Author(s): Anna Wilkinson
Anna Wilkinson encouraged a new generation of crafters to take up knitting with her debut book, Learn to Knit, Love to Knit. Anna is now set to popularise the creative craft of crochet in the same way with the companion book, Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet. The book is made up of a collection of twenty garments and accessories that will add 'wow' to your wardrobe but also, through making each project, you will learn the fundamentals of crochet. While the ten Learn to Crochet projects guide you through the most basic crochet techniques, the ten Love to Crochet garments provide all the inspiration and know-how you need to really master this highly versatile craft. By making your way through the book you'll have an enviable wardrobe of handmade garments that include a Granny square sweater, a Daisy motif top and a Circular clutch bag. Throughout the book, Anna is on hand with a ready-reference of techniques and tips to guide you. So, if you have ever really wanted to learn to crochet but you have yet to find the right beginner's projects to tempt you, then Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet is the book for you.
Anna Wilkinson is a leading designer within the new, young textile pack. A recent Textile Design graduate from Winchester School of Art, in 2009 Anna was awarded the coveted Gold in the Knitted Textile Awards by the UK Handknitting Association for her collection of vintage-inspired hand knits. Although influenced by traditional techniques, Anna's textile designs are characterised by exceptionally flattering garment shapes enlivened with quirky combinations of colour and pattern. Her creations have already won her great critical acclaim and respect within the handknitting and crochet industry. When not designing garments, she also works for an internationally renowned London print studio sourcing and designing fabric and knitwear samples for major fashion houses, including Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith.