Nicky Epstein’s Books, Crocheted Flowers & Knitted FlowersÂ Nicky Epstein is one of many knitters and felters favorite designers, from her â€œKnitting Never Felt Better â€œto her current book Crocheted Flowers.Â Nicky was one of the first authors to show us step by step the art of Shibori KnittingÂ in her â€œKnitting Never Felt Better â€œ.Â We see the trendy felted purse patterns and want to do all the lovely flower embellishments. Now we can with â€œCrocheted Flowersâ€.Â Â Â I have featured both books, â€œCrocheted Flowersâ€ and â€œKnitted Flowersâ€ by Nicky.Â Both these books cover knitters and those of you that crochet that a wanting to learn the floral techniques for the latest trends. Â
A Synopses & Reviews Powellâ€™s Books Publisher Comments: Following on the success of the best-selling Nicky Epsteinâ€™s Knitted Flowers, Epstein gives crocheters a special gift: an equally exquisite collection of over 40 flowersâ€”plus patterns for garments embellished with her floral designs. Featuring a beautiful layout and magnificent photography, this keepsake volume features stitch pattern flowers, petal constructed flowers, cord flowers, and the extremely popular felted flowers. Some make fanciful pieces of jewelry; others can adorn handicrafts for a fabulous finishing touch. Epstein offers yarn suggestions and colors, and encourages crocheters to experiment with all the interesting choices in the market today to create breathtaking corsages and bouquets. Among the pretty garden blossoms: a calla lily, blue and purple pansies, a delicate and lacy white wedding boutonniere, complete with a pearl center; and a selection of floral corkscrews. Â Following on the success of the bestselling “Nicky Epsteinâ€™s Knitted Flowers,” Epstein gives crocheters an equally exquisite collection of over 40 flowers, plus patterns for garments embellished with her floral designs. This keepsake volume features a beautiful layout and magnificent photography.
By Linda Lanese