Thursday, 13 December 2018
Book Review: Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman (Non-Fiction/Crafts)
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Publication Date: 2010
Source: Birthday Gift
A crochet border is the perfect finishing touch on the edges of any fiber project, but creating one often means shaping the edging around an unforgiving 90-degree angle. It’s no easy task, but Edie Eckman guides you through it with style and poise. This collection includes 150 vibrant crochet frames to suit every fiber need, with color photographs by John Polak that showcase the beautiful details of each technique. Now painless, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner!
I took up crochet a few months back and have been enjoying it. I have started to make some squares for a blanket, so this book arrived in perfect time, as I will eventually need to pick a border for it. There is a broad range of options in Around the Corner Crochet Borders. Some of the designs I liked, some I didn't. Some looked easy, others harder. But all in all, there should be something here to suit every crocheter and every occasion. Each option was nicely presented, with a photo, written instructions and diagram, so the book is easy to read and to follow. All up, an excellent reference work. 4.5 stars.