Book Review: Homespun Vintage

I was so excited when my copy of this book finally arrived. It is full of beautiful knitting and crochet projects which are sure to find their way to the top of my “Want to knit” list.

Jane Crowfoot is a designer I’ve admired for a long time, her designs are always beautifully presented and this book is no exception. Published by Collins and Brown at £14.99 it really is worth every penny and as you can see from the photo below it’s already found a home in my knitting bag, where I am able to dip into it between my crochet designing and housework!

I find it really hard to say which of the patterns are my favourites. I’ve got a desperate urge to try the crochet and cross stitch cushion featured on the front cover and a beautiful cushion decorated with pom poms! Maybe I just love this book because it has both knitting and crochet patterns in it, we need more books that give us a choice like this.

There is a very helpful techniques section included and each project has a short introduction which describes the inspiration and stories behind each design, I love dipping into this book and reading little snippets.

If Jane Crowfoot’s work isn’t familiar to you, do take a look at her website, and if you would like to buy a copy of this gorgeous book click here to go straight to Anova Books website.

Oh – and don’t just take my word for it – I’ve just noticed Emma Varnam has a copy (and loves it) too!

Happy Making  x

Previous Post
Leave a comment

2 Comments

  1. Oh please don’t tempt me – I’ve just bought a knitting book which I must remember to take photos of – having also bought a quilting book, I’m not doing too well on the “not buying things” front!!

    Like

  2. Ooh this looks lovely! I will have to look into it more! I agree, there aren’t enough knitting and crochet books!

    Like

If you liked this post, please click the share buttons and tell your friends. Thank you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Follow Me

  • I’m Tracey Todhunter. I’m a freelance writer. specialising in green / ethical living – with a “sideline” in craft!

  • Follow Baking and Making on WordPress.com
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • So proud of my crochet pupils on today's  workshop at @ditzyrosemakes . Most had never picked up a hook before, but fuelled by copious mugs of tea, cake & mutual encouragement they can now officially call themselves crocheters! Thankyou all for coming & being such fun to work with xxx
#ditzyrosemakes #grannycoolcrochet #crochet #amigurumi #learntocrochet And so it begins - checking the text actually fits the flatplan, swatching, proofreading & wondering why I put myself through this! New book nerves!!! Really looking forward to sharing this one' progress from plans to print over the next few months
#amwriting #crochet #horgolás #haken #haaktechniekenbijbel #uncinetto #grannycoolcrochet #crochetgirlgang #crochetconcupiscence Toadstools - definitely not the edible kind! Hooking up a few of these today & remembering how satisfying quick crochet projects can be!
#crochet #amigurumi #lovecrochet #naturalfibres #grannycoolcrochet  #horgolás #crochetmakesmehappy #häkeln #crocheteveryday The perfect yarn / button combination? About to cast on a baby cardigan, an excuse to use these beautiful buttons from @textilegarden. I like to use natural fibres and this wool & mohair blend from @thefibrecompany is a firm favourite, especially as it contains a proportion of British wool. We should celebrate our British wool industry & the farmers & shepgerds who give us beautiful, sustainable fibres to work with. 
#choosewool  #britishwool #supportbritishwool #knittersofinstagram #wool #buttons #knitting #yarnlover #woolweek #woolworks #madewiththefibreco Exciting post! My review copy of @emmavarnam 's new book just arrived. Can't wait to sit down with a cuppa and enjoy this! Perfect inspiration for the ladies on my next granny squares workshop.
#grannysquares #grannysquares rock #grannycoolcrochet #grannysquarelove #amigurumi #crochetblanket Yesterday I made more elderberry jelly, but ran out of jars! Lucky my neighbour saves all hers & what was left is now in  one of my @littlewrenpottery bowls. It feels like we're approaching peak autumn here, the starlings have stripped the rowan tree of its berries, the oak leaves are turning and the forest floor is strewn with sweet chesnuts. This really is my favourite season. 
#embracingautumn #upandautumn #autumn #thisautumnlife #slowliving #homesteading
  • Previously on the blog…

  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Currently Reading (not sponsored): No Serial Number

  • Products I love (not sponsored): 9 Meals from Anarchy Veg Stock

  • Engaging the Public with Climate Change (Co Author):

  • Crochet: Learn It, Love It (Author)

  • Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet (Author):

  • The Drift Collection (Contributor):

  • Whimsical Hats (Contributor):

  • Hand Made (Contributor):

  • Dorling KIndersely Guide to Crochet (Contributor)

  • The Legal Stuff:

%d bloggers like this: