This lovely book provides 20 contemporary, stylish designs for crocheted corsages large, eye-catching floral designs that can be worn in different ways: as a brooch, buttonhole, on your wrist, shoes, bag or belt, for example. The flowers are made in a variety of sizes and styles, with different types of flower, all worked in various colours, yarns and crochet stitches. Some feature added embellishments such as buttons and beads.
Some of the flowers are based on real ones, such as the pansy, lily and hydrangea, while others, such as spectrum, roux and rainbow are fantasy flowers designed by Anna. There is more variety in that some of the flowers are quite flat, while others are distinctly 3-D, giving them added appeal. The patterns are easy to follow and there is a beautiful photograph of each one, suggesting ways of wearing them.
All of the materials used are widely available both here and in the US. Examples of the author's work can be found on her website, www.moochka.co.uk.
About the Author
Anna Nikipirowicz was taught to knit and crochet as a child by her very talented mother, but without practice the skills were quickly forgotten. Ten years ago she rediscovered her skills and an obsession was born! She has not stopped knitting, crocheting and designing since. A few years ago she became Design Consultant for Rowan Yarns and a tutor for The Creative Sanctuary* and Rowan. Her work can be seen on television, most recently in an episode of Miss Marple, and her designs are featured in magazines. Anna is a keen blogger and with help from her partner David runs her website www.moochka.co.uk where all her patterns are featured. Anna lives in Watford.