Today I have a book review for you. This is Every Which Way Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman. I was sent this book by Storey Publishing (thank you!), in hopes that I would write a favorable review, but I never say what I don't mean, so no worries there.
This book came at the perfect time for me! I was almost finished with a lace table runner, and I needed an idea for the edging. I went with #89 (each of the edging patterns is numbered, rather than named). I tweaked it though, to make it fit my piece.
At the beginning of the book, Edie discusses choices about color and yarn type, and various ways to customize your edging. In another section, she teachers how to apply the edging to your piece.
The book contains a glossary of abbreviations with detailed instructions for how to do each of those stitches. It boasts a full-color photographic index at the back, that shows each edging in miniature and where to find it. Also included, is this great table in the back that shows which edgings have certain attributes like reversible, wide, medium, narrow, undulating, straight, motifs, lacy, layered, fringy, and textured. You'll also find instructions about how to read written crochet patterns and how to read symbol charts.
I really like this book. It is a great resource! If you are making anything to which you want to add an edging, you'll benefit from having this book in your library!
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