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Product Details

  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468026046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468026047
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,583,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kathryn Vercillo is the San Francisco based author of Crochet Saved My Life, a non-fiction book about the mental and physical health benefits of crochet. She has authored two other books, been a contributing author on various projects and has had her articles published widely around the web. Her blog, www.crochetconcupiscence.com, is one of the most widely read blogs in the niche topic of crochet.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By gustava on April 16, 2012
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Charming sketches about extraordinarily different women, woven together by their love of crocheting. Vercillo has interviewed these amazing wonderful women. Skillful, evocative writing.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Y. on June 9, 2013
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You never know what battle someone is going thru. Crochet keeps our hands busy so our minds can rest. It's a gift to quiet the world around us, if even for a moment. To create and think of those we create for is a quiet prayer of hope, love and dreams all wrapped up in a hook, a book and a ball of yarn. Thank you Kathryn for giving these stories life!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrice M Robie on December 29, 2014
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not even a hard cover? it was stupid book
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Green on March 9, 2012
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I was so excited about this book when I ordered it. Well, let me tell you, "It turned out to be a big disappointment". The pages aren't numbered and there's no table of contents. The printing could be larger and darker. The only pictures are two small black and white ones at the beginning of the book of the arthor's two grandmothers who she dedicated the book to, and a small black and white one of herself at the end of the book. There aren't any pictures of the grandmas in the stories showing them crocheting or anything concerning their stories.

Some of the stories are very interesting, but they're so short, until they're more like a very small article, and with no pictures to see, there isn't anything to back them up. With no page numbers and no table of contents, you have to flip through the book until you find what you're looking for. At the end of the book is a listing of bibliography websites information, if you want to look it up. Well, the book is such a big disappointment and most of the website addresses are so long, til I didn't bother to look up any of them.

The cover fo the book is beautiful, both front and back with a color picture of the aurthor on the back cover. I guess the old saying is true in this case, "Never judge a book by it's cover".
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More About the Author

Kathryn Vercillo is a San Francisco based freelance writer, blogger, crochet artist and psychology student. Her most recent book, Cracked Wide Open, shares the journey of her first days in graduate school. Her previous book, Crochet Saved My Life, is a non-fiction account of her experience using crochet to heal through depression. Kathryn has also authored two other books (Ghosts of San Francisco and Ghosts of Alcatraz) and a booklet of articles called When Grandma Isn't Crocheting, She's Hunting Big Game. She has been a contributing author on additional book projects.

Kathryn's work has been published in magazines including Knit Edge, Interweave Crochet, Edibles, By Hand and Latina Magazine. She has worked as a professional blogger for numerous websites including Lion Brand Yarn, Crochet Today, Handmadeology, Crochetvolution, Financial Highway and MSN Money.

Kathryn was named the April 2014 Black Sheep Wools Blogger of the Month, made the list of Craftypod's "Top 5 Posts I Refer to Again and Again", and received the best curator and storyteller award in the Crochet Lounge Top 20 Heart-Centered Bloggers list. Her Crochet Concupiscence blog was voted one of the top 5 2012 craft blogs in Inside Crochet Magazine and was a 2011 runner-up for a Flamie award from the CLF. Her book Crochet Saved My Life has received more than 30 5-star reviews.

Kathryn writes from the heart of personal experience, using her own unique view of the world as a starting point to connect with others. She fervently believes that writing should not only be used as catharsis and confession but also worked as a tool to create connections between people. She shares, "I am a writer, a crafter, a daydreamer and a part of a community that starts in my San Francisco hometown and radiates out. I believe that self-expression is the key to self-realization and also the key to connecting communities."

You can visit her crochet blog at www.crochetconcupiscence.com or learn more about the author at www.kathrynvercillo.com.

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