Austentatious Crochet: 36 Contemporary Designs from the World of Jane Austen

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Running Press, Oct 11, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 208 pages
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The timeless appeal of Jane Austen is evidenced not only by perpetual interest in her classic novels but also by countless book clubs, movies, plays, books, and sundry products which celebrate her work. Austentatious Crochet presents Austen fans with a unique opportunity to step into the scarf, skirt, or chemise of Elizabeth Bennett, Emma Woodhouse, and a host of other favorite Austen characters.

The book features thirty-two original crochet projects inspired by Austen novels but fabulously brought up to date and wearable today. The designs focus on women's wear, such as dresses, sweaters, cardigans, and capelets, but also encompass accessories such as handbags, scarfs, and pillowcases and clothing for children.

Introductions to each project include favorite bits of dialogue from the original novels. Fully illustrated with evocative photos, Regency-style illustrations, and step-by-step schematics, Austentatious Crochet is certain to please the devoted Austen lover as well as craft enthusiasts.

 

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User Review  - texicanwife - LibraryThing

Well written, with beautiful photography by Chris Hynes, this book provides fans of Jane Austen a chance to crochet beautiful Austen-like garments. Crochet patterns are well written and easy to follow ... Read full review

Austentatious crochet is simply delightful!

User Review  - regnarwife - Overstock.com

This will be one of my favorite crochet books. Not only are there unique and lovely patterns each with photos and pattern charts as well as instructions there are many little extra tidbits drawings ... Read full review

Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
6
INTRODUCTION
7
JANE FASHION AND NEEDLEWORK
8
Designs for the Heroine in You
10
Home Accessories
54
Headtotoe Patterns to Captivate your Heart
76
4 Better with Age Timeless Designs to Cherish Always
100
Fashions inspired by moonlight
130
A Place to Learn the Essentials
186
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
195
INTERNATIONAL CROCHET TERM TRANSLATION
200
SOURCES FOR FURTHER READING
201
ART CREDITS
204
INDEX
205
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
208
Copyright

Clothing for Children
158

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About the author (2011)

Melissa Horozewski is a professional crochet designer with twenty-six years of crochet experience.  Her work has appeared in Interweave Crochet, Inside Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, and Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street Collection Books 1 and 2. Melissa lives near Madison, Wisconsin, and if a hook is not in her hand then a book is. You can see all her literature inspired designs at www.stitchscene.com.

 

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