Introducing a wonderful softcover book filled with beautifully embellished designs from our own director of fashion and design, Cari Clement.
Bead, Embroider, Fringe, and More: 28 Stunning Designs to Make Using Caron International Yarn
by Cari Clement
Retail Price: $19.95/$24.95 Can.
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144 pages, full-color photos throughout
St. Martin's Press
A wide variety of decoration and embellishments adorn the beautifully-crafted crocheted garments and accessories in this book conceived by Cari Clement. Two of the hottest fashion trends in recent years, both embellishing and crochet have emerged as sophisticated fashion influences. If you ever wanted to try your hand at either you’ll be thrilled with the delightful and appealing designs in Embellished Crochet.
Clear, illustrated instructions for all the embellishments, with concise explanations and detailed step-by-step photos, plus complete directions for making every fabulous sweater, wrap, bag and more, are included. Each type of embellishment is shown in full-color stunning close-up photography, with charts and stitch diagrams to demonstrate every step along the way. All of the amazing designs, from the simple to the more complex, are worked in widely available Caron Yarn.
Q&A with Cari Clement: “Embellishing” means something different to so many people ..."
Cari Clement, Director of Fashion and Design for Caron International
Having learned to knit at the age of 8 from her “Madame Defarge” mom, Cari’s been involved in fiber arts ever since. She’s a self-taught crocheter and can’t recall when she learned, but it was in the 60s. Cari’s degree is a BS in Home Economics, Fashion Marketing focus and, before graduation, she attended the Sorbonne in Paris, France and did independent study on British and French designers and retailers. In 1971, she was one of the youngest managers of a fabric store, eventually owning her own fabric and yarn store in the late 70s After moving to NYC in the early 80s, Cari first approached Family Circle with her designs. Nora O’Leary, the editor, picked two and the rest is history. From designing to owning a yarn shop in Brooklyn to owning Bond America, a knitting machine manufacturing company, anything having to do with knitting or crochet has been a life-long passion.