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Crochet Liberation Front First Ever Book Paperback – September 11, 2008
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About the Author
Laurie Wheeler (Camanomade) is the founder of the Crochet Liberation Front, she and her minions have come together to liberate crochet from the oppression of the craft yarn and publishing industry. When she's not liberating the hook, she lives on Camano Island, WA with her park ranger husband and two kids and menagerie.
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That being said, it made me laugh like no other crochet book before it. Which is why it's got four stars rather than three. Set my picot free! As a rapid hooker of yarn, I can completely understand the sentiment of the author. I too have been frustrated by going into a LYS and the staff not even knowing that crochet takes a 1/3 more yarn than knitting. It's time we stopped being the red headed stepchild of yarn craft and took our place as sisters(or brothers) of the craft.
The patterns are unique, interesting & different - in a good way. I love the variety & fresh look at a craft I love.
Kudos to those who submitted their designs or thoughts to the book. I can't wait for the next one!
This is a totally unique book in the world of crochet. It is written by crocheters for crocheters. Being self-published, it contains the sort of things crocheters wish mainstream publishers would put in their books, but are afraid to for fear it won't sell. It is worth supporting for that reason alone.
There is no "how to" section, something most publishers of crochet books seem to think is necessary, no matter how advanced the book is otherwise or how many other places that information is available, so the space normally wasted on that is devoted to interesting work.
The contributions, by the Crochet Liberation Front group formed on Ravelry, include patterns, recipes (general blueprints, rather than specific how-to's), essays and memoirs. The variety is amazing. So are some of the techniques and patterns. Don't miss the tapestry crocheted fingerless gloves--they're very innovative. There's something for everyone in this book; it's worth a look and worth supporting.