As a long time crocheter and knitter, I have never been adventurous enough to branch out into the art of designing my own patterns. This book is actually a confidence builder for a person like me. The instructions are clear and the templates the author supplies are very useful (and welcome), also she gives permission to copy them for personal use.
There are also some great patterns to make with techniques that can carry through for a new designer. Instructions are clear for everyone.
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