Patterns and projects packed with lush and vibrant color that you will love to make Grab your needles and hooks and create your very own garden to decorate your home, your clothing, and your world, with this delightful book of sunflowers to knit, crochet, and felt. With 50 original designs to choose from, including a host of colorful sunflower blooms and buds in many sizes, as well as leaves, vines, and little sunflower-loving critters, you'll find many ideas to spark your creativity. Each beautiful design is displayed in an eye-catching directory at the front of the book, and cross-referenced to a complete pattern and, for the crochet designs, a chart. Useful information on knitting, crochet, and felting techniques, is also provided, and author Kristin Nicholas includes an inspirational chapter on how to work with color to create bold, bright, and beautiful sunflowers that will impress. You'll also find a mixture of attractive ideas for using your sunflowers in a range of ways, from customizing clothing and accessories to creating elegant gifts and homewares.
Kristin Nicholas is a knitwear designer and decorative artist. She was named one of Vogue Knitting's Master Knitters of the '90s and has designed knitwear for Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, and other other major magazines. Kristin lives in western Massachusetts.
Prelims: 5 pp * Introduction: 2 pp * About This Book: 2 pp Before You Begin: 20 pp * All About Color: 8 pp Directory of Flowers, Leaves, and Critters: 18 pp HOW-TO INSTRUCTIONS: 38 pp Creative Projects: 30 pp Glossary: 2 pp* Index and Credits: 3 pp