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Kristin Omdahl Yarns and Designs featured in the new book, "Delicate Crochet"

Kristin Omdahl Yarns and Designs featured in the new book, "Delicate Crochet"

I've known Sharon Silverman for years as a fellow designer in the craft industry. We have met in person at several industry shows and I have contributed designs to Sharon's other books in the past. I designed two crochet pieces for her book, "Beyond Basic Crocheting": the beaded crochet lace wrap on the cover and a crochet motif cardigan, too.

Sharon invited me to be a part of a new book last year and I agreed to design two crochet garments. I designed and crocheted a large scale motif pullover with a really unique construction method using Be So Fine Yarn in color iced silver fox. And, I designed and crocheted a pullover with a deep plunging lace trimmed back using Be So Sporty Yarn in color million dollar red. 

The new book is called "Delicate Crochet: 23 Light and Pretty Designs for Shawls, Tops and More". You can order it pre-order now on Amazon and the release date is December 2018. Below is the press release for this book, and wait until you see all of the talented designers Sharon curated for this collection!

 Delicate Crochet

23 Light and Pretty Designs for Shawls, Tops and More

By Sharon Hernes Silverman

Stackpole Books is proud to announce the December 2018 release of Delicate Crochet (9780811719889, $24.95, Paperback) the indispensable book for inspiration and instruction.  

Light, airy pieces crocheted in fine yarns show off the beauty of your crochet stitches and are a dream to wear! The shawls, cardigans, tops, and other designs in this collection are light as a feather, super soft, and made to drape beautifully across your body. These lacy pieces are fun to crochet and very versatile. Change up the yarns to create looks for day or night, work or play, city or suburbs.

Pattern contributors include Kristin Omdahl, Robyn Chachula, Marty Miller, Vashti Braha, Karen McKenna, and others known for their innovative, gorgeous crochet designs. Each of the 23 patterns includes full written instructions and charts as needed. All special stitches are fully explained and skill levels range from easy to advanced.

Here are some sneak peeks of the designs by Kristin Omdahl featuring Be So Fine Yarn in color iced silver fox and Be So Sporty Yarn in color million dollar red:

 

Sharon Silverman is the author of seventeen crochet books, including Crochet Cowls and Tunisian Crochet. She was a featured guest on HGTV’s fiber arts show, “Uncommon Threads” and is an instructor for Annie’s Crafts online classes. Known for her fashionable creations and crystal clear instructions, Sharon is honored to have had her designs published by leading yarn companies including Louet North America, Lion Brand Yarn, and Plymouth Yarn Company. Her private line of patterns is available through Ravelry.com. She resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

You can find Sharon online at www.SharonSilverman.com. Check her out on Ravelry: CrochetSharon; Facebook and Pinterest: Sharon Silverman Crochet. 

Stackpole Books® is the premier publisher of craft titles, covering everything we love to create and everything we need to know to do it better. Written by top craft experts and beautifully packaged with full-color photography and detailed tables and illustrations. Stackpole Books provides comprehensive information to craft and fiber art enthusiasts of today and tomorrow. 

Delicate Crochet by Sharon Hernes Silverman

978-0-8117-1988-9 • Paperback and eBook • December 2018 • $24.95 • Pages: 128 • Size: 8 ½ x 11

Contributors: 

Vashti Braha promotes crochet as an art, hobby, learning tool, and practical medium. Her designs have been published in Interweave Crochet, Crochet! and other magazines and books. Her crochet classes consistently sell out. DesigningVashti.com includes how-to videos and the Lotus yarn shop. Her newsletter covers topics that she doesn’t see others writing about.

While in university in Canada, Judith Butterworth often crocheted instead of doing school tasks. In spite of this, she obtained her Master’s degree in Philosophy with a special interest in deviant logic systems. She brings this same way of looking at things sideways to her work in crochet. www.randomthoughtsbyjude.blogspot.ca

Robyn Chachula is the author of Modern Vintage Crochet, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, Unexpected Afghans, and more. Her work has been featured in magazines including Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Love of Crochet, and Vogue Crochet. Robyn is a crochet expert on the PBS series “Knit and Crochet Now!” She teaches online for Annie's Craft Store and Interweave. Check out her website here: CrochetByFaye.com

A self-taught designer, Vicky Chan is a left-brain thinker who craves right-brain activities.  In 2013, she unleashed her creativity and has been designing and publishing patterns independently ever since. Vicky likes to incorporate botanical themes into her work. The lace elements in her designs reveal her romantic side. Vicky hails from Ontario, Canada. https://vickychandesigns.wordpress.com

Rhonda “Turquoiz Blue” Davis is a crochet designer, fiber artist, and instructor in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been featured in Interweave Crochet, Crochet World, and First Light (Knit Picks). She is a professional member of the CGOA. Rhonda is also on the board of the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, an organization that promotes fiber arts awareness and artists. http://www.thisiscrochet.com

Karen McKenna is the author of several books including Elegant Fashionable Chic Accessories to Crochet and In A Weekend Baby Blankets. Her designs have been published by Cascade Yarns, Red Heart US and UK, and other yarn companies, as well as major crochet magazines. Karen is active on several Crochet Guild of America committees. IHookDesign.com

Marty Miller (a.k.a. The Crochet Doctor) is a nationally recognized crochet designer, teacher, editor, and technical editor. Her work has appeared in magazines, books, and yarn company publications. Marty is a Past President of the Crochet Guild of America. She teaches everywhere from small venues to national conferences, and on Craftsy.com. thecrochetdoctor.blogspot.com

Katya Novikova lives in Moscow, Russian Federation. What started as some crochet projects for her 6-month-old daughter soon turned into an obsession. Katya primarily designs accessories and jewelry. Katya starts out by choosing a yarn and letting it tell her what it wants to become. https://www.ravelry.com/designers/katya-novikova

Kristin Omdahl is a powerhouse in the yarn industry. She is the author of 14 books and hundreds of patterns. Her award-winning YouTube channel provides in-depth tutorials and resources for knitters and crocheters. The Kristin Omdahl brand of yarn and accessories is all sustainable and thoughtfully sourced. 

Amy Solovay is a freelance writer and pattern designer with a background in textile design. She writes about crochet and other crafts for websites including knittingandcrochet.net and crochet-books.com. Amy’s patterns draw on her experience forecasting color and fashion trends.

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