Crochet From Start To Finishing: Everything You Need For Learning and Improving Your Skills [VHS]

 
9781929512010: Crochet From Start To Finishing: Everything You Need For Learning and Improving Your Skills [VHS]

Bev demonstrates the art of crochet for the beginner and also challenges the more experienced crocheter. She covers basic stitches, and includes increasing, decreasing, shaping, making seams, and finishing. Also shown are textures, trims, beadwork, and many more lovely stitches. A 20-page pattern booklet, Crochet From Start to Finish*ing, is included with the VHS tape.

Contents: 8 Chapters
The Basic Stitch
Yarn, Hooks, Gauge
Increasing, Decreasing
Granny Squares, Changing Colors
Textures, Seams, Trims, Blocking
Afghan Stitch, Bead Trimmed Bag
Hairpin Lace & Broomstick Lace
Pineapple Designs, Filet Crochet & Irish Crochet Lace

This VHS tape is part of a three-program set including also Knitting From Start to Finish*ing with Bev Dillon and Tatted Lace From Start to Finish*ing with Bev Dillon. The programs are also available on DVD

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Review:

Accomplished seamstress Bev Dillon is the host and instructor for her third craft tape (the first two were Knitting From Start to Finish*ing with Bev Dillon, reviewed in our March 1989 issue, and Tatted Lace From Start to Finish*ing with Bev Dillon, reviewed in our June 1990 issue). In this program, Dillon explains what items will be necessary to complete crocheting projects, guides viewers through the terminology, and demonstrates various crochet stitches, and then shows viewers how to make a simple scarf, shawl, ripple afghan, crocheted bears, granny squares, string bag, puff stitch hat, cape, bead trimmed bag, hot pad, lace scarf, and more, while also teaching applicable techniques. The accompanying booklet has patterns for all of the projects on the tape. A good program with more that enough projects to keep viewers crocheting for months. Recommended. -- Video Librarian, May-June 1993

About the Actor:

Bev learned to knit and crochet at the age of 6 and has happily pursued the needle arts most of her life. Since 1964 she has taught knitting, tatting, and crochet for retail shops and other organizations. Her designs have been purchased by needlework magazines, yarn companies and Leisure Arts. She is known for her "easy to understand" patterns as well as her relaxed and patient style of teaching. Her three craft video tapes, Knitting From Start to Finish*ing with Bev Dillon, Tatted Lace From Start to Finish*ing with Bev Dillon, Crochet From Start to Finish*ing with Bev Dillon, and the accompanying booklets, are the result of years of experience and planning. You will enjoy and appreciate the results. Bev resides with her husband in Bellevue, Washington.

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