Series: Textiles Handbooks
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (August 11, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,187,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #156 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Rugs #232898 in Books > Textbooks
This book teaches you the materials, tools and the "how to" of latch hooking and how to finish your project, but my favorite part of the book is the designs. Instructions for the rug designs are well written and easily followed. The chosen rug wool colors for each design are combinations of colors that are pure eye candy. I love this book! I think the experienced latch hooker or someone who is just starting to latch hook would find this book informative and inspiring.
I found while there was a lack of technical information the book delivered on its promise- to get you creating great looking rugs quickly. a fun read that I have recommended to many
This is a very good project-centered book, so if that's what you want I recommend it. I have two other books in this series (yarn and dying) and they are rich with technique and I expected this book to be similar. The technical information in this book is very basic. For example, I was hoping for guidance selecting wool for projects; the book covers it in 2 paragraphs, and I felt the advice given was questionable.I'm keeping the book because I like her color schemes. She also gives a great website for help designing your own patterns.
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