable and as I have bought this authors patterns before and found them very easy to follow with detailed instructions and pictures this will be an asset to making them so much easier although if you do have a problem with June Gilbank's patterns she is quite happy to explain further and if she notices a problem with her patterns will if needed send you the corrected pattern free of charge. It also shows you ways of making your Amigurumi look better and the embroidery stitches to embellish your Amigurumi as well, also how to add apliques without even having to sew them on by doing them direct to the amigurumi. This book also shows you how to design your own animals, etc by doing a simple picture and the shapes that are commonly used so that you are at least most of the way there to being able to do this. I see this book as someone that is experienced passing on the knowledge to encourage people in the possibilty of anything is possible.
It has also shown me that I hold my crochet hook wrong when I am making items but that is because I learnt how to crochet from the other side of the room when my friends mother was trying to teach her friend to crochet.
I am obviously aware of this authors work and was the main reason I bought the book as have seen her tutorials on how to do certain things and can honestly say they are explained so simply that even children are able to learn but are in no way patronising in any fashion and the book follows the same strategy as what she carries on her webpages. The only drawback is that we have had to wait an extra 2 months to be able to purchase this book and the terminology is the same as the what it was written for the US and Canadian markets.
This book is definately worth the money that is charged for it and will be a well used book in the future as it is such an invaluable source of information.
I do not know the author personally, or related to them, or any part of the team that put this book together.