- Paperback: 68 pages
- Publisher: Annie's Attic (April 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931171742
- ISBN-13: 978-1931171748
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 0.5 x 28 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,225,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
101 Easy Tunisian Stitches Paperback – 1 Apr 2004
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But I can't believe how much Amazon is charging for this - £215??? So no, I didn't buy it from here. Sorry Amazon. I went to Annie's Attic and bought the PDF download. I won't say how much it was, but it wasn't £215!
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Also, of note is the *Easy Tunisian (trademark here)* in the title. Gosh, I thought that meant the stitches were easy! It isn't a problem that they aren't, it is simply misleading. Turns out *Easy Tunisian* is a copyright owned by the author and refers to a set of large tunisian hooks branded *Easy Tunisian* hooks. Unfortunately, never once in the book is it mentioned what size the hooks are (or any indication of the type/weight of yarn used), so heaven help you if you already have a hook that you want to use on hand and try it to get the result in the picture (which is too small IMHO).
One other unfortunate ommission is indexing. It would have been nice to look under a heading entitled popcorn stiches, for instance and get some page references, or stich number reference (see below).
I'm sure this due in large part to the fact that almost none of the stitches have names, just numbers. So if you were looking for say, an explanation of tunisian lace stitch (abbreviated elsewhere in the world as tls), it won't be found here. I mean it might be here, but I can't tell, because there is no reference to lace stitch or tls, and I can't tell from the pictures in the openwork chapter which one it would be. Could be number 47, 22, 99, who knows?
I'm giving this a lukewarm rating due to what I think are publisher problems: no stitch names, small pictures, lack of comprehensive introduction (ok, that one may be an author problem), missing index, misleading titling (how 'bout 101 Stitches to Go with you Easy Tunisian Hooks, Sold Separately), maybe a few examples of projects *using* the stitch would have been helpful or some notes on appropriateness of each stitch for particular projects, not so much author problems.
I still think there is a *mother lode* of tunisian stitch information here. I mean 101 stitches, that's certainly more than the 4 I knew before I got the book. Furthermore, I still love Carolyn Christmas and I still love Tunisian. And I will probably still use the book often, I just wish they'd have made it a little easier!
I used several of the stitches shown here for items in my book, "Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting," which features 16 original designs. I include instructions for shaping Tunisian crochet to create sweaters and other garments.
I encourage all crocheters to try Tunisian crochet for the beautiful effects it creates. This book is a worthwhile volume for reference and inspiration.
However... this glossy little thing should not, not, NOT be selling for any more than $30. I sincerely hope the seller from whom I purchased it (through Amazon) really did represent a charity!
Especially given that the PDF version is for sale at the Annie's Attic website for around $15.
This was easy for me to discover, but only once I had bought a copy. Annie's Attic published it and the website name is printed at the bottom of each page. (I would list the URL, but apparently that violates the reviewer guidelines.)