Have you ever wished that you could sit down with a Master Crocheter, and learn at the knee of the Master? Well I have, and I think I have found the next best thing, The Crochet Master Class, Lessons and projects from Today's top crocheters by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.
This book is not for beginners, but crochet artists that want to stretch themselves by learning new techniques like hairpin lace, tapestry crochet, woven crochet, tunisian crochet, filet crochet, double-ended crochet, overlay crochet, bruges crochet, painted crochet, free-form crochet, bead crochet, Fashion crochet, Irish crochet and wire crochet. The bullion stitch are tassels are also included. It makes me tired just to list them all.
Some of these techniques I am familiar with like filet crochet, and tunisian crochet, but I have limited to no experience with the others.
The book includes pictures and stories about the featured artists along with their patterns.I want to experiment with all the techniques, but haven't made up my mind where to start. What a nice problem to have. So much yarn, so little time.
I definitely recommend this book for your crochet library too. I found my copy at a local Barnes and Noble store, but it is also widely available online.