Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Delicate Crochet-New book from Sharon Hernes Silverman


A Special Book Review




When I was asked to contribute to Sharon Hernes Silverman's newsest book, Delicate Crochet, I was so honored.  I have never been part of a compilation book before.  You an imagine how exciting it was to be in a book with Vashti Braha, Kristin Omdahl, Robyn Chachula and several other very talented designers. 
Delicate Crochet is available on Amazon.


I love this skirt by Vicki Chan.  I have always wanted to make a skirt, this may be the one. 



The thing about this book is that the designs are from Easy to Experienced.  This allows for a quick project, a new to you technique or a challenge.  Sharon did a beautiful job editing, with clear pictures, charts and instruction any level of crocheter can complete these projects. 


The Yveline Wrap above is another favorite of mine, designed by Vashti Braha in her Lotus yarn line. This wrap is also Tunisian, I really like that Sharon mixed Tunisian designs in with standard crochet designs. 


 

The cardigan here is my design, "Flirt".  I really enjoyed how this yarn seems to be perfect for this light and delicate sweater, with it's  halo effect and sequins it can be casual or dressed up over a cute dress. This is all Tunisian and designed in 4 sizes.  The yarn is Universal Yarn Classic Shades Sequin Lite in Lucky Rose.





The Sea and Shells Poncho is my second design in the book.  Again, it is Tunisian, this poncho is a great way to learn or practice mixing Tunisian Lace with a standard Tunisian stitch.  I live in Florida and look forward to wearing this in the cool early winter and early spring here. It will also travel with me too. One size fits most and is a great design to keep with you just in case.... the yarn? Premier Cotton Fair.


Sharon has gathered up great designers and produced 23 designs in a gorgeous diverse crochet book.  Again, the pictures and directions are very clear.  All patterns have crochet charts to make understanding easy.  The actual photographs were taken by photographer Daniel Shanken who did an amazing and artistic view of the designs.

I have a copy to giveaway to one very lucky crocheter.
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24 comments:

  1. This book looks fabulous! Congratulations on having 2 designs in it, Karen! I love your poncho! I look forward to seeing the book in person to check out all the designs closer! I do regular and Tunisian crochet.

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  2. Thank you for the chance to win this incredible resource...so much inspiration and learning to be had!

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  3. I tend not to use lace weight yarn, no matter how soft as my vision just isn’t that good any more but from the projects you’ve shown, I believe I could use #3 wight & they would still turn out beautifully.....thanks for the chance of winning this lovely book.

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    1. My poncho is with #3, all designs are from 0 to 3 weight.

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  4. Ugh, I think google ate my comment by logging me out when I hit publish, so I'll try again -- I like both forms of crochet, though I do regular more frequently, I don't have a favorite light weight yarn and am constrained by wool allergies, and like Lyn, I tend to go with somewhat bigger yarns when the pattern works with it or I can do the math to compensate. I do use lighter weights when it makes sense though.

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  5. I admire Sharon Silverstone's creations immensely so I am happy to hear of this new publication. This book review makes me long to win a copy, so many brilliant crochet designers with so many lovely creations--inspiration for happy gift-making.

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    1. Yes. She has so many great books. I've reviewed several here on the blog.

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  6. I apologize--It is Sharon Hernes Silverman-

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  7. This book looks like it will be very interesting to read and make items from

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  8. I've been stalking the book since the designs started coming out on Ravelry. I love both Tunisian and regular crochet so this would be a great book for me. My favorite light weight yarns are blends of either mohair or alpaca with silk.

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    1. Ooo alpaca and silk... you would love this books designs.

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  9. I would definitely love to win this book. I love lace crochet. When crochet is too bulky, it loses its essence. I love working with Artyarns Rhapsody light or Ensemble Light.

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  10. Regular crochet is my go-to, but I love the look of Tunisian designs! Currently working with Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace, and love how it's working up!

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  11. I love the Cascade Alpaca Lace, I have a wrap designed with it using 1500 beads (clear sparkle). https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elegance-wrap

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  12. I like the Lucky Rose color! I haven't worked with lightweight yarns yet, except for threads. I do some Tunisian crochet. I just bought more hooks so I hope to do more! Can't wait to see what the book has in store!

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    1. It's a beautiful book. Lucky Rose was my favorite in this yarn. Good Luck

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  13. Lately I have been doing a lot of lacy projects; in fact, the first crochet garment I ever made that I was happy with was lacy. I could so see "Flirt" becoming a regular part of my wardrobe, either by itself in hot weather or over a warmer top in winter. So cool!

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    1. It is. Unfortunately the sample is not my size but I plan to make myself one, perfect in central, north FL winter.

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  14. I enjoy crocheting with yarn/threads of all weights and fiber types, and doing many crochet techniques, including Tunisian, double-ended Tunisian, hairpin lace, broomstick lace and other types of lace. Lately my favorite is sock weight, especially something soft and drapey such as a bamboo-containing yarn. I do not consistently stick to one brand of yarn, as I like the adventure of trying new yarns.

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    1. I agree, be adventurous in your yarns, stitches and patterns. That's how I learned.

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