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Erika Knight

Essential Crochet

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  • by Erika Knight

    Crochet is cool again! Currently a favourite with both leading fashion and interior designers, the traditional craft of crochet is back in vogue. Spearheading the revival is leading designer Erika Knight, with this collection of 30 homeware and accessory projects. Get hooked!

    • packed with 30 projects from cosy rugs and rustic throws to delicate lace cushions and beaded jewellery
    • embraces both traditional and modern designs, such as a classic patchwork blanket and an asymmetrical table runner
    • uses an array of materials, including the familiar wools and cottons and the more unusual leather, string and wire
    • begins with a chapter on basic techniques to teach the beginner how to crochet and provide a welcome refresher for those returning to the craft
    • each project is clearly explained and the instructions are devised so the minimum number of steps provides the maximum results
    • Paperback:
      176 pages

      23.4 x 1.3 x 26 cm

      Quadrille Publishing Ltd

    • Erika Knight:

      My yarn collection is concise and considered with fibres and colours carefully selected so that you can be confident in choosing a beautiful, quality yarn for whatever you wish to create.

      My ethos has always been to keep things simple: to support British manufacturing where possible, to promote sustainable, natural fibres and to celebrate traditional skills. Having worked in the textile industry for most of my career and in many different guises, I am passionate about innovation and heritage in equal balance.

      When you are taking the time to craft something by hand, it is as much about the process as the final outcome, so for me, it is important to use the best possible materials. This of course means using different yarns and fibres for different purposes and understanding the characteristics of each.

      “I believe it is an inherent human trait to construct fabric in order to catch, clothe, nurture and decorate”


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