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About Laura Strutt
Laura Strutt a freelance journalist and is the former Editor of Craft Business magazine, the leading trade publication. She launched Sew magazine, a monthly contemporary stitching title, in 2009 and continued as Editor until 2012, leaving to pursue freelance work.
She is a passionate textile designer and enjoys all aspects of sewing from dressmaking to quilting, embroidery to customising and everything in between.
Discover more of Laura's textile designs, technique guides and crafty inspiration over on her creative lifestyle blog, www.madepeachy.com
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Laura Strutt has designed 25 contemporary weavings in a range of stylish colourways, from bright neons to pastels, Navajo-inspired earth tones, monochrome and neutrals, as well as suggesting alternate colours so you can match your makes to your home and your accessories to your mood. With a comprehensive techniques section that covers everything from how to make your own loom, warping (preparing) a loom, basics such as tabby weave, bubbling, Egyptian knots, Soumak weave, basket weave and many more, you will develop the skills you need to make a wide range of exciting projects, such as a stunning gold and cream wall hanging with extra-long Rya knots, a pastel-coloured hanging with ribbons and strips of lace to create a tactile texture, or a pretty phone cover with Aztec-inspired triangles – the only difficult part is choosing what to make first!
“Laura's Modern Granny Square Crochet and More and Modern Crocheted Shawls & Wraps are big favourites of ours.” Inside Crochet
Crochet these colourful and stylish home accessories with 35 patterns by young designer Laura Strutt, author of the best-selling Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps.
Laura Strutt brings you a range of new designs for blankets, throws, and cushion covers. Divided by colour theme – Bright and Beautiful, Warm and Rich, and Neutral and Natural – with modern designs, there is something for every home, whatever your decorating style.
Make a rainbow granny circle blanket using rich, bright yarns, or try a chunky striped throw in soft neutrals. A wrap-around granny square makes the perfect cover for a floor cushion, while block stitch shows off bright pastels in a square blanket. Patterns are graded so you can start with something simple if you are a beginner, or select something more advanced if you are skilled with a hook and yarn.
Everything you need to know to create 35 fantastic knitted projects using a crochet hook. Get Knooking also includes a free bamboo knooking hook (size 4mm) and a cord so you can start right away.
A great introduction to the new trend in yarn craft, Get Knooking is perfect for beginners, as well as crocheters who want to expand their skills. You’ll have fun with this innovative method for knitting using a specially adapted crochet hook, and will soon be on your way to making Laura Strutt’s amazing designs for items to wear, gifts and home decorations. Start small with a zipped purse, a headband and armwarmers, then move on to a block-colour cushion, a nautical rope-handle bag and knitted storage boxes. For something a bit more challenging, try making an on-trend kimono cardigan, a rainbow throw, or a dip-dye effect shawl. There is a comprehensive techniques section with detailed step-by-step illustrations so you have everything you need to begin.
Simple to make and fun to wear, friendship bracelets are the perfect homemade accessory to try your hand at. They make great gifts for friends – if you can bear to give them away!
Have a go at using washi tape, cord, safety pins, loom bands, beads and even zips to make bracelets and bangles to wear stacked together or one at a time.
With step-by-step instructions and photography, you will soon be fully prepared to knot, bend, twist, braid and tie your way into friendship-bracelet heaven!
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