In her latest book, Couture Crochet Workshop, crochet connoisseur Lily Chin puts a focus on fashion and empowers crocheters to create customized clothing and wearables. Chin has crocheted ready-to-wear fashions for fashion greats Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane Von Furstenburg and Isaac Mizrahi. Her philosophy centers on constructing elegant wearables that fit like a glove, and she shares inside tips and tricks.
The book begins with crochet techniques and tips on reading charts. You’ll then be introduced to instructions on making customized patterns and learning to fit a garment before you begin. The process of customizing garments is discussed in depth, from how to measure oneself accurately to creating a muslin or sloper. Projects start out simple and build in skill level as they move into circular construction, manipulating lace and working with shell stitch and chevron stitch. Step-by-step instructions, practical illustrations and gorgeous photography round out this crochet workshop.
Manufacturer Info: The suggested retail price for this 160-page book is $21.95. For more information on this title, please visit www.interweave.com. For more information on Lily, please visit www.lily-chin.com