This title features 20 gorgeous projects all clearly presented with easy-to-follow patterns. The projects include small fun designs, quick to make and a fabulous way to use up spare pieces of yarn. The techniques section explains basic skills, with a detailed reference glossary. This sumptuous step-by-step guide unites traditional crochet skills with contemporary fashion styles and icons. "Crocheted Accessories" introduces crochet makers of all abilities to a new vista of exciting possibilities. The book aims to give beginners the confidence to tackle exciting projects, as well as inspire intermediate crochet makers to develop new skills and dexterity. Vanessa Mooncie takes the reader on a making journey, explaining the techniques needed to produce a wide range of vibrant and exhilarating pieces; from intricate bumble bee brooch pins and vintage-inspired tattoo emblem brooches to delicate flower posy corsages and charming heart-shaped rings. Each chapter includes a project that all levels of makers can accomplish, as well as history boxes explaining the development of crochet through the ages. Projects include: fantail dove brooch, daffodil headband, mod target cufflinks, love heart tattoo brooch, trinket charm bracelet and oak leaf necklace.
Vanessa Mooncie specialises in silkscreen work and designing crochet jewellery, which she sells through her company Kissy Suzuki (www.kissysuzuki.com). She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa is also a regular contributor to other craft books and magazines.