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Of Sheryl Thies and how much I love her work / Sheryl Thies ed il mio amore per il suo lavoro

Do you know designer Sheryl Thies? Last year I purchased both her books about Tunisian crochetGet Hooked on Tunisian Crochet and Tunisian Crochet Encore, and I completely fell in love with her neat, clever designs.
Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet is, in my opinion, the ideal book for those who just learnt Tunisian crochet and want to know the technique better in a stimulating way. It contains pretty easy patterns (you can preview 'em here), which are lovely for more expert users who want to relax a bit, too.
Tunisian Crochet Encore, Sheryl's second book about Tunisian crochet, contains patterns (preview here) that are a bit more complex, e.g. items that are made working in the round or with short rows. It's very interesting for crocheters who want to try their hand at something new. I think this is the perfect follow-up to the first book.
What I love about Sheryl's designs is that she doesn't try to make her items look like knitted ones: they're Tunisian crochet accessories, and it shows! Another thing I love about the clothing is that they're all practical itemssomething you can really wear in everyday life. Plus, she often uses ingenious constructions, so making these accessories is basically lots of fun.
 
Conoscete la designer Sheryl Thies? L'anno scorso ho acquistato entrambi i suoi libri sull'uncinetto tunisinoGet Hooked on Tunisian Crochet e Tunisian Crochet Encore, e mi sono innamorata dei suoi modelli puliti e intriganti.
Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet è, a mio avviso, il libro ideale per chi ha appena imparato l'uncinetto tunisino e vuole conoscere meglio la tecnica in modo stimolante. Contiene modelli piuttosto semplici (anteprima qui), divertenti anche per chi ha più esperienza e si vuole rilassare un po'.
Tunisian Crochet Encore, il secondo libro di Sheryl sull'uncinetto tunisino, contiene modelli (anteprima qui) un po' più complessi, come capi lavorati in tondo o che utilizzano righe accorciate. E' un testo interessante per chi vuole cimentarsi in qualcosa di nuovo. Penso sia davvero il seguito perfetto al primo libro.
Quello che amo dei modelli di Sheryl è che la designer non cerca di farli sembrare realizzati a maglia: sono accessori ad uncinetto tunisino, e si vede! Un'altra cosa che apprezzo dei suoi capi di abbigliamento è che sono pratici, capi che si possono davvero indossare nella vita di tutti i giorni. In più, la designer spesso utilizza costruzioni ingegnose, quindi realizzare questi accessori fondamentalmente è molto divertente.

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