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#1 textilefusion

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:42 AM

I am very, very pleased to tell you all that my second book of crocheted flowers is finally available for sale online and in stores. :clap

It is called Crochet Garden: Bunches of Flowers, Leaves, and Other Delights. Crochet Garden was possible thanks to your support of its big sister, Crochet Bouquet. :manyheart Both are published by Lark.

Crochet Garden has all new flower patterns. It is very focused on four themes:

  • Botanical Garden (realistic flowers)
  • International Garden (flowers with a tie to various countries around the world)
  • Inspired Garden (flowers interpreted from decorative arts like embroidery, weaving, chinaware)
  • Fun and Fantastic Garden (imagine "Candy Cornflower," "Imp Flower," and "Frost Flower")
It also has a few leaves, a peacock, a butterfly with variations.

Crochet Garden reintroduces a vintage crochet stitch, the Russian Spoke Stitch. I'm proud of the Tole Tulip and the Twirl Center Rose because they are unusual and have kind of cool construction.

I hope you'll visit my blog, where I have already posted a tutorial and free instructions for the Pasque Flower (it's on the cover, but we somehow cut it from the text). http://www.textilefusion.com/bookblog

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Congratulations!!!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

The Russian spoke stitch is pretty cool, nice tutorial on the blog. I have your first book, will be looking for this one. Thanks for posting about it:hook
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

just ordered both of your flower books :)
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

Very cool! I just put both of your books on my Amazon wishlist :) They both are beautiful!
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#6 RachelG

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

They look very pretty!
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:05 AM

I found your blog and I'm now following it :)

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Thank you for your sweet comments!

If you have questions or comments about any of my patterns, please let me know. Sometimes patterns are hard to visualize, even with a picture of the finished project in front of our eyes. That's why I like to post step-by-step photos of pattern in my books. If there's a specific pattern you'd like to see a tutorial on, please leave a comment on the blog or here, or send me a message.

Yay! I'm so glad you like my books. Thanks to all of you--I have a job that I really love!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Congratulations on your books. I will check with amazon and check them
out.

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#10 Monique39

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Congrats!!

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

Wow, so surprised when checking out your blog. I have known the Russian Spoke Stitch since I was small. Only I knew it as what I called a weaving stitch. Grandma (Ukranian and Polish born and raised) told me about it when I was learning Filet Crochet. She said she used to weave the solid squares on a net background. So neat to see it....
Congratulations on your books, I think it is so wonderful to have some of the old work given new life. And some new work being highlighted.

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#12 Afghaniac

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Looking forward to seeing your encore book. I've enjoyed the first one. Flowers are just about my favorites thing to crochet.

#13 textilefusion

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:38 AM

Wow, so surprised when checking out your blog. I have known the Russian Spoke Stitch since I was small. Only I knew it as what I called a weaving stitch. Grandma (Ukranian and Polish born and raised) told me about it when I was learning Filet Crochet. She said she used to weave the solid squares on a net background. So neat to see it....


Carol, I'm glad you had a good surprise. My grandma was German. My mom told me that she could tie her own filet netting using a flat stick to size the meshes correctly. But a person could also buy pre-knotted filet.

Who knows where the stitch got the name Russian Spoke Stitch?! It's probably like Brazil nuts--nobody in Brazil has a clue what you're talking about. :D

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:42 AM

Looking forward to seeing your encore book. I've enjoyed the first one. Flowers are just about my favorites thing to crochet.


Hi Kay!

Good to "see" you. I think you'll like Crochet Garden. I can just imagine your house with crocheted flowers sprinkled here and there.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:52 AM

Congratulations on your second book!

I have your first one and I can't wait to get your new one. So looking forward to playing with the new patterns.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:26 AM

Congratulations on your second book!

I have your first one and I can't wait to get your new one. So looking forward to playing with the new patterns.



Thank you!

While you're waiting, Lion Brand is featuring four patterns from the book during the month of May, with free instructions and step-by-step photos. Just a little taste of what's in the book.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:52 AM

Wow! congratulations on your new book I ,ve been looking this book
now I can get it, I have the the crochet Bouquet book and I love it.:manyheart





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