Modern Tapestry Crochet by Alessandra Hayden – Book Review and Giveaway
Modern Tapestry Crochet by Alessandra Hayden is an amazing resource for learning the ins and outs of tapestry crochet. This amazing book not only teaches you the techniques of tapestry crochet but also provides 20 gorgeous crochet patterns for you to practice those techniques.
Title: Modern Tapestry Crochet: Techniques > Projects > Adventure
Author: Alessandra Hayden
Published by: Interweave, an imprint of F&W Media Inc.
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Published: August 2, 2017
Modern Tapestry Crochet
Modern Tapestry Crochet contains 20 gorgeous patterns utilizing tapestry crochet. There are a variety of patterns such as scarves, hats, bags, and more. The colorwork and designs used in these patterns make for beautiful and unique pieces.
The book starts off with an introduction from the author, Alessandra Hayden. She talks about her crochet background and love for tapestry crochet. We then move on to the materials needed for the projects in this book and an in-depth section on tapestry crochet techniques. Alessandra discusses the basic techniques used in tapestry crochet and also talks about chart reading and color changes. She also talks about working a flat project versus working in the round. There are also some great tips for finishing and blocking your projects.
We then move on to the patterns. Each of the patterns in this book contains size information, yarn and crochet hook(s) used, other notions needed, gauge information and pattern notes. The patterns are clear and easy to read. Each pattern comes with a chart to help you visualize the color changes. The pattern sizes are shown in inches and centimeters to satisfy both US and International readers.
At the end of Modern Tapestry Crochet, there is a wonderful stitch guide that teaches you the basic stitches used in the book. There is also an abbreviation list to help you understand the stitch abbreviations used in the book. There is also a handy yarn source guide so that you can find the beautiful yarns used in the projects. At the very end of the book, you will find the author’s biography, a sweet dedication to her family, and a section of acknowledgements. There is also an index to help you find sections of the book easier.
All of the projects in Modern Tapestry Crochet are just so beautiful. The mix of colors and patterns just make each project unique and interesting. There are so many great tips in the book to help you create a unique project that you can make your own. These gorgeous projects are all made using a variety of beautiful yarns including yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Malabrigo, Knit Picks, Lion Brand, Quince & Co, and Big Twist Yarns.
Here is a complete list of the patterns you will find in Modern Tapestry Crochet:
- Ready for Adventure: Scarves, Shawls, & Cowls
- Route Maps Scarf p26
- West Wind Shawl p30
- Evergreen Country Cowl p34
- Crossroads Scarf p38
- Landscape Cowl p42
- Enjoy the Ride: Hats & Headbands
- Horizon Hat p48
- Point A Slouch p52
- Happy Trails Headband p56
- Wayfinding Hat p60
- Garden Detour Beanie p64
- Passenger Slouch p68
- Be Prepared: Bags & Throws
- Quick-Stop Clutch p74
- Switchback Throw p78
- Provisions Tote p82
- Distant Mountains Throw p86
- En Route Bag p90
- Take a Break: Socks and Mittens
- Northway Mittens p96
- Seaside Slippers p100
- Scenic Overlook Mitts p104
- Cross-Country Socks p110
Here are a few of my favorite projects from Modern Tapestry Crochet:
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Good review and lovely project pictures. Nice about stitch guide in back! Thanks!
Simply gorgeous! This technique is on my 2019 “to do” list!
I just love the look of this technique and can’t wait to try it!
I think I will have to get much better before I attempt this type of work.
I enjoyed your review of the tapestry book. I’ve never done this type of crochet before. I think this would be a great book to start learning it. Thank you.
This is so cool! thanks for sharing.
Just getting into tapestry crochet, i’m loving the new technique.
I am in love with the unique designs and color work in this book! It calls for me to learn tapestry crochet, so that I can make some of those gorgeous designs for myself and others.
this is so pretty
I’ve never done tapestry crochet before but I’ve seen it and it is gorgeous! I like how this book has great project and also teaches how to do the tapestry crochet. It looks like it would be an excellent way to learn a new skill. Thank you for doing the review.
Term crochet tapestry is new to me, however the act is not, As i do Graphghans. Love the idea of doing something on a smaller scale.
I really love the patterns here, they are elegant and have a unique feel 🙂
wow, impressive patterns!
I’m going to try this technique out soon.
This looks like a book well worth having. I love the different designs.
This is the next type of crochet I want to try!
So many patterns I would like to give a try.
Now this is a book i could get lost in.
These patterns look wonderful! I may get the book to learn the route map scarf. GORGEOUS!
I love tapestry and this book is a wonderful world of ideas. Thank you.
It’s time for me to learn something new. This looks like it just may be the thing.
I would love to learn tapestry crochet. I have several patterns that i want to try. but i admit to being a bit intimidated.
I really like the different techniques.
Intriguing – have to add this to my list of “next” projects to try.
Tapestry Crochet always produces such beautiful patterns. Definitely something I will learn in the future.
This would be a new skill for me to try – thank you for reviewing Modern Tapestry Crochet.
I love learn more about tapestry crochet. Im sure this book is a good one to start with.
On my book wish list! Great review
Would love to try this. Thanks for the review.
I would like to learn more about tapestry crochet, and this would be a wonderful resource to have
These patterns are so beautiful, I would love to learn how to make them.
On my wish list also!
Thank you for introducing me to this book. I’ve done tapestry on my own for years, and always hesitate to get a book because I don’t know just how useful it will be. With your review, I know this one will be helpful and a pleasure to own.
I need a second how-to book on tapestry crochet since I’m having a hard time learning from the first one I bought! Thanks for bringing my attention to this book.
I’ve been looking into tapestry crochet techniques, this book is right up my alley. Thanks for the review!
Love the review and details you gave about the book. Such intricate looking pattern. Look forward to purchasing my own copy and honing my skill.
Love this book
I think it’s time to try tapestry crochet. I love the look of it. This book sounds wonderful. It sounds like she did a thorough job. The only things missing are yarn and the hook!
Beautiful book! Looks interesting!
This looks like a terrific book. Putting it on my wish list.
Thank you for such a thorough review! I really have desired to attempting tapestry crochet.
Tapestry crochet looks amazing. Maybe this will be the year to do something new!
I am in love with this tapestry crochet & can’t wait to get this book! I love all of the pattern designs that I have seen from this book & want to learn how to make them. So many wonderful ideas & color combinations!
One day I am going to try this technique.
I have this book and can’t wait to get started!
Thank you for the thorough review!
Those patterns look awesome! I’ll have to be on the lookout for this book!
I love the look of the tapestry crochet pattern. I’ve never tried it but looks awesome to try.
Wow I love these patterns I really enjoy learning new stitches and patterns and these look like something I would enjoy trying.
I just love the beautiful projects in this book. Those slippers are too cute! I love that pattern!
Wow! Great book, I will need to get!
Wow! What a Great book!
Your review of this book makes me (almost) brave enough to give it a try! Thanks for keeping us informed.
I want to learn how to do this! It’s beautiful!
Interesting review. I started doing this kind of crochet 50 years ago without any instruction – good to see the real way and patterns for how to do this in an up to date volume. Thanks for the review
Gorgeous patterns!! Gotta try them one day!
In my Art History course we had learned about some historic tapestries; “Bayeux Tapestry” and also a beautiful series of six tapestries known as the “Unicorn Tapestries.” I had never considered making anything remotely like those, let alone anything called a tapestry. With the help of this book I believe I will be able to do just that. This book is on the top of my wish list!
I can’t wait to get my hand on this book. So many beautiful projects.
thank you for the review, it’s so good to have my eyes opened to good things to know!
I always thought this was a difficult crochet. Think i will try now
Wow! Love love love! Thanks for the review.
Beautiful patterns. I can’t wait to learn tapestry crochet
Thanks for this review and for introducing me to tapestry crochet — I will have to get this book and try my hand at it.
Love these patterns. A new technique I’d like to try
Tapestry crochet looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks for the thorough review! This book looks wonderful. I love the patterns; definitely a challenge I’m up for!