Last Friday, Kristin Omdahl joined us to talk about her
newest book, The Finer Edge: Crocheted
Trims, Motifs & Borders as well as share some great tips for crocheting
trims and edgings.
The idea for this new book of motifs, edgings, and trims
came from a comment to Kristin while she was filming the Crochet Corner for
Knitting Daily TV. Concerning her
motivation Kristin says, "I felt the need for an edging book that broke it down
into categories of types of edgings so you could easily reference for the type
of project you needed an edging: for example, is the edging the beginning of
the project (bottom up) or is the end of a project (top down) or is it going to
be joined perpendicularly (side-to-side)? And of course, not everything fits
tidy into categories, so I have a miscellaneous chapter as well, which includes
seamless motifs and other unusual types of edgings."
Kristin shared some great tips for joining edgings to
finished fabrics by first edging the fabric with blanket stitches. I'll post a
more indepth blog on this method later. She also offered advice on turning 90
degree corners with edgings as well as combining edgings and creating entire
projects from trims.
There were a couple of links I promised to post today,
including a link to the blog on Bruges lace, a link to the free pattern for the
Pompeii Mobius, and a link to the Lantern Moon hooks that Kristin used to
crochet her samples.
The entire free online seminar with Kristin Omdahl was
recorded. So if you couldn't make it on Friday, hop on over and listen for
yourself. I look forward to seeing you at our next free webinar.